Code enforcement representatives from the city of Hinesville will "collect cars" for the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the National Night Out event on the courthouse square.
Accidents can happen to anyone but some have repercussions that are hard to overcome. Eye injuries, for example, can cause permanent damage when simple preventive measures might have completely prevented the problem.
Health officials from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee are investigating possible rabies exposure at the South Atlantic Summer Showdown tournament that took place this month in Spartanburg County, S.C.
A health emergency is happening to someone every hour of every day and along with it often comes the need for blood, say Red Cross officials. While enjoying summer activities and planning vacations, many people forget the need for blood donations persists.
BOSTON - People who drank one or more diet sodas each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda, a large but inconclusive study found.
I can only imagine the horror of going to check on your baby or grandbaby to discover him dead and to never understand why this occurred. Yet this happens to one baby every hour of every day and it happens without warning in families of all races, ethnic and socio-economic origins and to seemingly very healthy babies.
ATHENS (AP) - The chancellor of the University System of Georgia says a proposed medical school in Gainesville won't compete with plans to build a Medical College of Georgia campus in Athens.
WASHINGTON -- People should immediately throw away more than 90 different products, from chili sauce to corned beef hash to dog food, produced at a plant linked to a botulism outbreak, the government warned Monday. Castleberry's Food Co. temporarily closed the suspect plant. "You're talking tens of millions of cans that may have been involved," said Robert Brackett, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. The company ...
A makeover for Liberty Regional Medical Center's crowded maternity ward could start soon with financial assistance from lawmakers in the nation's capitol.
Changes are on the way to the health department's "Babies Can't Wait" program but local, district, and state leaders want the public's thoughts on the matter before moving forward.
I recently met a woman from South Carolina who told me all about her health problems. I listened attentively and made no comment about my occupation. But it became hard not to interrupt her, especially since she had so many misconceptions about her health. When the opportunity arose, I tried to gently correct some of her misconceptions but she was convinced of her own wisdom and I gave up. This situation was really hard, especially ...
Liberty County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia to receive one of 39 Employee Wellness Program Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs to enhance the health of county employees and their families.
Do you have a life that is always peaceful and even-keel? If so, I want your secret. Most people experience both good and bad times in a week, hopefully with more laughter than tears. While we can't expect everything to run smoothly every day, we shouldn't expect to stay "in the dumps" either. When "bad" times and feelings last for more than a few weeks or when you have difficulty functioning in your daily life, ...
Immunization requirements for children have changed this year and it is now a requirement that additional doses of some vaccines be given.Parents must make sure they have updated their children's shot records to show these changes before school starts. Effective July 1, all children entering kindergarten, the sixth grade, and any new student (regardless of age) entering the Georgia school system for the first time - or returning to Georgia schools after being out of ...
Special to the CourierJuly 1 marked the second anniversary of Georgia's Smokefree Air Act, and the Department of Human Resources has provided an update and reminder for Georgians about the importance of this law. The primary reason for the enactment of the Smokefree Air Act of 2005 was to reduce secondhand smoke exposure for employees and patrons, particularly children. Smokefree environments make restaurants and public establishments safer, cleaner and more enjoyable. Smoking is prohibited in ...
The Georgia Department of Public Health is offering a free four-week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
Shirley Frasier plans to leave her position as a Fort Stewart public-health nurse this year after providing care and services to military families for more than 33 years. She feels it is finally time to retire.
There's a ray of hope on the horizon for 9-year-old Saniyah Joseph, who has been fighting aplastic anemia, a disease that affects her bone-marrow functions, for a year.
In my household, Thanksgiving is the only time of year where dinner leftovers are not only eaten - they are treasured. For the most part, I think people enjoy the conquest of dividing up and conquering what is left of the Thanksgiving bird just as much as they do eating it the first time around.
JESUP - Jesup Health and Rehab, a member of the Mission Health family of health-care communities, earned tier II recognition as part of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living's Quality Initiative Recognition Program by reducing staff turnover by at least 15 percent and reducing the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs by at least 15 percent.
The mother of a 4-year-old boy shared an interesting story with me the other day. At age 2, her son began chewing meat to the point where it became liquid, but would not swallow. The parents became worried and began attempting various means of persuading him to swallow. Nothing worked, which increased the parents' anxiety and, likewise, the energy they put into the swallowing project.
The American Diabetes Association and Sk8 City will have a fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Sk8 City, 4 Towne Center Court in Pooler, to raise awareness for curing type 1 diabetes during American Diabetes Month.
The Disloyal Few Motorcycle Club in Hinesville organized a bike run Nov. 2 to benefit Mason Tiner, an 8-year-old who was burned in a backyard fire in 2011.
The cold and flu season is upon us. In our house, we have already battled a bout of pneumonia with our youngest child and a slew of miscellaneous fevers and coughing fits throughout the family. Any time anyone is sick in our house there is only one thing they turn to for comfort - chicken
Dr. Jody Pittman and the Professional Eye Care team recently purchased a Carl Zeiss Cirrus 5000 High Definition Optical Coherence Tomographer.
The American Legion Post 321 of Midway hosted the Operation Local Support 5K run on Nov. 2 to raise funds for holiday food baskets. These baskets are given out each year during Thanksgiving to needy military and community families of Liberty County. Baskets include a complete turkey dinner that can feed six to eight people. Last year, Post 321 provided baskets to about 40 needy families and plans to raise enough money to support 80 families this year.
WAYCROSS - The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia's Waycross practice has been awarded the gold seal of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
SAVANNAH - Dr. Steven L. Carpenter, a physician and teacher at Memorial University Medical Center, is the 2013 recipient of the J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award. The award honors a Georgia member or fellow in the American College of Physicians for outstanding teaching activities related to medical students and house staff.
Col. Kirk Eggleston, commander of Stewart-Hunter Medical and Dental Activity and Winn Army Community Hospital, was the guest speaker for the Hinesville Rotary Club meeting-luncheon Tuesday at the La Quinta Inn.
Ronda Rich not only carried on a family tradition of finding humor in life's challenges, she made a career of it.