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Break out the dessert shoes once in a while

In between technically difficult ankle surgeries and dermatology-heavy diabetic wound care, podiatrists spend a lot of time talking about shoes. Most people take them for granted; they're just another part of your morning routine - something you slip on as you leave the house without realizing they could seriously affect your feet.

February 26, 2013 | By Dr. Libby Putnam Special to the Courier | Living well

Harnessing potassium is key for staying strong

Science long has known that potassium is needed for muscle control.

February 21, 2013 | By Angela Shelf Medearis King Features | Living well

School board staff promotes heart health

The Liberty County School System central-office staff recently wore red for National Wear Red Day, which is part of the National Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign.

February 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Georgia Regents Medical Center is stroke center

AUGUSTA - The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations has designated Georgia Regents Medical Center as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, making it the only hospital in Georgia and one of fewer than 20 hospitals nationwide to achieve this designation.

February 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

School to introduce tread mill-desks

With shrinking education budgets, it often can be difficult to get the latest technological gadgets and equipment into the classroom. This especially is true when that technology is not widely used in schools and doesn't really conform to the traditional classroom environment, in which students most often are seated at desks for the day.

February 14, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Running is good for looks, health

When I'm running on Saturday, I won't just be running for appearance's sake - I'll be running for what's inside.

February 13, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well

Don't cut underachieving children slack

Q: Our 17-year-old is a highly spoiled underachiever. As a junior in high school, he's failing two classes and borderline in the rest. We know that his problems are largely due to our parenting style. We read your book on teens and have made some progress, but we're feeling a sense of urgency. We're ready to do some drastic things. Where do you think we should start?

February 13, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

SouthCoast physicians earn award

Fifteen physicians with SouthCoast Medical Group, which provides services in Hinesville, Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill and Rincon, have been ranked among the top physicians in the nation by Patients' Choice.

February 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Grant fights state's physician shortage

AUGUSTA - A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will help Georgia Regents University continue its efforts to diversify Georgia's health-care workforce.

February 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Coastal Endodontics opening here

Endodontics is a dental speciality that deals with treating the pain associated with tooth infection and/or injury. Since Liberty County is a rural community, certain dental specialities are not always widely available. Due to high demand at its Richmond Hill location, Coastal Endodontics, the office of Dr. Christopher S. Lea, DDS, is opening a second office in Hinesville at the end of this month.

February 13, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Armstrong now a prescription drop-off spot

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University has been selected by the Medical Association of Georgia as the Savannah area's year-round prescription-drug drop-off location.

February 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Recall prompted by unlisted nuts

ATLANTA - The Kroger Co. Atlanta Division is recalling select in-store made Bakery Mardi Gras King Cake Cinnamon because it may contain pecans not listed on the label.

February 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Make your favorite recipes healthier

A healthy diet plays a significant role in a person's overall health. Without a healthy diet, men and women are more susceptible to disease and other potentially harmful ailments.

January 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Stewart clinic earns recognition

A Winn Army Community Hospital primary care medical clinic has earned the highest possible certification by an outside health care accreditation organization.

January 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well

Army families groove way to good health

Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and family members worked up a sweat during a recent four-hour fitness challenge promoting health and wellness. The event drew about 100 people, all of whom exercised simultaneously throughout the day.

January 27, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

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Articles by Section - Living well

Beware of running addiction

It was late one afternoon, and I had just finished a long day that consisted of taking care of seven children and house-training a puppy ...

October 20, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

How Republicans and Democrats could come together on health care to solve the Obamacare mess

With the U.S. spending a whopping 18 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, there's no shortage of health issues the ...

October 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Is picky eating really a problem?

Picky eating is a concern that plagues parents of growing kids across America and many adult eaters too.

October 19, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD | Living well

5 signs your spouse is depressed (and how to help)

Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide. According to the ADAA, depression is an illness that makes someone feel useless, discouraged, unmotivated and hopeless ...

October 19, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

7 tips to handling your partner’s pet allergies

Pets and humans make for great companions. But it can be a disaster when your four-legged friend makes your partner cry, sneeze and break out ...

October 19, 2016 | Fatima Puri FamilyShare | Living well

7 health issues your hair is trying to tell you

The human body is an amazing and beautiful creation, but what is even more amazing is the ability for the body to communicate when something ...

October 18, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

6 beauty benefits you didn't know about from exercising

We all know that exercise helps you lose the extra five pounds and helps tone your body, but have you considered what beauty benefits it ...

October 18, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

20 beauty benefits of coconut oil you didn't know about

The new hype over organic beauty products is spreading across the world, most especially, the hype about the beauty and health benefits of coconut oil ...

October 17, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

How to protect your family from the new 'super lice' outbreak

There is now a treatment for the resistant, mutant "super lice" that have spread to almost every state across the U.S. Cases of lice ...

October 17, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

9 vital things you need to know about diabetes

For someone who doesn’t have diabetes it can be difficult to understand exactly what it means. Someone with diabetes needs to completely change their ...

October 17, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

Lack of sleep can cause infertility

One in eight couples have fertility issues. That is 12% of married women that either can’t get pregnant or can't sustain a pregnancy ...

October 17, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well

Your child's microbiome, and why its health matters

For most people, the thought of drinking a glass of live bacteria is about as appetizing as downing a cup of lake water. But bacteria ...

October 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

6 simple lifestyle changes to help you lose weight

Losing weight can be a daunting task. No matter how many diets you’ve tried, for some reason you can’t seem to shed the ...

October 14, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

My favorite products for whiter teeth

Eight years of searching for a way to get perfectly white teeth will teach you a thing or two about what's best to use ...

October 10, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

If you want your kids to eat healthy, tell them to eat like The Avengers

There is a rising obesity epidemic among our children and it has health experts worried. Initiatives have been put in place to change school lunches ...

October 10, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well

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