A recent column in which I said that behavior modification does not work on human beings stirred things up a bit. Not surprising, given that today's parents think discipline is a simple matter of dispensing proper rewards and punishments. They can be forgiven for not knowing that this mistaken notion is only about 50 years old, prior to which people understood that while children should be taught that certain consequences follow certain behaviors, their ...
Like hospitals nationwide, Liberty Regional Medical Center is seeing more and more patients who can't pay, but, according to its chief financial officer, the local hospital is holding its own.
LONG COUNTY - Think heart disease can't affect you? Think again. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. In fact, one in four American women dies of heart disease every year. In 2006 in Long County alone four women died of cardiovascular disease.
The Liberty County Health Department received a 2009 grant from the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health to distribute child restraints and educational information to eligible parents.
The Liberty County Hospital Authority recently bought about an acre of land for $260,000 in hopes of luring a proposed VA clinic to the Liberty Regional Medical Center campus.
Expected state and federal budget cuts present added fears for Gail Smith. The Health Department has been the saving grace for Smith, who depends on reduced-cost prescriptions to help her in her seven-year battle with hypertension. "The cost of insurance and the job situation, a lot of people lost their insurance, something like this is an alternative for people who are in need," said Smith, who goes to the department's office in Hinesville every 90 ...
The Coastal Health District is offering to help area residents buy hearing aids, and it's much needed help, according to Thomas Galey, executive director for the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired.
ATLANTA – Liberty Regional Medical Center perinatal unit charge nurse Jan St. John received the Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the Georgia Hospital Association's annual Hospital Heroes Award luncheon last month in Atlanta.
Help a Child Smile will visit the Liberty County Division of Family and Children Services at 9 a.m. this coming Tuesday.
ATLANTA - A smoking ban in one Colorado city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations, according to a new study that is considered the best and longest-term research to show such a link. The rate of hospitalized cases dropped 41 percent three years after the ban of workplace smoking in Pueblo, Colo., took effect. There was no such drop in two neighboring areas, and researchers believe it's a clear sign the ban was responsible.
It's interesting to hear the different answers you get when you ask folks what the best things about Christmas are.The large majority of answers revolve around family and friends and sharing the holidays with them. This was certainly true in a recent worldwide Internet poll. Family was the No. 1 answer for almost half of all participants, with enjoyment of the time off for the holidays the next favorite, following closely behind were the ...
The Coastal Health District's Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening Initiative has funds available for the purchase of hearing aid devices for infants and children who meet certain qualifications. The Coastal Health District is comprised of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.
ATLANTA - Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's top killer by 2010, part of a trend that should more than double global cancer cases and deaths by 2030, international health experts said in a report released Tuesday. Rising tobacco use in developing countries is believed to be a huge reason for the shift, particularly in China and India, where 40 percent of the world's smokers now live.
A public information campaign promoting HIV testing in the United States recently won the 2008 National Public Service Announcements Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Created by the Kaiser Family Foundation, HBO, the National Basketball Association and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, the winning PSA encourages viewers to get tested using famous people in a spectular promotion.
Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe. The Food and Drug Administration said last month it was unable to identify any melamine exposure level as safe for infants, but a top official said it would be a "dangerous overreaction" for parents to stop feeding infant formula to babies who depend on it.
The Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Kiwanis Club organized a 5-kilometer run Saturday to raise money for the organizations' causes. More than 100 runners participated.
Dr. Robert Simmons Jr. and associates recently announced that Dr. Michael S. Parr joined them at Hinesville Smiles.
The city of Walthourville recently was selected by the Georgia Municipal Association to receive an Employee Health Promotion and Wellness Incentive Grant. The grants are awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellness of city employees and family members.
Due to the government shutdown, Fort Stewart's annual drive-through flu-shot clinic has been rescheduled for Oct. 16-17.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 7, the Fort Stewart PX Refill Pharmacy will fill all new prescriptions from civilian providers in addition to continuing to serve as the primary refill prescription pick-up location. This change should decrease customers' wait time at the Winn Army Community Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy, which will continue filling prescriptions for patients seen at Winn ACH.
Dr. Mark Manocha of the Georgia Eye Institute held a ribbon cutting, grand opening and open house Sept. 24 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at 741 Weeping Willow Drive in Hinesville.
BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle will provide screenings at several area locations in October. All mammograms require a physician's order. Insurance is accepted, and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.
October finally is here, and a little chill has crept into the air. Shut off the air conditioning, fling open the windows and let fall find its way inside. If you haven't already, go dig out the light jackets and the Halloween decor and get into the spirit.
Howard Family Dental recently announced that Dr. Sophia Khan joined their Hinesville practice.
A new Army Wellness Center officially opened at Fort Stewart this week with a ribbon cutting by 3rd Infantry Division and Stewart-Hunter Commander Maj. Gen. John "Mike" Murray, Winn Army Community Hospital and Stewart-Hunter Medical Activity Command Commander Col. Kirk Eggleston, Winn Preventative Medicine Chief Lt. Col. Shannon Ellis, Wellness Center Director Megan Amadeo and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center manager John Gaddy.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce last week welcomed a new doctor's office to Long County.
The weather still may feel like summer, but flu season is here, and it's never too early to get vaccinated.
In its first year, the Healthy Hinesville 5K Run/Walk event brought out almost 100 community members, including several groups, to support mental-health awareness. The Sept. 7 event, which fell on a beautiful, sunny morning, raised $2,205 for patients at Georgia Regional Hospital.
When I was growing up, the change of season from summer to fall meant many things. The air would start to turn chilly, the vibrant fall foliage would make an appearance, and apples were in abundant supply.
Fitness enthusiasts tested their strength during "The Rock," a powerlift and bench-press competition Saturday at the 4th Brigade Combat Team fitness center on Fort Stewart.