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Smoking aggravates acid reflux disease

Just about everyone knows smoking is a significant risk factor for many health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, but most don't realize smoking can cause your esophageal sphincter to relax and stimulate stomach acid resulting in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

September 27, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Number of deaths in 2005 surprises researchers

By MIKE STOBBE

September 27, 2007 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press Medical Writer | Living well


Tips to prevent allergies

With seasonal allergies becoming commonplace across the country, don't be caught this fall with the runny nose, itchy eyes or nasal congestion that plagued you last year.

September 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Free prostate cancer tests in Ludowici, Darien

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Southeast Georgia Health System, the Coastal Medical Access Project and the Glynn and Long County health departments are again offering free prostate screenings to area men.

September 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Grant will establish clinic in Ludowici

Editors note: The Courier mistakenly ran this piece as Coastal Health District spokeswoman Linda Ratcliff's Health advice column on Wednesday. It is actually by the Diversity Health Center's staff.

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


Rotary fights polio

Kenan Kern, district governor-elect, addressed the Rotary Club recently about the importance of supporting The Rotary Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. The foundation was created in 1917 as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." One of the foundation's major humanitarian programs is PolioPlus, which seeks to eradicate polio worldwide. Its educational programs provide funding for 1,200 students to study abroad every year. "The Rotary Foundation is the ...

September 20, 2007 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Living well


Healthy Community Grant available

Ward Edwards will invest up to $10,000 in projects that promote or improve environmental sustainability in coastal South Carolina and Georgia.

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


Fight back against silent killer

September 13, 2007 | News North America | Living well


Diabetes Day at Wild Adventures

The American Diabetes Association will be host Diabetes Day at Valdosta theme park, Wild Adventures, on Sept. 22 for all children and teens with diabetes.

September 06, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Class helps cancer patients, families cope

Special to the Courier

September 06, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Cuts to mental health services spark action

A population that commonly goes unnoticed by the public had the attention of Georgia lawmakers and agency directors Monday night.

September 04, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Blood drive in Midway Aug. 30

The Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive at Coastal Electric Cooperative in Midway will be 2 7 p.m. Aug. 30

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Flu season coming, shots encouraged

In observance of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is encouraging older adults to protect themselves from the flu this year by getting vaccinated with the flu vaccine.

August 30, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Breastfeeding has many benefits, just a few risks

It is amazing how many myths there are about breastfeeding. I can understand how some women get confused, especially when they get so many different stories - from what you can't do to what terrible things breastfeeding will do to your body.

August 23, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Heat is on across state

DECATUR - It was 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday and Rafael Gonzalez had already worked up a sweat, wrestling to start a weed trimmer alongside a busy highway just east of Atlanta.

August 23, 2007 | By Doug Gross Associated Press Writer | Living well


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Winn working toward baby-friendly designation

Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital is on its way to achieving a coveted baby-friendly designation. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program launched in 1991, encourages hospitals to offer the best care for new families and encourage breast-feeding. To achieve the program's baby-friendly designation, hospitals must successfully implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

October 19, 2014 | By Dr. Maj. Amber McCusker Special to the Courier | Living well


New CEO at primary care center

J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide affordable health-care services to the Savannah community, recently promoted Dr. Michael Adams to chief medical officer.

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


Friends are good medicine

At Canyon Ranch Institute, a short quote on the wall of the offices serves as a call to action. One of the CRI team members heard it at a reunion many years ago, and it stuck with us: "Friends are medicine."

October 19, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospice's silent auction aids services

The Miniature Masterpieces art show will hang in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery as part of the annual fall show and silent auction.

October 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Red Cross hopes donating becomes habit

The American Red Cross likes to remind eligible donors that it's never too late - or too early - to make blood donation a lifelong habit.

October 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health department has flu vaccine

The Liberty County Health Department now has flu vaccines available through injection and nasal spray for $28.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


GSU officials discuss infections diseases

STATESBORO - Members of the Georgia Southern University Pandemic Influenza and Emergency Infectious Disease Committee met last week to discuss community and campus preparedness and response related to infectious diseases such as the ebola virus and influenza.

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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