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Colonels Island doctor to appear on TV show

Dr. C. Alan Scott, the medical director of the emergency department at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, is appearing in two episodes of "Untold Stories of the ER" this summer.

July 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Make children’s health an important part of your back-to-school planning

The end of summer vacation, when families begin preparing for their children to go back to school, often is a busy and exciting time of year.

July 27, 2014 | By Mark Kishel, M.D. Special to the Courier | Living well


Electronic cigarettes not necessarily a bright light

AUGUSTA - It's been 50 years since the surgeon general's office officially linked smoking with an increased risk for cancer and in the years that have followed, any number of measures have been introduced to entice, encourage and aid people in giving up lighting up.

July 27, 2014 | Dr. Samir N. Khleif Guest Columnist | Living well


Health-district officials warn residents to take precautions against mosquitoes

CHATHAM COUNTY - Officials from the Coastal Health District - which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties - are reminding residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes, which are a nuisance and can carry diseases such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and chikungunya.

July 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


The older they are, the harder they are to train

Q: Using your advice, I successfully toilet-trained my daughter by age 16 months. It is now three months later, and we are still using diapers at naps and nighttime. At her nap, which lasts several hours, she fully soaks her diaper. At night, she is taking off her diaper prior to falling asleep, wetting the bed after she goes to sleep, and then crying for us when she wakes up in a pool of pee. Is this a sign that I should begin night training? I'm hesitant to do this because I am eight months pregnant and don't ...

July 26, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


River pollution didn't cause flesh-eating disease

A Bryan County man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Living well


Ga. Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer house calls to retirees

ATLANTA - Contrary to popular belief, house calls are not a thing of the past. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, on behalf of State Health Benefit Plan, will offer house calls to all SHBP members enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan with the help of a contracted vendor, Matrix Medical Network.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Sleep-management center renews national accreditation status

BRUNSWICK - The sleep management center at the Southeast Georgia Health System's Brunswick campus recently earned a five-year reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, validating the center's commitment to providing quality care.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Local health system CEO receives Scouts’ Golden Eagle Award

The Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America recently recognized Southeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Gary R. Colberg for his commitment and dedication to young people.

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


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


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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This is the easiest way to remove warts

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June 15, 2017 | Emma E. Sánchez FamilyShare | Living well


Every single day, dozens of children go to the hospital from parents using cotton swabs in their ear

It turns out that the warning on a package of cotton swabs — you know the part that says "do not insert swab into ear canal ...

June 15, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 simple ways to lose that last bit of baby weight (when you don't have time for the gym)

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Now I know what it's like to race a mile

In recent months, my 10-year-old son Ace has started a fun adventure in track and field, finding that he quite likes the 1,500 meter ...

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11 symptoms of cancer that people ignore

The "c" word. Cancer. It seems like everyday we hear of another friend or family member is facing their own battle. While every patient's ...

June 14, 2017 | Erika Otero Romero FamilyShare | Living well


14 weird ways to lose weight without exercising that actually work

We’ve all looked in the mirror and didn’t love what we saw. Sometimes it seems like no matter what we do, those last ...

June 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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We’re always on the lookout for easy, cheap skin treatments that actually work. It’s not always easy (or affordable) to take a spa ...

June 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Every parent needs to know the seemingly harmless act that caused this child to break out in an 8 mo

Right after her second birthday, Sienna Duffield started to develop a strange rash on her face, but it wasn’t just like any other rash ...

June 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


What nutrition experts wished you knew about dieting

Dieting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. For most people, strict rules about what to eat actually perpetuate the very issues they ...

June 09, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


5 terrifying things that "harmless" diet soda is doing to your body

I love diet soda. I went through a time where I could drink it all day, every day (I didn’t of course, but I ...

June 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Media-obsessed parents may neglect families

As his nieces and nephews played in the surf during a beach vacation in Southern California, David Maxfield waded into the water with his camera ...

June 08, 2017 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Living well


How an electric car is making more men care about their health

A Florida urologist says taking a yearly road trip across America in a trendy electric car made him a better doctor. But more importantly, he ...

June 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 symptoms that happen during your most fertile period

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or trying to avoid it, Knowing when you're most fertile is vital information.

June 07, 2017 | Stael F. Pedrosa Metzger FamilyShare | Living well


7 remedies for headaches you'll wish you'd known earlier

An achy, throbbing headache can ruin your whole day. When pain pills and massages fail to work, it’s easy to get hopeless about finding ...

June 07, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Best therapy may be parents

Q: Our 4-year-old prefers solitary play over play with other children. It's been this way from early on when I began arranging play dates ...

June 07, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Living well


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