Since Vicki Smith became CEO of Diversity Health Center in March last year, she has seen the low-cost, nonprofit clinic become a more integral player in the region's health-care system. But to meet the growing needs of low-income, underinsured and uninsured residents of Liberty and Long counties, Smith and her team face a few challenges - challenges that seem daunting at first but are only a sign of the need for such a facility in the area.
With the public's wellness in mind, particularly that of area school children, Liberty County Health Department and Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, along with assistance from the public school system, collaborated on a flu shot clinic Wednesday at the health department in Hinesville.
The Liberty County Health Department will have an H1N1 vaccination clinic from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at the Liberty County Health Department, 1113 E. Oglethorpe Highway.
Dilemma of the week: A mom recently told me that her daughter's first piano recital had been scheduled for the same weekend as her college football team's bowl game. She got grannie to go to the recital and she and her husband went to the bowl game. Grannie apparently disapproved of the parents' decision, but stood in for them anyway. Mom asks, "Did I do the right thing?"
Kadi Hodges doesn't take the simple things in life for granted. She just wants to be like other teenagers who can run, swim and say a prayer without struggling for breath. And now that she's had a double lung transplant, her wishes may come true.
Some doses of the H1N1 vaccine that have been voluntarily recalled were administered to area children by local health departments.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Jack Kingston, R-1st Ga., announced recently that he will sponsor a series of workshops during the open enrollment season for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.
A toll-free 2009 H1N1 influenza information line is now up and running in the Coastal Health District. Residents can access general information on the H1N1 flu 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 1-888-497-8444.
Environmental Health Departments in Liberty, Bryan, Long and Effingham counties are participating in a survey to locate and identify residential septic tanks and drinking water wells near major bodies of water.
ATLANTA - The holidays are a time to spend with loved ones, and a time to reflect. People donate blood because they care. People donate blood because they want to help save lives. But most importantly, people donate blood because they can.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the summer months, parents act as sunscreen monitors, helping their kids have fun without suffering from dangerous burns.
Many people agree that traumatic events are turning points in their lives. These events often happen at the most unexpected times, and can be difficult to overcome. If you have experienced a traumatic event in the past, it is important to follow a few tips to help you maximize your recovery efforts and reclaim your life.
A Georgia Emergency Management Agency Search and Rescue Course was conducted April 25-26 at the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.
Summer months are a great time to get outdoors and stay active with a brisk walk or fun run.
Who says you can't do two things at once and do them both well?
Did you know that most diets fail within the first 72 hours? If you're going to start a diet and an exercise routine, it's important to ease into it - you don't want to overuse your muscles and run the risk of getting an injury - and you want to make sure you stick with it.
Nearly one in four teenagers are online "almost constantly," according to a recent report from Pew Research Center, but don't confuse this affinity for the Internet with being inactive. New research highlights how spending time online actually helps teens learn healthier habits.
When Haili Randall opened her arms to her first child, she also had to welcome in a whole lot of medical challenges.