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Red Cross worried about blood supply

Severe winter weather throughout much of the eastern half of the United States in recent weeks has caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross, more than 3,000 of which were in Georgia.

February 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


City council hears health dept. update

Liberty County Health Department Administrator Deidre Howell updated the Hinesville City Council on the department's accomplishments for the past year and upcoming challenges.

February 22, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Whooping cough on the rise

Whooping cough - a disease thought by many to have been eradicated - is on the rise.

February 18, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Toddlers don't always need nap time

Q: Over the holidays, our 28-month-old daughter stopped napping. A couple of days we were so busy with Christmas that a nap simply was not possible. Now, we put her in her crib for her to nap, and she spends about one and a half to two hours in there, wide awake, playing and talking to herself, and then we take her out. I know we cannot force her to sleep, but is there some way we can get her to want to sleep and take a nap again?

February 16, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Strokes rising fast for young, middle-aged

LOS ANGELES - Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older people, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to shift the age burden of the disease.

February 16, 2011 | By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press writer | Living well


Never too young for good dental hygiene

The slogan for this year's National Children's Dental Health Month, which is every February, is "A healthy smile? It's easy to find! Remember to brush and floss each day."

February 16, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Health dept. breaks ground on WIC clinic

A muddy expanse of dirt and the remains of a dilapidated mobile building marked the spot Thursday where a new WIC clinic will be built on Fort Stewart. A row of gold shovels, each tied with a blue and white bow, stood waiting for Coastal Health District, military and business leaders to grasp for a ceremonial groundbreaking.

February 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Health department helps seniors see red

The Liberty County Health Department staffers visited the senior center in Hinesville on Feb. 4 and organized activities and exercises to celebrate National Wear Red Day, which is part of the American Heart Association's campaign to increase awareness about heart disease in women.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Best things: Follow up on resolutions

More than a month has passed since New Year's Day. How are you doing on those resolutions? Deidre Howell, administrator for the Liberty County Health Department, said personal resolutions revolve most often around health and fitness. Coincidentally, those pledges can be the toughest to keep. Because Howell's mission is to help local residents stay healthy through the We Can! initiative, she recently shared a few tips designed to keep resolution-makers on the right track all year round:

February 10, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall | Living well


Spying on 'family circuses' is entertaining

I must, in the interest of full disclosure, begin this column with a confession: I am a voyeur; more specifically, a parenting voyeur. In the words of Chauncey Gardner, I like to watch; more specifically, I like to watch people interact with their kids. I do my voyeur thing in restaurants, stores, shopping centers, parking lots and so on. I try to do it without staring, of course. The trick is to be casual about it, to go unnoticed.

February 09, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Good habits set stage for health heart

The advancements being made today in cardiovascular research are unbelievable. Scientists, focusing on the prevention, detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and related conditions, have discovered a range of factors that contribute to the diseases or that may soon offer cures for conditions once believed to be fatal or irreversible.

February 09, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Mardi party to boost family health

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia will host a Mardi Gras Madness event to raise money for scholarships for local families who want to lead healthy and active lifestyles by joining the YMCA.

February 08, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Free HIV testing this weekend at Shuman Center

The Coastal Health District will offer a confidential, free HIV testing Saturday at the Shuman Recreation Center in conjunction with National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

February 04, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Blood donations in high demand

A patient needs a blood transfusion every two seconds in the United States, according to a recent news release from the American Red Cross.

February 03, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


'Backtracking' is not good parenting

Stop the presses! I interrupt this column with an important update: Infamous Chinese tiger mother Amy Chua, whose account of her parenting methods ("Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," Penguin) has provoked a tsunami of outrage, now says that much, if not most, of her description was a "joke," "deadpan humor," and "tongue in cheek."

February 02, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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Health fair in Riceboro

The fifth annual Health and Wellness Fair took place on Saturday at the Riceboro Youth Center. Hosted by Project Reach GANG, a non-profit community youth outreach program, the fair provided resource information, health screenings, products and exercise activities for attendees to enjoy.

March 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Living well


Peanut allergy could be avoided by indulging early in life, study suggests

Mr. Peanut had better polish his monocle and shine his shoes. He has a whole new group of customers to entertain.

March 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility is complex, not just the medical side of treating infertility, but the emotional side of treating it. Essentially, infertility, whether it's the inability to conceive, frequent miscarriages or otherwise, is loss. Many couples are surprised by the intensity of their feelings related to infertility.

February 27, 2015 | Whitney Barrell KSL | Living well


Health professionals call for action to address gun violence

Leaders from the nation's top health professional organizations have issued a call to action on gun violence, co-signing an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

February 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

Americans are not alone in craving salty, sweet and all-around unhealthy foods, according to a new study on global health trends.

February 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

Look around the room these days and you'll spot someone with a plastic bracelet tracking their steps, miles, etc. No, this isn't some kind of punishment or parole tracker. Most likely they opened a Fitbit on Christmas morning, Hanukkah or New Year's.

February 25, 2015 | Michelle Lehnardt Deseret News | Living well


3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

Most people have heard you should drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, hydration is a basic component to healthy living. However multiple studies have found the contrary suggesting your body can’t handle excessive amounts of water.

February 25, 2015 | Paige Cook FamilyShare | Living well


'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

A long-held truth among psychologists that stress and sadness are contagious has been confirmed in a recent study from the Pew Research Center. The study brought research into the digital age, where people often read about friends' stressors on Facebook or Twitter, finding that struggles experienced by one person can be felt by others.

February 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Natural scents promoted for health, happiness

At a recent seminar at Farmer's Natural Foods in Hinesville, Kaliana Schmidt shared her determination to spread more happiness in the world.

February 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Cultivate spirit with simple practices

Sense of purpose is one of the integrative approaches to health in the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program. It is an essential ingredient in a healthy lifestyle, because it gives direction and meaning to our lives.

February 22, 2015 | By Dr. Andrew Pleasant Special to the Courier | Living well


TRICARE raises pharmacy co-pays

New co-pays for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE began Feb. 1.

February 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

This is the third in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." Read part two: "How families can work together to fight heroin addiction."

February 22, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


VA names Dublin medical center director

ATLANTA - The Department of Veterans Affairs recently appointed retired Navy Capt. Maryalice Morro, RN, MSN, as the new director of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia.

February 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

In the midst of their busy lives, Americans are learning how to keep calm and say "Ommmm." Meditation, alongside yoga and other mind and body practices, is becoming more popular as people link its practice to happier and healthier lives.

February 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How families can work together to fight heroin addiction

This is the second in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction."

February 19, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


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