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Encourage kids to get moving

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 17 percent of American children and adolescents between the ages of 2 to 19 are obese. In Canada, where self-reporting data-collection methods have made such statistics more difficult to quantify, the prevalence of being overweight and obese in children also is on the rise, according to the Canadian Community Health Survey.

October 08, 2012 | Staff Report | Living well


Pain-free orgal surgery does exist

Aware that many people dread the pain, stress and overall discomfort commonly associated with dental work and oral surgery, Dr. Roger Myers with Southern Georgia Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery said he strives to create a pleasant, anxiety-free environment for patients in his new Hinesville office.

October 08, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Residents get opportunity to 'meet the docs'

Community members enjoyed the opportunity to meet a few of Liberty County's newest doctors Sept. 20 at the chamber of commerce's Progress Through People Luncheon. The event, sponsored by Liberty Regional Medical Center, was held at CenturyLink.

October 08, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Schools work on kids health, challenge adults

Three Liberty County Schools participated in a Sept. 27 world-record attempt to get students moving, but Lewis Frasier Middle School nurse Peggy Rayman hopes to see classroom exercise become a more frequent occurrence.

October 08, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well


Discipline should not be a hassle for parents

Q: When I attempt to put my 3-and-a-half year-old daughter in her room for punishment, she refuses to go. I have to pick her up and take her, during which time she flails her arms, screams and kicks. My back is paying for the struggle. Her dad doesn't have this problem with her, by the way. What can I do to make her go on her own without getting physical with her?

October 04, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Liberty County to hold drive-through flu-shot clinic

The Liberty County Health Department, in conjunction with Fort Stewart, will hold drive-through flu-vaccination clinics from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 24-25, at the Army Education Center in Hinesville. The clinics are open to U.S. Department of Defense beneficiaries ages 2 and older and all civilians.

October 04, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Bryan County man gets west Nile

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed a human case of west Nile virus in a 48-year-old Bryan County man.

October 03, 2012 | Bryan County News | Living well


Flu shots to be given in public schools

MACON - School nurses across Georgia are getting ready to hold special clinics to help more students get their flu shots.

October 02, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


Manners make the person

Driving in southern California recently, listening to talk radio, I heard a commercial for a Christian private school. The spokesperson went on and on about their very high test scores, the very high percentage of their students who go to top-rated universities, and other very high academic statistics. Send your child to Veryhighscore Academy! We will bring out the best in your child!

September 27, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


New breast-cancer clues found in analysis

NEW YORK - Scientists reported this week that they have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer, finding four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments, perhaps with some drugs already in use.

September 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


Medicare drug-plan premium hike possible

WASHINGTON - Millions of seniors enrolled in some of the most popular Medicare prescription-drug plans face double-digit premium hikes next year if they don't shop for a better deal, said a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market.

September 26, 2012 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press | Living well


Top school nurses recognized

PEACHTREE CITY - The Georgia Association of School Nurses recently announced the winners of the school nurse of the year awards.

September 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Presenting partner named for Relay for Life

The American Red Cross recently announced that A New Beginning Church would be the presenting partner for next year's Long County Relay for Life.

September 25, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Backpack Buddies gives kids healthy food

Thousands of Liberty County residents of all ages are defined as hungry. There are children in this community who have no idea where their next meal is coming from, but there is a community effort working to alleviate that problem.

September 23, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Fort Stewart works to get kids fit

This month marks the third national observance of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, which was established to help draw the public's attention to the seriousness and side effects of childhood obesity.

September 23, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


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Sharing the struggle of mental illness

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February 25, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


Is it your period or are you pregnant? Here's how to tell the difference.

If you’re trying to get pregnant, you might feel excitement and anxiety when that time of the month rolls around. You’ve researched early ...

February 25, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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Do you remember your first period? Even if you’d already been warned it was coming, it was still kind of crazy that it's ...

February 24, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


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When it's cold outside, you may find your house turning into a spider habitat. These cold-blooded, eight-legged creatures move to warmer spaces (like your ...

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


8 weight loss benefits of eating oatmeal you don't know about

Growing up, I always thought oatmeal was disgusting. Every time my mom made it for breakfast, I would hardly touch it. I’d much rather ...

February 23, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


A dietitian's advice on how to love, savor and enjoy food without guilt

In honor of February and Valentine’s Day, I’m writing to encourage you to love food. That might sound crazy, especially if you feel ...

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


How orange juice fell from grace

When a mother came to Dr. Robert Lustig hoping he could help her obese 6-year-old, the Seattle doctor quickly discovered part of the problem — and ...

February 21, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Pain during menstruation: 7 signs something is wrong

From the moment she gets that very first drop of menstrual blood, a woman learns that 25 percent of being female means pretending everything is ...

February 18, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


10 ways to trick yourself into liking exercise

If you don’t like to workout, here are some things that might give you enough motivation to get going:

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


7 everyday activities that actually help you lose weight

According to experts, you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound. This number might look daunting, but calories lost add quickly when ...

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Take pleasure rather than punishment with exercise

For anyone who is familiar with the non-dieting approach to health and wellness, you've likely asked yourself how exercise fits into the equation of ...

February 15, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Why you need a microscope in your kitchen

When a Colorado Springs mom examined her breast milk under a microscope, she was so enthralled by what she saw that she posted it to ...

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


12 creative ways to exercise in your own home (without spending a fortune)

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get your daily workout. Try these simple (and affordable) ways to exercise at ...

February 14, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 things you've always worried aren't normal about your body (but are actually common)

I know I’m not the only one of my friends who has instantly assumed I was dying of a rare disease anytime I found ...

February 14, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Therapy is for everyone; here are 5 reasons why

Close your eyes and think of the word "therapy". What comes to your mind? For me the first image is a person laid back on ...

February 13, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


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