The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.
The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia - which aims to provide convenient, comprehensive orthopedic services - opened its new Hinesville office Oct. 30 at 475 S. Main St., Suite A, next to West Rehab.
Q: My 12-year-old grandson has become obsessed with things he wants, including a cellphone (the most expensive, mind you) an iPad and expensive designer jeans.
Members of Liberty County High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently had their second annual Pink Panther Day for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Bring meaning to this year's holiday season by attending Hospice Savannah's 21st annual Tree of Light candle-lighting and memorial gathering.
ATLANTA (AP) - A day after Barack Obama's re-election, Gov. Nathan Deal suggested that he will not implement a Georgia health insurance exchange as part of the 2010 federal health care overhaul that ranks as the president signature legislative achievement.
MACON - Education officials say Mercer University's local nursing program, which begins next fall, is part of a surge of nursing programs in central Georgia.
Inhale. Step. Step. Exhale. Step. Step. You can do this. You've got it. That's the internal monologue I've prepared for Saturday, when I'm in the thick of the Savannah Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon. Since September when I began using an app that tracks my runs, these legs have logged more than 150 miles over more than 28 hours to train for this event. And though I'm grinning thinking about how eager I am to cross ...
The Liberty County Recreational Department offers an aerobics class from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Button Gwinnett Elementary School's gymnasium. It's taught by Cynthia "Rocky" Bell, who has been leading the class for a year and a half and plans to continue as long as she can. Bell said she loves helping people but is not a "health fanatic."
Many people make the mistake of believing that health can be found in the form of a pill. There are seemingly limitless selections of vitamin and mineral supplements available on store shelves these days. A trip to the drug store vitamin aisle can leave shoppers longing for assistance with selecting a simple painkiller. With such a wide selection, it is hard to know which supplements are best and which leave something to be desired.
Button Gwinnett Elementary School has a new set of faces going through the lunch line every year. But one face has been behind the lunch counter for 36 years.
Area residents kept Richmond Hill Pharmacy staff busy Oct. 26 during its annual health fair.
LONDON - Breast-cancer screening for women older than 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, confirming findings in the United States and other studies.
Q: What is the role of a stepparent in parenting teenage step-children? My 19-year-old stepson moved in with us several months ago and is disrupting our marriage. He does what he wants when he wants, and there are no consequences. How does one deal with a child that age when he refuses to follow the rules of the house?
ATLANTA - Experts say Georgia is running out of time to implement its own health-insurance marketplace.
Christopher Deigh attended college with hopes of a successful future and a dream to better himself, but his plans were delayed.
Sixth-grade Lewis Frasier Middle School student Marcel Facey does his work as usual on a Wednesday afternoon during his fourth-period class with science teacher Jeremy Meadows.
It's been more than three weeks since my athletic activities grinded to a halt due to my sprained ankle - but I'm happy to report an adorable new distraction.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in this country for men and women, according to Center of Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System. About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, which means one in four deaths are because of heart disease. The CDC says on its website that early action is key to preventing death from heart disease, but do people know what action to take?
Winn Army Community Hospital's Department of Public Health and Fort Stewart's Dental Activities Command teamed up last month to teach healthy habits to children at Stewart's child-development centers as part of Winn's observance of Month of the Military Child.
Any time I am invited to a party or potluck event that requires a dish, I almost always go with my "famous" meatballs and sauce. This no-fail dish always gets rave reviews from friends and family. Just last weekend I made up a Crockpot full to bring to a work function and they were a hit. I especially look forward to the part where I get to tell people that they are made with turkey ...
Q: I went into my 17-year-old's bedroom to wake him this morning. After some urging, he eventually got up and then told me he hated me. What is the appropriate consequence for this sort of disrespect?
American Nurses Association members representing Liberty Regional Medical Center, Winn Army Community Hospital and Best Care Health Center joined Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday as he signed a proclamation recognizing May 6-12 as National Nurses Week.
BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System's Wellness on Wheels mobile health vehicle will provide screenings during April. Wellness on Wheels provides low-cost and free health screenings, first aid and preventative education to the community at health departments, industries and businesses, health fairs, churches and community events. Services available on the WOW include bone density, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, lab draws, flu shots, health education and more. Additional screenings provided are digital mammograms. ...
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