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Barnes: Health reform coud harm state

ATLANTA - Roy Barnes says the new federal health reform law backed by fellow Democrats could be "financially devastating" for Georgia unless officials in Washington figure out a way to help states cope with a staggering jump in Medicaid costs.

September 08, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Living well

Local man gives lots of life to others

A local man, David Clark, recently reached a milestone during an American Red Cross blood drive at Liberty Regional Medical Center. Clark, a Century Link employee, earned his 22-gallon pin from the Red Cross.

September 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

AASU Liberty Center hosts nursing seminar

Armstrong Atlantic State University's Liberty Center will host a nursing information session at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23. The regional campus is at 740 E. Gen. Stewart Way, suite 210, in Hinesville.

September 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Mosquitoes still pose health threats

Ever wondered why Noah didn't swat those two annoying mosquitoes that buzzed onto the ark? Residents in South Georgia likely would not miss the biting insects which are known to transmit such diseases as west Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis.

August 30, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well

Eggs at commissary not in recall

As of Thursday, military commissaries had not been affected by the massive Wright County egg voluntary recall, Defense Commissary Agency food safety officials reported.

August 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Day promotes soldiers, families' good health

Soldiers and families of the 188th Infantry Brigade attended a Family Health Awareness Day at Fort Stewart last week as part of a directive by Maj. Gen. J. Michael Bednarek, commanding general of First Army Division East. First Army Division East is the brigade's headquarter division at Fort Meade, Maryland.

August 18, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Pembroke offering medicine discount plan

Pembroke residents could soon get a break on prescription drug costs under a new city program that will provide free discount cards.

August 12, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Living well

Bullying incident may be isolated

Q: My nearly 8-year-old son made fun of our next-door neighbor's biracial daughter's skin color. The minute he realized how wrong he was, he became very upset and tried to go back and apologize but the girl had locked herself in her room and wouldn't even talk to her mother. My son then wrote her a very moving apology. I feel his remorse but am baffled as to how to discipline this. He has said he wants to be grounded until school starts but that is hard to implement with so many activities. The ironic thing is ...

August 11, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Immunizations important for kids and adults

I am always amazed at how many parents wait until after school has started before they bring their children into the health department or doctors' offices for vaccine updates. This places children at a disadvantage and adds extra confusion to a time when they already are uncertain and bewildered. Kids have a tough enough time finding their classrooms and figuring out who their teachers are. And then there is the class time and information they miss while they're out getting their immunizations.

August 11, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Radio personality physician to highlight conference

SAVANNAH - With the start of a new school year, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is preparing for the fourth annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies Conference. The conference will be Monday-Friday, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, at Savannah's Hyatt Regency hotel. This year's event will focus on charting the course through prevention, treatment and recovery.

August 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Coastal Manor executive in leader class

Elise Stafford, director of Coastal Manor long-term skilled nursing facility in Ludowici, recently was accepted into the Georgia Hospital's Association Leadership Class of 2010-11.

August 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Gulf seafood labeled safe; fishermen not sure

VENICE, La. - Seafood from some parts of the oil-fouled Gulf of Mexico has been declared safe to eat by the government, based in part on human smell tests. But even some Gulf fishermen are questioning whether the fish and shrimp are OK to feed to their own families.

August 04, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Living well

Low-carb diet trumps low-fat on good cholesterol

NEW YORK - Over the long term, a low-carbohydrate diet works just as well as a low-fat diet at taking off the pounds - and it might be better for your heart, new research suggests.

August 04, 2010 | By Stephanie Nano Associated Press writer | Living well

School physicals offered to military children

Children 4 years and older entering Georgia schools for the first time or who have been out of the school system for a year must have health screenings.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

New program helps smokers kick the habit

Uninsured adult smokers who want to kick the habit can now turn to the Liberty County Health Department for help.

July 28, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well

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Birth spacing linked to autism spectrum disorder

How far apart you space your pregnancies may affect your child's risk of autism, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics on ...

September 16, 2015 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well

New test determines a person’s ‘biological age’

LONDON — When it comes to predicting how long you have to live, you first have to figure out how well your body is aging.

September 16, 2015 | Jessica Ivins | Living well

Balancing exercise, sleep for weight-loss success

When thinking about fitness and getting in shape, people tend to focus on diet and exercise, but what about sleep? Burning calories is important when ...

September 16, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

Blood pressure study just may change your life

For years, physicians and researchers have searched for the magic number that would answer the question: What blood pressure should you be striving for?

September 16, 2015 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well

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