Perhaps you have seen the commercials. Perhaps you are or know a man that has to frequently go to the bathroom at night or rushes to the restroom on short notice. The truth is more than 50 percent of men greater than the age of 50 and 80 percent of men older than 70 have some degree of benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH.
I am not a doctor. I don't even play one on television, but since being diagnosed with cancer I have seen plenty of doctors. Therefore I feel fairly knowledgeable about what it is like to experience the dreaded disease.
For the early riser in 18th Century Georgia, a newspaper was something to be treasured, and reread many times, before letting someone else take it from your home.
I had an opal necklace. It was a gift - a small stone set in gold on a narrow gold chain. I wore it every day. I would unconsciously finger it while I was on the phone or watching television. When I looked in the mirror it reminded me of lots of things, including the fact that opals are supposed to be good luck for those born in October, but bad luck for anyone else. I was, fortunately, born in October.
If you read my column last week, you know that I've been working on improving my driving habits this week. I hope you've given it some thought, as well.
William Bartram is considered by most knowledgeable people to be the first and, at the time, foremost expert on the North American continent's birds. What is not widely known is that Bartram chose to spend a substantial amount of his time right here in Bulloch County. He was born to John Bartram and Ann Mendenhall in Kingsessing, Pennsylvania on April 20, 1739.
Now is the time to plan an outdoor living space to enjoy as the nicer weather is upon us. Whether it is a spot under a shady tree near your back door, a back porch, or poolside area, outdoor living spaces can be planned and arranged as if they are an indoor room. Many fabrics and decorative items are now available that can withstand the outside elements. Evaluate what your family enjoys doing outside, then continue your decorating theme from the inside of your home so that spaces flow together nicely. Many people enjoy dining outside in the morning or ...
Once upon a time, in a world called Children's Literature, there came into being a series of books that were unlike all the others inhabiting the land. Where the majority of books wore colorful coats and contained large, simple words, these particular books possessed coats that put far more stock in mystery than beauty, and possessed words that were slightly smaller and much more intelligent. The books were called "A Series of Unfortunate Events," and while alone they were a relative anomaly, they influenced many other authors to create novels with just as much mystery and intelligence.
Last week, I commented on the number of fatalities that our local Georgia State Patrol Post has experienced this year. This week, that number grew to 12 as of press time. The tragic irony is that one accident involved a Dougherty County Police Officer who was on his way to Savannah to participate in an exercise to reduce fatalities and improve traffic safety. If it can happen to someone who is trained to drive, as most police officers are, it can happen to us.
ACHOO! Bless you! Ah, some more of the familiar sounds of allergy season. In my last article, I discussed what allergic rhinitis was and how it can affect up to 25% of the population. Today, I discuss some ways to teat this common medical problem.
There were once two second cousins once removed whose names were the same: that is to say they were both named Lewis Lanier. Lewis #1 was born in Brunswick County, Virginia to Sampson Lanier Jr. and Elizabeth Chamberlain in 1753 and Lewis #2 was born in Duplin County, North Carolina to Lemuel Lanier and Sarah Hardy in 1756, separated by a distance of less than one hundred and fifty miles. As growing young men, they sought to serve their country in its time of need.
Note: This is a health information column by Statesboro physician Christopher Munger. Look for the column to appear every other Sunday.
Almost everybody has heard of the "Flying Tigers," the American pilots who were fighting the Japanese, but few people know of it's Bulloch County connection. Their commander, General Robert Lee Scott Jr., or "Scotty" as he was called when he was young, was born in Waynesboro on April 12, 1908. He spent much of his childhood with his grandfather, B.H. Scott, who lived in Bulloch County.
Spring arrived on Wednesday, and it is definitely here. I love spring, but my allergies are at their worst this time of year. And from the coughs and sneezes I've heard around town, I'm not alone.
As with other newspapers, the Statesboro Herald periodically publishes the names of local students who've been named to their school's Honor Roll. Being added to that roll is quite an accomplishment, requiring hard, steady work from people of good character. It's an achievement for which students and parents alike can rightfully be proud. A popular bumper sticker tells the world, "My Child is an Honor Student at..." followed by the name of the educational institution. The value of honor rolls is readily seen in the inspirational pride it instills, along with the motivation and positive values it ...