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Grant for healthier babies

The March of Dimes Georgia Chapter awarded a grant to the Liberty County Health Department to support Healthy Hero Babies.

May 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Wildfire smoke poses health threats

Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.

May 19, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Smoke across area from variety of sources

In a departure from the norm, the smoke blanketing the Hinesville area is not from burning on the Fort Stewart military reservation.

May 17, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Living well


Hospital CEO named fellow in organization

Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, recently announced H. Scott Kroell Jr. has been advanced to fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

May 17, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health department, coffee shop helping youth

Following months of reaching out to the community, the Cider House has found two new allies in its effort to help Liberty County at-risk youth.

May 17, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Medicaid, PeachCare information missing

Earlier this month, Affiliated Computer Services confirmed a CD containing the personal data of 2.9 million Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids members was lost while being shipped from Georgia to Maryland.

May 10, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Clinic funding still under consultation

With additional state funding no longer a possibility, the Diversity Health Center Board is working with the Georgia Office of Rural Health through the Georgia Department of Community Health to have the current state grant extended through fiscal year 2008.

May 10, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Restaurant, school food scores

The Liberty County Health Department recently has released its quarterly sanitation ratings for food-service establishment.

May 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


April is organ donation month

AUGUSTA - Every April LifeLink of Georgia, the organ procurement organization, along with the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and the transplant community across the country honor and pay tribute to the generosity of organ donors and their families.

April 26, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


New immunization rules take effect July 1

Vaccine requirements have been expanded for children in Georgia. The Coastal Health District is working to educate parents, schools and daycares about the new requirements, which go into effect July 1.

April 26, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Diversity Health clinic's funding ailing

Just months in existence, funding has already become an issue for the Diversity Health Center.

April 21, 2007 | By Andrea Washington | Living well


Stigma of depression after giving birth keeps some from seeking help

Although the birth of a new child is expected to trigger happiness and excitement, the experience leads some mothers to grief and despair.

April 19, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Area advocates for elderly honored for work against abuse

The Coastal Georgia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program was recognized at a recent statewide conference for its performance and initiatives to enhance the prosecution of elder abuse cases.

April 12, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


How to treat dry eyes

Depending on the cause of dry eyes, the condition may not be cured, but the associated tearing, scratchiness and burning can be managed.

April 05, 2007 | By Drs. Stephanie Rowe and Joseph Pittman Columnists | Living well


Month for 'fad-free' eating

During National Nutrition Month, consumers are encouraged to go 100 percent fad-free and achieve lifelong success through proven, science-based approaches to healthy eating.

April 05, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


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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


Wayne Memorial, St. Joseph’s bring cardiologist to the area

JESUP - Wayne/St. Joseph's/Candler Medical Group recently secured the services of cardiologist Dr. Gary Stern for the Jesup and Southeast Georgia areas.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Boo-boo bunnies made by local students benefit young patients

JESUP - Student leaders at Wayne County High School recently educated their peers on the importance of injury prevention and shared data related to young children's emergency-room visits.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Georgia residents save nearly $5M on prescriptions

ATLANTA - The Association County Commissioners of Georgia and the Coast2CoastRx program save residents $4.6 million on their prescriptions with the Coast2Coast Rx card, a free discount prescription initiative.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Serendipity, hard work made changes possible

Two years ago, I woke up knowing it was the day of my dreaded annual health checkup. I got my son Corey up for school.

July 13, 2014 | By C. MeGill Brown, Ph.D Special to the Courier | Living well


Local paramedics take pride in workload

The Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services crew works unpredictable shifts, watches the sun set and rise in one shift and witnesses horrible things while working, yet these paramedics and EMTs still love their jobs.

July 13, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz kumholtz@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Health system auxiliaries recognize campus volunteers of the quarter

BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System Auxiliaries recently named Elena "Lea" Taylor and Pearl Sophia Stephen as the volunteers of the quarter at the Brunswick and Camden campuses, respectively, during their quarterly auxiliary luncheons.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


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