The Liberty County Board of Health recently welcomed its newest member, Dr. Judy Scherer. Scherer will serve as part of her role as county superintendent of the Liberty County school system
ALBANY -- Officials from the Southwest Georgia Public Health District say lab tests have confirmed three human cases of West Nile virus in the Albany area.
Liberty County was left without an orthopedist Oct. 16 when Dr. Christopher Vaughn closed Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Having "the talk" with teenagers has never been easy. But in today's society of Internet blogs and social Web sites where misinformation is rampant, getting the facts out to teens is more important than ever.
ATLANTA - The GeorgiaCares State Health Insurance Assistance Program is helping Medicare recipients make informed decisions about which prescription drug and Advantage plan options are best for them.
OMAHA, Neb. - Zapping frozen meals in the microwave may be fast and easy, but it also can make you sick if it's not done properly.
The Liberty County Health Department began giving influenza and pneumonia immunizations Oct. 1. The cost for the flu shot is $25 and the pneumonia shot is $14. Other adult immunizations are also available, including tetanus/diphtheria, the hepatitis series and shingles. Vaccines will be provided during weekday clinic hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and appointments are re- commended. Call 876-2173, extension 202, 203 or 204, to make an appointment. Residents with ambulatory difficulties may call 876-2173, ...
The state medical board has reprimanded and fined a physician at Liberty Regional Medical Center in connection with the 2004 case in which a 40-year-old woman died while awaiting discharge.
ATHENS - More than 3,000 Georgians exercised their way across the state this spring. The miles were logged by participants in the Walk Georgia program, which challenged Georgians to engage in physical activity and log their progress. Registration for the fall program ended Sept. 14, and the program will run until Nov. 1.
LUDOWICI - No one likes being sick. So how can you protect yourself? Get a flu shot. The Long County Health Department, at 59 N. Macon St. in Ludowici, will have two flu shot clinics this year. The first will be from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, inside the health department. The second clinic will be from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, as a drive-through clinic in the parking lot of the health department. ...
Liberty Regional Medical Center is joining the celebration of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week from Sept. 21–26.
ATLANTA - Summer generally brings to mind backyard barbecues and family vacations, but record-high gas prices have put a damper on summer travel plans for many families. The American Red Cross hopes its summer promotion will provide three lucky blood donors a little relief at the pump. Everyone who presents to donate blood or platelets between July 1 and Sept. 30, can enter to win one of three $1,000 gas cards as part of its "Save a Life and See America" promotion.
A nationwide shortage of rabies vaccine has prompted the Liberty and Long county health departments to encourage all residents to take serious precautions against contracting rabies.
ATLANTA - It's going to be a little harder to get a flu shot at some Georgia pharmacies this season.
The February term grand jury is concerned about Liberty Regional Medical Center, as was the previous grand jury … and the one before that.
Halloween is easily one of my favorite holidays - second only to Christmas. The idea of getting to dress up as anything you want and gallivant through the community with family, friends and neighbors to get candy is not only great fun, but always has been special to me. I really enjoy the sense of community that comes with Halloween, especially since it is often the one time of year we get out and see all of our neighbors.
Chronic-disease self-management program leaders' training will be in Richmond Hill.
Richmond Hill Pharmacy recently held its 10th annual health fair. Pharmacists and staff were available to answer attendees' questions and provide health information.
A golf tournament was held Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club to raise money for the Manna House food pantry, which provides food for needy families in Liberty County. Each year, Manna House volunteers distribute baskets stuffed with turkey dinners for Thanksgiving and holiday meals for Christmas.
Keep Liberty Beautiful hosted its annual Rivers Alive cleanup event Saturday to boost the health of the many creeks and waterways in Liberty County.
The Liberty County Health Department will partner with Winn Army Community Hospital for "Go Pink Liberty County Week" through Saturday to raise breast-cancer awareness in the community.
The Liberty County Health Department will hold a drive-thru flu-vaccination clinic from
The fourth annual "Together for Hope" breast and prostate cancer-awareness event was held Saturday at Dorchester Academy in Midway to inform families about the importance of cancer education and to raise money for cancer-awareness organizations.
The Hinesville Fire Department recently joined with the National Fire Protection Association for Fire Prevention Week to remind residents of fire safety. From Oct. 6-12, the fire department provided information to residents about the dangers of kitchen fires and taught them how to prevent fires in their homes.
I have had a love affair with bread for just about as long as I can remember. I recall many childhood meals where my parents had to cut me off from eating any more rolls so that I wouldn't spoil my dinner. There just isn't anything better than warm, crusty bread with butter to accompany a great meal.
The most valuable course I took in high school was typing. I took two semesters of it my sophomore year at Proviso West High School in Hillside, Ill. By the end of the second semester, I was typing between 60 and 70 words per minute on a manual typewriter.
The 21st annual American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraising campaign on Saturday will be held at a new location this year - Skidaway Island State Park. In addition to the existing 5K walk, there will be a 5K run managed by Fleet Feet Sports.
A recent report released by the Department of Health and Human Services finds that Georgia consumers will see increased competition in the health-insurance marketplace.
Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery last month began accepting patients at its new Hinesville office at 600-B E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
Kathrine Patterson has been a fighter her whole life. The Hinesville resident grew up orphaned. She had six children and endured the loss of one. Today, Patterson, 42, still is fighting, but it's to save her own life. She has two meningioma tumors growing on her brain.