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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


Number of deaths in 2005 surprises researchers

By MIKE STOBBE

September 27, 2007 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press Medical Writer | Living well


Tips to prevent allergies

With seasonal allergies becoming commonplace across the country, don't be caught this fall with the runny nose, itchy eyes or nasal congestion that plagued you last year.

September 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Free prostate cancer tests in Ludowici, Darien

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Southeast Georgia Health System, the Coastal Medical Access Project and the Glynn and Long County health departments are again offering free prostate screenings to area men.

September 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Grant will establish clinic in Ludowici

Editors note: The Courier mistakenly ran this piece as Coastal Health District spokeswoman Linda Ratcliff's Health advice column on Wednesday. It is actually by the Diversity Health Center's staff.

September 25, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Rotary fights polio

Kenan Kern, district governor-elect, addressed the Rotary Club recently about the importance of supporting The Rotary Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. The foundation was created in 1917 as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." One of the foundation's major humanitarian programs is PolioPlus, which seeks to eradicate polio worldwide. Its educational programs provide funding for 1,200 students to study abroad every year. "The Rotary Foundation is the ...

September 20, 2007 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Living well


Healthy Community Grant available

Ward Edwards will invest up to $10,000 in projects that promote or improve environmental sustainability in coastal South Carolina and Georgia.

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


Fight back against silent killer

September 13, 2007 | News North America | Living well


Diabetes Day at Wild Adventures

The American Diabetes Association will be host Diabetes Day at Valdosta theme park, Wild Adventures, on Sept. 22 for all children and teens with diabetes.

September 06, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Class helps cancer patients, families cope

Special to the Courier

September 06, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Cuts to mental health services spark action

A population that commonly goes unnoticed by the public had the attention of Georgia lawmakers and agency directors Monday night.

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


Blood drive in Midway Aug. 30

The Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive at Coastal Electric Cooperative in Midway will be 2 7 p.m. Aug. 30

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Flu season coming, shots encouraged

In observance of National Immunization Awareness Month in August, the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is encouraging older adults to protect themselves from the flu this year by getting vaccinated with the flu vaccine.

August 30, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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West Rehab owner selling ribbons for disabled

West Rehab owner and administrator Brian West is selling blue hanging door ribbons to raise funds and spread awareness for the Savannah AMBUCS' third annual Celebrity Bowlapalooza.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


GSU School of Nursing gets $2M grant

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing received more than $2.2 million in grant funding this summer, which will serve three purposes: help to establish a center for nursing scholarship and research, introduce a new graduate-level Chronic Illness Certificate Program and provide scholarships to students seeking family nurse practitioner degrees.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


What is your relationship with food?

Are you hungry right now? Is it time for lunch, or is it the middle of the afternoon? Are you feeling bored, stressed or eager to sit down at the table with your family? What do you plan to eat for dinner? Will you have to stop at the grocery store or go to a restaurant? When you really think about it, eating isn't as simple as it sounds.

September 07, 2014 | By Jan McIntire Special to the Courier | Living well


Blame late nights for underperforming teens

It's a fact that a good night's sleep is essential to optimal performance, no matter the task. It is also a fact that America's teens, generally speaking, don't get enough sleep. Ergo, American teens, as a group, underperform in school.

September 07, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


ARTrageous bras raise awareness

The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation is inviting the community to participate in the ARTrageous Bras Fundraiser by decorating a bra to benefit the health system cancer care programs.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Alzheimer's Association helps families, victims

If there was a deadly disease that potentially could affect everyone in the world, wouldn't people want to know about it?

September 07, 2014 | By Michael Smith and Richard Barid Columnists | Living well


Georgia urologist takes regional post

Dr. Jack M. Amie of Brunswick recently took office as the 78th president of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association Inc. It's the nation's largest section of the American Urological Association, representing 2,400 physicians specializing in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of urological diseases.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


WellCare donates $20K to help homeless students

TAMPA, Fla. - WellCare Health Plans Inc. recently donated $20,000 to the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative, a Georgia nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and professional coaching to teens and young adults who are most at-risk of not successfully completing their education as well as students who are homeless or in foster care group homes.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Diabetes topic of free classes set

BRUNSWICK - In the United States, 25.8 million people have diabetes, and another 79 million have prediabetes, a condition where their blood sugars are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.

September 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Battling cancer with natural treatment

Twenty-first century technology has paved the way for new approaches to treating diseases, like cancer.

September 05, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


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