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ASU College of Health Profession wins award

ASU College of Health Profession wins award

SAVANNAH — Armstrong State University’s College of Health Professions was awarded the Georgia Medical Society’s Institution/Organization Award at the 14th annual Health Care Heroes Awards Banquet held Nov. 18 in Savannah. Armstrong President Dr. Linda M. Bleicken, Interim Assistant Dean of the College of Health Professions Sandy Streater, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Department Head Doug Masini and Health Sciences Department Head Robert LeFavi accepted the award on behalf of Armstrong.

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Updated: dec. 14, 2014 8:30 p.m.
Give the gift of holiday this Christmas

Give the gift of holiday this Christmas

This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give a gift that means something — a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with family and friends.

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Updated: dec. 14, 2014 5:00 p.m.
Memorial wins Mattel grant

Memorial wins Mattel grant

SAVANNAH — The Mattel Children’s Foundation, together with the Children’s Hospital Association, has awarded The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center a $15,000 grant. The funds will be used to bring the healing power of play to hospitalized children through the creation of The Parent Infant Play Program. The Children’s Hospital is one of 11 children’s hospitals across the country to receive a Mattel Play Grant.

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Updated: dec. 14, 2014 4:30 p.m.


Regional YMCA president retiring

SAVANNAH — The YMCA of Coastal Georgia Corporate board announced recently that long time President and CEO Randy Bugos will retire April 1, 2015 after 25 years of leading the local Y through a period of unprecedented growth.

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Updated: dec. 14, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Mom can enable kids, perpetuate cycle

Mom can enable kids, perpetuate cycle

Q: My buddy’s wife walks their 11-year-old into the classroom each day. Then she takes out his assignments and helps him get ready. We’re talking about a very capable kid who has no “issues” at all. My buddy says other mothers at his son’s school are also doing the same thing. My wife has heard about this and wants to start walking our very capable son into his 4th grade room. What are your thoughts?

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Updated: dec. 14, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Small gardens yield big results

Small gardens yield big results

Victory Gardens is a proud collaborator with the Canyon Ranch Institute Savannah Partnership. As a co-founding partner of Victory Gardens, I had the pleasure of showing a group of CRI Healthy Garden volunteers how to build a sub-irrigation planter, or what a lot of people call a “SIP.” If you have limited space, you can follow my step-by-step guide for crafting your very own SIP.

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Updated: dec. 14, 2014 1:30 p.m.
VA hoping to help homeless vets at summit

VA hoping to help homeless vets at summit

The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center will host a homelessness summit Jan. 12 in Brunswick for veterans, their families and other stakeholders interested in the needs of homeless veterans.

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Updated: dec. 14, 2014 10:45 a.m.
Diabetics can also enjoy holiday fare

Diabetics can also enjoy holiday fare

The holidays are a great time for enjoying family, friends and food, but a tough time for staying healthy. That’s particularly true for the more than 29 million Americans who have diabetes.

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Updated: dec. 14, 2014 10:37 a.m.
Area Agency on Aging gets new lab

Area Agency on Aging gets new lab

The Coastal Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with Georgia Tech’s Tools for Life Program, recently announced the grand opening of Coastal Ability Solutions, an assistive-technology lab serving Coastal Georgia. The project was funded by the Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services and is Georgia’s first assistive-technology lab housed at a regional commission.

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Remission brightens girl's prospects

Remission brightens girl's prospects

Dec. 21 will mark two years since 9-year-old Saniyah Joseph was stricken with aplastic anemia, a disease that affects her bone marrow functions. The condition kept Saniyah from living her life like a normal child. She often felt tired and had to undergo blood treatments. Today, her doctors consider her to be in remission, and she is back to enjoying life like a healthy 9-year-old.

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Updated: nov. 30, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Day raises diabetes awareness in Long

Day raises diabetes awareness in Long

The first Long County Diabetes Awareness Day was held Nov. 8 at the recreation park in Ludowici. With a large crowd in attendance, $10,296 was raised, according to event coordinator Walt Pelton.

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Updated: nov. 30, 2014 5:00 p.m.
To be healthy tie diet, exercise, wellness together

To be healthy tie diet, exercise, wellness together

For me, life really has been a journey, not a place where you go and stay still. My journey has taken me away from my hometown of Savannah and brought me back again. It has also been a path of discovery about health, wellness and choices.

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Updated: nov. 30, 2014 2:30 p.m.
Liberty Regional Foundation hosts annual gala

Liberty Regional Foundation hosts annual gala

The Liberty Regional Foundation recently had its annual fundraising gala at the Forest Pond Lodge in Long County. The event featured live music, food, a raffle, a silent auction and more. Tiffany B. Koss attended with her camera and captured some of the event.

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Updated: nov. 29, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Blood donors needed, prizes offered

Blood donors needed, prizes offered

The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to make appointments to give blood, which will help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients during the holiday season.

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Updated: nov. 26, 2014 7:00 a.m.


Paying it foward with food and love

These days, many businesses say they’re community-focused, and plenty are true to that claim. Being engaged with our neighbors is actually good business, because if a community isn’t thriving and healthy, its businesses will struggle.

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Updated: nov. 16, 2014 10:00 p.m.


Art show inspired by injustice, hope

A show described as “a colorful passport to the world” is on display until January at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery.

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Updated: nov. 16, 2014 7:30 p.m.


Exercise may reduce arthritis pain

BRUNSWICK — Physical movement is an effective way to relieve arthritis pain, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Yet arthritis often is one of the reasons people avoid physical activity.

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Updated: nov. 16, 2014 6:00 p.m.


Bryan EMS raises $1,000 to fight cancer

For the second year in a row, with the help from the community and partners, Bryan County Emergency Services raised awareness for breast cancer as well as $1,000 for a donation to Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia foundation.

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Updated: nov. 16, 2014 4:30 p.m.


Overly involved parents stunt kids development

Why are young adult children emancipating so much later than they did in 1970, when the average age of male emancipation — independent living, paying one’s own bills — was 21?

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Updated: nov. 16, 2014 2:37 p.m.

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