Just months in existence, funding has already become an issue for the Diversity Health Center. The primary care facility opened inside the Liberty County Health Department in November with a $500,000 start-up grant from the Georgia General Assembly but staffing, renovations and covering uninsured patients are causing funds to evaporate. Diversity's board of directors filed an application with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in December to become a federally qualified health center, ...
Although the birth of a new child is expected to trigger happiness and excitement, the experience leads some mothers to grief and despair.
The Coastal Georgia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program was recognized at a recent statewide conference for its performance and initiatives to enhance the prosecution of elder abuse cases.
Depending on the cause of dry eyes, the condition may not be cured, but the associated tearing, scratchiness and burning can be managed.
During National Nutrition Month, consumers are encouraged to go 100 percent fad-free and achieve lifelong success through proven, science-based approaches to healthy eating.
Deborah Sales has opened JTPL Medical Coding and Billing Center on South Main Street. The 30-year medical professional recently ventured into the business and instruction of medical coding and billing "to be a part of the change in Hinesville healthcare" and the city's continuing expansion.
Midwife center offers classes The Midwife Group of Coastal Georgia will host a class called "Good Beginnings," a comprehensive orientation of midwife care for women. The class includes a tour of The Family Health and Birth Center for women and their families. The class helps you to gain an understanding of midwife care and the many options it provides to women of all ages, pregnant and non-pregnant. The class takes place at The Family Health ...
Most of us are aware of how deadly carbon monoxide can be. Few, however, know that new research shows that low-level, long-term exposure may lead to serious, chronic health problems.
Since Texas Governor Rick Perry bypassed his state legislature to enforce mandatory human papillomavirus (HPV) immunizations for female students, a number of other states have jumped on the bandwagon, including Georgia.
Gateway Behavioral Health Services in Liberty County is offering community education classes in March on depression and stress management.
Stop It Now! Georgia program specialist Anne Curtis gave a free community orientation session Friday at the Fraser Center. She spoke to a small group of concerned community workers about the program's public health approach to shifting the burden of prevention and protection away from children to adults and communities who are responsible for children's safety. The event was hosted by Helen's Haven Children's Advocacy Center.
Isn't it funny how we don't mind talking about certain parts of our bodies but are embarrassed to mention other parts?
A bill promoting stem cell research is headed for the Georgia Senate floor after being "favorably reported" by the Senate Committee on Science and Technology last week.
When it comes to choosing a hospital, quality counts, and Liberty Regional Medical Center was recently called among the best by the Georgia Hospital Association's long standing Performance Measuring System, CARE.
Do your eyes ever burn, itch, water, or feel full of sand? Many people believe these symptoms are due to allergies when in fact it is usually dry eyes. Tears bathe the eye, washing out dust and debris and keep the eye moist. When dry eye occurs, the front surface of the eyes become unhealthy and irritated. This unhealthy surface leads to the symptoms of dry eyes. Although the root of the problem is dry ...
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.
The Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Kiwanis Club organized a 5-kilometer run Saturday to raise money for the organizations' causes. More than 100 runners participated.