It's that time of year again: flu season. In an effort to avoid the seasonal ailment, Liberty-area residents rolled up their sleeves Thursday at the county health department's drive-through vaccination clinic at Coastal EMC in Midway. Participants paid $25 for the shot that also is available at the health department for the same price.
Dr. Robert M. Patacsil, a board certified general surgeon, has become the second new general surgeon in just over a year signed by Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Wellness Chiropractic Group recently opened its practice in Hinesville at 212 Fraser Drive and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 1 million people are living with HIV in the United States. Twenty percent of those people living with HIV are unaware of their infection, according to www.cdc.gov.
Liberty County Clinic of Chiropractic recently opened its new office at 951 E.G. Miles Parkway and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program for excellence in nursing services again designated St. Joseph's/Candler as a Magnet hospital. It is one of only five in Georgia and 378 in the world.
One of the things I miss most about working at the health department is the interaction with the staff. And, oddly enough, I recently found myself feeling somewhat excluded when they didn't need me to help get ready for this year's drive-through immunization clinic.
Liberty County Gateway Behavioral Health Services Developmental Disability program enrollees soon will enjoy leisure activities thanks to Royal Waffle King in Hinesville. Gateway received $1,064 collected by Waffle King during its recent customer appreciation day.
Elise Stafford, administrator of Coastal Manor nursing home in Ludowici, spoke to Goldenheirs members about long-term care for seniors during the club's October meeting.
Attendees of the Long County Health Department's informational festival last week learned about services the department provides and programs available in the area.
Q: Our son's fifth-grade teacher recently sent home notes to the effect that our little darling isn't paying attention and is missing homework assignments. When I asked what in-school consequences he receives, I was basically told that he receives none unless I specifically so request. In other words, unless teachers inform parents of problems (which doesn't reliably happen), the problems go unpunished. When I hear of a problem, privileges are taken away for a week or more, and my son knows that if he brings home a report card with a bad grade or behavior report, privileges ...
Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup recently was named 2010 Small Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals at its 27th annual conference.
Richmond Hill residents and employees celebrated Think Pink Day on Friday by donning pink attire for breast cancer awareness.
Family members of active duty members stationed in and around Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will soon have more access to health care with the projected spring 2011 opening of an Army community-based primary care clinic in Richmond Hill. The clinic is among 17 clinics the Army is opening near 14 installations across the United States.
Hinesville Pharmacy had its inaugural health fair on Oct. 7. Free blood pressure and glucose testing were offered, along with flu and pneumonia vaccinations and cholesterol testing.
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.