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Memorial recognized for heart programs

SAVANNAH - The Heart and Vascular Institute at Memorial University Medical Center recently received recognition from several organizations after heart and vascular team employees and physicians underwent rigorous evaluations and survey processes.

December 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Mammograms to be offered in Ludowici

BRUNSWICK - Southeast Georgia Health System is providing access to mammography in rural areas of Southeast Georgia with its Wellness on Wheels mobile-health vehicle.

December 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Attitude important while disciplining children

Q: I've been trying for two months with little to no success to get your ticket system to work on my 4-year-old daughter.

December 28, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


ASU College of Health Profession wins award

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's College of Health Professions was awarded the Georgia Medical Society's Institution/Organization Award at the 14th annual Health Care Heroes Awards Banquet held Nov. 18 in Savannah. Armstrong President Dr. Linda M. Bleicken, Interim Assistant Dean of the College of Health Professions Sandy Streater, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences Department Head Doug Masini and Health Sciences Department Head Robert LeFavi accepted the award on behalf of Armstrong.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Give the gift of holiday this Christmas

This holiday season, the American Red Cross encourages individuals to give a gift that means something - a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with family and friends.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Memorial wins Mattel grant

SAVANNAH - The Mattel Children's Foundation, together with the Children's Hospital Association, has awarded The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center a $15,000 grant. The funds will be used to bring the healing power of play to hospitalized children through the creation of The Parent Infant Play Program. The Children's Hospital is one of 11 children's hospitals across the country to receive a Mattel Play Grant.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Regional YMCA president retiring

SAVANNAH - The YMCA of Coastal Georgia Corporate board announced recently that long time President and CEO Randy Bugos will retire April 1, 2015 after 25 years of leading the local Y through a period of unprecedented growth.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Mom can enable kids, perpetuate cycle

Q: My buddy's wife walks their 11-year-old into the classroom each day. Then she takes out his assignments and helps him get ready. We're talking about a very capable kid who has no "issues" at all. My buddy says other mothers at his son's school are also doing the same thing. My wife has heard about this and wants to start walking our very capable son into his 4th grade room. What are your thoughts?

December 14, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Small gardens yield big results

Victory Gardens is a proud collaborator with the Canyon Ranch Institute Savannah Partnership. As a co-founding partner of Victory Gardens, I had the pleasure of showing a group of CRI Healthy Garden volunteers how to build a sub-irrigation planter, or what a lot of people call a "SIP." If you have limited space, you can follow my step-by-step guide for crafting your very own SIP.

December 14, 2014 | By Reid Archer Special to the Courier | Living well


VA hoping to help homeless vets at summit

The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center will host a homelessness summit Jan. 12 in Brunswick for veterans, their families and other stakeholders interested in the needs of homeless veterans.

December 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Diabetics can also enjoy holiday fare

The holidays are a great time for enjoying family, friends and food, but a tough time for staying healthy. That's particularly true for the more than 29 million Americans who have diabetes.

December 14, 2014 | By Dr. William Alexander Special to the Courier | Living well


Area Agency on Aging gets new lab

The Coastal Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with Georgia Tech's Tools for Life Program, recently announced the grand opening of Coastal Ability Solutions, an assistive-technology lab serving Coastal Georgia. The project was funded by the Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services and is Georgia's first assistive-technology lab housed at a regional commission.

December 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Remission brightens girl's prospects

Dec. 21 will mark two years since 9-year-old Saniyah Joseph was stricken with aplastic anemia, a disease that affects her bone marrow functions. The condition kept Saniyah from living her life like a normal child. She often felt tired and had to undergo blood treatments. Today, her doctors consider her to be in remission, and she is back to enjoying life like a healthy 9-year-old.

November 30, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Day raises diabetes awareness in Long

The first Long County Diabetes Awareness Day was held Nov. 8 at the recreation park in Ludowici. With a large crowd in attendance, $10,296 was raised, according to event coordinator Walt Pelton.

November 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


To be healthy tie diet, exercise, wellness together

For me, life really has been a journey, not a place where you go and stay still. My journey has taken me away from my hometown of Savannah and brought me back again. It has also been a path of discovery about health, wellness and choices.

November 30, 2014 | By Palmer Steverson Special to the Courier | Living well


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It's scary how many cigarettes it takes for the average person to become hooked

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable diseases in the United States. Even with the overwhelming amount of studies and statistics sharing the dangers ...

January 20, 2018 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


What is a healthy weight?

The week of Jan. 21-28 is Healthy Weight Week, sponsored by the Healthy Weight Network. During healthy weight week, individuals are encouraged to improve health ...

January 20, 2018 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


7 tricks to get luxurious volume in your hair

Somehow, flat hair can be a problem for both those with thick and thin hair alike. With thin, you simply don’t have enough hair ...

January 18, 2018 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


5 menstrual cup brands you should know about

One of my only regrets in life is not discovering menstrual cups until my mid 30's. Now that I know how amazing they are ...

January 18, 2018 | Jackie Bolen FamilyShare | Living well


A gynecologist guide to getting pregnant easier

If you’re trying to conceive, those two weeks before your expected period can feel like an eternity. And the two minutes as you wait ...

January 17, 2018 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 diseases that could explain why you need to pee frequently.

Do you find it hard to get through a meeting or a short road trip without having to stop for a bathroom break? If that ...

January 17, 2018 | Monica Neely FamilyShare | Living well


These 8 symptoms might mean you have endometriosis (and what that means for you)

As if getting your period wasn’t bad enough, 176 million women worldwide also have to handle the symptoms of endometriosis. It’s a condition ...

January 11, 2018 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Emotional resilience more important to kids than straight A’s

My critics are providing me much material of late for this column and my weekly radio show (Saturdays, 6 p.m., AFR).

January 10, 2018 | John Rosemond | Living well


4 ways to get better beauty sleep

A good night sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, it is also one of the easiest things to forget to ...

January 08, 2018 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


13 medications you should NEVER use while pregnant

You want a happy and healthy pregnancy; so you likely watch what you eat, and do your best to get enough sleep (although that growing ...

January 06, 2018 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


25 mini-habits that will help with your anxiety

Anxiety can feel like a large, ominous obstacle, but maybe these small and simple habits can help. When anxiety hits and you start feeling overwhelmed ...

January 06, 2018 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Replacing white rice with brown rice is equivalent to a 30 minute walk

What’s the difference between white rice and brown rice? Here’s a hint: it’s not just color.

January 05, 2018 | Troy Trobough FamilyShare | Living well


All the secrets you need to eliminate your double chin once and for all

When you look in the mirror, are you dismayed by the sight of the dreaded double chin?

January 05, 2018 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


Ethiopia emerges as an African success story. But it still has this 'first world' problem

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — There was a young boy in a Manchester United jersey and an old woman whose face was tattooed with an Orthodox cross ...

January 05, 2018 | Matthew LaPlante Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are twice as likely to smoke, new report says

Teens may think they're playing it safe by using e-cigarettes, hookahs and smokeless tobacco, but they're twice as likely to have smoked cigarettes ...

January 03, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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