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Giving recipes a 'makeover' is easy

Last time, I talked about the wealth of recipes available online and how they don't always have your health in mind. Sometimes it seems that the easier a recipe is to prepare, the more unhealthy it is.

August 25, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Columnist | Living well


Children must see consquences to fix problem

Q: Our 9-year-old son Bobby is very intelligent and capable of doing good work in school when he wants to, but he is generally just downright lazy. As a result, he makes mediocre grades and we have to monitor his homework to make sure he does it. Even then, 30 minutes of homework takes him a couple of hours, during which time he finds every possible way of dawdling. Believe it or not, despite his lazy ways, Bobby's in the gifted program. He's about to enter fourth grade and we'd like to nip his lack of motivation ...

August 25, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Summer can increase asthma attacks

ATLANTA - There still is time for summer fun, but unfortunately for those who suffer from asthma, some favorite seasonal outdoor activities often can lead to asthma attacks.

August 25, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Savannah clinic adds 3D mammography

SAVANNAH - SouthCoast Imaging Center, recently added 3-D mammography at 5353 Reynolds St.

August 25, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Workshop focuses on cancer survivors

The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion will host a free six-week workshop designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.

August 25, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Savannah ENT wins achievement award

ENT Associates of Savannah, an ear, nose and throat practice with offices throughout coastal Georgia, recently announced that Dr. Fred L. Daniel has won the 2013 Lester Brown Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

August 25, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Workshop is for cancer survivors

The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion will host a free six-week workshop designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.

August 24, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Kayak for Kure is Saturday

The American Diabetes Association's fall campaign, "Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes," gets under way Saturday with the sixth annual Hugh H. Armstrong Sr. Memorial Kayak for a Kure.

August 23, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Winn expo for new, expectant mothers

Winn Army Community Hospital will host its third annual Baby Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at the hospital.

August 23, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Healthy lifestyles aim of program

Local leaders are encouraging citizens to literally begin taking steps toward good health by participating in the Cooperative Extension's upcoming Walk Georgia program.

August 21, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


Bryant Commons encourages healthy lifestyles

Bryant Commons' open park day Saturday served to highlight the abundance of outdoor opportunities on the 150-acre property. Families enjoyed an afternoon of food, leisure activities, a bounce house, kite flying and Frisbee throwing.

August 11, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Easy, healthy meals for busy families

The start of a new school year often means returning to a hectic family schedule that involves shuttling kids to and from school and other activities, clubs and sports.

August 11, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Rape Crisis Center closes Hinesville office

The Savannah Rape Crisis Center provides support and information to victims of rape and child sexual abuse and their families. The center also offers community education and sexual-assault-prevention programs for all ages. These services were available to Liberty residents through a satellite office in Hinesville.

August 11, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


MEDDAC honors teens for volunteer work

The Fort Stewart Medical Department Activity held a ceremony July 31 to thank and honor teens who volunteered throughout the organization during the summer months.

August 11, 2013 | By Michelle L. Gordon Winn Army Community Hospital PAO | Living well


Aug. 11-17 is Health Center Week

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas Jr., has proclaimed Aug. 11-17 as Health Center Week in Hinesville.

August 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Mammogram unit to visit Ludowici

The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels mobile-health vehicle will provide screenings from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the IGA supermarket on Highway 84 in Ludowici. All mammograms require a physician's order. Insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Aromatherapy promoted for depression, PTSD

A crowd consisting of many veterans gathered March 27 at Farmer's Natural Foods in Hinesville for a health seminar on easing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The nearly two-hour seminar was facilitated by author Kaliana Schmidt, a natural-emotional-care advocate.

April 06, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Stewart marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Fort Stewart Warrior Restoration Center teamed up with the Fort Stewart Fire Department on March 27 for an event held at the Main Exchange.

April 06, 2014 | By Michelle L. Gordon MEDDAC public affairs officer | Living well


Italian trip focuses on dietary choices

I recently was fortunate to be among a group of 24 nutrition and public-health students from Georgia Southern and Armstrong Atlantic State universities who spent a week exploring Verona, Italy, and the Tuscan countryside by day and learning how to prepare Italian dishes by night. It was an especially memorable spring break.

April 06, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Living well


Service dogs help soldiers with PTSD

It's often been said that dogs are man's best friend, and the members of Woof P.A.C.T. (Partners Are Created Together) want to ensure soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are never without faithful companions.

April 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Living well


YMCA of Coastal Georgia raises $650,000

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia held its 159th annual meeting March 25 at the Armstrong Center on Abercorn Street in Savannah.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Healthy snacks can keep you trim, cool

Healthy snacks often can be difficult to find or make in a pinch, especially when you are starving and a satisfying nibble is nowhere in sight. It is far too easy to reach for junk food when nutritious options aren't accessible.

April 06, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Leukemia fighters name candidates for honors

Jessica Neeley of Richmond Hill has been selected as a candidate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year campaign. Neeley joins other community leaders to see who can raise the most money for the organization in a 10-week time period, which started March 27. Money raised during the campaign will advance LLS's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Public Health Week is coming up

To commemorate National Public Health week on April 7-13, the Coastal Health District has given each day of the week a theme in an effort to send the public several health-related messages.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Obamacare deadline passes

The first open enrollment for health-insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act ended Monday. State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, held two enrollment sessions in Hinesville and Midway on Saturday to register uninsured residents before the deadline.

April 04, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Chamber hears of tele-medicine project

Stroke is a "brain attack," and the fourth-leading cause of death. About 795,000 strokes occur each year. One occurs every 40 seconds, taking a life about every four minutes. Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke. Women are twice more likely to die from stroke than from breast cancer annually.

March 31, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


Komen awards $320K to area cancer programs

Breast cancer programs serving Bryan, Liberty and Long counties were among those to receive a financial shot in the arm Tuesday from the Coastal Georgia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation during a presentation at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Living well


Medicine on the move

Thanks to a collaborative effort by medical officials at Fort Stewart and Fort Benning, a backlog of minor surgeries at Winn Army Community Hospital now is being addressed, Winn ACH Public Affairs Officer Michelle Gordon said.

March 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


BI student fighting cancer with help from classmate

Bradwell Institute senior Carleigh Buck is doing what she can to support a friend in need. Buck is using her online GoEnnounce page, "A cure for Lucas," to raise funds for Lucas Rupprecht, a Bradwell student recently diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer.

March 23, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


Relay for Life team registration open

Registration for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Liberty County now is open. Relay For Life starts at 6 p.m. Friday, May 16 and runs through the following morning, Saturday, May 17, at the Liberty County Recreation Department on Oglethorpe Highway. Register a team by going to RelayForLife.org/LibertyGA or by calling 912-265-7117.

March 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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