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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


GSU psychology clinic now open to children

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's Psychology Clinic is expanding its services to include caring for children.

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


Equine encephalitis in Bryan Co.

BRYAN COUNTY - A horse in Bryan County has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis.

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


Looking for a few senior volunteers

The Senior Companion Program is looking for senior volunteers (people 60 or older) in the Hinesville area who would be interested in spending time with other seniors in a Senior Center. Activities include talking, listening to music, playing board games and assisting with meals. Volunteers receive a small stipend and assistance with transportation costs. For more information, call Linda at 236.0363, ext. 121 or Eileen at ext. 120.

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


Establish boundaries in all situations

Q: You've often said that parents should not be "involved" with their children, but rather should establish a clear boundary in the parent-child relationship. I agree in principle, but as a homeschooling mom, I have no choice but to be highly involved with my kids. Can you help me resolve this conflict?

July 17, 2009 | John Rosemond | Living well


Smoking cessation classes set

LUDOWICI - The Long County Health Department will offer a series of free Freshstart smoking cessation classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 21 and 28, at the health department, 57 N. Macon St.

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


More cases of swine flu confirmed in region

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

The CHD is comprised of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties.

July 10, 2009 | Coastal Health District release | Living well


Orthopedist opens Hinesville practice

Liberty County has attracted a replacement sports medicine orthopedist and the need was definitely there.

July 08, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Stop smoking class in Long County

LUDOWICI - The Long County Health Department will offer a series of free Freshstart smoking cessation classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 14, 21 and 28, at the health department, 57 N. Macon St. Refreshments will be served.

July 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Encephalitis found in Bryan Co. horse

A horse in Bryan County has tested positive for the eastern equine encephalitis viru.

July 06, 2009 | Staff report | 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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