An annual award inspired by the late Dr. Whitman Fraser was presented to Drs. Zorana Sifford and Adewumi Oguntunmibi Thursday at a reception held in the Liberty Regional Medical Center cafeteria.
Public health officials are so concerned by an uptick of serious cases of H1N1 flu in the southeastern United States that they called a short-notice press briefing on March 29 to urge Americans to be vaccinated against the pandemic strain.
Liberty County's Bottoms Up Coalition is encouraging people to get colo-rectal screenings to check for cancer.
Women who undergo routine mammograms now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them at Liberty Regional Medical Center. The hospital recently upgraded from conventional technology to state-of-the-art Hologic Selenia digital mammography equipment.
ATLANTA - Health officials say swine flu hospitalizations in Georgia are up to their highest level since the fall.
About 70 to 80 hospitalizations were reported in each of the past two weeks - the most since September, when a large wave of illnesses was hitting the South. The Georgia Department of Community Health released the new numbers Wednesday.
Defense Department officials expect to launch a new policy in the coming months that will make head-injury evaluations mandatory for all troops who suffer possible concussions, said a senior official with the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.
JESUP - Wayne Memorial Hospital recently added another orthopedic surgeon to its roster of physicians. Dr. Greg White will open his practice, Sports Medicine and Rehab Therapy, in mid-April in Wayne County. With more than 19 years of experience, White and his wife, Robin, are coming to Jesup from Mt. Juliet, Tenn., which is on the outskirts of Nashville.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips cut the ribbon on Hunter Army Airfield's new School-Aged Youth Services Center during a ceremony last Friday.
A Hinesville doctor has traded his civilian white lab coat for a uniform.
Glaucoma, often called the "sneak thief of sight" because it can strike without pain or other symptoms, is a leading causes of blindness in the United States.
Liberty Regional Medical Center has recently recruited several new physicians. It seems most of these doctors have come to Hinesville because they like the "small town feel" and want to provide more accessible health care in various specialties.
SAVANNAH - As part of the 21st annual Black Heritage Festival, presented by the city of Savannah and Savannah State University, there will be a health and wellness fair starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah.
Winn Army Community Hospital will have a seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccine clinic from 1-7 p.m. Feb. 5-6 for Army families and retirees at the Hunter Army Airfield Post Exchange.
Despite the steady rain, a modest crowd turned up at at the family health fair at the YMCA Saturday. Sponsored by the Wal-Mart Vision Center, the Hinesville Neighborhood Crime Watch and Hinesville Lion's Club, the health fair featured at least a dozen community groups offering free health resources to visitors.
The city of Hinesville will hold a health fair, sponsored by the Hinesville Neighborhood Watch Group, Walmart Vision Center and the Hinesville Lions Club, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the YMCA on Mary Lou Drive. The fair is open to the community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
JESUP - Wayne/St. Joseph's/Candler Medical Group recently secured the services of cardiologist Dr. Gary Stern for the Jesup and Southeast Georgia areas.
JESUP - Student leaders at Wayne County High School recently educated their peers on the importance of injury prevention and shared data related to young children's emergency-room visits.
ATLANTA - The Association County Commissioners of Georgia and the Coast2CoastRx program save residents $4.6 million on their prescriptions with the Coast2Coast Rx card, a free discount prescription initiative.