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FDA upholds blood-donor policy

The Food and Drug Administration recently upheld its policy banning gay men from donating blood, despite complaints from national blood organizations that the rule is discriminatory and outdated.

June 28, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Program aims to slow premature birth rate

The Liberty County Health Department, in conjunction with Liberty County Family Connections, has created a new initiative aimed at slowing the rate of premature birth among military mothers.

June 16, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | Living well


Tobacco kills millions

Tobacco in any form is deadly, which is why health professionals urge you to make World No Tobacco Day count by educating yourself and everyone around you on the dangers of this substance.

June 14, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Control the 'silent killer'

High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, according to studies supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

June 07, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


Restaurant's health ratings

Here is a list of food service establishments and the ratings they received from the Liberty County Health Department for March and April. Scores of 100-90 are excellent, 89-80, satisfactory; 79-70, marginal and 60-0, unsatisfactory.

June 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Study questions risks of diabetes pill

A widely used diabetes pill raises the risk of heart attacks and possibly death, according to an analysis that reveals what some experts are calling another Vioxx-like example of the government failing to protect the public from an unsafe drug.

June 07, 2007 | By Marilyn Marchione Associated Press Medical Writer | Living well


Healthy Hero Babies

Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe recently signed a proclamation declaring May 24 Healthy Hero Babies Day. Sponsored by a grant from the Georgia Chapter of the March of Dimes, Healthy Hero Babies is an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of babies born early and/or too small. It also offers programs that focus on education about the signs of pre-term labor, specifically for the care of military dependents and active duty female soldiers who receive little to no care in their first trimester of pregnancy.

June 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


New law promotes HIV/AIDS tests for expectant mothers

A new law signed last week by Gov. Sonny Perdue could help reduce the risk of HIV transmission from mothers to their children.

June 07, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Planning for future

Coastal Manor Administrator Elise Stafford discusses the importance of planning for long-term care during last week's Hinesville Rotary Club meeting. Liberty Regional Medical Center's nursing home is in Ludowici. She told Rotarians that "having a will, living will or a durable power of attorney for healthcare," along with long-term health insurance, are the best ways for people to prepare for a time when they may need assisted living or in-home care. Rotary President Dave Sapp is at right, listening.

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


State adding to HIV/AIDS arsenal

ATLANTA - In 2004, Georgia was ranked eighth in the nation for AIDS' cases with a total of 28,248 affected individuals, many of them aged 25-44.

May 31, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Knowing signs of stroke speeds treatment

By Dr. David Hess

May 24, 2007 | By Dr. David Hess Special to the Courier | Living well


Notes on meetings, services

Here are some places to turn when you need help and support with health related issues:

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Group offers disabled help for transportation

Living Independence for Everyone Inc. helps people with disabilities by providing independent living-skills training and home modifications.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Grant for healthier babies

The March of Dimes Georgia Chapter awarded a grant to the Liberty County Health Department to support Healthy Hero Babies.

May 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Wildfire smoke poses health threats

Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.

May 19, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Truly happy people practice these 7 habits daily

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Man has three children with his girlfriend’s twin without anyone knowing (not even him)

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Why some women who want to be pregnant are going to work for Starbucks

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September 09, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


The truth about how birth control affects your health

When I started taking the pill, I was pretty confused. Were my mood swings being caused by the pill, or was I just having a ...

September 09, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


6 rules that every woman must follow to become super confident and attractive

There is no denying that confidence is an attractive quality. Women like confident men and men like confident women. For some reason, however, we as ...

September 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Mom accidentally kills her newborn while she’s still in the hospital; now she warns other moms about

Graham and Monica Thompson had just welcomed their miracle baby, Jacob, to the world when a tragedy struck the new family of three. To add ...

September 07, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Is there such a thing as eating too healthy? Research reveals a new eating disorder women witness ev

When we hear "eating disorder," we think of anorexia, bulimia or over-eating. However, new research points toward a new eating disorder.

September 07, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


The mountains can provide healing from injury

Three weeks after splitting my knee open while trail running, and a few days after the doctor removed the 22 stitches that were holding it ...

September 07, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


5 things you should do every night for perfect skin in the morning (that take less than 5 minutes)

We love these products, and we think you will too. Just so you know, this post contains affiliate links, and if you make a purchase ...

September 06, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


She put her 3-year-old daughter down for a nap, but when her neighbor pounds on her door she sees he

Amber Boone was having a completely normal day when she decided to put her three-year-old daughter, Aubrey, down for a nap.

September 05, 2017 | Viviana Dominguez FamilyShare | Living well


How you can help Texas recover from Harvey

Emergency officials say that donating money is the best way to help when a natural disaster strikes, but there are plenty of opportunities for people ...

September 01, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Lessons learned: Katrina and now Houston show how people, not just government, are key to effective

The historic flooding that accompanied Hurricane Harvey when it stormed ashore the Texas coast Aug. 25 brought to mind disasters of yesteryear, among them Katrina ...

September 01, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


8 foods that are healthier for you after you cook them

We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for you. That’s a given. But did you know that there are ways to make ...

August 31, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


What canning peaches taught me about food

Years ago, my then 90-year-old grandma taught me how to can peaches.

August 31, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


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