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Help plants grow and stay healthy by staking them

"Grow up." That's what I tell some of my plants.Upright plants, bathed in air, are less apt to get fungal diseases, and those bearing fruits ? tomatoes, for example ? are less likely to have their fruits attacked by slugs and turtles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-06-04/help-plants-grow-and
Sid Mullis: Don't let poor drainage give plants 'wet feet'

...worse. Then they compound the problem by watering too often.Wet feet is basically a catch-all term given to a list of diseases and problems associated with poor drainage. Areas with poor drainage tend to hold moisture well and this often causes the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-06-18/sid-mullis-dont-let-
Docs hate cyber red tape

...receive another shot to the solar plexus. This year also is the year when the new International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, or ICD-10 codes, come into play. The truly byzantine nature of this multiple-digit-driven...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-16/docs-hate-cyber-red-tape
Georgians can now apply for medical marijuana through a registry at the Georgia Department of Public Health

...include those with Crohn's disease, mitochondrial disorders and those with severe or end-stage forms of the following diseases: multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's disease and sickle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-16/georgians-can-now-apply-medi
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Ga. below average in heavy drinking

...the burden of alcohol consumption and its impact on chronic diseases and birth defects, as well as DUIs.Chatham County (the...pre-term birth, heart disease, cancer, and related liver diseases (such as cirrhosis)."It took a long time for tobacco...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-18/ga-below-average-heavy-drink
Sid Mullis: Snakes aren't all bad once you get to know them

...three rats every two weeks. Clearly one snake can significantly impact an ecosystem by reducing the potential for serious diseases like hanta virus or Lyme disease.At the first sign of danger, or human contact, snakes will usually flee. Most snakes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-06-04/sid-mullis-snakes-ar
Ga. wildlife document shows successes, setbacks

...species require it to thrive and compete against the invasive species.Climate change, the impact of solar farms and new diseases also had to be addressed in the updated document, according to Mary Pfaffko, assistant chief of nongame conservation in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-08/ga-wildlife-document-shows-s
Prader-Willi syndrome brings challenges for Evans family

...with the syndrome, although experts believe many more have gone undetected as doctors might confuse the symptoms with other diseases. To complicate it more, there is no comprehensive registry in the U.S. to track all Prader-Willi patients, leaving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-05-23/prader-willi-syndrome-brings
Leaf blister fungus affects local oak trees

...in late summer, leaf loss will have little impact on the tree's health.Oak leaf blister is transmitted like most fungal diseases. Microscopic spores are produced in leaf spots during midspring. These spores are carried by wind and rain drops to bud scales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2015-05-21/leaf-blister-fundus-