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2nd ABCT soldiers compete in Spartan Week's athletic battles

2nd ABCT soldiers compete in Spartan Week's athletic battles

For the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, July 14-18 was a week of individual and team competitions. Spartan Week’s athletic battles marked the last time Spartan soldiers will compete or train as a brigade before the unit cases its colors this fall.

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 7:30 a.m.
Coastal Endodontics welcomes new dentist

Coastal Endodontics welcomes new dentist

Coastal Endodontics, the home of “comfortable root canals” in coastal Georgia, recently announced the addition of a new dentist to its staff, hoping it will provide more flexible scheduling and shorter wait times for patients.

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Healthy living takes lifelong learning

Healthy living takes lifelong learning

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the first graduates of the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program in Savannah. They are all patients of Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care and had participated in the 12-week program to learn about how they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 5:00 a.m.
Health system welcomes new pediatrician to practice

Health system welcomes new pediatrician to practice

ST. MARYS — Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Camden Pediatrics, an affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, recently announced the addition of Lera “Liv” Fina, D.O., board-certified pediatrician, to the practice.

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 3:00 a.m.
Governor OKs hire of 100 child protective service workers

Governor OKs hire of 100 child protective service workers

Gov. Nathan Deal recently approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has increased significantly since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

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Updated: jul. 28, 2014 1:00 a.m.
Family Fun Day to kick off World Breastfeeding Week

Family Fun Day to kick off World Breastfeeding Week

SAVANNAH —La Leche League of Savannah is planning a “Family Fun Day” to kick off World Breastfeeding Week. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 3 W. Liberty St. Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Event updates can be found at www.facebook.com/lllsavannah.

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Updated: jul. 27, 2014 10:00 p.m.
Colonels Island doctor to appear on TV show

Colonels Island doctor to appear on TV show

Dr. C. Alan Scott, the medical director of the emergency department at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, is appearing in two episodes of “Untold Stories of the ER” this summer.

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Updated: jul. 27, 2014 8:00 p.m.
Make children’s health an important part of your back-to-school planning

Make children’s health an important part of your back-to-school planning

The end of summer vacation, when families begin preparing for their children to go back to school, often is a busy and exciting time of year.

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Updated: jul. 27, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Electronic cigarettes not necessarily a bright light

Electronic cigarettes not necessarily a bright light

AUGUSTA — It’s been 50 years since the surgeon general’s office officially linked smoking with an increased risk for cancer and in the years that have followed, any number of measures have been introduced to entice, encourage and aid people in giving up lighting up.

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Updated: jul. 27, 2014 4:08 p.m.
Health-district officials warn residents to take precautions against mosquitoes

Health-district officials warn residents to take precautions against mosquitoes

CHATHAM COUNTY — Officials from the Coastal Health District — which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties — are reminding residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes, which are a nuisance and can carry diseases such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and chikungunya.

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The older they are, the harder they are to train

The older they are, the harder they are to train

Q: Using your advice, I successfully toilet-trained my daughter by age 16 months. It is now three months later, and we are still using diapers at naps and nighttime. At her nap, which lasts several hours, she fully soaks her diaper. At night, she is taking off her diaper prior to falling asleep, wetting the bed after she goes to sleep, and then crying for us when she wakes up in a pool of pee. Is this a sign that I should begin night training? I’m hesitant to do this because I am eight months pregnant and don’t ...

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River pollution didn't cause flesh-eating disease

River pollution didn't cause flesh-eating disease

A Bryan County man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph’s Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher’s Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

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Ga. Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer house calls to retirees

Ga. Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer house calls to retirees

ATLANTA — Contrary to popular belief, house calls are not a thing of the past. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, on behalf of State Health Benefit Plan, will offer house calls to all SHBP members enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan with the help of a contracted vendor, Matrix Medical Network.

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Updated: jul. 13, 2014 8:00 p.m.
Sleep-management center renews national accreditation status

Sleep-management center renews national accreditation status

BRUNSWICK — The sleep management center at the Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick campus recently earned a five-year reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, validating the center’s commitment to providing quality care.

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Updated: jul. 13, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Local health system CEO receives Scouts’ Golden Eagle Award

Local health system CEO receives Scouts’ Golden Eagle Award

The Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America recently recognized Southeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Gary R. Colberg for his commitment and dedication to young people.

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Updated: jul. 13, 2014 5:00 p.m.
Wayne Memorial, St. Joseph’s bring cardiologist to the area

Wayne Memorial, St. Joseph’s bring cardiologist to the area

JESUP — Wayne/St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group recently secured the services of cardiologist Dr. Gary Stern for the Jesup and Southeast Georgia areas.

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Updated: jul. 13, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Boo-boo bunnies made by local students benefit young patients

Boo-boo bunnies made by local students benefit young patients

JESUP — Student leaders at Wayne County High School recently educated their peers on the importance of injury prevention and shared data related to young children’s emergency-room visits.

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Updated: jul. 13, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Georgia residents save nearly $5M on prescriptions

Georgia residents save nearly $5M on prescriptions

ATLANTA — The Association County Commissioners of Georgia and the Coast2CoastRx program save residents $4.6 million on their prescriptions with the Coast2Coast Rx card, a free discount prescription initiative.

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Updated: jul. 13, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Serendipity, hard work made changes possible

Serendipity, hard work made changes possible

Two years ago, I woke up knowing it was the day of my dreaded annual health checkup. I got my son Corey up for school.

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Updated: jul. 13, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Local paramedics take pride in workload

Local paramedics take pride in workload

The Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services crew works unpredictable shifts, watches the sun set and rise in one shift and witnesses horrible things while working, yet these paramedics and EMTs still love their jobs.

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Updated: jul. 13, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Health system auxiliaries recognize campus volunteers of the quarter

Health system auxiliaries recognize campus volunteers of the quarter

BRUNSWICK — The Southeast Georgia Health System Auxiliaries recently named Elena “Lea” Taylor and Pearl Sophia Stephen as the volunteers of the quarter at the Brunswick and Camden campuses, respectively, during their quarterly auxiliary luncheons.

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Updated: jul. 11, 2014 8:00 p.m.

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