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For the Public Health by Stuart Tedders Ph.D.

Although life expectancy has risen considerably in this country, we still face significant health challenges in the 21st century. Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD, and diabetes, account for approximately 70 percent of all deaths in the United States. Data indicate that more than 90 million Americans live with a chronic illness and 25 million people experience either disability or physical activity limitations due to these conditions. In addition to the personal burden, the medical care costs of people with chronic diseases are staggering and account for approximately 75 percent of the nation's health care budget.

January 06, 2008 | By STUART TEDDERS, PhD. | Lifestyles Columnists


Two more young men freed in teen sex case that changed Georgia laws

ATLANTA - Two more young men have been freed after serving time in jail for a case involving a 17-year-old who had consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl.

January 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Tough new employer legislation, slow economy driving immigrants out of Arizona

PHOENIX - Illegal immigrants in Arizona, frustrated with a flagging economy and tough new legislation cracking down on their employers, are returning to their home countries or trying their luck in other states.

January 06, 2008 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer | National


Drought-parched Lake Lanier bed littered with reminders of past

GAINESVILLE - The acres of drying mud that span much of what once was Lake Lanier jolt to a stop at a bend, where a concrete foundation suddenly appears.

January 06, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Baghdad residents take advantage of holiday, security to visit parks; bombs kill 5 elsewhere

BAGHDAD - Residents of Baghdad packed the capital's parks and amusement rides on Saturday, taking advantage of a lull in violence and the Islamic feast of Eid al-Adha to venture out of their homes in droves.

January 06, 2008 | By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkish warplanes bombed separatist Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq on Saturday, a statement posted on the military's Web site said.

January 06, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Pakistani police seek clues to suicide bomber’s identity after blast that killed at least 50

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Police examined clothing, shoes and the severed legs of a man Saturday to try to identify a suicide bomber who killed at least 50 people during a holiday prayer service at a crowded mosque in northwestern Pakistan.

January 06, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wife of former FBI agent fails to find husband in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran - The wife of a missing former FBI agent said Saturday she has been unable to find out what happened to her husband despite visiting the Iranian island where he was last seen.

January 06, 2008 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


For Young Readers by Lindsey and Paige Oliver

An easy to read yet striking fantasy book for young children, George R. R. Martin's "The Ice Dragon" is a cunningly crafted tale of childhood friendship and the beauty of winter. While many will recognize the author for his adult fantasy and science fiction novels, parents can rest assured that "The Ice Dragon" has none of the mature themes of Martin's other books. Instead, "The Ice Dragon" focuses on themes of love, friendship and sacrifice.

January 06, 2008 | By LINDSEY and PAIGE OLIVER | Lifestyles Columnists


NeSmith-Cannady

Melanie NeSmith became the bride of Joseph Cannady on November 17, 2007, during a 2 p.m. ceremony held at the Gracewood Baptist Church. Dr. Bill Eckles officiated.

January 06, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Recent Births 12/23

Ti'Yana Elissah

January 06, 2008 | | Local


JROTC at SEB learn about options for worldwide communications

Members of the 165th Air Support Operations Squadron, 224th Joint Communications Support Squadron Georgia Air National Guard demonstrated their unit's capability to provide worldwide communications support to the Army JROTC cadets at Southeast Bulloch High School.

January 06, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Celebrating 67 years

January 06, 2008 | | Anniversaries




Months after mummy claim, DNA science still lags

CAIRO, Egypt - Months after Egypt boldly announced that archaeologists had identified a mummy as the most powerful queen of her time, scientists in a museum basement are still analyzing DNA from the bald, 3,500-year-old corpse to try to back up the claim aired on TV.

January 06, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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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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