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Fit Kids Fest set for Saturday, focuses on childhood obesity

SAVANNAH - Childhood obesity is a growing concern across the nation.

August 22, 2012 | Special to the News | Health


Local health officials warn of rising cases of whooping cough in Ga.

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.

August 21, 2012 | Special to the News | Health


CDC recommends hepatitis tests for boomers

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.

August 19, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Health


State planning public health budgets

ATLANTA - Public health officials in Georgia are seeking public input as they begin planning for upcoming budgets.

August 13, 2012 | Associated Press | Health


Kids' cholesterol down, fewer trans fats cited

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.

August 08, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Health


Marrow registry drive set

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.

July 30, 2012 | Staff report | Health


Georgia hospitals hope for Medicaid expansion

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.

July 09, 2012 | Associated Press | Health


CDC: Half of overweight teens have hear risk

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.

May 21, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Health


Student doctors complete externships at Redicare

Student doctors Marsha Lachaud and John R. Wall recently completed externships with Thomas Byrnes, D.O., at Redicare-Urgent Medical Care in Richmond Hill.

May 16, 2012 | Special to the News | Health


Don’t leave kids in hot vehicles, health officials tell parents

ATLANTA - As temperatures begin to climb, Georgia health officials are reminding parents not to leave their children alone inside hot cars.

May 13, 2012 | The Associated Press | Health


CDC says skin cancer warnings ignored

ATLANTA (AP) - The warnings about skin cancer from too much sun don't seem to be getting through.

May 13, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Health


Marriage-absent homes may cause issues later

About 40 years ago, as divorce was becoming commonplace, America began waking up to the importance of fatherhood.

April 18, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Health


Accidents killing fewer children than in past

ATLANTA (AP) - Accidents are killing far fewer children and teenagers than in the past, according to a new government report released Monday.

April 17, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Health


Blood donors may win gift cards

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.

April 12, 2012 | Special to the News | Health


Balance freedom with responsibility with bedtimes

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.

April 11, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Health


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