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Tips to avoid accidental poisoning

AUGUSTA - About 85,000 children are treated in hospital emergency rooms for accidental poisonings each year. In fact, the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center treated 288 children age 14 and under from Richmond and Columbia counties for some type of poisoning in 2008.

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health district plans AIDS awareness event

The Coastal Health District is joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in celebrating National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. On Thursday, the Coastal Health District's HIV/AIDS services program will host an "Empowering Women and Girls Against HIV/AIDS" event where women and girls will be able to:

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Diversity Clinic gets $1.3M from stimulus

Diversity Health Center recently got its piece - a $1.3 million slice - of the pie from President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package to individual states.

March 09, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Curves participating in food drive

During March, Curves of Hinesville will participate in the 11th annual Curves food drive to benefit local food banks. Collectively, during the past five years, nearly 50 million pounds of food have been distributed to communities all over the world through the Curves food drive.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


New orthopedist opens

Dr. Stephen Tankersley, the area's newest orthopedist, made his debut with an informational session Feb. 19 for county employees.

March 04, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


UGA study finds salmonella in surface water

ATHENS -- A new University of Georgia study suggests that health agencies investigating salmonella illnesses should consider untreated surface water as a possible source of contamination.

Researchers, whose results appear in the March issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, tested water over a one-year period in rivers and streams in a region of south Georgia known for its high rate of sporadic salmonella cases. The team found salmonella in 79 percent of water samples, with the highest concentrations and the greatest diversity of strains in the summer and after rainfall.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Liberty, Long have high immunization rates

The Liberty County Health Department's recent assessment of immunization rates revealed that 99 percent of kindergartners and 99 percent

February 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Residents rally for low-cost clinic

Faced with clogs in federal and state funding pipes, area residents are taking it upon themselves to keep money pumping to the Diversity Health Center.

February 25, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Allow follow through on a warning

Stand-up parenting is a rare thing these days, and if my ears are properly set to the ground, becoming rarer all the time. Parents stand up when they prove to their children they mean exactly what they say. By so "meaning," they become, in their children's eyes, "mean." Such was the case with a school-age boy who recently learned a valuable lesson in the hardest of ways.

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


Take care of your child's teeth now

Did you know that newborn babies have many teeth already formed and hidden from view in their jawbones? The first of these teeth (the four front teeth) usually come in around 6 months of age, and most children have a full set of primary teeth by the time they're 3 years old. As children grow out of the toddler stage, their jaws are also growing, making extra room for larger permanent teeth.

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


Area restaurant's sanitation scores

Here are sanitation scores for area eating establishments released by the Liberty County Health Department:

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Blood pressure shouldn't be ignored

Last week, we talked about heart disease. You may remember that high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease, but there is plenty we can do to combat high blood pressure. Poor diets and lack of exercise increase the heart's workload, causing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and the heart to thicken and become stiffer.

February 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


Past coloumn ruffles a few feathers

A recent column in which I said that behavior modification does not work on human beings stirred things up a bit. Not surprising, given that today's parents think discipline is a simple matter of dispensing proper rewards and punishments. They can be forgiven for not knowing that this mistaken notion is only about 50 years old, prior to which people understood that while children should be taught that certain consequences follow certain behaviors, their discipline was not properly accomplished in that fashion, but rather through proper adult leadership.

February 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Living well


LRMC official explains hospital debt

Like hospitals nationwide, Liberty Regional Medical Center is seeing more and more patients who can't pay, but, according to its chief financial officer, the local hospital is holding its own.

February 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Living well


Long Co. Health hosts 'heart truth' day

LONG COUNTY - Think heart disease can't affect you? Think again. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. In fact, one in four American women dies of heart disease every year. In 2006 in Long County alone four women died of cardiovascular disease.

February 04, 2009 | Staff report | Living well


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Pet ownership holds health benefits, but is it right for you?

With soft, orange fur and little pink ears, Minerva the kitten is almost too cute to resist.

July 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Look for variety, passion from personal trainer

A personal trainer can help you stay on track for fitness goals, offer motivation and teach you proper exercise techniques.

June 28, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Protect skin from sun to cut chances of cancer

Summer's here, meaning you'll probably spend more time outdoors.

June 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Existing drug causes older rats to lose weight

Aging can cause many changes to the body, including obesity and a loss of lean mass. Now, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has discovered that an existing drug reduces body fat and appetite in older rats, which has intriguing implications for aging humans.

June 28, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well


The surprising physical power of your favorite playlist

Health researchers recently discovered an unexpected side effect of listening to your favorite songs: pain relief.

June 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


It’s official: Most US adults are overweight

Need to lose a few pounds? You’re not alone. Most American adults are overweight or obese, according to a new study from JAMA.

June 26, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


7 simple health hacks for your busy schedule

Seven days of changes to your routine may seem difficult, but these little switches easily fit into your daily schedule. Try starting with one fix a day, then continuing that habit all through the week. By the end of 7 days, you’ll have picked up 7 healthy changes to your routine. Keep things up for a few weeks to make it a habit and maybe tackle a new set of challenges.

June 25, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Bedside manners: How empathy and the health care system interact

Dr. Nathan Wanner is memorable for his silence.

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


Should we pay people to quit smoking?

When he was growing up, Gerry Weitz's dad smoked three packs of cigarettes a day. After a health scare at age 40, his father quit, but years of toxic smoke had taken a toll on his body. A few years later, while hiking in Israel, the elder Weitz died from a heart attack.

June 23, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Living well


After paralysis, man stays active, finds joy through wheelchair rugby

Gates Hunsaker has always been an active person, living life to the fullest.

June 23, 2015 | Jen Jacobson KSL | Living well


Making the dialysis decision: What you need to know

Hundreds of thousands of Americans with kidney failure undergo dialysis treatments to keep them alive. While their reasons for needing the treatment can vary widely, many patients with kidney failure ultimately face the same dialysis decision.

June 22, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


7 things you wish your children knew about drug addiction

It is difficult to put the words “children” and “drug addiction” in the same sentence, but if we want to protect our kids from drug and alcohol abuse we need to educate them. Teens and even younger kids should know why they need to avoid substances and make smart choices.

June 21, 2015 | Kitt Wakeley KSL | Living well


Move over, dark: Milk chocolate is just as good for your heart

Don’t feel bad if you prefer milk over dark — a new study says that any kind of chocolate is incredibly good for your health.

June 21, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


Running and parenting are not mutually exclusive

Recently, I received an email with the subject line “Antelope Island 50K.” Because this race took place last March, I was curious why I would be getting an email about it, especially since it wasn’t from the race director.

June 17, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Rise in heroin use emerges as 2016 presidential campaign issue

Along with plans for economic growth and jabs at competitors, candidates in the 2016 presidential election are also talking about America's drug policy and the troubling rise in heroin addiction since the mid-1990s, confronting a crisis that is at once personal and political.

June 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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