We hear a lot about how ultraviolet rays damage our skin, but did you know that these rays also can damage our eyes? Prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause burns to the surface of the eye, and cumulative effects of ultraviolet damage have been linked to cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and a reduced ability to see clearly at night.
Area health departments are asking residents to take precautions to avoid health problems related to the smoky conditions caused by the recent wildfires.
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. The theme for this year's event is "Take the test, take control," and it's great advice for everyone - young and old - who has considered getting tested. Take the test and lift the burden of not knowing where you stand with this virus.
Q: Using the "ticket method" you have described in previous newspaper columns and books, I began my 4-year-old daughter's rehabilitation program this week. When she loses all five of her tickets, she has to spend the rest of the day in her room and go to bed at 7 p.m. instead of 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Keith Cobb, an internal medicine physician at Richmond Hill's Memorial Health practice, on Tuesday signed copies of his 2009 book, "The Grief Survival Handbook: A Guide from Heartache to Healing," at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville. Proceeds from books sales will benefit Hospice Savannah.
Ray Brock of the Cherokee nation prays to the Creator and sings when he walks.
Q: In your book on 2-year-olds, you recommend reading to a child from early on. My problem is that every time I attempt to read to my 16-month-old son, he grabs the book away, closes it or wants to flip the pages himself.
Men's Health Week, which is June 13-19, is celebrated each year just before Father's Day. The purpose of this promotion is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
Dr. Keith Cobb, internal-medicine physician at Richmond Hill's Memorial Health practice will sign copies of his book, "The Grief Survival Handbook: A Guide from Heartache to Healing," from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the education room at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville.
A journalist called me the other day wanting me to make some pithy, erudite comments on the subject of the so-called "stepfamily." I am eminently qualified, I propose, to remark on the subject because I was raised in one, although it was not called a stepfamily back then. We were a family: me, my mother, my stepfather and their two children.
Did you read that Dr. Jack Kevorkian recently died? The descendant of Armenian immigrants, Kevorkian gained fame in the early 1990s when he helped people with illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis commit suicide by injecting themselves with lethal drugs that he supplied.
Liberty County Hospital Authority members on Wednesday discussed the next steps for a proposed adult day care that will be built next to Coastal Manor, Liberty Regional Medical Center's long-term nursing facility in Ludowici.
Q: My son will be 4 years old in a couple of months. He is having problems playing and relating to groups of kids in social situations.
One of my favorite things to do is sit by the pool with my puppy. I enjoy watching my normally very high-spirited little cockapoo as he lies by the water and becomes very calm and still. And his mood is catching; I enjoy the peacefulness as I wonder what little puppies think about.
BRUNSWICK - Georgia school nurses are working to remove asthma triggers from schools, to develop written action plans to safeguard children with asthma and to educate teachers, staff and parents about the symptoms and treatment of the chronic condition.
When Darya Rose was dieting, a day spent avoiding sweets and eating fruits and vegetables would often end with her hand in a bag of trail mix.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans with kidney failure undergo dialysis treatments to keep them alive. While their reasons for needing the treatment can vary widely, many patients with kidney failure ultimately face the same dialysis decision.
Maybe Popeye had it right the whole time.
Walking and breathing without mechanical assistance typically become a struggle for patients who have Pompe disease because of weakened, damaged muscles as they age. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have identified how prior to these devastating effects, hidden physiological changes occur in the body's neuromuscular junction, the part of the body where the nervous system connects to the musculoskeletal system.
Summer is full of warm, lazy days perfect for outdoor cookouts, grilled food, refreshing drinks and summer activities made to enjoy with friends and family.
One health advocacy organization has a musical message for fans of sugary drinks: the time to buy the world a Coke is over.
According to the Pew Research Center, 84 percent of American adults now use the Internet, up from 52 percent in 2000. The popularity of the web has changed the way people live and, as new research highlights, the information they remember.
Body image is a difficult topic for women, especially in the summer months when the sweaters and jackets are replaced with shorts, t-shirts, and, most uncomfortable for some, the swimsuit. In a 2006 survey, over 30 percent of women polled stated that they feel uncomfortable wearing a swimsuit. While that discomfort is certainly understandable, it is not enjoyable. Wouldn’t you rather be spending time playing in the pool with the kids, sliding down slides at the water park, and enjoying the sunshine, than watching from the sidelines in a bulky t-shirt?
Happiness is having a moment. Long the focus of inspirational life advice like "Don't worry, be happy," it is now the subject of serious research and even government policies, as researchers noted in the 2015 World Happiness Report.
Breanna Bond lost weight the old-fashioned way. She ate better food, took walks after dinner and turned down snacks offered during visits to friends' houses.
On a recent Saturday afternoon, we had just finished a day of soccer games and had to hurry to get our oldest daughter ready for a dance recital where she would perform a tumbling routine.
The makeup counter can be daunting; hundreds of brands and products can make picking out a new tube of mascara quite the task. Here’s a quick solution to the struggle: Knowing exactly what’s in that mascara -- and other products -- can make your decision easier.
Your friendly, neighborhood juice bar