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Ease up on liquid calories this holiday

NEW YORK - Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.

November 22, 2012 | Mike Stobbe The Associated Press | Living well

Governor: State won’t set up health insurance exchange

ATLANTA - Georgia will not create the health insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will leave that task to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday.

November 19, 2012 | Ray Henry The Associated Press | Living well

Businesses use anti-smoking laws to clear air

We are all breathing easier these days thanks to state, county and city laws enacted to protect the public from secondhand smoke.

November 18, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Diabetics can keep their feet healthy

I like to ask my diabetic patients an open-ended question during checkups or nail-care visits: "As a diabetic, what do you do to care for your feet?"

November 18, 2012 | By Dr. Libby Putnam Columnist | Living well

Crossing the finish line

Two hours, 28 minutes and eight seconds. That's my official finish time in the Savannah Rock & Roll Half-Marathon on Nov. 3.

November 18, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well

Live financially well over the holidays

I love the holidays. They are often special times with family and friends. Family meals, although stressful and often expensive to put on, usually are special occasions with cherished holiday dishes.

November 18, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Little card earns up to 68% off perscriptions

Liberty Countians have a new friend at the pharmacy counter. It is a free Coast2CoastRx card that qualifies the carrier for discounts on medications at area pharmacies and other health services.

November 18, 2012 | By Tammy McCurry | Living well

Diabetes rates rocket in the South

The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.

November 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well

Bone & Joint Institute opens Hinesville office

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia - which aims to provide convenient, comprehensive orthopedic services - opened its new Hinesville office Oct. 30 at 475 S. Main St., Suite A, next to West Rehab.

November 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Drastic measures necessary to cure child’s greedy obsessions

Q: My 12-year-old grandson has become obsessed with things he wants, including a cellphone (the most expensive, mind you) an iPad and expensive designer jeans.

November 14, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Pink Panther Day raises awareness for breast cancer

Members of Liberty County High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently had their second annual Pink Panther Day for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

November 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Candle ceremony to honor loved ones

Bring meaning to this year's holiday season by attending Hospice Savannah's 21st annual Tree of Light candle-lighting and memorial gathering.

November 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

State unlikely to set up health exchange

ATLANTA (AP) - A day after Barack Obama's re-election, Gov. Nathan Deal suggested that he will not implement a Georgia health insurance exchange as part of the 2010 federal health care overhaul that ranks as the president signature legislative achievement.

November 08, 2012 | By Bill Barow Associated Press writer | Living well

Nursing programs expand in central Georgia

MACON - Education officials say Mercer University's local nursing program, which begins next fall, is part of a surge of nursing programs in central Georgia.

November 05, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well

Look out for the curveballs

Inhale. Step. Step. Exhale. Step. Step. You can do this. You've got it.

November 03, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well

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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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