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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


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


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Winn working toward baby-friendly designation

Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital is on its way to achieving a coveted baby-friendly designation. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program launched in 1991, encourages hospitals to offer the best care for new families and encourage breast-feeding. To achieve the program's baby-friendly designation, hospitals must successfully implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

October 19, 2014 | By Dr. Maj. Amber McCusker Special to the Courier | Living well


New CEO at primary care center

J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide affordable health-care services to the Savannah community, recently promoted Dr. Michael Adams to chief medical officer.

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


Friends are good medicine

At Canyon Ranch Institute, a short quote on the wall of the offices serves as a call to action. One of the CRI team members heard it at a reunion many years ago, and it stuck with us: "Friends are medicine."

October 19, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospice's silent auctin aids services

The Miniature Masterpieces art show will hang in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery as part of the annual fall show and silent auction.

October 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Red Cross hopes donating becomes habit

The American Red Cross likes to remind eligible donors that it's never too late - or too early - to make blood donation a lifelong habit.

October 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health department has flu vaccine

The Liberty County Health Department now has flu vaccines available through injection and nasal spray for $28.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


GSU officials discuss infections diseases

STATESBORO - Members of the Georgia Southern University Pandemic Influenza and Emergency Infectious Disease Committee met last week to discuss community and campus preparedness and response related to infectious diseases such as the ebola virus and influenza.

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Area flight ambulance wins award

The Jesup Air Evac Lifeteam base, which provides air medical service and access to health care for those who live in medically underserved areas, recently was selected as the company's national base of the year. Senior Program Director Donald Mixon and members of the crew accepted the award at a national banquet Sept. 6 in St. Charles, Missouri.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health dept. employee wins service award

Jonell Bacon-Seward, an employee at the Liberty County Health Department and a clerk for Women, Infants, and Children, recently won the 2014 WIC Customer Service Award for the Coastal Health District.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Gateway opening clinic in Pembroke

Working in conjunction with Bryan County and the Bryan County Family Connection, Gateway Behavioral Health Services recently launched mental-health and addictive-disease treatment services for children and adults in Bryan County.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Schools team up on pharmacy program

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University and South University are entering into a partnership designed to help local students pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree without having to leave the Savannah area.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Movement dedicated to healthy people

I've lived in Savannah for just over 10 years, and I feel really grounded in the city because I'm out and about frequently, riding my bike, walking, visiting the Forsyth Farmers Market or taking a break in one of our city's beautiful squares.

October 05, 2014 | By Paula Kreissler Special to the Courier | Living well


GSU nursing school has first coat ceremony

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University School of Nursing recently was chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first white coat ceremonies.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Back-to-school virus making rounds

The leaves have yet to change color, but there's already a virus circulating this fall that has sent children in 21 states to the hospital with severe respiratory illness.

October 05, 2014 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Parenting can cause negative behavior

I've spoken at several conferences in the past year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was that features of the so-called teenage brain are largely responsible for the self-centered, irrational, moody, rebellious behavior now associated with adolescence.

October 05, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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