A Hinesville resident is proof of the advances made in medicine over recent years.
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/.
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."
Q: My 5-year-old is the youngest of my three children. Her older siblings, boy/girl twins, clearly outshine her athletically. They're already very skilled at wakeboarding and snow skiing, for example. I think my youngest has decided that because she doesn't measure up to her siblings, she will simply give up. All she wants to do is hang out with me. (I'm not athletic either, but everyone in the family except this one child is physically active.) Furthermore, she is disrespectful to anyone who tries to interest her in trying something new. She ignores the person, acting ...
SAVANNAH - West Rehab & Sports Medicine, a physical-therapy clinic with facilities in Hinesville, Richmond Hill, Pembroke, Berwick, Rincon, Savannah and Skidaway and Whitmarsh islands, recently hosted a ribbon cutting and open-house celebration at the company's new office in Pooler, 122 Pipemakers Circle, suite 209.
BRUNSWICK- The Golden Isles YMCA will host a Wellness Wednesday Lunch and Learn from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, featuring Dr. Tina Mitchell, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist. Her presentation, titled "Menopause and Your Health," will focus on the risks and benefits associated with postmenopausal hormone therapy, the hormonal and physical changes that occur with menopause and treatment options for menopausal symptoms. The Olive Garden will provide lunch at no charge to attendees.
The recent chilly weather has given me a perfect excuse to break out all my soup, stew and chili recipes. For the record, I am a soup fanatic. I can eat soup with every meal all year round - I love it that much. However, my husband and children don't always feel the same way, and I believe that they'd like winter to end as soon as possible.
With so many health-and-fitness regimens, fad diets and master-cleansing crazes out there today, it is hard to know exactly where to get started when it comes to adopting a healthier lifestyle, losing weight and getting in shape.
It's not uncommon to turn to the internet when seeking health and wellness information. However, the World Wide Web is a huge place, where anyone with computer access can post anything they want. It's difficult to know whether information found online is accurate or even safe. This is an issue the team at the 3rd Infantry Division's Health Promotion Office has been working on for more than a year now with the development and launch of their new website, MarneHealth.com.
The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency conducted a cardiopulmonary resuscitation class Saturday for the Community Emergency Response Team. Liberty County's CERT trains volunteers in emergency and medical techniques such as search and rescue, basic fire-fighting and CPR.
SAVANNAH - The annual St. Baldrick's head-shaving and fundraising event will be from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in front of Wild Wing Café in Savannah's City Market.
Recent winter storms and freezing temperatures canceled many American Red Cross blood drives in the area.
When we think of Valentine's Day, our minds immediately go to chocolate. It is everywhere this time of year. Chocolate
Q: Our 13-year-old son has had an iPod for the past 3 years. We've always made use of the parental restrictions to make sure that he could only access "clean" music, movies and websites. When I recently checked the device, however, I discovered that he's been listening to the most awful and explicit rap music, some of which I would describe as pornographic. Apparently, he's been able to hide this from us for about a year. We have taken away his iPod forever, grounded him until further notice, suspended his video-game privileges and banned violent video games ...
Coastal Manor, a nursing home in Ludowici, recently received a five-star rating from Medicare and a quality award from two statewide health organizations for services provided to its residents.
The Department of Defense is closing its 189 TRICARE service centers at stateside military installations effective April 1.
The Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocate program stepped out with its Dancing with the Stars fundraiser kickoff party Jan. 10 at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites. Prominent local community members will compete in the March 1 event at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Flemington.
It's common this time of year. First come the sniffles, maybe a slight throat tickle and then ... a sneeze! Denial is pointless. Break out the tissues, cough drops and humidifier.