Ever wondered why Noah didn't swat those two annoying mosquitoes that buzzed onto the ark? Residents in South Georgia likely would not miss the biting insects which are known to transmit such diseases as west Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis.
As of Thursday, military commissaries had not been affected by the massive Wright County egg voluntary recall, Defense Commissary Agency food safety officials reported.
Soldiers and families of the 188th Infantry Brigade attended a Family Health Awareness Day at Fort Stewart last week as part of a directive by Maj. Gen. J. Michael Bednarek, commanding general of First Army Division East. First Army Division East is the brigade's headquarter division at Fort Meade, Maryland.
Pembroke residents could soon get a break on prescription drug costs under a new city program that will provide free discount cards.
Q: My nearly 8-year-old son made fun of our next-door neighbor's biracial daughter's skin color. The minute he realized how wrong he was, he became very upset and tried to go back and apologize but the girl had locked herself in her room and wouldn't even talk to her mother. My son then wrote her a very moving apology. I feel his remorse but am baffled as to how to discipline this. He has said he wants to be grounded until school starts but that is hard to implement with so many activities. The ironic thing is ...
I am always amazed at how many parents wait until after school has started before they bring their children into the health department or doctors' offices for vaccine updates. This places children at a disadvantage and adds extra confusion to a time when they already are uncertain and bewildered. Kids have a tough enough time finding their classrooms and figuring out who their teachers are. And then there is the class time and information they miss while they're out getting their immunizations.
SAVANNAH - With the start of a new school year, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is preparing for the fourth annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies Conference. The conference will be Monday-Friday, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, at Savannah's Hyatt Regency hotel. This year's event will focus on charting the course through prevention, treatment and recovery.
Elise Stafford, director of Coastal Manor long-term skilled nursing facility in Ludowici, recently was accepted into the Georgia Hospital's Association Leadership Class of 2010-11.
VENICE, La. - Seafood from some parts of the oil-fouled Gulf of Mexico has been declared safe to eat by the government, based in part on human smell tests. But even some Gulf fishermen are questioning whether the fish and shrimp are OK to feed to their own families.
NEW YORK - Over the long term, a low-carbohydrate diet works just as well as a low-fat diet at taking off the pounds - and it might be better for your heart, new research suggests.
Children 4 years and older entering Georgia schools for the first time or who have been out of the school system for a year must have health screenings.
Uninsured adult smokers who want to kick the habit can now turn to the Liberty County Health Department for help.
The Coastal Health District will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with a picnic for WIC participants from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Liberty County Health Department's WIC clinic in Hinesville. The clinic is at 1183 W. Bultman Ave.
Want some nutrition in a nutshell? Dietary experts say adding pecans to a balanced diet is beneficial.
WASHINGTON - Some major health insurance companies will no longer issue certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law, state officials said Friday.
Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital is on its way to achieving a coveted baby-friendly designation. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program launched in 1991, encourages hospitals to offer the best care for new families and encourage breast-feeding. To achieve the program's baby-friendly designation, hospitals must successfully implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.
J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide affordable health-care services to the Savannah community, recently promoted Dr. Michael Adams to chief medical officer.
At Canyon Ranch Institute, a short quote on the wall of the offices serves as a call to action. One of the CRI team members heard it at a reunion many years ago, and it stuck with us: "Friends are medicine."
The Miniature Masterpieces art show will hang in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery as part of the annual fall show and silent auction.
The American Red Cross likes to remind eligible donors that it's never too late - or too early - to make blood donation a lifelong habit.
The Liberty County Health Department now has flu vaccines available through injection and nasal spray for $28.
STATESBORO - Members of the Georgia Southern University Pandemic Influenza and Emergency Infectious Disease Committee met last week to discuss community and campus preparedness and response related to infectious diseases such as the ebola virus and influenza.
The Jesup Air Evac Lifeteam base, which provides air medical service and access to health care for those who live in medically underserved areas, recently was selected as the company's national base of the year. Senior Program Director Donald Mixon and members of the crew accepted the award at a national banquet Sept. 6 in St. Charles, Missouri.
Jonell Bacon-Seward, an employee at the Liberty County Health Department and a clerk for Women, Infants, and Children, recently won the 2014 WIC Customer Service Award for the Coastal Health District.
Working in conjunction with Bryan County and the Bryan County Family Connection, Gateway Behavioral Health Services recently launched mental-health and addictive-disease treatment services for children and adults in Bryan County.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University and South University are entering into a partnership designed to help local students pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree without having to leave the Savannah area.
I've lived in Savannah for just over 10 years, and I feel really grounded in the city because I'm out and about frequently, riding my bike, walking, visiting the Forsyth Farmers Market or taking a break in one of our city's beautiful squares.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University School of Nursing recently was chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first white coat ceremonies.
The leaves have yet to change color, but there's already a virus circulating this fall that has sent children in 21 states to the hospital with severe respiratory illness.
I've spoken at several conferences in the past year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was that features of the so-called teenage brain are largely responsible for the self-centered, irrational, moody, rebellious behavior now associated with adolescence.