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Seniors compare Medicare drug plans

Local seniors received help Thursday navigating the intricacies of Medicare Part D's prescription drug program from U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's office and GeorgiaCares representatives. Kingston, R-Ga., sponsored a Medicare Part D workshop at Savannah Technical College's Liberty County campus on Airport Road.

December 10, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well

Researchers examine 'visual hiccups'

HOUSTON - Stare at a spinning ceiling fan for a while, and it will eventually - just for a moment - appear to spin in the opposite direction. Although this seems like the kind of visual hiccup that might be observed and just as quickly forgotten, the laboratory of Dr. David Eagleman recognizes glitches of visual perception as crucial for understanding the normal function of the brain.

December 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Dec. 1 set aside for HIV/AIDS awareness

The tragedy of AIDS, says Susan Alt, director of HIV services for the Coastal Health District, is it continues to spread here and worldwide even though it can be prevented.

November 29, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well

Column: Kids should pick own hobbies

Through my website, a parent recently asked if children who don't want to continue piano lessons should be forced to stay the course regardless. I answered that I don't approve, generally, of forcing children into activities they don't want to be in. Making a child continue in an activity he doesn't enjoy makes it less likely he will ever again express interest in anything for fear of being forced to continue if he discovers he doesn't like it. Where optional activities are concerned, childhood should be a time of fairly free-form experimentation.

November 24, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Residents roll up sleeves at drive-through clinic

It's that time of year again: flu season. In an effort to avoid the seasonal ailment, Liberty-area residents rolled up their sleeves Thursday at the county health department's drive-through vaccination clinic at Coastal EMC in Midway. Participants paid $25 for the shot that also is available at the health department for the same price.

November 19, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Living well

Wayne Memorial gets new surgeon

Dr. Robert M. Patacsil, a board certified general surgeon, has become the second new general surgeon in just over a year signed by Wayne Memorial Hospital.

November 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Wellness Chiropractic Group opens

Wellness Chiropractic Group recently opened its practice in Hinesville at 212 Fraser Drive and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony.

November 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

HIV rate still high along coast

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 1 million people are living with HIV in the United States. Twenty percent of those people living with HIV are unaware of their infection, according to

November 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Chiropractor opens new office

Liberty County Clinic of Chiropractic recently opened its new office at 951 E.G. Miles Parkway and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony.

November 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Nurses group honors St. Joseph/Candler

The American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program for excellence in nursing services again designated St. Joseph's/Candler as a Magnet hospital. It is one of only five in Georgia and 378 in the world.

November 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Drive-through clinic for vaccines, flu shot

One of the things I miss most about working at the health department is the interaction with the staff. And, oddly enough, I recently found myself feeling somewhat excluded when they didn't need me to help get ready for this year's drive-through immunization clinic.

November 10, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Gateway gets funding for leisure programs

Liberty County Gateway Behavioral Health Services Developmental Disability program enrollees soon will enjoy leisure activities thanks to Royal Waffle King in Hinesville. Gateway received $1,064 collected by Waffle King during its recent customer appreciation day.

November 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Goldenheirs hear of senior care options

Elise Stafford, administrator of Coastal Manor nursing home in Ludowici, spoke to Goldenheirs members about long-term care for seniors during the club's October meeting.

November 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Festival in Ludowici focuses on health

Attendees of the Long County Health Department's informational festival last week learned about services the department provides and programs available in the area.

November 05, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well

School discipline is thing of past

Q: Our son's fifth-grade teacher recently sent home notes to the effect that our little darling isn't paying attention and is missing homework assignments. When I asked what in-school consequences he receives, I was basically told that he receives none unless I specifically so request. In other words, unless teachers inform parents of problems (which doesn't reliably happen), the problems go unpunished. When I hear of a problem, privileges are taken away for a week or more, and my son knows that if he brings home a report card with a bad grade or behavior report, privileges ...

November 03, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

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Birth spacing linked to autism spectrum disorder

How far apart you space your pregnancies may affect your child's risk of autism, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics on ...

September 16, 2015 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well

New test determines a person’s ‘biological age’

LONDON — When it comes to predicting how long you have to live, you first have to figure out how well your body is aging.

September 16, 2015 | Jessica Ivins | Living well

Balancing exercise, sleep for weight-loss success

When thinking about fitness and getting in shape, people tend to focus on diet and exercise, but what about sleep? Burning calories is important when ...

September 16, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

Blood pressure study just may change your life

For years, physicians and researchers have searched for the magic number that would answer the question: What blood pressure should you be striving for?

September 16, 2015 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well

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