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Help yourself with health literacy

The door opens, and at last you're face-to-face with the health professional - a doctor, nurse or physician's assistant - you've been nervously waiting to see. You're not feeling well, and you are worried about your health. You want answers. What you may not realize is that you're not the only person in the room with problems.

September 21, 2014 | By Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D Special to the Courier | Living well


ASU professor recognized for work

SAVANNAH - Douglas E. Masini, Ed.D., head of Armstrong State University's Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Department, recently was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. Masini, who also serves as Armstrong's respiratory therapy program coordinator, is one of only four non-physicians to be selected for the honor.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Red Cross app makes donating easier

The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App that puts the power to save lives in the palms of people's hands.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Glynn, Camden hospitals tout economic impact

BRUNSWICK - Southeast Georgia Health System hospitals in Glynn and Camden counties generated more than $533 million in revenue for the local and state economies, according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state's largest hospital trade association.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Protein appears to fight arthritic bone loss

AUGUSTA - A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers report.

September 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Activity ideas help kids stay fit

AUGUSTA - A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers report.

September 21, 2014 | By Merliee Kern Special to the Courier | Living well


Girls Night Out encourages mammograms

JESUP - On Tuesday and Thursday evenings in October, Wayne Memorial Hospital will host Girls Night Out as a part of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women to have their annual mammograms.

September 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


West Rehab owner selling ribbons for disabled

West Rehab owner and administrator Brian West is selling blue hanging door ribbons to raise funds and spread awareness for the Savannah AMBUCS' third annual Celebrity Bowlapalooza.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


GSU School of Nursing gets $2M grant

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing received more than $2.2 million in grant funding this summer, which will serve three purposes: help to establish a center for nursing scholarship and research, introduce a new graduate-level Chronic Illness Certificate Program and provide scholarships to students seeking family nurse practitioner degrees.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


What is your relationship with food?

Are you hungry right now? Is it time for lunch, or is it the middle of the afternoon? Are you feeling bored, stressed or eager to sit down at the table with your family? What do you plan to eat for dinner? Will you have to stop at the grocery store or go to a restaurant? When you really think about it, eating isn't as simple as it sounds.

September 07, 2014 | By Jan McIntire Special to the Courier | Living well


Blame late nights for underperforming teens

It's a fact that a good night's sleep is essential to optimal performance, no matter the task. It is also a fact that America's teens, generally speaking, don't get enough sleep. Ergo, American teens, as a group, underperform in school.

September 07, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


ARTrageous bras raise awareness

The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation is inviting the community to participate in the ARTrageous Bras Fundraiser by decorating a bra to benefit the health system cancer care programs.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Alzheimer's Association helps families, victims

If there was a deadly disease that potentially could affect everyone in the world, wouldn't people want to know about it?

September 07, 2014 | By Michael Smith and Richard Barid Columnists | Living well


Georgia urologist takes regional post

Dr. Jack M. Amie of Brunswick recently took office as the 78th president of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association Inc. It's the nation's largest section of the American Urological Association, representing 2,400 physicians specializing in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of urological diseases.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


WellCare donates $20K to help homeless students

TAMPA, Fla. - WellCare Health Plans Inc. recently donated $20,000 to the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative, a Georgia nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and professional coaching to teens and young adults who are most at-risk of not successfully completing their education as well as students who are homeless or in foster care group homes.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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I tried yoga for 30 days and here's what happened

Not too long ago, I had a friend beg me to go to yoga class with him. I refused. I’m probably the least flexible ...

June 26, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Woman’s discomfort dismissed as pregnancy symptoms until she collapses; Doctors describe what happen

Joy and excitement usually surround pregnancy and births of brand new babies into families. But pregnancies and births aren't always smooth; some come with ...

June 25, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


These are the 5 health questions every woman should know how to answer in her 20s

When I was in my 20s, I had already developed a number of health issues – asthma, allergies, digestive issues, eczema, mood swings, chronic fatigue and ...

June 25, 2017 | Gina Van Luven FamilyShare | Living well


Summer is the perfect time of year to get out and move your body

Remember when you were a kid and exercise was fun and completely natural?

June 25, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


11 genius hacks to help you lose weight, feel healthier

Sometimes it's the little things that count. Try these simple but clever hacks to help you lose weight and feel healthier, with relatively little ...

June 23, 2017 | By Karen Banes | Living well


Time for retro-revolution in parenting

I was honored to be a guest on my good friend Dennis Prager's syndicated radio program the other day and as anyone who is ...

June 22, 2017 | John Rosemond | Living well


Wet wipes can be harmful and dangerous for babies, study reveals

Any parent will be the first to tell you that wet wipes are a life saver. Not only are they great helpers for changing your ...

June 21, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Tell us what position you sleep in and we'll tell you how healthy you are

While you can’t control outside forces on your health, one thing you can influence is how you situate yourself for bed. Choose your preferred ...

June 20, 2017 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well


What every mom-to-be should know about water births

Health officials have issued new guidelines for water births after two babies born at home in Arizona contracted Legionnaire's disease. The infants recovered, but ...

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


This popular child activity has some nasty side effects, and here’s everything you need to know

With summer in full swing, your child is probably running around during field days, laughing at birthday parties and enjoying fun-filled days in the sunshine.

June 19, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 menstrual cramp remedies you'll wish you'd known sooner.

I once heard a friend joke that the her favorite mythical creatures are happy women in tampon commercials. While every lady’s cycle differs, most ...

June 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


The case for strict bedtimes, even when school's out

When school lets out for the summer, even the strictest parents can get a little lax about enforcing bedtimes, especially if it's still light ...

June 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 things your kids use everyday that are filthier than a toilet seat

No matter where your children go, they’re sure to encounter millions of germs. While you shouldn't be too nervous about the germs (your ...

June 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


This is the easiest way to remove warts

It’s true that everyone can get warts at some point in their lives, but there’s no reason to keep them on our body ...

June 15, 2017 | Emma E. Sánchez FamilyShare | Living well


Every single day, dozens of children go to the hospital from parents using cotton swabs in their ear

It turns out that the warning on a package of cotton swabs — you know the part that says "do not insert swab into ear canal ...

June 15, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


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