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TRICARE expands autism care

FORT SAM HOUSTON - The Department of Defense is not making changes for active-duty family members seeking autism services. However, an expansion of services through the Applied Behavior Analysis Pilot Program will allow retirees and their families to receive autism-service demonstration benefits.

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


Wet weather has risks

Southeast Georgia has experienced a lot of rain during the past several weeks, which could cause an increase in public-health-related issues, such as mosquito breeding and septic-system failure. Coastal Health District officials recommend that residents take precautions to minimize potential problems.

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


Parents had it right in 1950s

Sometimes, the so-called "good old days" really were better. For example, if the data is correct, then the state of parenting in America has been in slow but steady decline since the 1960s. Child mental health and school achievement were much better back then, when the go-to parenting experts were grandparents.

August 11, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Skidaway

The 21st Annual American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraising campaign is in full swing, and a number of activities have been planned leading up to the main Step Out 5K walk and run, including a kick-off celebration and an outdoor kayaking race.

August 03, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Summer fun can worsen asthma

ATLANTA - It's time for summer fun, but unfortunately for those who suffer from asthma, some favorite seasonal outdoor activities often can lead to asthma attacks.

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


Get child from camp or don't, it's OK

Q: My 10-year-old son is having a miserable experience at the two-week camp we sent him to. He says he hates it there, that the other kids don't like him, and the counselor he was assigned to is mean. All this after just two days. He wants to come home. My instinct is to go get him, but my best friend says he's manipulating me. What should we do?

July 31, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Indulge in refreshingly cool treats

The heat is on, and so is the search for refreshing ice-cold treats to enjoy on sweltering summer days. As great as it would be to eat ice cream whenever the temperature rises, the fat and calories do not make it the healthiest seasonal snacks.

July 31, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


West Rehab therapists earn certification

West Rehab & Sports Medicine, a provider of physical therapy, sports medicine and wellness services in Southeast Georgia, recently announce physical therapists Erin Cantrell, Jen Emberton and Mike Parsons earned advanced-practice certification as orthopedic clinical specialists.

July 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Post refill pharmacy to move

The Fort Stewart Refill Pharmacy is moving from its current location inside the Main Post Exchange to a new, larger site next to the Fort Stewart Furniture Store.

July 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Child health priority for CASA volunteers

Four new Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers recently were sworn in by Judge Linnie L. Darden III. These new volunteers are part of a handful of CASAs in the area counties that advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are involved in juvenile court deprivation proceedings.

July 29, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Memorial on 'best hospitals' list

Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah was ranked the fifth-best hospital in Georgia and the highest-rated hospital in Savannah on U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 "Best Hospitals" list.

July 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Midway woman circles St. Catherines to help kids

Jennifer Bew, of Midway, swam and ran the 27-mile circumference of St. Catherines Island on July 13 to raise money for Cure Childhood Cancer, an organization that finances research that could lead to a cure for childhood cancer.

July 29, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Army focuses on kids' well-being

Fort Stewart children performed in their biannual dance recital June 31 at the installation's Woodruff Theater as part of the Schools, Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited program.

July 14, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Bringing down the hammer for wellness

More than 250 family members from the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment came out July 2 to smash away stress and anxiety during a "Bring Down the Hammer Night" at the unit's motorpool in Fort Stewart's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's compound.

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


SavTech dental-hygiene students licensed

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's dental-hygiene program announced its 2013 graduating cohort of 16 students passed both the Central Regional Dental Testing Service practical licensing examination and the American Dental Association National Board dental hygiene examination late in the 2013 spring semester.

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


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Sharing the struggle of mental illness

BOISE, Idaho — Teenager Eric Walton says his battle with mental illness short-changed his childhood. Now at 17 years old, he's speaking out about the ...

February 25, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


Is it your period or are you pregnant? Here's how to tell the difference.

If you’re trying to get pregnant, you might feel excitement and anxiety when that time of the month rolls around. You’ve researched early ...

February 25, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


3 strange things that are actually normal during menstruation and 5 that indicate something’s wrong

Do you remember your first period? Even if you’d already been warned it was coming, it was still kind of crazy that it's ...

February 24, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Are you mistaking a sign of cancer for a spider bite? Studies show this is a serious problem

When it's cold outside, you may find your house turning into a spider habitat. These cold-blooded, eight-legged creatures move to warmer spaces (like your ...

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


8 weight loss benefits of eating oatmeal you don't know about

Growing up, I always thought oatmeal was disgusting. Every time my mom made it for breakfast, I would hardly touch it. I’d much rather ...

February 23, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


A dietitian's advice on how to love, savor and enjoy food without guilt

In honor of February and Valentine’s Day, I’m writing to encourage you to love food. That might sound crazy, especially if you feel ...

February 22, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


How orange juice fell from grace

When a mother came to Dr. Robert Lustig hoping he could help her obese 6-year-old, the Seattle doctor quickly discovered part of the problem — and ...

February 21, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Pain during menstruation: 7 signs something is wrong

From the moment she gets that very first drop of menstrual blood, a woman learns that 25 percent of being female means pretending everything is ...

February 18, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


10 ways to trick yourself into liking exercise

If you don’t like to workout, here are some things that might give you enough motivation to get going:

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


7 everyday activities that actually help you lose weight

According to experts, you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound. This number might look daunting, but calories lost add quickly when ...

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Take pleasure rather than punishment with exercise

For anyone who is familiar with the non-dieting approach to health and wellness, you've likely asked yourself how exercise fits into the equation of ...

February 15, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Why you need a microscope in your kitchen

When a Colorado Springs mom examined her breast milk under a microscope, she was so enthralled by what she saw that she posted it to ...

February 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


12 creative ways to exercise in your own home (without spending a fortune)

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get your daily workout. Try these simple (and affordable) ways to exercise at ...

February 14, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 things you've always worried aren't normal about your body (but are actually common)

I know I’m not the only one of my friends who has instantly assumed I was dying of a rare disease anytime I found ...

February 14, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Therapy is for everyone; here are 5 reasons why

Close your eyes and think of the word "therapy". What comes to your mind? For me the first image is a person laid back on ...

February 13, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


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