AUGUSTA - The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations has designated Georgia Regents Medical Center as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, making it the only hospital in Georgia and one of fewer than 20 hospitals nationwide to achieve this designation.
With shrinking education budgets, it often can be difficult to get the latest technological gadgets and equipment into the classroom. This especially is true when that technology is not widely used in schools and doesn't really conform to the traditional classroom environment, in which students most often are seated at desks for the day.
When I'm running on Saturday, I won't just be running for appearance's sake - I'll be running for what's inside.
Q: Our 17-year-old is a highly spoiled underachiever. As a junior in high school, he's failing two classes and borderline in the rest. We know that his problems are largely due to our parenting style. We read your book on teens and have made some progress, but we're feeling a sense of urgency. We're ready to do some drastic things. Where do you think we should start?
Fifteen physicians with SouthCoast Medical Group, which provides services in Hinesville, Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill and Rincon, have been ranked among the top physicians in the nation by Patients' Choice.
AUGUSTA - A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will help Georgia Regents University continue its efforts to diversify Georgia's health-care workforce.
Endodontics is a dental speciality that deals with treating the pain associated with tooth infection and/or injury. Since Liberty County is a rural community, certain dental specialities are not always widely available. Due to high demand at its Richmond Hill location, Coastal Endodontics, the office of Dr. Christopher S. Lea, DDS, is opening a second office in Hinesville at the end of this month.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University has been selected by the Medical Association of Georgia as the Savannah area's year-round prescription-drug drop-off location.
ATLANTA - The Kroger Co. Atlanta Division is recalling select in-store made Bakery Mardi Gras King Cake Cinnamon because it may contain pecans not listed on the label.
A healthy diet plays a significant role in a person's overall health. Without a healthy diet, men and women are more susceptible to disease and other potentially harmful ailments.
A Winn Army Community Hospital primary care medical clinic has earned the highest possible certification by an outside health care accreditation organization.
Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and family members worked up a sweat during a recent four-hour fitness challenge promoting health and wellness. The event drew about 100 people, all of whom exercised simultaneously throughout the day.
In a time of absurd fad diets, TV infomercial weight-loss plans, extreme workout regimens and drugstore cure-alls, it's easy to get wrapped up in a constant search for the next best thing on the weight-loss journey.
After a tumultuous few weeks knocked me off my running game during the holidays, I wasn't sure how to proceed leading to my Feb. 9 half-marathon, so I solicited expert advice.
WASHINGTON- International scientists who last year halted controversial research with the deadly bird flu say they are resuming their work as countries adopt new rules to ensure safety.
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.
Due to a ruptured pipe and flooding, the staff of Marne Behavioral Health on Fort Stewart temporarily moved from its location at 206 Harmon Ave. to the second floor of the new liberty wing at Winn Army Community Hospital. Patients will be seen there until further notice.
ATLANTA - Checking the status of family benefits is becoming more convenient in Georgia. Families receiving food stamps, Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families now can view notices online regarding their benefits by logging in to a "My COMPASS" account. The online service is designed to increase the level of access families have to the status of their benefits and keep them informed of any information necessary to renew their benefits.
Frigid temperatures topped news reports the first part of the week as snowstorms blew across the country. Severe winter weather has the potential to affect many people, even in the Southeastern Georgia. According to a news release from Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges, a storm in January 2011 delivered a thick layer of snow and ice that shut down transportation in parts of Georgia for five days, affecting 70 percent of the state.
As opportunities for female soldiers emerge in the Army, the need for a standardized mentor program is greater than ever. To address this need, the 3rd Infantry Division hosted its inaugural Female to Female mentor program kick-off Friday morning at the Main Post Chapel.
Staff Sgt. Kimby Hilton and her husband Sgt. 1st Class Michael Hilton welcomed their first baby, a girl, on Jan. 2 at Winn Army Community Hospital. Baby Hilton was the first WACH baby of 2014. No babies were born at the hospital on New Year's Day.
Georgia-based Davis Creations is hosting a fundraiser for the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 15-16 in the hospital lobby. All goods, including costume jewelry and scarves, will cost just $6.
Curves of Hinesville recently announced it is offering Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels. The cutting-edge total-body workouts pair the Curves circuit strength-training machines with functional body-weight-based exercises that Michaels said will ramp up metabolism and transform physiques.