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. ...
Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital collaborated with Liberty Regional Medical Center and Liberty and Long county health departments' promotion teams to host a community health exposition June 1 at the Shuman Recreation Center.
Nutritionists often stress the importance of avoiding food late at night, when a hearty meal or even an unhealthy snack can make it hard to get a good's night sleep. Dining late at night also may make it harder for the body to break down food, which then is likely to be stored as fat and cause unwanted weight gain.
Summer quickly is approaching, which means that mosquito activity soon will become more widespread. Mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus, which can cause mild to serious illness. The best way to prevent WNV is to avoid mosquito bites.
My pup's hunting instincts have pushed my physical activity beyond the lazy comfort zone I've been sitting in for about the past month, and it's a wonderful thing.
A teacher and students at Liberty County High School recently were recognized by Liberty County Health Department Nurse Manager Annie Washington for their initiative in aiding the health department with breast-cancer outreach in the community.
American Consultants Rx President Charles Myrick recently announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project, which consists of millions of free discount-prescription cards being donated to thousands of nonprofits, hospitals, schools and churches in an effort to help the uninsured, underinsured and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.
Currently, the Winn Army Community Hospital Emergency Department is accessible only from the entrance off 9th Street. New emergency signs have been posted to reflect the new entrance. The Niles Avenue entrance is closed to begin construction on the two-story, 43,637-square-foot emergency department, which is expected to be completed by fall 2014. It will built on the existing emergency-room parking lot.
Be the Match, an organization that connects patients who have life-threatening blood cancers with potential bone-marrow donors, will host a marrow drive to build awareness from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Historical Dorchester Academy in Midway.
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