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Smoking down in Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health has announce dthat the prevalence of smoking in Georgia decreased by 10 percent in 2006.

March 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Cut your risks for heart disease

Coronary heart disease is America's number 1 killer of both men and women. Cancer is number 2 and not only is stroke number 3 but it remains one of the leading causes of serious disability.

February 14, 2008 | By Linda F. Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Two LPNs licenses pulled over loans

MACON - The Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses suspended the licenses of two area nurses during a bi-monthly meeting here earlier this month.

February 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


How is you're endurance?

Do you enjoy watching the TV shows where one contestant pits her strength and endurance against another? Would you last any time as a Survivor or would you get axed in the first round?

February 09, 2008 | Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Clinic sets open house

The Board of Directors of the Long County Diversity Health Center will have an open house Wednesday for its new Federal Qualified Health Center.

February 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


FDA says cloned animals are safe for food

WASHINGTON (AP) - Meat and milk from cloned animals is as safe as that from their counterparts bred the old-fashioned way, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday - but sales still won't begin right away.

January 30, 2008 | By Lauran Neergaard AP Medical Writer | Living well


Health department resports restaurant scores

New Food Service Rule and Regulations, Chapter 290-5-14 began Dec. 1, 2007. Every establishment is inspected and will receive a letter and number grade. The purpose of making inspections is to determine compliance with the Rules of Department of Human Resources Public Health, Chapter 290-5-14 Food Service. The scores and grade are from inspections performed by environmentalist of Liberty County Environmental Health Department. The county manager of the Environmental Health Department is Linus R. Woodard.

January 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Community healthcare forum in Long County Jan. 22

In the last quarter of 2007, a healthcare consortium was formed for Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties. Funded by a Safety Net Planning Grant from the state Office of Rural Health, Georgia Department of Community Health, the consortium is assessing needs and having community forums in each of the counties. The assessments, data from consultants and studies from task groups will assist the consortium in planning a regional healthcare system. This plan, if selected by the state, could draw funding to this region to implement the plan.
Residents in Long County have an opportunity to share their healthcare concerns and ...

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


SIDS program aims to save infants

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) is launching a crib matching initiative to improve Georgia's infant mortality rate and to support healthy birth outcomes. The Crib Matching program will help reduce incidents of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by providing qualified families with safe sleep education and resources for children.

January 24, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Flu arrives in state

ATLANTA - The state Public Health Laboratory has recorded Georgia's first confirmed case of influenza for the 2007-2008 flu season.

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


State faces mental health worker shortage

With Georgia's healthcare industry currently facing a shortage of mental health professionals, members of the state House Mental Health Professionals Study Committee recently met with local health officials to get an idea of how the shortfall is affecting Liberty County.

January 19, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


State cancer summit reviews planning

ATLANTA - Key elements of the roadmap for cancer control in Georgia for the next five years will be presented and discussed at the Georgia Cancer Coalition's Cancer Summit, Jan. 14-15 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring St. in Atlanta.

January 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Winter brings flu, eye infections

Whether it's the low temperature and humidity facilitating the spread of viruses, or the fact that people spend more time cooped up together indoors, winter is the season for colds and flu. Experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Optometry advise those who catch a virus to avoid wearing contact lenses.

January 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


New health clinic opening

The new Diversity Health Center in Long County will begin taking limited walk-in clients at 10 a.m. on Jan. 3 in what administrators for the clinic are calling a "soft opening."

January 17, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


State ranks high in public health awareness

ATLANTA - Georgia got high marks in the fifth annual "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Disease, Disasters and Bioterrorism" report released recently by Trust for America's Health.

January 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Toddler's heart transplant celebrated

When local toddler Brynslet Sellers got a new heart last week, her family members weren't the only ones celebrating a milestone.

October 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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