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Hand washing, a good habit to practice

Despite the proven benefits of hand washing, too many people don't practice this habit as often as they should - even after they've used the bathroom.

December 11, 2007 | By Linda Ratclife Contributing Writer | Living well


Keep holiday meals safe

Although most food-borne disease outbreaks don't normally occur during the holidays, the types of foods used and food practices during that time can increase the risk for food-borne illness.

November 29, 2007 | By Linda Ratclife Correspondent | Living well


July-September restaurant scores

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.

November 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Two staph cases found in schools here

Two cases of MRSA have been identified in the Liberty County schools, officials announced this afternoon. The schools affected are Bradwell Institute and Joseph Martin Elementary.

November 29, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Living well


Salad dressing recalled

The Kroger Co. is recalling Kroger brand 16 oz. Light Caesar Salad Dressing with a Sell By date of May 09 08, a code of SA7221 and a UPC number: 0 11110-71765 8 on the back label.

November 27, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Bid for a cancer cure

The Liberty County Health Department recently hosted a successful silent auction benefit to support the Southeast Georgia Affiliate of the Komen Foundation for the Cure, which works to prevent, treat and cure breast cancer.

November 27, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


No staph cases confirmed here

Staph infections, like rumors, can spread widely under certain circumstances.

November 27, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Living well


LRMC aims to enhance service

Liberty Regional Medical Center staff is taking a look at how they operate and how the institution is viewed by the community.

November 27, 2007 | By Pat Watkins Web editor | Living well


Long Health Department hires nurse

Long County resident Angela Hartley recently joined the staff of the Long County Health Department.

November 24, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hypnosis may help people change habits

Experts say it takes 21 days for people to form or change a habit.

November 24, 2007 | By Alena Parker Courier Intern | Living well


Study weighs fat links to cancer

CHICAGO -- Being 25 pounds overweight doesn't appear to raise your risk of dying from cancer or heart disease, says a new government study that seems to vindicate Grandma's claim that a few extra pounds won't kill you.

November 21, 2007 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press Medical Writer | Living well


Tips on breathing easier

Babysitters caring for children with asthma need extra preparation for a safe, uneventful evening while parents are away, according to the American Lung Association - Southeast Region.

November 15, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Coastal Manor earns national award

Coastal Manor was awarded My InnerView's Excellence in Action award, a national award recognizing the nursing home's commitment to quality.

November 15, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Drive-through clinic is shot in arm

The Liberty County Health Department recently conducted a "drive-thru flu clinic" in James A. Brown Park at the Shuman Recreation Center to test how local health and emergency services would coordinate to provide mass vaccines in the event of a pandemic flu crisis.

November 10, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Health district worker honored

She works every day to help students live healthier lives, and now Marsha Pierce is receiving recognition for her efforts.

November 08, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Winn working toward baby-friendly designation

Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital is on its way to achieving a coveted baby-friendly designation. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program launched in 1991, encourages hospitals to offer the best care for new families and encourage breast-feeding. To achieve the program's baby-friendly designation, hospitals must successfully implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

October 19, 2014 | By Dr. Maj. Amber McCusker Special to the Courier | Living well


New CEO at primary care center

J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide affordable health-care services to the Savannah community, recently promoted Dr. Michael Adams to chief medical officer.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Friends are good medicine

At Canyon Ranch Institute, a short quote on the wall of the offices serves as a call to action. One of the CRI team members heard it at a reunion many years ago, and it stuck with us: "Friends are medicine."

October 19, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospice's silent auction aids services

The Miniature Masterpieces art show will hang in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery as part of the annual fall show and silent auction.

October 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Red Cross hopes donating becomes habit

The American Red Cross likes to remind eligible donors that it's never too late - or too early - to make blood donation a lifelong habit.

October 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health department has flu vaccine

The Liberty County Health Department now has flu vaccines available through injection and nasal spray for $28.

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


GSU officials discuss infections diseases

STATESBORO - Members of the Georgia Southern University Pandemic Influenza and Emergency Infectious Disease Committee met last week to discuss community and campus preparedness and response related to infectious diseases such as the ebola virus and influenza.

October 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Area flight ambulance wins award

The Jesup Air Evac Lifeteam base, which provides air medical service and access to health care for those who live in medically underserved areas, recently was selected as the company's national base of the year. Senior Program Director Donald Mixon and members of the crew accepted the award at a national banquet Sept. 6 in St. Charles, Missouri.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health dept. employee wins service award

Jonell Bacon-Seward, an employee at the Liberty County Health Department and a clerk for Women, Infants, and Children, recently won the 2014 WIC Customer Service Award for the Coastal Health District.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Gateway opening clinic in Pembroke

Working in conjunction with Bryan County and the Bryan County Family Connection, Gateway Behavioral Health Services recently launched mental-health and addictive-disease treatment services for children and adults in Bryan County.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Schools team up on pharmacy program

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University and South University are entering into a partnership designed to help local students pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree without having to leave the Savannah area.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Movement dedicated to healthy people

I've lived in Savannah for just over 10 years, and I feel really grounded in the city because I'm out and about frequently, riding my bike, walking, visiting the Forsyth Farmers Market or taking a break in one of our city's beautiful squares.

October 05, 2014 | By Paula Kreissler Special to the Courier | Living well


GSU nursing school has first coat ceremony

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University School of Nursing recently was chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first white coat ceremonies.

October 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Back-to-school virus making rounds

The leaves have yet to change color, but there's already a virus circulating this fall that has sent children in 21 states to the hospital with severe respiratory illness.

October 05, 2014 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Parenting can cause negative behavior

I've spoken at several conferences in the past year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was that features of the so-called teenage brain are largely responsible for the self-centered, irrational, moody, rebellious behavior now associated with adolescence.

October 05, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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