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U.S. obesity rate on the rise as health officials seek solutions

U.S. obesity rate on the rise as health officials seek solutions

The obesity problem in the United States is getting worse, in spite of creative (and expensive) efforts to combat it.
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The NFL's other public relations crisis

The next round of NFL controversy may be about to begin, and it has nothing to do with underinflated balls.
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Health care facilities expanding, improving

Health care facilities expanding, improving

Community health-care facilities are expanding, and services are improving for civilians, veterans and military families. Medical facilities on and off post have seen growth in the past year, and more improvements are planned for this year.

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Updated: jan. 25, 2015 10:30 p.m.
'Sleeves Up' drive promotes blood donation

'Sleeves Up' drive promotes blood donation

American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives in January during National Blood Donor Month through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.

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Updated: jan. 25, 2015 9:00 p.m.
Hospital brings new technology to Jesup

Hospital brings new technology to Jesup

JESUP — Residents in Jesup and the surrounding communities now have one less reason to travel elsewhere for health care thanks to Wayne Memorial Hospital’s addition of full-time cardiologist Dr. Gary Stern and an additional diagnostic tool, the cardiac CT.

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Updated: jan. 25, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Palliative-care expert to speak in Savannah

Palliative-care expert to speak in Savannah

SAVANNAH — A renowned palliative-care expert from Johns Hopkins is coming to Savannah at the end of the month as part of Hospice Savannah Inc. and The Steward Center for Palliative Care’s seventh annual lecture series.

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Updated: jan. 25, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Luncheon to discuss food labels

Luncheon to discuss food labels

BRUNSWICK — What does it really imply if products are listed as all-natural or gluten-free? Which part of the label should consumers review first? What is the appropriate amount of beneficial nutrients?

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Updated: jan. 25, 2015 1:30 p.m.
Ebola outlook improving in West Africa

Ebola outlook improving in West Africa

January has been good to the global Ebola effort. Health officials report that the disease is slowing down in West Africa, as they offer an optimistic outlook for 2015.
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Simple tips to maintain discipline

Simple tips to maintain discipline

Here we are in the new year, and if you’re like most people, you’ve made resolutions to lose weight, eat better, get more exercise and generally take better care of yourself.

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Updated: jan. 25, 2015 12:00 p.m.
LRMC nurse retires after 46 years of service

LRMC nurse retires after 46 years of service

Willie Mae Jacobs, a Liberty County native and Liberty Regional Medical Center employee with nearly 50 years of nursing experience, recently celebrated her retirement with family and friends in the LRMC cafe.

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Updated: jan. 11, 2015 9:30 p.m.
New year brings new hope for health

New year brings new hope for health

The holidays are meant to be a time of joy, renewal and togetherness. However, in the relations between people, there also can be less-than-positive interactions — even jealousy and anger. Sometimes, we don’t take very good care of each other or ourselves.

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Updated: jan. 11, 2015 6:30 p.m.
New pharmacist at Coastal Family of Pharmacies

New pharmacist at Coastal Family of Pharmacies

Lisa Johnson Sommers of Richmond Hill recently joined The Coastal Family of Pharmacies and will split her time between two locations: Richmond Hill Pharmacy and Hinesville Pharmacy.

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Updated: jan. 11, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Making health-care decisions for parents isn't easy

Making health-care decisions for parents isn't easy

There are a few things that I always look forward to during the holiday season. Getting together with family is the first.  

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Updated: jan. 11, 2015 4:30 p.m.
Pets don't handle extra weight well

Pets don't handle extra weight well

The holidays are a time of overindulgence. People often eat way too much, and frequently their pets are right there beside them.

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Updated: jan. 11, 2015 2:30 p.m.
Hand washing can help you stay healthy

Hand washing can help you stay healthy

One of the easiest, least expensive ways to stay healthy often is one of the most overlooked. Avoiding the common cold — or worse, the flu — can be as easy as washing your hands.

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Updated: jan. 11, 2015 1:15 p.m.

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