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September 13, 2007 | News North America | Living well


Diabetes Day at Wild Adventures

The American Diabetes Association will be host Diabetes Day at Valdosta theme park, Wild Adventures, on Sept. 22 for all children and teens with diabetes.

September 06, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Class helps cancer patients, families cope

Special to the Courier

September 06, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Cuts to mental health services spark action

A population that commonly goes unnoticed by the public had the attention of Georgia lawmakers and agency directors Monday night.

September 04, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Blood drive in Midway Aug. 30

The Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive at Coastal Electric Cooperative in Midway will be 2 7 p.m. Aug. 30

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Flu season coming, shots encouraged

In observance of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is encouraging older adults to protect themselves from the flu this year by getting vaccinated with the flu vaccine.

August 30, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Breastfeeding has many benefits, just a few risks

It is amazing how many myths there are about breastfeeding. I can understand how some women get confused, especially when they get so many different stories - from what you can't do to what terrible things breastfeeding will do to your body.

August 23, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Heat is on across state

DECATUR - It was 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday and Rafael Gonzalez had already worked up a sweat, wrestling to start a weed trimmer alongside a busy highway just east of Atlanta.

August 23, 2007 | By Doug Gross Associated Press Writer | Living well


Red Cross offering drawing in conjunction with donations

Special to the Courier

August 23, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


West Nile virus confirmed in state

The Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health confirmed the first two cases of West Nile Virus this year in the state.

August 21, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Give a car, help a kidney patient at Hinesville's Night Out event

Code enforcement representatives from the city of Hinesville will "collect cars" for the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the National Night Out event on the courthouse square.

August 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Most eye injuries can be avoided

Accidents can happen to anyone but some have repercussions that are hard to overcome. Eye injuries, for example, can cause permanent damage when simple preventive measures might have completely prevented the problem.

August 16, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Georgians possibly exposed to rabies

Health officials from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee are investigating possible rabies exposure at the South Atlantic Summer Showdown tournament that took place this month in Spartanburg County, S.C.

August 11, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Red Cross pleads for blood

A health emergency is happening to someone every hour of every day and along with it often comes the need for blood, say Red Cross officials. While enjoying summer activities and planning vacations, many people forget the need for blood donations persists.

August 09, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Study: Diet sodas not safer than sugery cousins

BOSTON - People who drank one or more diet sodas each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda, a large but inconclusive study found.

August 09, 2007 | By Jau Lindsay Associated Press Writer | 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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