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National approach to healthcare questioned

As federal officials continue to try to bandage disparities in the nation's healthcare system, some local leaders wonder if it will be the promised antidote.

July 06, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Wayne Memorial opens clinic in Ludowici

Wayne Memorial Hospital had a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday in Ludowici to celebrate the opening of a its new health center.

July 03, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


New law to clamp down more on smoking

Smoking may be little less enticing after the passage last Monday of an anti-smoking law, but whether it will encourage more people to kick the habit or never start still is up in the air.

June 29, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Too few said to be getting HIV tests

Encouraged by family members, Jane Doe hesitantly approached one of several booths set up at Joseph Miller Park on Friday for the Midway Community Night Out.

June 29, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Living well


Swine flu case confirmed in Glynn

SAVANNAH - The Glynn County Health Department has received confirmation from the Georgia Division of Public Health that a positive case of the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus has been identified in a Glynn County resident.

June 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


County looks to help uninsured

Kristshon Clark, 29, says he hopes to not have to worrying about health insurance until he gets in his 40s.

June 26, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Healthy school reaps rewards

June 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


LRMC hopes to open adult day care center

Area senior citizens haven't been forgotten. Liberty Regional Medical Center is planning to open an adult day care center.

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


Nestle recalls cookie dough

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal authorities are investigating a new outbreak of a bacteria-triggered illness, this time related to a sweet treat treasured by the heartbroken and children-at-heart - packaged raw cookie dough.

The federal Centers for Disease Control said its preliminary investigation shows "a strong association" between eating raw refrigerated cookie dough made by Nestle and the illnesses of 65 people in 29 states whose lab results have turned up E. coli bacteria since March.

June 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Living well


Watch out for 'skeeters'

More rain means more mosquitoes, so residents should take precautions.

June 17, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Special to the Courier | Living well


Encephalitis found in two area horses

Two horses in Long County have tested positive for the eastern equine encephalitis virus, according to the Coastal Health District.

June 12, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


White House frames health as economic issue

WASHINGTON - Fixing the economy requires overhauling the U.S. health care system, a White House report concludes - just the message the administration needs to help implement a sweeping new social welfare program during a recession.

June 03, 2009 | By Erica Werner Associated Press writer | Living well


County chosen for employee health grant

Liberty County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia to receive one of 39 Employee Health Promotion and Wellness Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellness of county employees and family members.

June 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Food service establishment scores for May 29

Food service establishments are inspected four times a year in Liberty County. The purpose of making inspections is to determine compliance with the Rules Of Department Of Human Resources Public Health, Chapter 290-5-14 Food Service. The scores are from inspections performed by environmentalist of Liberty County Environmental Health Department. The county manager of the Environmental Health Department is Linus R. Woodard.

May 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


Uninsured add health costs to everyone

WASHINGTON - The average family with health insurance shells out an extra $1,000 a year in premiums to pay for health care for the uninsured, a new report finds.

And the average individual with private coverage pays an extra $370 a year because of the cost-shifting, which happens when someone without medical insurance gets care at an emergency room or elsewhere and then doesn't pay.

May 28, 2009 | By Erica Werner Associated Press writer | Living well


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River pollution didn't cause flesh-eating disease

A Bryan County man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Living well


Ga. Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer house calls to retirees

ATLANTA - Contrary to popular belief, house calls are not a thing of the past. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, on behalf of State Health Benefit Plan, will offer house calls to all SHBP members enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan with the help of a contracted vendor, Matrix Medical Network.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Sleep-management center renews national accreditation status

BRUNSWICK - The sleep management center at the Southeast Georgia Health System's Brunswick campus recently earned a five-year reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, validating the center's commitment to providing quality care.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Local health system CEO receives Scouts’ Golden Eagle Award

The Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America recently recognized Southeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Gary R. Colberg for his commitment and dedication to young people.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Wayne Memorial, St. Joseph’s bring cardiologist to the area

JESUP - Wayne/St. Joseph's/Candler Medical Group recently secured the services of cardiologist Dr. Gary Stern for the Jesup and Southeast Georgia areas.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Boo-boo bunnies made by local students benefit young patients

JESUP - Student leaders at Wayne County High School recently educated their peers on the importance of injury prevention and shared data related to young children's emergency-room visits.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Georgia residents save nearly $5M on prescriptions

ATLANTA - The Association County Commissioners of Georgia and the Coast2CoastRx program save residents $4.6 million on their prescriptions with the Coast2Coast Rx card, a free discount prescription initiative.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Serendipity, hard work made changes possible

Two years ago, I woke up knowing it was the day of my dreaded annual health checkup. I got my son Corey up for school.

July 13, 2014 | By C. MeGill Brown, Ph.D Special to the Courier | Living well


Local paramedics take pride in workload

The Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services crew works unpredictable shifts, watches the sun set and rise in one shift and witnesses horrible things while working, yet these paramedics and EMTs still love their jobs.

July 13, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz kumholtz@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Health system auxiliaries recognize campus volunteers of the quarter

BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System Auxiliaries recently named Elena "Lea" Taylor and Pearl Sophia Stephen as the volunteers of the quarter at the Brunswick and Camden campuses, respectively, during their quarterly auxiliary luncheons.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


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