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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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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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