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Three-county group forms to exam area's healthcare

Health workers and other leaders from three counties toiled all day at Coastal EMC to improve the chances that Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties will share in $9.2 million in health care funding expected in the next two years.

May 06, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff Writer | Living well


Long County Health Department has health fair for kids

LUDOWICI - On April 10, the Long County Health Department had a health fair to promote Immunization Week, which begins on April 19.

May 02, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Living well


Donate blood and do Disney

The American Red Cross has set a blood drive for Friday at Liberty Regional Medical Center and you can make make your child's dreams come true by participating.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Health Department promotes immunizations

During National Infant Immunization Week, April 19-26, the Liberty County Health Department will provide goodie bags and simple quiz sheets to children receiving immunizations.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Senator says clinic helping Long County

Georgia U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson became only the second sitting-senator to step foot on Ludowici soil when he recently visited the Diversity Health Center site in Long County.

April 26, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Climate change is impacting your health

National Public Health Week is April 7-13 and this year's theme is "Climate Change: Our Health in the Balance."

April 23, 2008 | Linda F. Ratcliffe Health advice | Living well


Week promotes immunization

During National Infant Immunization Week (April 19 - 26), the Liberty County Health Department will provide goodie bags and simple quiz sheets to all children being immunized.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Caring Closet provides needed supplies to caregivers

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Two blood drives here April 18

The American Red Cross has set two blood drives in Liberty county for April 18, both at hospitals; Liberty Regional Medical Center from 1-6 p.m. and Winn Army Community Hospital from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Living with someone else's kidney

A Hinesville resident is proof of the advances made in medicine over recent years.

April 15, 2008 | Edith Anderson Contributing Writer | Living well


Rotarians hear of Alzheimer's

Stacy Floyd with the Coastal Georgia Regional Office of the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association spoke at The Hinesville Rotary Club meeting on March 25. The office serves 15 counties, including Liberty. Based on the 2000 census, 110,000 Georgians age 65 and older have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The association offers free services such as support groups, a 24-hour helpline, lending library of information about disease, and many more. For more information, call the regional office at (912) 920-2231, the 24-hour line at 1-800-272-3900, or visit www.alz.org/georgia/.

April 12, 2008 | Emily Peterson | Living well


Food to be distributed three days in April

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will distribute USDA surplus commodities to eligible residents April 16-18.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Advanced Directive Workshop to be held at Liberty Regional Medical Center

Hospice Savannah and Liberty Regional Medical Center will present a workshop on advanced directives and selecting a healthcare agent on Monday, April 7.

April 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Clinic opens in Ludowici

LUDOWICI -- Area residents and state leaders recently attended the grand opening of the Diversity Health Center here.

April 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Free diabetes tests at hospital Tuesday

On Tuesday, the American Diabetes Association will "Sound the Alert" about diabetes and Liberty Regional Medical Center will respond.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | 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


Area flight ambulance wins award

The Jesup Air Evac Lifeteam base, which provides air medical service and access to health care for those who live in medically underserved areas, recently was selected as the company's national base of the year. Senior Program Director Donald Mixon and members of the crew accepted the award at a national banquet Sept. 6 in St. Charles, Missouri.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health dept. employee wins service award

Jonell Bacon-Seward, an employee at the Liberty County Health Department and a clerk for Women, Infants, and Children, recently won the 2014 WIC Customer Service Award for the Coastal Health District.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Gateway opening clinic in Pembroke

Working in conjunction with Bryan County and the Bryan County Family Connection, Gateway Behavioral Health Services recently launched mental-health and addictive-disease treatment services for children and adults in Bryan County.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Schools team up on pharmacy program

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University and South University are entering into a partnership designed to help local students pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree without having to leave the Savannah area.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Movement dedicated to healthy people

I've lived in Savannah for just over 10 years, and I feel really grounded in the city because I'm out and about frequently, riding my bike, walking, visiting the Forsyth Farmers Market or taking a break in one of our city's beautiful squares.

October 05, 2014 | By Paula Kreissler Special to the Courier | Living well


GSU nursing school has first coat ceremony

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University School of Nursing recently was chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first white coat ceremonies.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Back-to-school virus making rounds

The leaves have yet to change color, but there's already a virus circulating this fall that has sent children in 21 states to the hospital with severe respiratory illness.

October 05, 2014 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Parenting can cause negative behavior

I've spoken at several conferences in the past year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was that features of the so-called teenage brain are largely responsible for the self-centered, irrational, moody, rebellious behavior now associated with adolescence.

October 05, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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