In observance of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is encouraging older adults to protect themselves from the flu this year by getting vaccinated with the flu vaccine. The flu season usually runs from late fall into March. On average, the flu is responsible for more than 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths each year in the United States. Adults 50 and older are among those ...
It is amazing how many myths there are about breastfeeding. I can understand how some women get confused, especially when they get so many different stories - from what you can't do to what terrible things breastfeeding will do to your body.
DECATUR - It was 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday and Rafael Gonzalez had already worked up a sweat, wrestling to start a weed trimmer alongside a busy highway just east of Atlanta.
Special to the Courier American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can win one of two $500 gift cards in August Giving blood is worthwhile at any time during the year, but give blood or platelets this August and you could walk away with a shopping spree as part of the Give a Little - Buy a Lot promotion. All participants at American Red Cross blood or platelet drives and donor centers during August can ...
The Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health confirmed the first two cases of West Nile Virus this year in the state.
Code enforcement representatives from the city of Hinesville will "collect cars" for the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the National Night Out event on the courthouse square.
Accidents can happen to anyone but some have repercussions that are hard to overcome. Eye injuries, for example, can cause permanent damage when simple preventive measures might have completely prevented the problem.
Health officials from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee are investigating possible rabies exposure at the South Atlantic Summer Showdown tournament that took place this month in Spartanburg County, S.C.
A health emergency is happening to someone every hour of every day and along with it often comes the need for blood, say Red Cross officials. While enjoying summer activities and planning vacations, many people forget the need for blood donations persists.
BOSTON - People who drank one or more diet sodas each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda, a large but inconclusive study found.
I can only imagine the horror of going to check on your baby or grandbaby to discover him dead and to never understand why this occurred. Yet this happens to one baby every hour of every day and it happens without warning in families of all races, ethnic and socio-economic origins and to seemingly very healthy babies.
ATHENS (AP) - The chancellor of the University System of Georgia says a proposed medical school in Gainesville won't compete with plans to build a Medical College of Georgia campus in Athens.
WASHINGTON -- People should immediately throw away more than 90 different products, from chili sauce to corned beef hash to dog food, produced at a plant linked to a botulism outbreak, the government warned Monday. Castleberry's Food Co. temporarily closed the suspect plant. "You're talking tens of millions of cans that may have been involved," said Robert Brackett, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. The company ...
A makeover for Liberty Regional Medical Center's crowded maternity ward could start soon with financial assistance from lawmakers in the nation's capitol.
Changes are on the way to the health department's "Babies Can't Wait" program but local, district, and state leaders want the public's thoughts on the matter before moving forward.
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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