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Senator to tour clinic

U.S Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) will be at the Diversity Health Center in Ludowici on Thursday, March 27, between 2:30 and 3:15 p.m. to tour the new, federally-qualified center, greet constituents and exchange information on issues pertinent to Long County.

April 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Certain behaviors increase cancer risks

Colorectal cancer is equally common in both men and women, and the American Cancer Society tells us that 149,810 cases will be diagnosed in the United States this year.

April 02, 2008 | Linda F. Ratcliffe Contributing Writer | Living well


Dementia care training offered

The Alzheimer's Association is hosting an educational session on Thursday, April 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Workshop on diabetes in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK -- As part of Southeast Georgia Health System's on-going series of free health lectures and workshops, board certified endocrinologist Shenon Badre, MD, will present "Understanding and Managing Your Diabetes."

March 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Rotary gets hospital tour

March 26, 2008 | Emily Peterson | Living well


Flu shots still available

The Liberty County Health Department will continue to offer flu shots through May.

March 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Faculty fights heart disease

In an effort to make its school and community aware that heart disease is the number one cause of death among women, like men, Liberty Elementary School faculty got "all dressed up in red" on Feb. 1.

March 20, 2008 | Katie Johnson Special to the Courier | Living well


Feeling ill? You're not alone

Nearly a third of the people going to see Dr. Christopher Blasy in recent days have had the flu, the Hinesville family practice physician estimates.

March 15, 2008 | Andrea Washington | Living well


Faculty works on morale, fitness

Joseph Martin Elementary School staff members started a program, Partners for Fitness, to increase staff moral, and improve their health and mental well-being.

March 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Alzheimer's awareness

Last year, people chuckled when they heard about retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's husband's love "interest" in one of his fellow residents at a nursing home in Phoenix, Ariz.

March 13, 2008 | Edith Anderson Contributing Writer | Living well


Forums could reshape area's healthcare

Two community healthcare forums have been set in Liberty County for next week.

March 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Liberty Regional goes digital

X-ray film became a thing of the past at Liberty Regional Medical Center when the radiology department unveiled its new digital imaging storage system last month.

March 08, 2008 | Alena Parker | Living well


Smoking down in Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health has announce dthat the prevalence of smoking in Georgia decreased by 10 percent in 2006.

March 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Cut your risks for heart disease

Coronary heart disease is America's number 1 killer of both men and women. Cancer is number 2 and not only is stroke number 3 but it remains one of the leading causes of serious disability.

February 14, 2008 | By Linda F. Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Two LPNs licenses pulled over loans

MACON - The Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses suspended the licenses of two area nurses during a bi-monthly meeting here earlier this month.

February 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility is complex, not just the medical side of treating infertility, but the emotional side of treating it. Essentially, infertility, whether it's the inability to conceive, frequent miscarriages or otherwise, is loss. Many couples are surprised by the intensity of their feelings related to infertility.

February 27, 2015 | Whitney Barrell KSL | Living well


Health professionals call for action to address gun violence

Leaders from the nation's top health professional organizations have issued a call to action on gun violence, co-signing an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

February 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

Americans are not alone in craving salty, sweet and all-around unhealthy foods, according to a new study on global health trends.

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


15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

Look around the room these days and you'll spot someone with a plastic bracelet tracking their steps, miles, etc. No, this isn't some kind of punishment or parole tracker. Most likely they opened a Fitbit on Christmas morning, Hanukkah or New Year's.

February 25, 2015 | Michelle Lehnardt Deseret News | Living well


3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

Most people have heard you should drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, hydration is a basic component to healthy living. However multiple studies have found the contrary suggesting your body can’t handle excessive amounts of water.

February 25, 2015 | Paige Cook FamilyShare | Living well


'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

A long-held truth among psychologists that stress and sadness are contagious has been confirmed in a recent study from the Pew Research Center. The study brought research into the digital age, where people often read about friends' stressors on Facebook or Twitter, finding that struggles experienced by one person can be felt by others.

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


Natural scents promoted for health, happiness

At a recent seminar at Farmer's Natural Foods in Hinesville, Kaliana Schmidt shared her determination to spread more happiness in the world.

February 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Cultivate spirit with simple practices

Sense of purpose is one of the integrative approaches to health in the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program. It is an essential ingredient in a healthy lifestyle, because it gives direction and meaning to our lives.

February 22, 2015 | By Dr. Andrew Pleasant Special to the Courier | Living well


TRICARE raises pharmacy co-pays

New co-pays for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE began Feb. 1.

February 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

This is the third in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." Read part two: "How families can work together to fight heroin addiction."

February 22, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


VA names Dublin medical center director

ATLANTA - The Department of Veterans Affairs recently appointed retired Navy Capt. Maryalice Morro, RN, MSN, as the new director of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia.

February 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

In the midst of their busy lives, Americans are learning how to keep calm and say "Ommmm." Meditation, alongside yoga and other mind and body practices, is becoming more popular as people link its practice to happier and healthier lives.

February 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How families can work together to fight heroin addiction

This is the second in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction."

February 19, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes

When you get old, lightning bolts go around your eyes. They don’t shoot out at people; that would be cool. They just start flashing around in your eyeball like you are suddenly discovering that you are actually some sort of android that’s starting to short circuit in its old age.

February 19, 2015 | Steve Eaton Deseret News | Living well


The new face of heroin addiction: How America's most dangerous drug made its way to the suburbs

They lived in tattered boxes, abandoned cars and the backyards of dilapidated houses.

February 19, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


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