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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


Flu shots offered to military, dependents

With the annual flu season right around the corner, officials with Winn Army Community Hospital are reminding military family members and retirees to get vaccinated.

November 01, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Ludowici helping to fight breast cancer

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

November 01, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Eating right is aim of course

Do you want to learn how to save money? Shop for the best food buys? How about finding out if the food you buy is nutritious or not. You can learn these things and earn a certificate from the University of Georgia and the only cost is your time. Contact Alexzine Goosby at your local county extension office at 876-2133 or by email: uge3179@ uga.edu

November 01, 2007 | Liberty County Extension Office | Living well


Couple working toward new MS treatment

Eileen Park of Hinesville is ready for the day when she can feel normal again. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1990, she is hoping to receive a new treatment in the near future that may help her lead a more active lifestyle.

November 01, 2007 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Living well


GeorgiaCares orientations set

Two free volunteer orientations will take place Nov. 7 at the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in downtown Brunswick at 127 F St.

October 30, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Baby medicine yanked from markets

WASHINGTON (AP) - Drug makers pulled cold medicines targeted for babies and toddlers off the market Thursday, leaving parents to find alternatives for hacking coughs and runny little noses just as fall sniffles get in full swing.

October 27, 2007 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press Writer | Living well


Flu shots offered beginning this week

Want to avoid the flu bug this year? The best protection you can get is your annual flu shot.

October 25, 2007 | Staff report | 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


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