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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


Red Cross starts 100-day donation drive

The American Red Cross kicked off its "100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope." campaign May 24, reminding blood donors that they can give hope to patients by rolling up their sleeves.

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


Georgia ranks 40th in elder's health

ATLANTA - Georgia ranked 40th for senior health this year, according to the second edition of United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings senior report.

May 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Malaria still kills 1,000,000 each year

In 2010, malaria killed almost a million people worldwide and still infects about 350 million a year. These are large figures for a disease that is both curable and preventable.

May 28, 2014 | By John Hoffmire Deseret News Service | Living well


Health system honors longtime members

BRUNSWICK - Based on the theme, "Teamwork Lights the Way," the Southeast Georgia Health System honored longtime team members May 8 during the annual service awards banquet at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.

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


Crossfit meet tests military community

About 150 men and women gathered May 2-3 to participate in the first CrossFit Fort Stewart 2014 Warrior Competition at Caro Fitness Center on post.

May 22, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Living well


Mixing up summer side dishes

With very warm temperatures in the past couple of weeks, there is little doubt that this spring and summer are going to be scorchers. My husband and I already have had the "Do we break down and turn on the AC?" conversation already this year, which seems like much earlier than in past years. We have not given in - yet.

May 21, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Farmer's celebrates 31 years of wellness

Hinesville health-and-wellness retailer Farmer's Natural Foods marked its 31st year in business with an anniversary celebration, during which customers were welcomed into the store for special savings, in-store demonstrations, food tastings and samples. The observance ran May 1-3.

May 21, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


City marks National Nurses Week

Though National Nurses Week 2014 ended earlier this week, the jobs nurses do remain important to the health-care field all year long. They care for the sick, the recovering, the newly born and the dying. They support families in need, and they often go without recognition for the essential, behind-the-scenes roles they play.

May 20, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Living well


Retired Navy dentist joins practice

Howard Family Dental recently announced that Dr. Thomas A. Cade joined the practice at its Hinesville location.

May 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Small changes make big health differences

There is a silent killer in the United States.

May 19, 2014 | By Richard Carmona, M.D., and Andrew Pleasant, PhD Special to the Courier | Living well


Volunteer have heart

Being a soldier in today's Army is not an easy task. Doing the job well requires hard work, dedication, time and a serious commitment. But that doesn't prevent Army Sgt. Summer Denton and many others like her from carving a little personal time out of their busy work schedules to volunteer and give back to the community.

May 08, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Living well


Hospice of South Georgia has new board member

Edna Williamson, chairwoman of the board of directors for Hospice of South Georgia, recently announced the addition of new board member Robert Long.

May 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospital honors retiring doctor

After 15 years of service to area patients, anesthesiologist Dr. Jose DeLaCruz recently retired from practice.

May 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Healthy Living Week kicks off at YMCA

May 3 marked the beginning of a weeklong series to inspire more kids and adults in Coastal Georgia to keep their minds and bodies active.

May 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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2nd ABCT soldiers compete in Spartan Week's athletic battles

For the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, July 14-18 was a week of individual and team competitions. Spartan Week's athletic battles marked the last time Spartan soldiers will compete or train as a brigade before the unit cases its colors this fall.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Coastal Endodontics welcomes new dentist

Coastal Endodontics, the home of "comfortable root canals" in coastal Georgia, recently announced the addition of a new dentist to its staff, hoping it will provide more flexible scheduling and shorter wait times for patients.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Healthy living takes lifelong learning

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the first graduates of the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program in Savannah. They are all patients of Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care and had participated in the 12-week program to learn about how they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

July 28, 2014 | By Charles H. Morris Special to the Courier | Living well


Health system welcomes new pediatrician to practice

ST. MARYS - Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Camden Pediatrics, an affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, recently announced the addition of Lera "Liv" Fina, D.O., board-certified pediatrician, to the practice.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Governor OKs hire of 100 child protective service workers

Gov. Nathan Deal recently approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has increased significantly since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Family Fun Day to kick off World Breastfeeding Week

SAVANNAH -La Leche League of Savannah is planning a "Family Fun Day" to kick off World Breastfeeding Week. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 3 W. Liberty St. Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Event updates can be found at www.facebook.com/lllsavannah.

July 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Colonels Island doctor to appear on TV show

Dr. C. Alan Scott, the medical director of the emergency department at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, is appearing in two episodes of "Untold Stories of the ER" this summer.

July 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Make children’s health an important part of your back-to-school planning

The end of summer vacation, when families begin preparing for their children to go back to school, often is a busy and exciting time of year.

July 27, 2014 | By Mark Kishel, M.D. Special to the Courier | Living well


Electronic cigarettes not necessarily a bright light

AUGUSTA - It's been 50 years since the surgeon general's office officially linked smoking with an increased risk for cancer and in the years that have followed, any number of measures have been introduced to entice, encourage and aid people in giving up lighting up.

July 27, 2014 | Dr. Samir N. Khleif Guest Columnist | Living well


Health-district officials warn residents to take precautions against mosquitoes

CHATHAM COUNTY - Officials from the Coastal Health District - which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties - are reminding residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes, which are a nuisance and can carry diseases such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and chikungunya.

July 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


The older they are, the harder they are to train

Q: Using your advice, I successfully toilet-trained my daughter by age 16 months. It is now three months later, and we are still using diapers at naps and nighttime. At her nap, which lasts several hours, she fully soaks her diaper. At night, she is taking off her diaper prior to falling asleep, wetting the bed after she goes to sleep, and then crying for us when she wakes up in a pool of pee. Is this a sign that I should begin night training? I'm hesitant to do this because I am eight months pregnant and don't ...

July 26, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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


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