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State stepping up fight of elder abuse

ATLANTA - In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which was recognized June 15, the Department of Human Services' Division of Aging Services is encouraging Georgians to learn about warning signs of elder abuse and help raise awareness about the abuse of older adults and people with disabilities.

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


Summer faves with health twists

Summer in Savannah means sometimes-annoying heat and humidity, but it also brings the fun of picnics, backyard parties and family barbecues. Like many Southern traditions, food is front and center - and plentiful. Food is love, and friends and family are love, so more food for friends and family is often deemed better.

June 29, 2014 | By Kim Floyd, M.Ed., R.D., L.D. and Joycelyn Cornthwaite, M.S., R.D., L.D., CDE and Kelly Shannon Special to the Courier | Living well


Stay calm while potty training toddler

Q: My 26-month-old daughter will go on the potty happily every hour when told - we're using your potty-bell method and it's working extremely well - and produces every time. As a result, she's having very few, if any, wee incidents. However, we still have to catch her before an impending bowel movement - she usually begins releasing gas - and rush to get her to the potty. She will sit and poop on the potty, but at day care - 3 days a week - they can't watch her every second, and therefore she often poops in her pants there. How ...

June 29, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Fundraiser for children's unit at Memorial

SAVANNAH - The Next Generation, a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center, will host its first summer soirée, a signature fundraising gala, at 7:30 p.m. July 18 at the Savannah Yacht Club.

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


Long Board of Health approves 2015 budget

The Long County Board of Health recently approved $460,000 for its fiscal-year 2015 budget.

June 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


EMS recognizes employees with cookout

In celebration of National EMS Week, the Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services held a lunch cookout for its employees May 23.

June 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Living well


LRMC hosts third blood drive of year

Liberty Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the American Red Cross, hosted a blood drive May 23 at the hospital. Twenty-two pints were donated, said Deborah Wells, Liberty Regional Medical Center blood drive coordinator, and the next blood drive is slated for July 18.

June 01, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


VA outpatient clinic to open this month

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is relocating its Hinesville VA outpatient clinic to its permanent home at 500 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, effective June 2.

June 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health Expo on post is for everyone

Holbrook Pond off of Georgia Highway 144 will be the setting for the first Community Outdoor Health Expo - a day centered on health, wellness and prevention - from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 7.

June 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Start talking about health, weight

There is a large and somewhat disturbing truth in this area that's hard to talk about, but we must start the conversation.

June 01, 2014 | By Dr. Andrew Pleasant and Palmer Steverson Special to the Courier | Living well


Red Cross starts 100-day donation drive

The American Red Cross kicked off its "100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope." campaign May 24, reminding blood donors that they can give hope to patients by rolling up their sleeves.

June 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Georgia ranks 40th in elder's health

ATLANTA - Georgia ranked 40th for senior health this year, according to the second edition of United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings senior report.

May 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Malaria still kills 1,000,000 each year

In 2010, malaria killed almost a million people worldwide and still infects about 350 million a year. These are large figures for a disease that is both curable and preventable.

May 28, 2014 | By John Hoffmire Deseret News Service | Living well


Health system honors longtime members

BRUNSWICK - Based on the theme, "Teamwork Lights the Way," the Southeast Georgia Health System honored longtime team members May 8 during the annual service awards banquet at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.

May 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Crossfit meet tests military community

About 150 men and women gathered May 2-3 to participate in the first CrossFit Fort Stewart 2014 Warrior Competition at Caro Fitness Center on post.

May 22, 2014 | By Dan Scott Correspondent | Living well


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Why your next therapy session might include a horse

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March 25, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 terrible mistakes you make in the shower (that you shouldn’t)

Shower time is a delightful, yet crucial moment of the day regarding your hygiene. But, regardless of how relaxing your shower time is, you may ...

March 23, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


5 nasty reasons you should stop chewing gum (even if you love it)

Chewing gum has been around for ages and comes in any flavor you could want: mint, fruit, apple pie (seriously)— you name it. It’s ...

March 20, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Are apples causing your stomach problems?

An apple a day can cause gastric distress if you're one of the estimated 10 percent of Americans who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome ...

March 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How to shake your bad mood in a hurry

When something upsets you, it can be hard to not let it affect everything else you do. I find when I am angry or short ...

March 20, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


5 risks that increase your change of miscarriage (and 5 common causes you should know)

I know the feeling all too well. My husband and I tried for several months when that pink line finally appeared. To say we were ...

March 18, 2017 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well


What to do the day after you binge

So, you went completely overboard last night with your eating. What do you do now? Before we dive into advice about how to bounce back ...

March 16, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


The end is coming for the sell-by date, and this will make your life better

You're halfway to putting dinner on the table when you notice the milk you're about to add to the mac-and-cheese passed its sell-by ...

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


9 tricks to actually make your hair shiny

We are always on the lookout for products you will love. If you make a purchase based of our recommendations, we may receive a small ...

March 16, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


10 foods to give you glowing, healthy skin

What you eat directly affects your skin. Here are 10 foods to help you get rid of wrinkles and acne:

March 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 common medicines that could kill you (you have them in your house)

The idea of overdosing usually brings illegal drugs to mind, but that’s not always the case. The danger of overdosing on common medicines is ...

March 15, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


6 ways stress affects women differently than men

We all have stress, but our gender plays a role in how we react and are affected by it. Women are not only more likely ...

March 15, 2017 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well


Why no one really knows how many abortions there are in America -- and how to fix the problem

With anti-abortion groups energized by the election of President Donald Trump, and abortion supporters worried about the president's pick for the Supreme Court, abortion ...

March 13, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


She "ruined" her body to save her life, and people's reactions are disturbing

Megan Jayne Crabbe haters told her she “ruined her body” because she looked healthier when she was suffering from an extreme case of anorexia. They ...

March 10, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


You think health insurance protects you from crippling medical debt? Think again

Laurel Hurst had done everything right, at least that’s what she thought until she opened her mailbox to find a $20,000 bill for ...

March 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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