With seasonal allergies becoming commonplace across the country, don't be caught this fall with the runny nose, itchy eyes or nasal congestion that plagued you last year.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Southeast Georgia Health System, the Coastal Medical Access Project and the Glynn and Long County health departments are again offering free prostate screenings to area men.
Editors note: The Courier mistakenly ran this piece as Coastal Health District spokeswoman Linda Ratcliff's Health advice column on Wednesday. It is actually by the Diversity Health Center's staff.
Kenan Kern, district governor-elect, addressed the Rotary Club recently about the importance of supporting The Rotary Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. The foundation was created in 1917 as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." One of the foundation's major humanitarian programs is PolioPlus, which ...
Ward Edwards will invest up to $10,000 in projects that promote or improve environmental sustainability in coastal South Carolina and Georgia.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading cause of death. It is the cause of most strokes, contributes to heart attacks, kidney disease, and congestive heart failure, and is one of the major factors in dementia. Hypertension affects approximately 1.5 billion people worldwide and even more startling, about 40 per cent of people suffering from it don't even know they have it.
The American Diabetes Association will be host Diabetes Day at Valdosta theme park, Wild Adventures, on Sept. 22 for all children and teens with diabetes.
Special to the Courier The American Cancer Society will host a series of I Can Cope programs for people with cancer and their families. The programs are scheduled for Sept. 20, Nutrition During and After Cancer Treatment; Oct. 18, Exercise for Cancer Patients and Survivors and Nov. 8, Cancer Treatment and Side Effects. Each session is from noon-2 p.m. at the American Cancer Society office in Savannah. The program lets participants share concerns with others ...
A population that commonly goes unnoticed by the public had the attention of Georgia lawmakers and agency directors Monday night.
The Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive at Coastal Electric Cooperative in Midway will be 2 7 p.m. Aug. 30
In observance of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is encouraging older adults to protect themselves from the flu this year by getting vaccinated with the flu vaccine. The flu season usually runs from late fall into March. On average, the flu is responsible for more than 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths each year in the United States. Adults 50 and older are among those ...
It is amazing how many myths there are about breastfeeding. I can understand how some women get confused, especially when they get so many different stories - from what you can't do to what terrible things breastfeeding will do to your body.
DECATUR - It was 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday and Rafael Gonzalez had already worked up a sweat, wrestling to start a weed trimmer alongside a busy highway just east of Atlanta.
Special to the Courier American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can win one of two $500 gift cards in August Giving blood is worthwhile at any time during the year, but give blood or platelets this August and you could walk away with a shopping spree as part of the Give a Little - Buy a Lot promotion. All participants at American Red Cross blood or platelet drives and donor centers during August can ...
The Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health confirmed the first two cases of West Nile Virus this year in the state.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will have a health-care reform workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday in the board room at the chamber offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The class will discuss the Affordable Health Care Act and its impact on businesses. Guest speakers will include Lisette Villa of Liberty Tax, DeLisa Espada of Strategic Business Solutions and David Morris of Diversity Health Center. The class is free, and registration is on a ...
One bite of a peanut-butter sandwich can cause a child with severe allergies to break out in hives, have difficulty breathing or worse. A student with dairy allergies might suffer cramps and upset stomach following a sip of milk.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the new doctors of the Liberty Regional Medical Center at the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 19, at 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.
Hinesville, Liberty County, Liberty County School System and Liberty Regional Medical Center are partnering with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to encourage local residents to make physical activity a habit.
Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart hosted its third annual baby expo Aug. 24 in an effort to provide information and education to new and expecting parents. The event was open to the public, and more than 520 families attended.
I can always tell exactly when football season arrives. My husband will be firmly planted on the couch Saturday and Sunday, shouting expletives at the television. I know from now until the first week of February, we won't be going anywhere or doing anything over the weekends.
The Medical Department Activity at Fort Stewart celebrated the grand opening of the newly expanded Refill Pharmacy during an Aug. 21 ceremony at the new location.
The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announced their Jesup and Waycross offices are now open Saturdays between 8 and 11am.
Liberty County received a $5,000 grant from ACCG, Georgia's county-advancement association. The grant was obtained through the Georgia Department of Public Health and will be used to bolster the county's employee wellness program and health-promotion efforts.
The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announces the addition of Dr. Christopher E. Swanson to its staff. Swanson is an orthopedic surgeon and will start seeing patients Monday.
Liberty County's rural location, an aging population and a struggling economy make first responders' jobs more challenging, Liberty Regional EMS Director Robyn Todd told Hinesville Rotary Club members during their Tuesday lunch meeting.
About 30 runners competed in a 10-mile race Saturday at Donovan's Track to qualify for a position on the Fort Stewart team slated to represent the installation Oct. 20 at the 29th annual Army 10-miler race in Washington, D.C.
Last time, I talked about the wealth of recipes available online and how they don't always have your health in mind. Sometimes it seems that the easier a recipe is to prepare, the more unhealthy it is.
Q: Our 9-year-old son Bobby is very intelligent and capable of doing good work in school when he wants to, but he is generally just downright lazy. As a result, he makes mediocre grades and we have to monitor his homework to make sure he does it. Even then, 30 minutes of homework takes him a couple of hours, during which time he finds every possible way of dawdling. Believe it or not, despite his ...
ATLANTA - There still is time for summer fun, but unfortunately for those who suffer from asthma, some favorite seasonal outdoor activities often can lead to asthma attacks.