ATLANTA - Officials say there's been a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people.
An increase in cases of Pertussis, more commonly known as "whooping cough," in some metro Atlanta counties and other states has prompted Coastal Health District officials to remind residents that getting vaccinated is the safest and most effective way to prevent the disease.
ATLANTA - Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen.
In the late 1960s, as psychologist B. F. Skinner's behavior-modification theory made the jump from academia into popular culture, the focus in child rearing shifted from molding character to "shaping" behavior. Books such as Gerald Patterson's "Living with Children" promised perfectly well-behaved children through the proper manipulation of rewards and punishments, such as timeout and systematic removal of privilege.
Liberty County is joining the Coast2Coast Rx card program. Once launched, the new card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age or health status, to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. This program saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 55 percent on the cost of prescription drugs in 2011. Pets and other people living outside the county are able to take part in the program.
SAN FRANCISCO- McKesson Corp. will pay $151 million to 29 states and the District of Columbia to settle a lawsuit alleging the company inflated prices of hundreds of prescription drugs, causing state Medicaid programs to overpay millions of dollars in reimbursements, officials said Friday.
Q: The first time my 3-year-old called his 4-year-old brother "stupid," I was caught off guard and probably made too big a deal over it. I told him he is not allowed to call a person stupid because it is hurtful. He promptly began calling the dog, his cup and everything else under the sun "stupid." He loves to call people "stoopy" or "foopid" or "poopid" (especially that one, since it combines two words he knows annoy me). I've created a monster, haven't I? I have started ignoring the behavior, but what should I do when he directs ...
President Pro Tempore Sen. Tommie Williams of Georgia Senate District 19 recently was named to the board of directors for CTCA at Southeastern Regional, a Newnan-based cancer-treatment hospital set to open Aug. 15.
Preliminary findings of a strategic health plan study for Liberty, Long, Bryan and Tattnall counties warn that residents with private health insurance will carry the uninsured at a 2-to-1 ratio.
NEW YORK - Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste.
Jim Fusilli, rock and pop music reviewer for The Wall Street Journal, recently opined that Rolling Stone magazine's list of the top 500 songs of all time reflected "boomer bias," pointing out that a disproportionate number of selections were from the 1960s and 1970s.
CHICAGO - Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids.
The American Red Cross' blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than at this time last year.
ATLANTA - Whooping cough was once a terrible menace to U.S. children, with hundreds of thousands of cases reported annually. Then a vaccine drove cases down, and the illness became thought of as rare and even antiquated.
For the first time, researchers are reporting that a treatment might help stabilize Alzheimer's disease for as much as three years, although the evidence is weak.
You may have never heard of endometrial cancer, but it is actually the most common cancer of the reproductive system for women. Although it can ...