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Recently, both in the office and on my blog, I have received questions about a certain type of bacterial infection called MRSA, or methicillin resistant staph aureus. MRSA has been in the new quite a bit recently. The was a high school in Virginia that was closed and scrubbed down because several students had become ill and one had died secondary to infection caused by this bacteria. I wanted to take time to explain what MRSA is, why it is dangerous, and why the good people of Bulloch county should not be as worried about MRSA as the folks in ...

December 11, 2007 | By DR. CHRISTOPHER MUNGER | Lifestyles Columnists


Negotiators complete key document for policymakers on climate change

VALENCIA, Spain - Delegates from more than 140 countries agreed Friday on a scientific ''instant guide'' for policy makers, stating more forcefully than ever that climate change has begun and threatens to irreversibly alter the planet.

December 11, 2007 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/19

We rarely can depend upon Lady Luck intervening in endeavors we're hoping to launch, so in the year ahead, make it a point to bank totally on yourself and your efforts. If Dame Fortune happens to appear, you'll be all the richer for it.

December 11, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Times are trying for nurses walking the picket line in Appalachia; strike in its 7th week

HARLAN, Ky. - Jerry Blevins has stood for weeks on a picket line with his fellow nurses, thinking about his mortgage, his tearful wife, his four children.

December 11, 2007 | By SAMIRA JAFARI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 11/19

English author Samuel Butler, who died in 1902, wrote, "Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbors, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them."

December 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


US warns of unrest, urges calm amid political chaos in Lebanon

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Friday warned of new unrest in Lebanon and urged all parties to remain calm after the country's parliament was unable to elect a new president as required by the constitution.

December 11, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


American couples in wrenching limbo as Guatemala changes adoption rules

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Jeff and Diana Kerr fell in love with the Guatemalan baby girl the moment they saw her photograph. The Minnesota couple decorated her pink and white nursery with pictures of flowers and butterflies, but now they don't know if the 8-month-old will ever become their daughter.

December 11, 2007 | By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


Diane Miller - Information about family’s history could prove useful

Do our children know our family history? Families who are resilient and function well have a sense of connection to the past. Our history provides roots and a sense of belonging that we all need to feel secure and to have an understanding of who we are.

December 11, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Ask Dr. Gott 11/21

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is turning 65 soon, and I have noticed the following changes in him. He can get emotional very easily and cry. In a group of people watching a concert, he sleeps. When he starts to snore and I wake him up, he claims he wasn't asleep. I have to repeat things over and over for him. I know he has a hearing problem, but he refuses to get a hearing aid. He gets a physical exam every year, and he has been told he is fine. He has memory lapses. I notice that other ...

December 11, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Authorities may need DNA tests to help identify 29 bodies from China landslide

BEIJING - Authorities may need DNA tests to help identify 29 disfigured bodies that were pulled from the rubble of a landslide in mountainous central China, a state-run news agency reported Saturday.

December 11, 2007 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/17

DEAR ABBY: I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She's now 7 weeks old, and I am just now getting to where I can start exercising to get the baby fat off.

December 11, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 11/16

C.C. Colton, an English author and clergyman, wrote, "It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends." But if someone is learning, someone else is instructing, even if only through the printed word.

December 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Showdown over possible new cable TV regulation pits FCC chairman against cable industry

WASHINGTON - A long-simmering dispute between the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and the cable television industry has reached a boiling point, with a potential showdown shaping up for the agency's meeting Tuesday.

December 11, 2007 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/21

The more contacts you make socially in the year ahead, the better your chances for more than one of them proving to be quite helpful in a number of areas in your life. Try to establish relationships with those who have good reputations.

December 11, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 11/21

Author Maya Angelou said in an interview, "I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels."

December 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Forest Heights wants to be your pharmacy

Forest Heights Pharmacy is a service driven pharmacy. Everything they offer, be it free in town delivery, convenient drive thru window service, prescriptions that are ready in minutes not hours, Medicare part D help, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) or compounding services - the goal is to benefit their customers.

February 18, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Bernard's Jewelers has what you need for Valentine's Day

Bernard's Jewelers owners Pamela Anderson, Polly Reed Schuman and Pamela Reed have just returned from market and packed every inch of their beautiful little jewelry store "that service built."

February 12, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Sherry Lynn's is full of unique Valentine's gifts

Sherry Lynn's Farm Girl Miscellany and Sherry Lynn's Salon is located at 8 East Vine Street behind the Sea Island Bank's downtown drive thru.

February 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


B&R Accounting & Taxes can help in tax season and all year

Marc and Danielle Nauts are the owners of B&R Accounting & Taxes at 45 East Main Street. They share office space with their other company, B&R Treasures & Treats.

January 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Grace Gardens creates a happy new home for seniors

Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Customer service is Forest Heights Pharmacy’s first priority

Forest Heights Pharmacy, located at 4439 Country Club Road, was founded by the late Joel Sikes in 2006. He was a long time Brooklet resident. Joel sold the business to Ben Ross in 2008 after he became ill. Ben is a second generation pharmacist/pharmacy owner who grew up working in his dad's pharmacy, Ross Drug, in Sylvania. Ben, his wife, Lauren and their two girls, Lanie and Lucy Kate, are active Bulloch County residents.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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