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Local AARP members have mixed feelings about reform

Americans are clearly divided on the issue of health-care reform. The bill currently making its way through Congress is being closely monitored by many, whether they support the legislation or oppose it.

November 30, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Obesity, diabetes plague South

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a national survey that shows the Southeast has the highest rates of obesity and diabetes among its residents, compared with other regions of the country.

November 25, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Moms-to-be urged to get vaccine

Winn Army Community Hospital health care providers are encouraging pregnant mothers to get the H1N1 vaccine to protect themselves and their unborn children. Pregnant women are at high risk for contracting the swine flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

November 23, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


GeorgiaCares offers help with MedicareS drug plan

For Medicare beneficiaries, it's time for a checkup. Not necessarily the usual doctor-patient visit, but an analysis of Part D prescription drug plans and additional benefits that should be reviewed every year at this time.

November 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Medicare workshops set for area

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced recently that he will sponsor a series of workshops during the open enrollment season for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

November 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


A few H1N1 shots available Saturday

The Liberty County Health Department will be administering free H1N1 flu vaccines Saturday at a health fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Liberty Regional Medical Center, where residents can receive a variety of additional health services.

November 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Some TRICARE clients get free flu shots

TRICARE Prime, Standard and Extra beneficiaries can get their H1N1 flu vaccinations from network and non-network providers without paying a deductible or making a co-payment.

November 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Winn to get H1N1 vaccine in November

Winn Army Community Hospital announced recently the H1N1 vaccine would not be available to its beneficiaries until mid-November.

October 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Communnity members discus celiac disease

Glenda Spetter wouldn't have known she could benefit from a diet without wheat if not for her son. To help manage the symptoms of his autism, Spetter began making meals without gluten, the protein commonly found in wheat, rye, barley and related grains.

October 21, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Living well


Flu may be responsible for child's death

A Coastal Health District spokewoman confirmed Monday that a 4-year-old girl from Bryan County died of an "influenza-associated" illness Sunday in a Savannah hospital.

October 21, 2009 | Staff report Bryan County News | Living well


Flu apparently has claimed Bryan County child

A Coastal Health District spokeperson confirmed Monday that a 4-year-old girl from Bryan County died of an "influenza-related" illness Sunday in a Savannah Hospital.

October 19, 2009 | Special to the Courier Bryan County News | Living well


October is physical therapy month in Hinesville

On Oct. 1, Mayor James Thomas proclaimed October physical therapy month in Hinesville. Spine and Sport spokeswoman Jodi Laird joined Thomas as he signed a proclamation and said she was grateful for the recognition.

October 19, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospitals handling flu so far

According to Liberty Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Rene' Harwell, already this season there has been a significant increase in patients who have come to the hospital with the flu.

October 14, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


It's never too soon to talk to children about sex

October is the health department's "Let's talk" month, and the campaign encourages parents to talk to their children about sex and sexuality.

October 07, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Health department has H1N1 vaccines

The Liberty County Health Department has received 400 of 3,200 doses of the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine that were distributed Tuesday to eight coastal counties by the Coastal Health District.

October 07, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Living well


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Health care facilities expanding, improving

Community health-care facilities are expanding, and services are improving for civilians, veterans and military families. Medical facilities on and off post have seen growth in the past year, and more improvements are planned for this year.

January 25, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


'Sleeves Up' drive promotes blood donation

American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives in January during National Blood Donor Month through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospital brings new technology to Jesup

JESUP - Residents in Jesup and the surrounding communities now have one less reason to travel elsewhere for health care thanks to Wayne Memorial Hospital's addition of full-time cardiologist Dr. Gary Stern and an additional diagnostic tool, the cardiac CT.

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Palliative-care expert to speak in Savannah

SAVANNAH - A renowned palliative-care expert from Johns Hopkins is coming to Savannah at the end of the month as part of Hospice Savannah Inc. and The Steward Center for Palliative Care's seventh annual lecture series.

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Luncheon to discuss food labels

BRUNSWICK - What does it really imply if products are listed as all-natural or gluten-free? Which part of the label should consumers review first? What is the appropriate amount of beneficial nutrients?

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Ebola outlook improving in West Africa

January has been good to the global Ebola effort. Health officials report that the disease is slowing down in West Africa, as they offer an optimistic outlook for 2015.

January 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Simple tips to maintain discipline

Here we are in the new year, and if you're like most people, you've made resolutions to lose weight, eat better, get more exercise and generally take better care of yourself.

January 25, 2015 | By Christine Nyers Special to the Courier | Living well


LRMC nurse retires after 46 years of service

Willie Mae Jacobs, a Liberty County native and Liberty Regional Medical Center employee with nearly 50 years of nursing experience, recently celebrated her retirement with family and friends in the LRMC cafe.

January 11, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Living well


New year brings new hope for health

The holidays are meant to be a time of joy, renewal and togetherness. However, in the relations between people, there also can be less-than-positive interactions - even jealousy and anger. Sometimes, we don't take very good care of each other or ourselves.

January 11, 2015 | By Dr. Andrew Pleasant and Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


New pharmacist at Coastal Family of Pharmacies

Lisa Johnson Sommers of Richmond Hill recently joined The Coastal Family of Pharmacies and will split her time between two locations: Richmond Hill Pharmacy and Hinesville Pharmacy.

January 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Making health-care decisions for parents isn't easy

There are a few things that I always look forward to during the holiday season. Getting together with family is the first.

January 11, 2015 | By Rich DeLong Special to the Courier | Living well


Pets don't handle extra weight well

The holidays are a time of overindulgence. People often eat way too much, and frequently their pets are right there beside them.

January 11, 2015 | By Angie Denison Deseret News | Living well


Hand washing can help you stay healthy

One of the easiest, least expensive ways to stay healthy often is one of the most overlooked. Avoiding the common cold - or worse, the flu - can be as easy as washing your hands.

January 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Heating bill assistance available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. began assisting eligible households with their heating bills this week.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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