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Old hobbies can make activity fun

When I was a young girl, sports trends seemed to be a guiding post for my athletic interests.

March 24, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well


Annual food drive wraps up this weekend

Curves International's 15th annual food drive, "Feed the Need," which challenges Curves' club members in the United States and Canada to meet a goal of 100,000 donations, ends Saturday. Each club, including Curves in Hinesville and Richmond Hill, is accepting donations of non-perishable food or cash to support local food banks. In addition, Curves will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to a local food bank during the drive.

March 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


LCHS students certified in first aid

Students in Dr. Jana Shields' health, safety and nutrition class at Liberty County High School recently were certified in first aid and CPR. Fourteen students participated in a daylong training session with firefighter Casey Hale.

March 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Komen affiliate honors Hinesville woman

"Imagine life without breast cancer" is the motto of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those battling breast cancer and working to raise funds for research to cure the disease. Thanks to the Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Hinesville resident and certified nursing assistant Theresa Gilchrist can imagine life without breast cancer.

March 10, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Winn challenges community to get healthy

Winn Army Community Hospital's Departments of Preventive Medicine is challenging the Fort Stewart and Hunter communities to a six-week challenge designed to get them eating healthier, exercising more and limiting time in front of the television or computer.

March 10, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Break gives chance to try new exercise

I've learned during the past year that running several times a week is great for the heart and the muscle tone in my legs, but it doesn't address all parts of my body.

March 10, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


LRMC earns network's safety label

ATLANTA - Liberty Regional Medical has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association's Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle, which recognizes hospitals' improvements in patient care throughout 2012.

March 10, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Not all pizzas are created equal

It's hard to resist on game day or a busy night - the temptation to pick up the phone and request that a fresh, piping-hot pizza be delivered straight to your door. Who doesn't want to skip cooking and dishwashing? However, all of this ease and convenience is costing us big in calories, fat and sodium.

March 10, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Cancer study soliciting subjects

SAVANNAH - Residents of the Savannah area can participate in a cancer study.

February 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Coastal Health District names new director

Diane Z. Weems, M.D., has been named district health director of the Coastal Health District.

February 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Don't get stuck in a diet rut

Our family was stuck in a diet slump. Because my husband and I both have such hectic work schedules, we got into a rut over the years, eating a lot of processed convenience foods. Awhile back, we cut out nearly all fast food and had been eating at home more often, but we hadn't necessarily been eating healthier at home. Our typical dinner was high in fat, starch, sodium and preservatives, and we really were not thinking much about it. Although we always ate a vegetable of some type with our meals, it wasn't enough to balance things ...

February 26, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


24Seven Family Fitness coming

Most fitness centers rarely open early or stay open late. Even fewer fitness centers open their facilities for use by teens, 14 and older. Next month, 24Seven Family Fitness & Tanning Center will open its first Hinesville gym, making a good workout possible for the whole family around the clock.

February 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Living well


Feelings of accomplishment are twice as nice

Despite weather, holiday and head-cold related setbacks to my 10-week training plan, I successfully finished the Hilton Head Island Half-Marathon on Feb. 9.

February 26, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Motorcyclists ride for seriously ill woman

Area motorcyclists gathered Saturday for a "Riding for Morgan" charity run to help raise funds for a seriously ill Hinesville native, Morgan Smith Rogers. Despite overcast skies and blustery conditions, the ride brought around 50 riders and raised $1,000 to assist Rogers's family with mounting medical costs.

February 26, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Get a picture of your overall health

The owners of Farmers Natural Foods in Hinesville believe that good health starts in the blood.

February 26, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


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Articles by Section - Living well


Your doctor wants you to get off the internet

You can find answers to pretty much every medical question on the internet — and many of them are wrong. That's one reason your doctor ...

September 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


16 common beauty mistakes that are aging you

We all have that youthful glow at one point in our lives, but unfortunately, Father Time doesn’t allow us to keep our flawless face ...

September 26, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


8 symptoms of diabetes in children and teens you need to know about

Diabetes has become increasingly easier to manage through the years, but if left untreated or undiscovered, it is deadly. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause ...

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Protect your toddlers from Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

With recent outbreaks of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Florida and New Jersey, here’s everything you need to know about this brutal virus ...

September 22, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


The 5-second rule: Is it really safe to drop food on the floor and still eat it?

Researchers at Rutgers University have bad news for anyone who's ever dropped a cookie on the floor and scooped it up, citing the "five-second ...

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 health risks you can detect through your snoring

Aside from being mega obnoxious to anyone sharing a room with you, snoring seems like a harmless habit.

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The ABZs of Zika

Aedes aegypti isn’t the only way to get Zika, but the striped-leg mosquito gets most of the buzz. Another type of mosquito, Aedes ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is it wise to pull wisdom teeth?

For many teens, the extraction of four healthy teeth is a ritual of high school, much like getting a driver’s license or going to ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 things people with PTSD want you to know

Post-traumatic stress disorder will affect 7-8 percent of the U.S. population at some point in the lives. About 8 million adults per year in ...

September 21, 2016 | Chelsea Rutter FamilyShare | Living well


Why some people die from pneumonia and others don't

It killed entertainer Bob Hope and abolitionist Harriet Tubman, and contributed to the death of George Washington, the first president, and William Henry Harrison, the ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What you need to know about Zika before you conceive

In Texas, dozens of women are showing up to be tested each Friday at a Zika clinic. In South Carolina, one county sprayed so vigorously ...

September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 reasons you should be using a menstrual cup

The first time you see a menstrual cup, it’s a little jarring. People put that in them? And then take it out and reuse ...

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


6 homemade recipes to get rid of acne that people swear by

Zits have a funny way of popping up in the most obvious spot on exactly the worst day. Things only get worse when you realize ...

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The reason parents should set bedtimes and stick to them

An early bedtime for young children does more than preserve parents' sanity. It can lead to better health for your children, even when they're ...

September 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This is your brain on a foreign language

Loading your brain with a foreign language or two appears to make you a better thinker, giving parents another reason to study French or Spanish ...

September 15, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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