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Use preventative medicine as an advantage

Have you made resolutions for this year that you will work at and keep? And if you do have specific goals, does that mean you are a meticulous planner who knows what you're going to do each day and what you need to accomplish these plans?

January 05, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Flu rates up in Ga., vaccine available

As flu rates continue to climb in Georgia and around the country, Coastal Health District officials are urging residents in Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties to protect themselves and others against the flu by getting vaccinated.

January 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Pledge to keep your resolution this year

Have you ever sat down with your family and tried to write down your holiday traditions? Did these begin with your grandparents or even before them? Some traditions are as simple as what foods you eat on Christmas while other traditions came to us from other countries or started with a particular event that was so well-received that everyone wanted to repeat the experience annually.

December 29, 2010 | Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


Mother’s feelings of loss are pretty typical

Q: Since the oldest of my three children started kindergarten this year, I have become increasingly attached to her, as if I took for granted the past five years I've had at home with her. The rational side of me knows I need to allow her to be independent of me, make mistakes and so on, but the irrational side feels almost literally sick when she comes home talking (in my opinion, prematurely) about boys, clothes and the like. I don't want to be a parent who ends up with a 30-year-old "kid" still living at home, but ...

December 29, 2010 | John Rosemond Parenting column | Living well


Fads not permanent solution to teen weight

LOGAN - Some teenagers may be tempted to try diet shakes and bars and weight-loss supplements to help them obtain their ideal figure, but studies show nothing beats good, old-fashioned diet and exercise.

December 29, 2010 | Leslie Gray Associated Press | Living well


'Doctor' puts children on right path

William Meyer, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University, objects to a recent column of mine in which I recommended that parents move a toddler out of their bed by telling him that "the doctor" said he can't sleep with them any longer (a second child is on the way). In a letter to the editor of the Raleigh News and Observer, Meyer says that this is a lie and "sets up the child to feel an unwarranted anger" toward health-care professionals.

December 22, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Stay safe on holiday, don't drink and drive

Each year, the holiday season brings mixed feelings for many people when parties, shopping and social responsibilities become intertwined with emotional upsets and worries about expenses associated with giving gifts.

December 22, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Family struggles with teen's leukemia

Christmas should be a time of celebration and merriment, but Joshua Berry's parents are currently focused on their son's health.

December 20, 2010 | By Pam Waters Special to the Courier | Living well


WMH adds breast surgery equipment

JESUP - Wayne Memorial Hospital recently added a piece of technology to its operating rooms. With two new general surgeons on board, WMH complied with the physicians' request for equipment needed to conduct a new service, sentinel lymph node biopsies for breast cancer. The Neoprobe Gamma Detection System is in use at Wayne Memorial to offer less invasive, yet highly accurate breast biopsies.

December 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Children should be allowed to dream

Q: Our 16-year-old son is talking of going to a local community college after high school and living with one of his friends. He says he needs to find a job soon so he can prove to his friend's mom that he is hard-working. I was so shocked I just listened and haven't said how I feel about this whole thing. What would you say to this obviously delusional teen about his grand plans?

December 16, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


LRMC opens new cancer institute

Liberty County Regional Medical Center announced the opening of the Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Institute during a Thursday evening grand opening reception.

December 14, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Living well


LRMC named hospital of year

HomeTown Health, a resource network for rural Georgia hospitals, recognized Liberty Regional Medical Center as the Hospital of the Year in November at its 2010 Annual Conference at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain. LRMC was chosen from among 55 statewide rural hospital members for its achievements as a rural hospital, according to a release provided by the hospital.

December 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Seniors compare Medicare drug plans

Local seniors received help Thursday navigating the intricacies of Medicare Part D's prescription drug program from U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's office and GeorgiaCares representatives. Kingston, R-Ga., sponsored a Medicare Part D workshop at Savannah Technical College's Liberty County campus on Airport Road.

December 10, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Researchers examine 'visual hiccups'

HOUSTON - Stare at a spinning ceiling fan for a while, and it will eventually - just for a moment - appear to spin in the opposite direction. Although this seems like the kind of visual hiccup that might be observed and just as quickly forgotten, the laboratory of Dr. David Eagleman recognizes glitches of visual perception as crucial for understanding the normal function of the brain.

December 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Dec. 1 set aside for HIV/AIDS awareness

The tragedy of AIDS, says Susan Alt, director of HIV services for the Coastal Health District, is it continues to spread here and worldwide even though it can be prevented.

November 29, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


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How stores like Forever 21 trick your brain into buying more

Neuroscience research holds an important message for shoppers looking to add a few new pieces to their spring wardrobe: the brain can't always be trusted.

March 30, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Teens may be even more distracted behind the wheel than previously thought

Giving in to the temptation to talk with friends or answer texts while driving holds serious consequences for teens behind the wheel, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which found that six in 10 car crashes involving teen drivers were linked to distracted driving.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Phil had been teaching tennis to young people for 20 years. Last year, when he started experiencing discomfort in his hands and wrists, a parent of one of his students suggested it could be carpal tunnel syndrome.

March 27, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Living well


New Alzheimer's drug on trial for treatment

The search for an effective Alzheimer's treatment has faced many setbacks, but one new drug is renewing hope, according to researchers.

March 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What 'The Office' teaches us about job satisfaction

America's favorite workplace turns 10 this week. Fans of Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael Scott and the rest of "The Office's" cast of characters will mark a decade since the comically dysfunctional crew first came to television screens.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Why psychologists say you should ban 'busy' from your vocabulary

In late February, Scott Dannemiller, a writer and worship leader in the Presbyterian Church, captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of people with a simple four-word headline: "Busy is a Sickness."

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Researchers establish why exercise can worsen exhaustion of patients with chronic fatigue

The mechanism that causes high-performance athletes to "feel the burn" also causes people with chronic fatigue syndrome to feel exhausted by the most common daily activities, new University of Florida research shows.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


March recognizes social workers across the Nation

During, this time the National Association of Social Workers begins an eight-month celebration of its 60th anniversary which will end in October, the actual month the association was founded back in 1955.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Senate approves creation of Joint Coastal Greenway Study Committee

Legislation sponsored by Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, would create a joint House and Senate Coastal Greenway Study Committee to examine the proposed Coastal Georgia Greenway trail.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Turmeric, more than just a cooking spice

Turmeric, a rootstock perennial plant that is a cousin to the ginger family, is used as a spice in many Middle Eastern recipes. But recent studies indicate that turmeric could hold medicinal value as well.

March 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Living well


Affordable Care Act supporters celebrate 5th anniversary

The Affordable Care Act will turn five on Monday, March 23, and many supporters began birthday celebrations early this week with the release of new data illustrating the law's positive impact.

March 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Loneliness isn't as bad as it sounds, study shows

Excess feelings of loneliness have been shown to shorten your lifespan and weaken your immune system. The health risks of loneliness even rival obesity, as Deseret News National's Lois Collins pointed out on Mar. 14.

March 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Living well


When a little deal is a big deal, especially for kids

When people say, “It is not a big deal,” one has to believe them. The problem is, with kids, a little deal may be a big deal. For that matter, who is to say what a big or a little deal is for grown-ups?

March 19, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Living well


Facebook removes 'feeling fat' emoticon option from status updates

Facebook has defriended its "feeling fat" emoticon, announcing Tuesday that the option did not fit the spirit of its "How are you feeling?" prompt.

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How I stepped away from being a 'poolside mom'

As I stood shoulder-deep in the hotel swimming pool, surrounded by all six of my children — many of them hanging on to me — I felt tremendous regret.

March 18, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


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