Special to the Courier ATLANTA - If this was your car's gas gauge, you'd be more than a little nervous. American Red Cross officials reported last week that the state's stock of blood, especially the most needed types 0 and B, stands at less than a day's supply. At these levels, hospitals rationing blood to have enough for emergencies. Blood and platelet donations are urgently needed to prevent the situation from worsening. The Red Cross ...
The Georgia Department of Community Health will lift its freeze on PeachCare for Kids enrollment next month.
Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed Senate Bill 96 into law that provides the option for companies in Georgia to drug test employees using an onsite rapid result saliva test.
The Food and Drug Administration recently upheld its policy banning gay men from donating blood, despite complaints from national blood organizations that the rule is discriminatory and outdated.
The Liberty County Health Department, in conjunction with Liberty County Family Connections, has created a new initiative aimed at slowing the rate of premature birth among military mothers.
Tobacco in any form is deadly, which is why health professionals urge you to make World No Tobacco Day count by educating yourself and everyone around you on the dangers of this substance.
High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, according to studies supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Here is a list of food service establishments and the ratings they received from the Liberty County Health Department for March and April. Scores of 100-90 are excellent, 89-80, satisfactory; 79-70, marginal and 60-0, unsatisfactory.
A widely used diabetes pill raises the risk of heart attacks and possibly death, according to an analysis that reveals what some experts are calling another Vioxx-like example of the government failing to protect the public from an unsafe drug.
Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe recently signed a proclamation declaring May 24 Healthy Hero Babies Day. Sponsored by a grant from the Georgia Chapter of the March of Dimes, Healthy Hero Babies is an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of babies born early and/or too small. It also offers programs that focus on education about the signs of pre-term labor, specifically for the care of military dependents and active duty female soldiers who receive little ...
A new law signed last week by Gov. Sonny Perdue could help reduce the risk of HIV transmission from mothers to their children.
Coastal Manor Administrator Elise Stafford discusses the importance of planning for long-term care during last week's Hinesville Rotary Club meeting. Liberty Regional Medical Center's nursing home is in Ludowici. She told Rotarians that "having a will, living will or a durable power of attorney for healthcare," along with long-term health insurance, are the best ways for people to prepare for a time when they may need assisted living or in-home care. Rotary President Dave Sapp ...
ATLANTA - In 2004, Georgia was ranked eighth in the nation for AIDS' cases with a total of 28,248 affected individuals, many of them aged 25-44.
By Dr. David Hess Special to the Coastal Courier (Hinesville, GA) If you suspect a loved one has had a stroke, don't wait. Once a stroke happens, doctors have only a three-hour window in which they can deliver medication to help prevent or reduce the debilitating effects. Families and friends of those at risk should educate themselves on the signs and symptoms of stroke so that they can act immediately. Those at risk include those ...
Here are some places to turn when you need help and support with health related issues:
Christopher Deigh attended college with hopes of a successful future and a dream to better himself, but his plans were delayed.
Sixth-grade Lewis Frasier Middle School student Marcel Facey does his work as usual on a Wednesday afternoon during his fourth-period class with science teacher Jeremy Meadows.
It's been more than three weeks since my athletic activities grinded to a halt due to my sprained ankle - but I'm happy to report an adorable new distraction.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in this country for men and women, according to Center of Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System. About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, which means one in four deaths are because of heart disease. The CDC says on its website that early action is key to preventing death from heart disease, but do people know what action to take?
Winn Army Community Hospital's Department of Public Health and Fort Stewart's Dental Activities Command teamed up last month to teach healthy habits to children at Stewart's child-development centers as part of Winn's observance of Month of the Military Child.
Any time I am invited to a party or potluck event that requires a dish, I almost always go with my "famous" meatballs and sauce. This no-fail dish always gets rave reviews from friends and family. Just last weekend I made up a Crockpot full to bring to a work function and they were a hit. I especially look forward to the part where I get to tell people that they are made with turkey ...
Q: I went into my 17-year-old's bedroom to wake him this morning. After some urging, he eventually got up and then told me he hated me. What is the appropriate consequence for this sort of disrespect?
American Nurses Association members representing Liberty Regional Medical Center, Winn Army Community Hospital and Best Care Health Center joined Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday as he signed a proclamation recognizing May 6-12 as National Nurses Week.
BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System's Wellness on Wheels mobile health vehicle will provide screenings during April. Wellness on Wheels provides low-cost and free health screenings, first aid and preventative education to the community at health departments, industries and businesses, health fairs, churches and community events. Services available on the WOW include bone density, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, lab draws, flu shots, health education and more. Additional screenings provided are digital mammograms. ...
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