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Coastal Manor executive in leader class

Elise Stafford, director of Coastal Manor long-term skilled nursing facility in Ludowici, recently was accepted into the Georgia Hospital's Association Leadership Class of 2010-11.

August 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Gulf seafood labeled safe; fishermen not sure

VENICE, La. - Seafood from some parts of the oil-fouled Gulf of Mexico has been declared safe to eat by the government, based in part on human smell tests. But even some Gulf fishermen are questioning whether the fish and shrimp are OK to feed to their own families.

August 04, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Living well


Low-carb diet trumps low-fat on good cholesterol

NEW YORK - Over the long term, a low-carbohydrate diet works just as well as a low-fat diet at taking off the pounds - and it might be better for your heart, new research suggests.

August 04, 2010 | By Stephanie Nano Associated Press writer | Living well


School physicals offered to military children

Children 4 years and older entering Georgia schools for the first time or who have been out of the school system for a year must have health screenings.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


New program helps smokers kick the habit

Uninsured adult smokers who want to kick the habit can now turn to the Liberty County Health Department for help.

July 28, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


WIC to have picnic

The Coastal Health District will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with a picnic for WIC participants from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Liberty County Health Department's WIC clinic in Hinesville. The clinic is at 1183 W. Bultman Ave.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Go nuts with your diet

Want some nutrition in a nutshell? Dietary experts say adding pecans to a balanced diet is beneficial.

July 28, 2010 | By Jean Wise Associated Press writer | Living well


Some insurers stop writing coverage for kids

WASHINGTON - Some major health insurance companies will no longer issue certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law, state officials said Friday.

July 28, 2010 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press writer | Living well


Dialysis center opens in Hinesville

DaVita Inc., a provider of kidney care services for patients with chronic kidney disease, hosted an open house last month at Hinesville's new DaVita center, Magnolia Oaks Dialysis. During the event, dialysis care specialists met with members of the community, answered questions and distributed educational materials about kidney care and disease prevention.

July 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


County wellness forum focuses on asthma

County employees gathered Tuesday for a lunch-and-learn program, at which Dr. John Cortina spoke.

July 21, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


State hospital expects more academic staff

AUGUSTA - East Central Georgia Regional Hospital will see an infusion of academic staff in the coming months through its partnership with the Medical College of Georgia. A new forensic psychiatry fellow will join hospital staff this month under the direction of Dr. Carmen Nichita, forensic psychiatrist at MCG. Nichita will lead the forensic services at ECGRH. The hospital is also looking to fill 48 health service technician and 18 registered nurse positions as well as an academic nursing executive vacancy.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Children also need quantity time

I was disappointed recently to hear a professional athlete tell of his decision to sign a contract that would have him living some 15 hours away from his kids. He had an opportunity to sign with a team right in the same area where his kids live and could still make the millions of dollars that he will be making.

July 20, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Living well


Enzyme deficiency can cause emphysema

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I would like to call your attention to a question you answered about emphysema. I think you should have mentioned alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. It would have been a good opportunity to bring this condition to the public's attention. I have it and was diagnosed at age 53, after having been misdiagnosed for eight years. I have been on Prolastin, which has stabilized my lung capacity. While more doctors are aware of this condition, there are some who are not. -- D.C.

July 19, 2010 | By Paul G. Donohue, MD Columnist | Living well


Bryan man fighting flesh eating disease

A Bryan County volunteer firefighter is fighting for his life at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta with a serious medical condition, necrotizing fasciitis, commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Military brass: Outreach essential to suicide prevention

Preventing suicide among service members and veterans calls for comprehensive education and communication, Army Col. Robert W. Saum, director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, said this week.

July 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Cancer fighter can help battle pneumonia

AUGUSTA - The tip of an immune molecule known for its skill at fighting cancer also may help patients survive pneumonia, scientists report.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Savannah hospital named resource for gastric cancer

SAVANNAH - The Association of Community Cancer Centers recently selected the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center to serve as a community resource center in its Improving Quality Care in Gastric Cancer project.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Military retiree experiences transformation at local YMCA

Military retiree Leon Dingle recently experienced a transformation and feels like a new person now. He credits his success to getting in shape at the Liberty County Armed Services YMCA with his personal trainer, Joe Clark.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Blood drive contest advances to Round 3

The American Red Cross Battle of the Badges is back with Round 3. On Aug. 22, representatives from the local sheriff's office, police department, fire department and emergency medical service will battle it out to see who can recruit the most people in the community to donate blood.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Howard Family Dental expands team

Howard Family Dental recently added Army dentist Dr. Jennifer Hamilton to its team. She will join Dr. Thomas Cade at the practice's Hinesville location.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Make your walk into a true workout

Walking. We do it all the time. Most of us take walking for granted and don't think about it.

August 10, 2014 | By Jan McIntire with Sandy Haeger Special to the Courier | Living well


Groundbreaking kicks off construction of health center

Area officials broke ground last week for a new adult daytime health center in Ludowici.

August 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Living well


Fair Offers Healthy Resources to Families

Fort Stewart hosted an activities, information, registration and back-to-school fair July 24 to give military families and community members health-related information and free school supplies.

August 10, 2014 | Sammantha Koss | Living well


SouthCoast Medical Group is now SouthCoast Health

The Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group officially has re-branded as SouthCoast Health.The change will be reflected in the organization's name, logo, website and overall visual identity.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Surgeon brings much experience to region

Dr. Thomas Chasse is moving from Maine to Southeast Georgia to join Wayne Memorial and St. Joseph's/Candler Physician Specialty Associates.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


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