Just months in existence, funding has already become an issue for the Diversity Health Center. The primary care facility opened inside the Liberty County Health Department in November with a $500,000 start-up grant from the Georgia General Assembly but staffing, renovations and covering uninsured patients are causing funds to evaporate. Diversity's board of directors filed an application with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in December to become a federally qualified health center, ...
Although the birth of a new child is expected to trigger happiness and excitement, the experience leads some mothers to grief and despair.
The Coastal Georgia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program was recognized at a recent statewide conference for its performance and initiatives to enhance the prosecution of elder abuse cases.
Depending on the cause of dry eyes, the condition may not be cured, but the associated tearing, scratchiness and burning can be managed.
During National Nutrition Month, consumers are encouraged to go 100 percent fad-free and achieve lifelong success through proven, science-based approaches to healthy eating.
Deborah Sales has opened JTPL Medical Coding and Billing Center on South Main Street. The 30-year medical professional recently ventured into the business and instruction of medical coding and billing "to be a part of the change in Hinesville healthcare" and the city's continuing expansion.
Midwife center offers classes The Midwife Group of Coastal Georgia will host a class called "Good Beginnings," a comprehensive orientation of midwife care for women. The class includes a tour of The Family Health and Birth Center for women and their families. The class helps you to gain an understanding of midwife care and the many options it provides to women of all ages, pregnant and non-pregnant. The class takes place at The Family Health ...
Most of us are aware of how deadly carbon monoxide can be. Few, however, know that new research shows that low-level, long-term exposure may lead to serious, chronic health problems.
Since Texas Governor Rick Perry bypassed his state legislature to enforce mandatory human papillomavirus (HPV) immunizations for female students, a number of other states have jumped on the bandwagon, including Georgia.
Gateway Behavioral Health Services in Liberty County is offering community education classes in March on depression and stress management.
Stop It Now! Georgia program specialist Anne Curtis gave a free community orientation session Friday at the Fraser Center. She spoke to a small group of concerned community workers about the program's public health approach to shifting the burden of prevention and protection away from children to adults and communities who are responsible for children's safety. The event was hosted by Helen's Haven Children's Advocacy Center.
Isn't it funny how we don't mind talking about certain parts of our bodies but are embarrassed to mention other parts?
A bill promoting stem cell research is headed for the Georgia Senate floor after being "favorably reported" by the Senate Committee on Science and Technology last week.
When it comes to choosing a hospital, quality counts, and Liberty Regional Medical Center was recently called among the best by the Georgia Hospital Association's long standing Performance Measuring System, CARE.
Do your eyes ever burn, itch, water, or feel full of sand? Many people believe these symptoms are due to allergies when in fact it is usually dry eyes. Tears bathe the eye, washing out dust and debris and keep the eye moist. When dry eye occurs, the front surface of the eyes become unhealthy and irritated. This unhealthy surface leads to the symptoms of dry eyes. Although the root of the problem is dry ...
Shirley Frasier plans to leave her position as a Fort Stewart public-health nurse this year after providing care and services to military families for more than 33 years. She feels it is finally time to retire.
There's a ray of hope on the horizon for 9-year-old Saniyah Joseph, who has been fighting aplastic anemia, a disease that affects her bone-marrow functions, for a year.
In my household, Thanksgiving is the only time of year where dinner leftovers are not only eaten - they are treasured. For the most part, I think people enjoy the conquest of dividing up and conquering what is left of the Thanksgiving bird just as much as they do eating it the first time around.
JESUP - Jesup Health and Rehab, a member of the Mission Health family of health-care communities, earned tier II recognition as part of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living's Quality Initiative Recognition Program by reducing staff turnover by at least 15 percent and reducing the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs by at least 15 percent.
The mother of a 4-year-old boy shared an interesting story with me the other day. At age 2, her son began chewing meat to the point where it became liquid, but would not swallow. The parents became worried and began attempting various means of persuading him to swallow. Nothing worked, which increased the parents' anxiety and, likewise, the energy they put into the swallowing project.
The American Diabetes Association and Sk8 City will have a fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Sk8 City, 4 Towne Center Court in Pooler, to raise awareness for curing type 1 diabetes during American Diabetes Month.
The Disloyal Few Motorcycle Club in Hinesville organized a bike run Nov. 2 to benefit Mason Tiner, an 8-year-old who was burned in a backyard fire in 2011.
The cold and flu season is upon us. In our house, we have already battled a bout of pneumonia with our youngest child and a slew of miscellaneous fevers and coughing fits throughout the family. Any time anyone is sick in our house there is only one thing they turn to for comfort - chicken
Dr. Jody Pittman and the Professional Eye Care team recently purchased a Carl Zeiss Cirrus 5000 High Definition Optical Coherence Tomographer.
The American Legion Post 321 of Midway hosted the Operation Local Support 5K run on Nov. 2 to raise funds for holiday food baskets. These baskets are given out each year during Thanksgiving to needy military and community families of Liberty County. Baskets include a complete turkey dinner that can feed six to eight people. Last year, Post 321 provided baskets to about 40 needy families and plans to raise enough money to support 80 families this year.
WAYCROSS - The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia's Waycross practice has been awarded the gold seal of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
SAVANNAH - Dr. Steven L. Carpenter, a physician and teacher at Memorial University Medical Center, is the 2013 recipient of the J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award. The award honors a Georgia member or fellow in the American College of Physicians for outstanding teaching activities related to medical students and house staff.
Col. Kirk Eggleston, commander of Stewart-Hunter Medical and Dental Activity and Winn Army Community Hospital, was the guest speaker for the Hinesville Rotary Club meeting-luncheon Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn.
Ronda Rich not only carried on a family tradition of finding humor in life's challenges, she made a career of it.
Halloween is easily one of my favorite holidays - second only to Christmas. The idea of getting to dress up as anything you want and gallivant through the community with family, friends and neighbors to get candy is not only great fun, but always has been special to me. I really enjoy the sense of community that comes with Halloween, especially since it is often the one time of year we get out and see all of our neighbors.