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White House frames health as economic issue

WASHINGTON - Fixing the economy requires overhauling the U.S. health care system, a White House report concludes - just the message the administration needs to help implement a sweeping new social welfare program during a recession.

June 03, 2009 | By Erica Werner Associated Press writer | Living well


County chosen for employee health grant

Liberty County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia to receive one of 39 Employee Health Promotion and Wellness Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellness of county employees and family members.

June 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Food service establishment scores for May 29

Food service establishments are inspected four times a year in Liberty County. The purpose of making inspections is to determine compliance with the Rules Of Department Of Human Resources Public Health, Chapter 290-5-14 Food Service. The scores are from inspections performed by environmentalist of Liberty County Environmental Health Department. The county manager of the Environmental Health Department is Linus R. Woodard.

May 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


Uninsured add health costs to everyone

WASHINGTON - The average family with health insurance shells out an extra $1,000 a year in premiums to pay for health care for the uninsured, a new report finds.

And the average individual with private coverage pays an extra $370 a year because of the cost-shifting, which happens when someone without medical insurance gets care at an emergency room or elsewhere and then doesn't pay.

May 28, 2009 | By Erica Werner Associated Press writer | Living well


Summer sun brings skin cancer risk

Clouds will eventually roll away and as the mercury rises, so may the risk of skin cancer.

May 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Special to the Courier | Living well


Spine & Sport welcomes therapists

Spine & Sport has welcomed physical therapist Dr. Victoria Rath and physical therapist assistant Matthew Roberts to the Hinesville office.

May 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Swine flu cases now 27 in state

ATLANTA - Georgia health officials say 27 cases of swine flu have now been confirmed in the state, up from 25 last week.

The state Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health said Wednesday the two latest patients are Henry County residents. Health oficials say both patients have recovered, and neither required hospitalization.

May 21, 2009 | Associated Press | Living well


Guard still up for flu

The beginning of the swine flu outbreak had Liberty County Health Department Administrator Deidre Howell giving up shaking hands and going to fist bumps, popularized by President Obama.

May 15, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Regional medical transit system in works

Local resident Shvonna Hearn is pushing for public transit to serve the county's most needy.

May 13, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


No flu found in local schools

Although the Liberty County High School soccer team played a team from Henry County, near the Eagle's Landing school that closed earlier in the week due to a confirmed case of swine flu, officials say they don't suspect any local students are infected by the virus.

May 08, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Swine flu targeting young people

ATLANTA - There were more signs Wednesday that those hardest-hit by swine flu are the young.

U.S. health officials said the median age for confirmed hospital cases in the United States is 15. And in Mexico, new figures showed that almost half of the 42 confirmed swine flu deaths were of people 29 and younger.

May 07, 2009 | By Mike Stobbe AP medical writer | Living well


Swine flue cases pass 100 in U.S.

WASHINGTON - U.S. authorities are pledging to eventually produce enough swine flu vaccine for everyone but the shots couldn't begin until fall at the earliest.

Worries about the spread of the virus mounted Thursday as the nation's swine flu caseload passed 100, and nearly 300 schools closed in communities across the country. Federal officials had to spend much of the day reassuring the public it's still safe to fly and ride public transportation after Vice President Joe Biden said he wouldn't recommend it to his family.

May 01, 2009 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press writer | Living well


Swine flu no more deadly than common strain

AUGUSTA - With today's up-to-the minute information access, you may find yourself inundated recently with swine flu alerts.

April 30, 2009 | By Dr. James Wilde Emergency physician MCGHealth | Living well


Cases of swine flu showing up worldwide

MEXICO CITY - Mexico is urging citizens to stay home for five days and shutting down nonessential government services in hopes of containing the swine flu outbreak, which the World Health Organization warns is on the brink of becoming a global epidemic.

In Washington, President Barack Obama told Americans the government was "taking the utmost precautions and preparations" to stop the virus and urged people to wash their hands, cover their coughs and stay home when they feel sick.

April 30, 2009 | By Andrew O. Selsky Associated Press writer | Living well


Feds against closing border with Mexico

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration stood solidly against closing the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, with Vice President Joe Biden calling it "a monumental undertaking" with a marginal likelihood of controlling the swine flu virus.

Biden and Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reinforced the government's stance on a border amid confirmation that the virus now has penetrated 11 states and there have been roughly a hundred school system closings.

April 30, 2009 | By Lauran Neergaard AP medical writer | Living well


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How one community is changing the discussion on campus sexual assault

Carrie Hull became a police officer because she wanted to help people.

April 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest — and only — daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylvania campus was serene, beautiful and less than two hours from home.

April 23, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature

It's National Park Week from April 18 to 26 and Earth Day on the 22nd, but that's not why Chris Fiscus is taking his kids hiking this weekend. They go regularly because it's good for them, and because Chris likes to see Cole, 13, without a computer in his lap and Brady, 9, hold a water bottle instead of a video game controller.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


5 ways to embrace pre-menopause

Each year millions of women in their late 40s and early 50s experience the dreaded time in life that we euphemistically refer to as “the change,” including peri-menopause (or pre-menopause) and menopause. For many of us, peri-menopause comes out of left field, stealing any and all prior sense of stability and normalcy and leaving a wake of escalating and plummeting hormones that send us spiraling out of control. At 52 years of age, I was astounded when a nurse practitioner diagnosed my depression as being due to peri-menopause. In the last eight months since that diagnosis, I have at times ...

April 22, 2015 | Debbie Merrill FamilyShare | Living well


Having a high IQ might make you depressed, research shows

Brainiacs, beware. Having the kind of active brain associated with high intelligence may also lead to stress and anxiety, according to recent research.

April 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

April 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Keep a fresh perspective on your eyes

In many households, women tend to actively be on the lookout for their family's overall health and well-being. While selflessly putting the needs of loved ones before their own, women can often overlook health problems of their own that could lead to major health-care costs down the road. This is especially true when it comes to vision.

April 19, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Study links Facebook to depression

The social-media site Facebook can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends.

April 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Going under the knife for a younger-looking face does more than alter a person's own body image, according to a new study published this week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. It also changes how an individual's personality is perceived by others.

April 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

In the springtime, as temperatures rise and flower buds peek out of the soil to greet the sun, the body begins making adjustments of its own.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

People looking to boost their mental health should be strategic about the way they retell important life events, according to recent research on the way life stories impact well-being.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

A popular new commercial that shows a couple video-conferencing with a doctor after ill-timed dance moves sent them crashing into their dining room table illustrates a rising trend among health insurers: the use of innovative technologies to simplify the health care system.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

The symptoms started for Amy Myers during her second year of medical school. Initially, doctors dismissed the panic attacks, unexplained weight loss, and extreme muscular weakness. They said it was stress, that’s all.

April 14, 2015 | Jody Berger Deseret News | Living well


How your weight loss habits are making your kids fat

Like many parents, you’ve considered the importance of setting a good example for your kids in many areas of your life, but are your dieting habits detrimental to your children’s health and well-being? Current diet culture promotes unhealthy extremes and poor body image, polarizing food as “good” or “bad" — and this is incredibly damaging to a child’s ability to develop a healthy or normal relationship with food. The Framingham Children's Study showed that children whose parents showed the highest levels of restrictive dieting followed by post-diet overeating were most likely to be overweight compared to children ...

April 08, 2015 | Ashley Palmer FamilyShare | Living well


For millennials making sexual health decisions, there is no black and white

When it comes to the morality of sexual behaviors, millennials have more questions than answers.

April 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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