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 is at right, listening.
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
Here are some places to turn when you need help and support with health related issues:
Living Independence for Everyone Inc. helps people with disabilities by providing independent living-skills training and home modifications.
The March of Dimes Georgia Chapter awarded a grant to the Liberty County Health Department to support Healthy Hero Babies.
Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.
In a departure from the norm, the smoke blanketing the Hinesville area is not from burning on the Fort Stewart military reservation.
Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, recently announced H. Scott Kroell Jr. has been advanced to fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Following months of reaching out to the community, the Cider House has found two new allies in its effort to help Liberty County at-risk youth.
Earlier this month, Affiliated Computer Services confirmed a CD containing the personal data of 2.9 million Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids members was lost while being shipped from Georgia to Maryland.
With additional state funding no longer a possibility, the Diversity Health Center Board is working with the Georgia Office of Rural Health through the Georgia Department of Community Health to have the current state grant extended through fiscal year 2008.
The Liberty County Health Department recently has released its quarterly sanitation ratings for food-service establishment.
AUGUSTA - Every April LifeLink of Georgia, the organ procurement organization, along with the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and the transplant community across the country honor and pay tribute to the generosity of organ donors and their families.
Vaccine requirements have been expanded for children in Georgia. The Coastal Health District is working to educate parents, schools and daycares about the new requirements, which go into effect July 1.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 7, the Fort Stewart PX Refill Pharmacy will fill all new prescriptions from civilian providers in addition to continuing to serve as the primary refill prescription pick-up location. This change should decrease customers' wait time at the Winn Army Community Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy, which will continue filling prescriptions for patients seen at Winn ACH.
Dr. Mark Manocha of the Georgia Eye Institute held a ribbon cutting, grand opening and open house Sept. 24 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at 741 Weeping Willow Drive in Hinesville.
BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels (WOW) mobile health vehicle will provide screenings at several area locations in October. All mammograms require a physician's order. Insurance is accepted, and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.
October finally is here, and a little chill has crept into the air. Shut off the air conditioning, fling open the windows and let fall find its way inside. If you haven't already, go dig out the light jackets and the Halloween decor and get into the spirit.
Howard Family Dental recently announced that Dr. Sophia Khan joined their Hinesville practice.
A new Army Wellness Center officially opened at Fort Stewart this week with a ribbon cutting by 3rd Infantry Division and Stewart-Hunter Commander Maj. Gen. John "Mike" Murray, Winn Army Community Hospital and Stewart-Hunter Medical Activity Command Commander Col. Kirk Eggleston, Winn Preventative Medicine Chief Lt. Col. Shannon Ellis, Wellness Center Director Megan Amadeo and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center manager John Gaddy.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce last week welcomed a new doctor's office to Long County.
The weather still may feel like summer, but flu season is here, and it's never too early to get vaccinated.
In its first year, the Healthy Hinesville 5K Run/Walk event brought out almost 100 community members, including several groups, to support mental-health awareness. The Sept. 7 event, which fell on a beautiful, sunny morning, raised $2,205 for patients at Georgia Regional Hospital.
When I was growing up, the change of season from summer to fall meant many things. The air would start to turn chilly, the vibrant fall foliage would make an appearance, and apples were in abundant supply.
Fitness enthusiasts tested their strength during "The Rock," a powerlift and bench-press competition Saturday at the 4th Brigade Combat Team fitness center on Fort Stewart.
Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center hosted an aerobicthon and health fair late last month to educate the community on living a healthy lifestyle.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will have a health-care reform workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday in the board room at the chamber offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The class will discuss the Affordable Health Care Act and its impact on businesses. Guest speakers will include Lisette Villa of Liberty Tax, DeLisa Espada of Strategic Business Solutions and David Morris of Diversity Health Center. The class is free, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Email email@example.com or call 368-4445.
One bite of a peanut-butter sandwich can cause a child with severe allergies to break out in hives, have difficulty breathing or worse. A student with dairy allergies might suffer cramps and upset stomach following a sip of milk.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the new doctors of the Liberty Regional Medical Center at the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 19, at 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.