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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


Historic trek tells school's story

Walkers, runners, bicyclists, fam-ilies and children all participated in the 14th annual Walk to Dorchester on Saturday to re-enact the historic 9.2-mile walk to Dorchester Academy that many African-American students once made regularly in order to attain a high-school education.

June 30, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Be proactive with immunizations

Students will be going back to school in less than two months, and health-department officials in Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties are encouraging parents to be proactive about getting required immunizations for children.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


West Rehab adds occupational therapist

SAVANNAH - West Rehab & Sports Medicine - a provider of physical therapy, sports medicine and personal training services headquartered in Savannah - recently hired Meghan Moore as a registered and licensed occupational therapist, OTR/L, at the company's Hinesville and Richmond Hill locations.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Bone & Joint Institute moves clinic

BAXLEY - The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia recently moved its Baxley Satellite Clinic to a new location - 1093 W. Parker St., suite A - offering the convenience of on-site X-rays and allowing patients more direct, personal contact with their BJISG physicians.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


New rehab hospital going up in Savannah

SAVANNAH - Memorial Health has formed a strategic partnership with HealthSouth Corporation to build a 50-bed freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Savannah.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


TRICARE expanding lab tests

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - TRICARE is expanding its coverage of laboratory-developed tests under a new demonstration program.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


State stepping up fight of elder abuse

ATLANTA - In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which was recognized June 15, the Department of Human Services' Division of Aging Services is encouraging Georgians to learn about warning signs of elder abuse and help raise awareness about the abuse of older adults and people with disabilities.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Summer faves with health twists

Summer in Savannah means sometimes-annoying heat and humidity, but it also brings the fun of picnics, backyard parties and family barbecues. Like many Southern traditions, food is front and center - and plentiful. Food is love, and friends and family are love, so more food for friends and family is often deemed better.

June 29, 2014 | By Kim Floyd, M.Ed., R.D., L.D. and Joycelyn Cornthwaite, M.S., R.D., L.D., CDE and Kelly Shannon Special to the Courier | Living well


Stay calm while potty training toddler

Q: My 26-month-old daughter will go on the potty happily every hour when told - we're using your potty-bell method and it's working extremely well - and produces every time. As a result, she's having very few, if any, wee incidents. However, we still have to catch her before an impending bowel movement - she usually begins releasing gas - and rush to get her to the potty. She will sit and poop on the potty, but at day care - 3 days a week - they can't watch her every second, and therefore she often poops in her pants there. How ...

June 29, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Fundraiser for children's unit at Memorial

SAVANNAH - The Next Generation, a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center, will host its first summer soirée, a signature fundraising gala, at 7:30 p.m. July 18 at the Savannah Yacht Club.

June 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Long Board of Health approves 2015 budget

The Long County Board of Health recently approved $460,000 for its fiscal-year 2015 budget.

June 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | 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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