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Watch out for 'skeeters'

More rain means more mosquitoes, so residents should take precautions.

June 17, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Special to the Courier | Living well


Encephalitis found in two area horses

Two horses in Long County have tested positive for the eastern equine encephalitis virus, according to the Coastal Health District.

June 12, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


White House frames health as economic issue

WASHINGTON - Fixing the economy requires overhauling the U.S. health care system, a White House report concludes - just the message the administration needs to help implement a sweeping new social welfare program during a recession.

June 03, 2009 | By Erica Werner Associated Press writer | Living well


County chosen for employee health grant

Liberty County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia to receive one of 39 Employee Health Promotion and Wellness Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellness of county employees and family members.

June 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Food service establishment scores for May 29

Food service establishments are inspected four times a year in Liberty County. The purpose of making inspections is to determine compliance with the Rules Of Department Of Human Resources Public Health, Chapter 290-5-14 Food Service. The scores are from inspections performed by environmentalist of Liberty County Environmental Health Department. The county manager of the Environmental Health Department is Linus R. Woodard.

May 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


Uninsured add health costs to everyone

WASHINGTON - The average family with health insurance shells out an extra $1,000 a year in premiums to pay for health care for the uninsured, a new report finds.

And the average individual with private coverage pays an extra $370 a year because of the cost-shifting, which happens when someone without medical insurance gets care at an emergency room or elsewhere and then doesn't pay.

May 28, 2009 | By Erica Werner Associated Press writer | Living well


Summer sun brings skin cancer risk

Clouds will eventually roll away and as the mercury rises, so may the risk of skin cancer.

May 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Special to the Courier | Living well


Spine & Sport welcomes therapists

Spine & Sport has welcomed physical therapist Dr. Victoria Rath and physical therapist assistant Matthew Roberts to the Hinesville office.

May 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Swine flu cases now 27 in state

ATLANTA - Georgia health officials say 27 cases of swine flu have now been confirmed in the state, up from 25 last week.

The state Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health said Wednesday the two latest patients are Henry County residents. Health oficials say both patients have recovered, and neither required hospitalization.

May 21, 2009 | Associated Press | Living well


Guard still up for flu

The beginning of the swine flu outbreak had Liberty County Health Department Administrator Deidre Howell giving up shaking hands and going to fist bumps, popularized by President Obama.

May 15, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Regional medical transit system in works

Local resident Shvonna Hearn is pushing for public transit to serve the county's most needy.

May 13, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


No flu found in local schools

Although the Liberty County High School soccer team played a team from Henry County, near the Eagle's Landing school that closed earlier in the week due to a confirmed case of swine flu, officials say they don't suspect any local students are infected by the virus.

May 08, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Swine flu targeting young people

ATLANTA - There were more signs Wednesday that those hardest-hit by swine flu are the young.

U.S. health officials said the median age for confirmed hospital cases in the United States is 15. And in Mexico, new figures showed that almost half of the 42 confirmed swine flu deaths were of people 29 and younger.

May 07, 2009 | By Mike Stobbe AP medical writer | Living well


Swine flue cases pass 100 in U.S.

WASHINGTON - U.S. authorities are pledging to eventually produce enough swine flu vaccine for everyone but the shots couldn't begin until fall at the earliest.

Worries about the spread of the virus mounted Thursday as the nation's swine flu caseload passed 100, and nearly 300 schools closed in communities across the country. Federal officials had to spend much of the day reassuring the public it's still safe to fly and ride public transportation after Vice President Joe Biden said he wouldn't recommend it to his family.

May 01, 2009 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press writer | Living well


Swine flu no more deadly than common strain

AUGUSTA - With today's up-to-the minute information access, you may find yourself inundated recently with swine flu alerts.

April 30, 2009 | By Dr. James Wilde Emergency physician MCGHealth | Living well


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Jesup air ambulance crew earns honor

The Jesup Air Evac Lifeteam base recently was named the Region 3 Base of the Year, an honor presented for best exemplifying the company's mission, which includes community service, education and scene work. Region 3 consists of bases in Georgia, Alabama and parts of Tennessee.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Farmers market hitting its peak

The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market, which offers fresh food and products from 4-7 p.m. Thursdays through November, is now at the peak of its season.

August 24, 2014 | By Samantha Koss correspondent | Living well


Volunteers visit residents on family day

Coastal Manor hosted a family day for its residents Aug. 9 in Ludowici with help from the Hinesville Rotary Club and Fort Stewart's Medical and Dental Activity Command.

August 24, 2014 | By Samantha Koss Correspondent | Living well


Savannah hospital donates to Jesup fire fund

JESUP - St. Joseph's/Candler recently donated $5,000 to the Jesup Downtown Development Authority's fire fund, which was created to help businesses and employees after an Aug. 4 fire affected 25 percent of the downtown Jesup area.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Ludowici marks Community Health Week

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller recently signed a proclamation on behalf of the city council to declare Aug. 10-16 as National Community Health Center Week. Diversity Health Center CEO Daniel Rafferty made the initial request. Pictured, from left, are Mark Chesser, Gwen Davis, Kathy Phillips, Mary Hamilton, Fuller, Gwen Stewart, Earlene Joiner, Rafferty and Jim Fuller.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Fleming women's parties benefit community

Fourteen members of Daniel Baptist Church in Richmond Hill recently spent a rainy Saturday afternoon at a tea and canvas party hosted by Georgia Girl Art Paint Parties.

August 24, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Living well


Dental group donates to hospital foundation

Howard Family Dental recently pledged $150,000 to ensure that children of sick patients at St. Joseph's/Candler get the help and support they need during times of distress.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Happiness is choice everyone can make

One of the most popular songs to come along in the past year or so is "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. The first line of the song is "It might seem crazy what I'm about to say," and the chorus begins with "Because I'm happy." That's exactly how I feel.

August 24, 2014 | By Kathy Kurazawa Special to the Courier | Living well


Cancer fighter can help battle pneumonia

AUGUSTA - The tip of an immune molecule known for its skill at fighting cancer also may help patients survive pneumonia, scientists report.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Savannah hospital named resource for gastric cancer

SAVANNAH - The Association of Community Cancer Centers recently selected the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center to serve as a community resource center in its Improving Quality Care in Gastric Cancer project.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Military retiree experiences transformation at local YMCA

Military retiree Leon Dingle recently experienced a transformation and feels like a new person now. He credits his success to getting in shape at the Liberty County Armed Services YMCA with his personal trainer, Joe Clark.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Blood drive contest advances to Round 3

The American Red Cross Battle of the Badges is back with Round 3. On Aug. 22, representatives from the local sheriff's office, police department, fire department and emergency medical service will battle it out to see who can recruit the most people in the community to donate blood.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Howard Family Dental expands team

Howard Family Dental recently added Army dentist Dr. Jennifer Hamilton to its team. She will join Dr. Thomas Cade at the practice's Hinesville location.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Make your walk into a true workout

Walking. We do it all the time. Most of us take walking for granted and don't think about it.

August 10, 2014 | By Jan McIntire with Sandy Haeger Special to the Courier | Living well


Groundbreaking kicks off construction of health center

Area officials broke ground last week for a new adult daytime health center in Ludowici.

August 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Living well


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