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Mobile dental unit to visit county

Help a Child Smile will visit the Liberty County Division of Family and Children Services at 9 a.m. this coming Tuesday.

January 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Smoking ban precedes major drop in heart attacks

ATLANTA - A smoking ban in one Colorado city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations, according to a new study that is considered the best and longest-term research to show such a link.

The rate of hospitalized cases dropped 41 percent three years after the ban of workplace smoking in Pueblo, Colo., took effect. There was no such drop in two neighboring areas, and researchers believe it's a clear sign the ban was responsible.

December 31, 2008 | By Mike Strobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Do what you need to to make holiday special

It's interesting to hear the different answers you get when you ask folks what the best things about Christmas are.The large majority of answers revolve around family and friends and sharing the holidays with them. This was certainly true in a recent worldwide Internet poll. Family was the No. 1 answer for almost half of all participants, with enjoyment of the time off for the holidays the next favorite, following closely behind were the joy of giving and opportunity for the expression of faith. While some would rearrange those priorities, most would agree that these are high on ...

December 24, 2008 | By Linda Ratcliffe For the Coastal Courier | Living well


Hearing aid funds ready for children

The Coastal Health District's Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening Initiative has funds available for the purchase of hearing aid devices for infants and children who meet certain qualifications. The Coastal Health District is comprised of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.

December 24, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Cancer expected to be world's top killer by 2010

ATLANTA - Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's top killer by 2010, part of a trend that should more than double global cancer cases and deaths by 2030, international health experts said in a report released Tuesday.

Rising tobacco use in developing countries is believed to be a huge reason for the shift, particularly in China and India, where 40 percent of the world's smokers now live.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Strobbe AP medical writer | Living well


World AIDS Day sheds light on disease

A public information campaign promoting HIV testing in the United States recently won the 2008 National Public Service Announcements Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Created by the Kaiser Family Foundation, HBO, the National Basketball Association and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, the winning PSA encourages viewers to get tested using famous people in a spectular promotion.

December 18, 2008 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


FDA finds traces of melamine in formula

Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe.

The Food and Drug Administration said last month it was unable to identify any melamine exposure level as safe for infants, but a top official said it would be a "dangerous overreaction" for parents to stop feeding infant formula to babies who depend on it.

December 11, 2008 | By Martha Mendoza and Justin Pritchard Associated Press writers | Living well


Benefits of exercise praised

In an era of national uncertainty and instability when it comes to insurance and healthcare costs, Dr. Daniel Cooke's presentation last week to Hinesville Rotarians concerning the health benefits of exercise couldn't be more timely.

December 09, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Hospital getting new filing system

Liberty Regional Medical Center will soon be installing an electronic filing system that officials hope will be more efficient than the current system.

December 09, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Restaurant sanitation scores from mid-October

Every eating establishment in the county is inspected and receives letter and number grade. The purpose of making inspections is to determine compliance with the Rules of Department Of Human Resources Public Health, Chapter 290-5-14 Food Service. The scores and grade are from inspections performed by environmentalist of Liberty County Environmental Health Department. The county manager of the Environmental Health Department is Linus R. Woodard.

December 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


State hopes to head off lead from trashed TVs

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health is partnering with the Georgia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, the Georgia Recycling Coalition and others to promote reusing and recycling analog televisions which will be replaced due to the digital TV transition in February.

December 04, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Free diabetes tests at Liberty Regional

American Diabetes Month is a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of proper diabetes control.

November 20, 2008 | Staff report | Living well


Food Lion offering flu shots

Food Lion stores have partnered with Maxim Health Systems to make flu shots available to customers this fall. The program aims to increase the number of people who get vaccinated, a step determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the single most effective way to prevent flu.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health officials warn of lead poisoning

Coastal Health District encourages parents and caregivers in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties to do all they can to keep children from being exposed to lead.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Officials practice reacting to pandemic

In addition to staging its signature drive-through flu immunization clinics, the Liberty County Health Department partnered with Fort Stewart last week to plan, set up and run a point of distribution exercise in case the need to respond to a pandemic ever arises.

November 20, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


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Financial incentives motivate people to take up healthy habits, study shows

A new study on the best way to motivate people to quit smoking revisited a perennial theme in behavioral science: the power of financial incentives.

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


Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

If you think skipping lunch will get your body beach ready for summertime, think again.

May 22, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Living well


Stressed when you use Google to diagnose illness? Government says it has the cure

In the Internet age, health information is only a click (or Google search) away. This ease of access to research studies, medical websites and health articles has both negative and positive consequences, bringing answers as well as anxiety.

May 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Women inspired to healthy life changes

Glennis Cadle was depressed, overweight and stressed.

May 17, 2015 | By Eva Fedderly Columnist | Living well


Need a doctor? You can bring one to your doorstep with this health care app

Need a doctor? There's an app for that.

May 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Homeopathic medicine in spotlight as FDA revisits regulation

Shopping for natural treatments for everyday ailments could soon become more complicated. The Food and Drug Administration held two days of hearings last week to reconsider whether nontraditional medical remedies should be subject to stricter regulations.

May 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


The pros and cons of a selfie-obsessed culture

Kim Kardashian West became a published author this week. But instead of being filled with her thoughts on fashion or life in Hollywood, her book, "Selfish," is composed of more than 400 photos of her face.

May 14, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Health risks associated with snoring can include effects on the brain

Chronic snorers might need to put aside their Breathe Right strips and schedule a doctor's appointment. Several recent articles and a new research study have highlighted health risks associated with snoring that often go unacknowledged.

May 12, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Red Cross seeks donors as summer looms

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in.

May 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Reducing carbon emissions could save lives, prevent heart attacks, new research shows

Cutting power plant carbon emissions saves lives, according to new research on the way pollution affects public health. The study (paywall), published this week, will become a key talking point for supporters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's latest proposal for carbon pollution standards.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What Dove's latest body image campaign gets right — and wrong — about boosting self-esteem

Dove's latest attempt to raise the self-esteem of women worldwide comes in the form of a pair of doors.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Make it a Mother's Day all year

Mother's Day is full of flowers, chocolates and with any luck, breakfast in bed. But alas Mother's Day only comes once a year. So here are five simple ways to give yourself the love all year round, one week at a time.

May 08, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL | Living well


Sleepwalking and night terrors are genetic, study says

A new study shows the unconscious habit of sleepwalking may actually be tied to genetics, may be passed from parent to child, and when both parents have a history of it, the probability of it happening with children increases.

May 08, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Living well


Never satisfied? Late-night snacking might be your brain’s fault

Do you ever wonder why you can’t sleep until you’ve had that second helping of dinner or bowl (or two) of ice cream?

May 07, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


Area's air among cleanest in country

A new report shows some improvements in ozone levels in metro Atlanta and in Macon, though both areas still have significant air-quality problems.

May 06, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Living well


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