Just months in existence, funding has already become an issue for the Diversity Health Center.
Although the birth of a new child is expected to trigger happiness and excitement, the experience leads some mothers to grief and despair.
The Coastal Georgia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program was recognized at a recent statewide conference for its performance and initiatives to enhance the prosecution of elder abuse cases.
Depending on the cause of dry eyes, the condition may not be cured, but the associated tearing, scratchiness and burning can be managed.
During National Nutrition Month, consumers are encouraged to go 100 percent fad-free and achieve lifelong success through proven, science-based approaches to healthy eating.
Deborah Sales has opened JTPL Medical Coding and Billing Center on South Main Street. The 30-year medical professional recently ventured into the business and instruction of medical coding and billing "to be a part of the change in Hinesville healthcare" and the city's continuing expansion.
Midwife center offers classes
Most of us are aware of how deadly carbon monoxide can be. Few, however, know that new research shows that low-level, long-term exposure may lead to serious, chronic health problems.
Since Texas Governor Rick Perry bypassed his state legislature to enforce mandatory human papillomavirus (HPV) immunizations for female students, a number of other states have jumped on the bandwagon, including Georgia.
Gateway Behavioral Health Services in Liberty County is offering community education classes in March on depression and stress management.
Stop It Now! Georgia program specialist Anne Curtis gave a free community orientation session Friday at the Fraser Center. She spoke to a small group of concerned community workers about the program's public health approach to shifting the burden of prevention and protection away from children to adults and communities who are responsible for children's safety. The event was hosted by Helen's Haven Children's Advocacy Center.
Isn't it funny how we don't mind talking about certain parts of our bodies but are embarrassed to mention other parts?
A bill promoting stem cell research is headed for the Georgia Senate floor after being "favorably reported" by the Senate Committee on Science and Technology last week.
When it comes to choosing a hospital, quality counts, and Liberty Regional Medical Center was recently called among the best by the Georgia Hospital Association's long standing Performance Measuring System, CARE.
Do your eyes ever burn, itch, water, or feel full of sand?
Q: My 5-year-old is the youngest of my three children. Her older siblings, boy/girl twins, clearly outshine her athletically. They're already very skilled at wakeboarding and snow skiing, for example. I think my youngest has decided that because she doesn't measure up to her siblings, she will simply give up. All she wants to do is hang out with me. (I'm not athletic either, but everyone in the family except this one child is physically active.) Furthermore, she is disrespectful to anyone who tries to interest her in trying something new. She ignores the person, acting ...
SAVANNAH - West Rehab & Sports Medicine, a physical-therapy clinic with facilities in Hinesville, Richmond Hill, Pembroke, Berwick, Rincon, Savannah and Skidaway and Whitmarsh islands, recently hosted a ribbon cutting and open-house celebration at the company's new office in Pooler, 122 Pipemakers Circle, suite 209.
BRUNSWICK- The Golden Isles YMCA will host a Wellness Wednesday Lunch and Learn from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, featuring Dr. Tina Mitchell, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist. Her presentation, titled "Menopause and Your Health," will focus on the risks and benefits associated with postmenopausal hormone therapy, the hormonal and physical changes that occur with menopause and treatment options for menopausal symptoms. The Olive Garden will provide lunch at no charge to attendees.
The recent chilly weather has given me a perfect excuse to break out all my soup, stew and chili recipes. For the record, I am a soup fanatic. I can eat soup with every meal all year round - I love it that much. However, my husband and children don't always feel the same way, and I believe that they'd like winter to end as soon as possible.
With so many health-and-fitness regimens, fad diets and master-cleansing crazes out there today, it is hard to know exactly where to get started when it comes to adopting a healthier lifestyle, losing weight and getting in shape.
It's not uncommon to turn to the internet when seeking health and wellness information. However, the World Wide Web is a huge place, where anyone with computer access can post anything they want. It's difficult to know whether information found online is accurate or even safe. This is an issue the team at the 3rd Infantry Division's Health Promotion Office has been working on for more than a year now with the development and launch of their new website, MarneHealth.com.
The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency conducted a cardiopulmonary resuscitation class Saturday for the Community Emergency Response Team. Liberty County's CERT trains volunteers in emergency and medical techniques such as search and rescue, basic fire-fighting and CPR.
SAVANNAH - The annual St. Baldrick's head-shaving and fundraising event will be from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in front of Wild Wing Café in Savannah's City Market.
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.