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Grant to county is to improve employees' health

Liberty County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia to receive one of 39 Employee Wellness Program Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs to enhance the health of county employees and their families.

August 02, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Is someone near you suicidal? Get help quick

Do you have a life that is always peaceful and even-keel? If so, I want your secret.

July 26, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Immunizations change

July 20, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


State Smokefree Air Acts hits second anniversary

July 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Meningitis vaccinations recommended

ATLANTA -- Now that a hard-to-get meningitis vaccine is more plentiful, health experts recommended Wednesday that the shots be given to all children ages 11-18.

July 13, 2007 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press Medical Writer | Living well


Liberty loses bid for Health grant

There was bad news - and good news - for Diversity Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' recent round of Federally Qualified Health Center grant announcements.

July 12, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Number of uninsured Americans jumps in 2006

ATLANTA - The number of adults without health insurance jumped by 2 million from 2005 to 2006, according to a new federal report.

July 12, 2007 | By Mike Strobe Associated Press Writer | Living well


Long Co. Board of Health OKs budget

The Long County Board of Health had its June meeting Thursday and finances were the key subject on the agenda.

July 05, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


Red Cross warns of blood shortage

Special to the Courier

July 05, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


PeachCare enrollment reopens on July 12

The Georgia Department of Community Health will lift its freeze on PeachCare for Kids enrollment next month.

July 05, 2007 | Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Oral-fluid drug-testing bill signed by governor

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed Senate Bill 96 into law that provides the option for companies in Georgia to drug test employees using an onsite rapid result saliva test.

June 28, 2007 | Submitted | Living well


FDA upholds blood-donor policy

The Food and Drug Administration recently upheld its policy banning gay men from donating blood, despite complaints from national blood organizations that the rule is discriminatory and outdated.

June 28, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Program aims to slow premature birth rate

The Liberty County Health Department, in conjunction with Liberty County Family Connections, has created a new initiative aimed at slowing the rate of premature birth among military mothers.

June 16, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Tobacco kills millions

Tobacco in any form is deadly, which is why health professionals urge you to make World No Tobacco Day count by educating yourself and everyone around you on the dangers of this substance.

June 14, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Control the 'silent killer'

High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, according to studies supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

June 07, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


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WellCare donates $20K to help homeless students

TAMPA, Fla. - WellCare Health Plans Inc. recently donated $20,000 to the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative, a Georgia nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and professional coaching to teens and young adults who are most at-risk of not successfully completing their education as well as students who are homeless or in foster care group homes.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Diabetes topic of free classes set

BRUNSWICK - In the United States, 25.8 million people have diabetes, and another 79 million have prediabetes, a condition where their blood sugars are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.

September 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Battling cancer with natural treatment

Twenty-first century technology has paved the way for new approaches to treating diseases, like cancer.

September 05, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


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