NEW YORK - Scientists reported this week that they have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer, finding four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments, perhaps with some drugs already in use.
WASHINGTON - Millions of seniors enrolled in some of the most popular Medicare prescription-drug plans face double-digit premium hikes next year if they don't shop for a better deal, said a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market.
PEACHTREE CITY - The Georgia Association of School Nurses recently announced the winners of the school nurse of the year awards.
The American Red Cross recently announced that A New Beginning Church would be the presenting partner for next year's Long County Relay for Life.
Thousands of Liberty County residents of all ages are defined as hungry. There are children in this community who have no idea where their next meal is coming from, but there is a community effort working to alleviate that problem.
This month marks the third national observance of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, which was established to help draw the public's attention to the seriousness and side effects of childhood obesity.
There's no better way to teach kids about healthy lifestyles than by setting a good example.
A healthy diet often is mistaken for one that is devoid of desirable foods. But just because a diet is healthy doesn't mean it can't be delicious as well. A few easy modifications to your favorite recipes can make a diet healthier without sacrificing taste.
Approximately 33.9 percent of adults in the United States are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control's website, www.cdc.gov. An additional 34.4 percent are overweight. In 2010, approximately 30.4 percent of Georgians were obese.
One of the greatest ironies of our time: Today's women have inherited from their mothers the freedom to claim authority in the military, corporations, churches, the professions, politics and higher education, but have been persuaded, largely by their own gender, to all but completely abdicate their authority over their children.
Students in Dr. Jana Shields' health, safety and nutrition class at Liberty County High School recently were certified in CPR and first aid. Shields and 13 students participated in a day-long training session with firefighter Casey Hale. At the end of the session, each participant took and passed a skills test.
NEW YORK - A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese - not merely overweight.
NEW YORK (AP) - As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that was introduced in the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.
I estimate that one-fourth of the questions parents ask me involve issues or behaviors that merit little - if any - concern. Some of the "problems" in question are normal to certain stages of development. Others are nothing more than little glitches that will resolve themselves in time (and might develop into real problems if people respond to them as such). And some are reflections of personality (or temperament), which is inborn and therefore fairly fixed, although not immutable. These include things like shyness, which most shy people figure out how to successfully compensate for by early adulthood. Here's a short ...
WASHINGTON - It sounds like good news: Annual premiums for job-based family health plans went up only 4 percent this year.
You may have never heard of endometrial cancer, but it is actually the most common cancer of the reproductive system for women. Although it can ...