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Free mobile clinic to be in Ludowici

BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System's Wellness on Wheels mobile health vehicle will provide screenings during April. Wellness on Wheels provides low-cost and free health screenings, first aid and preventative education to the community at health departments, industries and businesses, health fairs, churches and community events. Services available on the WOW include bone density, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, lab draws, flu shots, health education and more. Additional screenings provided are digital mammograms. All mammograms require a physician's order. Insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.

April 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Komen gives $345,000 to area programs

Women in rural areas who may not have access to breast health care can look forward to taking advantage of programs within their communities thanks to several grants awarded Wednesday through the Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

April 01, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Living well


Hinesville on healthy track

Warm weather and sunshine accompanied the opening of the Spring Farmer's Market at Bradwell Park on March 7, which also was Healthy Hinesville Day.

March 24, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Side-dish alternatives for Easter

When I was growing up, potato dishes were always an Easter-dinner staple in our home. Baked, mashed, fried, au gratin or in a casserole - they were always present in some form on the Easter buffet. However, mashed potatoes were always the most popular complement to our Easter ham.

March 24, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Women, teens get day of advice

To coincide with International Women's Day, Winn Army Community Hospital's Department of Preventative Medicine held a women's and teens Lunch and Learn health event March 8 at the Fort Stewart Youth Center. On a day set aside to celebrate women, the event offered women and girls the opportunity to educate themselves on important health topics and learn about self-defense and meditation.

March 24, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Old hobbies can make activity fun

When I was a young girl, sports trends seemed to be a guiding post for my athletic interests.

March 24, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well


Annual food drive wraps up this weekend

Curves International's 15th annual food drive, "Feed the Need," which challenges Curves' club members in the United States and Canada to meet a goal of 100,000 donations, ends Saturday. Each club, including Curves in Hinesville and Richmond Hill, is accepting donations of non-perishable food or cash to support local food banks. In addition, Curves will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to a local food bank during the drive.

March 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


LCHS students certified in first aid

Students in Dr. Jana Shields' health, safety and nutrition class at Liberty County High School recently were certified in first aid and CPR. Fourteen students participated in a daylong training session with firefighter Casey Hale.

March 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Komen affiliate honors Hinesville woman

"Imagine life without breast cancer" is the motto of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those battling breast cancer and working to raise funds for research to cure the disease. Thanks to the Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Hinesville resident and certified nursing assistant Theresa Gilchrist can imagine life without breast cancer.

March 10, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Winn challenges community to get healthy

Winn Army Community Hospital's Departments of Preventive Medicine is challenging the Fort Stewart and Hunter communities to a six-week challenge designed to get them eating healthier, exercising more and limiting time in front of the television or computer.

March 10, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Break gives chance to try new exercise

I've learned during the past year that running several times a week is great for the heart and the muscle tone in my legs, but it doesn't address all parts of my body.

March 10, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


LRMC earns network's safety label

ATLANTA - Liberty Regional Medical has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association's Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle, which recognizes hospitals' improvements in patient care throughout 2012.

March 10, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Not all pizzas are created equal

It's hard to resist on game day or a busy night - the temptation to pick up the phone and request that a fresh, piping-hot pizza be delivered straight to your door. Who doesn't want to skip cooking and dishwashing? However, all of this ease and convenience is costing us big in calories, fat and sodium.

March 10, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Cancer study soliciting subjects

SAVANNAH - Residents of the Savannah area can participate in a cancer study.

February 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Coastal Health District names new director

Diane Z. Weems, M.D., has been named district health director of the Coastal Health District.

February 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Your baby shouldn't drink juice; should anyone in your family?

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May 24, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Should pregnant women be worried about hepatitis C?

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May 23, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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May 23, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


A weight-neutral approach to health

I recently wrote an article in which I discussed why focusing on weight can be harmful to your health. It created a lot of meaningful ...

May 22, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


10 foods to help you lose the most weight (that you probably already have in your fridge)

Changing even a few small things in your diet can have amazing benefits for your health. Chances are you probably already have things in your ...

May 20, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 easy and effective ways to know your most fertile days in the month

Whether you’re trying to conceive or trying to avoid getting pregnant, knowing when you are most fertile during the month is something all women ...

May 19, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


Athlete gets pregnant twice in short time and realizes something strange in her belly

Stephanie Bruce, 32, is an Olympic-hopeful athlete, World Cross Country runner and the mother of two babies. She had two children within only 15 months ...

May 18, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


This common, legal substance can kill a healthy teen in 3 hours

A South Carolina teen with no history of heart trouble drank three highly caffeinated beverages within two hours, then collapsed at school in April from ...

May 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 easy changes you can make right now to lose weight

When it comes to losing fat and maintaining a healthy weight, dieting alone just won’t cut it. There’s no secret trick. Some people ...

May 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Try these 9 easy tricks and watch your hair grow long and healthy

Looking for longer, healthier hair but don’t want to splurge on expensive hair products or pricy extensions? Don't worry. You can get healthier ...

May 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Health policy experts say Republican health plan could mean higher premiums for mothers

Some health policy analysts are warning that motherhood could become a pre-existing condition for some women under the health care bill the House of Representatives ...

May 16, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Taking an aspirin every day for your heart? Maybe it's time to reconsider

Many people with heart issues take an aspirin every day, but a team of researchers has found that the little white pill is of no ...

May 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 warning symptoms you shouldn’t ignore while pregnant

Your body is constantly changing when you’re pregnant, but there are some changes that shouldn’t happen. If you notice any of these symptoms ...

May 11, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Here's how to cook light, eat right and stay fit

Studies have proven that people who eat home-cooked meals are far healthier than those who eat out. When eating out, we tend to eat more ...

May 11, 2017 | Swati Kapoor FamilyShare | Living well


6 tips to make healthy eating realistic and sustainable

In the pursuit of health, many people find themselves oscillating between extremes. One minute you’re eating salads and quinoa bowls and the next you ...

May 11, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


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