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Residents rally for low-cost clinic

Faced with clogs in federal and state funding pipes, area residents are taking it upon themselves to keep money pumping to the Diversity Health Center.

February 25, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Allow follow through on a warning

Stand-up parenting is a rare thing these days, and if my ears are properly set to the ground, becoming rarer all the time. Parents stand up when they prove to their children they mean exactly what they say. By so "meaning," they become, in their children's eyes, "mean." Such was the case with a school-age boy who recently learned a valuable lesson in the hardest of ways.

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


Take care of your child's teeth now

Did you know that newborn babies have many teeth already formed and hidden from view in their jawbones? The first of these teeth (the four front teeth) usually come in around 6 months of age, and most children have a full set of primary teeth by the time they're 3 years old. As children grow out of the toddler stage, their jaws are also growing, making extra room for larger permanent teeth.

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


Area restaurant's sanitation scores

Here are sanitation scores for area eating establishments released by the Liberty County Health Department:

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Blood pressure shouldn't be ignored

Last week, we talked about heart disease. You may remember that high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease, but there is plenty we can do to combat high blood pressure. Poor diets and lack of exercise increase the heart's workload, causing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and the heart to thicken and become stiffer.

February 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


Past coloumn ruffles a few feathers

A recent column in which I said that behavior modification does not work on human beings stirred things up a bit. Not surprising, given that today's parents think discipline is a simple matter of dispensing proper rewards and punishments. They can be forgiven for not knowing that this mistaken notion is only about 50 years old, prior to which people understood that while children should be taught that certain consequences follow certain behaviors, their discipline was not properly accomplished in that fashion, but rather through proper adult leadership.

February 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


LRMC official explains hospital debt

Like hospitals nationwide, Liberty Regional Medical Center is seeing more and more patients who can't pay, but, according to its chief financial officer, the local hospital is holding its own.

February 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Long Co. Health hosts 'heart truth' day

LONG COUNTY - Think heart disease can't affect you? Think again. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. In fact, one in four American women dies of heart disease every year. In 2006 in Long County alone four women died of cardiovascular disease.

February 04, 2009 | Staff report | Living well


Health dpeartment offering child safety seats

The Liberty County Health Department received a 2009 grant from the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health to distribute child restraints and educational information to eligible parents.

February 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


LRMC wants VA clinic on campus

The Liberty County Hospital Authority recently bought about an acre of land for $260,000 in hopes of luring a proposed VA clinic to the Liberty Regional Medical Center campus.

February 04, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Proposed fee may hurt Liberty care providers

Expected state and federal budget cuts present added fears for Gail Smith.

January 26, 2009 | By Alena parker Staff writer | Living well


Help with hearing aid expenses available

The Coastal Health District is offering to help area residents buy hearing aids, and it's much needed help, according to Thomas Galey, executive director for the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired.

January 14, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Living well


LRMC nurse wins state award

ATLANTA – Liberty Regional Medical Center perinatal unit charge nurse Jan St. John received the Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the Georgia Hospital Association's annual Hospital Heroes Award luncheon last month in Atlanta.

January 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Mobile dental unit to visit county

Help a Child Smile will visit the Liberty County Division of Family and Children Services at 9 a.m. this coming Tuesday.

January 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Smoking ban precedes major drop in heart attacks

ATLANTA - A smoking ban in one Colorado city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations, according to a new study that is considered the best and longest-term research to show such a link.

The rate of hospitalized cases dropped 41 percent three years after the ban of workplace smoking in Pueblo, Colo., took effect. There was no such drop in two neighboring areas, and researchers believe it's a clear sign the ban was responsible.

December 31, 2008 | By Mike Strobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


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Teens may be even more distracted behind the wheel than previously thought

Giving in to the temptation to talk with friends or answer texts while driving holds serious consequences for teens behind the wheel, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which found that six in 10 car crashes involving teen drivers were linked to distracted driving.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Phil had been teaching tennis to young people for 20 years. Last year, when he started experiencing discomfort in his hands and wrists, a parent of one of his students suggested it could be carpal tunnel syndrome.

March 27, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Living well


New Alzheimer's drug on trial for treatment

The search for an effective Alzheimer's treatment has faced many setbacks, but one new drug is renewing hope, according to researchers.

March 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What 'The Office' teaches us about job satisfaction

America's favorite workplace turns 10 this week. Fans of Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael Scott and the rest of "The Office's" cast of characters will mark a decade since the comically dysfunctional crew first came to television screens.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Why psychologists say you should ban 'busy' from your vocabulary

In late February, Scott Dannemiller, a writer and worship leader in the Presbyterian Church, captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of people with a simple four-word headline: "Busy is a Sickness."

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Researchers establish why exercise can worsen exhaustion of patients with chronic fatigue

The mechanism that causes high-performance athletes to "feel the burn" also causes people with chronic fatigue syndrome to feel exhausted by the most common daily activities, new University of Florida research shows.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


March recognizes social workers across the Nation

During, this time the National Association of Social Workers begins an eight-month celebration of its 60th anniversary which will end in October, the actual month the association was founded back in 1955.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Senate approves creation of Joint Coastal Greenway Study Committee

Legislation sponsored by Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, would create a joint House and Senate Coastal Greenway Study Committee to examine the proposed Coastal Georgia Greenway trail.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Turmeric, more than just a cooking spice

Turmeric, a rootstock perennial plant that is a cousin to the ginger family, is used as a spice in many Middle Eastern recipes. But recent studies indicate that turmeric could hold medicinal value as well.

March 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Living well


Affordable Care Act supporters celebrate 5th anniversary

The Affordable Care Act will turn five on Monday, March 23, and many supporters began birthday celebrations early this week with the release of new data illustrating the law's positive impact.

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


Loneliness isn't as bad as it sounds, study shows

Excess feelings of loneliness have been shown to shorten your lifespan and weaken your immune system. The health risks of loneliness even rival obesity, as Deseret News National's Lois Collins pointed out on Mar. 14.

March 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Living well


When a little deal is a big deal, especially for kids

When people say, “It is not a big deal,” one has to believe them. The problem is, with kids, a little deal may be a big deal. For that matter, who is to say what a big or a little deal is for grown-ups?

March 19, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Living well


Facebook removes 'feeling fat' emoticon option from status updates

Facebook has defriended its "feeling fat" emoticon, announcing Tuesday that the option did not fit the spirit of its "How are you feeling?" prompt.

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How I stepped away from being a 'poolside mom'

As I stood shoulder-deep in the hotel swimming pool, surrounded by all six of my children — many of them hanging on to me — I felt tremendous regret.

March 18, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


How to deal with tendonitis pain

Pencils ready. Here's a pop quiz.

March 18, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Living well


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