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I'm one of 'those' moms, pretty proud of it

This week, I reluctantly attended my very first MOPS meeting. Most know that MOPS stands for mothers of preschoolers, and since my daughter won't be a preschooler for another few years, I was a little confused about why I was invited in the first place. It turns out that MOPS, or at least the MOPS group that meets at Gum Branch Baptist Church, has branched out and now offers support and fellowship to moms of children who haven't yet started elementary school.

April 02, 2012 | By Joselynn McKenna Military spouse | Family+Health


WIC keeps families strong, healthy

Providing nutritional information and support, Fort Stewart's Women, Infant and Children program helps Third Infantry Division Families maintain a healthy standard of living. The Family centered qualifying program works to dispel any negative stigma and safeguard the health of women, infants and children who may be at a nutritional risk.

March 27, 2012 | By Renee Reese Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Family+Health


Surgery can put Type 2 diabetes into remission

CHICAGO (AP) - New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say the operation should be offered sooner to more people with the disease - not just as a last resort.

March 27, 2012 | By Marilynn Marchione AP Chief Medical Writer | Family+Health


Move-in before marriage no longer predicts divorce

ATLANTA (AP) - Nearly half of first marriages break up within 20 years, a new government study finds. With those odds, you might wonder: Would we be better off living together first?

March 27, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press Medical Writer | Family+Health


Turn up your sole to help environment

Feet are kind of a funny thing. Your feet affect your whole body. If my feet hurt, I feel terrible all over. If my feet feel good, I can do just about anything. Can you remember as a kid what it was like to run around barefoot in the soft spring grass? That was a great feeling!

March 27, 2012 | By Sara Ann Swida | Family+Health


Daughter missing Dad

I remember when a few days away from my husband almost were impossible to get through. After basic training, raider focus, NTC and a year-long deployment, a few days is usually no problem. Of course, I miss him when he's not around, but I no longer stop functioning or sink into a deep depression.

March 27, 2012 | By Joselynn McKenna | Family+Health


Study: Vets prone to addiction get risky painkillers

CHICAGO - Morphine and similar powerful painkillers are sometimes prescribed to recent war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress along with physical pain, and the consequences can be tragic, a government study suggests.

March 27, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press Writer | Family+Health


Test scores jump for students with disabilities

Test scores for Liberty County School System students with disabilities increased considerably in the 2010-11 school year, according to data released last week.

March 27, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Family+Health


Fishing with the Family

He won everything but first place and the door prizes, and he's still a teenager.

March 27, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Family+Health


Beekeeping seminar at Oatland Island

SAVANNAH - Did you know that honey bees are responsible for pollinating one-third of the food we consume? Think of a world without such things as apples, almonds and strawberries.

February 29, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Lakeside lodge offers variety of family fun

Georgia manages 63 state parks and historic sites, but only four lodges. One of those is George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge, a 700-acre lakeside getaway on the eastern banks of Lake Eufaula near the Alabama border.

February 29, 2012 | By Randy Murray | Family+Health


Workshop helps kids weather deployments

The Fort Stewart School Liaison Office and Liberty County School System will present a Living in the New Normal workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15 and 16 in the Liberty County Schools Transportation Building, 100 Techwood Drive off Airport Road in Hinesville.

February 29, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Learn the facts about pollution, take action

Part of 'being green' is understanding the facts that affect our environment. Let's get real here. The following phenomenons, from www.epa.gov/enviroed, actually are caused by the everyday choices we make. So get the facts - and then do something about them.

February 29, 2012 | By Sara Ann Swida Keep Liberty Beautiful | Family+Health


Chronic disease workshop is free

The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging is offering a free workshop focused on chronic disease management.

February 06, 2012 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Groundhogs disagree on forecast

LILBURN - The South's iconic groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, waddled out of his "Weathering Heights" mansion and failed to see his shadow on the Georgia red dirt.

February 02, 2012 | Associated Press | Family+Health


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