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.
County employees turned their Friday lunch breaks into an opportunity to learn more about a topic that is not often discussed at work: depression.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is National Public Health Week and this year's theme is "Safety is no accident: live injury-free."
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.
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 ...
Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes announced that he and his department recently certified six deputies, bringing the Project Lifesaver program to Liberty County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.