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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


Health reform foes dominate Kingston's Jesup meeting

JESUP - "Now, you can see what the intensity level is about this… and I welcome all points of view," U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, said before hundreds of people at Wednesday's town hall meeting here on health care reform.

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


Voice your opinion about health care reform

The country's health care system stands on the brink of a possible overhaul, which could save lives or cost lives, or save tax money or cost more, depending on who's talking about the various plans being advanced.

August 05, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Health officials limiting flu reporting

The public may not be hearing a lot about the latest confirmed cases of swine flu, but the pandemic remains a threat.

July 31, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Class on safety for dementia patients

Sixty-Seven percent of people with dementia will wander. It is the most common and dangerous behavior associated with Alzheimer's/dementia. A class regarding your loved one, dementia and safety has been set for Savannah.

July 29, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Blood drive draws life-saving crowd

One pint at a time, Liberty County residents may have saved more than 100 lives Wednesday.

July 24, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Cost to care for uninsured is rising

Costs to provide health care for uninsured patients are rising, according to a report given at Tuesday's Liberty County Hospital Authority meeting by Liberty Regional Medical Center CFO Sam Johnson.

July 24, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Babies should sleep in cribs, not laps

Q: My 13-month-old has become used to napping while I hold her, which I started when she was a very small baby during a horrible bout of teething. Not surprisingly, she now will not sleep on her own during the day except in the car, but even then she wakes at the sensation of being placed in her crib and begins screaming. Once the screaming starts, I've not been able to get her to nap at all. Also, I think her nighttime sleep has started suffering because of this. At six months, she slept well through the night and ...

July 22, 2009 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Protect your eyes from the sun

We hear a lot about the damage ultraviolet rays do to our skin, but how many of us are aware that these rays can also cause severe damage to our eyes? Prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause burns to the surface of the eye and the cumulative effects of ultraviolet damage have been linked to cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and a reduced ability to see clearly at night.

July 22, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Encephalitis hits another Long Co. horse

LONG COUNTY - A horse in Long County has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis. This is the third positive test for EEE in Long County horses this summer.

July 22, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


More swine flu confirmed in Coastal Health District

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Division of Public Health has confirmed additional cases of swine flu in the Coastal Health District.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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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


West Rehab owner selling ribbons for disabled

West Rehab owner and administrator Brian West is selling blue hanging door ribbons to raise funds and spread awareness for the Savannah AMBUCS' third annual Celebrity Bowlapalooza.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


GSU School of Nursing gets $2M grant

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing received more than $2.2 million in grant funding this summer, which will serve three purposes: help to establish a center for nursing scholarship and research, introduce a new graduate-level Chronic Illness Certificate Program and provide scholarships to students seeking family nurse practitioner degrees.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


What is your relationship with food?

Are you hungry right now? Is it time for lunch, or is it the middle of the afternoon? Are you feeling bored, stressed or eager to sit down at the table with your family? What do you plan to eat for dinner? Will you have to stop at the grocery store or go to a restaurant? When you really think about it, eating isn't as simple as it sounds.

September 07, 2014 | By Jan McIntire Special to the Courier | Living well


Blame late nights for underperforming teens

It's a fact that a good night's sleep is essential to optimal performance, no matter the task. It is also a fact that America's teens, generally speaking, don't get enough sleep. Ergo, American teens, as a group, underperform in school.

September 07, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


ARTrageous bras raise awareness

The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation is inviting the community to participate in the ARTrageous Bras Fundraiser by decorating a bra to benefit the health system cancer care programs.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Alzheimer's Association helps families, victims

If there was a deadly disease that potentially could affect everyone in the world, wouldn't people want to know about it?

September 07, 2014 | By Michael Smith and Richard Barid Columnists | Living well


Georgia urologist takes regional post

Dr. Jack M. Amie of Brunswick recently took office as the 78th president of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association Inc. It's the nation's largest section of the American Urological Association, representing 2,400 physicians specializing in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of urological diseases.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


WellCare donates $20K to help homeless students

TAMPA, Fla. - WellCare Health Plans Inc. recently donated $20,000 to the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative, a Georgia nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and professional coaching to teens and young adults who are most at-risk of not successfully completing their education as well as students who are homeless or in foster care group homes.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Diabetes topic of free classes set

BRUNSWICK - In the United States, 25.8 million people have diabetes, and another 79 million have prediabetes, a condition where their blood sugars are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.

September 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Battling cancer with natural treatment

Twenty-first century technology has paved the way for new approaches to treating diseases, like cancer.

September 05, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


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