The Hinesville Rotary Club welcomed Dr. Ronald Finger, an anti-aging expert, author and board-certified plastic surgeon, to its Jan. 15 meeting, held at The La Quinta Inn in Flemington.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has settled on a proposal that could allow lawmakers to avoid voting directly to extend a high-profile hospital tax that helps provide a significant part of state health-care spending.
Natalie Taylor, a Liberty County High School graduate who now is a junior at the University of Georgia, traveled to Lima Peru on Dec. 15-23 to assist with a Medlife Mobile Clinic.
NEW YORK - Only a 10 percent chance of showers today, but a 70 percent chance of flu next month.
Diet and exercise are synonymous with a healthy lifestyle. When coupled with routine exercise, a healthy diet is even more effective at sustaining long-term health.
Liberty Regional Medical Center's newest physicians were hailed during a Dec. 20 ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at the LRMC office building. The event was sponsored in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. A crowd of hospital administrators, doctors, medical staff and community members filled the office building's lobby to greet the new doctors.
It's a brand new year - welcome to 2013! Tis the season for making - and often breaking - New Years' resolutions. Resolutions often don't turn out the way we intend. Why is it our good intentions often turn into epic failures?
An often-cited line of a Robert Burns poem asserts that "the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry."
ATLANTA - Georgia Hospital Association officials say the industry has agreed on a plan that calls for extending and tweaking an expiring hospital tax scheme that provides a key chunk of state health-care spending.
NEW YORK - From the Rocky Mountains to New England, hospitals are swamped with people with flu symptoms. Some medical centers are turning away visitors or making them wear face masks, and one Pennsylvania hospital set up a tent outside its ER to deal with the feverish patients.
ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston is turning up the heat as state lawmakers consider whether to extend a high-profile hospital industry tax that generates more than $600 million for state health care spending.
The Health Squad, comprised of associates in the Liberty College & Career Academy Healthcare Science Program, recently made presentations to elementary-school students.
WASHINGTON - Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
A few weeks ago, I committed to two spring races, and boy, is it a good thing I did.
When a patient elects to surgically correct a bunion deformity, both the physician and patient invest so much time and energy. In addition to performing the bunion correction, the physician analyzes angular deformity and chooses from different surgical-procedure options to fit the patient and the patient's expectations. Moreover, the patient makes a commitment to rest the operated-on extremity and wear protective devices religiously for several weeks. Sometimes, this even requires the patient taking time off from work.
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.