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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


Toy safety is major concern this Christmas

ATLANTA - With the recent focus on toy safety and the holiday shopping season already in full swing, parents need to be aware of what they can do to make sure the gifts their children receive this year will not require a trip to the emergency room. Beyond poisoning from lead paint, some toys pose other dangers to children, including choking hazards and permanent vision loss.

January 07, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Georgians rank 11th for depression

ATLANTA - According to a national report recently issued by Mental Health America, Georgia ranks 11th in terms of depression, and 18th in suicide rates. "Ranking the States: An Analysis of Depression Across the States," provides a snapshot of the level of depression, from the healthiest states to the least, in addition to suicide rankings.

January 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Deployment increases mental health care demand

The Rev. Dr. Alan Baroody of The Fraser Center addresses members of the Rotary Club during their weekly meeting Nov. 27. He is a Presbyterian minister, pastoral counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist.

January 03, 2008 | Staff report | Living well


Millions with diabetes at risk for eye disease

More than six million Americans have diabetes and don't know it.

January 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health department releases eatery ratings

Food service establishments are inspected four times a year in Liberty County. 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 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 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Common childhood vaccine recalled

ATLANTA - More than a million doses of a common vaccine given to babies as young as 2 months were being recalled Wednesday because of contamination risks, but the top U.S. health official said it was not a health threat. A shortage of the widely used vaccine appeared possible, though.

December 29, 2007 | By Mike Strobbe Associated Press Writer | Living well


Hospice offers many benefits

While national surveys show the general public is often unaware of the hospice benefit available to them and their loved ones, cultural beliefs about death and dying also play a factor in delaying referring terminal patients to hospice.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Alzheimer's association seeks help

The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter, Coastal Georgia Regional Office is seeking volunteers for assistance with administrative/clerical tasks, health fairs, special events, trainings, etc.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Teens warned of continuing danger of AIDS

The Nu Rho Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority recognized World AIDS Day Saturday by holding a two-hour WAD program featuring local youth performers, including the Silent Praise group from Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, the Midway Chorus and the Midway Step Team.

December 20, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


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Toddler's heart transplant celebrated

When local toddler Brynslet Sellers got a new heart last week, her family members weren't the only ones celebrating a milestone.

October 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospital calls girl's transplant a milestone

ATLANTA ̶ The Heart Transplant Program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta reached a milestone early Monday, performing its 300th heart transplant since the program's inception in 1988. The milestone recipient, 2-year-old Brynslet Sellers from Screven had been waiting on the transplant list and living at the hospital's Egleston campus since March.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Shoot to Kill Cancer takes on disease

The second annual Shoot to Kill Cancer Sporting Clays Fun Shoot last weekend in Midway benefited the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the annual Light the Night Walk in Savannah. All proceeds from the fundraiser went to support blood-cancer research. The fun shoot and the Light the Night Walk are designed to drum up awareness for survivors and support for the families of those who've lost their battles with blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

September 21, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Help yourself with health literacy

The door opens, and at last you're face-to-face with the health professional - a doctor, nurse or physician's assistant - you've been nervously waiting to see. You're not feeling well, and you are worried about your health. You want answers. What you may not realize is that you're not the only person in the room with problems.

September 21, 2014 | By Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D Special to the Courier | Living well


ASU professor recognized for work

SAVANNAH - Douglas E. Masini, Ed.D., head of Armstrong State University's Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Department, recently was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. Masini, who also serves as Armstrong's respiratory therapy program coordinator, is one of only four non-physicians to be selected for the honor.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Red Cross app makes donating easier

The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palms of people's hands.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Glynn, Camden hospitals tout economic impact

BRUNSWICK - Southeast Georgia Health System hospitals in Glynn and Camden counties generated more than $533 million in revenue for the local and state economies, according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state's largest hospital trade association.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Protein appears to fight arthritic bone loss

AUGUSTA - A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers report.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Activity ideas help kids stay fit

AUGUSTA - A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers report.

September 21, 2014 | By Merliee Kern Special to the Courier | Living well


Girls Night Out encourages mammograms

JESUP - On Tuesday and Thursday evenings in October, Wayne Memorial Hospital will host Girls Night Out as a part of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women to have their annual mammograms.

September 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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