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Hiker actually combatting diabetes

Andy Mandell, aka, Mr. Diabetes, is walking with the hope that he will help save lives, and not just his own.

April 05, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff writer | Living well


State's infant mortality rate down 34 percent

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health reports that the state's infant mortality rate has declined by 34 percent since 1990.

April 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Recipe contest for WIC clients

Hoping to promote better eating habits among participants of the Women, Infants and Children program, the Coastal Health District announced this week it is sponsoring a contest "encouraging clients to find great-tasting recipes made with healthy food."

April 03, 2008 | Andrea Washington | Living well


Senator to tour clinic

U.S Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) will be at the Diversity Health Center in Ludowici on Thursday, March 27, between 2:30 and 3:15 p.m. to tour the new, federally-qualified center, greet constituents and exchange information on issues pertinent to Long County.

April 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Certain behaviors increase cancer risks

Colorectal cancer is equally common in both men and women, and the American Cancer Society tells us that 149,810 cases will be diagnosed in the United States this year.

April 02, 2008 | Linda F. Ratcliffe Contributing Writer | Living well


Dementia care training offered

The Alzheimer's Association is hosting an educational session on Thursday, April 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Workshop on diabetes in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK -- As part of Southeast Georgia Health System's on-going series of free health lectures and workshops, board certified endocrinologist Shenon Badre, MD, will present "Understanding and Managing Your Diabetes."

March 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Rotary gets hospital tour

March 26, 2008 | Emily Peterson | Living well


Flu shots still available

The Liberty County Health Department will continue to offer flu shots through May.

March 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Faculty fights heart disease

In an effort to make its school and community aware that heart disease is the number one cause of death among women, like men, Liberty Elementary School faculty got "all dressed up in red" on Feb. 1.

March 20, 2008 | Katie Johnson Special to the Courier | Living well


Feeling ill? You're not alone

Nearly a third of the people going to see Dr. Christopher Blasy in recent days have had the flu, the Hinesville family practice physician estimates.

March 15, 2008 | Andrea Washington | Living well


Faculty works on morale, fitness

Joseph Martin Elementary School staff members started a program, Partners for Fitness, to increase staff moral, and improve their health and mental well-being.

March 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Alzheimer's awareness

Last year, people chuckled when they heard about retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's husband's love "interest" in one of his fellow residents at a nursing home in Phoenix, Ariz.

March 13, 2008 | Edith Anderson Contributing Writer | Living well


Forums could reshape area's healthcare

Two community healthcare forums have been set in Liberty County for next week.

March 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Liberty Regional goes digital

X-ray film became a thing of the past at Liberty Regional Medical Center when the radiology department unveiled its new digital imaging storage system last month.

March 08, 2008 | Alena Parker | Living well


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Mammogram unit to visit Ludowici

The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels mobile-health vehicle will provide screenings from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the IGA supermarket on Highway 84 in Ludowici. All mammograms require a physician's order. Insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Aromatherapy promoted for depression, PTSD

A crowd consisting of many veterans gathered March 27 at Farmer's Natural Foods in Hinesville for a health seminar on easing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The nearly two-hour seminar was facilitated by author Kaliana Schmidt, a natural-emotional-care advocate.

April 06, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Stewart marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Fort Stewart Warrior Restoration Center teamed up with the Fort Stewart Fire Department on March 27 for an event held at the Main Exchange.

April 06, 2014 | By Michelle L. Gordon MEDDAC public affairs officer | Living well


Italian trip focuses on dietary choices

I recently was fortunate to be among a group of 24 nutrition and public-health students from Georgia Southern and Armstrong Atlantic State universities who spent a week exploring Verona, Italy, and the Tuscan countryside by day and learning how to prepare Italian dishes by night. It was an especially memorable spring break.

April 06, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Living well


Service dogs help soldiers with PTSD

It's often been said that dogs are man's best friend, and the members of Woof P.A.C.T. (Partners Are Created Together) want to ensure soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are never without faithful companions.

April 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Living well


YMCA of Coastal Georgia raises $650,000

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia held its 159th annual meeting March 25 at the Armstrong Center on Abercorn Street in Savannah.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Healthy snacks can keep you trim, cool

Healthy snacks often can be difficult to find or make in a pinch, especially when you are starving and a satisfying nibble is nowhere in sight. It is far too easy to reach for junk food when nutritious options aren't accessible.

April 06, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Leukemia fighters name candidates for honors

Jessica Neeley of Richmond Hill has been selected as a candidate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year campaign. Neeley joins other community leaders to see who can raise the most money for the organization in a 10-week time period, which started March 27. Money raised during the campaign will advance LLS's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Public Health Week is coming up

To commemorate National Public Health week on April 7-13, the Coastal Health District has given each day of the week a theme in an effort to send the public several health-related messages.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Obamacare deadline passes

The first open enrollment for health-insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act ended Monday. State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, held two enrollment sessions in Hinesville and Midway on Saturday to register uninsured residents before the deadline.

April 04, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Chamber hears of tele-medicine project

Stroke is a "brain attack," and the fourth-leading cause of death. About 795,000 strokes occur each year. One occurs every 40 seconds, taking a life about every four minutes. Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke. Women are twice more likely to die from stroke than from breast cancer annually.

March 31, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


Komen awards $320K to area cancer programs

Breast cancer programs serving Bryan, Liberty and Long counties were among those to receive a financial shot in the arm Tuesday from the Coastal Georgia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation during a presentation at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Living well


Medicine on the move

Thanks to a collaborative effort by medical officials at Fort Stewart and Fort Benning, a backlog of minor surgeries at Winn Army Community Hospital now is being addressed, Winn ACH Public Affairs Officer Michelle Gordon said.

March 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


BI student fighting cancer with help from classmate

Bradwell Institute senior Carleigh Buck is doing what she can to support a friend in need. Buck is using her online GoEnnounce page, "A cure for Lucas," to raise funds for Lucas Rupprecht, a Bradwell student recently diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer.

March 23, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


Relay for Life team registration open

Registration for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Liberty County now is open. Relay For Life starts at 6 p.m. Friday, May 16 and runs through the following morning, Saturday, May 17, at the Liberty County Recreation Department on Oglethorpe Highway. Register a team by going to RelayForLife.org/LibertyGA or by calling 912-265-7117.

March 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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