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Community healthcare forum in Long County Jan. 22

In the last quarter of 2007, a healthcare consortium was formed for Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties. Funded by a Safety Net Planning Grant from the state Office of Rural Health, Georgia Department of Community Health, the consortium is assessing needs and having community forums in each of the counties. The assessments, data from consultants and studies from task groups will assist the consortium in planning a regional healthcare system. This plan, if selected by the state, could draw funding to this region to implement the plan.
Residents in Long County have an opportunity to share their healthcare concerns and ...

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


SIDS program aims to save infants

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) is launching a crib matching initiative to improve Georgia's infant mortality rate and to support healthy birth outcomes. The Crib Matching program will help reduce incidents of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by providing qualified families with safe sleep education and resources for children.

January 24, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Flu arrives in state

ATLANTA - The state Public Health Laboratory has recorded Georgia's first confirmed case of influenza for the 2007-2008 flu season.

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


State faces mental health worker shortage

With Georgia's healthcare industry currently facing a shortage of mental health professionals, members of the state House Mental Health Professionals Study Committee recently met with local health officials to get an idea of how the shortfall is affecting Liberty County.

January 19, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


State cancer summit reviews planning

ATLANTA - Key elements of the roadmap for cancer control in Georgia for the next five years will be presented and discussed at the Georgia Cancer Coalition's Cancer Summit, Jan. 14-15 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring St. in Atlanta.

January 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Winter brings flu, eye infections

Whether it's the low temperature and humidity facilitating the spread of viruses, or the fact that people spend more time cooped up together indoors, winter is the season for colds and flu. Experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Optometry advise those who catch a virus to avoid wearing contact lenses.

January 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


New health clinic opening

The new Diversity Health Center in Long County will begin taking limited walk-in clients at 10 a.m. on Jan. 3 in what administrators for the clinic are calling a "soft opening."

January 17, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


State ranks high in public health awareness

ATLANTA - Georgia got high marks in the fifth annual "Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Disease, Disasters and Bioterrorism" report released recently by Trust for America's Health.

January 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Toy safety is major concern this Christmas

ATLANTA - With the recent focus on toy safety and the holiday shopping season already in full swing, parents need to be aware of what they can do to make sure the gifts their children receive this year will not require a trip to the emergency room. Beyond poisoning from lead paint, some toys pose other dangers to children, including choking hazards and permanent vision loss.

January 07, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Georgians rank 11th for depression

ATLANTA - According to a national report recently issued by Mental Health America, Georgia ranks 11th in terms of depression, and 18th in suicide rates. "Ranking the States: An Analysis of Depression Across the States," provides a snapshot of the level of depression, from the healthiest states to the least, in addition to suicide rankings.

January 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Deployment increases mental health care demand

The Rev. Dr. Alan Baroody of The Fraser Center addresses members of the Rotary Club during their weekly meeting Nov. 27. He is a Presbyterian minister, pastoral counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist.

January 03, 2008 | Staff report | Living well


Millions with diabetes at risk for eye disease

More than six million Americans have diabetes and don't know it.

January 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health department releases eatery ratings

Food service establishments are inspected four times a year in Liberty County. 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 are from inspections performed by environmentalist of Liberty County Environmental Health Department. The county manager of the Environmental Health Department is Linus R. Woodard.

January 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Common childhood vaccine recalled

ATLANTA - More than a million doses of a common vaccine given to babies as young as 2 months were being recalled Wednesday because of contamination risks, but the top U.S. health official said it was not a health threat. A shortage of the widely used vaccine appeared possible, though.

December 29, 2007 | By Mike Strobbe Associated Press Writer | Living well


Alzheimer's association seeks help

The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter, Coastal Georgia Regional Office is seeking volunteers for assistance with administrative/clerical tasks, health fairs, special events, trainings, etc.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Cancer fighter can help battle pneumonia

AUGUSTA - The tip of an immune molecule known for its skill at fighting cancer also may help patients survive pneumonia, scientists report.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Savannah hospital named resource for gastric cancer

SAVANNAH - The Association of Community Cancer Centers recently selected the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center to serve as a community resource center in its Improving Quality Care in Gastric Cancer project.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Military retiree experiences transformation at local YMCA

Military retiree Leon Dingle recently experienced a transformation and feels like a new person now. He credits his success to getting in shape at the Liberty County Armed Services YMCA with his personal trainer, Joe Clark.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Blood drive contest advances to Round 3

The American Red Cross Battle of the Badges is back with Round 3. On Aug. 22, representatives from the local sheriff's office, police department, fire department and emergency medical service will battle it out to see who can recruit the most people in the community to donate blood.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Howard Family Dental expands team

Howard Family Dental recently added Army dentist Dr. Jennifer Hamilton to its team. She will join Dr. Thomas Cade at the practice's Hinesville location.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Make your walk into a true workout

Walking. We do it all the time. Most of us take walking for granted and don't think about it.

August 10, 2014 | By Jan McIntire with Sandy Haeger Special to the Courier | Living well


Groundbreaking kicks off construction of health center

Area officials broke ground last week for a new adult daytime health center in Ludowici.

August 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Living well


Fair Offers Healthy Resources to Families

Fort Stewart hosted an activities, information, registration and back-to-school fair July 24 to give military families and community members health-related information and free school supplies.

August 10, 2014 | Sammantha Koss | Living well


SouthCoast Medical Group is now SouthCoast Health

The Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group officially has re-branded as SouthCoast Health.The change will be reflected in the organization's name, logo, website and overall visual identity.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Surgeon brings much experience to region

Dr. Thomas Chasse is moving from Maine to Southeast Georgia to join Wayne Memorial and St. Joseph's/Candler Physician Specialty Associates.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


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