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Babies should sleep in cribs, not laps

Q: My 13-month-old has become used to napping while I hold her, which I started when she was a very small baby during a horrible bout of teething. Not surprisingly, she now will not sleep on her own during the day except in the car, but even then she wakes at the sensation of being placed in her crib and begins screaming. Once the screaming starts, I've not been able to get her to nap at all. Also, I think her nighttime sleep has started suffering because of this. At six months, she slept well through the night and ...

July 22, 2009 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Protect your eyes from the sun

We hear a lot about the damage ultraviolet rays do to our skin, but how many of us are aware that these rays can also cause severe damage to our eyes? Prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause burns to the surface of the eye and the cumulative effects of ultraviolet damage have been linked to cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and a reduced ability to see clearly at night.

July 22, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Encephalitis hits another Long Co. horse

LONG COUNTY - A horse in Long County has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis. This is the third positive test for EEE in Long County horses this summer.

July 22, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


More swine flu confirmed in Coastal Health District

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Division of Public Health has confirmed additional cases of swine flu in the Coastal Health District.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


GSU psychology clinic now open to children

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's Psychology Clinic is expanding its services to include caring for children.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Equine encephalitis in Bryan Co.

BRYAN COUNTY - A horse in Bryan County has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Looking for a few senior volunteers

The Senior Companion Program is looking for senior volunteers (people 60 or older) in the Hinesville area who would be interested in spending time with other seniors in a Senior Center. Activities include talking, listening to music, playing board games and assisting with meals. Volunteers receive a small stipend and assistance with transportation costs. For more information, call Linda at 236.0363, ext. 121 or Eileen at ext. 120.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Establish boundaries in all situations

Q: You've often said that parents should not be "involved" with their children, but rather should establish a clear boundary in the parent-child relationship. I agree in principle, but as a homeschooling mom, I have no choice but to be highly involved with my kids. Can you help me resolve this conflict?

July 17, 2009 | John Rosemond | Living well


Smoking cessation classes set

LUDOWICI - The Long County Health Department will offer a series of free Freshstart smoking cessation classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 21 and 28, at the health department, 57 N. Macon St.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


More cases of swine flu confirmed in region

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Division of Public Health has confirmed additional cases of swine flu in the Coastal Health District.

The CHD is comprised of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties.

July 10, 2009 | Coastal Health District release | Living well


Orthopedist opens Hinesville practice

Liberty County has attracted a replacement sports medicine orthopedist and the need was definitely there.

July 08, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Stop smoking class in Long County

LUDOWICI - The Long County Health Department will offer a series of free Freshstart smoking cessation classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 14, 21 and 28, at the health department, 57 N. Macon St. Refreshments will be served.

July 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Encephalitis found in Bryan Co. horse

A horse in Bryan County has tested positive for the eastern equine encephalitis viru.

July 06, 2009 | Staff report | Living well


National approach to healthcare questioned

As federal officials continue to try to bandage disparities in the nation's healthcare system, some local leaders wonder if it will be the promised antidote.

July 06, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Wayne Memorial opens clinic in Ludowici

Wayne Memorial Hospital had a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday in Ludowici to celebrate the opening of a its new health center.

July 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle 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


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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