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Donate blood and do Disney

The American Red Cross has set a blood drive for Friday at Liberty Regional Medical Center and you can make make your child's dreams come true by participating.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Health Department promotes immunizations

During National Infant Immunization Week, April 19-26, the Liberty County Health Department will provide goodie bags and simple quiz sheets to children receiving immunizations.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Senator says clinic helping Long County

Georgia U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson became only the second sitting-senator to step foot on Ludowici soil when he recently visited the Diversity Health Center site in Long County.

April 26, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Climate change is impacting your health

National Public Health Week is April 7-13 and this year's theme is "Climate Change: Our Health in the Balance."

April 23, 2008 | Linda F. Ratcliffe Health advice | Living well


Week promotes immunization

During National Infant Immunization Week (April 19 - 26), the Liberty County Health Department will provide goodie bags and simple quiz sheets to all children being immunized.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Caring Closet provides needed supplies to caregivers

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Two blood drives here April 18

The American Red Cross has set two blood drives in Liberty county for April 18, both at hospitals; Liberty Regional Medical Center from 1-6 p.m. and Winn Army Community Hospital from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Living with someone else's kidney

A Hinesville resident is proof of the advances made in medicine over recent years.

April 15, 2008 | Edith Anderson Contributing Writer | Living well


Rotarians hear of Alzheimer's

Stacy Floyd with the Coastal Georgia Regional Office of the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association spoke at The Hinesville Rotary Club meeting on March 25. The office serves 15 counties, including Liberty. Based on the 2000 census, 110,000 Georgians age 65 and older have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The association offers free services such as support groups, a 24-hour helpline, lending library of information about disease, and many more. For more information, call the regional office at (912) 920-2231, the 24-hour line at 1-800-272-3900, or visit www.alz.org/georgia/.

April 12, 2008 | Emily Peterson | Living well


Food to be distributed three days in April

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will distribute USDA surplus commodities to eligible residents April 16-18.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Advanced Directive Workshop to be held at Liberty Regional Medical Center

Hospice Savannah and Liberty Regional Medical Center will present a workshop on advanced directives and selecting a healthcare agent on Monday, April 7.

April 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Clinic opens in Ludowici

LUDOWICI -- Area residents and state leaders recently attended the grand opening of the Diversity Health Center here.

April 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Free diabetes tests at hospital Tuesday

On Tuesday, the American Diabetes Association will "Sound the Alert" about diabetes and Liberty Regional Medical Center will respond.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Salmonella risk in cantaloupes

State Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is warning Georgia residents of a problem with some imported cantaloupes.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Hiker actually combatting diabetes

Andy Mandell, aka, Mr. Diabetes, is walking with the hope that he will help save lives, and not just his own.

April 05, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff writer | Living well


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Sugar reduces stress, but there are healthier ways to feel better

Satisfying your sweet tooth can reduce stress, but that doesn't mean you should indulge often, according to new research.

May 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Annoying tips for handling weighty issues

Is it just me, or is it getting harder to lose weight? In my younger years, dropping a few pounds simply meant drinking more water and running an extra 10 minutes each day for a couple of weeks. Now that I am older, my efforts often bring about disappointing results.

May 05, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Living well


Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack

Pleurisy is inflammation of the membrane between your lungs and ribs, or pleura. The condition, which makes breathing both difficult and painful, often mimics the symptoms of a heart attack.

May 05, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


A different view of the parable of the talents

Many people have heard of the New Testament parable of the talents found in Matthew 25. A guy heads out of town and leaves some of his cash with three employees. To one he gives five talents, to another he leaves two talents, and he bestows on the last of the trio a single talent.

April 30, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Living well


As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages

A year after Ebola devastated swaths of Sierra Leone, killing more than 10,000 people in the region, life in the West African nation is slowly returning to normal. While the deadly pathogen has not been completely eradicated, the number of new cases has slowed to a trickle, and when the country's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, visited Washington this week, he said it was time to turn the focus beyond Ebola.

April 29, 2015 | Kimberly Curtis Deseret News | Living well


Abuse of ADHD drugs expands beyond campuses

A recent report from The New York Times revealed an unsettling development in America's relationship to ADHD drugs: Stimulant abuse has arrived in the world of business.

April 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How one community is changing the discussion on campus sexual assault

Carrie Hull became a police officer because she wanted to help people.

April 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest — and only — daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylvania campus was serene, beautiful and less than two hours from home.

April 23, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature

It's National Park Week from April 18 to 26 and Earth Day on the 22nd, but that's not why Chris Fiscus is taking his kids hiking this weekend. They go regularly because it's good for them, and because Chris likes to see Cole, 13, without a computer in his lap and Brady, 9, hold a water bottle instead of a video game controller.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


5 ways to embrace pre-menopause

Each year millions of women in their late 40s and early 50s experience the dreaded time in life that we euphemistically refer to as “the change,” including peri-menopause (or pre-menopause) and menopause. For many of us, peri-menopause comes out of left field, stealing any and all prior sense of stability and normalcy and leaving a wake of escalating and plummeting hormones that send us spiraling out of control. At 52 years of age, I was astounded when a nurse practitioner diagnosed my depression as being due to peri-menopause. In the last eight months since that diagnosis, I have at times ...

April 22, 2015 | Debbie Merrill FamilyShare | Living well


Having a high IQ might make you depressed, research shows

Brainiacs, beware. Having the kind of active brain associated with high intelligence may also lead to stress and anxiety, according to recent research.

April 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

April 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Keep a fresh perspective on your eyes

In many households, women tend to actively be on the lookout for their family's overall health and well-being. While selflessly putting the needs of loved ones before their own, women can often overlook health problems of their own that could lead to major health-care costs down the road. This is especially true when it comes to vision.

April 19, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Study links Facebook to depression

The social-media site Facebook can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends.

April 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Going under the knife for a younger-looking face does more than alter a person's own body image, according to a new study published this week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. It also changes how an individual's personality is perceived by others.

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


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