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.
The holidays can be an expensive time of year. Shoppers often overspend and rack up a considerable amount of debt by using credit cards or taking out payday-type loans.
For many people, thoughts of the holiday season bring to mind food - and lots of it.
The plethora of fitness options available these days can make it tough for exercise enthusiasts to choose a routine and stick to it. Those seeking a less traditional method for burning calories may steer clear of the treadmill or the elliptical machine in favor of a group activity or class such as yoga, pilates or even Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program.
Abundant Life Worship Center on Memorial Drive in Hinesville had its annual Health and Wealth Conference on Nov. 15-16. The conference, now in its seventh year, is just one of the many educational programs the Pentecostal church offers as a regular part of its ministry and community outreach.
For most, the holidays are a joyous time of year spent with family and friends, giving and receiving gifts, attending holiday get-togethers and enjoying great holiday meals. But with so much to get done, it's easy to see why this ends up being a stressful time. Get ready to breeze through this holiday season, get a jump on the month and stay a few steps ahead of the game with these handy tips:
Liberty County encourages its government employees to make healthy lifestyle choices and rewards them for doing so. The county's grant-funded L.I.V.E. Well program combines healthy eating, exercise and education while stressing the importance of volunteering and regular health screenings. Employees who participate rack up "points" they can exchange for prizes.
It's taken a lot of goading to get me out of bed during the past couple weeks.
Hinesville kindergartener R.J. Freeman, 6, loves to play outside with his sister Mary, 3.
SAVANNAH - Authorities in Chatham County say a rabid cat has bitten or scratched 9 people and two dogs.
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While not showering would be the worst mistake of all, here are six ways to have a better (and cleaner) shower:
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