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Protect your eyes from summer sun

We hear a lot about how ultraviolet rays damage our skin, but did you know that these rays also can damage our eyes? Prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause burns to the surface of the eye, and cumulative effects of ultraviolet damage have been linked to cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and a reduced ability to see clearly at night.

June 30, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Avoid wildfire smoke if you can

Area health departments are asking residents to take precautions to avoid health problems related to the smoky conditions caused by the recent wildfires.

June 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health advice: Don’t wait to get tested for HIV

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. The theme for this year's event is "Take the test, take control," and it's great advice for everyone - young and old - who has considered getting tested. Take the test and lift the burden of not knowing where you stand with this virus.

June 22, 2011 | Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


Parenting: Don’t paint yourself into a corner

Q: Using the "ticket method" you have described in previous newspaper columns and books, I began my 4-year-old daughter's rehabilitation program this week. When she loses all five of her tickets, she has to spend the rest of the day in her room and go to bed at 7 p.m. instead of 8:30 p.m.

June 22, 2011 | John Rosemond | Living well


Bryan Co. doctor’s book designed to help others

Dr. Keith Cobb, an internal medicine physician at Richmond Hill's Memorial Health practice, on Tuesday signed copies of his 2009 book, "The Grief Survival Handbook: A Guide from Heartache to Healing," at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville. Proceeds from books sales will benefit Hospice Savannah.

June 18, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


Longest Walk targets diabetes; participants stop in Midway

Ray Brock of the Cherokee nation prays to the Creator and sings when he walks.

June 17, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Reading to kids is good; it's OK to wait

Q: In your book on 2-year-olds, you recommend reading to a child from early on. My problem is that every time I attempt to read to my 16-month-old son, he grabs the book away, closes it or wants to flip the pages himself.

June 16, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Hey, guys, start taking care of yourselves

Men's Health Week, which is June 13-19, is celebrated each year just before Father's Day. The purpose of this promotion is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

June 16, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Doctor signs book here Tuesday

Dr. Keith Cobb, internal-medicine physician at Richmond Hill's Memorial Health practice will sign copies of his book, "The Grief Survival Handbook: A Guide from Heartache to Healing," from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the education room at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville.

June 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Stepparents merit equal authority

A journalist called me the other day wanting me to make some pithy, erudite comments on the subject of the so-called "stepfamily." I am eminently qualified, I propose, to remark on the subject because I was raised in one, although it was not called a stepfamily back then. We were a family: me, my mother, my stepfather and their two children.

June 08, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Healthy habits stave off hepatitis

Did you read that Dr. Jack Kevorkian recently died? The descendant of Armenian immigrants, Kevorkian gained fame in the early 1990s when he helped people with illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis commit suicide by injecting themselves with lethal drugs that he supplied.

June 08, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Hospital authority applies for grant to fund adult day care

Liberty County Hospital Authority members on Wednesday discussed the next steps for a proposed adult day care that will be built next to Coastal Manor, Liberty Regional Medical Center's long-term nursing facility in Ludowici.

June 04, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Parental anxiety may add to social issues

Q: My son will be 4 years old in a couple of months. He is having problems playing and relating to groups of kids in social situations.

June 01, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Enjoy the water; follow safety rules

One of my favorite things to do is sit by the pool with my puppy. I enjoy watching my normally very high-spirited little cockapoo as he lies by the water and becomes very calm and still. And his mood is catching; I enjoy the peacefulness as I wonder what little puppies think about.

June 01, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


School nurses raise asthma alarm

BRUNSWICK - Georgia school nurses are working to remove asthma triggers from schools, to develop written action plans to safeguard children with asthma and to educate teachers, staff and parents about the symptoms and treatment of the chronic condition.

May 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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8 reasons why you shouldn't believe in this atrocious health lie

A lot of people are saying that "strong is the new skinny."

February 17, 2015 | Neil Anderson FamilyShare | Living well


4 facts about heart health in time for Valentine's Day

During Valentine's Day festivities, it's candy hearts and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate that take center stage. But February is also American Heart Month, a time when national health organizations regularly review and update heart health research.

February 13, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How to be heart happy

February denotes a month of romance, chocolate, and, of course, all things heart shaped. However, let’s not forget the most important heart shape, the muscular organ inside us all.

February 12, 2015 | Taylor Hoyt FamilyShare | Living well


Over the mountains and to the store

On a recent drive home from a family trip, my husband (as he often does) pointed out the window and said, “If only there was a road that went straight through those mountains, we’d be home so much faster."

February 11, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret Media Companies | Living well


On-post fair promotes exercise

Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center held an aerobicthon Jan. 10 to build healthy-lifestyle awareness and provide wellness education. Certified instructors led group fitness classes at the gym to get people moving and interested in aerobic exercises such as Zumba, yoga and kickboxing.

February 08, 2015 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Plant-based food class: Journey to wellness

About 16 years ago, Evelyn Redcross became a vegan, a term used to describe people who do not consume any animal proteins, eggs, dairy or seafood.

February 08, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Help make region healthier place to live

Imagine a world where there are only two stores to shop at. One store is the healthy store. The other is the unhealthy store.

February 08, 2015 | By Dr. Andrew Pleasant Special to the Courier | Living well


What's up with the green smoothie?

Everywhere I look, the green smoothie has overtaken breakfast. My friends are blending for their kids. Our CEO is drinking one during morning meetings. Random people on the street are walking around with them.

February 06, 2015 | Deseret Connect FamilyShare | Living well


Kroger joins fight against heart disease

ATLANTA - Kroger's Georgia stores and the American Heart Association are teaming up to help fight heart disease - the No. 1 cause of death of both men and women in the state, and the leading cause of death in the United States - during American Heart Month.

February 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Ridiculous sleep apnea machine alienates wife, brings peace

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and discovering someone has attached a leaf blower to your face and left it on. Now imagine being grateful they did.

February 05, 2015 | Steve Eaton Deseret Media Companies | Living well


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