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Silent auction provides squeal of a good time

Between the impressive dinner buffet spread, intricate works of art up for grabs and a couple exotic live animals, attendees of Friday night's annual Dorchester Silent Auction and Dinner Gala in Midway had a lot to take in.

April 04, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


Lively ladies in pink

Hinesville's Suzie Q's, a group of local residents committed to finding a cure for breast cancer, participated in a flash mob dance Friday evening in front of Walmart on Highway 84. Ladies, gentleman and children decked out in pink clothing boogied down to the Cupid Shuffle as onlookers cheered. Suzie Q's founder Deidre Howell said the event was designed to raise awareness for the fight against cancer. "There is not a cure for breast cancer, only treatments and they don't always work," she said. Next up, the group will participate in Savannah's Susan G. Komen ...

April 04, 2011 | Hollie Barnidge | Living well


Project Lifesaver now available in Liberty Co.

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes announced that he and his department recently certified six deputies, bringing the Project Lifesaver program to Liberty County.

April 02, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


Liberty Fit Club honors weight-loss winners

Liberty Fit Club members did their best to ignore Thursday's rainy, overcast weather and channel their inner beach bums to celebrate the success of county employees who recently picked up a few healthy-living habits.

April 02, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Long County launches tobacco-free campaign

The Coastal Health District and Long County Health Department have partnered with the Long County Family Connection Partnership's Youth Advisory Council to launch a campaign aimed at preventing tobacco use throughout the county.

March 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Kids need income, manners befor cell phones

A reader asks if I ever have written a column about texting while eating in restaurants.

March 30, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Women must pay attention to health

March is Women's History Month and April is National Women's Health and Safety Month, which makes this an ideal time to reflect on the improvements that have occurred in women's health care while sharing tips and suggestions that can help keep women healthy.

March 30, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Nine graduate from Drug Court program, celebrate healthy lives

As nine graduates of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court filed into the commissioners' boardroom in the Liberty County Courthouse Annex on Thursday afternoon, it was impossible to tell the difference between those who once struggled with substance-abuse problems and those who had never touched drugs in their lives.

March 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Patience pays off with discipline

The human desire for short-term gratification is satisfied by jet planes that travel coast-to-coast in four hours, fast-food outlets and all manner of new and ever-faster electronic technologies. Because people are no longer accustomed to waiting patiently, they tend to become quickly frustrated when natural processes can't be circumvented and they are forced to wait for a solution to "mature." When that happens, people are inclined to begin unwittingly engaging in self-defeating behavior.

March 23, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Mosquito season here, be careful

Was this winter cold enough for you? I can't ever remember a winter when I had to dress so warmly for such long periods of time. And if we found it cold, hopefully some of our native insects did as well. Wouldn't it be nice if some of the mosquitoes didn't make it to spring? That certainly would lessen some of our health concerns and let us enjoy the benefits of living in coastal Georgia.

March 23, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Team Liberty is aware of diabetes’ danger

Representing Team Liberty in this year's American Diabetes Association's Kiss-A-Pig Campaign, Joel Osteen took a jab to the finger for his team Wednesday and had his blood glucose levels checked at Liberty Regional Medical Center.

March 19, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


What constitutes 'verbal abuse'

It appears that a recent column of mine had an effect similar to a Rorschach inkblot: People read their own personal experiences and/or biases into it and reacted to it from that perspective.

March 16, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Don't wait to seek diagnosis, care for diabetes

According to 2011 estimates released in January by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes now affects nearly 26 million Americans of all ages with another 79 million people having what doctors call prediabetes. CDC says that prediabetes, which affects 35 percent of adults, is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Many people first become aware that they have diabetes when they develop one of its life-threatening complications such as:

March 16, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Long Co. Health Dept. funding to increase

While most governmental agencies in the area are grappling with cuts and decreased funding, the Long County Health Department recently learned their funding is scheduled to increase during the next seven years.

March 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Educators get crash course at first-ever Lewis Frasier health fair

Educators gathered at Lewis Frasier Middle School on Thursday to learn how to better their health during the first-ever Liberty County BoE Employees Health Fair.

March 12, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


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Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

If you think skipping lunch will get your body beach ready for summertime, think again.

May 22, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Living well


Stressed when you use Google to diagnose illness? Government says it has the cure

In the Internet age, health information is only a click (or Google search) away. This ease of access to research studies, medical websites and health articles has both negative and positive consequences, bringing answers as well as anxiety.

May 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Women inspired to healthy life changes

Glennis Cadle was depressed, overweight and stressed.

May 17, 2015 | By Eva Fedderly Columnist | Living well


Need a doctor? You can bring one to your doorstep with this health care app

Need a doctor? There's an app for that.

May 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Homeopathic medicine in spotlight as FDA revisits regulation

Shopping for natural treatments for everyday ailments could soon become more complicated. The Food and Drug Administration held two days of hearings last week to reconsider whether nontraditional medical remedies should be subject to stricter regulations.

May 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


The pros and cons of a selfie-obsessed culture

Kim Kardashian West became a published author this week. But instead of being filled with her thoughts on fashion or life in Hollywood, her book, "Selfish," is composed of more than 400 photos of her face.

May 14, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Health risks associated with snoring can include effects on the brain

Chronic snorers might need to put aside their Breathe Right strips and schedule a doctor's appointment. Several recent articles and a new research study have highlighted health risks associated with snoring that often go unacknowledged.

May 12, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Red Cross seeks donors as summer looms

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in.

May 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Reducing carbon emissions could save lives, prevent heart attacks, new research shows

Cutting power plant carbon emissions saves lives, according to new research on the way pollution affects public health. The study (paywall), published this week, will become a key talking point for supporters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's latest proposal for carbon pollution standards.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What Dove's latest body image campaign gets right — and wrong — about boosting self-esteem

Dove's latest attempt to raise the self-esteem of women worldwide comes in the form of a pair of doors.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Make it a Mother's Day all year

Mother's Day is full of flowers, chocolates and with any luck, breakfast in bed. But alas Mother's Day only comes once a year. So here are five simple ways to give yourself the love all year round, one week at a time.

May 08, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL | Living well


Sleepwalking and night terrors are genetic, study says

A new study shows the unconscious habit of sleepwalking may actually be tied to genetics, may be passed from parent to child, and when both parents have a history of it, the probability of it happening with children increases.

May 08, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Living well


Never satisfied? Late-night snacking might be your brain’s fault

Do you ever wonder why you can’t sleep until you’ve had that second helping of dinner or bowl (or two) of ice cream?

May 07, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


Area's air among cleanest in country

A new report shows some improvements in ozone levels in metro Atlanta and in Macon, though both areas still have significant air-quality problems.

May 06, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Living well


Sugar reduces stress, but there are healthier ways to feel better

Satisfying your sweet tooth can reduce stress, but that doesn't mean you should indulge often, according to new research.

May 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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