Experts say it takes 21 days for people to form or change a habit.
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.
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.
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 of lead and how it impacts children.
It's not necessary to put healthy habits on hold during the holidays. One good way to stay on target with heart-healthy eating is by following the DASH diet, developed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Cooler weather, family gatherings and delicious food make the holidays the best time of year, but they also can be trouble for those looking to maintain their weight-loss and fitness goals.
I love pomegranates during the holiday season - not just for their brilliant color and sweet taste, but for their outstanding health benefits.
Q: My 18-month-old kicks me and hits me when I try to change his diaper. He doesn't do this for his father or grandparents. Should I hold his legs down until he gives up or will this worsen things?
The Georgia Department of Public Health is offering a free four-week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
Shirley Frasier plans to leave her position as a Fort Stewart public-health nurse this year after providing care and services to military families for more than 33 years. She feels it is finally time to retire.
There's a ray of hope on the horizon for 9-year-old Saniyah Joseph, who has been fighting aplastic anemia, a disease that affects her bone-marrow functions, for a year.
In my household, Thanksgiving is the only time of year where dinner leftovers are not only eaten - they are treasured. For the most part, I think people enjoy the conquest of dividing up and conquering what is left of the Thanksgiving bird just as much as they do eating it the first time around.
JESUP - Jesup Health and Rehab, a member of the Mission Health family of health-care communities, earned tier II recognition as part of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living's Quality Initiative Recognition Program by reducing staff turnover by at least 15 percent and reducing the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs by at least 15 percent.
The mother of a 4-year-old boy shared an interesting story with me the other day. At age 2, her son began chewing meat to the point where it became liquid, but would not swallow. The parents became worried and began attempting various means of persuading him to swallow. Nothing worked, which increased the parents' anxiety and, likewise, the energy they put into the swallowing project.
The American Diabetes Association and Sk8 City will have a fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Sk8 City, 4 Towne Center Court in Pooler, to raise awareness for curing type 1 diabetes during American Diabetes Month.
The Disloyal Few Motorcycle Club in Hinesville organized a bike run Nov. 2 to benefit Mason Tiner, an 8-year-old who was burned in a backyard fire in 2011.
The cold and flu season is upon us. In our house, we have already battled a bout of pneumonia with our youngest child and a slew of miscellaneous fevers and coughing fits throughout the family. Any time anyone is sick in our house there is only one thing they turn to for comfort - chicken
Dr. Jody Pittman and the Professional Eye Care team recently purchased a Carl Zeiss Cirrus 5000 High Definition Optical Coherence Tomographer.
The American Legion Post 321 of Midway hosted the Operation Local Support 5K run on Nov. 2 to raise funds for holiday food baskets. These baskets are given out each year during Thanksgiving to needy military and community families of Liberty County. Baskets include a complete turkey dinner that can feed six to eight people. Last year, Post 321 provided baskets to about 40 needy families and plans to raise enough money to support 80 families this year.