March is Women's History Month and April is National Women's Health and Safety Month, which makes this an ideal time to reflect on the improvements that have occurred in women's health care while sharing tips and suggestions that can help keep women healthy.
As nine graduates of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court filed into the commissioners' boardroom in the Liberty County Courthouse Annex on Thursday afternoon, it was impossible to tell the difference between those who once struggled with substance-abuse problems and those who had never touched drugs in their lives.
The human desire for short-term gratification is satisfied by jet planes that travel coast-to-coast in four hours, fast-food outlets and all manner of new and ever-faster electronic technologies. Because people are no longer accustomed to waiting patiently, they tend to become quickly frustrated when natural processes can't be circumvented and they are forced to wait for a solution to "mature." When that happens, people are inclined to begin unwittingly engaging in self-defeating behavior.
Was this winter cold enough for you? I can't ever remember a winter when I had to dress so warmly for such long periods of time. And if we found it cold, hopefully some of our native insects did as well. Wouldn't it be nice if some of the mosquitoes didn't make it to spring? That certainly would lessen some of our health concerns and let us enjoy the benefits of living in coastal Georgia.
Representing Team Liberty in this year's American Diabetes Association's Kiss-A-Pig Campaign, Joel Osteen took a jab to the finger for his team Wednesday and had his blood glucose levels checked at Liberty Regional Medical Center.
It appears that a recent column of mine had an effect similar to a Rorschach inkblot: People read their own personal experiences and/or biases into it and reacted to it from that perspective.
According to 2011 estimates released in January by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes now affects nearly 26 million Americans of all ages with another 79 million people having what doctors call prediabetes. CDC says that prediabetes, which affects 35 percent of adults, is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Many people first become aware that they have diabetes when they develop one of its life-threatening complications such as:
While most governmental agencies in the area are grappling with cuts and decreased funding, the Long County Health Department recently learned their funding is scheduled to increase during the next seven years.
Educators gathered at Lewis Frasier Middle School on Thursday to learn how to better their health during the first-ever Liberty County BoE Employees Health Fair.
Army member Mario Carpanzano of Savannah held his 11-month-old son, Canio, on Wednesday while praising the Army's new Richmond Hill Medical Home.
Q: Our 15-year-old son, a high-school sophomore, was an honor student until he got to high school and took up with a group of kids who think good grades are "uncool." As a result, his grades have been in the tank all year (and most of last year). We put him on slight restriction after his first report card, but nothing changed. For the past three months, he's been on full restriction: no social life, no outside activities (unless at our church), no cell phone, television, computer (unless absolutely necessary for schoolwork) or video games. All the things he ...
I grew up in the days when you didn't discuss body functions. No, I'm not so old that you couldn't say the word "legs," but as a young nurse I often was embarrassed when I had to discuss their digestive processes with patients. And I found that many people obviously were equally squeamish when it came to talking about their colon and rectum. That hesitation still is evident today and may well play a part in why colorectal cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
ATLANTA - More than a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night, and many of them report troubles concentrating, remembering and even driving.
Q: Our 19-year-old daughter is dating a 19-year-old boy, who, in general, we like. He's not a partier, he doesn't smoke or drink, he's serious about his education and he has a rational career plan mapped out. Our daughter also is a responsible, level-headed girl. The problem is that the boyfriend's response to almost anything my daughter says is a cut or put-down, a dismissal of her accomplishment or mocking. She says his father does the same thing to him, his brother and their mother; so to him, it's "normal." Our daughter is an upbeat ...
March is National Nutrition Month and it's the perfect time to start making smart food choices by reading labels and ordering healthier meals when eating out.
What's a kid got to do to get a Coke in this town? Well, avoid fast-food restaurants, for starters.
If you want a better relationship with your children, then argue.
Many people shy away from strength training because of a pervasive stigma associated with it: Weight gain. All too often, we hear excuses for why people choose to avoid strength training: “I don’t want to bulk up” or “I don’t need to focus on weights.” However, strength training is an important part of anyone’s workout routine, regardless of gender, body size and fitness goals. In fact, the benefits are lifelong and can especially help as you age. Besides the fact that strength training can boost your metabolism by 15 percent, muscle is also a key component to ...
Life certainly dictates its own pace. As the demands of busy schedules pile up, it seems a good night's sleep is the first thing to go. The lack of adequate sleep knows no boundaries. Young people suffer from the same decline of proper sleeping habits as often as their parents. And in an effort to compensate for lost time, the loss of sleep carries its own consequences. Sleep is essential not only to getting through daily life, but also improving the quality of it. Here are 3 reasons why a good night's sleep is worth your time.
Pleurisy is inflammation of the membrane between your lungs and ribs, or pleura. The condition, which makes breathing both difficult and painful, often mimics the symptoms of a heart attack.
There are a lot of cheats in the world. This is not including professional rule breakers. The most common are those who cheat themselves.
BRUNSWICK – Southeast Georgia Health System's Southeast Georgia with its Wellness on Wheels mobile health vehicle will be in area counties this month.
Gov. Nathan Deal has released the final report of recommendations from his Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee, which was created last April to identify and provide solutions for the needs of Georgia's rural hospital community.
This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The case, King v. Burwell, focuses on whether the federal government can legally provide financial support to people enrolled in the ACA in states that haven't set up their own insurance marketplace.
Postpartum Depression is a very common condition among women. It is also very misunderstood.
I struck a nerve. Immunizations are your nerve. I wrote with that raw nerve inflamed.
As I sat and watched an indoor soccer game where two of my sons were playing on the same team, I saw my 6-year-old dribble through players and make a pass to my 8-year-old, who then scored a goal that would put their team ahead. I cheered loudly, shouting each of my son’s names proudly.
Pediatrics is filled with contrasts.