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ALBANY— Peak season for flu is yet to arrive, but another nasty bug is also making its presence felt in Southwest Georgia – and there is no vaccine to prevent it and no drug to treat it.

November 16, 2012

ALBANY, GA - August is National Immunization Awareness Month - and Southwest Health District is using the observance as a reminder that timely immunizations protect the health of people of all ages.

November 11, 2012

ALBANY, GA - August is National Immunization Awareness Month - and Southwest Health District is using the observance as a reminder that timely immunizations protect the health of people of all ages.

November 8, 2012

A new, small study suggests medicinal marijuana may impair users' driving skills - but might be missed by typical sobriety tests.

At doses used in AIDS, cancer and pain patients, people weaved side to side more and had a slower reaction time in the hours after using the drug, researchers from the Netherlands found.

For people who hadn't built up a tolerance to marijuana, those effects were similar to driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08, the point at which drivers are considered legally impaired, they said.

April 7, 2012

Cell phones have become a part of people’s lives which they seem to rely on more than anything else. They are a very popular item.