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Living in poor neighborhood hurts health

ATLANTA - Back in the 1990s, the federal government tried an unusual social experiment: It offered thousands of poor women in big-city public housing a chance to live in more affluent neighborhoods.

October 20, 2011 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Encourage drug-free lifestyle

If you've read a newspaper or listened to the radio or television news lately, you probably have some grave concerns about incidents with the Mexican drug cartel and residents as well as the U.S. border patrol.

October 19, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Good behavior will follow proper discipline

Once upon a time, I thought - as did and still do many if not most people in my profession - that behavior modification was going to make the discipline of a child as simple and straightforward as teaching a rat to run a maze.

October 19, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Hinesville goes pink for awareness

Downtown Hinesville will be home to a pink invasion Thursday night when multiple community groups come together to raise awareness for breast cancer.

October 19, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well


Health department to offer drive-through flu vaccine clinic

The Liberty County Health Department will hold a drive-through flu vaccination clinic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27, at James A. Brown Park in Hinesville.

October 18, 2011 | Staff report | Living well


City proclamation recognizes pancreatic cancer awareness

The Savannah affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - the national organization responsible for research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure - recently commended Hinesville community leaders for introducing a proclamation recognizing November as National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The action draws attention to the need for research funding for early detection tools and effective treatment options for patients.

October 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Carter named top legislator by Ga. Rural Health Association

ATLANTA - The Georgia Rural Health Association recently presented its Legislator of the Year Award to Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter, R-Pooler, during its annual conference Sept. 19-21 at Callaway Gardens.

October 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Flu, pneumonia vaccines important

With all the rain this week, I was glad to be house bound for a couple of days because I am ending a monthlong bout with an upper respiratory infection and prefer to cough in the privacy of my own home. This started out as a simple cold, but I don't ever remember having this much trouble with a URI before. Getting old is the pits indeed!

October 12, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Ignore boys' after-bedtime antics

Q: My twin boys will be 3 years old next month. They sleep in the same room. They've recently taken to getting out of their beds (together, although one seems to be the ringleader) every night, over and over, for up to two hours. They make a lot of noise, then they giggle and run when I approach, and feed off each other as they're escaping. I'm not sure what to do. All I know is that what I've been doing isn't working! Help!

October 12, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Medicare enrollment brings fraud tales

Nearly 96,000 Georgians who've hit their 65-year-old milestone this year will qualify for Medicare open enrollment, which begins Saturday.

October 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well


Winn first in Army for new CT scan

Winn Army Community Hospital cut the ribbon on a new CT scan machine Thursday afternoon. Winn is the first Army medical-treatment facility to receive the new technology.

October 08, 2011 | Staff report | Living well


Successful families don't need 'apps'

Full disclosure in four parts: First, I am not a tech-savvy person and never intend to become one.

October 06, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Women's health issues require attention

Today is Women's Health & Fitness Day, but its promotional message is important every day - to encourage women to take control of their health, learn the facts they need to make smart health choices and make time for regular physical activity.

September 28, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Parents need mission statement

I've been thinking a lot lately about the difference between the way I and almost everyone else in my generation (I was born in 1947, the year the flying saucers returned - just a coincidence) were raised and the way today's kids are being raised. The two ways in question reflect two entirely different mindsets - specifically, two entirely different understandings of the responsibilities involved in being a parent.

September 28, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Flu shots available throughout county

Dropping temperatures and an influx of fall crops are indications that autumn is fast approaching - and flu season is coming with it.

September 23, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well


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Your doctor wants you to get off the internet

You can find answers to pretty much every medical question on the internet — and many of them are wrong. That's one reason your doctor ...

September 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


16 common beauty mistakes that are aging you

We all have that youthful glow at one point in our lives, but unfortunately, Father Time doesn’t allow us to keep our flawless face ...

September 26, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


8 symptoms of diabetes in children and teens you need to know about

Diabetes has become increasingly easier to manage through the years, but if left untreated or undiscovered, it is deadly. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause ...

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Protect your toddlers from Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

With recent outbreaks of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Florida and New Jersey, here’s everything you need to know about this brutal virus ...

September 22, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


The 5-second rule: Is it really safe to drop food on the floor and still eat it?

Researchers at Rutgers University have bad news for anyone who's ever dropped a cookie on the floor and scooped it up, citing the "five-second ...

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 health risks you can detect through your snoring

Aside from being mega obnoxious to anyone sharing a room with you, snoring seems like a harmless habit.

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The ABZs of Zika

Aedes aegypti isn’t the only way to get Zika, but the striped-leg mosquito gets most of the buzz. Another type of mosquito, Aedes ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is it wise to pull wisdom teeth?

For many teens, the extraction of four healthy teeth is a ritual of high school, much like getting a driver’s license or going to ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 things people with PTSD want you to know

Post-traumatic stress disorder will affect 7-8 percent of the U.S. population at some point in the lives. About 8 million adults per year in ...

September 21, 2016 | Chelsea Rutter FamilyShare | Living well


Why some people die from pneumonia and others don't

It killed entertainer Bob Hope and abolitionist Harriet Tubman, and contributed to the death of George Washington, the first president, and William Henry Harrison, the ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What you need to know about Zika before you conceive

In Texas, dozens of women are showing up to be tested each Friday at a Zika clinic. In South Carolina, one county sprayed so vigorously ...

September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 reasons you should be using a menstrual cup

The first time you see a menstrual cup, it’s a little jarring. People put that in them? And then take it out and reuse ...

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


6 homemade recipes to get rid of acne that people swear by

Zits have a funny way of popping up in the most obvious spot on exactly the worst day. Things only get worse when you realize ...

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The reason parents should set bedtimes and stick to them

An early bedtime for young children does more than preserve parents' sanity. It can lead to better health for your children, even when they're ...

September 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This is your brain on a foreign language

Loading your brain with a foreign language or two appears to make you a better thinker, giving parents another reason to study French or Spanish ...

September 15, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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