I recently met a woman from South Carolina who told me all about her health problems. I listened attentively and made no comment about my occupation. But it became hard not to interrupt her, especially since she had so many misconceptions about her health. When the opportunity arose, I tried to gently correct some of her misconceptions but she was convinced of her own wisdom and I gave up. This situation was really hard, especially ...
Liberty County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia to receive one of 39 Employee Wellness Program Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs to enhance the health of county employees and their families.
Do you have a life that is always peaceful and even-keel? If so, I want your secret. Most people experience both good and bad times in a week, hopefully with more laughter than tears. While we can't expect everything to run smoothly every day, we shouldn't expect to stay "in the dumps" either. When "bad" times and feelings last for more than a few weeks or when you have difficulty functioning in your daily life, ...
Immunization requirements for children have changed this year and it is now a requirement that additional doses of some vaccines be given.Parents must make sure they have updated their children's shot records to show these changes before school starts. Effective July 1, all children entering kindergarten, the sixth grade, and any new student (regardless of age) entering the Georgia school system for the first time - or returning to Georgia schools after being out of ...
Special to the CourierJuly 1 marked the second anniversary of Georgia's Smokefree Air Act, and the Department of Human Resources has provided an update and reminder for Georgians about the importance of this law. The primary reason for the enactment of the Smokefree Air Act of 2005 was to reduce secondhand smoke exposure for employees and patrons, particularly children. Smokefree environments make restaurants and public establishments safer, cleaner and more enjoyable. Smoking is prohibited in ...
ATLANTA -- Now that a hard-to-get meningitis vaccine is more plentiful, health experts recommended Wednesday that the shots be given to all children ages 11-18.
There was bad news - and good news - for Diversity Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' recent round of Federally Qualified Health Center grant announcements.
ATLANTA - The number of adults without health insurance jumped by 2 million from 2005 to 2006, according to a new federal report.
The Long County Board of Health had its June meeting Thursday and finances were the key subject on the agenda.
Special to the Courier ATLANTA - If this was your car's gas gauge, you'd be more than a little nervous. American Red Cross officials reported last week that the state's stock of blood, especially the most needed types 0 and B, stands at less than a day's supply. At these levels, hospitals rationing blood to have enough for emergencies. Blood and platelet donations are urgently needed to prevent the situation from worsening. The Red Cross ...
The Georgia Department of Community Health will lift its freeze on PeachCare for Kids enrollment next month.
Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed Senate Bill 96 into law that provides the option for companies in Georgia to drug test employees using an onsite rapid result saliva test.
The Food and Drug Administration recently upheld its policy banning gay men from donating blood, despite complaints from national blood organizations that the rule is discriminatory and outdated.
The Liberty County Health Department, in conjunction with Liberty County Family Connections, has created a new initiative aimed at slowing the rate of premature birth among military mothers.
Tobacco in any form is deadly, which is why health professionals urge you to make World No Tobacco Day count by educating yourself and everyone around you on the dangers of this substance.
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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