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Food Lion offering flu shots

Food Lion stores have partnered with Maxim Health Systems to make flu shots available to customers this fall. The program aims to increase the number of people who get vaccinated, a step determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the single most effective way to prevent flu.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health officials warn of lead poisoning

Coastal Health District encourages parents and caregivers in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties to do all they can to keep children from being exposed to lead.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Officials practice reacting to pandemic

In addition to staging its signature drive-through flu immunization clinics, the Liberty County Health Department partnered with Fort Stewart last week to plan, set up and run a point of distribution exercise in case the need to respond to a pandemic ever arises.

November 20, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


LRMC dedicates new mamography suite

From pink balloons to pink punch, the Liberty Regional Medical Center foyer was decked out Monday during a dedication for the hospital's renovated mammography suite.

November 15, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Two physicians address LRMC blue ribbon panel

The panel looking into Liberty Regional Medical Center heard some emphatic viewpoints from two local physicians, Dr. Seth Borquaye and Dr. Glenn Carter, at its meeting last week.

November 15, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Living well


DHR hopes to keep Georgians healthy with heating help

ATLANTA - As the colder winter months approach, the Georgia Department of Human Resources will once again help Georgians struggling to keep up with the cost of heating their homes.

November 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Can't afford to get sick?

It's a bad time to get sick. As if home foreclosures and plummeting stocks weren't bad enough, healthcare experts say current trends indicate an inability in patients to pay medical bills, thanks to a struggling economy.

November 08, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Physician speaks about risks, symptoms, surviving

During the third annual breast cancer awareness luncheon Monday at Liberty Regional Medical Center, only one woman raised her hand when speaker Dr. Zorana Sifford asked the crowd of about 30 if anyone had personally battled breast cancer.

November 08, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Panel nearing end of look into hospital

The blue ribbon panel looking into the operations of Liberty Regional Medical Center met last week to review the information it gathered and to focus on the recommendations that will wrap up the committee's mission.

November 06, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Living well


Long Health Dept. hosts Ladies on Macon Street

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Long County Health Department will host a health fair for women from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. "Ladies Day on Macon Street," will take place at the health department at 57 N. Macon St. in Ludowici.

November 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Superintendent sworn onto health board

The Liberty County Board of Health recently welcomed its newest member, Dr. Judy Scherer. Scherer will serve as part of her role as county superintendent of the Liberty County school system

November 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


West Nile reported in Albany area

ALBANY -- Officials from the Southwest Georgia Public Health District say lab tests have confirmed three human cases of West Nile virus in the Albany area.

November 05, 2008 | Associated Press | Living well


Doctor's departure leaves hospital board vacancy

Liberty County was left without an orthopedist Oct. 16 when Dr. Christopher Vaughn closed Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

November 01, 2008 | By Alena Parker` Staff writer | Living well


Health dept. urges parents, teens to talk

Having "the talk" with teenagers has never been easy. But in today's society of Internet blogs and social Web sites where misinformation is rampant, getting the facts out to teens is more important than ever.

October 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


GeorgiaCares help with drug plans

ATLANTA - The GeorgiaCares State Health Insurance Assistance Program is helping Medicare recipients make informed decisions about which prescription drug and Advantage plan options are best for them.

October 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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2nd ABCT soldiers compete in Spartan Week's athletic battles

For the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, July 14-18 was a week of individual and team competitions. Spartan Week's athletic battles marked the last time Spartan soldiers will compete or train as a brigade before the unit cases its colors this fall.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Coastal Endodontics welcomes new dentist

Coastal Endodontics, the home of "comfortable root canals" in coastal Georgia, recently announced the addition of a new dentist to its staff, hoping it will provide more flexible scheduling and shorter wait times for patients.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Healthy living takes lifelong learning

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the first graduates of the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program in Savannah. They are all patients of Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care and had participated in the 12-week program to learn about how they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

July 28, 2014 | By Charles H. Morris Special to the Courier | Living well


Health system welcomes new pediatrician to practice

ST. MARYS - Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Camden Pediatrics, an affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, recently announced the addition of Lera "Liv" Fina, D.O., board-certified pediatrician, to the practice.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Governor OKs hire of 100 child protective service workers

Gov. Nathan Deal recently approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has increased significantly since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Family Fun Day to kick off World Breastfeeding Week

SAVANNAH -La Leche League of Savannah is planning a "Family Fun Day" to kick off World Breastfeeding Week. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 3 W. Liberty St. Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Event updates can be found at www.facebook.com/lllsavannah.

July 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Colonels Island doctor to appear on TV show

Dr. C. Alan Scott, the medical director of the emergency department at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, is appearing in two episodes of "Untold Stories of the ER" this summer.

July 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Make children’s health an important part of your back-to-school planning

The end of summer vacation, when families begin preparing for their children to go back to school, often is a busy and exciting time of year.

July 27, 2014 | By Mark Kishel, M.D. Special to the Courier | Living well


Electronic cigarettes not necessarily a bright light

AUGUSTA - It's been 50 years since the surgeon general's office officially linked smoking with an increased risk for cancer and in the years that have followed, any number of measures have been introduced to entice, encourage and aid people in giving up lighting up.

July 27, 2014 | Dr. Samir N. Khleif Guest Columnist | Living well


Health-district officials warn residents to take precautions against mosquitoes

CHATHAM COUNTY - Officials from the Coastal Health District - which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties - are reminding residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes, which are a nuisance and can carry diseases such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and chikungunya.

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


The older they are, the harder they are to train

Q: Using your advice, I successfully toilet-trained my daughter by age 16 months. It is now three months later, and we are still using diapers at naps and nighttime. At her nap, which lasts several hours, she fully soaks her diaper. At night, she is taking off her diaper prior to falling asleep, wetting the bed after she goes to sleep, and then crying for us when she wakes up in a pool of pee. Is this a sign that I should begin night training? I'm hesitant to do this because I am eight months pregnant and don't ...

July 26, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


River pollution didn't cause flesh-eating disease

A Bryan County man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Living well


Ga. Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer house calls to retirees

ATLANTA - Contrary to popular belief, house calls are not a thing of the past. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, on behalf of State Health Benefit Plan, will offer house calls to all SHBP members enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan with the help of a contracted vendor, Matrix Medical Network.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Sleep-management center renews national accreditation status

BRUNSWICK - The sleep management center at the Southeast Georgia Health System's Brunswick campus recently earned a five-year reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, validating the center's commitment to providing quality care.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Local health system CEO receives Scouts’ Golden Eagle Award

The Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America recently recognized Southeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Gary R. Colberg for his commitment and dedication to young people.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


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