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Most eye injuries can be avoided

Accidents can happen to anyone but some have repercussions that are hard to overcome. Eye injuries, for example, can cause permanent damage when simple preventive measures might have completely prevented the problem.

August 16, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Georgians possibly exposed to rabies

Health officials from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee are investigating possible rabies exposure at the South Atlantic Summer Showdown tournament that took place this month in Spartanburg County, S.C.

August 11, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Red Cross pleads for blood

A health emergency is happening to someone every hour of every day and along with it often comes the need for blood, say Red Cross officials. While enjoying summer activities and planning vacations, many people forget the need for blood donations persists.

August 09, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Study: Diet sodas not safer than sugery cousins

BOSTON - People who drank one or more diet sodas each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda, a large but inconclusive study found.

August 09, 2007 | By Jau Lindsay Associated Press Writer | Living well


Sudden infant deaths mystery

I can only imagine the horror of going to check on your baby or grandbaby to discover him dead and to never understand why this occurred. Yet this happens to one baby every hour of every day and it happens without warning in families of all races, ethnic and socio-economic origins and to seemingly very healthy babies.

August 09, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Two medical schools proposed

ATHENS (AP) - The chancellor of the University System of Georgia says a proposed medical school in Gainesville won't compete with plans to build a Medical College of Georgia campus in Athens.

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


List of botulism infected food increases

WASHINGTON -- People should immediately throw away more than 90 different products, from chili sauce to corned beef hash to dog food, produced at a plant linked to a botulism outbreak, the government warned Monday.

August 08, 2007 | By Kevin Freking Associated Press Writer | Living well


Baby boom cramps maternity wards

A makeover for Liberty Regional Medical Center's crowded maternity ward could start soon with financial assistance from lawmakers in the nation's capitol.

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


Comments sought on youth health program

Changes are on the way to the health department's "Babies Can't Wait" program but local, district, and state leaders want the public's thoughts on the matter before moving forward.

August 02, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Everyone has blood pressure

I recently met a woman from South Carolina who told me all about her health problems.

August 02, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Grant to county is to improve employees' health

Liberty County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia to receive one of 39 Employee Wellness Program Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs to enhance the health of county employees and their families.

August 02, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Is someone near you suicidal? Get help quick

Do you have a life that is always peaceful and even-keel? If so, I want your secret.

July 26, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Immunizations change

July 20, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


State Smokefree Air Acts hits second anniversary

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


Meningitis vaccinations recommended

ATLANTA -- Now that a hard-to-get meningitis vaccine is more plentiful, health experts recommended Wednesday that the shots be given to all children ages 11-18.

July 13, 2007 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press Medical Writer | Living well


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Hospital calls girl's transplant a milestone

ATLANTA ̶ The Heart Transplant Program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta reached a milestone early Monday, performing its 300th heart transplant since the program's inception in 1988. The milestone recipient, 2-year-old Brynslet Sellers from Screven had been waiting on the transplant list and living at the hospital's Egleston campus since March.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Shoot to Kill Cancer takes on disease

The second annual Shoot to Kill Cancer Sporting Clays Fun Shoot last weekend in Midway benefited the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the annual Light the Night Walk in Savannah. All proceeds from the fundraiser went to support blood-cancer research. The fun shoot and the Light the Night Walk are designed to drum up awareness for survivors and support for the families of those who've lost their battles with blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

September 21, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Help yourself with health literacy

The door opens, and at last you're face-to-face with the health professional - a doctor, nurse or physician's assistant - you've been nervously waiting to see. You're not feeling well, and you are worried about your health. You want answers. What you may not realize is that you're not the only person in the room with problems.

September 21, 2014 | By Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D Special to the Courier | Living well


ASU professor recognized for work

SAVANNAH - Douglas E. Masini, Ed.D., head of Armstrong State University's Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Department, recently was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. Masini, who also serves as Armstrong's respiratory therapy program coordinator, is one of only four non-physicians to be selected for the honor.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Red Cross app makes donating easier

The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palms of people's hands.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Glynn, Camden hospitals tout economic impact

BRUNSWICK - Southeast Georgia Health System hospitals in Glynn and Camden counties generated more than $533 million in revenue for the local and state economies, according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state's largest hospital trade association.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Protein appears to fight arthritic bone loss

AUGUSTA - A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers report.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Activity ideas help kids stay fit

AUGUSTA - A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers report.

September 21, 2014 | By Merliee Kern Special to the Courier | Living well


Girls Night Out encourages mammograms

JESUP - On Tuesday and Thursday evenings in October, Wayne Memorial Hospital will host Girls Night Out as a part of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women to have their annual mammograms.

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


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