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Moms-to-be urged to get vaccine

Winn Army Community Hospital health care providers are encouraging pregnant mothers to get the H1N1 vaccine to protect themselves and their unborn children. Pregnant women are at high risk for contracting the swine flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

November 23, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


GeorgiaCares offers help with MedicareS drug plan

For Medicare beneficiaries, it's time for a checkup. Not necessarily the usual doctor-patient visit, but an analysis of Part D prescription drug plans and additional benefits that should be reviewed every year at this time.

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


Medicare workshops set for area

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

November 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


A few H1N1 shots available Saturday

The Liberty County Health Department will be administering free H1N1 flu vaccines Saturday at a health fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Liberty Regional Medical Center, where residents can receive a variety of additional health services.

November 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Some TRICARE clients get free flu shots

TRICARE Prime, Standard and Extra beneficiaries can get their H1N1 flu vaccinations from network and non-network providers without paying a deductible or making a co-payment.

November 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Winn to get H1N1 vaccine in November

Winn Army Community Hospital announced recently the H1N1 vaccine would not be available to its beneficiaries until mid-November.

October 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Communnity members discus celiac disease

Glenda Spetter wouldn't have known she could benefit from a diet without wheat if not for her son. To help manage the symptoms of his autism, Spetter began making meals without gluten, the protein commonly found in wheat, rye, barley and related grains.

October 21, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Living well


Flu may be responsible for child's death

A Coastal Health District spokewoman confirmed Monday that a 4-year-old girl from Bryan County died of an "influenza-associated" illness Sunday in a Savannah hospital.

October 21, 2009 | Staff report Bryan County News | Living well


Flu apparently has claimed Bryan County child

A Coastal Health District spokeperson confirmed Monday that a 4-year-old girl from Bryan County died of an "influenza-related" illness Sunday in a Savannah Hospital.

October 19, 2009 | Special to the Courier Bryan County News | Living well


October is physical therapy month in Hinesville

On Oct. 1, Mayor James Thomas proclaimed October physical therapy month in Hinesville. Spine and Sport spokeswoman Jodi Laird joined Thomas as he signed a proclamation and said she was grateful for the recognition.

October 19, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospitals handling flu so far

According to Liberty Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Rene' Harwell, already this season there has been a significant increase in patients who have come to the hospital with the flu.

October 14, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


It's never too soon to talk to children about sex

October is the health department's "Let's talk" month, and the campaign encourages parents to talk to their children about sex and sexuality.

October 07, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Health department has H1N1 vaccines

The Liberty County Health Department has received 400 of 3,200 doses of the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine that were distributed Tuesday to eight coastal counties by the Coastal Health District.

October 07, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Living well


Drive-through clinic practices for epidemic

On Wednesday and Thursday, Hinesville emergency authorities and health-care officials set up drive-through flu vaccination stations to help prepare local residents for the flu season and to practice for an emergency epidemic situation, which would require mass vaccinations.

October 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


School absentee rate stable despite flu

While some Georgia school systems are experiencing unusually high student absentee rates due to the abnormal flu season - some districts have reported double the normal rate - Liberty County School System administrators said rates in our schools are stable.

September 25, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger 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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