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Some insurers stop writing coverage for kids

WASHINGTON - Some major health insurance companies will no longer issue certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law, state officials said Friday.

July 28, 2010 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press writer | Living well


Dialysis center opens in Hinesville

DaVita Inc., a provider of kidney care services for patients with chronic kidney disease, hosted an open house last month at Hinesville's new DaVita center, Magnolia Oaks Dialysis. During the event, dialysis care specialists met with members of the community, answered questions and distributed educational materials about kidney care and disease prevention.

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


County wellness forum focuses on asthma

County employees gathered Tuesday for a lunch-and-learn program, at which Dr. John Cortina spoke.

July 21, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


State hospital expects more academic staff

AUGUSTA - East Central Georgia Regional Hospital will see an infusion of academic staff in the coming months through its partnership with the Medical College of Georgia. A new forensic psychiatry fellow will join hospital staff this month under the direction of Dr. Carmen Nichita, forensic psychiatrist at MCG. Nichita will lead the forensic services at ECGRH. The hospital is also looking to fill 48 health service technician and 18 registered nurse positions as well as an academic nursing executive vacancy.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Children also need quantity time

I was disappointed recently to hear a professional athlete tell of his decision to sign a contract that would have him living some 15 hours away from his kids. He had an opportunity to sign with a team right in the same area where his kids live and could still make the millions of dollars that he will be making.

July 20, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Living well


Enzyme deficiency can cause emphysema

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I would like to call your attention to a question you answered about emphysema. I think you should have mentioned alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. It would have been a good opportunity to bring this condition to the public's attention. I have it and was diagnosed at age 53, after having been misdiagnosed for eight years. I have been on Prolastin, which has stabilized my lung capacity. While more doctors are aware of this condition, there are some who are not. -- D.C.

July 19, 2010 | By Paul G. Donohue, MD Columnist | Living well


Bryan man fighting flesh eating disease

A Bryan County volunteer firefighter is fighting for his life at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta with a serious medical condition, necrotizing fasciitis, commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Military brass: Outreach essential to suicide prevention

Preventing suicide among service members and veterans calls for comprehensive education and communication, Army Col. Robert W. Saum, director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, said this week.

July 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Campaign aims to boost public health

Supporters of public health in Georgia are launching "Partner Up! For Public Health," a campaign aimed at educating policy makers and the public about the need to reinvest in and rebuild the state's system.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Marital therapy available to military couples

FALLS CHURCH - Multiple deployments and other family issues often necessitate military couples talk to someone about marital struggles and stress. Family, couples and marital therapy - all types of counseling - are types of professional, behavioral-health interventions available to eligible married couples enrolled in TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote and TRICARE Prime Overseas.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Long County signs discourage smoking

The Long County Commission recently received 20 signs designed to discourage children from smoking.

July 12, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


New plan covers pre-existing conditions

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the establishment of a new pre-existing condition insurance plan that will offer coverage to uninsured Americans who have been unable to obtain health coverage because of a pre-existing health condition.

July 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


State tells seniors about Medicare scams

ATLANTA - People who receive Medicare should be on the alert for scam artists, warns the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services.

July 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


SE Georgia to benefit from $4.3M grant

ATLANTA - One hundred adults in Southeast Georgia who are living with serious mental illness will benefit from a $4.3 million grant that will promote recovery and reduce their chances of relapsing after treatment. Over a two-year period, the Opening Doors to Recovery Project will focus on people who have experienced a mental-health crisis and returned to jail, prison, state hospitals or homelessness more than once a year.

July 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Family time trumps 'individual time'

Q: My husband and I have five kids ages 11, 10, 7, 5 and 22 months. I would love to keep activities to a minimum to give the kids more time to be kids, but I am finding that to be difficult. The two oldest are boys, and both are involved in scouting as well as music lessons. The girls, ages 7 and 5, are both involved in one dance class each, and the 7-year-old will start piano lessons in the fall, along with Girl Scouts once a month and a church group that meets twice a month. They all ...

June 30, 2010 | By John Rosemond | Living well


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Paying it foward with food and love

These days, many businesses say they're community-focused, and plenty are true to that claim. Being engaged with our neighbors is actually good business, because if a community isn't thriving and healthy, its businesses will struggle.

November 16, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


Art show inspired by injustice, hope

A show described as "a colorful passport to the world" is on display until January at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Exercise may reduce arthritis pain

BRUNSWICK - Physical movement is an effective way to relieve arthritis pain, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Yet arthritis often is one of the reasons people avoid physical activity.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Bryan EMS raises $1,000 to fight cancer

For the second year in a row, with the help from the community and partners, Bryan County Emergency Services raised awareness for breast cancer as well as $1,000 for a donation to Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia foundation.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Overly involved parents stunt kids development

Why are young adult children emancipating so much later than they did in 1970, when the average age of male emancipation - independent living, paying one's own bills - was 21?

November 16, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


5K benefits mental-health services

Seventy-two participants raced around Hinesville on Oct. 11 in the second annual Healthy Hinesville 5K to benefit local patients with mental-health problems and build awareness for the services that support them.

November 02, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Living well


Diabetes Awareness Day in Long County

Diabetes is a disease that sometimes can be forgotten. But in the United States alone, there are over 26 million people living with it and another 79 million who are at risk of being diagnosed with it.

November 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


Amerigroup farmers market at Regency Park

Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia brought an old-fashioned farmers market to the Hinesville Housing Authority's Regency Park Apartments last week.

November 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


'Aerobathon' showcases YMCA

The Liberty County Armed Services YMCA showed that it is more than just a gym and swim when it held an aerobathon earlier this month.

November 02, 2014 | By Michelle D. Golden Correspondent | Living well


New treatment for breast cancer

AUGUSTA - One of the first-known oncogenes has a protein partner that helps breast cancer proliferate, and when it's blocked, so is the cancer, scientists recently reported.

November 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Make healthy changes one small step at a time

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu offered this thought thousands of years ago.

November 02, 2014 | By Dr. Maria Malcolm Special to the Courier | Living well


Spanking not essential; can be effective

It's time once again for me to clarify my position on spanking. I arrived at this reluctant conclusion because twice in the last week, I've been informed that I believe in it, which is not exactly true.

November 02, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Pharmacy marking 30th anniversary

RICHMOND HILL - Richmond Hill Pharmacy will celebrate its 30th anniversary next week with giveaways of a Kindle Fire and $30 gift cards, free hot dogs, drinks and popcorn, as well as the annual sidewalk sale, Christmas open house and 11th annual health fair. During the celebration event, which is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 at 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill, pharmacists and staff will be present to answer questions and administer seasonal flu shots as well as pneumonia and shingles vaccines with a doctor's prescription.

November 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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