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Wet weather has risks

Southeast Georgia has experienced a lot of rain during the past several weeks, which could cause an increase in public-health-related issues, such as mosquito breeding and septic-system failure. Coastal Health District officials recommend that residents take precautions to minimize potential problems.

August 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Parents had it right in 1950s

Sometimes, the so-called "good old days" really were better. For example, if the data is correct, then the state of parenting in America has been in slow but steady decline since the 1960s. Child mental health and school achievement were much better back then, when the go-to parenting experts were grandparents.

August 11, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Skidaway

The 21st Annual American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraising campaign is in full swing, and a number of activities have been planned leading up to the main Step Out 5K walk and run, including a kick-off celebration and an outdoor kayaking race.

August 03, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Summer fun can worsen asthma

ATLANTA - It's time for summer fun, but unfortunately for those who suffer from asthma, some favorite seasonal outdoor activities often can lead to asthma attacks.

July 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Get child from camp or don't, it's OK

Q: My 10-year-old son is having a miserable experience at the two-week camp we sent him to. He says he hates it there, that the other kids don't like him, and the counselor he was assigned to is mean. All this after just two days. He wants to come home. My instinct is to go get him, but my best friend says he's manipulating me. What should we do?

July 31, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Indulge in refreshingly cool treats

The heat is on, and so is the search for refreshing ice-cold treats to enjoy on sweltering summer days. As great as it would be to eat ice cream whenever the temperature rises, the fat and calories do not make it the healthiest seasonal snacks.

July 31, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


West Rehab therapists earn certification

West Rehab & Sports Medicine, a provider of physical therapy, sports medicine and wellness services in Southeast Georgia, recently announce physical therapists Erin Cantrell, Jen Emberton and Mike Parsons earned advanced-practice certification as orthopedic clinical specialists.

July 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Post refill pharmacy to move

The Fort Stewart Refill Pharmacy is moving from its current location inside the Main Post Exchange to a new, larger site next to the Fort Stewart Furniture Store.

July 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Child health priority for CASA volunteers

Four new Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers recently were sworn in by Judge Linnie L. Darden III. These new volunteers are part of a handful of CASAs in the area counties that advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are involved in juvenile court deprivation proceedings.

July 29, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Memorial on 'best hospitals' list

Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah was ranked the fifth-best hospital in Georgia and the highest-rated hospital in Savannah on U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 "Best Hospitals" list.

July 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Midway woman circles St. Catherines to help kids

Jennifer Bew, of Midway, swam and ran the 27-mile circumference of St. Catherines Island on July 13 to raise money for Cure Childhood Cancer, an organization that finances research that could lead to a cure for childhood cancer.

July 29, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Army focuses on kids' well-being

Fort Stewart children performed in their biannual dance recital June 31 at the installation's Woodruff Theater as part of the Schools, Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited program.

July 14, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Bringing down the hammer for wellness

More than 250 family members from the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment came out July 2 to smash away stress and anxiety during a "Bring Down the Hammer Night" at the unit's motorpool in Fort Stewart's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's compound.

July 14, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


SavTech dental-hygiene students licensed

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's dental-hygiene program announced its 2013 graduating cohort of 16 students passed both the Central Regional Dental Testing Service practical licensing examination and the American Dental Association National Board dental hygiene examination late in the 2013 spring semester.

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


Bring out grill for healthy fare

Summer is known as the cookout season, but my family's gas grill gets some serious year-round use. We grill steaks, chops, burgers or vegetables at least once a week. It's convenient to fire up the grill during the hottest months of the year, eliminating the need to use the oven or stove, which can unnecessarily heat up a home.

July 14, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


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Articles by Section - Living well


7 symptoms of skin cancer you NEVER can ignore

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, it is estimated 76,380 new cases of severe melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year- ...

July 27, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


How to vanquish the dreaded 'Dad Bod'

It's not just women who retain weight after childbirth. Fathers, too, can put on pounds, particularly around the stomach and abdomen, and the "Dad ...

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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