The Georgia Department of Community Health will lift its freeze on PeachCare for Kids enrollment next month.
Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed Senate Bill 96 into law that provides the option for companies in Georgia to drug test employees using an onsite rapid result saliva test.
The Food and Drug Administration recently upheld its policy banning gay men from donating blood, despite complaints from national blood organizations that the rule is discriminatory and outdated.
The Liberty County Health Department, in conjunction with Liberty County Family Connections, has created a new initiative aimed at slowing the rate of premature birth among military mothers.
Tobacco in any form is deadly, which is why health professionals urge you to make World No Tobacco Day count by educating yourself and everyone around you on the dangers of this substance.
High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, according to studies supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Here is a list of food service establishments and the ratings they received from the Liberty County Health Department for March and April. Scores of 100-90 are excellent, 89-80, satisfactory; 79-70, marginal and 60-0, unsatisfactory.
A widely used diabetes pill raises the risk of heart attacks and possibly death, according to an analysis that reveals what some experts are calling another Vioxx-like example of the government failing to protect the public from an unsafe drug.
Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe recently signed a proclamation declaring May 24 Healthy Hero Babies Day. Sponsored by a grant from the Georgia Chapter of the March of Dimes, Healthy Hero Babies is an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of babies born early and/or too small. It also offers programs that focus on education about the signs of pre-term labor, specifically for the care of military dependents and active duty female soldiers who receive little to no care in their first trimester of pregnancy.
A new law signed last week by Gov. Sonny Perdue could help reduce the risk of HIV transmission from mothers to their children.
Coastal Manor Administrator Elise Stafford discusses the importance of planning for long-term care during last week's Hinesville Rotary Club meeting. Liberty Regional Medical Center's nursing home is in Ludowici. She told Rotarians that "having a will, living will or a durable power of attorney for healthcare," along with long-term health insurance, are the best ways for people to prepare for a time when they may need assisted living or in-home care. Rotary President Dave Sapp is at right, listening.
ATLANTA - In 2004, Georgia was ranked eighth in the nation for AIDS' cases with a total of 28,248 affected individuals, many of them aged 25-44.
By Dr. David Hess
Here are some places to turn when you need help and support with health related issues:
Living Independence for Everyone Inc. helps people with disabilities by providing independent living-skills training and home modifications.
A Bryan County man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.
ATLANTA - Contrary to popular belief, house calls are not a thing of the past. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, on behalf of State Health Benefit Plan, will offer house calls to all SHBP members enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan with the help of a contracted vendor, Matrix Medical Network.
BRUNSWICK - The sleep management center at the Southeast Georgia Health System's Brunswick campus recently earned a five-year reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, validating the center's commitment to providing quality care.
The Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America recently recognized Southeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Gary R. Colberg for his commitment and dedication to young people.
JESUP - Wayne/St. Joseph's/Candler Medical Group recently secured the services of cardiologist Dr. Gary Stern for the Jesup and Southeast Georgia areas.
JESUP - Student leaders at Wayne County High School recently educated their peers on the importance of injury prevention and shared data related to young children's emergency-room visits.
ATLANTA - The Association County Commissioners of Georgia and the Coast2CoastRx program save residents $4.6 million on their prescriptions with the Coast2Coast Rx card, a free discount prescription initiative.
Two years ago, I woke up knowing it was the day of my dreaded annual health checkup. I got my son Corey up for school.
The Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services crew works unpredictable shifts, watches the sun set and rise in one shift and witnesses horrible things while working, yet these paramedics and EMTs still love their jobs.
BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System Auxiliaries recently named Elena "Lea" Taylor and Pearl Sophia Stephen as the volunteers of the quarter at the Brunswick and Camden campuses, respectively, during their quarterly auxiliary luncheons.
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