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Liberty loses bid for Health grant

There was bad news - and good news - for Diversity Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' recent round of Federally Qualified Health Center grant announcements.

July 12, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Number of uninsured Americans jumps in 2006

ATLANTA - The number of adults without health insurance jumped by 2 million from 2005 to 2006, according to a new federal report.

July 12, 2007 | By Mike Strobe Associated Press Writer | Living well


Long Co. Board of Health OKs budget

The Long County Board of Health had its June meeting Thursday and finances were the key subject on the agenda.

July 05, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


Red Cross warns of blood shortage

Special to the Courier

July 05, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


PeachCare enrollment reopens on July 12

The Georgia Department of Community Health will lift its freeze on PeachCare for Kids enrollment next month.

July 05, 2007 | Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Oral-fluid drug-testing bill signed by governor

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed Senate Bill 96 into law that provides the option for companies in Georgia to drug test employees using an onsite rapid result saliva test.

June 28, 2007 | Submitted | Living well


FDA upholds blood-donor policy

The Food and Drug Administration recently upheld its policy banning gay men from donating blood, despite complaints from national blood organizations that the rule is discriminatory and outdated.

June 28, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Program aims to slow premature birth rate

The Liberty County Health Department, in conjunction with Liberty County Family Connections, has created a new initiative aimed at slowing the rate of premature birth among military mothers.

June 16, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Tobacco kills millions

Tobacco in any form is deadly, which is why health professionals urge you to make World No Tobacco Day count by educating yourself and everyone around you on the dangers of this substance.

June 14, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Control the 'silent killer'

High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, according to studies supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

June 07, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


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


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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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