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LRMC's chief of cardiology: Diet, exercise keys to healthy heart

The Hinesville Rotary Club got a lesson in maintaining a healthy heart Tuesday, when Liberty Regional Medical Center's Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Bryan Ristow, spoke in mostly laymen's terms about reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

June 09, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Tales of alcohol abuse serve as warnings

Just a handful of parents, pre-teens and teenagers turned up Thursday night for an underage drinking town hall meeting sponsored by Youth Expressions Inc., a community-based after-school program for teens. However, director Cassandra Finley expressed confidence that "those who are here were supposed to be her e."

June 07, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


We Can work group gets updates in initiatives

Community leaders whose organizations are participating in the countywide We Can! health initiative met Tuesday to provide progress reports on how they're integrating the curriculum into community activities.

June 07, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


Stores urged to sell tobacco with caution

ATLANTA - In an effort to stop the sale of tobacco products to underage youth, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities has partnered with Synar to launch an aggressive new campaign that reminds retailers it's against the law to sell tobacco products to youth under the age of 18. DBHDD's campaign runs through June 12.

June 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospital trustees earn certification

Members of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County recently completed a 12-hour hospital authority training program run by the Fanning Institute, a unit of public service and outreach of the University of Georgia.

May 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


West Rehab opens new building

West Rehab & Sports Medicine recently relocated and celebrated its grand opening. Owners Brian and Becky West and their staff moved to 475 S. Main St. During the celebration, Chamber of Commerce members and supporters met the Wests, toured the new building and enjoyed refreshments.

May 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Bone and Joint Institute to open in Jesup

JESUP - In December 2009, Dr. J. Lex Kenerly III broke ground on a new office. The new, 15,000-square-foot facility at 1505 Sunset Blvd. in Jesup is slated to open in September, and will be called The Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia.

May 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Coastal Health District confab Monday

SAVANNAH - The Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Conference will be from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, May 24, at the Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Dr. in Savannah. Attendees will discuss how to provide the best possible care for infants who may have hearing issues.

May 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Herschel Walker describes struggles with mental illness

"There's no shame in my game," Herschel Walker said Thursday to a group of soldiers from Winn Army Hospital's Warrior's in Transition Program. The former University of Georgia Bulldog and prolific NFL running back visited the installation, but he was not touting his NFL stats or his Bulldog career.

May 14, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Living well


Wet winter could mean more West Nile cases

Winter's heavy rains likely will increase the mosquito population in Liberty County, according to county mosquito control department officials. Although the region is not currently experiencing a mosquito-borne disease threat, cases of west Nile virus have been reported in other parts of Georgia.

May 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Soldiers show support for student fitness

Children from Diamond Elementary School showed their commitment to fitness by sacrificing sleep and rising early on Saturday, May 8 to run in the second annual Diamond Elementary School Marathon Club Fun Run on Fort Stewart.

May 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Lunch teaches basics of We Can!

May 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Living well


Christians grow just as all things in nature

This time of year the grass has been growing, the trees have budded and the shrubs and bushes have flowered. This is all a natural process, and if for some reason it doesn't occur we know that there is a problem.

May 10, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Living well


Eat those veggies, hop on a bike

Through a joint effort between the city of Hinesville, Liberty County and Fort Stewart, the county's public health department is launching the national We Can! health initiative here beginning with a proclamation, lunch and learn and field day activities Friday.

May 05, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


TRICARE offers tips on keeping kids healthy

How do we prevent overweight or obese children from becoming overweight or obese adults? According to the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Adm. Regina Benjamin, obese children are more likely than children of normal weight to become overweight or obese adults. Overweight or obese adults are more at risk for several health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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ASU College of Health Profession wins award

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.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Give the gift of holiday this Christmas

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.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Memorial wins Mattel grant

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.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Regional YMCA president retiring

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.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Mom can enable kids, perpetuate cycle

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?

December 14, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Small gardens yield big results

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.

December 14, 2014 | By Reid Archer Special to the Courier | Living well


VA hoping to help homeless vets at summit

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.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Diabetics can also enjoy holiday fare

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.

December 14, 2014 | By Dr. William Alexander Special to the Courier | Living well


Area Agency on Aging gets new lab

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.

December 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Remission brightens girl's prospects

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.

November 30, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Day raises diabetes awareness in Long

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.

November 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


To be healthy tie diet, exercise, wellness together

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.

November 30, 2014 | By Palmer Steverson Special to the Courier | Living well


Liberty Regional Foundation hosts annual gala

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.

November 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Blood donors needed, prizes offered

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.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Paying it foward with food and love

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.

November 16, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


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