The Hinesville Rotary Club got a lesson in maintaining a healthy heart Tuesday, when Liberty Regional Medical Center's Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Bryan Ristow, spoke in mostly laymen's terms about reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Just a handful of parents, pre-teens and teenagers turned up Thursday night for an underage drinking town hall meeting sponsored by Youth Expressions Inc., a community-based after-school program for teens. However, director Cassandra Finley expressed confidence that "those who are here were supposed to be her e."
Community leaders whose organizations are participating in the countywide We Can! health initiative met Tuesday to provide progress reports on how they're integrating the curriculum into community activities.
ATLANTA - In an effort to stop the sale of tobacco products to underage youth, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities has partnered with Synar to launch an aggressive new campaign that reminds retailers it's against the law to sell tobacco products to youth under the age of 18. DBHDD's campaign runs through June 12.
Members of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County recently completed a 12-hour hospital authority training program run by the Fanning Institute, a unit of public service and outreach of the University of Georgia.
West Rehab & Sports Medicine recently relocated and celebrated its grand opening. Owners Brian and Becky West and their staff moved to 475 S. Main St. During the celebration, Chamber of Commerce members and supporters met the Wests, toured the new building and enjoyed refreshments.
JESUP - In December 2009, Dr. J. Lex Kenerly III broke ground on a new office. The new, 15,000-square-foot facility at 1505 Sunset Blvd. in Jesup is slated to open in September, and will be called The Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia.
SAVANNAH - The Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Conference will be from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, May 24, at the Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Dr. in Savannah. Attendees will discuss how to provide the best possible care for infants who may have hearing issues.
"There's no shame in my game," Herschel Walker said Thursday to a group of soldiers from Winn Army Hospital's Warrior's in Transition Program. The former University of Georgia Bulldog and prolific NFL running back visited the installation, but he was not touting his NFL stats or his Bulldog career.
Winter's heavy rains likely will increase the mosquito population in Liberty County, according to county mosquito control department officials. Although the region is not currently experiencing a mosquito-borne disease threat, cases of west Nile virus have been reported in other parts of Georgia.
Children from Diamond Elementary School showed their commitment to fitness by sacrificing sleep and rising early on Saturday, May 8 to run in the second annual Diamond Elementary School Marathon Club Fun Run on Fort Stewart.
This time of year the grass has been growing, the trees have budded and the shrubs and bushes have flowered. This is all a natural process, and if for some reason it doesn't occur we know that there is a problem.
Through a joint effort between the city of Hinesville, Liberty County and Fort Stewart, the county's public health department is launching the national We Can! health initiative here beginning with a proclamation, lunch and learn and field day activities Friday.
How do we prevent overweight or obese children from becoming overweight or obese adults? According to the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Adm. Regina Benjamin, obese children are more likely than children of normal weight to become overweight or obese adults. Overweight or obese adults are more at risk for several health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis.
These days, many businesses say they're community-focused, and plenty are true to that claim. Being engaged with our neighbors is actually good business, because if a community isn't thriving and healthy, its businesses will struggle.
A show described as "a colorful passport to the world" is on display until January at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery.
BRUNSWICK - Physical movement is an effective way to relieve arthritis pain, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Yet arthritis often is one of the reasons people avoid physical activity.
For the second year in a row, with the help from the community and partners, Bryan County Emergency Services raised awareness for breast cancer as well as $1,000 for a donation to Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia foundation.
Why are young adult children emancipating so much later than they did in 1970, when the average age of male emancipation - independent living, paying one's own bills - was 21?
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