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It's never too soon to talk to children about sex

October is the health department's "Let's talk" month, and the campaign encourages parents to talk to their children about sex and sexuality.

October 07, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Health department has H1N1 vaccines

The Liberty County Health Department has received 400 of 3,200 doses of the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine that were distributed Tuesday to eight coastal counties by the Coastal Health District.

October 07, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Living well


Drive-through clinic practices for epidemic

On Wednesday and Thursday, Hinesville emergency authorities and health-care officials set up drive-through flu vaccination stations to help prepare local residents for the flu season and to practice for an emergency epidemic situation, which would require mass vaccinations.

October 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


School absentee rate stable despite flu

While some Georgia school systems are experiencing unusually high student absentee rates due to the abnormal flu season - some districts have reported double the normal rate - Liberty County School System administrators said rates in our schools are stable.

September 25, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Drive-through flu shots planned

The Liberty County Health Department will hold drive-through immunization clinics from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at James A. Brown Park in Hinesville, and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Coastal EMC in Midway .

September 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


GPB special on chilhood obesity

Georgia Public Broadcasting will televise "Georgia Weighs In: A Childhood Obesity Special" at 8 p.m. Thursday. The broadcast is part of GPB's "Happy Healthy Kids" initiative in partnership with the Aetna Foundation. The initiative seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of childhood obesity and provide resources for prevention.

September 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Flu season arrives early

WASHINGTON - Influenza is circulating unusually early this year with cases in all 50 states - nearly all the swine flu variety, government health officials said Friday.

The highest concentration of flu cases is in the Southeast and a few other states, Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at a briefing.

September 12, 2009 | By Randolph E. Schmid AP science writer | Living well


Long County Health Dept. offers flu shots

The Long County Health Department has planned several seasonal flu vaccination clinics.

September 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Schools, military take precautions against flu

Flu season is only weeks away, and with the addition of the H1N1 strain, area health officials are bracing for a busy fall.

September 04, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


stop-smoking patches offered free in Long

The Long County Health Department is giving stop-smoking patches to residents who are struggling to quit smoking.

September 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


DCH encourages Georgians to 'roll up sleeves'

ATLANTA - Dr. Rhonda Medows, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health, recently announced the launch of the "Roll Up Your Sleeve" campaign. The campaign aims to educate Georgians about the seasonal flu and novel influenza A (H1N1) and encourage citizens in high-risk groups to get vaccinated.

August 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


AARP hopes to fill gap in Medicare drug plan

ATLANTA - By the end of this summer, more than one million Americans will have fallen into the "doughnut hole" - a coverage gap in Medicare's prescription drug program that leaves individuals on the hook for all of their drug costs while still paying premiums.

August 12, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health care reform debate also dominates state budget discussion

Health care reform took front seat at another town hall meeting this week.

August 10, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Swine flu vaccine costs to be subsidized

Everyone may soon be getting a shot in the arm for protection against swine flu as health insurance providers and public health officials prepare for a national vaccine program.

August 07, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Red Cross puts out call for blood

SAVANNAH -The American Red Cross urges individuals to donate blood as soon as possible. The current blood supply has dropped critically low throughout the Southeast.

August 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | 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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