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Lifting contest assess strength, fitness

Fitness enthusiasts tested their strength during "The Rock," a powerlift and bench-press competition Saturday at the 4th Brigade Combat Team fitness center on Fort Stewart.

September 22, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Fair promotes healthy diet, exercise

Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center hosted an aerobicthon and health fair late last month to educate the community on living a healthy lifestyle.

September 22, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Healthcare reform workshop Tuesday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will have a health-care reform workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday in the board room at the chamber offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The class will discuss the Affordable Health Care Act and its impact on businesses. Guest speakers will include Lisette Villa of Liberty Tax, DeLisa Espada of Strategic Business Solutions and David Morris of Diversity Health Center. The class is free, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Email assistant@libertycounty.org or call 368-4445.

September 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Schools help kids with allergies

One bite of a peanut-butter sandwich can cause a child with severe allergies to break out in hives, have difficulty breathing or worse. A student with dairy allergies might suffer cramps and upset stomach following a sip of milk.

September 18, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


New doctors featured at luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the new doctors of the Liberty Regional Medical Center at the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 19, at 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.

September 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Governments back fitness program

Hinesville, Liberty County, Liberty County School System and Liberty Regional Medical Center are partnering with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to encourage local residents to make physical activity a habit.

September 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


WACH covers baby basics

Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart hosted its third annual baby expo Aug. 24 in an effort to provide information and education to new and expecting parents. The event was open to the public, and more than 520 families attended.

September 08, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Game-day grub can be healty

I can always tell exactly when football season arrives. My husband will be firmly planted on the couch Saturday and Sunday, shouting expletives at the television. I know from now until the first week of February, we won't be going anywhere or doing anything over the weekends.

September 08, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Post's new Refill Pharmacy opens

The Medical Department Activity at Fort Stewart celebrated the grand opening of the newly expanded Refill Pharmacy during an Aug. 21 ceremony at the new location.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Orthopedic clinics add Saturday hours

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announced their Jesup and Waycross offices are now open Saturdays between 8 and 11am.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


County gets grant for health program

Liberty County received a $5,000 grant from ACCG, Georgia's county-advancement association. The grant was obtained through the Georgia Department of Public Health and will be used to bolster the county's employee wellness program and health-promotion efforts.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Orthopedic surgeon joins practice

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announces the addition of Dr. Christopher E. Swanson to its staff. Swanson is an orthopedic surgeon and will start seeing patients Monday.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


EMS director: Cardiac calls on rise

Liberty County's rural location, an aging population and a struggling economy make first responders' jobs more challenging, Liberty Regional EMS Director Robyn Todd told Hinesville Rotary Club members during their Tuesday lunch meeting.

September 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


Army 10-Miler tests speed, endurance

About 30 runners competed in a 10-mile race Saturday at Donovan's Track to qualify for a position on the Fort Stewart team slated to represent the installation Oct. 20 at the 29th annual Army 10-miler race in Washington, D.C.

August 25, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Giving recipes a 'makeover' is easy

Last time, I talked about the wealth of recipes available online and how they don't always have your health in mind. Sometimes it seems that the easier a recipe is to prepare, the more unhealthy it is.

August 25, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Columnist | Living well


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July 27, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


How to vanquish the dreaded 'Dad Bod'

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July 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


8 characteristics all attractive women have in common

Attraction is a funny thing. It’s the invisible pull that brings two people together.

July 25, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


The 5 best exercises for lower back pain

Back pain is a very common ailment. So it’s no surprise that, as chiropractors, we’re often asked, "What can I do to relieve ...

July 25, 2016 | Eric Brown FamilyShare | Living well


The Hamilton-inspired reason you need to take a vacation

More than 40 percent of Americans don't take the vacation days they've accrued. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was among them, with catastrophic consequences ...

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why American children can't pay attention

The growth of ADHD diagnoses and drugs in America raises a question: Is anyone out there paying attention?

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 signs you’re pregnant and don’t even know it

I know you want to ask the big question, “How can a woman not know she is pregnant?” They must know or they must be ...

July 23, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


How to successfully transition from rigid dieting to eating intuitively

It's no secret that fad diets don't work; at least not in the long-term. Dieting is actually a consistent predictor of weight gain ...

July 23, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Signs of infertility you should NEVER ignore

There is nothing the world loves more than a baby announcement. People fawn over gender reveals and throw parties to celebrate the arrival of their ...

July 23, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


What artificial sweeteners do to your brain

Artificial sweeteners found in diet sodas and other low-calorie products can make people feel hungry, leading them to eat more and gain even more weight ...

July 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 ways you’re making your period worse

It’s that time of the month again. Aunt Flo is paying her monthly visit and you are dreading every second of it.

July 21, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


What parents need to know about gummy vitamins

The vitamin aisle at your local drugstore is under assault. Call it the attack of the gummy bears.

July 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Red Cross appeals for blood donations amidst Zika scares

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations, saying the nation's supply is critically low because of the July Fourth ...

July 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


10 unattractive things that instantly turn guys off

Disclaimer: All women everywhere are beautiful and no one is perfect. This article is not intended to body shame or degrade a female's physical ...

July 16, 2016 | Alex Phippen FamilyShare | Living well


Is an episiotomy assault and battery?

Is an unwanted episiotomy assault and battery? One California mother thinks so, and she is suing her former obstetrician for performing the procedure in 2013 ...

July 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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