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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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Paying it foward with food and love

These days, many businesses say they're community-focused, and plenty are true to that claim. Being engaged with our neighbors is actually good business, because if a community isn't thriving and healthy, its businesses will struggle.

November 16, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


Art show inspired by injustice, hope

A show described as "a colorful passport to the world" is on display until January at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery.

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


Exercise may reduce arthritis pain

BRUNSWICK - Physical movement is an effective way to relieve arthritis pain, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Yet arthritis often is one of the reasons people avoid physical activity.

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


Bryan EMS raises $1,000 to fight cancer

For the second year in a row, with the help from the community and partners, Bryan County Emergency Services raised awareness for breast cancer as well as $1,000 for a donation to Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia foundation.

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


Overly involved parents stunt kids development

Why are young adult children emancipating so much later than they did in 1970, when the average age of male emancipation - independent living, paying one's own bills - was 21?

November 16, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


5K benefits mental-health services

Seventy-two participants raced around Hinesville on Oct. 11 in the second annual Healthy Hinesville 5K to benefit local patients with mental-health problems and build awareness for the services that support them.

November 02, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Living well


Diabetes Awareness Day in Long County

Diabetes is a disease that sometimes can be forgotten. But in the United States alone, there are over 26 million people living with it and another 79 million who are at risk of being diagnosed with it.

November 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


Amerigroup farmers market at Regency Park

Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia brought an old-fashioned farmers market to the Hinesville Housing Authority's Regency Park Apartments last week.

November 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


'Aerobathon' showcases YMCA

The Liberty County Armed Services YMCA showed that it is more than just a gym and swim when it held an aerobathon earlier this month.

November 02, 2014 | By Michelle D. Golden Correspondent | Living well


New treatment for breast cancer

AUGUSTA - One of the first-known oncogenes has a protein partner that helps breast cancer proliferate, and when it's blocked, so is the cancer, scientists recently reported.

November 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Make healthy changes one small step at a time

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu offered this thought thousands of years ago.

November 02, 2014 | By Dr. Maria Malcolm Special to the Courier | Living well


Spanking not essential; can be effective

It's time once again for me to clarify my position on spanking. I arrived at this reluctant conclusion because twice in the last week, I've been informed that I believe in it, which is not exactly true.

November 02, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Pharmacy marking 30th anniversary

RICHMOND HILL - Richmond Hill Pharmacy will celebrate its 30th anniversary next week with giveaways of a Kindle Fire and $30 gift cards, free hot dogs, drinks and popcorn, as well as the annual sidewalk sale, Christmas open house and 11th annual health fair. During the celebration event, which is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 at 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill, pharmacists and staff will be present to answer questions and administer seasonal flu shots as well as pneumonia and shingles vaccines with a doctor's prescription.

November 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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