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SE Georgia to benefit from $4.3M grant

ATLANTA - One hundred adults in Southeast Georgia who are living with serious mental illness will benefit from a $4.3 million grant that will promote recovery and reduce their chances of relapsing after treatment. Over a two-year period, the Opening Doors to Recovery Project will focus on people who have experienced a mental-health crisis and returned to jail, prison, state hospitals or homelessness more than once a year.

July 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Family time trumps 'individual time'

Q: My husband and I have five kids ages 11, 10, 7, 5 and 22 months. I would love to keep activities to a minimum to give the kids more time to be kids, but I am finding that to be difficult. The two oldest are boys, and both are involved in scouting as well as music lessons. The girls, ages 7 and 5, are both involved in one dance class each, and the 7-year-old will start piano lessons in the fall, along with Girl Scouts once a month and a church group that meets twice a month. They all ...

June 30, 2010 | By John Rosemond | Living well


Vaccinate against rabies for family, pets

The Bryan County Health Department is encouraging all residents to take proper precautions against rabies.

June 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Regional health fair in the works

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will sponsor a community-wide health fair for members of Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Glynn, McIntosh, Tattnall and Wayne counties from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Glynn Place Mall in Brunswick. Organizers say the fair is designed to increase health awareness for the community through education and prevention.

June 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health Departments offers tips on staying cool

Summer may not officially begin until Monday, but there is no mistaking that Liberty County is in the middle of a pre-summer heat wave.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Doctors may be overtreating early cancers

WASHINGTON - D.J. Soviero wanted the least treatment that would beat back her small, early-stage breast cancer, but her first doctor insisted she had only one option: tumor removal followed by radiation and chemotherapy.

June 16, 2010 | By Lauran Neergaard AP | Living well


County marks HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

In the 30-plus years since HIV and AIDS became a nationwide panic, then a global epidemic, great strides have been made to protect and educate the public against the often-fatal virus.

June 14, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


Stroke prevention tests at church

Hinesville First United Methodist Church will host stroke-prevention tests conducted by Life Line Screening on Tuesday, July 20. Appointments are required. To schedule one, call 1-800-324-1851. The church is at 203 N. Main, next to the traffic circle. Call 368-2200 or e-mail hfumc@coastalnow.net

June 09, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Students get health snacks from sorority

June 09, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


LRMC's chief of cardiology: Diet, exercise keys to healthy heart

The Hinesville Rotary Club got a lesson in maintaining a healthy heart Tuesday, when Liberty Regional Medical Center's Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Bryan Ristow, spoke in mostly laymen's terms about reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

June 09, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Tales of alcohol abuse serve as warnings

Just a handful of parents, pre-teens and teenagers turned up Thursday night for an underage drinking town hall meeting sponsored by Youth Expressions Inc., a community-based after-school program for teens. However, director Cassandra Finley expressed confidence that "those who are here were supposed to be her e."

June 07, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


We Can work group gets updates in initiatives

Community leaders whose organizations are participating in the countywide We Can! health initiative met Tuesday to provide progress reports on how they're integrating the curriculum into community activities.

June 07, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


Stores urged to sell tobacco with caution

ATLANTA - In an effort to stop the sale of tobacco products to underage youth, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities has partnered with Synar to launch an aggressive new campaign that reminds retailers it's against the law to sell tobacco products to youth under the age of 18. DBHDD's campaign runs through June 12.

June 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospital trustees earn certification

Members of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County recently completed a 12-hour hospital authority training program run by the Fanning Institute, a unit of public service and outreach of the University of Georgia.

May 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


West Rehab opens new building

West Rehab & Sports Medicine recently relocated and celebrated its grand opening. Owners Brian and Becky West and their staff moved to 475 S. Main St. During the celebration, Chamber of Commerce members and supporters met the Wests, toured the new building and enjoyed refreshments.

May 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Jesup air ambulance crew earns honor

The Jesup Air Evac Lifeteam base recently was named the Region 3 Base of the Year, an honor presented for best exemplifying the company's mission, which includes community service, education and scene work. Region 3 consists of bases in Georgia, Alabama and parts of Tennessee.

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


Farmers market hitting its peak

The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market, which offers fresh food and products from 4-7 p.m. Thursdays through November, is now at the peak of its season.

August 24, 2014 | By Samantha Koss correspondent | Living well


Volunteers visit residents on family day

Coastal Manor hosted a family day for its residents Aug. 9 in Ludowici with help from the Hinesville Rotary Club and Fort Stewart's Medical and Dental Activity Command.

August 24, 2014 | By Samantha Koss Correspondent | Living well


Savannah hospital donates to Jesup fire fund

JESUP - St. Joseph's/Candler recently donated $5,000 to the Jesup Downtown Development Authority's fire fund, which was created to help businesses and employees after an Aug. 4 fire affected 25 percent of the downtown Jesup area.

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


Ludowici marks Community Health Week

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller recently signed a proclamation on behalf of the city council to declare Aug. 10-16 as National Community Health Center Week. Diversity Health Center CEO Daniel Rafferty made the initial request. Pictured, from left, are Mark Chesser, Gwen Davis, Kathy Phillips, Mary Hamilton, Fuller, Gwen Stewart, Earlene Joiner, Rafferty and Jim Fuller.

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


Fleming women's parties benefit community

Fourteen members of Daniel Baptist Church in Richmond Hill recently spent a rainy Saturday afternoon at a tea and canvas party hosted by Georgia Girl Art Paint Parties.

August 24, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Living well


Dental group donates to hospital foundation

Howard Family Dental recently pledged $150,000 to ensure that children of sick patients at St. Joseph's/Candler get the help and support they need during times of distress.

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


Happiness is choice everyone can make

One of the most popular songs to come along in the past year or so is "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. The first line of the song is "It might seem crazy what I'm about to say," and the chorus begins with "Because I'm happy." That's exactly how I feel.

August 24, 2014 | By Kathy Kurazawa Special to the Courier | Living well


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