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Acid reflux is pretty common

Gastroesophageal reflux disease affects up to 20 percent of Americans every day, making it one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website, digestive.niddk.nih.gov.

October 26, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Living in poor neighborhood hurts health

ATLANTA - Back in the 1990s, the federal government tried an unusual social experiment: It offered thousands of poor women in big-city public housing a chance to live in more affluent neighborhoods.

October 20, 2011 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Encourage drug-free lifestyle

If you've read a newspaper or listened to the radio or television news lately, you probably have some grave concerns about incidents with the Mexican drug cartel and residents as well as the U.S. border patrol.

October 19, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Good behavior will follow proper discipline

Once upon a time, I thought - as did and still do many if not most people in my profession - that behavior modification was going to make the discipline of a child as simple and straightforward as teaching a rat to run a maze.

October 19, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Hinesville goes pink for awareness

Downtown Hinesville will be home to a pink invasion Thursday night when multiple community groups come together to raise awareness for breast cancer.

October 19, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well


Health department to offer drive-through flu vaccine clinic

The Liberty County Health Department will hold a drive-through flu vaccination clinic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27, at James A. Brown Park in Hinesville.

October 18, 2011 | Staff report | Living well


City proclamation recognizes pancreatic cancer awareness

The Savannah affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - the national organization responsible for research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure - recently commended Hinesville community leaders for introducing a proclamation recognizing November as National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The action draws attention to the need for research funding for early detection tools and effective treatment options for patients.

October 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Carter named top legislator by Ga. Rural Health Association

ATLANTA - The Georgia Rural Health Association recently presented its Legislator of the Year Award to Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter, R-Pooler, during its annual conference Sept. 19-21 at Callaway Gardens.

October 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Flu, pneumonia vaccines important

With all the rain this week, I was glad to be house bound for a couple of days because I am ending a monthlong bout with an upper respiratory infection and prefer to cough in the privacy of my own home. This started out as a simple cold, but I don't ever remember having this much trouble with a URI before. Getting old is the pits indeed!

October 12, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Ignore boys' after-bedtime antics

Q: My twin boys will be 3 years old next month. They sleep in the same room. They've recently taken to getting out of their beds (together, although one seems to be the ringleader) every night, over and over, for up to two hours. They make a lot of noise, then they giggle and run when I approach, and feed off each other as they're escaping. I'm not sure what to do. All I know is that what I've been doing isn't working! Help!

October 12, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Medicare enrollment brings fraud tales

Nearly 96,000 Georgians who've hit their 65-year-old milestone this year will qualify for Medicare open enrollment, which begins Saturday.

October 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well


Winn first in Army for new CT scan

Winn Army Community Hospital cut the ribbon on a new CT scan machine Thursday afternoon. Winn is the first Army medical-treatment facility to receive the new technology.

October 08, 2011 | Staff report | Living well


Successful families don't need 'apps'

Full disclosure in four parts: First, I am not a tech-savvy person and never intend to become one.

October 06, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Women's health issues require attention

Today is Women's Health & Fitness Day, but its promotional message is important every day - to encourage women to take control of their health, learn the facts they need to make smart health choices and make time for regular physical activity.

September 28, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Parents need mission statement

I've been thinking a lot lately about the difference between the way I and almost everyone else in my generation (I was born in 1947, the year the flying saucers returned - just a coincidence) were raised and the way today's kids are being raised. The two ways in question reflect two entirely different mindsets - specifically, two entirely different understandings of the responsibilities involved in being a parent.

September 28, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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Is the solution to Zika more mosquitoes?

It seems counterintuitive, but some health officials believe Florida needs more mosquitoes to help slow the spread of Zika, the virus the World Health Organization ...

August 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


20 unexpected everyday things that are harming your skin

Have you ever wondered what the secret to having supple, perfect skin is? Well, believe it or not, there are things you do every day ...

August 23, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


What Alzheimer's disease teaches us about the soul

When he was a chaplain at a nursing home in Chicago, the Rev. James Ellor decided to try an experiment. He found a Sunday school ...

August 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


These 5 common things are making women lose their hair faster, experts say

It never feels good to look down at the shower drain and see a large ball of hair.

August 23, 2016 | Katelyn Carmen FamilyShare | Living well


How old is too old to have a baby?

Women have long been warned to abstain from conceiving after 35 due to an increase in challenges and health risks while carrying. But despite this ...

August 22, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


What your lip color says about your health

In traditional Chinese medicine, your mouth is the window to your health. One of your body's best health indicators is the color of your ...

August 22, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


How Zika is changing people's views about abortion

The spread of the Zika virus may be changing Americans' views on late-term abortion, presenting a new challenge for abortion opponents.

August 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Top 6 myths of intuitive eating debunked

If you’ve ever experienced the yo-yo effect diets have emotionally and physically, you might have looked into an idea called intuitive eating. There’s ...

August 20, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


This is what a dietician eats in an average day

If you want to be fiercely healthy, surround yourself with advice from those who really understand food, nutrients and how it all affects your body.

August 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


How the Olympics inspire ordinary people to become athletes

Sitting on a couch watching TV isn’t good for your health — unless you happen to be watching the Olympics.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


9 ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant

Every woman grows up dreaming of having children one day. Starting at a young age, you rock your baby dolls and tinker with future baby ...

August 18, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


Tackling rape culture together: the power of bystanders

In a few weeks, thousands of new college students will stream onto campuses across the country, trying to navigate the novelties of dorm rooms, dining ...

August 18, 2016 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well


What that extra 10 pounds is doing to your brain

That extra 10 pounds may be around your middle, but it will affect your brain by middle age, researchers at the University of Cambridge in ...

August 17, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 ways to show compassion to a friend living with infertility

Infertility is one of the most devastating afflictions for any couple. Being unable to conceive a child is something that many people never consider until ...

August 17, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


The Olympic moms who show you do have time to exercise

Ten members of Team USA are mothers, proving that having a family isn't an excuse to not work out.

August 13, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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