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Three-county group forms to exam area's healthcare

Health workers and other leaders from three counties toiled all day at Coastal EMC to improve the chances that Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties will share in $9.2 million in health care funding expected in the next two years.

May 06, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff Writer | Living well


Long County Health Department has health fair for kids

LUDOWICI - On April 10, the Long County Health Department had a health fair to promote Immunization Week, which begins on April 19.

May 02, 2008 | Mike Riddle | Living well


Donate blood and do Disney

The American Red Cross has set a blood drive for Friday at Liberty Regional Medical Center and you can make make your child's dreams come true by participating.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Health Department promotes immunizations

During National Infant Immunization Week, April 19-26, the Liberty County Health Department will provide goodie bags and simple quiz sheets to children receiving immunizations.

May 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Senator says clinic helping Long County

Georgia U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson became only the second sitting-senator to step foot on Ludowici soil when he recently visited the Diversity Health Center site in Long County.

April 26, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Climate change is impacting your health

National Public Health Week is April 7-13 and this year's theme is "Climate Change: Our Health in the Balance."

April 23, 2008 | Linda F. Ratcliffe Health advice | Living well


Week promotes immunization

During National Infant Immunization Week (April 19 - 26), the Liberty County Health Department will provide goodie bags and simple quiz sheets to all children being immunized.

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Caring Closet provides needed supplies to caregivers

April 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Two blood drives here April 18

The American Red Cross has set two blood drives in Liberty county for April 18, both at hospitals; Liberty Regional Medical Center from 1-6 p.m. and Winn Army Community Hospital from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

April 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Living with someone else's kidney

A Hinesville resident is proof of the advances made in medicine over recent years.

April 15, 2008 | Edith Anderson Contributing Writer | Living well


Rotarians hear of Alzheimer's

Stacy Floyd with the Coastal Georgia Regional Office of the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association spoke at The Hinesville Rotary Club meeting on March 25. The office serves 15 counties, including Liberty. Based on the 2000 census, 110,000 Georgians age 65 and older have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The association offers free services such as support groups, a 24-hour helpline, lending library of information about disease, and many more. For more information, call the regional office at (912) 920-2231, the 24-hour line at 1-800-272-3900, or visit www.alz.org/georgia/.

April 12, 2008 | Emily Peterson | Living well


Food to be distributed three days in April

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will distribute USDA surplus commodities to eligible residents April 16-18.

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Advanced Directive Workshop to be held at Liberty Regional Medical Center

Hospice Savannah and Liberty Regional Medical Center will present a workshop on advanced directives and selecting a healthcare agent on Monday, April 7.

April 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Clinic opens in Ludowici

LUDOWICI -- Area residents and state leaders recently attended the grand opening of the Diversity Health Center here.

April 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Free diabetes tests at hospital Tuesday

On Tuesday, the American Diabetes Association will "Sound the Alert" about diabetes and Liberty Regional Medical Center will respond.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


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Paying it foward with food and love

These days, many businesses say they're community-focused, and plenty are true to that claim. Being engaged with our neighbors is actually good business, because if a community isn't thriving and healthy, its businesses will struggle.

November 16, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


Art show inspired by injustice, hope

A show described as "a colorful passport to the world" is on display until January at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Exercise may reduce arthritis pain

BRUNSWICK - Physical movement is an effective way to relieve arthritis pain, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Yet arthritis often is one of the reasons people avoid physical activity.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Bryan EMS raises $1,000 to fight cancer

For the second year in a row, with the help from the community and partners, Bryan County Emergency Services raised awareness for breast cancer as well as $1,000 for a donation to Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia foundation.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Overly involved parents stunt kids development

Why are young adult children emancipating so much later than they did in 1970, when the average age of male emancipation - independent living, paying one's own bills - was 21?

November 16, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


5K benefits mental-health services

Seventy-two participants raced around Hinesville on Oct. 11 in the second annual Healthy Hinesville 5K to benefit local patients with mental-health problems and build awareness for the services that support them.

November 02, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Living well


Diabetes Awareness Day in Long County

Diabetes is a disease that sometimes can be forgotten. But in the United States alone, there are over 26 million people living with it and another 79 million who are at risk of being diagnosed with it.

November 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


Amerigroup farmers market at Regency Park

Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia brought an old-fashioned farmers market to the Hinesville Housing Authority's Regency Park Apartments last week.

November 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


'Aerobathon' showcases YMCA

The Liberty County Armed Services YMCA showed that it is more than just a gym and swim when it held an aerobathon earlier this month.

November 02, 2014 | By Michelle D. Golden Correspondent | Living well


New treatment for breast cancer

AUGUSTA - One of the first-known oncogenes has a protein partner that helps breast cancer proliferate, and when it's blocked, so is the cancer, scientists recently reported.

November 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Make healthy changes one small step at a time

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu offered this thought thousands of years ago.

November 02, 2014 | By Dr. Maria Malcolm Special to the Courier | Living well


Spanking not essential; can be effective

It's time once again for me to clarify my position on spanking. I arrived at this reluctant conclusion because twice in the last week, I've been informed that I believe in it, which is not exactly true.

November 02, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Pharmacy marking 30th anniversary

RICHMOND HILL - Richmond Hill Pharmacy will celebrate its 30th anniversary next week with giveaways of a Kindle Fire and $30 gift cards, free hot dogs, drinks and popcorn, as well as the annual sidewalk sale, Christmas open house and 11th annual health fair. During the celebration event, which is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 at 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill, pharmacists and staff will be present to answer questions and administer seasonal flu shots as well as pneumonia and shingles vaccines with a doctor's prescription.

November 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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