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Aug. 11-17 is Health Center Week

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas Jr., has proclaimed Aug. 11-17 as Health Center Week in Hinesville.

August 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

TRICARE expands autism care

FORT SAM HOUSTON - The Department of Defense is not making changes for active-duty family members seeking autism services. However, an expansion of services through the Applied Behavior Analysis Pilot Program will allow retirees and their families to receive autism-service demonstration benefits.

August 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Wet weather has risks

Southeast Georgia has experienced a lot of rain during the past several weeks, which could cause an increase in public-health-related issues, such as mosquito breeding and septic-system failure. Coastal Health District officials recommend that residents take precautions to minimize potential problems.

August 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Parents had it right in 1950s

Sometimes, the so-called "good old days" really were better. For example, if the data is correct, then the state of parenting in America has been in slow but steady decline since the 1960s. Child mental health and school achievement were much better back then, when the go-to parenting experts were grandparents.

August 11, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Skidaway

The 21st Annual American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraising campaign is in full swing, and a number of activities have been planned leading up to the main Step Out 5K walk and run, including a kick-off celebration and an outdoor kayaking race.

August 03, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Summer fun can worsen asthma

ATLANTA - It's time for summer fun, but unfortunately for those who suffer from asthma, some favorite seasonal outdoor activities often can lead to asthma attacks.

July 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Get child from camp or don't, it's OK

Q: My 10-year-old son is having a miserable experience at the two-week camp we sent him to. He says he hates it there, that the other kids don't like him, and the counselor he was assigned to is mean. All this after just two days. He wants to come home. My instinct is to go get him, but my best friend says he's manipulating me. What should we do?

July 31, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Indulge in refreshingly cool treats

The heat is on, and so is the search for refreshing ice-cold treats to enjoy on sweltering summer days. As great as it would be to eat ice cream whenever the temperature rises, the fat and calories do not make it the healthiest seasonal snacks.

July 31, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

West Rehab therapists earn certification

West Rehab & Sports Medicine, a provider of physical therapy, sports medicine and wellness services in Southeast Georgia, recently announce physical therapists Erin Cantrell, Jen Emberton and Mike Parsons earned advanced-practice certification as orthopedic clinical specialists.

July 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Post refill pharmacy to move

The Fort Stewart Refill Pharmacy is moving from its current location inside the Main Post Exchange to a new, larger site next to the Fort Stewart Furniture Store.

July 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Child health priority for CASA volunteers

Four new Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers recently were sworn in by Judge Linnie L. Darden III. These new volunteers are part of a handful of CASAs in the area counties that advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are involved in juvenile court deprivation proceedings.

July 29, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well

Memorial on 'best hospitals' list

Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah was ranked the fifth-best hospital in Georgia and the highest-rated hospital in Savannah on U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 "Best Hospitals" list.

July 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Midway woman circles St. Catherines to help kids

Jennifer Bew, of Midway, swam and ran the 27-mile circumference of St. Catherines Island on July 13 to raise money for Cure Childhood Cancer, an organization that finances research that could lead to a cure for childhood cancer.

July 29, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well

Army focuses on kids' well-being

Fort Stewart children performed in their biannual dance recital June 31 at the installation's Woodruff Theater as part of the Schools, Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited program.

July 14, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well

Bringing down the hammer for wellness

More than 250 family members from the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment came out July 2 to smash away stress and anxiety during a "Bring Down the Hammer Night" at the unit's motorpool in Fort Stewart's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's compound.

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

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Articles by Section - Living well

What you need to know about compulsive behavior

Compulsive behavior comes in many forms where sufferers are tormented with recurrent images, thoughts and impulses. It’s an anxiety disorder that’s categorized as ...

October 26, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley FamilyShare | Living well

7 foods you should never eat on your period

Being a woman is great and all, but periods are the worst. Turns out, there are certain foods (usually the ones you crave like crazy ...

October 26, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

Women put infants to bed in life threatening position, new study finds

When putting your child to bed, you don't often think of how a pillow or toy could kill your baby, but that's exactly ...

October 26, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

A parent's guide to navigating the sugar rush of Halloween

The dark side of Halloween used to be its connection to evil. But there's a new demon in town that plays an even bigger ...

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

12 secrets of women with gorgeous hair

We all have that one friend who has absolutely beautiful locks on her head. But does anyone really know how she gets her hair looking ...

October 25, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

Why some Christians celebrated the news about the 3-parent baby

When doctors announced that a baby carrying the genetic material of three people was born in Mexico earlier this year, Christians were divided on the ...

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

7 easy beauty tips to be your most attractive self

Do you ever have those days when everything just looks wrong? Your hair falls flat, you found a new pimple on your nose and the ...

October 24, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

A dietitian's perspective on how to handle Halloween candy

I hear this question a lot this time of year, “as a mom and dietitian, how do you handle Halloween candy with your kids?” People ...

October 23, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck | Living well

Beware of running addiction

It was late one afternoon, and I had just finished a long day that consisted of taking care of seven children and house-training a puppy ...

October 20, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

How Republicans and Democrats could come together on health care to solve the Obamacare mess

With the U.S. spending a whopping 18 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, there's no shortage of health issues the ...

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

Is picky eating really a problem?

Picky eating is a concern that plagues parents of growing kids across America and many adult eaters too.

October 19, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD | Living well

5 signs your spouse is depressed (and how to help)

Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide. According to the ADAA, depression is an illness that makes someone feel useless, discouraged, unmotivated and hopeless ...

October 19, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

7 tips to handling your partner’s pet allergies

Pets and humans make for great companions. But it can be a disaster when your four-legged friend makes your partner cry, sneeze and break out ...

October 19, 2016 | Fatima Puri FamilyShare | Living well

7 health issues your hair is trying to tell you

The human body is an amazing and beautiful creation, but what is even more amazing is the ability for the body to communicate when something ...

October 18, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

6 beauty benefits you didn't know about from exercising

We all know that exercise helps you lose the extra five pounds and helps tone your body, but have you considered what beauty benefits it ...

October 18, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

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