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Fit Kids Fest planned

SAVANNAH - Childhood obesity is a growing concern across the nation. Georgia is not immune to this epidemic. Nearly 40 percent of the state's children classified as overweight or obese, which is the second-highest child-obesity rate in the U.S.

August 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Free health fair set for Ludowici City Hall

There will be a free health fair from 7 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Ludowici City Hall, 469 N. Macon St.

August 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health week, center recognized

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas recently signed a proclamation at city hall in recognition of National Health Center Week. He also recognized Diversity Health Center.

August 20, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


CDC recommends hepatitis tests for boomers

ATLANTA (AP) - All baby boomers should get a one-time blood test to learn if they have the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

August 19, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Ga. Southern gets $5.1M grant for rural-health institute

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University's Rural Health Research Institute has received a $5.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, designating the RHRI as a center of excellence for the elimination of rural health disparities.

August 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Most local eateries make sanitation grade

The lion's share of food service providers in Liberty County are a safe bet for sanitation and food handling, according to current scores issued by the Liberty County Environmental Health Department.

August 16, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Living well


Schools, law enforcement should help in bully battles

Q: My oldest child starts kindergarten soon. I know there will be the class and/or bus bully who will cause her some distress, whether directly or indirectly. I want to know how to handle it before it happens so I'm prepared. I feel she will have to learn to handle situations like this as time goes on, but at this age, she will need my guidance and intervention. What should I say to her now to prepare her, and how I should handle incidents when and if they occur?

August 15, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


State planning public health budget

ATLANTA - Public health officials in Georgia are seeking public input as they begin planning for upcoming budgets.

August 13, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


New school lunch rules push vegetables

It doesn't come as a surprise that fruits and vegetables are an important yet sometimes lacking component of most meals children consume.

August 10, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Healthy kids need to move

Years ago, children playing in the yard or at the park was a common sight on every street in every neighborhood. Nowadays, not so much.

August 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Food pyramid becomes dinner plate

For many years the classic food pyramid has been the method by which many people plan their healthy eating goals. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture modified the food pyramid, transforming it into a different symbol altogether - a dinner plate.

August 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Quick tips on staying fit

To help ensure

August 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Living well


Crossfit, functional training

When we set fitness goals for ourselves, we tend to focus or hone in on specific areas of our bodies. Sometimes, we make the mistake of forgetting how each of our body systems and structures are connected and linked in specific ways that make isolating one part or another detrimental to our overall goals. Functional training exercises and training programs like CrossFit, ever-growing in popularity, can help us to use multiple body systems in dynamic and challenging ways in order to get us to new levels of fitness.

August 10, 2012 | By Sandra M. Elliott Special to the Courier | Living well


Swine flu cases increasing

ATLANTA - Officials say there's been a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people.

August 09, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Vaccination is best protection against whooping cough

An increase in cases of Pertussis, more commonly known as "whooping cough," in some metro Atlanta counties and other states has prompted Coastal Health District officials to remind residents that getting vaccinated is the safest and most effective way to prevent the disease.

August 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Will tax on sugary drinks make us healthier or just poorer?

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June 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The smoothie craze explored

It's no secret that smoothies and protein drinks are a hot topic right now and have been for quite some time; just search #smoothie ...

June 23, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


To get your kids to wash their hands, gross them out

Want your kids to wash their hands? Gross them out, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

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


The real cost of cancer treatment

Chemotherapy, the most common treatment for cancer, has famously unpleasant side effects, including nausea, fatigue and hair loss. Less known is how much all that ...

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


Could your child return home from summer camp with Zika?

No mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been found in the U.S. yet, but with children descending on summer camps across the country, there ...

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


I am strong because I have children, not despite the fact

Each time I sprint to a personal best time, max on a particular weight lift or rep, or fit into the pair of jeans that ...

June 16, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


The easy test you should do before diving into a public pool

For many families, summer means water — in pools, water parks and maybe even a hotel hot tub. But before you dive in, consider the many ...

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


10 little ways to get your life in order

Unless you are fine with feeling that your entire life is slipping out from under you, keep reading. These little tips will help you get ...

June 15, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


How moms can help solve America's obesity epidemic

Despite the billion-dollar ministrations of the weight-loss industry, American adults are still gaining weight. Thirty-five percent of men and 40 percent of women are now ...

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


What to know before putting your child on an antidepressant

Only 1 out of 14 commonly prescribed antidepressants is effective in children and teens, and at least one is associated with an increased risk of ...

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


7 common myths about drug addiction

There are many misconceptions about drug addiction today that affect addicts and how people in society perceive them.

June 13, 2016 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Healthy eating on the go for summer

It’s summer time. Between barbecues, hanging out poolside, hikes and family trips, your healthy eating efforts may take a backseat during these fun — but ...

June 09, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


How researchers in the U.S. are trying to stop the spread of Zika through a simple, cost-effective t

PHOENIX — Amid escalating anxiety over the fast-spreading Zika virus, a team of scientists that includes Arizona researchers has developed an inexpensive test that can detect ...

June 08, 2016 | Lourdes Medrano Deseret News | Living well


The 3 reasons more Americans are dying in greater numbers

For more than a decade, the death rate in America has been falling, in part because of fewer deaths from cancer and heart disease. Now ...

June 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Turtles, frogs and other pets your family probably shouldn't own

If you cultivate free-range kids, one is likely to bring home a turtle or a frog from the woods one day — maybe even a salamander ...

June 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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