Experts say it takes 21 days for people to form or change a habit. Debra Zimmerman Poland of Hinesville believes people can open themselves up to become who they want to be through hypnosis and has recently opened Lifeworks Hypnotherapy Center. Moved by her brother's death from cancer caused by smoking and her sister dealing with problems from smoking, Poland sees destructive or addictive habits, such as smoking, as "needless suffering." When people say they ...
CHICAGO -- Being 25 pounds overweight doesn't appear to raise your risk of dying from cancer or heart disease, says a new government study that seems to vindicate Grandma's claim that a few extra pounds won't kill you. Released just a few weeks before Thanksgiving, the findings might comfort some who can't seem to lose those last 15 pounds. And they hearten proponents of a theory that it's possible to be "fit and fat." ...
Babysitters caring for children with asthma need extra preparation for a safe, uneventful evening while parents are away, according to the American Lung Association - Southeast Region.
Coastal Manor was awarded My InnerView's Excellence in Action award, a national award recognizing the nursing home's commitment to quality.
The Liberty County Health Department recently conducted a "drive-thru flu clinic" in James A. Brown Park at the Shuman Recreation Center to test how local health and emergency services would coordinate to provide mass vaccines in the event of a pandemic flu crisis.
She works every day to help students live healthier lives, and now Marsha Pierce is receiving recognition for her efforts.
With the annual flu season right around the corner, officials with Winn Army Community Hospital are reminding military family members and retirees to get vaccinated.
Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren signed has proclaimed Oct. 15-19 as Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Week.
Do you want to learn how to save money? Shop for the best food buys? How about finding out if the food you buy is nutritious or not. You can learn these things and earn a certificate from the University of Georgia and the only cost is your time. Contact Alexzine Goosby at your local county extension office at 876-2133 or by email: uge3179@ uga.edu
Eileen Park of Hinesville is ready for the day when she can feel normal again. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1990, she is hoping to receive a new treatment in the near future that may help her lead a more active lifestyle.
Two free volunteer orientations will take place Nov. 7 at the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in downtown Brunswick at 127 F St.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Drug makers pulled cold medicines targeted for babies and toddlers off the market Thursday, leaving parents to find alternatives for hacking coughs and runny little noses just as fall sniffles get in full swing.
Want to avoid the flu bug this year? The best protection you can get is your annual flu shot. The Liberty and Long County Health Departments will kick off their flu vaccination season this month. The Long County Health Department will offer flu vaccinations Oct. 10-12 at its clinic at 57 North Macon St. in Ludowici during normal clinic hours without an appointment. Beginning Oct. 13, clients need to make an appointment for a flu ...
Residents living in the Hinesville area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke.
With so many recent toy recalls due to lead-based paint and materials, parents may be eyeing their child's toybox with anxiety. Often, they look to nurses, environmentalists, and the health department for answers. That's why the Coastal Health District is offering a free lead poisoning workshop called "Lead Poisoning: The Silent Epidemic." The workshop will be held Oct. 26 and is open to area nurses, environmentalists, and other health professionals who want a better understanding ...
Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center hosted an aerobicthon and health fair late last month to educate the community on living a healthy lifestyle.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will have a health-care reform workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday in the board room at the chamber offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The class will discuss the Affordable Health Care Act and its impact on businesses. Guest speakers will include Lisette Villa of Liberty Tax, DeLisa Espada of Strategic Business Solutions and David Morris of Diversity Health Center. The class is free, and registration is on a ...
One bite of a peanut-butter sandwich can cause a child with severe allergies to break out in hives, have difficulty breathing or worse. A student with dairy allergies might suffer cramps and upset stomach following a sip of milk.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the new doctors of the Liberty Regional Medical Center at the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 19, at 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.
Hinesville, Liberty County, Liberty County School System and Liberty Regional Medical Center are partnering with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to encourage local residents to make physical activity a habit.
Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart hosted its third annual baby expo Aug. 24 in an effort to provide information and education to new and expecting parents. The event was open to the public, and more than 520 families attended.
I can always tell exactly when football season arrives. My husband will be firmly planted on the couch Saturday and Sunday, shouting expletives at the television. I know from now until the first week of February, we won't be going anywhere or doing anything over the weekends.
The Medical Department Activity at Fort Stewart celebrated the grand opening of the newly expanded Refill Pharmacy during an Aug. 21 ceremony at the new location.
The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announced their Jesup and Waycross offices are now open Saturdays between 8 and 11am.
Liberty County received a $5,000 grant from ACCG, Georgia's county-advancement association. The grant was obtained through the Georgia Department of Public Health and will be used to bolster the county's employee wellness program and health-promotion efforts.
The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announces the addition of Dr. Christopher E. Swanson to its staff. Swanson is an orthopedic surgeon and will start seeing patients Monday.
Liberty County's rural location, an aging population and a struggling economy make first responders' jobs more challenging, Liberty Regional EMS Director Robyn Todd told Hinesville Rotary Club members during their Tuesday lunch meeting.
About 30 runners competed in a 10-mile race Saturday at Donovan's Track to qualify for a position on the Fort Stewart team slated to represent the installation Oct. 20 at the 29th annual Army 10-miler race in Washington, D.C.
Last time, I talked about the wealth of recipes available online and how they don't always have your health in mind. Sometimes it seems that the easier a recipe is to prepare, the more unhealthy it is.
Q: Our 9-year-old son Bobby is very intelligent and capable of doing good work in school when he wants to, but he is generally just downright lazy. As a result, he makes mediocre grades and we have to monitor his homework to make sure he does it. Even then, 30 minutes of homework takes him a couple of hours, during which time he finds every possible way of dawdling. Believe it or not, despite his ...