The Liberty County Health Department will continue to offer flu shots through May. The vaccine available this year is not targeted exactly at the strain of influenza now circulating in our area, according to Coastal Health District Public Relations Specialist Linda Ratcliffe. However, she said getting a flu shot will usually lesson the severity of flu symptoms even if the contracted flu is another mutated form than what is used in the vaccine. And it ...
In an effort to make its school and community aware that heart disease is the number one cause of death among women, like men, Liberty Elementary School faculty got "all dressed up in red" on Feb. 1.
Nearly a third of the people going to see Dr. Christopher Blasy in recent days have had the flu, the Hinesville family practice physician estimates.
Joseph Martin Elementary School staff members started a program, Partners for Fitness, to increase staff moral, and improve their health and mental well-being.
Last year, people chuckled when they heard about retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's husband's love "interest" in one of his fellow residents at a nursing home in Phoenix, Ariz.
Two community healthcare forums have been set in Liberty County for next week. They are in different locations too make them more accessible. The first will be on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Fraser Counseling Center at 203 Mary Lou Dr. in Hinesville. The second will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the multi-purpose community center on Highway 17 in Riceboro. Residents in each of these areas often deal with different healthcare needs and ...
X-ray film became a thing of the past at Liberty Regional Medical Center when the radiology department unveiled its new digital imaging storage system last month.
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.
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.
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.
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?
The Board of Directors of the Long County Diversity Health Center will have an open house Wednesday for its new Federal Qualified Health Center.
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.
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. ...
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 ...
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.
Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center hosted an aerobicthon and health fair late last month to educate the community on living a healthy lifestyle.