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Hospice of South Georgia has new board member

Edna Williamson, chairwoman of the board of directors for Hospice of South Georgia, recently announced the addition of new board member Robert Long.

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


Hospital honors retiring doctor

After 15 years of service to area patients, anesthesiologist Dr. Jose DeLaCruz recently retired from practice.

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


Healthy Living Week kicks off at YMCA

May 3 marked the beginning of a weeklong series to inspire more kids and adults in Coastal Georgia to keep their minds and bodies active.

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


Join race to end senior hunger

SAVANNAH - Senior Citizens Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping people age successfully, will host its fourth annual Miles for Meals 5k Run/Walk at 8 a.m. May 17 at Daffin Park.

May 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Race honors athlete's memory, outlook

The first "Ride on Ryan" triathlon and duathlon is set for May 11 at L. Scott Stell Community Park in Savannah. The race honors Ryan Williams, who died from an overworked heart last May at the age of 32.

May 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Nursing homes cut antipsychotic drugs

ATLANTA - An effort to prevent the unnecessary use of anti-psychotic drugs in Georgia nursing homes is working, according to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Georgia has seen a 26.4 percent decline in the use of such medications in long-stay residents.

May 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Kid has to brush teeth eventually

Q: My 14-year-old son does not brush his teeth, except during the week before a dentist appointment. He doesn't have any cavities, his breath is fine, his check-ups at the dentist are at the "acceptable" level (not great, but passable), and his teeth look fine. So he feels like it's an unnecessary bother. I, nevertheless, am concerned that he is setting himself up for dental problems. My wife wants to clamp down on this and insist he brush his teeth very closely, which would mean we sit in the bathroom and supervise his brushing. If we don't ...

May 05, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Living well


LRMC CEO on Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee

Gov. Nathan Deal on April 25 announced his appointments to the Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee, which was created to identify needs of the rural hospital community and provide potential solutions.

May 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Live in hope, not fear

Health is the opposite of fear.

April 30, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe, M.A., and Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D Special to the Courier | Living well


Children's caffeine consumption changing

SALT LAKE CITY - Caffeine is a substance many adults depend on to stay awake during long hours and busy days. It turns out, that habit is trickling down to their kids.

April 20, 2014 | By Amanda Taylor Deseret News Service | Living well


Families who eat together, succeed together

Our family has a dinner tradition that began when I was a child. At a preset time, we turn off the technology - television, iPad, Gameboy and computers. And we each do our part in preparing for the meal. The tasks usually include emptying the dishwasher, setting the table and preparing the food. We enjoy our meal and pleasant dinner conversation. At the end of the meal, each of us assists with clearing the table and moving the dishes to the sink.

April 20, 2014 | By Reed Markham Deseret News Service | Living well


Mammogram unit to visit Ludowici

The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels mobile-health vehicle will provide screenings from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the IGA supermarket on Highway 84 in Ludowici. All mammograms require a physician's order. Insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Aromatherapy promoted for depression, PTSD

A crowd consisting of many veterans gathered March 27 at Farmer's Natural Foods in Hinesville for a health seminar on easing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The nearly two-hour seminar was facilitated by author Kaliana Schmidt, a natural-emotional-care advocate.

April 06, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Stewart marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Fort Stewart Warrior Restoration Center teamed up with the Fort Stewart Fire Department on March 27 for an event held at the Main Exchange.

April 06, 2014 | By Michelle L. Gordon MEDDAC public affairs officer | Living well


Italian trip focuses on dietary choices

I recently was fortunate to be among a group of 24 nutrition and public-health students from Georgia Southern and Armstrong Atlantic State universities who spent a week exploring Verona, Italy, and the Tuscan countryside by day and learning how to prepare Italian dishes by night. It was an especially memorable spring break.

April 06, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Living well


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Articles by Section - Living well


These are the things that ACTUALLY give you cancer

Cancer is a complex, varied and partly unknown group of diseases. However, we do know that lifestyle, along with genetics, are huge factors when it ...

April 23, 2017 | Sana AFREEN FamilyShare | Living well


Focusing on weight could be bad for your health

These days, it’s easy to believe that weight determines health.

April 21, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


11 health problems you can detect by looking at your nails

We don’t think too much about our nails unless we’re coating them with a fresh layer of paint, but this small part of ...

April 20, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


This research might turn the spouse on the couch into a dance partner

Dancing burns calories, but it may also help bolster an aging brain, particularly if you have to learn complex steps, a new study suggests.

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


Woman permanently loses her eyesight by putting in contacts in a way ANY OF US could do

Irenie Ekkeshi was 12 when she switched from glasses to contacts. It was a decision that, combined with bad luck and lack of information, eventually ...

April 19, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The smart couple's guide to staying faithful

Editor’s note: This article is part of the Deseret News’ annual Ten Today series, which explores the relevance of the Ten Commandments in modern ...

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


Are you tired or could your fatigue mean something more? Woman’s story reveals the scary cause of he

You lie in bed in the morning, dreading your first step out of your warm, comfortable bed. Your eyelids feel heavy and you’re too ...

April 17, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 everyday things you think are harmless that are destroying your health

There are some things you do every day that you believe are harmless. However, eating certain foods and doing certain activities can be harmful to ...

April 14, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


5 ways to check if you are emotionally healthy

How are you feeling today?

April 13, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


5 important eating lessons we can learn from kids

When I was a new mom, I gave my young daughter her very first chocolate chip cookie. These particular cookies are my absolute favorite sweet ...

April 12, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Could this be the troubling reason you've been unable to conceive?

New research is revealing a puzzling change in men that could contribute to fertility problems in America's families — and some of the conveniences of ...

April 12, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The surprising cause of many seniors' health problems

At the retirement community where Helen Rollins lives, 10 residents were hospitalized last year for a problem that seems easily prevented.

April 09, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why do movie villains always have bad skin?

Hannibal Lecter had alopecia areata, or hair loss; the Wicked Witch of the West, verruca vulgaris, more commonly known as warts.

April 07, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


3 reasons you should always wash your fruits and veggies (especially these ones)

We’ve all heard we should wash our produce before eating it but does it really matter? In short, yes. There are three good reasons ...

April 05, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Get inspired and revel in spring produce

Spring has sprung, and fresh, in-season produce can add a punch of flavor and nutrients to your plate. To keep things simple, try cutting up ...

April 05, 2017 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


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