Coastal Manor Administrator Elise Stafford discusses the importance of planning for long-term care during last week's Hinesville Rotary Club meeting. Liberty Regional Medical Center's nursing home is in Ludowici. She told Rotarians that "having a will, living will or a durable power of attorney for healthcare," along with long-term health insurance, are the best ways for people to prepare for a time when they may need assisted living or in-home care. Rotary President Dave Sapp is at right, listening.
ATLANTA - In 2004, Georgia was ranked eighth in the nation for AIDS' cases with a total of 28,248 affected individuals, many of them aged 25-44.
By Dr. David Hess
Here are some places to turn when you need help and support with health related issues:
Living Independence for Everyone Inc. helps people with disabilities by providing independent living-skills training and home modifications.
The March of Dimes Georgia Chapter awarded a grant to the Liberty County Health Department to support Healthy Hero Babies.
Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.
In a departure from the norm, the smoke blanketing the Hinesville area is not from burning on the Fort Stewart military reservation.
Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, recently announced H. Scott Kroell Jr. has been advanced to fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Following months of reaching out to the community, the Cider House has found two new allies in its effort to help Liberty County at-risk youth.
Earlier this month, Affiliated Computer Services confirmed a CD containing the personal data of 2.9 million Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids members was lost while being shipped from Georgia to Maryland.
With additional state funding no longer a possibility, the Diversity Health Center Board is working with the Georgia Office of Rural Health through the Georgia Department of Community Health to have the current state grant extended through fiscal year 2008.
The Liberty County Health Department recently has released its quarterly sanitation ratings for food-service establishment.
AUGUSTA - Every April LifeLink of Georgia, the organ procurement organization, along with the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and the transplant community across the country honor and pay tribute to the generosity of organ donors and their families.
Vaccine requirements have been expanded for children in Georgia. The Coastal Health District is working to educate parents, schools and daycares about the new requirements, which go into effect July 1.
The Statesboro Air Evac Lifeteam crew recently held a CPR and AED class for members of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Statesboro. Base Clinical Lead Thomas Cook and flight paramedic Jeffery Fussell taught the class.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have a unique population, and with that comes a great opportunity to reach out. Female soldiers stationed at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield make up approximately 10 percent of the installation's total force. They are spread out amongst more than 150 small, unit-level organizations, which makes for a group that sometimes is hard to connect.
Q: I homeschool my two children, ages 7 and 9. The school day lasts from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., after which they usually do homework for an hour or two. During homework time, they constantly ask me to go over material we've already covered during school. This prevents me from getting my own work done. I find myself being interrupted frequently, and I have to admit, I've lost it on a couple of occasions. What should I do?
A birth brings new life, hope and happiness to families. Parents yearn to take home a happy and healthy baby, but for some families, unforeseen complications hinder the joyful occasion.
The Diversity Health Center recently welcomed certified nurse practitioner Ashley Fowler to its staff.
An online course will be offered to area emergency medical technicians from mid-January to May 1 through Camden Public Safety Training.
Fort Stewart's Corkan Family Recreation Area hosted its first "Santa in the House" event Saturday, allowing children to sneak in some physical activity, burn energy and enjoy an afternoon of play time with Kris Kringle.
It's not necessary to put healthy habits on hold during the holidays. One good way to stay on target with heart-healthy eating is by following the DASH diet, developed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Cooler weather, family gatherings and delicious food make the holidays the best time of year, but they also can be trouble for those looking to maintain their weight-loss and fitness goals.
I love pomegranates during the holiday season - not just for their brilliant color and sweet taste, but for their outstanding health benefits.
Q: My 18-month-old kicks me and hits me when I try to change his diaper. He doesn't do this for his father or grandparents. Should I hold his legs down until he gives up or will this worsen things?
The Georgia Department of Public Health is offering a free four-week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
Shirley Frasier plans to leave her position as a Fort Stewart public-health nurse this year after providing care and services to military families for more than 33 years. She feels it is finally time to retire.
There's a ray of hope on the horizon for 9-year-old Saniyah Joseph, who has been fighting aplastic anemia, a disease that affects her bone-marrow functions, for a year.
In my household, Thanksgiving is the only time of year where dinner leftovers are not only eaten - they are treasured. For the most part, I think people enjoy the conquest of dividing up and conquering what is left of the Thanksgiving bird just as much as they do eating it the first time around.