LOGAN - Some teenagers may be tempted to try diet shakes and bars and weight-loss supplements to help them obtain their ideal figure, but studies show nothing beats good, old-fashioned diet and exercise.
William Meyer, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University, objects to a recent column of mine in which I recommended that parents move a toddler out of their bed by telling him that "the doctor" said he can't sleep with them any longer (a second child is on the way). In a letter to the editor of the Raleigh News and Observer, Meyer says that this is a lie and "sets up the child to feel an unwarranted anger" toward health-care professionals.
Each year, the holiday season brings mixed feelings for many people when parties, shopping and social responsibilities become intertwined with emotional upsets and worries about expenses associated with giving gifts.
Christmas should be a time of celebration and merriment, but Joshua Berry's parents are currently focused on their son's health.
JESUP - Wayne Memorial Hospital recently added a piece of technology to its operating rooms. With two new general surgeons on board, WMH complied with the physicians' request for equipment needed to conduct a new service, sentinel lymph node biopsies for breast cancer. The Neoprobe Gamma Detection System is in use at Wayne Memorial to offer less invasive, yet highly accurate breast biopsies.
Q: Our 16-year-old son is talking of going to a local community college after high school and living with one of his friends. He says he needs to find a job soon so he can prove to his friend's mom that he is hard-working. I was so shocked I just listened and haven't said how I feel about this whole thing. What would you say to this obviously delusional teen about his grand plans?
Liberty County Regional Medical Center announced the opening of the Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Institute during a Thursday evening grand opening reception.
HomeTown Health, a resource network for rural Georgia hospitals, recognized Liberty Regional Medical Center as the Hospital of the Year in November at its 2010 Annual Conference at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain. LRMC was chosen from among 55 statewide rural hospital members for its achievements as a rural hospital, according to a release provided by the hospital.
Local seniors received help Thursday navigating the intricacies of Medicare Part D's prescription drug program from U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's office and GeorgiaCares representatives. Kingston, R-Ga., sponsored a Medicare Part D workshop at Savannah Technical College's Liberty County campus on Airport Road.
HOUSTON - Stare at a spinning ceiling fan for a while, and it will eventually - just for a moment - appear to spin in the opposite direction. Although this seems like the kind of visual hiccup that might be observed and just as quickly forgotten, the laboratory of Dr. David Eagleman recognizes glitches of visual perception as crucial for understanding the normal function of the brain.
The tragedy of AIDS, says Susan Alt, director of HIV services for the Coastal Health District, is it continues to spread here and worldwide even though it can be prevented.
Through my website, a parent recently asked if children who don't want to continue piano lessons should be forced to stay the course regardless. I answered that I don't approve, generally, of forcing children into activities they don't want to be in. Making a child continue in an activity he doesn't enjoy makes it less likely he will ever again express interest in anything for fear of being forced to continue if he discovers he doesn't like it. Where optional activities are concerned, childhood should be a time of fairly free-form experimentation.
It's that time of year again: flu season. In an effort to avoid the seasonal ailment, Liberty-area residents rolled up their sleeves Thursday at the county health department's drive-through vaccination clinic at Coastal EMC in Midway. Participants paid $25 for the shot that also is available at the health department for the same price.
Dr. Robert M. Patacsil, a board certified general surgeon, has become the second new general surgeon in just over a year signed by Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Wellness Chiropractic Group recently opened its practice in Hinesville at 212 Fraser Drive and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony.
Politicians, health policy leaders and advocates for the elderly gathered in Washington, D.C., on Monday for the White House Conference on Aging.
After 14 years of marriage, my husband and I have finally reached a milestone that we thought would never come: Our oldest child is old ...
When Darya Rose was dieting, a day spent avoiding sweets and eating fruits and vegetables would often end with her hand in a bag of ...
Hundreds of thousands of Americans with kidney failure undergo dialysis treatments to keep them alive. While their reasons for needing the treatment can vary widely ...
Maybe Popeye had it right the whole time.
Walking and breathing without mechanical assistance typically become a struggle for patients who have Pompe disease because of weakened, damaged muscles as they age. Now ...
Summer is full of warm, lazy days perfect for outdoor cookouts, grilled food, refreshing drinks and summer activities made to enjoy with friends and family.
One health advocacy organization has a musical message for fans of sugary drinks: the time to buy the world a Coke is over.
According to the Pew Research Center, 84 percent of American adults now use the Internet, up from 52 percent in 2000. The popularity of the ...
Body image is a difficult topic for women, especially in the summer months when the sweaters and jackets are replaced with shorts, t-shirts, and, most ...
Happiness is having a moment. Long the focus of inspirational life advice like "Don't worry, be happy," it is now the subject of serious ...
Breanna Bond lost weight the old-fashioned way. She ate better food, took walks after dinner and turned down snacks offered during visits to friends' houses.
On a recent Saturday afternoon, we had just finished a day of soccer games and had to hurry to get our oldest daughter ready for ...