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Silent auction provides squeal of a good time

Between the impressive dinner buffet spread, intricate works of art up for grabs and a couple exotic live animals, attendees of Friday night's annual Dorchester Silent Auction and Dinner Gala in Midway had a lot to take in.

April 04, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


Lively ladies in pink

Hinesville's Suzie Q's, a group of local residents committed to finding a cure for breast cancer, participated in a flash mob dance Friday evening in front of Walmart on Highway 84. Ladies, gentleman and children decked out in pink clothing boogied down to the Cupid Shuffle as onlookers cheered. Suzie Q's founder Deidre Howell said the event was designed to raise awareness for the fight against cancer. "There is not a cure for breast cancer, only treatments and they don't always work," she said. Next up, the group will participate in Savannah's Susan G. Komen ...

April 04, 2011 | Hollie Barnidge | Living well


Project Lifesaver now available in Liberty Co.

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes announced that he and his department recently certified six deputies, bringing the Project Lifesaver program to Liberty County.

April 02, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


Liberty Fit Club honors weight-loss winners

Liberty Fit Club members did their best to ignore Thursday's rainy, overcast weather and channel their inner beach bums to celebrate the success of county employees who recently picked up a few healthy-living habits.

April 02, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Long County launches tobacco-free campaign

The Coastal Health District and Long County Health Department have partnered with the Long County Family Connection Partnership's Youth Advisory Council to launch a campaign aimed at preventing tobacco use throughout the county.

March 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Kids need income, manners befor cell phones

A reader asks if I ever have written a column about texting while eating in restaurants.

March 30, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Women must pay attention to health

March is Women's History Month and April is National Women's Health and Safety Month, which makes this an ideal time to reflect on the improvements that have occurred in women's health care while sharing tips and suggestions that can help keep women healthy.

March 30, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Nine graduate from Drug Court program, celebrate healthy lives

As nine graduates of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court filed into the commissioners' boardroom in the Liberty County Courthouse Annex on Thursday afternoon, it was impossible to tell the difference between those who once struggled with substance-abuse problems and those who had never touched drugs in their lives.

March 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Patience pays off with discipline

The human desire for short-term gratification is satisfied by jet planes that travel coast-to-coast in four hours, fast-food outlets and all manner of new and ever-faster electronic technologies. Because people are no longer accustomed to waiting patiently, they tend to become quickly frustrated when natural processes can't be circumvented and they are forced to wait for a solution to "mature." When that happens, people are inclined to begin unwittingly engaging in self-defeating behavior.

March 23, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Mosquito season here, be careful

Was this winter cold enough for you? I can't ever remember a winter when I had to dress so warmly for such long periods of time. And if we found it cold, hopefully some of our native insects did as well. Wouldn't it be nice if some of the mosquitoes didn't make it to spring? That certainly would lessen some of our health concerns and let us enjoy the benefits of living in coastal Georgia.

March 23, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Team Liberty is aware of diabetes’ danger

Representing Team Liberty in this year's American Diabetes Association's Kiss-A-Pig Campaign, Joel Osteen took a jab to the finger for his team Wednesday and had his blood glucose levels checked at Liberty Regional Medical Center.

March 19, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


What constitutes 'verbal abuse'

It appears that a recent column of mine had an effect similar to a Rorschach inkblot: People read their own personal experiences and/or biases into it and reacted to it from that perspective.

March 16, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Don't wait to seek diagnosis, care for diabetes

According to 2011 estimates released in January by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes now affects nearly 26 million Americans of all ages with another 79 million people having what doctors call prediabetes. CDC says that prediabetes, which affects 35 percent of adults, is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Many people first become aware that they have diabetes when they develop one of its life-threatening complications such as:

March 16, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Long Co. Health Dept. funding to increase

While most governmental agencies in the area are grappling with cuts and decreased funding, the Long County Health Department recently learned their funding is scheduled to increase during the next seven years.

March 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Educators get crash course at first-ever Lewis Frasier health fair

Educators gathered at Lewis Frasier Middle School on Thursday to learn how to better their health during the first-ever Liberty County BoE Employees Health Fair.

March 12, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


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Look for variety, passion from personal trainer

A personal trainer can help you stay on track for fitness goals, offer motivation and teach you proper exercise techniques.

June 28, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Protect skin from sun to cut chances of cancer

Summer's here, meaning you'll probably spend more time outdoors.

June 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Existing drug causes older rats to lose weight

Aging can cause many changes to the body, including obesity and a loss of lean mass. Now, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has discovered that an existing drug reduces body fat and appetite in older rats, which has intriguing implications for aging humans.

June 28, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well


The surprising physical power of your favorite playlist

Health researchers recently discovered an unexpected side effect of listening to your favorite songs: pain relief.

June 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


It’s official: Most US adults are overweight

Need to lose a few pounds? You’re not alone. Most American adults are overweight or obese, according to a new study from JAMA.

June 26, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


7 simple health hacks for your busy schedule

Seven days of changes to your routine may seem difficult, but these little switches easily fit into your daily schedule. Try starting with one fix a day, then continuing that habit all through the week. By the end of 7 days, you’ll have picked up 7 healthy changes to your routine. Keep things up for a few weeks to make it a habit and maybe tackle a new set of challenges.

June 25, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Bedside manners: How empathy and the health care system interact

Dr. Nathan Wanner is memorable for his silence.

June 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Should we pay people to quit smoking?

When he was growing up, Gerry Weitz's dad smoked three packs of cigarettes a day. After a health scare at age 40, his father quit, but years of toxic smoke had taken a toll on his body. A few years later, while hiking in Israel, the elder Weitz died from a heart attack.

June 23, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Living well


After paralysis, man stays active, finds joy through wheelchair rugby

Gates Hunsaker has always been an active person, living life to the fullest.

June 23, 2015 | Jen Jacobson KSL | Living well


Making the dialysis decision: What you need to know

Hundreds of thousands of Americans with kidney failure undergo dialysis treatments to keep them alive. While their reasons for needing the treatment can vary widely, many patients with kidney failure ultimately face the same dialysis decision.

June 22, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


7 things you wish your children knew about drug addiction

It is difficult to put the words “children” and “drug addiction” in the same sentence, but if we want to protect our kids from drug and alcohol abuse we need to educate them. Teens and even younger kids should know why they need to avoid substances and make smart choices.

June 21, 2015 | Kitt Wakeley KSL | Living well


Move over, dark: Milk chocolate is just as good for your heart

Don’t feel bad if you prefer milk over dark — a new study says that any kind of chocolate is incredibly good for your health.

June 21, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


Running and parenting are not mutually exclusive

Recently, I received an email with the subject line “Antelope Island 50K.” Because this race took place last March, I was curious why I would be getting an email about it, especially since it wasn’t from the race director.

June 17, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Rise in heroin use emerges as 2016 presidential campaign issue

Along with plans for economic growth and jabs at competitors, candidates in the 2016 presidential election are also talking about America's drug policy and the troubling rise in heroin addiction since the mid-1990s, confronting a crisis that is at once personal and political.

June 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


8 signs of breast cancer women need to observe

Thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. For women, only lung cancer has a higher death rate than breast cancer. While this type of cancer can be deadly, there are warning signs that can help you catch it early.

June 16, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


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