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Restaurant's health ratings

Here is a list of food service establishments and the ratings they received from the Liberty County Health Department for March and April. Scores of 100-90 are excellent, 89-80, satisfactory; 79-70, marginal and 60-0, unsatisfactory.

June 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Study questions risks of diabetes pill

A widely used diabetes pill raises the risk of heart attacks and possibly death, according to an analysis that reveals what some experts are calling another Vioxx-like example of the government failing to protect the public from an unsafe drug.

June 07, 2007 | By Marilyn Marchione Associated Press Medical Writer | Living well


Healthy Hero Babies

Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe recently signed a proclamation declaring May 24 Healthy Hero Babies Day. Sponsored by a grant from the Georgia Chapter of the March of Dimes, Healthy Hero Babies is an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of babies born early and/or too small. It also offers programs that focus on education about the signs of pre-term labor, specifically for the care of military dependents and active duty female soldiers who receive little to no care in their first trimester of pregnancy.

June 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


New law promotes HIV/AIDS tests for expectant mothers

A new law signed last week by Gov. Sonny Perdue could help reduce the risk of HIV transmission from mothers to their children.

June 07, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Planning for future

Coastal Manor Administrator Elise Stafford discusses the importance of planning for long-term care during last week's Hinesville Rotary Club meeting. Liberty Regional Medical Center's nursing home is in Ludowici. She told Rotarians that "having a will, living will or a durable power of attorney for healthcare," along with long-term health insurance, are the best ways for people to prepare for a time when they may need assisted living or in-home care. Rotary President Dave Sapp is at right, listening.

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


State adding to HIV/AIDS arsenal

ATLANTA - In 2004, Georgia was ranked eighth in the nation for AIDS' cases with a total of 28,248 affected individuals, many of them aged 25-44.

May 31, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Knowing signs of stroke speeds treatment

By Dr. David Hess

May 24, 2007 | By Dr. David Hess Special to the Courier | Living well


Notes on meetings, services

Here are some places to turn when you need help and support with health related issues:

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Group offers disabled help for transportation

Living Independence for Everyone Inc. helps people with disabilities by providing independent living-skills training and home modifications.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Grant for healthier babies

The March of Dimes Georgia Chapter awarded a grant to the Liberty County Health Department to support Healthy Hero Babies.

May 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Wildfire smoke poses health threats

Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.

May 19, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Smoke across area from variety of sources

In a departure from the norm, the smoke blanketing the Hinesville area is not from burning on the Fort Stewart military reservation.

May 17, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Living well


Hospital CEO named fellow in organization

Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, recently announced H. Scott Kroell Jr. has been advanced to fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

May 17, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health department, coffee shop helping youth

Following months of reaching out to the community, the Cider House has found two new allies in its effort to help Liberty County at-risk youth.

May 17, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Medicaid, PeachCare information missing

Earlier this month, Affiliated Computer Services confirmed a CD containing the personal data of 2.9 million Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids members was lost while being shipped from Georgia to Maryland.

May 10, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | 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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