A new report by the US surgeon general points to tobacco smoking as the leading cause of preventable disease, disability and death in the United States -- and notes that smoking cessation is beneficial at any age.
Transgender youth have a much greater risk of suicide, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, if they have access to a puberty blocker, their chances of suicide and mental health problems in the immediate term and down the road decline significantly, a new s…
Of all the alarming aspects of the rapidly spreading new virus out Wuhan, China, this is perhaps the most alarming: A single patient has infected 14 health care workers.
The days of most Americans choosing a casket and traditional graveside burial for their funerals are over.
When the patriarch of a Boston-area family was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer, the family was told he needed to start treatment immediately.
Marie Antoinette's hair suddenly turned white before the ill-fated French queen was taken to the guillotine to have her head chopped off, according to some historical accounts.
What started as a mystery virus last month in Wuhan, China, has now killed at least 17 people and infected hundreds more around the world.
When I took Office as clerk of Rockdale Superior and State Courts in 2009, we were already on the road to court technology advances owing to the foresight of my predecessor, the Honorable Joanne Caldwell, who held the office for 23 years.
Dr. Stephanie Gordon, owner of Story on the Square, an independent book store on the square in McDonough, is determined to bring top-notch books and authors to the Middle Georgia area. And thanks to her persistence, on Jan. 14 the New York publisher Harper-Collins partnered with Gordon and her staff to stage a book release in McDonough.
When it comes to soups and stews, it's handy to have a lentil or split pea recipe in your repertoire. When simmered over a long period of time, these high-fiber dried peas and lentils soften and transform into a nutrient-packed palate for other ingredients, from garnishes and roasted vegetables to poached eggs or broiled tofu.
The United States has its first confirmed case of a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, last month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday. The coronavirus has already sickened hundreds and killed six people in Asia.
After a single application, a total of seven chemicals commonly found in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels that exceed safety thresholds, according to studies by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US Food and Drug Administration.
ALBANY — The Royal Charter for the colony of Georgia ensured that there would be illegal distilleries in the colony even before James Oglethorpe and 114 other colonists landed on the Georgia coast. The charter of the 13th colony, unlike other colonies, stated that both slavery and “the importation of intoxicating liquors is prohibited.”
Heart attack survivors who carry extra weight around their belly are at greater risk of another heart attack, new research has found, another reason why measuring your waist may be more important than stepping on the scale.
If the weed Twitterverse is to be believed, a lot of marijuana users rely on a nightly puff or two to drift off into la-la land.
"Yup, life's a tradeoff," Susan Sarandon tells co-star Julia Roberts while smoking weed in the 1998 tearjerker "Step Mom." In the film, Sarandon plays a woman dying of cancer while struggling to accept leaving her kids to the much younger, much hipper woman her ex-husband married.
Valentine’s Day could could be even more memorable for dozens of couples this year if they make plans to take part in the Valentine’s Wedding Extravaganza at Newton County Probate Court and Magistrate Court.
About 2 million American adults with cardiovascular disease say they've used marijuana, despite the drug being a potential risk for heart health, a new research paper says.
As if we needed any more reason to ruminate over life's daily plights, today (January 20) is Blue Monday -- the third Monday of January, which is rumored to be the most depressing day of the year.
I was preaching a series of sermons in a small town, and on one of the days an elderly gentleman came up to me during lunch. He said, “I know what it is to be frightened.”
One Sunday Toni was cleaning up after worship. As I entered the sacristy, I could tell something was bothering her. When I asked her, she told me how angry she was about something I said in my sermon.
Migas are a delicacy as old as tortillas. The word is Spanish for "crumbs" — specifically the crumbs of tortillas of a certain age. In the U.S., the tortilla fragments are usually served with salsa, beans and sour cream.
In Genesis 8:22 God is responding to Noah’s offering, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
Last weekend my wife and I went to see the newest Star Wars movie. Obviously we’re not die-hard fans of that saga since we waited several weeks after its release for the crowds to thin out before viewing the film. Nor did we dress up in appropriate costumes as our kids did for one of the pre…
This past week I read a letter by a young woman who was distraught over losing a friend because she (the young woman writing the letter) had lost her faith.
She did something a lot of kids do at that age. She stayed out all night with a friend her mother didn't like. But when Darnell Taylor got home the next morning, her mother met her at the door and told her she was no longer welcomed to live in her house.
When Netflix debuted "13 Reasons Why" in 2017, some mental health experts argued the show was "dangerous" for its depiction of teen suicide.
Flu activity in the United States declined in the week ending January 11, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was the second consecutive week that saw a drop.
On Christmas Day, 16-year-old Kaylee Roberts opened presents at her aunt's house in suburban Cleveland, joyfully celebrating the holiday and laughing with her cousins.
About 170 people who've gone to Yosemite National Park this month are suffering from gastrointestinal illness, including visitors and employees.