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Mammograms to be offered in Ludowici

BRUNSWICK - Southeast Georgia Health System is providing access to mammography in rural areas of Southeast Georgia with its Wellness on Wheels mobile-health vehicle.

December 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Attitude important while disciplining children

Q: I've been trying for two months with little to no success to get your ticket system to work on my 4-year-old daughter.

December 28, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


ASU College of Health Profession wins award

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's College of Health Professions was awarded the Georgia Medical Society's Institution/Organization Award at the 14th annual Health Care Heroes Awards Banquet held Nov. 18 in Savannah. Armstrong President Dr. Linda M. Bleicken, Interim Assistant Dean of the College of Health Professions Sandy Streater, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Department Head Doug Masini and Health Sciences Department Head Robert LeFavi accepted the award on behalf of Armstrong.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Give the gift of holiday this Christmas

This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give a gift that means something - a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with family and friends.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Memorial wins Mattel grant

SAVANNAH - The Mattel Children's Foundation, together with the Children's Hospital Association, has awarded The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center a $15,000 grant. The funds will be used to bring the healing power of play to hospitalized children through the creation of The Parent Infant Play Program. The Children's Hospital is one of 11 children's hospitals across the country to receive a Mattel Play Grant.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Regional YMCA president retiring

SAVANNAH - The YMCA of Coastal Georgia Corporate board announced recently that long time President and CEO Randy Bugos will retire April 1, 2015 after 25 years of leading the local Y through a period of unprecedented growth.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Mom can enable kids, perpetuate cycle

Q: My buddy's wife walks their 11-year-old into the classroom each day. Then she takes out his assignments and helps him get ready. We're talking about a very capable kid who has no "issues" at all. My buddy says other mothers at his son's school are also doing the same thing. My wife has heard about this and wants to start walking our very capable son into his 4th grade room. What are your thoughts?

December 14, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Small gardens yield big results

Victory Gardens is a proud collaborator with the Canyon Ranch Institute Savannah Partnership. As a co-founding partner of Victory Gardens, I had the pleasure of showing a group of CRI Healthy Garden volunteers how to build a sub-irrigation planter, or what a lot of people call a "SIP." If you have limited space, you can follow my step-by-step guide for crafting your very own SIP.

December 14, 2014 | By Reid Archer Special to the Courier | Living well


VA hoping to help homeless vets at summit

The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center will host a homelessness summit Jan. 12 in Brunswick for veterans, their families and other stakeholders interested in the needs of homeless veterans.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Diabetics can also enjoy holiday fare

The holidays are a great time for enjoying family, friends and food, but a tough time for staying healthy. That's particularly true for the more than 29 million Americans who have diabetes.

December 14, 2014 | By Dr. William Alexander Special to the Courier | Living well


Area Agency on Aging gets new lab

The Coastal Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with Georgia Tech's Tools for Life Program, recently announced the grand opening of Coastal Ability Solutions, an assistive-technology lab serving Coastal Georgia. The project was funded by the Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services and is Georgia's first assistive-technology lab housed at a regional commission.

December 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Remission brightens girl's prospects

Dec. 21 will mark two years since 9-year-old Saniyah Joseph was stricken with aplastic anemia, a disease that affects her bone marrow functions. The condition kept Saniyah from living her life like a normal child. She often felt tired and had to undergo blood treatments. Today, her doctors consider her to be in remission, and she is back to enjoying life like a healthy 9-year-old.

November 30, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Day raises diabetes awareness in Long

The first Long County Diabetes Awareness Day was held Nov. 8 at the recreation park in Ludowici. With a large crowd in attendance, $10,296 was raised, according to event coordinator Walt Pelton.

November 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


To be healthy tie diet, exercise, wellness together

For me, life really has been a journey, not a place where you go and stay still. My journey has taken me away from my hometown of Savannah and brought me back again. It has also been a path of discovery about health, wellness and choices.

November 30, 2014 | By Palmer Steverson Special to the Courier | Living well


Liberty Regional Foundation hosts annual gala

The Liberty Regional Foundation recently had its annual fundraising gala at the Forest Pond Lodge in Long County. The event featured live music, food, a raffle, a silent auction and more. Tiffany B. Koss attended with her camera and captured some of the event.

November 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Should pregnant women be worried about hepatitis C?

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May 23, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Mom notices tiny black dots covering her child’s skin and thinks nothing of it, but soon after she r

Beka Setzer’s daughter was enjoying playtime in the summer sun, running through the sprinklers and rolling around in the grass. But when little Emmalee ...

May 23, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


A weight-neutral approach to health

I recently wrote an article in which I discussed why focusing on weight can be harmful to your health. It created a lot of meaningful ...

May 22, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


10 foods to help you lose the most weight (that you probably already have in your fridge)

Changing even a few small things in your diet can have amazing benefits for your health. Chances are you probably already have things in your ...

May 20, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 easy and effective ways to know your most fertile days in the month

Whether you’re trying to conceive or trying to avoid getting pregnant, knowing when you are most fertile during the month is something all women ...

May 19, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


Athlete gets pregnant twice in short time and realizes something strange in her belly

Stephanie Bruce, 32, is an Olympic-hopeful athlete, World Cross Country runner and the mother of two babies. She had two children within only 15 months ...

May 18, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


This common, legal substance can kill a healthy teen in 3 hours

A South Carolina teen with no history of heart trouble drank three highly caffeinated beverages within two hours, then collapsed at school in April from ...

May 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 easy changes you can make right now to lose weight

When it comes to losing fat and maintaining a healthy weight, dieting alone just won’t cut it. There’s no secret trick. Some people ...

May 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Try these 9 easy tricks and watch your hair grow long and healthy

Looking for longer, healthier hair but don’t want to splurge on expensive hair products or pricy extensions? Don't worry. You can get healthier ...

May 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Health policy experts say Republican health plan could mean higher premiums for mothers

Some health policy analysts are warning that motherhood could become a pre-existing condition for some women under the health care bill the House of Representatives ...

May 16, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Taking an aspirin every day for your heart? Maybe it's time to reconsider

Many people with heart issues take an aspirin every day, but a team of researchers has found that the little white pill is of no ...

May 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 warning symptoms you shouldn’t ignore while pregnant

Your body is constantly changing when you’re pregnant, but there are some changes that shouldn’t happen. If you notice any of these symptoms ...

May 11, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Here's how to cook light, eat right and stay fit

Studies have proven that people who eat home-cooked meals are far healthier than those who eat out. When eating out, we tend to eat more ...

May 11, 2017 | Swati Kapoor FamilyShare | Living well


6 tips to make healthy eating realistic and sustainable

In the pursuit of health, many people find themselves oscillating between extremes. One minute you’re eating salads and quinoa bowls and the next you ...

May 11, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


These surprising foods are about to change your life - here's why

2017 has already been a big year for health trends and people are discovering new ways to naturally fight diseases with different types of food ...

May 10, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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