Coastal Manor Administrator Elise Stafford discusses the importance of planning for long-term care during last week's Hinesville Rotary Club meeting. Liberty Regional Medical Center's nursing home is in Ludowici. She told Rotarians that "having a will, living will or a durable power of attorney for healthcare," along with long-term health insurance, are the best ways for people to prepare for a time when they may need assisted living or in-home care. Rotary President Dave Sapp is at right, listening.
ATLANTA - In 2004, Georgia was ranked eighth in the nation for AIDS' cases with a total of 28,248 affected individuals, many of them aged 25-44.
By Dr. David Hess
Here are some places to turn when you need help and support with health related issues:
Living Independence for Everyone Inc. helps people with disabilities by providing independent living-skills training and home modifications.
The March of Dimes Georgia Chapter awarded a grant to the Liberty County Health Department to support Healthy Hero Babies.
Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.
In a departure from the norm, the smoke blanketing the Hinesville area is not from burning on the Fort Stewart military reservation.
Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, recently announced H. Scott Kroell Jr. has been advanced to fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Following months of reaching out to the community, the Cider House has found two new allies in its effort to help Liberty County at-risk youth.
Earlier this month, Affiliated Computer Services confirmed a CD containing the personal data of 2.9 million Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids members was lost while being shipped from Georgia to Maryland.
With additional state funding no longer a possibility, the Diversity Health Center Board is working with the Georgia Office of Rural Health through the Georgia Department of Community Health to have the current state grant extended through fiscal year 2008.
The Liberty County Health Department recently has released its quarterly sanitation ratings for food-service establishment.
AUGUSTA - Every April LifeLink of Georgia, the organ procurement organization, along with the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and the transplant community across the country honor and pay tribute to the generosity of organ donors and their families.
Vaccine requirements have been expanded for children in Georgia. The Coastal Health District is working to educate parents, schools and daycares about the new requirements, which go into effect July 1.
The Fort Stewart American Red Cross Services held its second annual "Run 4 Red" event Saturday.
Project Reach God's Anointed New Generation held a community health fair Feb. 22 at the Riceboro youth center. The event offered free health screenings, Affordable Care Act sign-ups, and health and wellness advice.
Liberty County High School held its annual blood drive Monday to support community blood banks. Students and staff helped the school surpass its goal of 25 units of blood. They ended the day with 30 units.
St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care in Hinesville will collect canned goods, personal-care items and nonperishable food items through March 31 to benefit Liberty County Manna House. Donations can be dropped off at St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care, 780 E. Oglethorpe Highway at Gen. Stewart Way in Hinesville, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
Diversity Health Center recently announced the addition of two new family practice physicians to its team - Dr. Suzanne Clarke and Dr. Eric Davis.
Before this year, residents of Liberty County's east end had limited organized recreation opportunities in their neck of the woods. With the opening of the new Liberty County Community Complex on Highway 84 in Midway, many new activity options have been made available to them.
Spring is in the air - literally. With the budding trees, blooming flowers and growing grass, a significant dusting of pollen seems to have accumulated over Coastal Georgia.
The 2014-15 school year will bring changes for children attending Georgia schools. Health department officials in Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties want to make parents aware of those changes now, before the end of the current school year.
JESUP - The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia Jesup Surgery Center has earned its second consecutive seal of accreditation.
There still is time to avoid paying a penalty by signing up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The last day to enroll in coverage is March 31.
The Liberty County YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, launched its annual campaign this month to ensure that everyone in Liberty County has access to community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Hinesville residents can expect to see an increased presence of public safety personnel on the roads this year as the city encourages safety among its citizens. To kick off those efforts, the Hinesville Police and Fire departments joined forces Feb. 18 to conduct a road safety check on vehicles. It was the first of a series of checks taking place this year.
A journey of many miles begins with a single step. On Monday, a group of 12 people took their first steps on a 222-mile trek to show their love and support for a wounded warrior while raising money to help his family.
Liberty County School System staff is trying to set a great example for students when it comes to living a healthy life by competing in L.I.V.E. Well, Liberty County's employee health-and-wellness program, to lose weight and adopt healthier habits.
Dr. Douglas Perry and others marked the grand opening feb. 6 of the new SouthCoast Medical Group Campus at 89 Interchange Drive in Richmond Hill.