The American Diabetes Association will be host Diabetes Day at Valdosta theme park, Wild Adventures, on Sept. 22 for all children and teens with diabetes.
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A population that commonly goes unnoticed by the public had the attention of Georgia lawmakers and agency directors Monday night.
The Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive at Coastal Electric Cooperative in Midway will be 2 7 p.m. Aug. 30
In observance of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is encouraging older adults to protect themselves from the flu this year by getting vaccinated with the flu vaccine.
It is amazing how many myths there are about breastfeeding. I can understand how some women get confused, especially when they get so many different stories - from what you can't do to what terrible things breastfeeding will do to your body.
DECATUR - It was 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday and Rafael Gonzalez had already worked up a sweat, wrestling to start a weed trimmer alongside a busy highway just east of Atlanta.
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The Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health confirmed the first two cases of West Nile Virus this year in the state.
Code enforcement representatives from the city of Hinesville will "collect cars" for the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the National Night Out event on the courthouse square.
Accidents can happen to anyone but some have repercussions that are hard to overcome. Eye injuries, for example, can cause permanent damage when simple preventive measures might have completely prevented the problem.
Health officials from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee are investigating possible rabies exposure at the South Atlantic Summer Showdown tournament that took place this month in Spartanburg County, S.C.
A health emergency is happening to someone every hour of every day and along with it often comes the need for blood, say Red Cross officials. While enjoying summer activities and planning vacations, many people forget the need for blood donations persists.
BOSTON - People who drank one or more diet sodas each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda, a large but inconclusive study found.
I can only imagine the horror of going to check on your baby or grandbaby to discover him dead and to never understand why this occurred. Yet this happens to one baby every hour of every day and it happens without warning in families of all races, ethnic and socio-economic origins and to seemingly very healthy babies.
Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital is on its way to achieving a coveted baby-friendly designation. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program launched in 1991, encourages hospitals to offer the best care for new families and encourage breast-feeding. To achieve the program's baby-friendly designation, hospitals must successfully implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.
J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide affordable health-care services to the Savannah community, recently promoted Dr. Michael Adams to chief medical officer.
At Canyon Ranch Institute, a short quote on the wall of the offices serves as a call to action. One of the CRI team members heard it at a reunion many years ago, and it stuck with us: "Friends are medicine."
The Miniature Masterpieces art show will hang in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery as part of the annual fall show and silent auction.
The American Red Cross likes to remind eligible donors that it's never too late - or too early - to make blood donation a lifelong habit.
The Liberty County Health Department now has flu vaccines available through injection and nasal spray for $28.
STATESBORO - Members of the Georgia Southern University Pandemic Influenza and Emergency Infectious Disease Committee met last week to discuss community and campus preparedness and response related to infectious diseases such as the ebola virus and influenza.
The Jesup Air Evac Lifeteam base, which provides air medical service and access to health care for those who live in medically underserved areas, recently was selected as the company's national base of the year. Senior Program Director Donald Mixon and members of the crew accepted the award at a national banquet Sept. 6 in St. Charles, Missouri.
Jonell Bacon-Seward, an employee at the Liberty County Health Department and a clerk for Women, Infants, and Children, recently won the 2014 WIC Customer Service Award for the Coastal Health District.
Working in conjunction with Bryan County and the Bryan County Family Connection, Gateway Behavioral Health Services recently launched mental-health and addictive-disease treatment services for children and adults in Bryan County.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University and South University are entering into a partnership designed to help local students pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree without having to leave the Savannah area.
I've lived in Savannah for just over 10 years, and I feel really grounded in the city because I'm out and about frequently, riding my bike, walking, visiting the Forsyth Farmers Market or taking a break in one of our city's beautiful squares.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University School of Nursing recently was chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first white coat ceremonies.
The leaves have yet to change color, but there's already a virus circulating this fall that has sent children in 21 states to the hospital with severe respiratory illness.
I've spoken at several conferences in the past year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was that features of the so-called teenage brain are largely responsible for the self-centered, irrational, moody, rebellious behavior now associated with adolescence.
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