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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


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


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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


Area flight ambulance wins award

The Jesup Air Evac Lifeteam base, which provides air medical service and access to health care for those who live in medically underserved areas, recently was selected as the company's national base of the year. Senior Program Director Donald Mixon and members of the crew accepted the award at a national banquet Sept. 6 in St. Charles, Missouri.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health dept. employee wins service award

Jonell Bacon-Seward, an employee at the Liberty County Health Department and a clerk for Women, Infants, and Children, recently won the 2014 WIC Customer Service Award for the Coastal Health District.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Gateway opening clinic in Pembroke

Working in conjunction with Bryan County and the Bryan County Family Connection, Gateway Behavioral Health Services recently launched mental-health and addictive-disease treatment services for children and adults in Bryan County.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Schools team up on pharmacy program

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University and South University are entering into a partnership designed to help local students pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree without having to leave the Savannah area.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Movement dedicated to healthy people

I've lived in Savannah for just over 10 years, and I feel really grounded in the city because I'm out and about frequently, riding my bike, walking, visiting the Forsyth Farmers Market or taking a break in one of our city's beautiful squares.

October 05, 2014 | By Paula Kreissler Special to the Courier | Living well


GSU nursing school has first coat ceremony

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University School of Nursing recently was chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first white coat ceremonies.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Back-to-school virus making rounds

The leaves have yet to change color, but there's already a virus circulating this fall that has sent children in 21 states to the hospital with severe respiratory illness.

October 05, 2014 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Parenting can cause negative behavior

I've spoken at several conferences in the past year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was that features of the so-called teenage brain are largely responsible for the self-centered, irrational, moody, rebellious behavior now associated with adolescence.

October 05, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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