BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System's Wellness on Wheels mobile health vehicle will provide screenings during April. Wellness on Wheels provides low-cost and free health screenings, first aid and preventative education to the community at health departments, industries and businesses, health fairs, churches and community events. Services available on the WOW include bone density, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, lab draws, flu shots, health education and more. Additional screenings provided are digital mammograms. All mammograms require a physician's order. Insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.
Women in rural areas who may not have access to breast health care can look forward to taking advantage of programs within their communities thanks to several grants awarded Wednesday through the Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Warm weather and sunshine accompanied the opening of the Spring Farmer's Market at Bradwell Park on March 7, which also was Healthy Hinesville Day.
When I was growing up, potato dishes were always an Easter-dinner staple in our home. Baked, mashed, fried, au gratin or in a casserole - they were always present in some form on the Easter buffet. However, mashed potatoes were always the most popular complement to our Easter ham.
To coincide with International Women's Day, Winn Army Community Hospital's Department of Preventative Medicine held a women's and teens Lunch and Learn health event March 8 at the Fort Stewart Youth Center. On a day set aside to celebrate women, the event offered women and girls the opportunity to educate themselves on important health topics and learn about self-defense and meditation.
When I was a young girl, sports trends seemed to be a guiding post for my athletic interests.
Curves International's 15th annual food drive, "Feed the Need," which challenges Curves' club members in the United States and Canada to meet a goal of 100,000 donations, ends Saturday. Each club, including Curves in Hinesville and Richmond Hill, is accepting donations of non-perishable food or cash to support local food banks. In addition, Curves will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to a local food bank during the drive.
Students in Dr. Jana Shields' health, safety and nutrition class at Liberty County High School recently were certified in first aid and CPR. Fourteen students participated in a daylong training session with firefighter Casey Hale.
"Imagine life without breast cancer" is the motto of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those battling breast cancer and working to raise funds for research to cure the disease. Thanks to the Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Hinesville resident and certified nursing assistant Theresa Gilchrist can imagine life without breast cancer.
Winn Army Community Hospital's Departments of Preventive Medicine is challenging the Fort Stewart and Hunter communities to a six-week challenge designed to get them eating healthier, exercising more and limiting time in front of the television or computer.
I've learned during the past year that running several times a week is great for the heart and the muscle tone in my legs, but it doesn't address all parts of my body.
ATLANTA - Liberty Regional Medical has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association's Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle, which recognizes hospitals' improvements in patient care throughout 2012.
It's hard to resist on game day or a busy night - the temptation to pick up the phone and request that a fresh, piping-hot pizza be delivered straight to your door. Who doesn't want to skip cooking and dishwashing? However, all of this ease and convenience is costing us big in calories, fat and sodium.
SAVANNAH - Residents of the Savannah area can participate in a cancer study.
Diane Z. Weems, M.D., has been named district health director of the Coastal Health District.
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