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Leukemia fighters name candidates for honors

Jessica Neeley of Richmond Hill has been selected as a candidate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year campaign. Neeley joins other community leaders to see who can raise the most money for the organization in a 10-week time period, which started March 27. Money raised during the campaign will advance LLS's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Public Health Week is coming up

To commemorate National Public Health week on April 7-13, the Coastal Health District has given each day of the week a theme in an effort to send the public several health-related messages.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Obamacare deadline passes

The first open enrollment for health-insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act ended Monday. State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, held two enrollment sessions in Hinesville and Midway on Saturday to register uninsured residents before the deadline.

April 04, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


'Pints for Pigs' benefits Kiss-a-Pig

Kiss-a-Pig, the largest awareness and fundraising campaign of the year for the American Diabetes Association, now is in full swing.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Chamber hears of tele-medicine project

Stroke is a "brain attack," and the fourth-leading cause of death. About 795,000 strokes occur each year. One occurs every 40 seconds, taking a life about every four minutes. Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke. Women are twice more likely to die from stroke than from breast cancer annually.

March 31, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


Komen awards $320K to area cancer programs

Breast cancer programs serving Bryan, Liberty and Long counties were among those to receive a financial shot in the arm Tuesday from the Coastal Georgia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation during a presentation at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Living well


Medicine on the move

Thanks to a collaborative effort by medical officials at Fort Stewart and Fort Benning, a backlog of minor surgeries at Winn Army Community Hospital now is being addressed, Winn ACH Public Affairs Officer Michelle Gordon said.

March 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


BI student fighting cancer with help from classmate

Bradwell Institute senior Carleigh Buck is doing what she can to support a friend in need. Buck is using her online GoEnnounce page, "A cure for Lucas," to raise funds for Lucas Rupprecht, a Bradwell student recently diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer.

March 23, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


Relay for Life team registration open

Registration for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Liberty County now is open. Relay For Life starts at 6 p.m. Friday, May 16 and runs through the following morning, Saturday, May 17, at the Liberty County Recreation Department on Oglethorpe Highway. Register a team by going to RelayForLife.org/LibertyGA or by calling 912-265-7117.

March 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health briefs

On Thursday, March 27, Dr. Carlene Taylor, behavioral health-care professional and member of the Southeast Georgia Health System medical staff, will give a lecture titled "Mental Health Issues and Resources." Her presentation will offer information on the seriousness of mental-health issues and available treatment options.

March 23, 2014 | Staff report | Living well


Herbal-remedy talk draws crowd

Consumers packed Farmer's Natural Foods on March 13 for an encore appearance by Lee Coe, a health consultant and representative from the natural-wellness business, who spoke for more than two hours, gave advice and answered questions.

March 23, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Be straightforward with children

I recently came across a 1951 article my late mother saved from the Charleston (S.C.) News and Courier. Titled "Agency Offers Pointers on How Parents Can Guide Their Child's Emotional Development," it is proof that parents and professionals of three generations ago possessed a wealth of common sense, a quality that has since become most uncommon.

March 23, 2014 | By John Rosemon Columnist | Living well


Store donates $1M to Savannah hospital

Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah recently broke ground on a major renovation and expansion of its emergency department and Level 1 trauma center and announced a $1 million donation from Parker's Convenience Stores.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Spring into fresh, healthy desserts

Despite a few cold spells, clouds and the occasional gloomy skies and rainy days, spring has sprung here in the Coastal Empire. The birds are chirping, the flowers and trees are blooming and budding, and when the sun shines down, we have had some nice, warm days.

March 21, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Telemedicine is focus of chamber luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, March 27, at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

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


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October 29, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


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