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Lead poisoning prevention class

With so many recent toy recalls due to lead-based paint and materials, parents may be eyeing their child's toybox with anxiety. Often, they look to nurses, environmentalists, and the health department for answers. That's why the Coastal Health District is offering a free lead poisoning workshop called "Lead Poisoning: The Silent Epidemic." The workshop will be held Oct. 26 and is open to area nurses, environmentalists, and other health professionals who want a better understanding of lead and how it impacts children.

October 25, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Breast cancer awareness week in Ludowici

Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren signed has proclaimed Oct. 15-19 as Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Week.

October 25, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Prepare now for flu season

At first, it's just a feeling that creeps up on you, that achy and tired sensation. Then it hits you.the sore throat, fever and chills. You suddenly realize this horrible feeling is the flu.

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


Drive-through immunizations Wednesday

The Liberty County Health Department will host a drive-through immunization clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

October 18, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Free clinic for women in Ludowici

The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels vehicle will make its Long County debut during the Women's Day on Macon Street at the Long County Health Department, 57 North Macon, St., Ludowici.

October 16, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Wound Care Center opens in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK - Patients in need of outpatient rehabilitation or wound-care services now have a convenient location for treatment without having to travel far from home.

October 11, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Spanish class for health-care professionals

Infants can develop iron-deficiency anemia unless they are breastfed or drink iron-fortified bottle formula for their first 12 months.

October 11, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Long Co. nurse manager named

The Long County Health Department has a new nurse manager.

October 11, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Men not immune to many forms of cancer

There are more than 100 different types of cancer in the United States and men have a 50 percent chance of developing some type of the disease during their lifetime.

October 11, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Bat at middle school found to be rabid

A Walker Middle School teacher found a dead bat Sept 6 on the ground near a sidewalk on campus, according to Coastal Health District/Long County Health Department Director Dr. W.D. Skelton,.

October 06, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


Study links housing to care sought by HIV patients

An assistant professor at Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health is among a group of national researchers who link adequate housing to the health and care of people living with the human immunodeficiency virus.

October 04, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Blood drives set in area

Here are some upcoming blood drives in our area:

October 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


State sees two more West Nile cases

LAWRENCEVILLE - Two more cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Georgia this week, keeping the state - like the rest of country - on pace to have its worst season in years.

September 28, 2007 | Associated Press | Living well


Jesup opens hospital

JESUP - The Wayne County Hospital held a grand opening Sunday. The event was deemed a great success, and had around 800 people come out to take part in the festivities.

September 27, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


Smoking aggravates acid reflux disease

Just about everyone knows smoking is a significant risk factor for many health problems including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, but most don't realize smoking can cause your esophageal sphincter to relax and stimulate stomach acid resulting in gastroesophageal reflux disease.

September 27, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


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Fair Offers Healthy Resources to Families

Fort Stewart hosted an activities, information, registration and back-to-school fair July 24 to give military families and community members health-related information and free school supplies.

August 10, 2014 | Sammantha Koss | Living well


SouthCoast Medical Group is now SouthCoast Health

The Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group officially has re-branded as SouthCoast Health.The change will be reflected in the organization's name, logo, website and overall visual identity.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Surgeon brings much experience to region

Dr. Thomas Chasse is moving from Maine to Southeast Georgia to join Wayne Memorial and St. Joseph's/Candler Physician Specialty Associates.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


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