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Nine graduate from Drug Court program, celebrate healthy lives

As nine graduates of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court filed into the commissioners' boardroom in the Liberty County Courthouse Annex on Thursday afternoon, it was impossible to tell the difference between those who once struggled with substance-abuse problems and those who had never touched drugs in their lives.

March 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well

Patience pays off with discipline

The human desire for short-term gratification is satisfied by jet planes that travel coast-to-coast in four hours, fast-food outlets and all manner of new and ever-faster electronic technologies. Because people are no longer accustomed to waiting patiently, they tend to become quickly frustrated when natural processes can't be circumvented and they are forced to wait for a solution to "mature." When that happens, people are inclined to begin unwittingly engaging in self-defeating behavior.

March 23, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Mosquito season here, be careful

Was this winter cold enough for you? I can't ever remember a winter when I had to dress so warmly for such long periods of time. And if we found it cold, hopefully some of our native insects did as well. Wouldn't it be nice if some of the mosquitoes didn't make it to spring? That certainly would lessen some of our health concerns and let us enjoy the benefits of living in coastal Georgia.

March 23, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Team Liberty is aware of diabetes’ danger

Representing Team Liberty in this year's American Diabetes Association's Kiss-A-Pig Campaign, Joel Osteen took a jab to the finger for his team Wednesday and had his blood glucose levels checked at Liberty Regional Medical Center.

March 19, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well

What constitutes 'verbal abuse'

It appears that a recent column of mine had an effect similar to a Rorschach inkblot: People read their own personal experiences and/or biases into it and reacted to it from that perspective.

March 16, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Don't wait to seek diagnosis, care for diabetes

According to 2011 estimates released in January by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes now affects nearly 26 million Americans of all ages with another 79 million people having what doctors call prediabetes. CDC says that prediabetes, which affects 35 percent of adults, is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Many people first become aware that they have diabetes when they develop one of its life-threatening complications such as:

March 16, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Long Co. Health Dept. funding to increase

While most governmental agencies in the area are grappling with cuts and decreased funding, the Long County Health Department recently learned their funding is scheduled to increase during the next seven years.

March 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well

Educators get crash course at first-ever Lewis Frasier health fair

Educators gathered at Lewis Frasier Middle School on Thursday to learn how to better their health during the first-ever Liberty County BoE Employees Health Fair.

March 12, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well

Army care clinic open in Richmond Hill

Army member Mario Carpanzano of Savannah held his 11-month-old son, Canio, on Wednesday while praising the Army's new Richmond Hill Medical Home.

March 10, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Living well

Don't fall for high school soap operas

Q: Our 15-year-old son, a high-school sophomore, was an honor student until he got to high school and took up with a group of kids who think good grades are "uncool." As a result, his grades have been in the tank all year (and most of last year). We put him on slight restriction after his first report card, but nothing changed. For the past three months, he's been on full restriction: no social life, no outside activities (unless at our church), no cell phone, television, computer (unless absolutely necessary for schoolwork) or video games. All the things he ...

March 09, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Hesitation can be costly for diagnosis

I grew up in the days when you didn't discuss body functions. No, I'm not so old that you couldn't say the word "legs," but as a young nurse I often was embarrassed when I had to discuss their digestive processes with patients. And I found that many people obviously were equally squeamish when it came to talking about their colon and rectum. That hesitation still is evident today and may well play a part in why colorectal cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

March 09, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Are you feeling sleepy?

ATLANTA - More than a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night, and many of them report troubles concentrating, remembering and even driving.

March 03, 2011 | By Mike Stobbe AP medical writer | Living well

Be patient with those who haven't grown up

Q: Our 19-year-old daughter is dating a 19-year-old boy, who, in general, we like. He's not a partier, he doesn't smoke or drink, he's serious about his education and he has a rational career plan mapped out. Our daughter also is a responsible, level-headed girl. The problem is that the boyfriend's response to almost anything my daughter says is a cut or put-down, a dismissal of her accomplishment or mocking. She says his father does the same thing to him, his brother and their mother; so to him, it's "normal." Our daughter is an upbeat ...

March 02, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Read labels to make better food choices

March is National Nutrition Month and it's the perfect time to start making smart food choices by reading labels and ordering healthier meals when eating out.

March 02, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

School nurses raise heart disease warning

BRUNSWICK - Georgia school nurses launched a major campaign in February, which was American Heart Month, to educate teachers, staff and parents about the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease, as well as ways to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.

March 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well

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17 things you need to stop worrying about right now

Work, kids, family, finances, relationships, debts, diets, the future … life brings a whole host of things to constantly worry and fuss about. But the thing ...

October 08, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well

Identity for many Alzheimer’s patients can be found in moral traits

When her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's around 1995, Joan Wright tried to prepare for the heartbreak the disease leaves in its wake. She ...

October 07, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Employer health insurance will soon be taxed, many want to repeal it

The IRS has excluded employer-offered health insurance from taxation for the last 60 years. That's about to change.

October 07, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | Living well

How to identify stress in your children's lives and help them cope

We often think of children as carefree and innocent, but the anxieties they face can weigh them down every day. Sometimes we can see the ...

October 07, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

Maintaining a healthy self-image—when you don’t love your body.

Like most people, I have struggled with loving my body over the years. When I was young, I was too thin. After kids, I was ...

October 06, 2015 | M. Elizabeth Wilson FamilyShare | Living well

How to prevent anxiety disorders in healthy kids

The key to helping kids at risk for anxiety disorders is to take action sooner rather than later, according to a new study, published this ...

October 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Increasing empathy: can journalism help people relate to distant problems?

Since joining the New York Times in 1984, Nicholas Kristof has had a simple, but important, mission: bring attention to some of the world's ...

October 05, 2015 | Jesse Hyde Deseret News | Living well

Postpartum depression: How to cope and help

The birth of a baby is supposed to be a joyful time of love and caregiving, but for many women and men who experience postpartum ...

October 05, 2015 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof | Living well

'Our chairs are killing us', experts say

You might have heard this phrase before: "Sitting is the new smoking." But have you ever taken the time to realize just how much you ...

September 30, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

51 ways to reduce stress before it even happens

There’s no such thing as a stress-free life. Stress is your body's natural response in certain situations. So it’s important to learn ...

September 29, 2015 | Mindy Raye Friedman FamilyShare | Living well

To vent or not to vent: How to know when to complain about work

Leighann Lord loves to text her best friends on difficult work days. They may not be able to solve her crises, but it feels good ...

September 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Should we use standing desks in elementary schools? Experts weigh in

In recent years, more and more people are saying they can't stand sitting.

September 28, 2015 | Nathan Sorensen Deseret News | Living well

6 steps to battling your insecurities

Insecurity comes in many forms. It can be small, causing a feeling of discomfort or uneasiness, or so big and pervasive it keeps us from ...

September 26, 2015 | M. Elizabeth Wilson FamilyShare | Living well

7 indicators you might need therapy

Most people will not admit to seeing a mental health therapist for various reasons. Whether you tell people or not, it is important to know ...

September 26, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC FamilyShare | Living well

Mommy Medicine: Exercising, eating right … and not losing weight

Weight loss isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

September 23, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile | Living well

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