ATLANTA - As the colder winter months approach, the Georgia Department of Human Resources will once again help Georgians struggling to keep up with the cost of heating their homes.
It's a bad time to get sick. As if home foreclosures and plummeting stocks weren't bad enough, healthcare experts say current trends indicate an inability in patients to pay medical bills, thanks to a struggling economy.
During the third annual breast cancer awareness luncheon Monday at Liberty Regional Medical Center, only one woman raised her hand when speaker Dr. Zorana Sifford asked the crowd of about 30 if anyone had personally battled breast cancer.
The blue ribbon panel looking into the operations of Liberty Regional Medical Center met last week to review the information it gathered and to focus on the recommendations that will wrap up the committee's mission.
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Long County Health Department will host a health fair for women from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. "Ladies Day on Macon Street," will take place at the health department at 57 N. Macon St. in Ludowici.
The Liberty County Board of Health recently welcomed its newest member, Dr. Judy Scherer. Scherer will serve as part of her role as county superintendent of the Liberty County school system
ALBANY -- Officials from the Southwest Georgia Public Health District say lab tests have confirmed three human cases of West Nile virus in the Albany area.
Liberty County was left without an orthopedist Oct. 16 when Dr. Christopher Vaughn closed Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Having "the talk" with teenagers has never been easy. But in today's society of Internet blogs and social Web sites where misinformation is rampant, getting the facts out to teens is more important than ever.
ATLANTA - The GeorgiaCares State Health Insurance Assistance Program is helping Medicare recipients make informed decisions about which prescription drug and Advantage plan options are best for them.
OMAHA, Neb. - Zapping frozen meals in the microwave may be fast and easy, but it also can make you sick if it's not done properly.
The Liberty County Health Department began giving influenza and pneumonia immunizations Oct. 1. The cost for the flu shot is $25 and the pneumonia shot is $14. Other adult immunizations are also available, including tetanus/diphtheria, the hepatitis series and shingles. Vaccines will be provided during weekday clinic hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and appointments are re- commended. Call 876-2173, extension 202, 203 or 204, to make an appointment. Residents with ambulatory difficulties may call 876-2173, ...
The state medical board has reprimanded and fined a physician at Liberty Regional Medical Center in connection with the 2004 case in which a 40-year-old woman died while awaiting discharge.
ATHENS - More than 3,000 Georgians exercised their way across the state this spring. The miles were logged by participants in the Walk Georgia program, which challenged Georgians to engage in physical activity and log their progress. Registration for the fall program ended Sept. 14, and the program will run until Nov. 1.
LUDOWICI - No one likes being sick. So how can you protect yourself? Get a flu shot. The Long County Health Department, at 59 N. Macon St. in Ludowici, will have two flu shot clinics this year. The first will be from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, inside the health department. The second clinic will be from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, as a drive-through clinic in the parking lot of the health department. ...
American Nurses Association members representing Liberty Regional Medical Center, Winn Army Community Hospital and Best Care Health Center joined Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday as he signed a proclamation recognizing May 6-12 as National Nurses Week.
Their loved ones may be deployed, but about 300 military families began a figurative trek April 27 to show their support for the cause.
There's an old saying, "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."
AUGUSTA - In an exam room in the pediatric surgery clinic at Children's Hospital of Georgia, Dr. Jack Yu and Alyssa Harden look through a sleeve of photographs taken at various stages of her life.
Winn Army Community Hospital leaders recognized 500 volunteer members during an April 23 ceremony that celebrated the volunteers' continuous support over the past year.
Q: It seems our 1-year-old son is showing willful disobedience. We tell him "no" and try to redirect, but he does the same things over and over again. The things in question include turning over and not being cooperative when I'm trying to change him, slapping us in the face, and standing up during bath time. I'm trying to be creative with ways to entertain him and make things fun but am becoming weary. Any advice on how I can correct him?
A few weeks ago, I came upon a great find at the Hinesville Farmers Market: mixed organic carrots. There were quite a sight, a bounty of white, purple, yellow, and orange. I bought several pounds of the multi-colored beauties and couldn't wait to get home to prepare them.
BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System's Wellness on Wheels mobile health vehicle will provide screenings during April. Wellness on Wheels provides low-cost and free health screenings, first aid and preventative education to the community at health departments, industries and businesses, health fairs, churches and community events. Services available on the WOW include bone density, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, lab draws, flu shots, health education and more. Additional screenings provided are digital mammograms. ...
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