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Family time trumps 'individual time'

Q: My husband and I have five kids ages 11, 10, 7, 5 and 22 months. I would love to keep activities to a minimum to give the kids more time to be kids, but I am finding that to be difficult. The two oldest are boys, and both are involved in scouting as well as music lessons. The girls, ages 7 and 5, are both involved in one dance class each, and the 7-year-old will start piano lessons in the fall, along with Girl Scouts once a month and a church group that meets twice a month. They all ...

June 30, 2010 | By John Rosemond | Living well


Vaccinate against rabies for family, pets

The Bryan County Health Department is encouraging all residents to take proper precautions against rabies.

June 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Regional health fair in the works

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will sponsor a community-wide health fair for members of Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, Tattnall and Wayne counties from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Glynn Place Mall in Brunswick. Organizers say the fair is designed to increase health awareness for the community through education and prevention.

June 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health Departments offers tips on staying cool

Summer may not officially begin until Monday, but there is no mistaking that Liberty County is in the middle of a pre-summer heat wave.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Doctors may be overtreating early cancers

WASHINGTON - D.J. Soviero wanted the least treatment that would beat back her small, early-stage breast cancer, but her first doctor insisted she had only one option: tumor removal followed by radiation and chemotherapy.

June 16, 2010 | By Lauran Neergaard AP | Living well


County marks HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

In the 30-plus years since HIV and AIDS became a nationwide panic, then a global epidemic, great strides have been made to protect and educate the public against the often-fatal virus.

June 14, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


Stroke prevention tests at church

Hinesville First United Methodist Church will host stroke-prevention tests conducted by Life Line Screening on Tuesday, July 20. Appointments are required. To schedule one, call 1-800-324-1851. The church is at 203 N. Main, next to the traffic circle. Call 368-2200 or e-mail hfumc@coastalnow.net

June 09, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Students get health snacks from sorority

June 09, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


LRMC's chief of cardiology: Diet, exercise keys to healthy heart

The Hinesville Rotary Club got a lesson in maintaining a healthy heart Tuesday, when Liberty Regional Medical Center's Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Bryan Ristow, spoke in mostly laymen's terms about reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

June 09, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Tales of alcohol abuse serve as warnings

Just a handful of parents, pre-teens and teenagers turned up Thursday night for an underage drinking town hall meeting sponsored by Youth Expressions Inc., a community-based after-school program for teens. However, director Cassandra Finley expressed confidence that "those who are here were supposed to be her e."

June 07, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


We Can work group gets updates in initiatives

Community leaders whose organizations are participating in the countywide We Can! health initiative met Tuesday to provide progress reports on how they're integrating the curriculum into community activities.

June 07, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


Stores urged to sell tobacco with caution

ATLANTA - In an effort to stop the sale of tobacco products to underage youth, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities has partnered with Synar to launch an aggressive new campaign that reminds retailers it's against the law to sell tobacco products to youth under the age of 18. DBHDD's campaign runs through June 12.

June 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospital trustees earn certification

Members of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County recently completed a 12-hour hospital authority training program run by the Fanning Institute, a unit of public service and outreach of the University of Georgia.

May 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


West Rehab opens new building

West Rehab & Sports Medicine recently relocated and celebrated its grand opening. Owners Brian and Becky West and their staff moved to 475 S. Main St. During the celebration, Chamber of Commerce members and supporters met the Wests, toured the new building and enjoyed refreshments.

May 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Bone and Joint Institute to open in Jesup

JESUP - In December 2009, Dr. J. Lex Kenerly III broke ground on a new office. The new, 15,000-square-foot facility at 1505 Sunset Blvd. in Jesup is slated to open in September, and will be called The Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia.

May 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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2nd ABCT soldiers compete in Spartan Week's athletic battles

For the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, July 14-18 was a week of individual and team competitions. Spartan Week's athletic battles marked the last time Spartan soldiers will compete or train as a brigade before the unit cases its colors this fall.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


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


River pollution didn't cause flesh-eating disease

A Bryan County man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Living well


Ga. Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer house calls to retirees

ATLANTA - Contrary to popular belief, house calls are not a thing of the past. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, on behalf of State Health Benefit Plan, will offer house calls to all SHBP members enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan with the help of a contracted vendor, Matrix Medical Network.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Sleep-management center renews national accreditation status

BRUNSWICK - The sleep management center at the Southeast Georgia Health System's Brunswick campus recently earned a five-year reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, validating the center's commitment to providing quality care.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Local health system CEO receives Scouts’ Golden Eagle Award

The Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America recently recognized Southeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Gary R. Colberg for his commitment and dedication to young people.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


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