For most, the holidays are a joyous time of year spent with family and friends, giving and receiving gifts, attending holiday get-togethers and enjoying great holiday meals. But with so much to get done, it's easy to see why this ends up being a stressful time. Get ready to breeze through this holiday season, get a jump on the month and stay a few steps ahead of the game with these handy tips:
Liberty County encourages its government employees to make healthy lifestyle choices and rewards them for doing so. The county's grant-funded L.I.V.E. Well program combines healthy eating, exercise and education while stressing the importance of volunteering and regular health screenings. Employees who participate rack up "points" they can exchange for prizes.
It's taken a lot of goading to get me out of bed during the past couple weeks. And not because I'm too tired or disinterested in work. It's because I'm too cold. Because getting out of bed means relinquishing my comforter, putting my bare feet on my chilled wood floors and even colder bathroom tiles. It's because having wet hair in the winter time is asking for shivers, yet the time I spent chiding myself ...
Hinesville kindergartener R.J. Freeman, 6, loves to play outside with his sister Mary, 3. On a recent night, the Joseph Martin Elementary student helped his dad turn on a bevy of Christmas decorations and bounded around the yard after Mary. The two then rode their bikes around the cul de sac before R.J. stomped his sister in a race. But unlike most of his peers, R.J. marked one year without illness in November - a ...
SAVANNAH - Authorities in Chatham County say a rabid cat has bitten or scratched 9 people and two dogs.
ATLANTA - Georgia health officials say they've seen significant increases in flu activity statewide and are encouraging people to get a flu shot.
NEW YORK (AP) - Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade - and it could be a bad one.
ATLANTA - Georgia will not create the health-insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul and will leave that to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said.
NEW YORK - Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.
ATLANTA - Georgia will not create the health insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will leave that task to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday.
We are all breathing easier these days thanks to state, county and city laws enacted to protect the public from secondhand smoke.
I like to ask my diabetic patients an open-ended question during checkups or nail-care visits: "As a diabetic, what do you do to care for your feet?"
Two hours, 28 minutes and eight seconds. That's my official finish time in the Savannah Rock & Roll Half-Marathon on Nov. 3.
I love the holidays. They are often special times with family and friends. Family meals, although stressful and often expensive to put on, usually are special occasions with cherished holiday dishes.
Liberty Countians have a new friend at the pharmacy counter. It is a free Coast2CoastRx card that qualifies the carrier for discounts on medications at area pharmacies and other health services.
Christopher Deigh attended college with hopes of a successful future and a dream to better himself, but his plans were delayed.
Sixth-grade Lewis Frasier Middle School student Marcel Facey does his work as usual on a Wednesday afternoon during his fourth-period class with science teacher Jeremy Meadows.
It's been more than three weeks since my athletic activities grinded to a halt due to my sprained ankle - but I'm happy to report an adorable new distraction.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in this country for men and women, according to Center of Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System. About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, which means one in four deaths are because of heart disease. The CDC says on its website that early action is key to preventing death from heart disease, but do people know what action to take?
Winn Army Community Hospital's Department of Public Health and Fort Stewart's Dental Activities Command teamed up last month to teach healthy habits to children at Stewart's child-development centers as part of Winn's observance of Month of the Military Child.
Any time I am invited to a party or potluck event that requires a dish, I almost always go with my "famous" meatballs and sauce. This no-fail dish always gets rave reviews from friends and family. Just last weekend I made up a Crockpot full to bring to a work function and they were a hit. I especially look forward to the part where I get to tell people that they are made with turkey ...
Q: I went into my 17-year-old's bedroom to wake him this morning. After some urging, he eventually got up and then told me he hated me. What is the appropriate consequence for this sort of disrespect?
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.
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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