Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren signed has proclaimed Oct. 15-19 as Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Week.
At first, it's just a feeling that creeps up on you, that achy and tired sensation. Then it hits you.the sore throat, fever and chills. You suddenly realize this horrible feeling is the flu.
The Liberty County Health Department will host a drive-through immunization clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels vehicle will make its Long County debut during the Women's Day on Macon Street at the Long County Health Department, 57 North Macon, St., Ludowici.
BRUNSWICK - Patients in need of outpatient rehabilitation or wound-care services now have a convenient location for treatment without having to travel far from home.
Infants can develop iron-deficiency anemia unless they are breastfed or drink iron-fortified bottle formula for their first 12 months.
The Long County Health Department has a new nurse manager. A 1995 graduate from South Georgia College, Kathy Rowell brings to the job a variety of nursing experiences to include working in a nursing home, public health and as a nurse manager for a home-health agency for multiple counties in southeastern Georgia. The Coastal Health District and Long County Board of Health are pleased to have Rowell as their new manager, and noted her professionalism ...
There are more than 100 different types of cancer in the United States and men have a 50 percent chance of developing some type of the disease during their lifetime.
A Walker Middle School teacher found a dead bat Sept 6 on the ground near a sidewalk on campus, according to Coastal Health District/Long County Health Department Director Dr. W.D. Skelton,.
An assistant professor at Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health is among a group of national researchers who link adequate housing to the health and care of people living with the human immunodeficiency virus.
Here are some upcoming blood drives in our area: Liberty County Oct. 2: 3-8 p.m., First Presbyterian Christian Academy, 308 E. Court St. (Hinesville) Oct. 5: 1-6 p.m., Liberty Regional Medical Center, 462 E.G. Miles Pkwy Oct. 20: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fraser Park, 2002 Shaw Road (Walthourville) Long County: Sept. 28: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Long County DFCS, 59 N. Macon St. Ludowici Bryan County: Oct. 12: 2-7 p.m., Pembroke City Hall, 160 N. Main St. ...
LAWRENCEVILLE - Two more cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Georgia this week, keeping the state - like the rest of country - on pace to have its worst season in years.
JESUP - The Wayne County Hospital held a grand opening Sunday. The event was deemed a great success, and had around 800 people come out to take part in the festivities.
Just about everyone knows smoking is a significant risk factor for many health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, but most don't realize smoking can cause your esophageal sphincter to relax and stimulate stomach acid resulting in gastroesophageal reflux disease.
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer ATLANTA - The number of deaths in the United States rose in 2005 after a sharp decline the year earlier, a disappointing reversal that suggests the 2004 numbers were a fluke. Cancer deaths were also up. U.S. health officials said they believe the drop in deaths seen earlier may have been due to 2004's unusually mild flu season. Deaths from flu and lower respiratory disease jumped in 2005. The ...
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.