The Hinesville Rotary Club welcomed Dr. Ronald Finger, an anti-aging expert, author and board-certified plastic surgeon, to its Jan. 15 meeting, held at The La Quinta Inn in Flemington.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has settled on a proposal that could allow lawmakers to avoid voting directly to extend a high-profile hospital tax that helps provide a significant part of state health-care spending.
Natalie Taylor, a Liberty County High School graduate who now is a junior at the University of Georgia, traveled to Lima Peru on Dec. 15-23 to assist with a Medlife Mobile Clinic.
NEW YORK - Only a 10 percent chance of showers today, but a 70 percent chance of flu next month.
Diet and exercise are synonymous with a healthy lifestyle. When coupled with routine exercise, a healthy diet is even more effective at sustaining long-term health.
Liberty Regional Medical Center's newest physicians were hailed during a Dec. 20 ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at the LRMC office building. The event was sponsored in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. A crowd of hospital administrators, doctors, medical staff and community members filled the office building's lobby to greet the new doctors.
It's a brand new year - welcome to 2013! Tis the season for making - and often breaking - New Years' resolutions. Resolutions often don't turn out the way we intend. Why is it our good intentions often turn into epic failures?
An often-cited line of a Robert Burns poem asserts that "the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry."
ATLANTA - Georgia Hospital Association officials say the industry has agreed on a plan that calls for extending and tweaking an expiring hospital tax scheme that provides a key chunk of state health-care spending.
NEW YORK - From the Rocky Mountains to New England, hospitals are swamped with people with flu symptoms. Some medical centers are turning away visitors or making them wear face masks, and one Pennsylvania hospital set up a tent outside its ER to deal with the feverish patients.
ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston is turning up the heat as state lawmakers consider whether to extend a high-profile hospital industry tax that generates more than $600 million for state health care spending.
The Health Squad, comprised of associates in the Liberty College & Career Academy Healthcare Science Program, recently made presentations to elementary-school students.
WASHINGTON - Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
A few weeks ago, I committed to two spring races, and boy, is it a good thing I did.
When a patient elects to surgically correct a bunion deformity, both the physician and patient invest so much time and energy. In addition to performing the bunion correction, the physician analyzes angular deformity and chooses from different surgical-procedure options to fit the patient and the patient's expectations. Moreover, the patient makes a commitment to rest the operated-on extremity and wear protective devices religiously for several weeks. Sometimes, this even requires the patient taking time off from work.
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.