Experts say it takes 21 days for people to form or change a habit.
CHICAGO -- Being 25 pounds overweight doesn't appear to raise your risk of dying from cancer or heart disease, says a new government study that seems to vindicate Grandma's claim that a few extra pounds won't kill you.
Babysitters caring for children with asthma need extra preparation for a safe, uneventful evening while parents are away, according to the American Lung Association - Southeast Region.
Coastal Manor was awarded My InnerView's Excellence in Action award, a national award recognizing the nursing home's commitment to quality.
The Liberty County Health Department recently conducted a "drive-thru flu clinic" in James A. Brown Park at the Shuman Recreation Center to test how local health and emergency services would coordinate to provide mass vaccines in the event of a pandemic flu crisis.
She works every day to help students live healthier lives, and now Marsha Pierce is receiving recognition for her efforts.
With the annual flu season right around the corner, officials with Winn Army Community Hospital are reminding military family members and retirees to get vaccinated.
Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren signed has proclaimed Oct. 15-19 as Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Week.
Do you want to learn how to save money? Shop for the best food buys? How about finding out if the food you buy is nutritious or not. You can learn these things and earn a certificate from the University of Georgia and the only cost is your time. Contact Alexzine Goosby at your local county extension office at 876-2133 or by email: uge3179@ uga.edu
Eileen Park of Hinesville is ready for the day when she can feel normal again. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1990, she is hoping to receive a new treatment in the near future that may help her lead a more active lifestyle.
Two free volunteer orientations will take place Nov. 7 at the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in downtown Brunswick at 127 F St.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Drug makers pulled cold medicines targeted for babies and toddlers off the market Thursday, leaving parents to find alternatives for hacking coughs and runny little noses just as fall sniffles get in full swing.
Want to avoid the flu bug this year? The best protection you can get is your annual flu shot.
Residents living in the Hinesville area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke.
With so many recent toy recalls due to lead-based paint and materials, parents may be eyeing their child's toybox with anxiety. Often, they look to nurses, environmentalists, and the health department for answers. That's why the Coastal Health District is offering a free lead poisoning workshop called "Lead Poisoning: The Silent Epidemic." The workshop will be held Oct. 26 and is open to area nurses, environmentalists, and other health professionals who want a better understanding of lead and how it impacts children.
Recent winter storms and freezing temperatures canceled many American Red Cross blood drives in the area.
When we think of Valentine's Day, our minds immediately go to chocolate. It is everywhere this time of year. Chocolate
Q: Our 13-year-old son has had an iPod for the past 3 years. We've always made use of the parental restrictions to make sure that he could only access "clean" music, movies and websites. When I recently checked the device, however, I discovered that he's been listening to the most awful and explicit rap music, some of which I would describe as pornographic. Apparently, he's been able to hide this from us for about a year. We have taken away his iPod forever, grounded him until further notice, suspended his video-game privileges and banned violent video games ...
Coastal Manor, a nursing home in Ludowici, recently received a five-star rating from Medicare and a quality award from two statewide health organizations for services provided to its residents.
The Department of Defense is closing its 189 TRICARE service centers at stateside military installations effective April 1.
The Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocate program stepped out with its Dancing with the Stars fundraiser kickoff party Jan. 10 at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites. Prominent local community members will compete in the March 1 event at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Flemington.
It's common this time of year. First come the sniffles, maybe a slight throat tickle and then ... a sneeze! Denial is pointless. Break out the tissues, cough drops and humidifier.
The American Red Cross' "Battle of the Badges" is being waged this year in Liberty County, where local police departments, the sheriff's office, firefighters and EMS workers will compete to see who can recruit the most people in their communities to donate blood.
Fort Stewart's Newman fitness center hosted an aerobicthon on Jan. 11 to build health-and-wellness awareness.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released its implementation plan for the Affordable Care Act's pediatric eye-health benefit.
I came across spelt when doing some research on wheat alternatives. I once read that spelt flour made great pasta, and since my pasta machine had been sitting idle in my cupboard for Lord knows how long, I decided that it was time to give spelt a try.
The American Red Cross is in urgent need of Type O blood. Type O negative is the universal blood type because it can be transfused to any patient who needs blood regardless of their own blood type. It's often used in emergency situations when every minute is critical.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of a woman in Chatham County.
Aaron Hinojo was the first baby born in 2014 at Liberty Regional Medical Center. He arrived at 11:21 a.m. Jan. 1, weighing 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Baby Aaron is the son of Maria Hinojo of Glennville. His maternal grandparents are Manuela and Ramon Hinojo of Glennville.
Liberty Regional Medical Center plans to construct a 5,000-square-foot adult day health-service center on the Coastal Manor long-term care facility campus in Ludowici.