A Hinesville resident is proof of the advances made in medicine over recent years. Shirley Ransom has entered her fourth year after a kidney transplant. According to the National Kidney Foundation, approximately 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease and another 20 million more are at increased risk. High-risk groups include people with diabetes, hypertension and a family history of kidney disease. African-Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and the elderly are at increased ...
Stacy Floyd with the Coastal Georgia Regional Office of the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association spoke at The Hinesville Rotary Club meeting on March 25. The office serves 15 counties, including Liberty. Based on the 2000 census, 110,000 Georgians age 65 and older have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The association offers free services such as support groups, a 24-hour helpline, lending library of information about disease, and many more. For more information, call the ...
The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will distribute USDA surplus commodities to eligible residents April 16-18.
Hospice Savannah and Liberty Regional Medical Center will present a workshop on advanced directives and selecting a healthcare agent on Monday, April 7.
LUDOWICI -- Area residents and state leaders recently attended the grand opening of the Diversity Health Center here.
On Tuesday, the American Diabetes Association will "Sound the Alert" about diabetes and Liberty Regional Medical Center will respond.
State Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is warning Georgia residents of a problem with some imported cantaloupes.
Andy Mandell, aka, Mr. Diabetes, is walking with the hope that he will help save lives, and not just his own.
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health reports that the state's infant mortality rate has declined by 34 percent since 1990.
Hoping to promote better eating habits among participants of the Women, Infants and Children program, the Coastal Health District announced this week it is sponsoring a contest "encouraging clients to find great-tasting recipes made with healthy food."
U.S Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) will be at the Diversity Health Center in Ludowici on Thursday, March 27, between 2:30 and 3:15 p.m. to tour the new, federally-qualified center, greet constituents and exchange information on issues pertinent to Long County.
Colorectal cancer is equally common in both men and women, and the American Cancer Society tells us that 149,810 cases will be diagnosed in the United States this year.
The Alzheimer's Association is hosting an educational session on Thursday, April 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BRUNSWICK -- As part of Southeast Georgia Health System's on-going series of free health lectures and workshops, board certified endocrinologist Shenon Badre, MD, will present "Understanding and Managing Your Diabetes."
Scott Kroell, CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center, briefly addressed the Rotary Club at its weekly meeting on Tuesday, before members toured the hospital. Kroell spoke about some of the hospital's strategic goals, which include improving marketing, expanding the obstetrics service and possibly opening a clinic on the east and west ends of the county. The tour included seeing the new picture archiving and communications system machine that replaces the traditional X-ray.
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.
Dr. Robert Simmons Jr. and associates recently announced that Dr. Michael S. Parr joined them at Hinesville Smiles.
The city of Walthourville recently was selected by the Georgia Municipal Association to receive an Employee Health Promotion and Wellness Incentive Grant. The grants are awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellness of city employees and family members.
Due to the government shutdown, Fort Stewart's annual drive-through flu-shot clinic has been rescheduled for Oct. 16-17.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 7, the Fort Stewart PX Refill Pharmacy will fill all new prescriptions from civilian providers in addition to continuing to serve as the primary refill prescription pick-up location. This change should decrease customers' wait time at the Winn Army Community Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy, which will continue filling prescriptions for patients seen at Winn ACH.
Dr. Mark Manocha of the Georgia Eye Institute held a ribbon cutting, grand opening and open house Sept. 24 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at 741 Weeping Willow Drive in Hinesville.
BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle will provide screenings at several area locations in October. All mammograms require a physician's order. Insurance is accepted, and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.
October finally is here, and a little chill has crept into the air. Shut off the air conditioning, fling open the windows and let fall find its way inside. If you haven't already, go dig out the light jackets and the Halloween decor and get into the spirit.
Howard Family Dental recently announced that Dr. Sophia Khan joined their Hinesville practice.
A new Army Wellness Center officially opened at Fort Stewart this week with a ribbon cutting by 3rd Infantry Division and Stewart-Hunter Commander Maj. Gen. John "Mike" Murray, Winn Army Community Hospital and Stewart-Hunter Medical Activity Command Commander Col. Kirk Eggleston, Winn Preventative Medicine Chief Lt. Col. Shannon Ellis, Wellness Center Director Megan Amadeo and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center manager John Gaddy.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce last week welcomed a new doctor's office to Long County.
The weather still may feel like summer, but flu season is here, and it's never too early to get vaccinated.
In its first year, the Healthy Hinesville 5K Run/Walk event brought out almost 100 community members, including several groups, to support mental-health awareness. The Sept. 7 event, which fell on a beautiful, sunny morning, raised $2,205 for patients at Georgia Regional Hospital.
When I was growing up, the change of season from summer to fall meant many things. The air would start to turn chilly, the vibrant fall foliage would make an appearance, and apples were in abundant supply.
Fitness enthusiasts tested their strength during "The Rock," a powerlift and bench-press competition Saturday at the 4th Brigade Combat Team fitness center on Fort Stewart.