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Be proactive with immunizations

Students will be going back to school in less than two months, and health-department officials in Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


West Rehab adds occupational therapist

SAVANNAH - West Rehab & Sports Medicine - a provider of physical therapy, sports medicine and personal training services headquartered in Savannah - recently hired Meghan Moore as a registered and licensed occupational therapist, OTR/L, at the company's Hinesville and Richmond Hill locations.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Bone & Joint Institute moves clinic

BAXLEY - The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia recently moved its Baxley Satellite Clinic to a new location - 1093 W. Parker St., suite A - offering the convenience of on-site X-rays and allowing patients more direct, personal contact with their BJISG physicians.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


New rehab hospital going up in Savannah

SAVANNAH - Memorial Health has formed a strategic partnership with HealthSouth Corporation to build a 50-bed freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Savannah.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


TRICARE expanding lab tests

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - TRICARE is expanding its coverage of laboratory-developed tests under a new demonstration program.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


State stepping up fight of elder abuse

ATLANTA - In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which was recognized June 15, the Department of Human Services' Division of Aging Services is encouraging Georgians to learn about warning signs of elder abuse and help raise awareness about the abuse of older adults and people with disabilities.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Summer faves with health twists

Summer in Savannah means sometimes-annoying heat and humidity, but it also brings the fun of picnics, backyard parties and family barbecues. Like many Southern traditions, food is front and center - and plentiful. Food is love, and friends and family are love, so more food for friends and family is often deemed better.

June 29, 2014 | By Kim Floyd, M.Ed., R.D., L.D. and Joycelyn Cornthwaite, M.S., R.D., L.D., CDE and Kelly Shannon Special to the Courier | Living well


Stay calm while potty training toddler

Q: My 26-month-old daughter will go on the potty happily every hour when told - we're using your potty-bell method and it's working extremely well - and produces every time. As a result, she's having very few, if any, wee incidents. However, we still have to catch her before an impending bowel movement - she usually begins releasing gas - and rush to get her to the potty. She will sit and poop on the potty, but at day care - 3 days a week - they can't watch her every second, and therefore she often poops in her pants there. How ...

June 29, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Fundraiser for children's unit at Memorial

SAVANNAH - The Next Generation, a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center, will host its first summer soirée, a signature fundraising gala, at 7:30 p.m. July 18 at the Savannah Yacht Club.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Long Board of Health approves 2015 budget

The Long County Board of Health recently approved $460,000 for its fiscal-year 2015 budget.

June 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


EMS recognizes employees with cookout

In celebration of National EMS Week, the Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services held a lunch cookout for its employees May 23.

June 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Living well


LRMC hosts third blood drive of year

Liberty Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the American Red Cross, hosted a blood drive May 23 at the hospital. Twenty-two pints were donated, said Deborah Wells, Liberty Regional Medical Center blood drive coordinator, and the next blood drive is slated for July 18.

June 01, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


VA outpatient clinic to open this month

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is relocating its Hinesville VA outpatient clinic to its permanent home at 500 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, effective June 2.

June 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health Expo on post is for everyone

Holbrook Pond off of Georgia Highway 144 will be the setting for the first Community Outdoor Health Expo - a day centered on health, wellness and prevention - from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 7.

June 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Start talking about health, weight

There is a large and somewhat disturbing truth in this area that's hard to talk about, but we must start the conversation.

June 01, 2014 | By Dr. Andrew Pleasant and Palmer Steverson Special to the Courier | Living well


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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


Wayne Memorial, St. Joseph’s bring cardiologist to the area

JESUP - Wayne/St. Joseph's/Candler Medical Group recently secured the services of cardiologist Dr. Gary Stern for the Jesup and Southeast Georgia areas.

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


Boo-boo bunnies made by local students benefit young patients

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.

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


Georgia residents save nearly $5M on prescriptions

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.

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


Serendipity, hard work made changes possible

Two years ago, I woke up knowing it was the day of my dreaded annual health checkup. I got my son Corey up for school.

July 13, 2014 | By C. MeGill Brown, Ph.D Special to the Courier | Living well


Local paramedics take pride in workload

The Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services crew works unpredictable shifts, watches the sun set and rise in one shift and witnesses horrible things while working, yet these paramedics and EMTs still love their jobs.

July 13, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz kumholtz@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Health system auxiliaries recognize campus volunteers of the quarter

BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System Auxiliaries recently named Elena "Lea" Taylor and Pearl Sophia Stephen as the volunteers of the quarter at the Brunswick and Camden campuses, respectively, during their quarterly auxiliary luncheons.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Historic trek tells school's story

Walkers, runners, bicyclists, fam-ilies and children all participated in the 14th annual Walk to Dorchester on Saturday to re-enact the historic 9.2-mile walk to Dorchester Academy that many African-American students once made regularly in order to attain a high-school education.

June 30, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


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