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Fair promotes healthy diet, exercise

Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center hosted an aerobicthon and health fair late last month to educate the community on living a healthy lifestyle.

September 22, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Healthcare reform workshop Tuesday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will have a health-care reform workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday in the board room at the chamber offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The class will discuss the Affordable Health Care Act and its impact on businesses. Guest speakers will include Lisette Villa of Liberty Tax, DeLisa Espada of Strategic Business Solutions and David Morris of Diversity Health Center. The class is free, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Email assistant@libertycounty.org or call 368-4445.

September 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Schools help kids with allergies

One bite of a peanut-butter sandwich can cause a child with severe allergies to break out in hives, have difficulty breathing or worse. A student with dairy allergies might suffer cramps and upset stomach following a sip of milk.

September 18, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


New doctors featured at luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the new doctors of the Liberty Regional Medical Center at the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 19, at 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.

September 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Governments back fitness program

Hinesville, Liberty County, Liberty County School System and Liberty Regional Medical Center are partnering with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to encourage local residents to make physical activity a habit.

September 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


WACH covers baby basics

Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart hosted its third annual baby expo Aug. 24 in an effort to provide information and education to new and expecting parents. The event was open to the public, and more than 520 families attended.

September 08, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Game-day grub can be healty

I can always tell exactly when football season arrives. My husband will be firmly planted on the couch Saturday and Sunday, shouting expletives at the television. I know from now until the first week of February, we won't be going anywhere or doing anything over the weekends.

September 08, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Post's new Refill Pharmacy opens

The Medical Department Activity at Fort Stewart celebrated the grand opening of the newly expanded Refill Pharmacy during an Aug. 21 ceremony at the new location.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Orthopedic clinics add Saturday hours

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announced their Jesup and Waycross offices are now open Saturdays between 8 and 11am.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


County gets grant for health program

Liberty County received a $5,000 grant from ACCG, Georgia's county-advancement association. The grant was obtained through the Georgia Department of Public Health and will be used to bolster the county's employee wellness program and health-promotion efforts.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Orthopedic surgeon joins practice

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announces the addition of Dr. Christopher E. Swanson to its staff. Swanson is an orthopedic surgeon and will start seeing patients Monday.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


EMS director: Cardiac calls on rise

Liberty County's rural location, an aging population and a struggling economy make first responders' jobs more challenging, Liberty Regional EMS Director Robyn Todd told Hinesville Rotary Club members during their Tuesday lunch meeting.

September 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


Army 10-Miler tests speed, endurance

About 30 runners competed in a 10-mile race Saturday at Donovan's Track to qualify for a position on the Fort Stewart team slated to represent the installation Oct. 20 at the 29th annual Army 10-miler race in Washington, D.C.

August 25, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Giving recipes a 'makeover' is easy

Last time, I talked about the wealth of recipes available online and how they don't always have your health in mind. Sometimes it seems that the easier a recipe is to prepare, the more unhealthy it is.

August 25, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Columnist | Living well


Children must see consquences to fix problem

Q: Our 9-year-old son Bobby is very intelligent and capable of doing good work in school when he wants to, but he is generally just downright lazy. As a result, he makes mediocre grades and we have to monitor his homework to make sure he does it. Even then, 30 minutes of homework takes him a couple of hours, during which time he finds every possible way of dawdling. Believe it or not, despite his lazy ways, Bobby's in the gifted program. He's about to enter fourth grade and we'd like to nip his lack of motivation ...

August 25, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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The diet you should try before scheduling weight-loss surgery

Obese Americans are increasingly turning to bariatric surgery help them lose weight and manage diabetes. But two doctors are urging people considering the surgery to ...

September 28, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 tips to manage anxiety during the election

If you’ve recently been waking up clammy from nightmares, experienced insomnia or having digestive problems, then you may have election-based anxiety to blame.

September 28, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Living well


Your doctor wants you to get off the internet

You can find answers to pretty much every medical question on the internet — and many of them are wrong. That's one reason your doctor ...

September 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


16 common beauty mistakes that are aging you

We all have that youthful glow at one point in our lives, but unfortunately, Father Time doesn’t allow us to keep our flawless face ...

September 26, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


8 symptoms of diabetes in children and teens you need to know about

Diabetes has become increasingly easier to manage through the years, but if left untreated or undiscovered, it is deadly. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause ...

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Protect your toddlers from Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

With recent outbreaks of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Florida and New Jersey, here’s everything you need to know about this brutal virus ...

September 22, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


The 5-second rule: Is it really safe to drop food on the floor and still eat it?

Researchers at Rutgers University have bad news for anyone who's ever dropped a cookie on the floor and scooped it up, citing the "five-second ...

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 health risks you can detect through your snoring

Aside from being mega obnoxious to anyone sharing a room with you, snoring seems like a harmless habit.

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The ABZs of Zika

Aedes aegypti isn’t the only way to get Zika, but the striped-leg mosquito gets most of the buzz. Another type of mosquito, Aedes ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is it wise to pull wisdom teeth?

For many teens, the extraction of four healthy teeth is a ritual of high school, much like getting a driver’s license or going to ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 things people with PTSD want you to know

Post-traumatic stress disorder will affect 7-8 percent of the U.S. population at some point in the lives. About 8 million adults per year in ...

September 21, 2016 | Chelsea Rutter FamilyShare | Living well


Why some people die from pneumonia and others don't

It killed entertainer Bob Hope and abolitionist Harriet Tubman, and contributed to the death of George Washington, the first president, and William Henry Harrison, the ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What you need to know about Zika before you conceive

In Texas, dozens of women are showing up to be tested each Friday at a Zika clinic. In South Carolina, one county sprayed so vigorously ...

September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 reasons you should be using a menstrual cup

The first time you see a menstrual cup, it’s a little jarring. People put that in them? And then take it out and reuse ...

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


6 homemade recipes to get rid of acne that people swear by

Zits have a funny way of popping up in the most obvious spot on exactly the worst day. Things only get worse when you realize ...

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


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