A Hinesville resident is proof of the advances made in medicine over recent years. Shirley Ransom has entered her fourth year after a kidney transplant. According to the National Kidney Foundation, approximately 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and another 20 million more are at increased risk. High-risk groups include people with diabetes, hypertension and a family history of kidney disease. African-Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and the elderly are at increased ...
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 ...
The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will distribute USDA surplus commodities to eligible residents April 16-18.
Hospice Savannah and Liberty Regional Medical Center will present a workshop on advanced directives and selecting a healthcare agent on Monday, April 7.
LUDOWICI -- Area residents and state leaders recently attended the grand opening of the Diversity Health Center here.
On Tuesday, the American Diabetes Association will "Sound the Alert" about diabetes and Liberty Regional Medical Center will respond.
State Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is warning Georgia residents of a problem with some imported cantaloupes.
Andy Mandell, aka, Mr. Diabetes, is walking with the hope that he will help save lives, and not just his own.
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health reports that the state's infant mortality rate has declined by 34 percent since 1990.
Hoping to promote better eating habits among participants of the Women, Infants and Children program, the Coastal Health District announced this week it is sponsoring a contest "encouraging clients to find great-tasting recipes made with healthy food."
U.S Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) will be at the Diversity Health Center in Ludowici on Thursday, March 27, between 2:30 and 3:15 p.m. to tour the new, federally-qualified center, greet constituents and exchange information on issues pertinent to Long County.
Colorectal cancer is equally common in both men and women, and the American Cancer Society tells us that 149,810 cases will be diagnosed in the United States this year.
The Alzheimer's Association is hosting an educational session on Thursday, April 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BRUNSWICK -- As part of Southeast Georgia Health System's on-going series of free health lectures and workshops, board certified endocrinologist Shenon Badre, MD, will present "Understanding and Managing Your Diabetes."
Scott Kroell, CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center, briefly addressed the Rotary Club at its weekly meeting on Tuesday, before members toured the hospital. Kroell spoke about some of the hospital's strategic goals, which include improving marketing, expanding the obstetrics service and possibly opening a clinic on the east and west ends of the county. The tour included seeing the new picture archiving and communications system machine that replaces the traditional X-ray.
Halloween is easily one of my favorite holidays - second only to Christmas. The idea of getting to dress up as anything you want and gallivant through the community with family, friends and neighbors to get candy is not only great fun, but always has been special to me. I really enjoy the sense of community that comes with Halloween, especially since it is often the one time of year we get out and see all of our neighbors.
Chronic-disease self-management program leaders' training will be in Richmond Hill.
Richmond Hill Pharmacy recently held its 10th annual health fair. Pharmacists and staff were available to answer attendees' questions and provide health information.
A golf tournament was held Saturday at Cherokee Rose Country Club to raise money for the Manna House food pantry, which provides food for needy families in Liberty County. Each year, Manna House volunteers distribute baskets stuffed with turkey dinners for Thanksgiving and holiday meals for Christmas.
Keep Liberty Beautiful hosted its annual Rivers Alive cleanup event Saturday to boost the health of the many creeks and waterways in Liberty County.
The Liberty County Health Department will partner with Winn Army Community Hospital for "Go Pink Liberty County Week" through Saturday to raise breast-cancer awareness in the community.
The Liberty County Health Department will hold a drive-thru flu-vaccination clinic from
The fourth annual "Together for Hope" breast and prostate cancer-awareness event was held Saturday at Dorchester Academy in Midway to inform families about the importance of cancer education and to raise money for cancer-awareness organizations.
The Hinesville Fire Department recently joined with the National Fire Protection Association for Fire Prevention Week to remind residents of fire safety. From Oct. 6-12, the fire department provided information to residents about the dangers of kitchen fires and taught them how to prevent fires in their homes.
I have had a love affair with bread for just about as long as I can remember. I recall many childhood meals where my parents had to cut me off from eating any more rolls so that I wouldn't spoil my dinner. There just isn't anything better than warm, crusty bread with butter to accompany a great meal.
The most valuable course I took in high school was typing. I took two semesters of it my sophomore year at Proviso West High School in Hillside, Ill. By the end of the second semester, I was typing between 60 and 70 words per minute on a manual typewriter.
The 21st annual American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraising campaign on Saturday will be held at a new location this year - Skidaway Island State Park. In addition to the existing 5K walk, there will be a 5K run managed by Fleet Feet Sports.
A recent report released by the Department of Health and Human Services finds that Georgia consumers will see increased competition in the health-insurance marketplace.
Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery last month began accepting patients at its new Hinesville office at 600-B E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
Kathrine Patterson has been a fighter her whole life. The Hinesville resident grew up orphaned. She had six children and endured the loss of one. Today, Patterson, 42, still is fighting, but it's to save her own life. She has two meningioma tumors growing on her brain.