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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


Georgia ranks 40th in elder's health

ATLANTA - Georgia ranked 40th for senior health this year, according to the second edition of United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings senior report.

May 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Malaria still kills 1,000,000 each year

In 2010, malaria killed almost a million people worldwide and still infects about 350 million a year. These are large figures for a disease that is both curable and preventable.

May 28, 2014 | By John Hoffmire Deseret News Service | Living well


Health system honors longtime members

BRUNSWICK - Based on the theme, "Teamwork Lights the Way," the Southeast Georgia Health System honored longtime team members May 8 during the annual service awards banquet at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.

May 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Crossfit meet tests military community

About 150 men and women gathered May 2-3 to participate in the first CrossFit Fort Stewart 2014 Warrior Competition at Caro Fitness Center on post.

May 22, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Living well


Mixing up summer side dishes

With very warm temperatures in the past couple of weeks, there is little doubt that this spring and summer are going to be scorchers. My husband and I already have had the "Do we break down and turn on the AC?" conversation already this year, which seems like much earlier than in past years. We have not given in - yet.

May 21, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Farmer's celebrates 31 years of wellness

Hinesville health-and-wellness retailer Farmer's Natural Foods marked its 31st year in business with an anniversary celebration, during which customers were welcomed into the store for special savings, in-store demonstrations, food tastings and samples. The observance ran May 1-3.

May 21, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | 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 auction 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


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