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Triathlon for youths

The second annual Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon will be at 8 a.m. Sept. 6. Registration is open for the swim, bike and run event geared toward youth ages 7 to 15. To register, go to www.runsignup.com and click on the "Race" tab at the top of the page. Registration forms are also available at Fleet Feet Sports at 3405 Waters Ave. and at the Chatham County Aquatic Center on Sallie Mood Drive.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


HPD wants you to know ...

According to code O.C.G.A. 40-8-73.1, in Georgia, it's unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle that has material applied to the rear windshield or the side windows that reduce light transmission through the windshield or windows to less than 32 percent. The rear windows of a truck or multipurpose vehicle are exempt from parts of this law, however the windows to the left and right of the driver and the front windshield must be in compliance.

June 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Discarded pizza box sparks blaze

A fire Thursday night in Gum Branch destroyed a single-wide trailer in the 400 block of Wells Road, displacing seven people. Five adults lived in the home - three women and two men - and two girls, ages 6 and 12.

June 30, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Historic trek tells school's story

Walkers, runners, bicyclists, fam-ilies and children all participated in the 14th annual Walk to Dorchester on Saturday to re-enact the historic 9.2-mile walk to Dorchester Academy that many African-American students once made regularly in order to attain a high-school education.

June 30, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Be proactive with immunizations

Students will be going back to school in less than two months, and health-department officials in Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


West Rehab adds occupational therapist

SAVANNAH - West Rehab & Sports Medicine - a provider of physical therapy, sports medicine and personal training services headquartered in Savannah - recently hired Meghan Moore as a registered and licensed occupational therapist, OTR/L, at the company's Hinesville and Richmond Hill locations.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Bone & Joint Institute moves clinic

BAXLEY - The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia recently moved its Baxley Satellite Clinic to a new location - 1093 W. Parker St., suite A - offering the convenience of on-site X-rays and allowing patients more direct, personal contact with their BJISG physicians.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


New rehab hospital going up in Savannah

SAVANNAH - Memorial Health has formed a strategic partnership with HealthSouth Corporation to build a 50-bed freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Savannah.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


TRICARE expanding lab tests

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - TRICARE is expanding its coverage of laboratory-developed tests under a new demonstration program.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


State stepping up fight of elder abuse

ATLANTA - In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which was recognized June 15, the Department of Human Services' Division of Aging Services is encouraging Georgians to learn about warning signs of elder abuse and help raise awareness about the abuse of older adults and people with disabilities.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Summer faves with health twists

Summer in Savannah means sometimes-annoying heat and humidity, but it also brings the fun of picnics, backyard parties and family barbecues. Like many Southern traditions, food is front and center - and plentiful. Food is love, and friends and family are love, so more food for friends and family is often deemed better.

June 29, 2014 | By Kim Floyd, M.Ed., R.D., L.D. and Joycelyn Cornthwaite, M.S., R.D., L.D., CDE and Kelly Shannon Special to the Courier | Living well


Stay calm while potty training toddler

Q: My 26-month-old daughter will go on the potty happily every hour when told - we're using your potty-bell method and it's working extremely well - and produces every time. As a result, she's having very few, if any, wee incidents. However, we still have to catch her before an impending bowel movement - she usually begins releasing gas - and rush to get her to the potty. She will sit and poop on the potty, but at day care - 3 days a week - they can't watch her every second, and therefore she often poops in her pants there. How ...

June 29, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Fundraiser for children's unit at Memorial

SAVANNAH - The Next Generation, a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center, will host its first summer soirée, a signature fundraising gala, at 7:30 p.m. July 18 at the Savannah Yacht Club.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hinesville Police blotters for June 27

June 2: Disorderly conduct - An officer went to Kroger in reference to threats. A woman said she pulled into the Kroger parking lot and saw her husband with his girlfriend and girlfriend's daughter.

June 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Soldiers, first responders can get $50 dinner cards

SAVANNAH - Chatham Parkway Toyota will give away $50 dinner cards to military members and first responders who stop by the business July 4-14 at 7 Park of Commerce Way.

June 28, 2014 | Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


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Coastal Endodontics welcomes new dentist

Coastal Endodontics, the home of "comfortable root canals" in coastal Georgia, recently announced the addition of a new dentist to its staff, hoping it will provide more flexible scheduling and shorter wait times for patients.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Healthy living takes lifelong learning

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the first graduates of the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program in Savannah. They are all patients of Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care and had participated in the 12-week program to learn about how they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

July 28, 2014 | By Charles H. Morris Special to the Courier | Living well


Health system welcomes new pediatrician to practice

ST. MARYS - Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Camden Pediatrics, an affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, recently announced the addition of Lera "Liv" Fina, D.O., board-certified pediatrician, to the practice.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Governor OKs hire of 100 child protective service workers

Gov. Nathan Deal recently approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has increased significantly since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Family Fun Day to kick off World Breastfeeding Week

SAVANNAH -La Leche League of Savannah is planning a "Family Fun Day" to kick off World Breastfeeding Week. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 3 W. Liberty St. Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Event updates can be found at www.facebook.com/lllsavannah.

July 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Colonels Island doctor to appear on TV show

Dr. C. Alan Scott, the medical director of the emergency department at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, is appearing in two episodes of "Untold Stories of the ER" this summer.

July 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Make children’s health an important part of your back-to-school planning

The end of summer vacation, when families begin preparing for their children to go back to school, often is a busy and exciting time of year.

July 27, 2014 | By Mark Kishel, M.D. Special to the Courier | Living well


Electronic cigarettes not necessarily a bright light

AUGUSTA - It's been 50 years since the surgeon general's office officially linked smoking with an increased risk for cancer and in the years that have followed, any number of measures have been introduced to entice, encourage and aid people in giving up lighting up.

July 27, 2014 | Dr. Samir N. Khleif Guest Columnist | Living well


Health-district officials warn residents to take precautions against mosquitoes

CHATHAM COUNTY - Officials from the Coastal Health District - which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties - are reminding residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes, which are a nuisance and can carry diseases such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and chikungunya.

July 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


The older they are, the harder they are to train

Q: Using your advice, I successfully toilet-trained my daughter by age 16 months. It is now three months later, and we are still using diapers at naps and nighttime. At her nap, which lasts several hours, she fully soaks her diaper. At night, she is taking off her diaper prior to falling asleep, wetting the bed after she goes to sleep, and then crying for us when she wakes up in a pool of pee. Is this a sign that I should begin night training? I'm hesitant to do this because I am eight months pregnant and don't ...

July 26, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


YMCA starting boxing class

Registration is open for the YMCA's new boxing class.

July 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sound off for July 25

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733.

July 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Sound off


New ‘Transformers’ film is more of the same ― unfortunately

The original "Transformers" from 2007 was a pleasant surprise that was loud and preposterous, but extremely entertaining.

July 26, 2014 | By Justin Hall For the Coastal Courier | Lifestyle


Youth hear what it's like to work

The Coastal Workforce Investment Board on Wednesday hosted a Summer Youth Work Experience closeout celebration and symposium at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

July 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee and Katelyn Umholtz Courier staff writers | News


Army chief of staff visits Fort Stewart

As the Army continues its transition from a deploying force to a trained-and-ready garrison element, significant changes to daily operations are expected. In order for leaders to better utilize the shifting environment, plans are in place to keep them abreast of what is working and what is not.

July 26, 2014 | By Sgt. Uriah Walker 3rd ID public affairs | Military


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