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Winn working toward baby-friendly designation

Winn working toward baby-friendly designation

Fort Stewart’s Winn Army Community Hospital is on its way to achieving a coveted baby-friendly designation.  The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program launched in 1991, encourages hospitals to offer the best care for new families and encourage breast-feeding. To achieve the program’s baby-friendly designation, hospitals must successfully implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.  

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Updated: oct. 19, 2014 10:00 p.m.
New CEO at primary care center

New CEO at primary care center

 J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide affordable health-care services to the Savannah community, recently promoted Dr. Michael Adams to chief medical officer.

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Updated: oct. 19, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Friends are good medicine

Friends are good medicine

At Canyon Ranch Institute, a short quote on the wall of the offices serves as a call to action. One of the CRI team members heard it at a reunion many years ago, and it stuck with us: “Friends are medicine.”

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Updated: oct. 19, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Hospice's silent auction aids services

Hospice's silent auction aids services

The Miniature Masterpieces art show will hang in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery as part of the annual fall show and silent auction.

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Updated: oct. 18, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Red Cross hopes donating becomes habit

Red Cross hopes donating becomes habit

The American Red Cross likes to remind eligible donors that it’s never too late — or too early — to make blood donation a lifelong habit.

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Updated: oct. 17, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Health department has flu vaccine

Health department has flu vaccine

The Liberty County Health Department now has flu vaccines available through injection and nasal spray for $28.

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Updated: oct. 16, 2014 6:00 a.m.
GSU officials discuss infections diseases

GSU officials discuss infections diseases

STATESBORO — Members of the Georgia Southern University Pandemic Influenza and Emergency Infectious Disease Committee met last week to discuss community and campus preparedness and response related to infectious diseases such as the ebola virus and influenza.

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Updated: oct. 15, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Area flight ambulance wins award

Area flight ambulance wins award

The Jesup Air Evac Lifeteam base, which provides air medical service and access to health care for those who live in medically underserved areas, recently was selected as the company’s national base of the year. Senior Program Director Donald Mixon and members of the crew accepted the award at a national banquet Sept. 6 in St. Charles, Missouri.

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Updated: oct. 05, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Health dept. employee wins service award

Health dept. employee wins service award

Jonell Bacon-Seward, an employee at the Liberty County Health Department and a clerk for Women, Infants, and Children, recently won the 2014 WIC Customer Service Award for the Coastal Health District.

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Updated: oct. 05, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Gateway opening clinic in Pembroke

Gateway opening clinic in Pembroke

Working in conjunction with Bryan County and the Bryan County Family Connection, Gateway Behavioral Health Services recently launched mental-health and addictive-disease treatment services for children and adults in Bryan County.

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Updated: oct. 05, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Schools team up on pharmacy program

Schools team up on pharmacy program

SAVANNAH — Armstrong State University and South University are entering into a partnership designed to help local students pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree without having to leave the Savannah area.

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Updated: oct. 05, 2014 4:30 p.m.
Movement dedicated to healthy people

Movement dedicated to healthy people

I’ve lived in Savannah for just over 10 years, and I feel really grounded in the city because I’m out and about frequently, riding my bike, walking, visiting the Forsyth Farmers Market or taking a break in one of our city’s beautiful squares.

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Updated: oct. 05, 2014 3:00 p.m.
GSU nursing school has first coat ceremony

GSU nursing school has first coat ceremony

STATESBORO — The Georgia Southern University School of Nursing recently was chosen as part of a test program in which 100 schools received funding to pilot their first  white coat ceremonies.

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Updated: oct. 05, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Back-to-school virus making rounds

Back-to-school virus making rounds

The leaves have yet to change color, but there’s already a virus circulating this fall that has sent children in 21 states to the hospital with severe respiratory illness.

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Updated: oct. 05, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Parenting can cause negative behavior

Parenting can cause negative behavior

I’ve spoken at several conferences in the past year or so where presenters were opining on the subject of the teenage brain. Their thesis was that features of the so-called teenage brain are largely responsible for the self-centered, irrational, moody, rebellious behavior now associated with adolescence.

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Updated: oct. 05, 2014 11:00 a.m.
Toddler's heart transplant celebrated

Toddler's heart transplant celebrated

When local toddler Brynslet Sellers got a new heart last week, her family members weren’t the only ones celebrating a milestone.

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Updated: oct. 01, 2014 10:00 p.m.

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