The Nu Rho Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority recognized World AIDS Day Saturday by holding a two-hour WAD program featuring local youth performers, including the Silent Praise group from Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, the Midway Chorus and the Midway Step Team.
With blood donations at such low levels that the Red Cross can currently supply only one fourth of Georgia hospitals' demand for blood, an urgent call for donors has been issued by the humanitarian organization.
America has a population of more than 300 million people. This country's population is a melting pot from varied races and cultures.
ATLANTA -- Obesity rates in U.S. women seem to be staying level, and the rate in men may be hitting a plateau now, too, according to a new government report released Wednesday. With more than 72 million Americans counted as obese, adult obesity rates for both sexes seem to be holding steady at about 34 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The rates are still too high, said Mark ...
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting consumers about a nationwide recall of some biscotti that could be dangerous to people with allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients.
The importance of Hospice: Terri Lessnau, manager of public relations for Hospice Savannah spoke during the Rotary meeting Nov. 13. Lessnau talked about the importance of hospice when someone has reached the final stages of their life. Hospice Savannah is a community based non-profit organization. Lessnau herself got involved with hospice when her grandmother became very ill and was in hospice. "Hospice is vital not only for the patient but also for the family," Lessnau ...
Despite the proven benefits of hand washing, too many people don't practice this habit as often as they should - even after they've used the bathroom.
Although most food-borne disease outbreaks don't normally occur during the holidays, the types of foods used and food practices during that time can increase the risk for food-borne illness.
Food service establishments are inspected four times a year in Liberty County. The purpose of making inspections is to determine compliance with the Rules Of Department Of Human Resources Public Health, Chapter 290-5-14 Food Service. The scores are from inspections performed by environmentalist of Liberty County Environmental Health Department. The county manager of the Environmental Health Department is Linus R. Woodard.
Two cases of MRSA have been identified in the Liberty County schools, officials announced this afternoon. The schools affected are Bradwell Institute and Joseph Martin Elementary.
The Kroger Co. is recalling Kroger brand 16 oz. Light Caesar Salad Dressing with a Sell By date of May 09 08, a code of SA7221 and a UPC number: 0 11110-71765 8 on the back label.
The Liberty County Health Department recently hosted a successful silent auction benefit to support the Southeast Georgia Affiliate of the Komen Foundation for the Cure, which works to prevent, treat and cure breast cancer.
Staph infections, like rumors, can spread widely under certain circumstances. The Liberty County School System has had plenty of rumors, but no confirmed cases of staph infection. School officials are monitoring the situation, encouraging handwashing and emphasizing the normal, required cleaning and disinfection of schools. Interim School Superintendent Harley Grove said, "We have sent information to all schools about precautions to take and those measures are being taken. Our M & O (maintenance and operations) ...
Liberty Regional Medical Center staff is taking a look at how they operate and how the institution is viewed by the community.
Long County resident Angela Hartley recently joined the staff of the Long County Health Department.
The Georgia Department of Public Health is offering a free four-week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
Shirley Frasier plans to leave her position as a Fort Stewart public-health nurse this year after providing care and services to military families for more than 33 years. She feels it is finally time to retire.
There's a ray of hope on the horizon for 9-year-old Saniyah Joseph, who has been fighting aplastic anemia, a disease that affects her bone-marrow functions, for a year.
In my household, Thanksgiving is the only time of year where dinner leftovers are not only eaten - they are treasured. For the most part, I think people enjoy the conquest of dividing up and conquering what is left of the Thanksgiving bird just as much as they do eating it the first time around.
JESUP - Jesup Health and Rehab, a member of the Mission Health family of health-care communities, earned tier II recognition as part of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living's Quality Initiative Recognition Program by reducing staff turnover by at least 15 percent and reducing the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs by at least 15 percent.
The mother of a 4-year-old boy shared an interesting story with me the other day. At age 2, her son began chewing meat to the point where it became liquid, but would not swallow. The parents became worried and began attempting various means of persuading him to swallow. Nothing worked, which increased the parents' anxiety and, likewise, the energy they put into the swallowing project.
The American Diabetes Association and Sk8 City will have a fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Sk8 City, 4 Towne Center Court in Pooler, to raise awareness for curing type 1 diabetes during American Diabetes Month.
The Disloyal Few Motorcycle Club in Hinesville organized a bike run Nov. 2 to benefit Mason Tiner, an 8-year-old who was burned in a backyard fire in 2011.
The cold and flu season is upon us. In our house, we have already battled a bout of pneumonia with our youngest child and a slew of miscellaneous fevers and coughing fits throughout the family. Any time anyone is sick in our house there is only one thing they turn to for comfort - chicken
Dr. Jody Pittman and the Professional Eye Care team recently purchased a Carl Zeiss Cirrus 5000 High Definition Optical Coherence Tomographer.
The American Legion Post 321 of Midway hosted the Operation Local Support 5K run on Nov. 2 to raise funds for holiday food baskets. These baskets are given out each year during Thanksgiving to needy military and community families of Liberty County. Baskets include a complete turkey dinner that can feed six to eight people. Last year, Post 321 provided baskets to about 40 needy families and plans to raise enough money to support 80 families this year.
WAYCROSS - The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia's Waycross practice has been awarded the gold seal of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
SAVANNAH - Dr. Steven L. Carpenter, a physician and teacher at Memorial University Medical Center, is the 2013 recipient of the J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award. The award honors a Georgia member or fellow in the American College of Physicians for outstanding teaching activities related to medical students and house staff.
Col. Kirk Eggleston, commander of Stewart-Hunter Medical and Dental Activity and Winn Army Community Hospital, was the guest speaker for the Hinesville Rotary Club meeting-luncheon Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn.
Ronda Rich not only carried on a family tradition of finding humor in life's challenges, she made a career of it.