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Is pooly microwaved food making you sick?

OMAHA, Neb. - Zapping frozen meals in the microwave may be fast and easy, but it also can make you sick if it's not done properly.

October 23, 2008 | Associated Press | Living well


Vaccination clinics continue in Liberty

The Liberty County Health Department began giving influenza and

October 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


ER doctor at Liberty Regional fined

The state medical board has reprimanded and fined a physician at Liberty Regional Medical Center in connection with the 2004 case in which a 40-year-old woman died while awaiting discharge.

October 21, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Living well


UGA Extension program gets people moving

ATHENS - More than 3,000 Georgians exercised their way across the state this spring. The miles were logged by participants in the Walk Georgia program, which challenged Georgians to engage in physical activity and log their progress. Registration for the fall program ended Sept. 14, and the program will run until Nov. 1.

October 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Flu shots set in Long County

LUDOWICI - No one likes being sick. So how can you protect yourself? Get a flu shot.

October 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


LRMC marks rehabilitation week

Liberty Regional Medical Center is joining the celebration of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week from Sept. 21–26.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Red Cross offers donors relief at pump

ATLANTA - Summer generally brings to mind backyard barbecues and family vacations, but record-high gas prices have put a damper on summer travel plans for many families. The American Red Cross hopes its summer promotion will provide three lucky blood donors a little relief at the pump. Everyone who presents to donate blood or platelets between July 1 and Sept. 30, can enter to win one of three $1,000 gas cards as part of its "Save a Life and See America" promotion.

October 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Rabies vaccine shortage prompts warnings

A nationwide shortage of rabies vaccine has prompted the Liberty and Long county health departments to encourage all residents to take serious precautions against contracting rabies.

October 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Flu shots draw reaction

ATLANTA - It's going to be a little harder to get a flu shot at some Georgia pharmacies this season.

September 30, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Living well


Grand jury updates hospital questions

The February term grand jury is concerned about Liberty Regional Medical Center, as was the previous grand jury … and the one before that.

September 27, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Living well


Grant to help hospital expand obstetrics

Liberty Regional Medical Center has been granted a $189,677 healthcare facilities grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

September 19, 2008 | Staff report | Living well


Coroner: Meningitis rumors are premature

Liberty County Coroner Regional Pierce is trying to squelch rumors that a child died from meningitis here last week.

September 11, 2008 | Staff report | Living well


Hospital authority discusses finances, new clinic

At the Liberty County Hospital Authority meeting Tuesday, it was reported the hospital ended July $24,972 in the red, reversing the financial trend of the last two months.

September 09, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Living well


Lecture on children and nutrition

Liberty County schools have been in session for nearly two weeks, and that means tests, projects, and other stressful assignments are starting to pile up for students.

August 20, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Consider getting flue shots early

ATLANTA - August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is encouraging older adults to get immunized against the flu. The flu season, which typically runs from late fall until March, is responsible for an average of more than 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths each year in the United States.

August 16, 2008 | Staff Report | 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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