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West Nile reported in Albany area

ALBANY -- Officials from the Southwest Georgia Public Health District say lab tests have confirmed three human cases of West Nile virus in the Albany area.

November 05, 2008 | Associated Press | Living well


Doctor's departure leaves hospital board vacancy

Liberty County was left without an orthopedist Oct. 16 when Dr. Christopher Vaughn closed Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

November 01, 2008 | By Alena Parker` Staff writer | Living well


Health dept. urges parents, teens to talk

Having "the talk" with teenagers has never been easy. But in today's society of Internet blogs and social Web sites where misinformation is rampant, getting the facts out to teens is more important than ever.

October 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


GeorgiaCares help with drug plans

ATLANTA - The GeorgiaCares State Health Insurance Assistance Program is helping Medicare recipients make informed decisions about which prescription drug and Advantage plan options are best for them.

October 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Is pooly microwaved food making you sick?

OMAHA, Neb. - Zapping frozen meals in the microwave may be fast and easy, but it also can make you sick if it's not done properly.

October 23, 2008 | Associated Press | Living well


Vaccination clinics continue in Liberty

The Liberty County Health Department began giving influenza and

October 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


ER doctor at Liberty Regional fined

The state medical board has reprimanded and fined a physician at Liberty Regional Medical Center in connection with the 2004 case in which a 40-year-old woman died while awaiting discharge.

October 21, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Living well


UGA Extension program gets people moving

ATHENS - More than 3,000 Georgians exercised their way across the state this spring. The miles were logged by participants in the Walk Georgia program, which challenged Georgians to engage in physical activity and log their progress. Registration for the fall program ended Sept. 14, and the program will run until Nov. 1.

October 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Flu shots set in Long County

LUDOWICI - No one likes being sick. So how can you protect yourself? Get a flu shot.

October 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


LRMC marks rehabilitation week

Liberty Regional Medical Center is joining the celebration of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week from Sept. 21–26.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Red Cross offers donors relief at pump

ATLANTA - Summer generally brings to mind backyard barbecues and family vacations, but record-high gas prices have put a damper on summer travel plans for many families. The American Red Cross hopes its summer promotion will provide three lucky blood donors a little relief at the pump. Everyone who presents to donate blood or platelets between July 1 and Sept. 30, can enter to win one of three $1,000 gas cards as part of its "Save a Life and See America" promotion.

October 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Rabies vaccine shortage prompts warnings

A nationwide shortage of rabies vaccine has prompted the Liberty and Long county health departments to encourage all residents to take serious precautions against contracting rabies.

October 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Flu shots draw reaction

ATLANTA - It's going to be a little harder to get a flu shot at some Georgia pharmacies this season.

September 30, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Living well


Grand jury updates hospital questions

The February term grand jury is concerned about Liberty Regional Medical Center, as was the previous grand jury … and the one before that.

September 27, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Living well


Grant to help hospital expand obstetrics

Liberty Regional Medical Center has been granted a $189,677 healthcare facilities grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

September 19, 2008 | Staff report | Living well


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Toddler's heart transplant celebrated

When local toddler Brynslet Sellers got a new heart last week, her family members weren't the only ones celebrating a milestone.

October 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospital calls girl's transplant a milestone

ATLANTA ̶ The Heart Transplant Program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta reached a milestone early Monday, performing its 300th heart transplant since the program's inception in 1988. The milestone recipient, 2-year-old Brynslet Sellers from Screven had been waiting on the transplant list and living at the hospital's Egleston campus since March.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Shoot to Kill Cancer takes on disease

The second annual Shoot to Kill Cancer Sporting Clays Fun Shoot last weekend in Midway benefited the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the annual Light the Night Walk in Savannah. All proceeds from the fundraiser went to support blood-cancer research. The fun shoot and the Light the Night Walk are designed to drum up awareness for survivors and support for the families of those who've lost their battles with blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

September 21, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Help yourself with health literacy

The door opens, and at last you're face-to-face with the health professional - a doctor, nurse or physician's assistant - you've been nervously waiting to see. You're not feeling well, and you are worried about your health. You want answers. What you may not realize is that you're not the only person in the room with problems.

September 21, 2014 | By Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D Special to the Courier | Living well


ASU professor recognized for work

SAVANNAH - Douglas E. Masini, Ed.D., head of Armstrong State University's Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Department, recently was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. Masini, who also serves as Armstrong's respiratory therapy program coordinator, is one of only four non-physicians to be selected for the honor.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Red Cross app makes donating easier

The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palms of people's hands.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Glynn, Camden hospitals tout economic impact

BRUNSWICK - Southeast Georgia Health System hospitals in Glynn and Camden counties generated more than $533 million in revenue for the local and state economies, according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state's largest hospital trade association.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Protein appears to fight arthritic bone loss

AUGUSTA - A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers report.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Activity ideas help kids stay fit

AUGUSTA - A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers report.

September 21, 2014 | By Merliee Kern Special to the Courier | Living well


Girls Night Out encourages mammograms

JESUP - On Tuesday and Thursday evenings in October, Wayne Memorial Hospital will host Girls Night Out as a part of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women to have their annual mammograms.

September 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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