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Medicaid finding hangs in balance

Leaner budgets may be headed to hospitals and healthcare providers who service a growing number of Medicaid patients.

March 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Blood drives set in area

Each year, thousands of people receive life-saving blood transfusions as a result of the blood collected by the American Red Cross from volunteer donors across the country. In fact, it is estimated that every two seconds, someone in the United States receives a blood transfusions.

March 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


Social Security adds tracks to speed processing

Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue announced recently that improvements to the agency's computer modeling system have increased the number of claimants receiving expedited approvals for disability benefits.

March 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Experts say county on top of food safety

Sheryl White was one of many shocked consumers after a peanut plant in Blakely, roughly five hours away, was determined to be the source of a salmonella outbreak.

March 23, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


LRMC hooks up with St. Joseph's for stroke care

Liberty Regional Medical Center is partnering with St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital in Savannah to expedite life-saving treatment for the state's third leading cause of death, strokes.

March 20, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


U.S. births break record; 40% out of wedlock

ATLANTA - More babies were born in the United States in 2007 than any year in the nation's history, topping the peak during the baby boom 50 years earlier, federal researchers reported Wednesday.

There is both good and bad news from the more than 4.3 million births:

March 18, 2009 | By Mike Stobbe AP medical writer | Living well


Rotarians trying to wip out polio

Inspired by Bill Gates' dedication to eradicating polio, Deidre Mickelson presented Hinesville Rotarians with the opportunity to join the worldwide fight at their Tuesday meeting.

March 14, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Long Board of Health nots high immunization rate

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Health had its first quarter meeting on March 5 and several items of business were conducted.

March 14, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


Physical therapy group opens Hinesville office

Spine & Sport, a physical therapy and personal training service provider, opened its fifth location March 2 in Hinesville. The new facility is at 400 N. Main St. The clinic is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Tips to avoid accidental poisoning

AUGUSTA - About 85,000 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for accidental poisonings each year. In fact, the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center treated 288 children age 14 and under from Richmond and Columbia counties for some type of poisoning in 2008.

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health district plans AIDS awareness event

The Coastal Health District is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in celebrating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. On Thursday, the Coastal Health District's HIV/AIDS services program will host an "Empowering Women and Girls Against HIV/AIDS" event where women and girls will be able to:

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Diversity Clinic gets $1.3M from stimulus

Diversity Health Center recently got its piece - a $1.3 million slice - of the pie from President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package to individual states.

March 09, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Curves participating in food drive

During March, Curves of Hinesville will participate in the 11th annual Curves food drive to benefit local food banks. Collectively, during the past five years, nearly 50 million pounds of food have been distributed to communities all over the world through the Curves food drive.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


New orthopedist opens

Dr. Stephen Tankersley, the area's newest orthopedist, made his debut with an informational session Feb. 19 for county employees.

March 04, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


UGA study finds salmonella in surface water

ATHENS -- A new University of Georgia study suggests that health agencies investigating salmonella illnesses should consider untreated surface water as a possible source of contamination.

Researchers, whose results appear in the March issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, tested water over a one-year period in rivers and streams in a region of south Georgia known for its high rate of sporadic salmonella cases. The team found salmonella in 79 percent of water samples, with the highest concentrations and the greatest diversity of strains in the summer and after rainfall.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Teens may be even more distracted behind the wheel than previously thought

Giving in to the temptation to talk with friends or answer texts while driving holds serious consequences for teens behind the wheel, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which found that six in 10 car crashes involving teen drivers were linked to distracted driving.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Phil had been teaching tennis to young people for 20 years. Last year, when he started experiencing discomfort in his hands and wrists, a parent of one of his students suggested it could be carpal tunnel syndrome.

March 27, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Living well


New Alzheimer's drug on trial for treatment

The search for an effective Alzheimer's treatment has faced many setbacks, but one new drug is renewing hope, according to researchers.

March 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What 'The Office' teaches us about job satisfaction

America's favorite workplace turns 10 this week. Fans of Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael Scott and the rest of "The Office's" cast of characters will mark a decade since the comically dysfunctional crew first came to television screens.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Why psychologists say you should ban 'busy' from your vocabulary

In late February, Scott Dannemiller, a writer and worship leader in the Presbyterian Church, captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of people with a simple four-word headline: "Busy is a Sickness."

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Researchers establish why exercise can worsen exhaustion of patients with chronic fatigue

The mechanism that causes high-performance athletes to "feel the burn" also causes people with chronic fatigue syndrome to feel exhausted by the most common daily activities, new University of Florida research shows.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


March recognizes social workers across the Nation

During, this time the National Association of Social Workers begins an eight-month celebration of its 60th anniversary which will end in October, the actual month the association was founded back in 1955.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Senate approves creation of Joint Coastal Greenway Study Committee

Legislation sponsored by Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, would create a joint House and Senate Coastal Greenway Study Committee to examine the proposed Coastal Georgia Greenway trail.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Turmeric, more than just a cooking spice

Turmeric, a rootstock perennial plant that is a cousin to the ginger family, is used as a spice in many Middle Eastern recipes. But recent studies indicate that turmeric could hold medicinal value as well.

March 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Living well


Affordable Care Act supporters celebrate 5th anniversary

The Affordable Care Act will turn five on Monday, March 23, and many supporters began birthday celebrations early this week with the release of new data illustrating the law's positive impact.

March 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Loneliness isn't as bad as it sounds, study shows

Excess feelings of loneliness have been shown to shorten your lifespan and weaken your immune system. The health risks of loneliness even rival obesity, as Deseret News National's Lois Collins pointed out on Mar. 14.

March 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Living well


When a little deal is a big deal, especially for kids

When people say, “It is not a big deal,” one has to believe them. The problem is, with kids, a little deal may be a big deal. For that matter, who is to say what a big or a little deal is for grown-ups?

March 19, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Living well


Facebook removes 'feeling fat' emoticon option from status updates

Facebook has defriended its "feeling fat" emoticon, announcing Tuesday that the option did not fit the spirit of its "How are you feeling?" prompt.

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How I stepped away from being a 'poolside mom'

As I stood shoulder-deep in the hotel swimming pool, surrounded by all six of my children — many of them hanging on to me — I felt tremendous regret.

March 18, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


How to deal with tendonitis pain

Pencils ready. Here's a pop quiz.

March 18, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Living well


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