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Don't get stuck in a diet rut

Our family was stuck in a diet slump. Because my husband and I both have such hectic work schedules, we got into a rut over the years, eating a lot of processed convenience foods. Awhile back, we cut out nearly all fast food and had been eating at home more often, but we hadn't necessarily been eating healthier at home. Our typical dinner was high in fat, starch, sodium and preservatives, and we really were not thinking much about it. Although we always ate a vegetable of some type with our meals, it wasn't enough to balance things ...

February 26, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


24Seven Family Fitness coming

Most fitness centers rarely open early or stay open late. Even fewer fitness centers open their facilities for use by teens, 14 and older. Next month, 24Seven Family Fitness & Tanning Center will open its first Hinesville gym, making a good workout possible for the whole family around the clock.

February 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Living well


Feelings of accomplishment are twice as nice

Despite weather, holiday and head-cold related setbacks to my 10-week training plan, I successfully finished the Hilton Head Island Half-Marathon on Feb. 9.

February 26, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Motorcyclists ride for seriously ill woman

Area motorcyclists gathered Saturday for a "Riding for Morgan" charity run to help raise funds for a seriously ill Hinesville native, Morgan Smith Rogers. Despite overcast skies and blustery conditions, the ride brought around 50 riders and raised $1,000 to assist Rogers's family with mounting medical costs.

February 26, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Get a picture of your overall health

The owners of Farmers Natural Foods in Hinesville believe that good health starts in the blood.

February 26, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Break out the dessert shoes once in a while

In between technically difficult ankle surgeries and dermatology-heavy diabetic wound care, podiatrists spend a lot of time talking about shoes. Most people take them for granted; they're just another part of your morning routine - something you slip on as you leave the house without realizing they could seriously affect your feet.

February 26, 2013 | By Dr. Libby Putnam Special to the Courier | Living well


Harnessing potassium is key for staying strong

Science long has known that potassium is needed for muscle control.

February 21, 2013 | By Angela Shelf Medearis King Features | Living well


School board staff promotes heart health

The Liberty County School System central-office staff recently wore red for National Wear Red Day, which is part of the National Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign.

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


Georgia Regents Medical Center is stroke center

AUGUSTA - The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations has designated Georgia Regents Medical Center as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, making it the only hospital in Georgia and one of fewer than 20 hospitals nationwide to achieve this designation.

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


School to introduce tread mill-desks

With shrinking education budgets, it often can be difficult to get the latest technological gadgets and equipment into the classroom. This especially is true when that technology is not widely used in schools and doesn't really conform to the traditional classroom environment, in which students most often are seated at desks for the day.

February 14, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Running is good for looks, health

When I'm running on Saturday, I won't just be running for appearance's sake - I'll be running for what's inside.

February 13, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well


Don't cut underachieving children slack

Q: Our 17-year-old is a highly spoiled underachiever. As a junior in high school, he's failing two classes and borderline in the rest. We know that his problems are largely due to our parenting style. We read your book on teens and have made some progress, but we're feeling a sense of urgency. We're ready to do some drastic things. Where do you think we should start?

February 13, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


SouthCoast physicians earn award

Fifteen physicians with SouthCoast Medical Group, which provides services in Hinesville, Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill and Rincon, have been ranked among the top physicians in the nation by Patients' Choice.

February 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Grant fights state's physician shortage

AUGUSTA - A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will help Georgia Regents University continue its efforts to diversify Georgia's health-care workforce.

February 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Coastal Endodontics opening here

Endodontics is a dental speciality that deals with treating the pain associated with tooth infection and/or injury. Since Liberty County is a rural community, certain dental specialities are not always widely available. Due to high demand at its Richmond Hill location, Coastal Endodontics, the office of Dr. Christopher S. Lea, DDS, is opening a second office in Hinesville at the end of this month.

February 13, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


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7 symptoms of skin cancer you NEVER can ignore

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, it is estimated 76,380 new cases of severe melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year- ...

July 27, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


How to vanquish the dreaded 'Dad Bod'

It's not just women who retain weight after childbirth. Fathers, too, can put on pounds, particularly around the stomach and abdomen, and the "Dad ...

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


8 characteristics all attractive women have in common

Attraction is a funny thing. It’s the invisible pull that brings two people together.

July 25, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


The 5 best exercises for lower back pain

Back pain is a very common ailment. So it’s no surprise that, as chiropractors, we’re often asked, "What can I do to relieve ...

July 25, 2016 | Eric Brown FamilyShare | Living well


The Hamilton-inspired reason you need to take a vacation

More than 40 percent of Americans don't take the vacation days they've accrued. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was among them, with catastrophic consequences ...

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why American children can't pay attention

The growth of ADHD diagnoses and drugs in America raises a question: Is anyone out there paying attention?

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 signs you’re pregnant and don’t even know it

I know you want to ask the big question, “How can a woman not know she is pregnant?” They must know or they must be ...

July 23, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


How to successfully transition from rigid dieting to eating intuitively

It's no secret that fad diets don't work; at least not in the long-term. Dieting is actually a consistent predictor of weight gain ...

July 23, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Signs of infertility you should NEVER ignore

There is nothing the world loves more than a baby announcement. People fawn over gender reveals and throw parties to celebrate the arrival of their ...

July 23, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


What artificial sweeteners do to your brain

Artificial sweeteners found in diet sodas and other low-calorie products can make people feel hungry, leading them to eat more and gain even more weight ...

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


11 ways you’re making your period worse

It’s that time of the month again. Aunt Flo is paying her monthly visit and you are dreading every second of it.

July 21, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


What parents need to know about gummy vitamins

The vitamin aisle at your local drugstore is under assault. Call it the attack of the gummy bears.

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


Red Cross appeals for blood donations amidst Zika scares

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations, saying the nation's supply is critically low because of the July Fourth ...

July 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


10 unattractive things that instantly turn guys off

Disclaimer: All women everywhere are beautiful and no one is perfect. This article is not intended to body shame or degrade a female's physical ...

July 16, 2016 | Alex Phippen FamilyShare | Living well


Is an episiotomy assault and battery?

Is an unwanted episiotomy assault and battery? One California mother thinks so, and she is suing her former obstetrician for performing the procedure in 2013 ...

July 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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