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Study weighs fat links to cancer

CHICAGO -- Being 25 pounds overweight doesn't appear to raise your risk of dying from cancer or heart disease, says a new government study that seems to vindicate Grandma's claim that a few extra pounds won't kill you.

November 21, 2007 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press Medical Writer | Living well


Tips on breathing easier

Babysitters caring for children with asthma need extra preparation for a safe, uneventful evening while parents are away, according to the American Lung Association - Southeast Region.

November 15, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Coastal Manor earns national award

Coastal Manor was awarded My InnerView's Excellence in Action award, a national award recognizing the nursing home's commitment to quality.

November 15, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Drive-through clinic is shot in arm

The Liberty County Health Department recently conducted a "drive-thru flu clinic" in James A. Brown Park at the Shuman Recreation Center to test how local health and emergency services would coordinate to provide mass vaccines in the event of a pandemic flu crisis.

November 10, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Health district worker honored

She works every day to help students live healthier lives, and now Marsha Pierce is receiving recognition for her efforts.

November 08, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Flu shots offered to military, dependents

With the annual flu season right around the corner, officials with Winn Army Community Hospital are reminding military family members and retirees to get vaccinated.

November 01, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Ludowici helping to fight breast cancer

Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren signed has proclaimed Oct. 15-19 as Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Week.

November 01, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Eating right is aim of course

Do you want to learn how to save money? Shop for the best food buys? How about finding out if the food you buy is nutritious or not. You can learn these things and earn a certificate from the University of Georgia and the only cost is your time. Contact Alexzine Goosby at your local county extension office at 876-2133 or by email: uge3179@ uga.edu

November 01, 2007 | Liberty County Extension Office | Living well


Couple working toward new MS treatment

Eileen Park of Hinesville is ready for the day when she can feel normal again. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1990, she is hoping to receive a new treatment in the near future that may help her lead a more active lifestyle.

November 01, 2007 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Living well


GeorgiaCares orientations set

Two free volunteer orientations will take place Nov. 7 at the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in downtown Brunswick at 127 F St.

October 30, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Baby medicine yanked from markets

WASHINGTON (AP) - Drug makers pulled cold medicines targeted for babies and toddlers off the market Thursday, leaving parents to find alternatives for hacking coughs and runny little noses just as fall sniffles get in full swing.

October 27, 2007 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press Writer | Living well


Flu shots offered beginning this week

Want to avoid the flu bug this year? The best protection you can get is your annual flu shot.

October 25, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Tests look for stroke, osteoporosis

Residents living in the Hinesville area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke.

October 25, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Lead poisoning prevention class

With so many recent toy recalls due to lead-based paint and materials, parents may be eyeing their child's toybox with anxiety. Often, they look to nurses, environmentalists, and the health department for answers. That's why the Coastal Health District is offering a free lead poisoning workshop called "Lead Poisoning: The Silent Epidemic." The workshop will be held Oct. 26 and is open to area nurses, environmentalists, and other health professionals who want a better understanding of lead and how it impacts children.

October 25, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Breast cancer awareness week in Ludowici

Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren signed has proclaimed Oct. 15-19 as Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Week.

October 25, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


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Toddler's heart transplant celebrated

When local toddler Brynslet Sellers got a new heart last week, her family members weren't the only ones celebrating a milestone.

October 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospital calls girl's transplant a milestone

ATLANTA ̶ The Heart Transplant Program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta reached a milestone early Monday, performing its 300th heart transplant since the program's inception in 1988. The milestone recipient, 2-year-old Brynslet Sellers from Screven had been waiting on the transplant list and living at the hospital's Egleston campus since March.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Shoot to Kill Cancer takes on disease

The second annual Shoot to Kill Cancer Sporting Clays Fun Shoot last weekend in Midway benefited the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the annual Light the Night Walk in Savannah. All proceeds from the fundraiser went to support blood-cancer research. The fun shoot and the Light the Night Walk are designed to drum up awareness for survivors and support for the families of those who've lost their battles with blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

September 21, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Help yourself with health literacy

The door opens, and at last you're face-to-face with the health professional - a doctor, nurse or physician's assistant - you've been nervously waiting to see. You're not feeling well, and you are worried about your health. You want answers. What you may not realize is that you're not the only person in the room with problems.

September 21, 2014 | By Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D Special to the Courier | Living well


ASU professor recognized for work

SAVANNAH - Douglas E. Masini, Ed.D., head of Armstrong State University's Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Department, recently was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. Masini, who also serves as Armstrong's respiratory therapy program coordinator, is one of only four non-physicians to be selected for the honor.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Red Cross app makes donating easier

The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palms of people's hands.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Glynn, Camden hospitals tout economic impact

BRUNSWICK - Southeast Georgia Health System hospitals in Glynn and Camden counties generated more than $533 million in revenue for the local and state economies, according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state's largest hospital trade association.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Protein appears to fight arthritic bone loss

AUGUSTA - A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers report.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Activity ideas help kids stay fit

AUGUSTA - A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers report.

September 21, 2014 | By Merliee Kern Special to the Courier | Living well


Girls Night Out encourages mammograms

JESUP - On Tuesday and Thursday evenings in October, Wayne Memorial Hospital will host Girls Night Out as a part of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women to have their annual mammograms.

September 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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