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Rabid raccoon attack appears isolated

January 27, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


Students to be offered flu shots

The Liberty County Health Department has partnered with the department of preventive medicine at Fort Stewart to set up H1N1 vaccination clinics in local schools next month.

January 25, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


Program is lifeline for cancer patients

At a recent Lunch & Learn at Poole's Deli in Hinesville, attendees learned that some cancer patients do not have reliable or consistent transportation to medical appointments or chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

January 25, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Low-cost clinics benefit from federal aid

Since Vicki Smith became CEO of Diversity Health Center in March last year, she has seen the low-cost, nonprofit clinic become a more integral player in the region's health-care system. But to meet the growing needs of low-income, underinsured and uninsured residents of Liberty and Long counties, Smith and her team face a few challenges - challenges that seem daunting at first but are only a sign of the need for such a facility in the area.

January 08, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


Officials continue fight against H1N1

With the public's wellness in mind, particularly that of area school children, Liberty County Health Department and Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, along with assistance from the public school system, collaborated on a flu shot clinic Wednesday at the health department in Hinesville.

January 04, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


H1N1 vaccine clinic planned for Dec. 30

The Liberty County Health Department will have an H1N1 vaccination clinic from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the Liberty County Health Department, 1113 E. Oglethorpe Highway.

December 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Missing recital, other 'firsts' not a big deal

Dilemma of the week: A mom recently told me that her daughter's first piano recital had been scheduled for the same weekend as her college football team's bowl game. She got grannie to go to the recital and she and her husband went to the bowl game. Grannie apparently disapproved of the parents' decision, but stood in for them anyway. Mom asks, "Did I do the right thing?"

December 23, 2009 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Teen undergoes lifesaving lung transplant

Kadi Hodges doesn't take the simple things in life for granted. She just wants to be like other teenagers who can run, swim and say a prayer without struggling for breath. And now that she's had a double lung transplant, her wishes may come true.

December 21, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Some H1N1 vaccine recalled

Some doses of the H1N1 vaccine that have been voluntarily recalled were administered to area children by local health departments.

December 18, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Medicare workshops in area Monday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jack Kingston, R-1st Ga., announced recently that he will sponsor a series of workshops during the open enrollment season for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

December 11, 2009 | Staff report | Living well


Health district opens H1N1 info line

A toll-free 2009 H1N1 influenza information line is now up and running in the Coastal Health District. Residents can access general information on the H1N1 flu 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 1-888-497-8444.

December 09, 2009 | Staff report | Living well


Survey looking for area septic systems

Environmental Health Departments in Liberty, Bryan, Long and Effingham counties are participating in a survey to locate and identify residential septic tanks and drinking water wells near major bodies of water.

December 07, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Red Cross calls for blood over holidays

ATLANTA - The holidays are a time to spend with loved ones, and a time to reflect. People donate blood because they care. People donate blood because they want to help save lives. But most importantly, people donate blood because they can.

November 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Local AARP members have mixed feelings about reform

Americans are clearly divided on the issue of health-care reform. The bill currently making its way through Congress is being closely monitored by many, whether they support the legislation or oppose it.

November 30, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Obesity, diabetes plague South

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a national survey that shows the Southeast has the highest rates of obesity and diabetes among its residents, compared with other regions of the country.

November 25, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | 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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