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.
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.
SALISBURY, N.C. - Food Lion stores are accepting customers' Flexible Spending Account or Healthcare Reimbursement Account cards at all store registers. The transaction process will automatically deduct the cost of FSA/HRA items from a customer's total grocery bill once the card has been entered into the payment process.
ATLANTA (AP) -- The largest health insurer in the state has sent letters containing personal information to the wrong addresses, exposing more than 200,000 Georgians to possible identity theft.
The president pro tem of the Georgia Senate, Sen. Eric Johnson (D-Savannah), attended a reception the Hinesville Dialysis clinic on June 30.
At the end of June, the Coastal Health District began a pilot nicotine therapy replacement program to help local residents quit smoking.
Rep. Ron Stephens, who represents part of Liberty County, recently was honored by the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services, a statewide association representing more than 14,000 EMS professionals in Georgia.
As part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's "Health Resource Management and Economics" national program, the local Nu Rho Omega chapter sponsored two childhood obesity workshops in March.
SAVANNAH -- With sharp fuel prices biting into the grocery checkout line, Patti Moreno, garden expert with Farmers' Almanac, the original sustainable living guide, suggests consumers can save money, eat healthier and help protect the environment by growing their food at home.
ATLANTA - For most people, the summer means weeks of fun and travel. For the American Red Cross and thousands of hospital patients, however, this is a time of high anxiety. The summer traditionally means decreased blood donations, which result in a shortage of the blood types hospitals urgently need to treat trauma victims and other patients.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and the Chamber of Commerce board of directors joined Dr. Roger Myers and his staff in a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 10 for the opening of the city's newest oral surgery dental office.
Thursday morning, county and Coastal Health district officials gathered at the Fraser Center in Hinesville to discuss the proper course of action if the district were to be affected by a flu or avian flu pandemic. The tabletop exercise, which is being held in every county in the state, was hosted by the Coastal Health District and had an "excellent turnout," according to Annette Neu, who led the group's discussion.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held their Progress Through People Luncheon last Thursday, which provided an eye-opening look at the state of health care within our community. Russ Toal spoke about the three Ring Healthcare Consortium and its mission.
The employees of Coastal Electric Cooperative off Highway 17 in Midway were more than happy to roll up their sleeves Thursday as the company sponsored an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 2-7 p.m.
The nation's emergency departments are in crisis due to overcrowding, which threatens access to emergency services for those who need them most. In its ongoing effort to better serve emergent patients, lower wait times and provide better customer service, Liberty Regional Medical Center will be implementing a new program called Early Medical Screening for Low Acuity Patients (EMLA).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.