SAVANNAH - Public health officials have issued a bacteria advisory for Strand Beach near the Tybee Island pier, and authorities are urging swimmers to avoid water in the area until further notice.
Childcare agencies and parents should encourage healthy lifestyles among children with extra emphasis on proper nutrition and physical fitness. And, as far as proper nutrition goes, pediatricians often advise expectant mothers to breastfeed their babies because this gives infants the right balance of nutrients and, with the assistance of vaccinations, helps their immune systems develop.
Q: I feel silly for asking, but what is your position on children killing bugs? I do not know if this is just 4-year-old boy behavior, but my son seems rather fascinated with bug-killing. He is, by the way, very kind with our dog and other pets. I have explained that bugs have families too and need to return to them.
Diversity Health Center is opening the doors this week and inviting the public to check out its Hinesville and Ludowici clinics.
SAVANNAH - Lab tests have confirmed a person in the Savannah area has been infected by the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.
Millions of people could have their eyesight saved thanks to several new groundbreaking treatments that have the potential to eradicate several of the most common causes of blindness. Antioxidant supplements, new drugs, stem cell therapy and laser treatment soon may offer new hope to people of all ages - the hope of keeping their eyesight and of remaining independent.
Q: My daughter will be 3 years old soon. Her father was the primary caretaker until she was around 20 months old, then he left and she hasn't seen him since.
The new Fort Stewart WIC clinic officially opened its doors last week and is ready to serve an estimated total caseload of 19,000 clients, according to Coastal Health District WIC Coordinator Tonya Scott.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservative law firm asked the Supreme Court Wednesday to strike down the health care overhaul, challenging the first federal appeals court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama's signature domestic initiative.
Q: Our 32-month-old daughter always has been outgoing and loves to be around people - until recently, that is. All of a sudden she has started lowering her head when we get together with people she doesn't see very often and will refuse to say hi or be friendly. Is it reasonable to expect that she say hello? At what age should we start disciplining this behavior?
National Immunization Awareness Month is promoted each August in an effort to increase awareness of immunization at a time when parents and children are getting ready to return to school and the medical community begins preparations for the upcoming flu season.
Members of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County voted Tuesday to move ahead with the proposed Liberty Regional Medical Center expansion.
SAVANNAH - Health officials in Chatham County are investigating a possible West Nile virus infection in a person in the Savannah area.
In addition to providing hope and shelter to disaster victims, the American Red Cross also provides blood to those in need. However, the Red Cross currently is experiencing its worse blood shortage of the past 12 years.
I believe it is vital that First Amendment rights be protected, and I further believe that doing so sometimes may require ruling in favor of speech that some group, even the majority, may perceive as having generally negative consequences.
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?