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.
The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging will conduct meetings to provide an overview of Older Americans Act programs and services, and to seek input from the public on the development of the fiscal year 2012-2015 area plan for senior-citizen services.
Medical personnel from Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital partnered with colleagues from Liberty County Health Department to fight the flu last week.
CHICAGO (AP) - People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders on the street as those in better-off white neighborhoods, according to a study that found the reasons go beyond race.
SAVANNAH - The Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has announced the availability of grant funding for 2013-14 to increase breast-cancer education, screening, treatment and support services in our local community.
Q: When my 3-year-old son misbehaves, I generally take things away from him and he generally responds well. One lingering problem is that he tends to react physically when he's mad at a classmate instead of talking it out and letting the teachers intervene. We have all encouraged him to use words when he's angry, but he doesn't seem to get it. Today he bit a classmate (the second time in a year this has ...
Richmond Hill Pharmacy will hold its ninth annual health fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at 2409 Highway 17.
Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital collaborated with Liberty Regional Medical Center and Liberty and Long county health departments' promotion teams to host a community health exposition June 1 at the Shuman Recreation Center.
Nutritionists often stress the importance of avoiding food late at night, when a hearty meal or even an unhealthy snack can make it hard to get a good's night sleep. Dining late at night also may make it harder for the body to break down food, which then is likely to be stored as fat and cause unwanted weight gain.
Summer quickly is approaching, which means that mosquito activity soon will become more widespread. Mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus, which can cause mild to serious illness. The best way to prevent WNV is to avoid mosquito bites.
My pup's hunting instincts have pushed my physical activity beyond the lazy comfort zone I've been sitting in for about the past month, and it's a wonderful thing.
A teacher and students at Liberty County High School recently were recognized by Liberty County Health Department Nurse Manager Annie Washington for their initiative in aiding the health department with breast-cancer outreach in the community.
American Consultants Rx President Charles Myrick recently announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project, which consists of millions of free discount-prescription cards being donated to thousands of nonprofits, hospitals, schools and churches in an effort to help the uninsured, underinsured and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.
Currently, the Winn Army Community Hospital Emergency Department is accessible only from the entrance off 9th Street. New emergency signs have been posted to reflect the new entrance. The Niles Avenue entrance is closed to begin construction on the two-story, 43,637-square-foot emergency department, which is expected to be completed by fall 2014. It will built on the existing emergency-room parking lot.
Be the Match, an organization that connects patients who have life-threatening blood cancers with potential bone-marrow donors, will host a marrow drive to build awareness from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Historical Dorchester Academy in Midway.
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