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Risks add up without immunizations

The theme for this year's National Immunization Week, which is April 24-30, is "Immunize to stay on track." This annual observance encourages a lifetime of good health with timely vaccinations.

April 20, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Lunchtime health session focuses on depression

County employees turned their Friday lunch breaks into an opportunity to learn more about a topic that is not often discussed at work: depression.

April 19, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Best things: Mom was right — sit up straight

Dr. David Peer of Liberty County Clinic of Chiropractic is on a mission to improve residents' spinal health. Peer opened his practice at 951 C E.G. Miles Parkway on Nov. 1, 2010. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the Georgia Chiropractic Association and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

April 16, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Boundaries are essential to success

A journalist recently began an interview with me with this question: "What is the biggest problem in American parenting today? Is it sex, drugs, alcohol, cell phones, the Internet, what?"

April 14, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Protecting skin more important than tan

Is summer really here or will we have another cold spell? We certainly can't determine the season going only by people's attire, but if we could, it's definitely summertime. And that means slathering on sunscreen, sporting snazzy hats and protecting our eyes with sunglasses.

April 14, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Winn volunteers ‘stoop to help’ others, stand tall

Motivational speaker and first vice president of financial services for The Heritage Bank Derek Sills told more than 300 Winn Army Community Hospital volunteers Monday they are "above average" because they choose to give their time to others, a rare trait in today's fast-paced society.

April 14, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Breast-health grants awarded

Liberty and Long counties' health departments, in partnership with Liberty Regional Medical Center, Diversity Health Center and the Southeast Georgia Communities Project, have been awarded a $33,092 grant to support the breast-care program. This program will serve uninsured Hispanic women living in the Sand Hill area of Long County by providing screening mammograms, diagnostic care and breast-health education and outreach.

April 12, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Shooting fundraiser could put Team Liberty on top

Saturday's eighth annual Friends for Diabetes Dorchester Sporting Clay Fun Shoot to benefit the American Diabetes Association could put Team Liberty in the fundraising lead, but campaign manager Danny Creasy said it may take a few days before the final tally is available.

April 07, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


Children need help to grow up

Q: My 5-year-old daughter relies on me far too much. All through the day, she asks me to do simple things for her like get her a glass of water or help her put on her shoes - things she is able to do for herself. If I don't cooperate, she begins to whine, then cry. It's driving me crazy.

April 06, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Tips to stay safe a home, work, play

This is National Public Health Week and this year's theme is "Safety is no accident: live injury-free."

April 06, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Silent auction provides squeal of a good time

Between the impressive dinner buffet spread, intricate works of art up for grabs and a couple exotic live animals, attendees of Friday night's annual Dorchester Silent Auction and Dinner Gala in Midway had a lot to take in.

April 04, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


Lively ladies in pink

Hinesville's Suzie Q's, a group of local residents committed to finding a cure for breast cancer, participated in a flash mob dance Friday evening in front of Walmart on Highway 84. Ladies, gentleman and children decked out in pink clothing boogied down to the Cupid Shuffle as onlookers cheered. Suzie Q's founder Deidre Howell said the event was designed to raise awareness for the fight against cancer. "There is not a cure for breast cancer, only treatments and they don't always work," she said. Next up, the group will participate in Savannah's Susan G. Komen ...

April 04, 2011 | Hollie Barnidge | Living well


Project Lifesaver now available in Liberty Co.

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes announced that he and his department recently certified six deputies, bringing the Project Lifesaver program to Liberty County.

April 02, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


Liberty Fit Club honors weight-loss winners

Liberty Fit Club members did their best to ignore Thursday's rainy, overcast weather and channel their inner beach bums to celebrate the success of county employees who recently picked up a few healthy-living habits.

April 02, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Long County launches tobacco-free campaign

The Coastal Health District and Long County Health Department have partnered with the Long County Family Connection Partnership's Youth Advisory Council to launch a campaign aimed at preventing tobacco use throughout the county.

