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Groundbreaking kicks off construction of health center

Area officials broke ground last week for a new adult daytime health center in Ludowici.

August 10, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Living well


Fair Offers Healthy Resources to Families

Fort Stewart hosted an activities, information, registration and back-to-school fair July 24 to give military families and community members health-related information and free school supplies.

August 10, 2014 | Sammantha Koss | Living well


SouthCoast Medical Group is now SouthCoast Health

The Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group officially has re-branded as SouthCoast Health.The change will be reflected in the organization's name, logo, website and overall visual identity.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Surgeon brings much experience to region

Dr. Thomas Chasse is moving from Maine to Southeast Georgia to join Wayne Memorial and St. Joseph's/Candler Physician Specialty Associates.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


2nd ABCT soldiers compete in Spartan Week's athletic battles

For the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, July 14-18 was a week of individual and team competitions. Spartan Week's athletic battles marked the last time Spartan soldiers will compete or train as a brigade before the unit cases its colors this fall.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


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


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These 3 kids items have more germs than your bathroom floor

There is no getting around it - kids are messy. I don’t think I truly understood what “messy” meant until we brought a baby into ...

August 20, 2017 | Krystal Rogers-Nelson FamilyShare | Living well


I quit sugar completely for a month and this is what happened

I stayed away from anything containing sugar for 31 days straight, and the results were pretty surprising.

August 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


7 ways to make your hair grow FAST

Pumpkin spice season (a.k.a. fall) is right around the corner, and that means you might have some regrets about that drastically short summer ...

August 16, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Is this simple abdominal exercise a DIY mommy makeover?

It's a postpartum nightmare for women: being asked when the baby is due after you've delivered.

August 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


A gynecologist answers the 5 sexual questions we ALL have (that you always wanted to ask but never d

Body-shame is common in our society. We grow up with the idea that we have private or intimate areas, so when questions arise about those ...

August 14, 2017 | Fernanda Gonzalez Casafús FamilyShare | Living well


Five things a good night’s sleep can do for you

We all feel better when we’re sleeping well, but did you know that good sleep habits can impact everything from your marriage to your ...

August 14, 2017 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


9 magical uses you never knew you could use avocados for

Ah, the magic of avocados. We know this yummy green fruit makes a delicious bowl of guacamole and adds a bit of pizazz to your ...

August 14, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Mother is diagnosed with vulvar cancer after she experiences severe itching; the symptoms of this ca

Clare Baumhauer, age 44, was diagnosed with cancer. Her story is going viral and she’s pleading with women everywhere to familiarize themselves with the ...

August 14, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


Doctor discovers realistic exercise to help moms lose their post-baby belly

When a doctor and a fitness coach claimed to discover an exercise that shrinks the motherhood pooch in three weeks with 100 percent success, NPR ...

August 13, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


This new birth control APP might just be more effective than the pill

The world of birth control may never be the same.

August 13, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


5 reasons to ditch your scale

Weight is such a loaded topic. It can bring up lots of emotions, lots of frustration and lots of confusion.

August 10, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


Brain damage and football: what parents should know

The quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers is questioning whether he should continue to play football and a Baltimore Ravens lineman has already quit after the ...

August 09, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


5 signs your shampoo is destroying your hair (without you noticing)

After a tiring day, nothing is more satisfying than a long, warm shower. You reach for your favorite shampoo and wash away the dirt and ...

August 09, 2017 | Kristine Ramos FamilyShare | Living well


15 things to wear that make you INSTANTLY look slimmer

Diet and exercise is great and all, but it takes a while to lose weight, and when it comes to looking thinner, most of us ...

August 07, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Man starts asking creepy questions but won’t look at woman’s face; now she’s pleading with everyone

When you think of sex trafficking, chances are you don’t think about it happening in your own state or your city. You might think ...

August 07, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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