The holidays can be an expensive time of year. Shoppers often overspend and rack up a considerable amount of debt by using credit cards or taking out payday-type loans.
For many people, thoughts of the holiday season bring to mind food - and lots of it.
The plethora of fitness options available these days can make it tough for exercise enthusiasts to choose a routine and stick to it. Those seeking a less traditional method for burning calories may steer clear of the treadmill or the elliptical machine in favor of a group activity or class such as yoga, pilates or even Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program.
Abundant Life Worship Center on Memorial Drive in Hinesville had its annual Health and Wealth Conference on Nov. 15-16. The conference, now in its seventh year, is just one of the many educational programs the Pentecostal church offers as a regular part of its ministry and community outreach.
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.
Hinesville kindergartener R.J. Freeman, 6, loves to play outside with his sister Mary, 3.
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.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 7, the Fort Stewart PX Refill Pharmacy will fill all new prescriptions from civilian providers in addition to continuing to serve as the primary refill prescription pick-up location. This change should decrease customers' wait time at the Winn Army Community Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy, which will continue filling prescriptions for patients seen at Winn ACH.
Dr. Mark Manocha of the Georgia Eye Institute held a ribbon cutting, grand opening and open house Sept. 24 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at 741 Weeping Willow Drive in Hinesville.
BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle will provide screenings at several area locations in October. All mammograms require a physician's order. Insurance is accepted, and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.
October finally is here, and a little chill has crept into the air. Shut off the air conditioning, fling open the windows and let fall find its way inside. If you haven't already, go dig out the light jackets and the Halloween decor and get into the spirit.
Howard Family Dental recently announced that Dr. Sophia Khan joined their Hinesville practice.
A new Army Wellness Center officially opened at Fort Stewart this week with a ribbon cutting by 3rd Infantry Division and Stewart-Hunter Commander Maj. Gen. John "Mike" Murray, Winn Army Community Hospital and Stewart-Hunter Medical Activity Command Commander Col. Kirk Eggleston, Winn Preventative Medicine Chief Lt. Col. Shannon Ellis, Wellness Center Director Megan Amadeo and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center manager John Gaddy.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce last week welcomed a new doctor's office to Long County.
The weather still may feel like summer, but flu season is here, and it's never too early to get vaccinated.
In its first year, the Healthy Hinesville 5K Run/Walk event brought out almost 100 community members, including several groups, to support mental-health awareness. The Sept. 7 event, which fell on a beautiful, sunny morning, raised $2,205 for patients at Georgia Regional Hospital.
When I was growing up, the change of season from summer to fall meant many things. The air would start to turn chilly, the vibrant fall foliage would make an appearance, and apples were in abundant supply.
Fitness enthusiasts tested their strength during "The Rock," a powerlift and bench-press competition Saturday at the 4th Brigade Combat Team fitness center on Fort Stewart.
Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center hosted an aerobicthon and health fair late last month to educate the community on living a healthy lifestyle.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will have a health-care reform workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday in the board room at the chamber offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The class will discuss the Affordable Health Care Act and its impact on businesses. Guest speakers will include Lisette Villa of Liberty Tax, DeLisa Espada of Strategic Business Solutions and David Morris of Diversity Health Center. The class is free, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Email email@example.com or call 368-4445.
One bite of a peanut-butter sandwich can cause a child with severe allergies to break out in hives, have difficulty breathing or worse. A student with dairy allergies might suffer cramps and upset stomach following a sip of milk.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the new doctors of the Liberty Regional Medical Center at the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 19, at 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.