Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas recently signed a proclamation at city hall in recognition of National Health Center Week. He also recognized Diversity Health Center.
ATLANTA (AP) - All baby boomers should get a one-time blood test to learn if they have the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's Rural Health Research Institute has received a $5.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, designating the RHRI as a center of excellence for the elimination of rural health disparities.
The lion's share of food service providers in Liberty County are a safe bet for sanitation and food handling, according to current scores issued by the Liberty County Environmental Health Department.
Q: My oldest child starts kindergarten soon. I know there will be the class and/or bus bully who will cause her some distress, whether directly or indirectly. I want to know how to handle it before it happens so I'm prepared. I feel she will have to learn to handle situations like this as time goes on, but at this age, she will need my guidance and intervention. What should I say to her now to prepare her, and how I should handle incidents when and if they occur?
ATLANTA - Public health officials in Georgia are seeking public input as they begin planning for upcoming budgets.
It doesn't come as a surprise that fruits and vegetables are an important yet sometimes lacking component of most meals children consume.
Years ago, children playing in the yard or at the park was a common sight on every street in every neighborhood. Nowadays, not so much.
For many years the classic food pyramid has been the method by which many people plan their healthy eating goals. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture modified the food pyramid, transforming it into a different symbol altogether - a dinner plate.
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When we set fitness goals for ourselves, we tend to focus or hone in on specific areas of our bodies. Sometimes, we make the mistake of forgetting how each of our body systems and structures are connected and linked in specific ways that make isolating one part or another detrimental to our overall goals. Functional training exercises and training programs like CrossFit, ever-growing in popularity, can help us to use multiple body systems in dynamic and challenging ways in order to get us to new levels of fitness.
ATLANTA - Officials say there's been a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people.
An increase in cases of Pertussis, more commonly known as "whooping cough," in some metro Atlanta counties and other states has prompted Coastal Health District officials to remind residents that getting vaccinated is the safest and most effective way to prevent the disease.
ATLANTA - Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen.
In the late 1960s, as psychologist B. F. Skinner's behavior-modification theory made the jump from academia into popular culture, the focus in child rearing shifted from molding character to "shaping" behavior. Books such as Gerald Patterson's "Living with Children" promised perfectly well-behaved children through the proper manipulation of rewards and punishments, such as timeout and systematic removal of privilege.
Although football gets all the bad press, it's not the cause of most concussions in the United States. Horseback riding is.
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