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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

Fit for life

The Liberty County Recreational Department offers an aerobics class from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Button Gwinnett Elementary School's gymnasium. It's taught by Cynthia "Rocky" Bell, who has been leading the class for a year and a half and plans to continue as long as she can. Bell said she loves helping people but is not a "health fanatic."

November 03, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well

Get your daily dose of vitamins

Many people make the mistake of believing that health can be found in the form of a pill. There are seemingly limitless selections of vitamin and mineral supplements available on store shelves these days. A trip to the drug store vitamin aisle can leave shoppers longing for assistance with selecting a simple painkiller. With such a wide selection, it is hard to know which supplements are best and which leave something to be desired.

November 03, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

School nutrition worker logs 36 years

Button Gwinnett Elementary School has a new set of faces going through the lunch line every year. But one face has been behind the lunch counter for 36 years.

November 03, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well

Health fair educates and protects

Area residents kept Richmond Hill Pharmacy staff busy Oct. 26 during its annual health fair.

November 02, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Mammograms: For 1 life saved, 3 women overtreated

LONDON - Breast-cancer screening for women older than 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, confirming findings in the United States and other studies.

November 01, 2012 | Maria Cheng The Associated Press | Living well

Child not allowed to step on stepparent

Q: What is the role of a stepparent in parenting teenage step-children? My 19-year-old stepson moved in with us several months ago and is disrupting our marriage. He does what he wants when he wants, and there are no consequences. How does one deal with a child that age when he refuses to follow the rules of the house?

November 01, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Time short under new law

ATLANTA - Experts say Georgia is running out of time to implement its own health-insurance marketplace.

October 31, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well

Meetings to focus on services for elderly

The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging will conduct meetings to provide an overview of Older Americans Act programs and services, and to seek input from the public on the development of the fiscal year 2012-2015 area plan for senior-citizen services.

October 31, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Military, civilians team up to fight flu

Medical personnel from Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital partnered with colleagues from Liberty County Health Department to fight the flu last week.

October 29, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well

Neighborhood may make CPR less likely

CHICAGO (AP) - People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders on the street as those in better-off white neighborhoods, according to a study that found the reasons go beyond race.

October 27, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press writer | Living well

Coastal Georgia Komen taking grant proposals

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has announced the availability of grant funding for 2013-14 to increase breast-cancer education, screening, treatment and support services in our local community.

October 25, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Disciplinary plan hinges on parents’ strict adherence

Q: When my 3-year-old son misbehaves, I generally take things away from him and he generally responds well. One lingering problem is that he tends to react physically when he's mad at a classmate instead of talking it out and letting the teachers intervene. We have all encouraged him to use words when he's angry, but he doesn't seem to get it. Today he bit a classmate (the second time in a year this has happened) and got sent home. Once home, I fed him lunch and then confined him for the rest of the day to ...

October 25, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

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A parent's guide to navigating the sugar rush of Halloween

The dark side of Halloween used to be its connection to evil. But there's a new demon in town that plays an even bigger ...

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

12 secrets of women with gorgeous hair

We all have that one friend who has absolutely beautiful locks on her head. But does anyone really know how she gets her hair looking ...

October 25, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

Why some Christians celebrated the news about the 3-parent baby

When doctors announced that a baby carrying the genetic material of three people was born in Mexico earlier this year, Christians were divided on the ...

October 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

7 easy beauty tips to be your most attractive self

Do you ever have those days when everything just looks wrong? Your hair falls flat, you found a new pimple on your nose and the ...

October 24, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

A dietitian's perspective on how to handle Halloween candy

I hear this question a lot this time of year, “as a mom and dietitian, how do you handle Halloween candy with your kids?” People ...

October 23, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck | 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

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