March 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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ASU College of Health Profession wins award

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's College of Health Professions was awarded the Georgia Medical Society's Institution/Organization Award at the 14th annual Health Care Heroes Awards Banquet held Nov. 18 in Savannah. Armstrong President Dr. Linda M. Bleicken, Interim Assistant Dean of the College of Health Professions Sandy Streater, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Department Head Doug Masini and Health Sciences Department Head Robert LeFavi accepted the award on behalf of Armstrong.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Give the gift of holiday this Christmas

This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give a gift that means something - a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with family and friends.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Memorial wins Mattel grant

SAVANNAH - The Mattel Children's Foundation, together with the Children's Hospital Association, has awarded The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center a $15,000 grant. The funds will be used to bring the healing power of play to hospitalized children through the creation of The Parent Infant Play Program. The Children's Hospital is one of 11 children's hospitals across the country to receive a Mattel Play Grant.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Regional YMCA president retiring

SAVANNAH - The YMCA of Coastal Georgia Corporate board announced recently that long time President and CEO Randy Bugos will retire April 1, 2015 after 25 years of leading the local Y through a period of unprecedented growth.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Mom can enable kids, perpetuate cycle

Q: My buddy's wife walks their 11-year-old into the classroom each day. Then she takes out his assignments and helps him get ready. We're talking about a very capable kid who has no "issues" at all. My buddy says other mothers at his son's school are also doing the same thing. My wife has heard about this and wants to start walking our very capable son into his 4th grade room. What are your thoughts?

December 14, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Small gardens yield big results

Victory Gardens is a proud collaborator with the Canyon Ranch Institute Savannah Partnership. As a co-founding partner of Victory Gardens, I had the pleasure of showing a group of CRI Healthy Garden volunteers how to build a sub-irrigation planter, or what a lot of people call a "SIP." If you have limited space, you can follow my step-by-step guide for crafting your very own SIP.

December 14, 2014 | By Reid Archer Special to the Courier | Living well


VA hoping to help homeless vets at summit

The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center will host a homelessness summit Jan. 12 in Brunswick for veterans, their families and other stakeholders interested in the needs of homeless veterans.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Diabetics can also enjoy holiday fare

The holidays are a great time for enjoying family, friends and food, but a tough time for staying healthy. That's particularly true for the more than 29 million Americans who have diabetes.

December 14, 2014 | By Dr. William Alexander Special to the Courier | Living well


Area Agency on Aging gets new lab

The Coastal Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with Georgia Tech's Tools for Life Program, recently announced the grand opening of Coastal Ability Solutions, an assistive-technology lab serving Coastal Georgia. The project was funded by the Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services and is Georgia's first assistive-technology lab housed at a regional commission.

December 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Remission brightens girl's prospects

Dec. 21 will mark two years since 9-year-old Saniyah Joseph was stricken with aplastic anemia, a disease that affects her bone marrow functions. The condition kept Saniyah from living her life like a normal child. She often felt tired and had to undergo blood treatments. Today, her doctors consider her to be in remission, and she is back to enjoying life like a healthy 9-year-old.

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


Day raises diabetes awareness in Long

The first Long County Diabetes Awareness Day was held Nov. 8 at the recreation park in Ludowici. With a large crowd in attendance, $10,296 was raised, according to event coordinator Walt Pelton.

November 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


To be healthy tie diet, exercise, wellness together

For me, life really has been a journey, not a place where you go and stay still. My journey has taken me away from my hometown of Savannah and brought me back again. It has also been a path of discovery about health, wellness and choices.

November 30, 2014 | By Palmer Steverson Special to the Courier | Living well


Liberty Regional Foundation hosts annual gala

The Liberty Regional Foundation recently had its annual fundraising gala at the Forest Pond Lodge in Long County. The event featured live music, food, a raffle, a silent auction and more. Tiffany B. Koss attended with her camera and captured some of the event.

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


Blood donors needed, prizes offered

The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to make appointments to give blood, which will help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients during the holiday season.

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


Paying it foward with food and love

These days, many businesses say they're community-focused, and plenty are true to that claim. Being engaged with our neighbors is actually good business, because if a community isn't thriving and healthy, its businesses will struggle.

November 16, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


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