One of the things I really look forward to each summer is our grandchildren's vacation away from their parents. They spend this time with their grandparents in Hinesville and seem as equally excited to be here as we are to have them. It's also a wonderful bonding time for "the cousins" - as they call themselves.
As the new school year begins, it's time for me, once again, to make my perennial case against parental involvement in homework.
TYBEE ISLAND - The Chatham County Health Department has placed a beach on Tybee Island under advisory after tests showed a high bacteria count.
The Long County Diversity Health Center had an open house last week to celebrate Community Health Center Week.
The deputy commander for the Southern Regional Medical Command is scheduled to visit Winn Army Community Hospital on Friday.
Q: Our 12-year-old daughter seems driven to run in circles. For years now, every day, often many times a day, she suddenly will start jogging in a big circle around the family room or anywhere else in the house when the urge strikes. She stops when one of us tells her to stop, but a bit later she's off again. We've sent her outside to run many times, but that doesn't help either. While this may sound like a minor problem, it is so strange and it's most certainly driving us nuts. Help!
August is National Breastfeeding Month, and it's interesting to note that breastfeeding once again is spiking in popularity among new moms as the preferred method of feeding their newborn babies. More than half of all new mothers now breastfeed their babies because they understand why it is so important.
Although two cases of West Nile virus have been reported in two nearby counties, officials say the disease has not been spotted in either humans or mosquitoes in Liberty County.
Diversity Health Center board member Charlene Williams, right, eyes a cookie while staff members Sam Powers, Gail Barrett and Sandra Melchor serve refreshments during the Hinesville open house Thursday. The clinic recently converted two offices to exam rooms to accommodate more patients, CEO Vicki Smith said.
SAVANNAH - Public health officials have issued a bacteria advisory for Strand Beach near the Tybee Island pier, and authorities are urging swimmers to avoid water in the area until further notice.
Childcare agencies and parents should encourage healthy lifestyles among children with extra emphasis on proper nutrition and physical fitness. And, as far as proper nutrition goes, pediatricians often advise expectant mothers to breastfeed their babies because this gives infants the right balance of nutrients and, with the assistance of vaccinations, helps their immune systems develop.
Q: I feel silly for asking, but what is your position on children killing bugs? I do not know if this is just 4-year-old boy behavior, but my son seems rather fascinated with bug-killing. He is, by the way, very kind with our dog and other pets. I have explained that bugs have families too and need to return to them.
Diversity Health Center is opening the doors this week and inviting the public to check out its Hinesville and Ludowici clinics.
SAVANNAH - Lab tests have confirmed a person in the Savannah area has been infected by the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.
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The symptoms started for Amy Myers during her second year of medical school. Initially, doctors dismissed the panic attacks, unexplained weight loss, and extreme muscular weakness. They said it was stress, that’s all.