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Wet winter could mean more West Nile cases

Winter's heavy rains likely will increase the mosquito population in Liberty County, according to county mosquito control department officials. Although the region is not currently experiencing a mosquito-borne disease threat, cases of west Nile virus have been reported in other parts of Georgia.

May 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Soldiers show support for student fitness

Children from Diamond Elementary School showed their commitment to fitness by sacrificing sleep and rising early on Saturday, May 8 to run in the second annual Diamond Elementary School Marathon Club Fun Run on Fort Stewart.

May 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Lunch teaches basics of We Can!

May 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Living well


Christians grow just as all things in nature

This time of year the grass has been growing, the trees have budded and the shrubs and bushes have flowered. This is all a natural process, and if for some reason it doesn't occur we know that there is a problem.

May 10, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Living well


Eat those veggies, hop on a bike

Through a joint effort between the city of Hinesville, Liberty County and Fort Stewart, the county's public health department is launching the national We Can! health initiative here beginning with a proclamation, lunch and learn and field day activities Friday.

May 05, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


TRICARE offers tips on keeping kids healthy

How do we prevent overweight or obese children from becoming overweight or obese adults? According to the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Adm. Regina Benjamin, obese children are more likely than children of normal weight to become overweight or obese adults. Overweight or obese adults are more at risk for several health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Pretty in pink; even firefighters

Real men wear pink and so does their fire truck.

April 30, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Long County considers wellness program

During the April Long County Commission meeting, commissioners said they will look into establishing a wellness program for county employees and senior citizens.

April 23, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | Living well


Winn honors volunteer service

Close to 400 dedicated volunteers were recognized for their committed and compassionate service at Winn Army Community Hospital's 11th annual volunteer awards ceremony Monday.

April 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Perdue appoints special AG for health care fight

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Monday that he is appointing Frank C. Jones as the pro bono Special Attorney General to direct Georgia's participation in challenging the federal health care legislation recently passed by Congress. Georgia is joining the lawsuit filed by 18 other states in federal court in Florida at no cost to the state.

April 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Group urgers colon cancer tests

Liberty County's Bottoms Up Coalition is encouraging people to get colo-rectal screenings to check for cancer.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Coastal district observes Public Health Week

The Coastal Health District encourages Southeast Georgia residents to commit to healthier behaviors for themselves and their families during National Public Health Week.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


New cancer therapy may fight cardiovascular disease

AUGUSTA - New drugs that are helping fight a multi-front war on cancer may do the same for cardiovascular disease, Medical College of Georgia researchers recently reported.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


LRMC recognizes doctors' dedication

An annual award inspired by the late Dr. Whitman Fraser was presented to Drs. Zorana Sifford and Adewumi Oguntunmibi Thursday at a reception held in the Liberty Regional Medical Center cafeteria.

April 06, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Is H1N1 flu making a comeback?

Public health officials are so concerned by an uptick of serious cases of H1N1 flu in the southeastern United States that they called a short-notice press briefing on March 29 to urge Americans to be vaccinated against the pandemic strain.

April 01, 2010 | By Maryn McKenna Special to the Courier | Living well


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Health insurance deadline is March 31

There still is time to avoid paying a penalty by signing up for health insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The last day to enroll in coverage is March 31.

February 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Liberty YMCA launches scholarship fund drive

The Liberty County YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, launched its annual campaign this month to ensure that everyone in Liberty County has access to community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

February 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Traffic stops check for safety violations

Hinesville residents can expect to see an increased presence of public safety personnel on the roads this year as the city encourages safety among its citizens. To kick off those efforts, the Hinesville Police and Fire departments joined forces Feb. 18 to conduct a road safety check on vehicles. It was the first of a series of checks taking place this year.

February 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Family, friends walk for wounded warrior

A journey of many miles begins with a single step. On Monday, a group of 12 people took their first steps on a 222-mile trek to show their love and support for a wounded warrior while raising money to help his family.

February 23, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Health, wellness program motivates employees

Liberty County School System staff is trying to set a great example for students when it comes to living a healthy life by competing in L.I.V.E. Well, Liberty County's employee health-and-wellness program, to lose weight and adopt healthier habits.

February 23, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


SouthCoast Medical opens campus

Dr. Douglas Perry and others marked the grand opening feb. 6 of the new SouthCoast Medical Group Campus at 89 Interchange Drive in Richmond Hill.

February 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Discipline, not help, is often what's needed

Q: My 5-year-old is the youngest of my three children. Her older siblings, boy/girl twins, clearly outshine her athletically. They're already very skilled at wakeboarding and snow skiing, for example. I think my youngest has decided that because she doesn't measure up to her siblings, she will simply give up. All she wants to do is hang out with me. (I'm not athletic either, but everyone in the family except this one child is physically active.) Furthermore, she is disrespectful to anyone who tries to interest her in trying something new. She ignores the person, acting ...

February 23, 2014 | By John Rosemon Columnist | Living well


West Rehab opens new Pooler office

SAVANNAH - West Rehab & Sports Medicine, a physical-therapy clinic with facilities in Hinesville, Richmond Hill, Pembroke, Berwick, Rincon, Savannah and Skidaway and Whitmarsh islands, recently hosted a ribbon cutting and open-house celebration at the company's new office in Pooler, 122 Pipemakers Circle, suite 209.

February 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Keep chili on hand for chilly days

The recent chilly weather has given me a perfect excuse to break out all my soup, stew and chili recipes. For the record, I am a soup fanatic. I can eat soup with every meal all year round - I love it that much. However, my husband and children don't always feel the same way, and I believe that they'd like winter to end as soon as possible.

February 21, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


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