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Healthy Mealtime Inspiration in Your Pantry

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Healthy Mealtime Inspiration in Your Pantry (Family Features) One of the secrets to ordering less takeout and serving more nutritious homemade meals may be as simple as keeping a well-stocked pantry of canned foods. By cooking with canned foods, you can cut down prep time, meaning less time in the kitchen and more time with family. Canned fruits, v...
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The History of Macon's Cherry Blossom Festival

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In 1949 a realtor located in Macon, Georgia discovered the first Yoshino cherry tree while walking around in his back yard. His name, William a. Fickling Sr. At the time, Mr. Fickling was not aware he discovered a rare tree species growing in the south. Nonetheless, he admired the beauty of this tree and tried to learn more about the tree, but coul...
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Vaping on Increase Among Youth

​Source: Southeast Georgia Today March 1-- Smoking is down among teenagers, but vaping is up and that's not a good thing according to Ursula Spence with Rural Health Works. Rural Health Works is a Community Health Works focused initiative. Vaping on Increase Among Youth Southeast Georgia Today is a service provided by Vidalia Communications serving...
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Hidden FDA Reports Detail Harm Caused By Scores Of Medical Devices

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Hidden FDA Reports Detail Harm Caused By Scores Of Medical Devices Christina Jewett Photos by Heidi de Marco [UPDATED at 6 p.m. ET on March 8] Dr. Douglas Kwazneski was helping a Pittsburgh surgeon remove an appendix when something jarring happened. The surgical stapler meant to cut and seal the tissue around the appendix locked up. Kwazneski later...
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AM I AT RISK FOR COLON CANCER?

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? Do not wait for symptoms to occur before getting screened. Early colon cancer often has no symptoms . If there are symptoms, they may include: Rectal bleeding Blood in the stool or in the toilet after having a bowel movement A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation Cramping or pain in the lower stomac...
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Cutting Through ‘Wellness Confusion’ to Find Real Weight Loss

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Cutting Through ‘Wellness Confusion’ to Find Real Weight Loss (Family Features) The secret is out – Americans are no longer in the dark about healthy eating. A report commissioned by Jenny Craig revealed 92 percent of people believe they know the right foods to eat. However, despite increased awareness, more than half of Americans...
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Medicare Trims Payments To 800 Hospitals, Citing Patient Safety Incidents

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Medicare Trims Payments To 800 Hospitals, Citing Patient Safety Incidents Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News Eight hundred hospitals will be paid less by Medicare this year because of high rates of infections and patient injuries, federal records show. The number is the highest since the federal government five years ago launched the Hospital Acquired ...
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Rural Health Day 2019

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"We had a great Rural Health Day 2019!! Thank you to all of those that were able to join us, and we missed those that couldn't make it. See our great pics!" - Charles F. Owens, MSA - Clinical Associate Professor & Director - Georgia Southern University - Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health The Georgia Rural Health Association (GRHA) is the ...
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Cancer’s Complications: Confusing Bills, Maddening Errors And Endless Phone Calls

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Cancer’s Complications: Confusing Bills, Maddening Errors And Endless Phone Calls Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News Carol Marley wants everyone to know what a life-threatening cancer diagnosis looks like in America today. Yes, it’s the chemotherapy that leaves you weak and unable to walk across the room. Yes, it’s the litany of test...
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The Power of Video

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Do you have it? If your answer is "no," I'll convince you on why it should be "yes." First, generally speaking, most of us have a smartphone. Secondly, we usually take pictures and videos with these devices. So, you probably already have video content to help enhance your story. If not, you can decide to start shooting video, keeping in mind, that ...
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Host a St. Patrick’s Day Party with Style

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Host a St. Patrick’s Day Party with Style (Family Features) It may be a celebration in honor of a patron saint of Ireland, but you don’t have to be Irish to join the revelry that marks each St. Patrick’s Day. This year, gather some friends for a party that brings a bit of luck o’ the Irish to all. Perfect Party Menu It&rsquo...
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5 Tips to Successfully Bring a New Pet into Your Home

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5 Tips to Successfully Bring a New Pet into Your Home (Family Features) Bringing home a puppy or kitten can lead to a lot of excitement. However, discussing issues that may arise and preparing in advance for a new pet’s arrival can help make for a smooth transition. Consider these tips from the pet experts at PetSmart Charities to help make y...
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Transitioning Back to Work After Baby

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Transitioning Back to Work After Baby (Family Features) Just when you were getting the hang of having a baby at home, it’s time to go back to work. Beyond the expected changes such as picking work tasks back up and catching up on things you’ve missed, your priorities have most likely shifted now that you’re a parent. It’s no...
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What Is Colorectal Cancer Screening?

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A Parent-To-Parent Campaign To Get Vaccine Rates Up

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A Parent-To-Parent Campaign To Get Vaccine Rates Up Alex Olgin, WFAE In 2017, Kim Nelson had just moved her family back to her hometown in South Carolina. Boxes were still scattered around the apartment, and while her two young daughters played, Nelson scrolled through a newspaper article on her phone. It said religious exemptions for vaccines had ...
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What is this I see, sunshine? Oh, yeah!

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Finally, breaks in the clouds along with areas of blue sky and warmer temperatures. What a nice change of pace. This made for a great afternoon stroll through beautiful downtown Macon, Georgia. I was, and am, over the wet weather. Anyone else with me?
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How to Choose the Right Food for Your Dog

How to Choose the Right Food for Your Dog (Family Features) When it comes to selecting the right food for their dogs, people often agonize about choosing among a myriad of options. Given that 95 percent of pet owners consider their pets to be part of the family, according to a Nielsen survey on The Humanization of Pet Food , pet parents typically w...
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View from Space - GOES-East 6 hour loop

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It's finally Friday! We're socked in with more fog and clouds. If you look hard, you can see a small section of clearing from Savannah, west to Dublin. Thought it was worth sharing. Does it seem like the sunshine has disappeared across our area, or is it just me? GOES-East - Sector Views: Southeast - GeoColor - NOAA / NESDIS / STAR Enter some descr...
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Understanding Insurance Benefits

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Understanding Insurance Benefits (Family Features) No matter where you are in life, whether you’re just starting your career or nearing retirement, it’s important to understand the voluntary benefits available to you that can complement traditional health insurance. While health insurance can help cover medical costs in the event of inj...
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