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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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Health insurance deadline is March 31

There still is time to avoid paying a penalty by signing up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The last day to enroll in coverage is March 31.

February 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Liberty YMCA launches scholarship fund drive

The Liberty County YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, launched its annual campaign this month to ensure that everyone in Liberty County has access to community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

February 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Traffic stops check for safety violations

Hinesville residents can expect to see an increased presence of public safety personnel on the roads this year as the city encourages safety among its citizens. To kick off those efforts, the Hinesville Police and Fire departments joined forces Feb. 18 to conduct a road safety check on vehicles. It was the first of a series of checks taking place this year.

February 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Family, friends walk for wounded warrior

A journey of many miles begins with a single step. On Monday, a group of 12 people took their first steps on a 222-mile trek to show their love and support for a wounded warrior while raising money to help his family.

February 23, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Health, wellness program motivates employees

Liberty County School System staff is trying to set a great example for students when it comes to living a healthy life by competing in L.I.V.E. Well, Liberty County's employee health-and-wellness program, to lose weight and adopt healthier habits.

February 23, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


SouthCoast Medical opens campus

Dr. Douglas Perry and others marked the grand opening feb. 6 of the new SouthCoast Medical Group Campus at 89 Interchange Drive in Richmond Hill.

February 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Discipline, not help, is often what's needed

Q: My 5-year-old is the youngest of my three children. Her older siblings, boy/girl twins, clearly outshine her athletically. They're already very skilled at wakeboarding and snow skiing, for example. I think my youngest has decided that because she doesn't measure up to her siblings, she will simply give up. All she wants to do is hang out with me. (I'm not athletic either, but everyone in the family except this one child is physically active.) Furthermore, she is disrespectful to anyone who tries to interest her in trying something new. She ignores the person, acting ...

February 23, 2014 | By John Rosemon Columnist | Living well


West Rehab opens new Pooler office

SAVANNAH - West Rehab & Sports Medicine, a physical-therapy clinic with facilities in Hinesville, Richmond Hill, Pembroke, Berwick, Rincon, Savannah and Skidaway and Whitmarsh islands, recently hosted a ribbon cutting and open-house celebration at the company's new office in Pooler, 122 Pipemakers Circle, suite 209.

February 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Keep chili on hand for chilly days

The recent chilly weather has given me a perfect excuse to break out all my soup, stew and chili recipes. For the record, I am a soup fanatic. I can eat soup with every meal all year round - I love it that much. However, my husband and children don't always feel the same way, and I believe that they'd like winter to end as soon as possible.

February 21, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


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