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YMCA of Coastal Georgia raises $650,000

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia held its 159th annual meeting March 25 at the Armstrong Center on Abercorn Street in Savannah.

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


Healthy snacks can keep you trim, cool

Healthy snacks often can be difficult to find or make in a pinch, especially when you are starving and a satisfying nibble is nowhere in sight. It is far too easy to reach for junk food when nutritious options aren't accessible.

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


Leukemia fighters name candidates for honors

Jessica Neeley of Richmond Hill has been selected as a candidate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year campaign. Neeley joins other community leaders to see who can raise the most money for the organization in a 10-week time period, which started March 27. Money raised during the campaign will advance LLS's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

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


Public Health Week is coming up

To commemorate National Public Health week on April 7-13, the Coastal Health District has given each day of the week a theme in an effort to send the public several health-related messages.

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


Obamacare deadline passes

The first open enrollment for health-insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act ended Monday. State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, held two enrollment sessions in Hinesville and Midway on Saturday to register uninsured residents before the deadline.

April 04, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


'Pints for Pigs' benefits Kiss-a-Pig

Kiss-a-Pig, the largest awareness and fundraising campaign of the year for the American Diabetes Association, now is in full swing.

April 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Chamber hears of tele-medicine project

Stroke is a "brain attack," and the fourth-leading cause of death. About 795,000 strokes occur each year. One occurs every 40 seconds, taking a life about every four minutes. Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke. Women are twice more likely to die from stroke than from breast cancer annually.

March 31, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


Komen awards $320K to area cancer programs

Breast cancer programs serving Bryan, Liberty and Long counties were among those to receive a financial shot in the arm Tuesday from the Coastal Georgia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation during a presentation at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Living well


Medicine on the move

Thanks to a collaborative effort by medical officials at Fort Stewart and Fort Benning, a backlog of minor surgeries at Winn Army Community Hospital now is being addressed, Winn ACH Public Affairs Officer Michelle Gordon said.

March 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


BI student fighting cancer with help from classmate

Bradwell Institute senior Carleigh Buck is doing what she can to support a friend in need. Buck is using her online GoEnnounce page, "A cure for Lucas," to raise funds for Lucas Rupprecht, a Bradwell student recently diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer.

March 23, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


Relay for Life team registration open

Registration for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Liberty County now is open. Relay For Life starts at 6 p.m. Friday, May 16 and runs through the following morning, Saturday, May 17, at the Liberty County Recreation Department on Oglethorpe Highway. Register a team by going to RelayForLife.org/LibertyGA or by calling 912-265-7117.

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


Health briefs

On Thursday, March 27, Dr. Carlene Taylor, behavioral health-care professional and member of the Southeast Georgia Health System medical staff, will give a lecture titled "Mental Health Issues and Resources." Her presentation will offer information on the seriousness of mental-health issues and available treatment options.

March 23, 2014 | Staff report | Living well


Herbal-remedy talk draws crowd

Consumers packed Farmer's Natural Foods on March 13 for an encore appearance by Lee Coe, a health consultant and representative from the natural-wellness business, who spoke for more than two hours, gave advice and answered questions.

March 23, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Be straightforward with children

I recently came across a 1951 article my late mother saved from the Charleston (S.C.) News and Courier. Titled "Agency Offers Pointers on How Parents Can Guide Their Child's Emotional Development," it is proof that parents and professionals of three generations ago possessed a wealth of common sense, a quality that has since become most uncommon.

March 23, 2014 | By John Rosemon Columnist | Living well


Store donates $1M to Savannah hospital

Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah recently broke ground on a major renovation and expansion of its emergency department and Level 1 trauma center and announced a $1 million donation from Parker's Convenience Stores.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Articles by Section - 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


3 ways to protect your family from dangerous products lurking in your home

Poisoning is currently the leading cause of accidental injury in the United States. While most poisonings are typically preventable, they still yield extremely dangerous and ...

April 04, 2017 | Brook Spencer FamilyShare | Living well


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