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Food Lion now accepting health care cards

SALISBURY, N.C. - Food Lion stores are accepting customers' Flexible Spending Account or Healthcare Reimbursement Account cards at all store registers. The transaction process will automatically deduct the cost of FSA/HRA items from a customer's total grocery bill once the card has been entered into the payment process.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Blue Cross error puts Georgians at risk of ID theft

ATLANTA (AP) -- The largest health insurer in the state has sent letters containing personal information to the wrong addresses, exposing more than 200,000 Georgians to possible identity theft.

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Senate leader learns of kidney diseases

The president pro tem of the Georgia Senate, Sen. Eric Johnson (D-Savannah), attended a reception the Hinesville Dialysis clinic on June 30.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


State trying to unbuckle tobacco belt

At the end of June, the Coastal Health District began a pilot nicotine therapy replacement program to help local residents quit smoking.

August 09, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan Courier intern | Living well


EMTs honor state lawmaker

Rep. Ron Stephens, who represents part of Liberty County, recently was honored by the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services, a statewide association representing more than 14,000 EMS professionals in Georgia.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Sorority fighting childhood obesity

As part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's "Health Resource Management and Economics" national program, the local Nu Rho Omega chapter sponsored two childhood obesity workshops in March.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Grow your own food for safety, economy

SAVANNAH -- With sharp fuel prices biting into the grocery checkout line, Patti Moreno, garden expert with Farmers' Almanac, the original sustainable living guide, suggests consumers can save money, eat healthier and help protect the environment by growing their food at home.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Red Cross puts out plea for blood donations

ATLANTA - For most people, the summer means weeks of fun and travel. For the American Red Cross and thousands of hospital patients, however, this is a time of high anxiety. The summer traditionally means decreased blood donations, which result in a shortage of the blood types hospitals urgently need to treat trauma victims and other patients.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Oral surgeon opens Hinesville office

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and the Chamber of Commerce board of directors joined Dr. Roger Myers and his staff in a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 10 for the opening of the city's newest oral surgery dental office.

August 05, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Area health officials eye flu pandemic threat

Thursday morning, county and Coastal Health district officials gathered at the Fraser Center in Hinesville to discuss the proper course of action if the district were to be affected by a flu or avian flu pandemic. The tabletop exercise, which is being held in every county in the state, was hosted by the Coastal Health District and had an "excellent turnout," according to Annette Neu, who led the group's discussion.

July 26, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan Courier intern | Living well


Chamber lunch provides insight into local health care

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held their Progress Through People Luncheon last Thursday, which provided an eye-opening look at the state of health care within our community. Russ Toal spoke about the three Ring Healthcare Consortium and its mission.

June 12, 2008 | By Patt Leon Staff Writer | Living well


Coastal Electric helps to save lives

The employees of Coastal Electric Cooperative off Highway 17 in Midway were more than happy to roll up their sleeves Thursday as the company sponsored an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 2-7 p.m.

June 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Living well


Hospital starts new ER admission program

The nation's emergency departments are in crisis due to overcrowding, which threatens access to emergency services for those who need them most. In its ongoing effort to better serve emergent patients, lower wait times and provide better customer service, Liberty Regional Medical Center will be implementing a new program called Early Medical Screening for Low Acuity Patients (EMLA).

June 05, 2008 | By Rene Harwell LRMC Director of Marketing | Living well


Kids learn about with fun quiz

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Bullying is way too common

Several of my friends and I have been absolutely amazed at the stories on the news and Web sites of extreme bullying among youth.

May 14, 2008 | Linda F. Ratcliffe | Living well


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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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