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MEDDAC honors teens for volunteer work

The Fort Stewart Medical Department Activity held a ceremony July 31 to thank and honor teens who volunteered throughout the organization during the summer months.

August 11, 2013 | By Michelle L. Gordon Winn Army Community Hospital PAO | Living well


Aug. 11-17 is Health Center Week

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas Jr., has proclaimed Aug. 11-17 as Health Center Week in Hinesville.

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


TRICARE expands autism care

FORT SAM HOUSTON - The Department of Defense is not making changes for active-duty family members seeking autism services. However, an expansion of services through the Applied Behavior Analysis Pilot Program will allow retirees and their families to receive autism-service demonstration benefits.

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


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


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Articles by Section - Living well


The stink about fish oil, and why it matters to your family

A wild-caught, fatty fish is one of the most healthy things people can eat, nutritionists say. The evidence on the briny wonders of fish-oil supplements ...

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


Symptoms of oral cancer you should never ignore

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 48,250 individuals in the United States alone will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year ...

August 25, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


Is the solution to Zika more mosquitoes?

It seems counterintuitive, but some health officials believe Florida needs more mosquitoes to help slow the spread of Zika, the virus the World Health Organization ...

August 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


20 unexpected everyday things that are harming your skin

Have you ever wondered what the secret to having supple, perfect skin is? Well, believe it or not, there are things you do every day ...

August 23, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


What Alzheimer's disease teaches us about the soul

When he was a chaplain at a nursing home in Chicago, the Rev. James Ellor decided to try an experiment. He found a Sunday school ...

August 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


These 5 common things are making women lose their hair faster, experts say

It never feels good to look down at the shower drain and see a large ball of hair.

August 23, 2016 | Katelyn Carmen FamilyShare | Living well


How old is too old to have a baby?

Women have long been warned to abstain from conceiving after 35 due to an increase in challenges and health risks while carrying. But despite this ...

August 22, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


What your lip color says about your health

In traditional Chinese medicine, your mouth is the window to your health. One of your body's best health indicators is the color of your ...

August 22, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


How Zika is changing people's views about abortion

The spread of the Zika virus may be changing Americans' views on late-term abortion, presenting a new challenge for abortion opponents.

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


Top 6 myths of intuitive eating debunked

If you’ve ever experienced the yo-yo effect diets have emotionally and physically, you might have looked into an idea called intuitive eating. There’s ...

August 20, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


This is what a dietician eats in an average day

If you want to be fiercely healthy, surround yourself with advice from those who really understand food, nutrients and how it all affects your body.

August 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


How the Olympics inspire ordinary people to become athletes

Sitting on a couch watching TV isn’t good for your health — unless you happen to be watching the Olympics.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


9 ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant

Every woman grows up dreaming of having children one day. Starting at a young age, you rock your baby dolls and tinker with future baby ...

August 18, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


Tackling rape culture together: the power of bystanders

In a few weeks, thousands of new college students will stream onto campuses across the country, trying to navigate the novelties of dorm rooms, dining ...

August 18, 2016 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well


What that extra 10 pounds is doing to your brain

That extra 10 pounds may be around your middle, but it will affect your brain by middle age, researchers at the University of Cambridge in ...

August 17, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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