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Food Lion now accepting health care cards

SALISBURY, N.C. - Food Lion stores are accepting customers' Flexible Spending Account or Healthcare Reimbursement Account cards at all store registers. The transaction process will automatically deduct the cost of FSA/HRA items from a customer's total grocery bill once the card has been entered into the payment process.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Blue Cross error puts Georgians at risk of ID theft

ATLANTA (AP) -- The largest health insurer in the state has sent letters containing personal information to the wrong addresses, exposing more than 200,000 Georgians to possible identity theft.

August 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Senate leader learns of kidney diseases

The president pro tem of the Georgia Senate, Sen. Eric Johnson (D-Savannah), attended a reception the Hinesville Dialysis clinic on June 30.

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


State trying to unbuckle tobacco belt

At the end of June, the Coastal Health District began a pilot nicotine therapy replacement program to help local residents quit smoking.

August 09, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan Courier intern | Living well


EMTs honor state lawmaker

Rep. Ron Stephens, who represents part of Liberty County, recently was honored by the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services, a statewide association representing more than 14,000 EMS professionals in Georgia.

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


Sorority fighting childhood obesity

As part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's "Health Resource Management and Economics" national program, the local Nu Rho Omega chapter sponsored two childhood obesity workshops in March.

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


Grow your own food for safety, economy

SAVANNAH -- With sharp fuel prices biting into the grocery checkout line, Patti Moreno, garden expert with Farmers' Almanac, the original sustainable living guide, suggests consumers can save money, eat healthier and help protect the environment by growing their food at home.

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


Red Cross puts out plea for blood donations

ATLANTA - For most people, the summer means weeks of fun and travel. For the American Red Cross and thousands of hospital patients, however, this is a time of high anxiety. The summer traditionally means decreased blood donations, which result in a shortage of the blood types hospitals urgently need to treat trauma victims and other patients.

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


Oral surgeon opens Hinesville office

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and the Chamber of Commerce board of directors joined Dr. Roger Myers and his staff in a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 10 for the opening of the city's newest oral surgery dental office.

August 05, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Living well


Area health officials eye flu pandemic threat

Thursday morning, county and Coastal Health district officials gathered at the Fraser Center in Hinesville to discuss the proper course of action if the district were to be affected by a flu or avian flu pandemic. The tabletop exercise, which is being held in every county in the state, was hosted by the Coastal Health District and had an "excellent turnout," according to Annette Neu, who led the group's discussion.

July 26, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan Courier intern | Living well


Chamber lunch provides insight into local health care

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held their Progress Through People Luncheon last Thursday, which provided an eye-opening look at the state of health care within our community. Russ Toal spoke about the three Ring Healthcare Consortium and its mission.

June 12, 2008 | By Patt Leon Staff Writer | Living well


Coastal Electric helps to save lives

The employees of Coastal Electric Cooperative off Highway 17 in Midway were more than happy to roll up their sleeves Thursday as the company sponsored an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 2-7 p.m.

June 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Living well


Hospital starts new ER admission program

The nation's emergency departments are in crisis due to overcrowding, which threatens access to emergency services for those who need them most. In its ongoing effort to better serve emergent patients, lower wait times and provide better customer service, Liberty Regional Medical Center will be implementing a new program called Early Medical Screening for Low Acuity Patients (EMLA).

June 05, 2008 | By Rene Harwell LRMC Director of Marketing | Living well


Kids learn about with fun quiz

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Living well


Bullying is way too common

Several of my friends and I have been absolutely amazed at the stories on the news and Web sites of extreme bullying among youth.

May 14, 2008 | Linda F. Ratcliffe | Living well


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Is that soda in that sippy cup? It might as well be

Whether it’s organic, local, 100 percent fruit or fresh pressed, the cup of juice clutched in your toddler’s hands might as well be soda. When it comes to sugar levels – in the form of fructose - there isn’t much difference between the two.

May 26, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


The science of late-night snacking — and how to resist

When Darya Rose was dieting, a day spent avoiding sweets and eating fruits and vegetables would often end with her hand in a bag of trail mix.

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


4 ways to keep preschoolers active

A new study holds troubling news for the parents of young children: preschools might not be serving students' physical health needs.

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


Financial incentives motivate people to take up healthy habits, study shows

A new study on the best way to motivate people to quit smoking revisited a perennial theme in behavioral science: the power of financial incentives.

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


Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

If you think skipping lunch will get your body beach ready for summertime, think again.

May 22, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Living well


Stressed when you use Google to diagnose illness? Government says it has the cure

In the Internet age, health information is only a click (or Google search) away. This ease of access to research studies, medical websites and health articles has both negative and positive consequences, bringing answers as well as anxiety.

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


Women inspired to healthy life changes

Glennis Cadle was depressed, overweight and stressed.

May 17, 2015 | By Eva Fedderly Columnist | Living well


Need a doctor? You can bring one to your doorstep with this health care app

Need a doctor? There's an app for that.

May 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Homeopathic medicine in spotlight as FDA revisits regulation

Shopping for natural treatments for everyday ailments could soon become more complicated. The Food and Drug Administration held two days of hearings last week to reconsider whether nontraditional medical remedies should be subject to stricter regulations.

May 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


The pros and cons of a selfie-obsessed culture

Kim Kardashian West became a published author this week. But instead of being filled with her thoughts on fashion or life in Hollywood, her book, "Selfish," is composed of more than 400 photos of her face.

May 14, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Health risks associated with snoring can include effects on the brain

Chronic snorers might need to put aside their Breathe Right strips and schedule a doctor's appointment. Several recent articles and a new research study have highlighted health risks associated with snoring that often go unacknowledged.

May 12, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Red Cross seeks donors as summer looms

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in.

May 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Reducing carbon emissions could save lives, prevent heart attacks, new research shows

Cutting power plant carbon emissions saves lives, according to new research on the way pollution affects public health. The study (paywall), published this week, will become a key talking point for supporters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's latest proposal for carbon pollution standards.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What Dove's latest body image campaign gets right — and wrong — about boosting self-esteem

Dove's latest attempt to raise the self-esteem of women worldwide comes in the form of a pair of doors.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Make it a Mother's Day all year

Mother's Day is full of flowers, chocolates and with any luck, breakfast in bed. But alas Mother's Day only comes once a year. So here are five simple ways to give yourself the love all year round, one week at a time.

May 08, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL | Living well


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