Gastroesophageal reflux disease affects up to 20 percent of Americans every day, making it one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website, digestive.niddk.nih.gov.
ATLANTA - Back in the 1990s, the federal government tried an unusual social experiment: It offered thousands of poor women in big-city public housing a chance to live in more affluent neighborhoods.
If you've read a newspaper or listened to the radio or television news lately, you probably have some grave concerns about incidents with the Mexican drug cartel and residents as well as the U.S. border patrol.
Once upon a time, I thought - as did and still do many if not most people in my profession - that behavior modification was going to make the discipline of a child as simple and straightforward as teaching a rat to run a maze.
Downtown Hinesville will be home to a pink invasion Thursday night when multiple community groups come together to raise awareness for breast cancer.
The Liberty County Health Department will hold a drive-through flu vaccination clinic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27, at James A. Brown Park in Hinesville.
The Savannah affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - the national organization responsible for research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure - recently commended Hinesville community leaders for introducing a proclamation recognizing November as National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The action draws attention to the need for research funding for early detection tools and effective treatment options for patients.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Rural Health Association recently presented its Legislator of the Year Award to Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter, R-Pooler, during its annual conference Sept. 19-21 at Callaway Gardens.
With all the rain this week, I was glad to be house bound for a couple of days because I am ending a monthlong bout with an upper respiratory infection and prefer to cough in the privacy of my own home. This started out as a simple cold, but I don't ever remember having this much trouble with a URI before. Getting old is the pits indeed!
Q: My twin boys will be 3 years old next month. They sleep in the same room. They've recently taken to getting out of their beds (together, although one seems to be the ringleader) every night, over and over, for up to two hours. They make a lot of noise, then they giggle and run when I approach, and feed off each other as they're escaping. I'm not sure what to do. All I know is that what I've been doing isn't working! Help!
Nearly 96,000 Georgians who've hit their 65-year-old milestone this year will qualify for Medicare open enrollment, which begins Saturday.
Winn Army Community Hospital cut the ribbon on a new CT scan machine Thursday afternoon. Winn is the first Army medical-treatment facility to receive the new technology.
Full disclosure in four parts: First, I am not a tech-savvy person and never intend to become one.
Today is Women's Health & Fitness Day, but its promotional message is important every day - to encourage women to take control of their health, learn the facts they need to make smart health choices and make time for regular physical activity.
I've been thinking a lot lately about the difference between the way I and almost everyone else in my generation (I was born in 1947, the year the flying saucers returned - just a coincidence) were raised and the way today's kids are being raised. The two ways in question reflect two entirely different mindsets - specifically, two entirely different understandings of the responsibilities involved in being a parent.
Kids are natural climbers. They climb trees, fences and just about anything they can grab hold of.
Recently, my 6-year-old daughter, Azure, was sitting at the computer when some instructions popped up that required some reading that she had difficulty doing herself ...
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Everyone knows they shouldn't eat cookie dough because of the risk of salmonella from raw eggs. (Not that this stops many of us from ...
With modern life as fast-paced and busy as it is, many of us find ourselves exhausted not only by the end of the day, but ...
Living comfortably within your own skin is difficult when you have had to share it with a baby for nine months. Learning how to embrace ...
For the first time, Americans are spending more money in restaurants than at grocery stores, a trend that worries health professionals.
If the Social Security Administration had been around in 1776, the Founding Fathers might have retired on disability instead of giving birth to a nation ...
From soft drinks to hummus, every kind of food and drink seems to have a fun-sized version these days as manufacturers take a cue from ...