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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


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


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ASU College of Health Profession wins award

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's College of Health Professions was awarded the Georgia Medical Society's Institution/Organization Award at the 14th annual Health Care Heroes Awards Banquet held Nov. 18 in Savannah. Armstrong President Dr. Linda M. Bleicken, Interim Assistant Dean of the College of Health Professions Sandy Streater, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Department Head Doug Masini and Health Sciences Department Head Robert LeFavi accepted the award on behalf of Armstrong.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Give the gift of holiday this Christmas

This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give a gift that means something - a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with family and friends.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Memorial wins Mattel grant

SAVANNAH - The Mattel Children's Foundation, together with the Children's Hospital Association, has awarded The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center a $15,000 grant. The funds will be used to bring the healing power of play to hospitalized children through the creation of The Parent Infant Play Program. The Children's Hospital is one of 11 children's hospitals across the country to receive a Mattel Play Grant.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Regional YMCA president retiring

SAVANNAH - The YMCA of Coastal Georgia Corporate board announced recently that long time President and CEO Randy Bugos will retire April 1, 2015 after 25 years of leading the local Y through a period of unprecedented growth.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Mom can enable kids, perpetuate cycle

Q: My buddy's wife walks their 11-year-old into the classroom each day. Then she takes out his assignments and helps him get ready. We're talking about a very capable kid who has no "issues" at all. My buddy says other mothers at his son's school are also doing the same thing. My wife has heard about this and wants to start walking our very capable son into his 4th grade room. What are your thoughts?

December 14, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Small gardens yield big results

Victory Gardens is a proud collaborator with the Canyon Ranch Institute Savannah Partnership. As a co-founding partner of Victory Gardens, I had the pleasure of showing a group of CRI Healthy Garden volunteers how to build a sub-irrigation planter, or what a lot of people call a "SIP." If you have limited space, you can follow my step-by-step guide for crafting your very own SIP.

December 14, 2014 | By Reid Archer Special to the Courier | Living well


VA hoping to help homeless vets at summit

The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center will host a homelessness summit Jan. 12 in Brunswick for veterans, their families and other stakeholders interested in the needs of homeless veterans.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Diabetics can also enjoy holiday fare

The holidays are a great time for enjoying family, friends and food, but a tough time for staying healthy. That's particularly true for the more than 29 million Americans who have diabetes.

December 14, 2014 | By Dr. William Alexander Special to the Courier | Living well


Area Agency on Aging gets new lab

The Coastal Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with Georgia Tech's Tools for Life Program, recently announced the grand opening of Coastal Ability Solutions, an assistive-technology lab serving Coastal Georgia. The project was funded by the Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services and is Georgia's first assistive-technology lab housed at a regional commission.

December 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Remission brightens girl's prospects

Dec. 21 will mark two years since 9-year-old Saniyah Joseph was stricken with aplastic anemia, a disease that affects her bone marrow functions. The condition kept Saniyah from living her life like a normal child. She often felt tired and had to undergo blood treatments. Today, her doctors consider her to be in remission, and she is back to enjoying life like a healthy 9-year-old.

November 30, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Day raises diabetes awareness in Long

The first Long County Diabetes Awareness Day was held Nov. 8 at the recreation park in Ludowici. With a large crowd in attendance, $10,296 was raised, according to event coordinator Walt Pelton.

November 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


To be healthy tie diet, exercise, wellness together

For me, life really has been a journey, not a place where you go and stay still. My journey has taken me away from my hometown of Savannah and brought me back again. It has also been a path of discovery about health, wellness and choices.

November 30, 2014 | By Palmer Steverson Special to the Courier | Living well


Liberty Regional Foundation hosts annual gala

The Liberty Regional Foundation recently had its annual fundraising gala at the Forest Pond Lodge in Long County. The event featured live music, food, a raffle, a silent auction and more. Tiffany B. Koss attended with her camera and captured some of the event.

November 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Blood donors needed, prizes offered

The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to make appointments to give blood, which will help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients during the holiday season.

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


Paying it foward with food and love

These days, many businesses say they're community-focused, and plenty are true to that claim. Being engaged with our neighbors is actually good business, because if a community isn't thriving and healthy, its businesses will struggle.

November 16, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


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