BOSTON - People who drank one or more diet sodas each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda, a large but inconclusive study found.
I can only imagine the horror of going to check on your baby or grandbaby to discover him dead and to never understand why this occurred. Yet this happens to one baby every hour of every day and it happens without warning in families of all races, ethnic and socio-economic origins and to seemingly very healthy babies.
ATHENS (AP) - The chancellor of the University System of Georgia says a proposed medical school in Gainesville won't compete with plans to build a Medical College of Georgia campus in Athens.
WASHINGTON -- People should immediately throw away more than 90 different products, from chili sauce to corned beef hash to dog food, produced at a plant linked to a botulism outbreak, the government warned Monday. Castleberry's Food Co. temporarily closed the suspect plant. "You're talking tens of millions of cans that may have been involved," said Robert Brackett, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. The company ...
A makeover for Liberty Regional Medical Center's crowded maternity ward could start soon with financial assistance from lawmakers in the nation's capitol.
Changes are on the way to the health department's "Babies Can't Wait" program but local, district, and state leaders want the public's thoughts on the matter before moving forward.
I recently met a woman from South Carolina who told me all about her health problems. I listened attentively and made no comment about my occupation. But it became hard not to interrupt her, especially since she had so many misconceptions about her health. When the opportunity arose, I tried to gently correct some of her misconceptions but she was convinced of her own wisdom and I gave up. This situation was really hard, especially ...
Liberty County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia to receive one of 39 Employee Wellness Program Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs to enhance the health of county employees and their families.
Do you have a life that is always peaceful and even-keel? If so, I want your secret. Most people experience both good and bad times in a week, hopefully with more laughter than tears. While we can't expect everything to run smoothly every day, we shouldn't expect to stay "in the dumps" either. When "bad" times and feelings last for more than a few weeks or when you have difficulty functioning in your daily life, ...
Immunization requirements for children have changed this year and it is now a requirement that additional doses of some vaccines be given.Parents must make sure they have updated their children's shot records to show these changes before school starts. Effective July 1, all children entering kindergarten, the sixth grade, and any new student (regardless of age) entering the Georgia school system for the first time - or returning to Georgia schools after being out of ...
Special to the CourierJuly 1 marked the second anniversary of Georgia's Smokefree Air Act, and the Department of Human Resources has provided an update and reminder for Georgians about the importance of this law. The primary reason for the enactment of the Smokefree Air Act of 2005 was to reduce secondhand smoke exposure for employees and patrons, particularly children. Smokefree environments make restaurants and public establishments safer, cleaner and more enjoyable. Smoking is prohibited in ...
ATLANTA -- Now that a hard-to-get meningitis vaccine is more plentiful, health experts recommended Wednesday that the shots be given to all children ages 11-18.
There was bad news - and good news - for Diversity Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' recent round of Federally Qualified Health Center grant announcements.
ATLANTA - The number of adults without health insurance jumped by 2 million from 2005 to 2006, according to a new federal report.
The Long County Board of Health had its June meeting Thursday and finances were the key subject on the agenda.
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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