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Breast-feeding protest set for Savannah

SAVANNAH - Mothers from across Georgia are gathered in Savannah to breast-feed their babies in a demonstration aimed at changing state law.

March 06, 2012 | Associated Press | Health


Medics shock soldier back to life

The morning of Feb. 7 started out like any other day for Floyd Justice, an emergency medical technician at Winn Army Community Hospital.

March 03, 2012 | Special to the News | Health


Parents need to look back, not to other nations

Un partie: Stop the presses!

February 29, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Health


New strain of flu found in bats

ATLANTA - For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear.

February 28, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Health


Make kids care about their problems

Parents tell me their daughter is intelligent and did well in school up until the seventh grade, at which time she stopped doing the required work and her grades, consequently, went down the proverbial tube.

February 22, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Health


Counterfeit drugs becoming big business

WASHINGTON - The discovery that a fake version of the widely used cancer medicine Avastin is circulating in the United States is raising new fears that the multibillion-dollar drug-counterfeiting trade is increasingly making inroads in the U.S.

February 18, 2012 | By Matthew Perrone Associated Press writer | Health


Obama budget cuts bacteria testing in produce

SAN FRANCISCO - President Barack Obama's proposed budget would eliminate the nation's only program that regularly tests fruits and vegetables for deadly pathogens, leaving public health officials without a crucial tool used to investigate deadly foodborne illness outbreaks.

February 18, 2012 | By Garance Burke Associated Press writer | Health


French rely on 'old school' methods

Last year, a Chinese-American "tiger mother" told American parents how to raise children who will make straight As and play Carnegie Hall before they reach puberty. This year, the French are showing us how to raise children who will obey, throw few tantrums and sit quietly in restaurants, listening while adults talk about adult things. Vive' la France!

February 15, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Health


Eye disease should not be taken lightly

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting in a restaurant when I noticed five people at one table passing around one pair of glasses. Each person stuck the glasses on his or her nose, read the menu and then passed them along to the next person. That seemed to work well for everyone except one gentleman, who joked about needing longer arms - even after the glasses were perched on his nose. The lady to his right - the owner of the glasses - made a comment about it being a known fact that arms get much shorter after you reach age ...

February 09, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Health


Chatham may ban all indoor smoking

SAVANNAH - Chatham County is taking steps toward banning smoking in bars and other indoor venues not covered under state law.

February 09, 2012 | Associated Press | Health


Medicare counseling offered by agency

The Coastal Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging service and GeorgiaCares offers free and impartial Medicare counseling to Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources.

February 08, 2012 | Special to the News | Health


Target bad behavior with specific plan

Q: My 5-year-old daughter is in rehab for some listening issues at school. When she comes home with a note from her teacher indicating one or more of these incidents at school, she is confined to her room for the rest of the day.

February 08, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Health


Chronic disease workshop is free

The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging is offering a free workshop focused on chronic disease management.

February 06, 2012 | Special to the News | Health


Learn risk factors, signs of heart disease

For years, the perception has been that heart disease was not a significant health risk for women. But that has changed dramatically.

February 03, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Health


Rewards may cut children's achievements

The media recently reported "new" research findings to the effect that rewards often backfire and self-esteem is not the wonderful, uplifting personal attribute once thought. As a result, schools are rethinking their teaching and classroom management philosophies.

February 01, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Health


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