Diversity Health Center board member Charlene Williams, right, eyes a cookie while staff members Sam Powers, Gail Barrett and Sandra Melchor serve refreshments during the Hinesville open house Thursday. The clinic recently converted two offices to exam rooms to accommodate more patients, CEO Vicki Smith said.
SAVANNAH - Public health officials have issued a bacteria advisory for Strand Beach near the Tybee Island pier, and authorities are urging swimmers to avoid water in the area until further notice.
Childcare agencies and parents should encourage healthy lifestyles among children with extra emphasis on proper nutrition and physical fitness. And, as far as proper nutrition goes, pediatricians often advise expectant mothers to breastfeed their babies because this gives infants the right balance of nutrients and, with the assistance of vaccinations, helps their immune systems develop.
Q: I feel silly for asking, but what is your position on children killing bugs? I do not know if this is just 4-year-old boy behavior, but my son seems rather fascinated with bug-killing. He is, by the way, very kind with our dog and other pets. I have explained that bugs have families too and need to return to them.
Diversity Health Center is opening the doors this week and inviting the public to check out its Hinesville and Ludowici clinics.
SAVANNAH - Lab tests have confirmed a person in the Savannah area has been infected by the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.
Millions of people could have their eyesight saved thanks to several new groundbreaking treatments that have the potential to eradicate several of the most common causes of blindness. Antioxidant supplements, new drugs, stem cell therapy and laser treatment soon may offer new hope to people of all ages - the hope of keeping their eyesight and of remaining independent.
Q: My daughter will be 3 years old soon. Her father was the primary caretaker until she was around 20 months old, then he left and she hasn't seen him since.
The new Fort Stewart WIC clinic officially opened its doors last week and is ready to serve an estimated total caseload of 19,000 clients, according to Coastal Health District WIC Coordinator Tonya Scott.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservative law firm asked the Supreme Court Wednesday to strike down the health care overhaul, challenging the first federal appeals court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama's signature domestic initiative.
Q: Our 32-month-old daughter always has been outgoing and loves to be around people - until recently, that is. All of a sudden she has started lowering her head when we get together with people she doesn't see very often and will refuse to say hi or be friendly. Is it reasonable to expect that she say hello? At what age should we start disciplining this behavior?
National Immunization Awareness Month is promoted each August in an effort to increase awareness of immunization at a time when parents and children are getting ready to return to school and the medical community begins preparations for the upcoming flu season.
Members of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County voted Tuesday to move ahead with the proposed Liberty Regional Medical Center expansion.
SAVANNAH - Health officials in Chatham County are investigating a possible West Nile virus infection in a person in the Savannah area.
In addition to providing hope and shelter to disaster victims, the American Red Cross also provides blood to those in need. However, the Red Cross currently is experiencing its worse blood shortage of the past 12 years.
It is absolutely essential that you treat your oral health just as you would your overall health.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - For macular degeneration patients, blurry vision emerges slowly as cells in and around the retina get damaged. Now, University of Florida Health researchers ...
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 ...
Take heart, worry warts. Being anxious while awaiting important news, such as test results or a job offer, appears to be better for mental health ...
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