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Winter storms prompt call for blood donations

Recent winter storms and freezing temperatures canceled many American Red Cross blood drives in the area.

February 09, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Sweet but guilt-free Valentine treat

When we think of Valentine's Day, our minds immediately go to chocolate. It is everywhere this time of year. Chocolate

February 09, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Parents, keep an eye on electronics

Q: Our 13-year-old son has had an iPod for the past 3 years. We've always made use of the parental restrictions to make sure that he could only access "clean" music, movies and websites. When I recently checked the device, however, I discovered that he's been listening to the most awful and explicit rap music, some of which I would describe as pornographic. Apparently, he's been able to hide this from us for about a year. We have taken away his iPod forever, grounded him until further notice, suspended his video-game privileges and banned violent video games ...

February 09, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Nursing home earns awards

Coastal Manor, a nursing home in Ludowici, recently received a five-star rating from Medicare and a quality award from two statewide health organizations for services provided to its residents.

February 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


WACH's TRICARE center to close

The Department of Defense is closing its 189 TRICARE service centers at stateside military installations effective April 1.

January 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Stepping out to advocate for kids

The Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocate program stepped out with its Dancing with the Stars fundraiser kickoff party Jan. 10 at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites. Prominent local community members will compete in the March 1 event at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

January 26, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Tips to survive cold, flu season

It's common this time of year. First come the sniffles, maybe a slight throat tickle and then ... a sneeze! Denial is pointless. Break out the tissues, cough drops and humidifier.

January 26, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


'Battle of Badges' blood drive Feb. 7

The American Red Cross' "Battle of the Badges" is being waged this year in Liberty County, where local police departments, the sheriff's office, firefighters and EMS workers will compete to see who can recruit the most people in their communities to donate blood.

January 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Exercise fair teaches healthy habits

Fort Stewart's Newman fitness center hosted an aerobicthon on Jan. 11 to build health-and-wellness awareness.

January 26, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Affordable Care Act focuses on kids' eyes

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released its implementation plan for the Affordable Care Act's pediatric eye-health benefit.

January 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Make spaghetti night healthier with spelt

I came across spelt when doing some research on wheat alternatives. I once read that spelt flour made great pasta, and since my pasta machine had been sitting idle in my cupboard for Lord knows how long, I decided that it was time to give spelt a try.

January 26, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Blood drive Friday at hospital

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of Type O blood. Type O negative is the universal blood type because it can be transfused to any patient who needs blood regardless of their own blood type. It's often used in emergency situations when every minute is critical.

January 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Flu claims Chatham County woman

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related death of a woman in Chatham County.

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


LRMC's New Year's baby introduced

Aaron Hinojo was the first baby born in 2014 at Liberty Regional Medical Center. He arrived at 11:21 a.m. Jan. 1, weighing 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Baby Aaron is the son of Maria Hinojo of Glennville. His maternal grandparents are Manuela and Ramon Hinojo of Glennville.

January 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Nursing home adding adult daycare

Liberty Regional Medical Center plans to construct a 5,000-square-foot adult day health-service center on the Coastal Manor long-term care facility campus in Ludowici.

January 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Living well


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Pain during menstruation: 7 signs something is wrong

From the moment she gets that very first drop of menstrual blood, a woman learns that 25 percent of being female means pretending everything is ...

February 18, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


10 ways to trick yourself into liking exercise

If you don’t like to workout, here are some things that might give you enough motivation to get going:

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


7 everyday activities that actually help you lose weight

According to experts, you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound. This number might look daunting, but calories lost add quickly when ...

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Take pleasure rather than punishment with exercise

For anyone who is familiar with the non-dieting approach to health and wellness, you've likely asked yourself how exercise fits into the equation of ...

February 15, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Why you need a microscope in your kitchen

When a Colorado Springs mom examined her breast milk under a microscope, she was so enthralled by what she saw that she posted it to ...

February 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


12 creative ways to exercise in your own home (without spending a fortune)

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get your daily workout. Try these simple (and affordable) ways to exercise at ...

February 14, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 things you've always worried aren't normal about your body (but are actually common)

I know I’m not the only one of my friends who has instantly assumed I was dying of a rare disease anytime I found ...

February 14, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Therapy is for everyone; here are 5 reasons why

Close your eyes and think of the word "therapy". What comes to your mind? For me the first image is a person laid back on ...

February 13, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Stop being lonely by doing these 3 things

At one point, you've felt lonely. Perhaps that feeling came when you realized you were different from others or no one understood you. Perhaps ...

February 11, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


7 myths about losing weight

You probably heard a lot of advice when you announced your New Year’s resolution to lose weight. But how much of that advice was ...

February 10, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Safely celebrating Valentine's Day for kids with food allergies

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays closely tied to chocolates and candies. But if your child has food allergies this holiday may give ...

February 10, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


How to transform one meal into four

Cooking can be fun but requires so much time. Menu planning was the hardest part for me, until I found ways to stretch my leftovers ...

February 08, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Cellulite is caused by 6 things (and 3 of them you can control)

If you have cellulite, or cottage cheese skin as many call it, you’re not alone; the majority of women have it. And to throw ...

February 08, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Telling yourself 'I'm fat' could put you at greater risk of heart attack

New research shows that “fat shamed” people (people who are mocked for their size) are more likely to have cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The study ...

February 06, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


How to recognize you are being subtly manipulated in your relationship

Relationships change you for better or worse, and if you are dating a manipulator, you will be changed for the latter. Manipulators play on the ...

February 04, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


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