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Patient-education advocate joines pharmacy

RICHMOND HILL - Richmond Hill Pharmacy recently added Valdosta native Lauren Howell to its pharmacy team.

December 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Prepare to celebrate the season

The holidays can be a joyful time for families, but within an instant, the celebration can be cut short by disasters like residential fires.

December 29, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Celebrate with healthier treats

Hi, my name is Emily and I am a Christmas-aholic! I love Christmas and the whole holiday season; it is far and away my favorite time of year.

December 29, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Stressors can dampen season

For many people, the holiday season is a time of friends, family and togetherness, but for some, holiday stressors can make this time of year anything but joyous.

December 29, 2013 | By Michelle L. Gordon Fort Stewart MEDDAC public affairs | Living well


Guardsmen get life-saving training

The Statesboro Air Evac Lifeteam crew recently held a CPR and AED class for members of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Statesboro. Base Clinical Lead Thomas Cook and flight paramedic Jeffery Fussell taught the class.

December 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Stewart starts female mentor program

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have a unique population, and with that comes a great opportunity to reach out. Female soldiers stationed at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield make up approximately 10 percent of the installation's total force. They are spread out amongst more than 150 small, unit-level organizations, which makes for a group that sometimes is hard to connect.

December 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Homeschooling mother needs boundaries

Q: I homeschool my two children, ages 7 and 9. The school day lasts from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., after which they usually do homework for an hour or two. During homework time, they constantly ask me to go over material we've already covered during school. This prevents me from getting my own work done. I find myself being interrupted frequently, and I have to admit, I've lost it on a couple of occasions. What should I do?

December 29, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Family seeks support for newborn with heart problems

A birth brings new life, hope and happiness to families. Parents yearn to take home a happy and healthy baby, but for some families, unforeseen complications hinder the joyful occasion.

December 27, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Diversity Clinic welcomes nurse practioner

The Diversity Health Center recently welcomed certified nurse practitioner Ashley Fowler to its staff.

December 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Online EMT class begins in January

An online course will be offered to area emergency medical technicians from mid-January to May 1 through Camden Public Safety Training.

December 15, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Santa helps kids burn energy bowling

Fort Stewart's Corkan Family Recreation Area hosted its first "Santa in the House" event Saturday, allowing children to sneak in some physical activity, burn energy and enjoy an afternoon of play time with Kris Kringle.

December 15, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Dash into holidays with healthy habits

It's not necessary to put healthy habits on hold during the holidays. One good way to stay on target with heart-healthy eating is by following the DASH diet, developed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

December 15, 2013 | By Sandra A. Durrence Winn Army Public Health | Living well


Stay in shape despite temptations

Cooler weather, family gatherings and delicious food make the holidays the best time of year, but they also can be trouble for those looking to maintain their weight-loss and fitness goals.

December 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Pomegranates are healthy, sweet holiday treat

I love pomegranates during the holiday season - not just for their brilliant color and sweet taste, but for their outstanding health benefits.

December 15, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Don't complicate potty training

Q: My 18-month-old kicks me and hits me when I try to change his diaper. He doesn't do this for his father or grandparents. Should I hold his legs down until he gives up or will this worsen things?

December 15, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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Children's caffeine consumption changing

SALT LAKE CITY - Caffeine is a substance many adults depend on to stay awake during long hours and busy days. It turns out, that habit is trickling down to their kids.

April 20, 2014 | By Amanda Taylor Deseret News Service | Living well


Families who eat together, succeed together

Our family has a dinner tradition that began when I was a child. At a preset time, we turn off the technology - television, iPad, Gameboy and computers. And we each do our part in preparing for the meal. The tasks usually include emptying the dishwasher, setting the table and preparing the food. We enjoy our meal and pleasant dinner conversation. At the end of the meal, each of us assists with clearing the table and moving the dishes to the sink.

April 20, 2014 | By Reed Markham Deseret News Service | Living well


Mammogram unit to visit Ludowici

The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels mobile-health vehicle will provide screenings from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the IGA supermarket on Highway 84 in Ludowici. All mammograms require a physician's order. Insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Aromatherapy promoted for depression, PTSD

A crowd consisting of many veterans gathered March 27 at Farmer's Natural Foods in Hinesville for a health seminar on easing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The nearly two-hour seminar was facilitated by author Kaliana Schmidt, a natural-emotional-care advocate.

April 06, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Stewart marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Fort Stewart Warrior Restoration Center teamed up with the Fort Stewart Fire Department on March 27 for an event held at the Main Exchange.

April 06, 2014 | By Michelle L. Gordon MEDDAC public affairs officer | Living well


Italian trip focuses on dietary choices

I recently was fortunate to be among a group of 24 nutrition and public-health students from Georgia Southern and Armstrong Atlantic State universities who spent a week exploring Verona, Italy, and the Tuscan countryside by day and learning how to prepare Italian dishes by night. It was an especially memorable spring break.

April 06, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Living well


Service dogs help soldiers with PTSD

It's often been said that dogs are man's best friend, and the members of Woof P.A.C.T. (Partners Are Created Together) want to ensure soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are never without faithful companions.

April 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Living well


YMCA of Coastal Georgia raises $650,000

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia held its 159th annual meeting March 25 at the Armstrong Center on Abercorn Street in Savannah.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Healthy snacks can keep you trim, cool

Healthy snacks often can be difficult to find or make in a pinch, especially when you are starving and a satisfying nibble is nowhere in sight. It is far too easy to reach for junk food when nutritious options aren't accessible.

April 06, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Leukemia fighters name candidates for honors

Jessica Neeley of Richmond Hill has been selected as a candidate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year campaign. Neeley joins other community leaders to see who can raise the most money for the organization in a 10-week time period, which started March 27. Money raised during the campaign will advance LLS's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Public Health Week is coming up

To commemorate National Public Health week on April 7-13, the Coastal Health District has given each day of the week a theme in an effort to send the public several health-related messages.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Obamacare deadline passes

The first open enrollment for health-insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act ended Monday. State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, held two enrollment sessions in Hinesville and Midway on Saturday to register uninsured residents before the deadline.

April 04, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Chamber hears of tele-medicine project

Stroke is a "brain attack," and the fourth-leading cause of death. About 795,000 strokes occur each year. One occurs every 40 seconds, taking a life about every four minutes. Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke. Women are twice more likely to die from stroke than from breast cancer annually.

March 31, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


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