Through my website, a parent recently asked if children who don't want to continue piano lessons should be forced to stay the course regardless. I answered that I don't approve, generally, of forcing children into activities they don't want to be in. Making a child continue in an activity he doesn't enjoy makes it less likely he will ever again express interest in anything for fear of being forced to continue if he discovers he doesn't like it. Where optional activities are concerned, childhood should be a time of fairly free-form experimentation.
It's that time of year again: flu season. In an effort to avoid the seasonal ailment, Liberty-area residents rolled up their sleeves Thursday at the county health department's drive-through vaccination clinic at Coastal EMC in Midway. Participants paid $25 for the shot that also is available at the health department for the same price.
Dr. Robert M. Patacsil, a board certified general surgeon, has become the second new general surgeon in just over a year signed by Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Wellness Chiropractic Group recently opened its practice in Hinesville at 212 Fraser Drive and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 1 million people are living with HIV in the United States. Twenty percent of those people living with HIV are unaware of their infection, according to www.cdc.gov.
Liberty County Clinic of Chiropractic recently opened its new office at 951 E.G. Miles Parkway and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program for excellence in nursing services again designated St. Joseph's/Candler as a Magnet hospital. It is one of only five in Georgia and 378 in the world.
One of the things I miss most about working at the health department is the interaction with the staff. And, oddly enough, I recently found myself feeling somewhat excluded when they didn't need me to help get ready for this year's drive-through immunization clinic.
Liberty County Gateway Behavioral Health Services Developmental Disability program enrollees soon will enjoy leisure activities thanks to Royal Waffle King in Hinesville. Gateway received $1,064 collected by Waffle King during its recent customer appreciation day.
Elise Stafford, administrator of Coastal Manor nursing home in Ludowici, spoke to Goldenheirs members about long-term care for seniors during the club's October meeting.
Attendees of the Long County Health Department's informational festival last week learned about services the department provides and programs available in the area.
Q: Our son's fifth-grade teacher recently sent home notes to the effect that our little darling isn't paying attention and is missing homework assignments. When I asked what in-school consequences he receives, I was basically told that he receives none unless I specifically so request. In other words, unless teachers inform parents of problems (which doesn't reliably happen), the problems go unpunished. When I hear of a problem, privileges are taken away for a week or more, and my son knows that if he brings home a report card with a bad grade or behavior report, privileges ...
Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup recently was named 2010 Small Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals at its 27th annual conference.
Richmond Hill residents and employees celebrated Think Pink Day on Friday by donning pink attire for breast cancer awareness.
Family members of active duty members stationed in and around Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will soon have more access to health care with the projected spring 2011 opening of an Army community-based primary care clinic in Richmond Hill. The clinic is among 17 clinics the Army is opening near 14 installations across the United States.
When local toddler Brynslet Sellers got a new heart last week, her family members weren't the only ones celebrating a milestone.