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Program aims to slow premature birth rate

The Liberty County Health Department, in conjunction with Liberty County Family Connections, has created a new initiative aimed at slowing the rate of premature birth among military mothers.

June 16, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Tobacco kills millions

Tobacco in any form is deadly, which is why health professionals urge you to make World No Tobacco Day count by educating yourself and everyone around you on the dangers of this substance.

June 14, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Control the 'silent killer'

High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, according to studies supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

June 07, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


Restaurant's health ratings

Here is a list of food service establishments and the ratings they received from the Liberty County Health Department for March and April. Scores of 100-90 are excellent, 89-80, satisfactory; 79-70, marginal and 60-0, unsatisfactory.

June 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Study questions risks of diabetes pill

A widely used diabetes pill raises the risk of heart attacks and possibly death, according to an analysis that reveals what some experts are calling another Vioxx-like example of the government failing to protect the public from an unsafe drug.

June 07, 2007 | By Marilyn Marchione Associated Press Medical Writer | Living well


Healthy Hero Babies

Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe recently signed a proclamation declaring May 24 Healthy Hero Babies Day. Sponsored by a grant from the Georgia Chapter of the March of Dimes, Healthy Hero Babies is an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of babies born early and/or too small. It also offers programs that focus on education about the signs of pre-term labor, specifically for the care of military dependents and active duty female soldiers who receive little to no care in their first trimester of pregnancy.

June 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


New law promotes HIV/AIDS tests for expectant mothers

A new law signed last week by Gov. Sonny Perdue could help reduce the risk of HIV transmission from mothers to their children.

June 07, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Planning for future

Coastal Manor Administrator Elise Stafford discusses the importance of planning for long-term care during last week's Hinesville Rotary Club meeting. Liberty Regional Medical Center's nursing home is in Ludowici. She told Rotarians that "having a will, living will or a durable power of attorney for healthcare," along with long-term health insurance, are the best ways for people to prepare for a time when they may need assisted living or in-home care. Rotary President Dave Sapp is at right, listening.

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


State adding to HIV/AIDS arsenal

ATLANTA - In 2004, Georgia was ranked eighth in the nation for AIDS' cases with a total of 28,248 affected individuals, many of them aged 25-44.

May 31, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Knowing signs of stroke speeds treatment

By Dr. David Hess

May 24, 2007 | By Dr. David Hess Special to the Courier | Living well


Notes on meetings, services

Here are some places to turn when you need help and support with health related issues:

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Group offers disabled help for transportation

Living Independence for Everyone Inc. helps people with disabilities by providing independent living-skills training and home modifications.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Grant for healthier babies

The March of Dimes Georgia Chapter awarded a grant to the Liberty County Health Department to support Healthy Hero Babies.

May 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Wildfire smoke poses health threats

Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.

May 19, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Smoke across area from variety of sources

In a departure from the norm, the smoke blanketing the Hinesville area is not from burning on the Fort Stewart military reservation.

May 17, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Living well


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All the secrets you need to eliminate your double chin once and for all

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January 05, 2018 | Matthew LaPlante Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are twice as likely to smoke, new report says

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January 03, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Arianne Brown: Run the town to know the town

Moving to a new town can be scary, especially when you don’t know your way around. This is particularly a challenge for me because ...

December 28, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


This is the hair color you should have based on your skin tone

Depending on the year, it seems like everyone is going for the same hair color. Last year it was grey and pastel colors, this year ...

December 27, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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