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Plastic surgeon opens Hinesville office

Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery last month began accepting patients at its new Hinesville office at 600-B E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

October 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Woman suffers from tumors, asks for help

Kathrine Patterson has been a fighter her whole life. The Hinesville resident grew up orphaned. She had six children and endured the loss of one. Today, Patterson, 42, still is fighting, but it's to save her own life. She has two meningioma tumors growing on her brain.

October 06, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


More than 100 race to benefit children

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.

October 06, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Implant specialist joins Hinesville Smiles

Dr. Robert Simmons Jr. and associates recently announced that Dr. Michael S. Parr joined them at Hinesville Smiles.

October 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Walthourville gets wellness-incentive grant

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.

October 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Post's drive-through flu-shot clinic delayed

Due to the government shutdown, Fort Stewart's annual drive-through flu-shot clinic has been rescheduled for Oct. 16-17.

October 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Stewart Refill Pharmacy expands coverage

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.

October 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Georgia Eye Institute opens here

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.

October 05, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Mobile clinic offers mammograms in Ludowici

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 05, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Lighten up with low-fat pumpkin bread

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.

October 04, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


New dentist at Howard Family Dental here

Howard Family Dental recently announced that Dr. Sophia Khan joined their Hinesville practice.

October 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Stewart opens Army Wellness Center

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.

September 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


New doctors' officce in Ludowici

The Long County Chamber of Commerce last week welcomed a new doctor's office to Long County.

September 27, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


Flu shots available at health department

The weather still may feel like summer, but flu season is here, and it's never too early to get vaccinated.

September 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health run attracts nearly 100 athletes

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.

September 22, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | 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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