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Coastal Endodontics welcomes new dentist

Coastal Endodontics, the home of "comfortable root canals" in coastal Georgia, recently announced the addition of a new dentist to its staff, hoping it will provide more flexible scheduling and shorter wait times for patients.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Healthy living takes lifelong learning

I recently had the opportunity to speak to the first graduates of the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program in Savannah. They are all patients of Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care and had participated in the 12-week program to learn about how they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

July 28, 2014 | By Charles H. Morris Special to the Courier | Living well


Health system welcomes new pediatrician to practice

ST. MARYS - Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Camden Pediatrics, an affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System, recently announced the addition of Lera "Liv" Fina, D.O., board-certified pediatrician, to the practice.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Governor OKs hire of 100 child protective service workers

Gov. Nathan Deal recently approved the hire of 100 new child protective service workers to assist with a recent influx of cases. The number of reports of child abuse and neglect has increased significantly since the opening of a centralized 24/7 Child Protective Services Intake Communications Center.

July 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Family Fun Day to kick off World Breastfeeding Week

SAVANNAH -La Leche League of Savannah is planning a "Family Fun Day" to kick off World Breastfeeding Week. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 3 W. Liberty St. Doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Event updates can be found at www.facebook.com/lllsavannah.

July 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Colonels Island doctor to appear on TV show

Dr. C. Alan Scott, the medical director of the emergency department at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, is appearing in two episodes of "Untold Stories of the ER" this summer.

July 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Make children’s health an important part of your back-to-school planning

The end of summer vacation, when families begin preparing for their children to go back to school, often is a busy and exciting time of year.

July 27, 2014 | By Mark Kishel, M.D. Special to the Courier | Living well


Electronic cigarettes not necessarily a bright light

AUGUSTA - It's been 50 years since the surgeon general's office officially linked smoking with an increased risk for cancer and in the years that have followed, any number of measures have been introduced to entice, encourage and aid people in giving up lighting up.

July 27, 2014 | Dr. Samir N. Khleif Guest Columnist | Living well


Health-district officials warn residents to take precautions against mosquitoes

CHATHAM COUNTY - Officials from the Coastal Health District - which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties - are reminding residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes, which are a nuisance and can carry diseases such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and chikungunya.

July 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


The older they are, the harder they are to train

Q: Using your advice, I successfully toilet-trained my daughter by age 16 months. It is now three months later, and we are still using diapers at naps and nighttime. At her nap, which lasts several hours, she fully soaks her diaper. At night, she is taking off her diaper prior to falling asleep, wetting the bed after she goes to sleep, and then crying for us when she wakes up in a pool of pee. Is this a sign that I should begin night training? I'm hesitant to do this because I am eight months pregnant and don't ...

July 26, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


River pollution didn't cause flesh-eating disease

A Bryan County man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Living well


Ga. Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer house calls to retirees

ATLANTA - Contrary to popular belief, house calls are not a thing of the past. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, on behalf of State Health Benefit Plan, will offer house calls to all SHBP members enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan with the help of a contracted vendor, Matrix Medical Network.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Sleep-management center renews national accreditation status

BRUNSWICK - The sleep management center at the Southeast Georgia Health System's Brunswick campus recently earned a five-year reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, validating the center's commitment to providing quality care.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Local health system CEO receives Scouts’ Golden Eagle Award

The Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America recently recognized Southeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Gary R. Colberg for his commitment and dedication to young people.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Boo-boo bunnies made by local students benefit young patients

JESUP - Student leaders at Wayne County High School recently educated their peers on the importance of injury prevention and shared data related to young children's emergency-room visits.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


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Doctor finds 27 lost contact lenses in woman’s eye; nobody can believe how they got there

When a 67 year-old woman experienced discomfort in her eye, she didn’t think much of it. Later she would tell surgeons that she thought ...

July 24, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The relationship of nutrition and mental health

Are you really what you eat? It might sound cliché, but if you look at it from the perspective of mental health, it's actually ...

July 23, 2017 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


4 nutrition tips to honor your health without dieting

Nutrition can feel very confusing and overwhelming. It seems that everyone has an opinion and claims absolute truth with their eating style or diet plan.

July 23, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


Why is everyone so angry, and how can we change that?

The shooting of a U.S. congressman this summer by a man described as “always angry” reminded Americans that while anger is a biological necessity ...

July 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


The problems with elimination diets

If you've lived long enough, you've seen the trends come and go in the dieting world. One minute fat is bad and the ...

July 20, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


It's not your imagination, your lawn mower is trying to kill you

The aroma of freshly cut grass is one of the pleasures of summer, but you can't smell it if you're in the ER ...

July 19, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


What the loss of a father in the home does to a child's health

Children who grow up without a father in the home have shorter telomeres, the protective chromosome caps that are believed to affect health and longevity ...

July 19, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Here are the best pregnancy tests, according to experts

If you’ve ever thought you were pregnant, you know the anticipation of taking a pregnancy test can be exciting and nerve-wracking. And, there’s ...

July 18, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 satisfying sweet treats that won't break your diet

Anyone who has tried dieting hits that moment when they crave a donut so much they considered cheating on their health goals. Don't give ...

July 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Inspiring mom of 3 runs race of a lifetime to qualify for world championship

If you're a mom, you know how challenging it is just to find five minutes to exercise. For many elite athletes, taking time out ...

July 18, 2017 | Michael Sackley FamilyShare | Living well


Will prayer improve your athletic performance?

A leading magazine recently made a claim that's not often found on the secular newstand: that prayer can improve athletic performance.

July 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Four questions to ask when your child won’t sleep

Recent findings that room sharing can disrupt infant sleep may carry far-reaching implications, including poor sleep later in life - which may lead to behavioral and ...

July 14, 2017 | By Kelsey Down KSL.com | Living well


If you answer yes to these 11 questions, you've experienced emotional abuse (and possibly haven't re

We all hope for healthy relationships throughout our lives, but that doesn't always happen. Too many people are emotionally abused by parents, siblings, significant ...

July 13, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


Why I stopped working out

Every single day, rain or shine, I make sure to get some sort of physical exercise in. However, you will not find me looking up ...

July 13, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


4 stretches every woman should be doing daily (you can do them in your bed)

When you’re young and nimble, it seems like you can do just about anything without stretching. There was no need to stretch out your ...

July 12, 2017 | Gina Van Luven FamilyShare | Living well


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