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Festival in Ludowici focuses on health

Attendees of the Long County Health Department's informational festival last week learned about services the department provides and programs available in the area.

November 05, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well

School discipline is thing of past

Q: Our son's fifth-grade teacher recently sent home notes to the effect that our little darling isn't paying attention and is missing homework assignments. When I asked what in-school consequences he receives, I was basically told that he receives none unless I specifically so request. In other words, unless teachers inform parents of problems (which doesn't reliably happen), the problems go unpunished. When I hear of a problem, privileges are taken away for a week or more, and my son knows that if he brings home a report card with a bad grade or behavior report, privileges ...

November 03, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Wayne Memorial earns small hospital honor

Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup recently was named 2010 Small Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals at its 27th annual conference.

November 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Residents think pink to fight cancer

Richmond Hill residents and employees celebrated Think Pink Day on Friday by donning pink attire for breast cancer awareness.

November 01, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Living well

WACH to open clinic in Richmond Hill

Family members of active duty members stationed in and around Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will soon have more access to health care with the projected spring 2011 opening of an Army community-based primary care clinic in Richmond Hill. The clinic is among 17 clinics the Army is opening near 14 installations across the United States.

November 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Pharmacy offers services at health fair

Hinesville Pharmacy had its inaugural health fair on Oct. 7. Free blood pressure and glucose testing were offered, along with flu and pneumonia vaccinations and cholesterol testing.

October 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Get prescription information straight

Americans may be the most medicated people in the world, say statistics. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug daily, while one in six take 3 or more. That means trips to the pharmacy are commonplace and individuals need to get the facts before they drop off their next prescription.

October 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Health department vaccinating for flu

The flu - it's just a fever and cough, right? Wrong. Hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized because of the flu every year and an average of 36,000 people die from it. Is it really worth the gamble? Liberty County Health Department officials don't think so. The health department is now offering the flu vaccine, and everyone six months and older is encouraged to get it.

October 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Flu season means its time for shots

When it comes to keeping healthy during flu season, the proverbial ounce of prevention comes in a vaccine.

October 11, 2010 | Staff report | Living well

Luncheon focuses on health workers

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had its monthly Progress through People Luncheon on Sept. 23 at the CenturyLink 50x50 Building. The luncheon, sponsored by Liberty Regional Medical Center, featured five LRMC physicians: Dr. Seth A. Borquaye of Comprehensive OB/GYN Health Center, Dr. Christina M. Berenguer of Southeast Georgia Surgery, Dr. Bryan Ristow of Liberty Cardiology, Dr. Wumi Oguntunmibi of Coastal Medical Specialist in Lung and Critical Care PC and Dr. W. Stephen Tankersley of Coastal Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specialists.

October 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Survivor puts a face on cancer

Hinesville resident Jan Shearhouse Alexuk is an ordained minister, a college professor and a breast cancer survivor. The Rev. Alexuk, 60, was one of 10 area women selected to participate in the 2010 Voices & Faces of Breast Cancer Luncheon and Fashion Show last Saturday in Savannah. She and fellow survivors of various ages and backgrounds put a face on the disease, helping to raise public awareness.

October 01, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well

Fraser Center opens area for children

For those who have suffered through a traumatic event such as a car accident or a divorce, working through the associated emotional turmoil can be a lifelong personal challenge. And it may take more than time to heal a child's emotional wounds.

October 01, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Living well

Health professional lean importance of numbers

It is important for people of all ages to know their numbers - blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and body mass index. These numbers are important in determining a person's health status and any possible health risks.

September 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Protect yourself, family from the flu

Hasn't the weather lately been wonderful? Even the rainy days have been invigorating, leaving everything looking fresh, green and almost spring-like. It's hard to imagine that folks up north already are starting to experience cold weather and episodes of flu-like illnesses.

September 29, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Raccoon gives rabies to Long Co. dog

A companion dog that was not up to date on his rabies vaccination and got into a fight with a raccoon that tested positive for rabies has been placed under strict, six-month isolation. The altercation occurred in Long County. As a result, officials with the Environmental Health Division of the Liberty County Health Department encourage all residents to take proper precautions against rabies.

September 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

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Make the silent killer pay

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes was the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States in 2010 based on the 69,071 death ...

November 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Teen years don't cause sociopathic behavior

A recent caller to my syndicated radio show (Saturdays, 6 p.m. EST, American Family Radio) objected to advice I dispensed concerning a teenage girl ...

November 29, 2015 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

'Personalized medicine' helps some heart patients

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - In the weeks and months after a patient gets a heart stent, blood clots can pose a major threat to recovery. Now, University ...

November 29, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well

7 reasons you absolutely cannot afford to neglect your oral health

It is absolutely essential that you treat your oral health just as you would your overall health.

November 27, 2015 | Samuel Kwon FamilyShare | Living well

Staying healthy on Thanksgiving is a snap

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, but it can easily throw your children's healthy eating habits out the window. This year, don't ...

November 26, 2015 | By Mark Kishel | Living well

Four steps to address Thanksgiving food drama

Lizzie Post was born into an etiquette empire, but even she gets stressed out about hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

November 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Healthy living shows gratitude

As I made it to the top of a hillside near my home, I felt the need to stop — and it wasn’t for the ...

November 19, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

You can't talk yourself out of depression

As a recent college graduate with a solid GPA and an impressive resume, life was just getting started. I was a 25-year-old single woman with ...

November 19, 2015 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Living well

3 reasons why antidepressants are overprescribed and what you can do about it

Did you know mental health medications are the most prescribed class of drugs in America? In fact, Abilify (an antipsychotic) is the number one prescribed ...

November 16, 2015 | Paul Murdock FamilyShare | Living well

How writing can help veterans readjust to civilian life

When veterans are worried or stressed about acclimating to everyday life, they may just need a pen and paper to feel better, according to a ...

November 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Go nuts for good health

Let's go nuts. Go all out and get crazy nutty.

November 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Peach State Health offers cold, flu tips

What families should know to avoid the flu

November 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Compound may protect against macular degeneration

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - For macular degeneration patients, blurry vision emerges slowly as cells in and around the retina get damaged. Now, University of Florida Health researchers ...

November 15, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well

10 signs of endometrial cancer women shouldn’t ignore

You may have never heard of endometrial cancer, but it is actually the most common cancer of the reproductive system for women. Although it can ...

November 12, 2015 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

When worrying is good for you

Take heart, worry warts. Being anxious while awaiting important news, such as test results or a job offer, appears to be better for mental health ...

November 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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