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List of botulism infected food increases

WASHINGTON -- People should immediately throw away more than 90 different products, from chili sauce to corned beef hash to dog food, produced at a plant linked to a botulism outbreak, the government warned Monday.

August 08, 2007 | By Kevin Freking Associated Press Writer | Living well


Baby boom cramps maternity wards

A makeover for Liberty Regional Medical Center's crowded maternity ward could start soon with financial assistance from lawmakers in the nation's capitol.

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


Comments sought on youth health program

Changes are on the way to the health department's "Babies Can't Wait" program but local, district, and state leaders want the public's thoughts on the matter before moving forward.

August 02, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Everyone has blood pressure

I recently met a woman from South Carolina who told me all about her health problems.

August 02, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Grant to county is to improve employees' health

Liberty County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia to receive one of 39 Employee Wellness Program Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs to enhance the health of county employees and their families.

August 02, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Is someone near you suicidal? Get help quick

Do you have a life that is always peaceful and even-keel? If so, I want your secret.

July 26, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Immunizations change

July 20, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


State Smokefree Air Acts hits second anniversary

July 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Meningitis vaccinations recommended

ATLANTA -- Now that a hard-to-get meningitis vaccine is more plentiful, health experts recommended Wednesday that the shots be given to all children ages 11-18.

July 13, 2007 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press Medical Writer | Living well


Liberty loses bid for Health grant

There was bad news - and good news - for Diversity Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' recent round of Federally Qualified Health Center grant announcements.

July 12, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Number of uninsured Americans jumps in 2006

ATLANTA - The number of adults without health insurance jumped by 2 million from 2005 to 2006, according to a new federal report.

July 12, 2007 | By Mike Strobe Associated Press Writer | Living well


Long Co. Board of Health OKs budget

The Long County Board of Health had its June meeting Thursday and finances were the key subject on the agenda.

July 05, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


Red Cross warns of blood shortage

Special to the Courier

July 05, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


PeachCare enrollment reopens on July 12

The Georgia Department of Community Health will lift its freeze on PeachCare for Kids enrollment next month.

July 05, 2007 | Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Oral-fluid drug-testing bill signed by governor

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed Senate Bill 96 into law that provides the option for companies in Georgia to drug test employees using an onsite rapid result saliva test.

June 28, 2007 | Submitted | 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


Area flight ambulance wins award

The Jesup Air Evac Lifeteam base, which provides air medical service and access to health care for those who live in medically underserved areas, recently was selected as the company's national base of the year. Senior Program Director Donald Mixon and members of the crew accepted the award at a national banquet Sept. 6 in St. Charles, Missouri.

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


Health dept. employee wins service award

Jonell Bacon-Seward, an employee at the Liberty County Health Department and a clerk for Women, Infants, and Children, recently won the 2014 WIC Customer Service Award for the Coastal Health District.

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


Gateway opening clinic in Pembroke

Working in conjunction with Bryan County and the Bryan County Family Connection, Gateway Behavioral Health Services recently launched mental-health and addictive-disease treatment services for children and adults in Bryan County.

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


Schools team up on pharmacy program

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University and South University are entering into a partnership designed to help local students pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree without having to leave the Savannah area.

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


Movement dedicated to healthy people

I've lived in Savannah for just over 10 years, and I feel really grounded in the city because I'm out and about frequently, riding my bike, walking, visiting the Forsyth Farmers Market or taking a break in one of our city's beautiful squares.

October 05, 2014 | By Paula Kreissler Special to the Courier | Living well


GSU nursing school has first coat ceremony

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University School of Nursing recently was chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first white coat ceremonies.

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


Back-to-school virus making rounds

The leaves have yet to change color, but there's already a virus circulating this fall that has sent children in 21 states to the hospital with severe respiratory illness.

October 05, 2014 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Parenting can cause negative behavior

I've spoken at several conferences in the past year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was that features of the so-called teenage brain are largely responsible for the self-centered, irrational, moody, rebellious behavior now associated with adolescence.

October 05, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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