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World AIDS Day sheds light on disease

A public information campaign promoting HIV testing in the United States recently won the 2008 National Public Service Announcements Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Created by the Kaiser Family Foundation, HBO, the National Basketball Association and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, the winning PSA encourages viewers to get tested using famous people in a spectular promotion.

December 18, 2008 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


FDA finds traces of melamine in formula

Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe.

The Food and Drug Administration said last month it was unable to identify any melamine exposure level as safe for infants, but a top official said it would be a "dangerous overreaction" for parents to stop feeding infant formula to babies who depend on it.

December 11, 2008 | By Martha Mendoza and Justin Pritchard Associated Press writers | Living well


Benefits of exercise praised

In an era of national uncertainty and instability when it comes to insurance and healthcare costs, Dr. Daniel Cooke's presentation last week to Hinesville Rotarians concerning the health benefits of exercise couldn't be more timely.

December 09, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Hospital getting new filing system

Liberty Regional Medical Center will soon be installing an electronic filing system that officials hope will be more efficient than the current system.

December 09, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Restaurant sanitation scores from mid-October

Every eating establishment in the county is inspected and receives letter and number grade. 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 and grade are from inspections performed by environmentalist of Liberty County Environmental Health Department. The county manager of the Environmental Health Department is Linus R. Woodard.

December 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


State hopes to head off lead from trashed TVs

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health is partnering with the Georgia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, the Georgia Recycling Coalition and others to promote reusing and recycling analog televisions which will be replaced due to the digital TV transition in February.

December 04, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Free diabetes tests at Liberty Regional

American Diabetes Month is a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of proper diabetes control.

November 20, 2008 | Staff report | Living well


Food Lion offering flu shots

Food Lion stores have partnered with Maxim Health Systems to make flu shots available to customers this fall. The program aims to increase the number of people who get vaccinated, a step determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the single most effective way to prevent flu.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health officials warn of lead poisoning

Coastal Health District encourages parents and caregivers in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties to do all they can to keep children from being exposed to lead.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Officials practice reacting to pandemic

In addition to staging its signature drive-through flu immunization clinics, the Liberty County Health Department partnered with Fort Stewart last week to plan, set up and run a point of distribution exercise in case the need to respond to a pandemic ever arises.

November 20, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


LRMC dedicates new mamography suite

From pink balloons to pink punch, the Liberty Regional Medical Center foyer was decked out Monday during a dedication for the hospital's renovated mammography suite.

November 15, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Two physicians address LRMC blue ribbon panel

The panel looking into Liberty Regional Medical Center heard some emphatic viewpoints from two local physicians, Dr. Seth Borquaye and Dr. Glenn Carter, at its meeting last week.

November 15, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Living well


DHR hopes to keep Georgians healthy with heating help

ATLANTA - As the colder winter months approach, the Georgia Department of Human Resources will once again help Georgians struggling to keep up with the cost of heating their homes.

November 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Can't afford to get sick?

It's a bad time to get sick. As if home foreclosures and plummeting stocks weren't bad enough, healthcare experts say current trends indicate an inability in patients to pay medical bills, thanks to a struggling economy.

November 08, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Physician speaks about risks, symptoms, surviving

During the third annual breast cancer awareness luncheon Monday at Liberty Regional Medical Center, only one woman raised her hand when speaker Dr. Zorana Sifford asked the crowd of about 30 if anyone had personally battled breast cancer.

November 08, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


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Winn working toward baby-friendly designation

Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital is on its way to achieving a coveted baby-friendly designation. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program launched in 1991, encourages hospitals to offer the best care for new families and encourage breast-feeding. To achieve the program's baby-friendly designation, hospitals must successfully implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

October 19, 2014 | By Dr. Maj. Amber McCusker Special to the Courier | Living well


New CEO at primary care center

J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide affordable health-care services to the Savannah community, recently promoted Dr. Michael Adams to chief medical officer.

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


Friends are good medicine

At Canyon Ranch Institute, a short quote on the wall of the offices serves as a call to action. One of the CRI team members heard it at a reunion many years ago, and it stuck with us: "Friends are medicine."

October 19, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospice's silent auction aids services

The Miniature Masterpieces art show will hang in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery as part of the annual fall show and silent auction.

October 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Red Cross hopes donating becomes habit

The American Red Cross likes to remind eligible donors that it's never too late - or too early - to make blood donation a lifelong habit.

October 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health department has flu vaccine

The Liberty County Health Department now has flu vaccines available through injection and nasal spray for $28.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


GSU officials discuss infections diseases

STATESBORO - Members of the Georgia Southern University Pandemic Influenza and Emergency Infectious Disease Committee met last week to discuss community and campus preparedness and response related to infectious diseases such as the ebola virus and influenza.

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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