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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


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


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Girls Night Out encourages mammograms

JESUP - On Tuesday and Thursday evenings in October, Wayne Memorial Hospital will host Girls Night Out as a part of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women to have their annual mammograms.

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


West Rehab owner selling ribbons for disabled

West Rehab owner and administrator Brian West is selling blue hanging door ribbons to raise funds and spread awareness for the Savannah AMBUCS' third annual Celebrity Bowlapalooza.

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


GSU School of Nursing gets $2M grant

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing received more than $2.2 million in grant funding this summer, which will serve three purposes: help to establish a center for nursing scholarship and research, introduce a new graduate-level Chronic Illness Certificate Program and provide scholarships to students seeking family nurse practitioner degrees.

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


What is your relationship with food?

Are you hungry right now? Is it time for lunch, or is it the middle of the afternoon? Are you feeling bored, stressed or eager to sit down at the table with your family? What do you plan to eat for dinner? Will you have to stop at the grocery store or go to a restaurant? When you really think about it, eating isn't as simple as it sounds.

September 07, 2014 | By Jan McIntire Special to the Courier | Living well


Blame late nights for underperforming teens

It's a fact that a good night's sleep is essential to optimal performance, no matter the task. It is also a fact that America's teens, generally speaking, don't get enough sleep. Ergo, American teens, as a group, underperform in school.

September 07, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


ARTrageous bras raise awareness

The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation is inviting the community to participate in the ARTrageous Bras Fundraiser by decorating a bra to benefit the health system cancer care programs.

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


Alzheimer's Association helps families, victims

If there was a deadly disease that potentially could affect everyone in the world, wouldn't people want to know about it?

September 07, 2014 | By Michael Smith and Richard Barid Columnists | Living well


Georgia urologist takes regional post

Dr. Jack M. Amie of Brunswick recently took office as the 78th president of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association Inc. It's the nation's largest section of the American Urological Association, representing 2,400 physicians specializing in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of urological diseases.

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


WellCare donates $20K to help homeless students

TAMPA, Fla. - WellCare Health Plans Inc. recently donated $20,000 to the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative, a Georgia nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and professional coaching to teens and young adults who are most at-risk of not successfully completing their education as well as students who are homeless or in foster care group homes.

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


Diabetes topic of free classes set

BRUNSWICK - In the United States, 25.8 million people have diabetes, and another 79 million have prediabetes, a condition where their blood sugars are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.

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


Battling cancer with natural treatment

Twenty-first century technology has paved the way for new approaches to treating diseases, like cancer.

September 05, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


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