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Stay in shape despite temptations

Cooler weather, family gatherings and delicious food make the holidays the best time of year, but they also can be trouble for those looking to maintain their weight-loss and fitness goals.

December 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Pomegranates are healthy, sweet holiday treat

I love pomegranates during the holiday season - not just for their brilliant color and sweet taste, but for their outstanding health benefits.

December 15, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Don't complicate potty training

Q: My 18-month-old kicks me and hits me when I try to change his diaper. He doesn't do this for his father or grandparents. Should I hold his legs down until he gives up or will this worsen things?

December 15, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


State offers quitting smoking help

The Georgia Department of Public Health is offering a free four-week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

December 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health professional began at St. Joseph's

Shirley Frasier plans to leave her position as a Fort Stewart public-health nurse this year after providing care and services to military families for more than 33 years. She feels it is finally time to retire.

December 01, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Health improves for girl fighting disease

There's a ray of hope on the horizon for 9-year-old Saniyah Joseph, who has been fighting aplastic anemia, a disease that affects her bone-marrow functions, for a year.

December 01, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Healthy ways to use holiday leftovers

In my household, Thanksgiving is the only time of year where dinner leftovers are not only eaten - they are treasured. For the most part, I think people enjoy the conquest of dividing up and conquering what is left of the Thanksgiving bird just as much as they do eating it the first time around.

December 01, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Jesup Health and Rehab honored

JESUP - Jesup Health and Rehab, a member of the Mission Health family of health-care communities, earned tier II recognition as part of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living's Quality Initiative Recognition Program by reducing staff turnover by at least 15 percent and reducing the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs by at least 15 percent.

December 01, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


'The Doctor' handles childhood issues

The mother of a 4-year-old boy shared an interesting story with me the other day. At age 2, her son began chewing meat to the point where it became liquid, but would not swallow. The parents became worried and began attempting various means of persuading him to swallow. Nothing worked, which increased the parents' anxiety and, likewise, the energy they put into the swallowing project.

December 01, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Skate party fights diabetes

The American Diabetes Association and Sk8 City will have a fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Sk8 City, 4 Towne Center Court in Pooler, to raise awareness for curing type 1 diabetes during American Diabetes Month.

December 01, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Bike run helps family with expenses

The Disloyal Few Motorcycle Club in Hinesville organized a bike run Nov. 2 to benefit Mason Tiner, an 8-year-old who was burned in a backyard fire in 2011.

November 19, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Home-made can be tasier, healtheir than canned

The cold and flu season is upon us. In our house, we have already battled a bout of pneumonia with our youngest child and a slew of miscellaneous fevers and coughing fits throughout the family. Any time anyone is sick in our house there is only one thing they turn to for comfort - chicken

November 19, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Professional Eye Care invests in equipment

Dr. Jody Pittman and the Professional Eye Care team recently purchased a Carl Zeiss Cirrus 5000 High Definition Optical Coherence Tomographer.

November 19, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Midway run supports families over holidays

The American Legion Post 321 of Midway hosted the Operation Local Support 5K run on Nov. 2 to raise funds for holiday food baskets. These baskets are given out each year during Thanksgiving to needy military and community families of Liberty County. Baskets include a complete turkey dinner that can feed six to eight people. Last year, Post 321 provided baskets to about 40 needy families and plans to raise enough money to support 80 families this year.

November 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Bone & Joint branch earns radiology accreditation

WAYCROSS - The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia's Waycross practice has been awarded the gold seal of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.

November 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Is your headache just a headache? Or something more serious?

Many people get frequent headaches and usually don’t pay any attention to them. If you can take something over the counter to eliminate the ...

October 19, 2017 | Kevin Ippisch FamilyShare | Living well


Republicans, Democrats split over progress in gender equality

Who has it easier, men or women? How you answer that question may reveal the political party you favor.

October 19, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Recess should not be used as a privilege or punishment

Recently, a child of mine returned home from school upset. Apparently, the day before, the class had a substitute teacher. And, as often happens in ...

October 19, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


3 surprising habits that can make you obese (and have nothing to do with diet)

Are you hitting roadblocks while trying to reach your weight loss goals? We’re told over and over again that the key to weight loss ...

October 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


3 habits that can give you kidney stones and 3 ways to prevent it

Dr. Scott Miller isn’t the only person who pointed out that passing a kidney stone has been compared to the pain of childbirth. It ...

October 18, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Here's the best drink for weight loss, according to researchers

Everyone seems to be looking for quick and easy ways to lose weight. Diet plans, weight loss pills, rigorous workout routines, and special weight loss ...

October 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 common medicines that could kill you (you have them in your house)

The danger of overdosing on common over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is a more significant problem that many people realize.

October 18, 2017 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Science can now do surgery on embryos to remove disease; here's what you need to know on this contro

Parents would do anything to protect their child and keep them safe. But how would you feel about altering them before birth to prevent a ...

October 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


New mothers are eating their placentas — here's why doctors say they should stop

Some new moms are coming home from the hospital with more than a baby. They're also bringing the placenta that nourished the child for ...

October 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


3 natural products to give your skin an amazing glow

Don’t you just love the fall? The leaves start to turn, and the temperatures drop just enough to finally slip into your favorite cozy ...

October 17, 2017 | Lisa Smith FamilyShare | Living well


5 ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season

With fall here already and temperatures beginning to change, cold and flu season is upon us — and just about everyone is vulnerable. Kids are going ...

October 16, 2017 | Sage Singleton KSL.com | Living well


Lady Gaga reveals why she's cancelling her tour and it's unexpectedly heartbreaking

With some illnesses, it's obvious the person is suffering. But with others, the way a person looks on the outside can deceive the eyes ...

October 16, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 answers to the questions you still have about sex

Learning about sex is a process. You start learning when you’re pretty young, but only the basics. Then, depending on how your parents talked ...

October 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Three siblings lose eyesight and start having seizures; they die within three days of each other

Les and Celeste Chappell were parents of a happy, large family of nine children when their three youngest children started having trouble with their eyesight ...

October 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Rethinking nutrition education for kids

Parents, teachers and community members can all agree — we want healthy, happy kids. Teachers have endless requirements and curriculum standards to meet, one of which ...

October 12, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


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