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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


Hospice offers many benefits

While national surveys show the general public is often unaware of the hospice benefit available to them and their loved ones, cultural beliefs about death and dying also play a factor in delaying referring terminal patients to hospice.

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


Teens warned of continuing danger of AIDS

The Nu Rho Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority recognized World AIDS Day Saturday by holding a two-hour WAD program featuring local youth performers, including the Silent Praise group from Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, the Midway Chorus and the Midway Step Team.

December 20, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Blood drive at hospital Dec. 21

With blood donations at such low levels that the Red Cross can currently supply only one fourth of Georgia hospitals' demand for blood, an urgent call for donors has been issued by the humanitarian organization.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Classes on eating healthy

America has a population of more than 300 million people. This country's population is a melting pot from varied races and cultures.

December 20, 2007 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Living well


Obesity rates believed to be leveling off

ATLANTA -- Obesity rates in U.S. women seem to be staying level, and the rate in men may be hitting a plateau now, too, according to a new government report released Wednesday.

December 14, 2007 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press Medical Writer | Living well


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Jesup air ambulance crew earns honor

The Jesup Air Evac Lifeteam base recently was named the Region 3 Base of the Year, an honor presented for best exemplifying the company's mission, which includes community service, education and scene work. Region 3 consists of bases in Georgia, Alabama and parts of Tennessee.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Farmers market hitting its peak

The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market, which offers fresh food and products from 4-7 p.m. Thursdays through November, is now at the peak of its season.

August 24, 2014 | By Samantha Koss correspondent | Living well


Volunteers visit residents on family day

Coastal Manor hosted a family day for its residents Aug. 9 in Ludowici with help from the Hinesville Rotary Club and Fort Stewart's Medical and Dental Activity Command.

August 24, 2014 | By Samantha Koss Correspondent | Living well


Savannah hospital donates to Jesup fire fund

JESUP - St. Joseph's/Candler recently donated $5,000 to the Jesup Downtown Development Authority's fire fund, which was created to help businesses and employees after an Aug. 4 fire affected 25 percent of the downtown Jesup area.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Ludowici marks Community Health Week

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller recently signed a proclamation on behalf of the city council to declare Aug. 10-16 as National Community Health Center Week. Diversity Health Center CEO Daniel Rafferty made the initial request. Pictured, from left, are Mark Chesser, Gwen Davis, Kathy Phillips, Mary Hamilton, Fuller, Gwen Stewart, Earlene Joiner, Rafferty and Jim Fuller.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Fleming women's parties benefit community

Fourteen members of Daniel Baptist Church in Richmond Hill recently spent a rainy Saturday afternoon at a tea and canvas party hosted by Georgia Girl Art Paint Parties.

August 24, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Living well


Dental group donates to hospital foundation

Howard Family Dental recently pledged $150,000 to ensure that children of sick patients at St. Joseph's/Candler get the help and support they need during times of distress.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Happiness is choice everyone can make

One of the most popular songs to come along in the past year or so is "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. The first line of the song is "It might seem crazy what I'm about to say," and the chorus begins with "Because I'm happy." That's exactly how I feel.

August 24, 2014 | By Kathy Kurazawa Special to the Courier | Living well


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