Just about everyone knows smoking is a significant risk factor for many health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, but most don't realize smoking can cause your esophageal sphincter to relax and stimulate stomach acid resulting in gastroesophageal reflux disease.
By MIKE STOBBE
With seasonal allergies becoming commonplace across the country, don't be caught this fall with the runny nose, itchy eyes or nasal congestion that plagued you last year.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Southeast Georgia Health System, the Coastal Medical Access Project and the Glynn and Long County health departments are again offering free prostate screenings to area men.
Editors note: The Courier mistakenly ran this piece as Coastal Health District spokeswoman Linda Ratcliff's Health advice column on Wednesday. It is actually by the Diversity Health Center's staff.
Kenan Kern, district governor-elect, addressed the Rotary Club recently about the importance of supporting The Rotary Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. The foundation was created in 1917 as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." One of the foundation's major humanitarian programs is PolioPlus, which seeks to eradicate polio worldwide. Its educational programs provide funding for 1,200 students to study abroad every year. "The Rotary Foundation is the ...
Ward Edwards will invest up to $10,000 in projects that promote or improve environmental sustainability in coastal South Carolina and Georgia.
The American Diabetes Association will be host Diabetes Day at Valdosta theme park, Wild Adventures, on Sept. 22 for all children and teens with diabetes.
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A population that commonly goes unnoticed by the public had the attention of Georgia lawmakers and agency directors Monday night.
The Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive at Coastal Electric Cooperative in Midway will be 2 7 p.m. Aug. 30
In observance of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is encouraging older adults to protect themselves from the flu this year by getting vaccinated with the flu vaccine.
It is amazing how many myths there are about breastfeeding. I can understand how some women get confused, especially when they get so many different stories - from what you can't do to what terrible things breastfeeding will do to your body.
DECATUR - It was 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday and Rafael Gonzalez had already worked up a sweat, wrestling to start a weed trimmer alongside a busy highway just east of Atlanta.
The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to make appointments to give blood, which will help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients during the holiday season.
These days, many businesses say they're community-focused, and plenty are true to that claim. Being engaged with our neighbors is actually good business, because if a community isn't thriving and healthy, its businesses will struggle.
A show described as "a colorful passport to the world" is on display until January at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery.
BRUNSWICK - Physical movement is an effective way to relieve arthritis pain, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Yet arthritis often is one of the reasons people avoid physical activity.
For the second year in a row, with the help from the community and partners, Bryan County Emergency Services raised awareness for breast cancer as well as $1,000 for a donation to Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia foundation.
Why are young adult children emancipating so much later than they did in 1970, when the average age of male emancipation - independent living, paying one's own bills - was 21?
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