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Blood pressure shouldn't be ignored

Last week, we talked about heart disease. You may remember that high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease, but there is plenty we can do to combat high blood pressure. Poor diets and lack of exercise increase the heart's workload, causing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and the heart to thicken and become stiffer.

February 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


Past coloumn ruffles a few feathers

A recent column in which I said that behavior modification does not work on human beings stirred things up a bit. Not surprising, given that today's parents think discipline is a simple matter of dispensing proper rewards and punishments. They can be forgiven for not knowing that this mistaken notion is only about 50 years old, prior to which people understood that while children should be taught that certain consequences follow certain behaviors, their discipline was not properly accomplished in that fashion, but rather through proper adult leadership.

February 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


LRMC official explains hospital debt

Like hospitals nationwide, Liberty Regional Medical Center is seeing more and more patients who can't pay, but, according to its chief financial officer, the local hospital is holding its own.

February 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Long Co. Health hosts 'heart truth' day

LONG COUNTY - Think heart disease can't affect you? Think again. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. In fact, one in four American women dies of heart disease every year. In 2006 in Long County alone four women died of cardiovascular disease.

February 04, 2009 | Staff report | Living well


Health dpeartment offering child safety seats

The Liberty County Health Department received a 2009 grant from the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health to distribute child restraints and educational information to eligible parents.

February 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


LRMC wants VA clinic on campus

The Liberty County Hospital Authority recently bought about an acre of land for $260,000 in hopes of luring a proposed VA clinic to the Liberty Regional Medical Center campus.

February 04, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Proposed fee may hurt Liberty care providers

Expected state and federal budget cuts present added fears for Gail Smith.

January 26, 2009 | By Alena parker Staff writer | Living well


Help with hearing aid expenses available

The Coastal Health District is offering to help area residents buy hearing aids, and it's much needed help, according to Thomas Galey, executive director for the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired.

January 14, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Living well


LRMC nurse wins state award

ATLANTA – Liberty Regional Medical Center perinatal unit charge nurse Jan St. John received the Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the Georgia Hospital Association's annual Hospital Heroes Award luncheon last month in Atlanta.

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


Mobile dental unit to visit county

Help a Child Smile will visit the Liberty County Division of Family and Children Services at 9 a.m. this coming Tuesday.

January 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Smoking ban precedes major drop in heart attacks

ATLANTA - A smoking ban in one Colorado city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations, according to a new study that is considered the best and longest-term research to show such a link.

The rate of hospitalized cases dropped 41 percent three years after the ban of workplace smoking in Pueblo, Colo., took effect. There was no such drop in two neighboring areas, and researchers believe it's a clear sign the ban was responsible.

December 31, 2008 | By Mike Strobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Do what you need to to make holiday special

It's interesting to hear the different answers you get when you ask folks what the best things about Christmas are.The large majority of answers revolve around family and friends and sharing the holidays with them. This was certainly true in a recent worldwide Internet poll. Family was the No. 1 answer for almost half of all participants, with enjoyment of the time off for the holidays the next favorite, following closely behind were the joy of giving and opportunity for the expression of faith. While some would rearrange those priorities, most would agree that these are high on ...

December 24, 2008 | By Linda Ratcliffe For the Coastal Courier | Living well


Hearing aid funds ready for children

The Coastal Health District's Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening Initiative has funds available for the purchase of hearing aid devices for infants and children who meet certain qualifications. The Coastal Health District is comprised of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.

December 24, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Cancer expected to be world's top killer by 2010

ATLANTA - Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's top killer by 2010, part of a trend that should more than double global cancer cases and deaths by 2030, international health experts said in a report released Tuesday.

Rising tobacco use in developing countries is believed to be a huge reason for the shift, particularly in China and India, where 40 percent of the world's smokers now live.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Strobbe AP medical writer | Living well


World AIDS Day sheds light on disease

A public information campaign promoting HIV testing in the United States recently won the 2008 National Public Service Announcements Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Created by the Kaiser Family Foundation, HBO, the National Basketball Association and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, the winning PSA encourages viewers to get tested using famous people in a spectular promotion.

December 18, 2008 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


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Cancer fighter can help battle pneumonia

AUGUSTA - The tip of an immune molecule known for its skill at fighting cancer also may help patients survive pneumonia, scientists report.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Savannah hospital named resource for gastric cancer

SAVANNAH - The Association of Community Cancer Centers recently selected the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center to serve as a community resource center in its Improving Quality Care in Gastric Cancer project.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Military retiree experiences transformation at local YMCA

Military retiree Leon Dingle recently experienced a transformation and feels like a new person now. He credits his success to getting in shape at the Liberty County Armed Services YMCA with his personal trainer, Joe Clark.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Blood drive contest advances to Round 3

The American Red Cross Battle of the Badges is back with Round 3. On Aug. 22, representatives from the local sheriff's office, police department, fire department and emergency medical service will battle it out to see who can recruit the most people in the community to donate blood.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Howard Family Dental expands team

Howard Family Dental recently added Army dentist Dr. Jennifer Hamilton to its team. She will join Dr. Thomas Cade at the practice's Hinesville location.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Make your walk into a true workout

Walking. We do it all the time. Most of us take walking for granted and don't think about it.

August 10, 2014 | By Jan McIntire with Sandy Haeger Special to the Courier | Living well


Groundbreaking kicks off construction of health center

Area officials broke ground last week for a new adult daytime health center in Ludowici.

August 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Living well


Fair Offers Healthy Resources to Families

Fort Stewart hosted an activities, information, registration and back-to-school fair July 24 to give military families and community members health-related information and free school supplies.

August 10, 2014 | Sammantha Koss | Living well


SouthCoast Medical Group is now SouthCoast Health

The Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group officially has re-branded as SouthCoast Health.The change will be reflected in the organization's name, logo, website and overall visual identity.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Surgeon brings much experience to region

Dr. Thomas Chasse is moving from Maine to Southeast Georgia to join Wayne Memorial and St. Joseph's/Candler Physician Specialty Associates.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


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