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Reduce West Nile risks this summer

Summer quickly is approaching, which means that mosquito activity soon will become more widespread. Mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus, which can cause mild to serious illness. The best way to prevent WNV is to avoid mosquito bites.

June 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Puppy's hijinks inpsire action

My pup's hunting instincts have pushed my physical activity beyond the lazy comfort zone I've been sitting in for about the past month, and it's a wonderful thing.

June 16, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Teachers, students help health department

A teacher and students at Liberty County High School recently were recognized by Liberty County Health Department Nurse Manager Annie Washington for their initiative in aiding the health department with breast-cancer outreach in the community.

June 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Presciption discounts available from authority

American Consultants Rx President Charles Myrick recently announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project, which consists of millions of free discount-prescription cards being donated to thousands of nonprofits, hospitals, schools and churches in an effort to help the uninsured, underinsured and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

June 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


WACH changes emergency room access

Currently, the Winn Army Community Hospital Emergency Department is accessible only from the entrance off 9th Street. New emergency signs have been posted to reflect the new entrance. The Niles Avenue entrance is closed to begin construction on the two-story, 43,637-square-foot emergency department, which is expected to be completed by fall 2014. It will built on the existing emergency-room parking lot.

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


Saturday's marrow drive may save a life

Be the Match, an organization that connects patients who have life-threatening blood cancers with potential bone-marrow donors, will host a marrow drive to build awareness from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Historical Dorchester Academy in Midway.

June 14, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Correspondent | Living well


Cancer survivor calls life 'a miracle'

Christopher Deigh attended college with hopes of a successful future and a dream to better himself, but his plans were delayed.

May 20, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Correspondent | Living well


Treadmill desks put students in action

Sixth-grade Lewis Frasier Middle School student Marcel Facey does his work as usual on a Wednesday afternoon during his fourth-period class with science teacher Jeremy Meadows.

May 19, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well


Pets enhance quality of life

It's been more than three weeks since my athletic activities grinded to a halt due to my sprained ankle - but I'm happy to report an adorable new distraction.

May 19, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Don't just treat symptoms, prevent heart disease

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in this country for men and women, according to Center of Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System. About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, which means one in four deaths are because of heart disease. The CDC says on its website that early action is key to preventing death from heart disease, but do people know what action to take?

May 19, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Columnist | Living well


Little ones learn healthy habits

Winn Army Community Hospital's Department of Public Health and Fort Stewart's Dental Activities Command teamed up last month to teach healthy habits to children at Stewart's child-development centers as part of Winn's observance of Month of the Military Child.

May 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Turkey vs. traditional meatballs

Any time I am invited to a party or potluck event that requires a dish, I almost always go with my "famous" meatballs and sauce. This no-fail dish always gets rave reviews from friends and family. Just last weekend I made up a Crockpot full to bring to a work function and they were a hit. I especially look forward to the part where I get to tell people that they are made with turkey - not beef. I often get puzzled looks and many "no way!" comments because it's hard to believe. But - "yes, way" - it's turkey.

May 19, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Don't confuse disrespect with childhood drama

Q: I went into my 17-year-old's bedroom to wake him this morning. After some urging, he eventually got up and then told me he hated me. What is the appropriate consequence for this sort of disrespect?

May 19, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Nurses get their week

American Nurses Association members representing Liberty Regional Medical Center, Winn Army Community Hospital and Best Care Health Center joined Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday as he signed a proclamation recognizing May 6-12 as National Nurses Week.

May 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Families 'Walk to Afghanistan' for their soldiers

Their loved ones may be deployed, but about 300 military families began a figurative trek April 27 to show their support for the cause.

May 05, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Correspondent | Living well


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5 tips to help refrain from overeating this holiday season

It's the most wonderful time of the year, in every way but one. The overabundance of junk food! This time of year is magical ...

December 09, 2016 | Candace Johnson FamilyShare | Living well


Navigating sweets and treats during the holiday season

It's the most wonderful time of the year … right?

December 07, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


From fluoride to lead, how to know what's in your family's water

You don't have to live in Flint, Michigan, to worry about your family's water supply. Concern about Flint's continuing battle with lead ...

December 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 surprise health benefits of crying you've never heard of

Sometimes we all need a good cry. We may not want to, because it makes us look vulnerable, but that doesn’t mean it’s ...

December 06, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


4 harmful habits that can cause back pain and how to avoid them

Pain in any form is bad for our daily functionality, as it reduces our ability to concentrate fully. The burning sensation that results from it ...

December 06, 2016 | Zyana Morris FamilyShare | Living well


You might have HIV without knowing it; here are the 3 signs

About 36.7 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV, and 1.8 million of those infected are children who contracted the disease from ...

December 05, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


The 12 dangers of Christmas for families

Your house may be child-proofed, but has it been child-proofed for Christmas?

December 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why we need a little Christmas

Ignore all the moaning about weight gain, shopping and stress. Christmas is good for you — even more so if you profess a strong faith in ...

December 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


I wish my kids had real PE

Upon returning home from school, my son Ace, who is in the fourth grade, excitedly announced that the next day his class would be running ...

November 30, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


7 health risks that can be detected from your baby's poop

We all poop and babies poop more frequently than adults, which is a pain when it comes to changing diapers, but is a blessing when ...

November 29, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


A solid set up for diet success

It turns out, that all you ever needed to know about a solid diet you already learned during preschool in the English nursery tale, "The ...

November 29, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


What families should know about organ donation

When the surgeon took her only daughter's heart out, Lacey Erickson was lying in her bed at home, four blocks away.

November 29, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


14 things hardly any woman knows about her period

Being a woman doesn’t make you an expert on your body, but the more you know, the better you can control it. After all ...

November 29, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Does working in a cubicle make you unhealthy?

Sitting in an office chair and staring at a screen all day is hard on the body in many ways. The lack of physical activity ...

November 27, 2016 | Brandon Doyle FamilyShare | Living well


How to deal with a food craving

It’s 9 p.m. You finally have the chance to sit on the couch and relax from a long day; it’s time for ...

November 24, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


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