SAVANNAH - Childhood obesity is a growing concern across the nation. Georgia is not immune to this epidemic. Nearly 40 percent of the state's children classified as overweight or obese, which is the second-highest child-obesity rate in the U.S. The Junior League of Savannah is working to draw awareness to the issue here in the Coastal Empire by hosting the Fit Kids Fest from 2-5 p.m. Aug. 25 at Daffin Park's Optimist Stadium. The event ...
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 (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.
ATLANTA - Public health officials in Georgia are seeking public input as they begin planning for upcoming budgets.
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 honor of Evan Nelms, the 5-year-old diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, Finding Balance Therapeutic Massage of Richmond Hill is sponsoring a Be the Match booth at this year's National Night Out, set for 6-9 p.m. Tuesday in J.F. Gregory Park.
ATLANTA (AP) - A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could put Georgia's hospitals in an economic bind.
ATLANTA - Half the nation's overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems, new federal research says.
Student doctors Marsha Lachaud and John R. Wall recently completed externships with Thomas Byrnes, D.O., at Redicare-Urgent Medical Care in Richmond Hill.
ATLANTA - As temperatures begin to climb, Georgia health officials are reminding parents not to leave their children alone inside hot cars.
ATLANTA (AP) - The warnings about skin cancer from too much sun don't seem to be getting through.
About 40 years ago, as divorce was becoming commonplace, America began waking up to the importance of fatherhood.
ATLANTA (AP) - Accidents are killing far fewer children and teenagers than in the past, according to a new government report released Monday.
ATLANTA - The American Red Cross is rewarding individuals who help save lives this spring with a chance to win one of three $1,000 gift cards.
Q: My 12-year-old daughter thinks she's old enough to set her own bedtime. We told her that we want her in bed, lights out, by 9:30 on weeknights and 10 on non-school nights.