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Pets enhance quality of life

It's been more than three weeks since my athletic activities grinded to a halt due to my sprained ankle - but I'm happy to report an adorable new distraction.

May 19, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Don't just treat symptoms, prevent heart disease

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in this country for men and women, according to Center of Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System. About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, which means one in four deaths are because of heart disease. The CDC says on its website that early action is key to preventing death from heart disease, but do people know what action to take?

May 19, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Columnist | Living well


Little ones learn healthy habits

Winn Army Community Hospital's Department of Public Health and Fort Stewart's Dental Activities Command teamed up last month to teach healthy habits to children at Stewart's child-development centers as part of Winn's observance of Month of the Military Child.

May 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Turkey vs. traditional meatballs

Any time I am invited to a party or potluck event that requires a dish, I almost always go with my "famous" meatballs and sauce. This no-fail dish always gets rave reviews from friends and family. Just last weekend I made up a Crockpot full to bring to a work function and they were a hit. I especially look forward to the part where I get to tell people that they are made with turkey - not beef. I often get puzzled looks and many "no way!" comments because it's hard to believe. But - "yes, way" - it's turkey.

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


Don't confuse disrespect with childhood drama

Q: I went into my 17-year-old's bedroom to wake him this morning. After some urging, he eventually got up and then told me he hated me. What is the appropriate consequence for this sort of disrespect?

May 19, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Nurses get their week

American Nurses Association members representing Liberty Regional Medical Center, Winn Army Community Hospital and Best Care Health Center joined Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday as he signed a proclamation recognizing May 6-12 as National Nurses Week.

May 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Families 'Walk to Afghanistan' for their soldiers

Their loved ones may be deployed, but about 300 military families began a figurative trek April 27 to show their support for the cause.

May 05, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Correspondent | Living well


Lessons from a sprained ankle

There's an old saying, "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."

May 05, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Augusta hospital accredited for facial reconstruction

AUGUSTA - In an exam room in the pediatric surgery clinic at Children's Hospital of Georgia, Dr. Jack Yu and Alyssa Harden look through a sleeve of photographs taken at various stages of her life.

May 05, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


WACH recognizes volunteer support

Winn Army Community Hospital leaders recognized 500 volunteer members during an April 23 ceremony that celebrated the volunteers' continuous support over the past year.

May 05, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Correspondent | Living well


Take nonchalant attitude toward toddler's behavior

Q: It seems our 1-year-old son is showing willful disobedience. We tell him "no" and try to redirect, but he does the same things over and over again. The things in question include turning over and not being cooperative when I'm trying to change him, slapping us in the face, and standing up during bath time. I'm trying to be creative with ways to entertain him and make things fun but am becoming weary. Any advice on how I can correct him?

May 05, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Carrots wonderful for you, inside and out

A few weeks ago, I came upon a great find at the Hinesville Farmers Market: mixed organic carrots. There were quite a sight, a bounty of white, purple, yellow, and orange. I bought several pounds of the multi-colored beauties and couldn't wait to get home to prepare them.

May 05, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


'Get Healthy' challenge makes lasting impression

Liberty County employees Evelyn Jackson and Dianne Barnard began walking together at lunchtime earlier this year when the county, city of Hinesville and Liberty County School System embarked on an eight-week "Get Healthy" challenge.

April 22, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well


Walk-in urgent care clinic renamed

Georgia Emergency Associates, which had been operating the South Georgia Immediate Care Center in Hinesville since November 2011, recently announced that the walk-in urgent care clinic was rebranded as St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care. The change went into effect April 5.

April 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Winn upgrades MRI system

Winn Army Community Hospital hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday behind WACH's emergency department to celebrate the grand opening of the facility's new Toshiba Vantage Titan 3T magnetic resonance imaging medical system.

April 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Articles by Section - Living well


Should women ever run alone?

Within hours of setting out for a run, two young women were murdered in recent weeks. Their deaths remind runners that, regardless of how fit ...

August 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


8 things every woman does could be making her infertile

Infertility is extremely complicated. Some women undergo years of trying to conceive, only to be met with one heartbreaking negative pregnancy test after another. There ...

August 11, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Arianne Brown: Winning isn't everything, except when you're always losing

As I stood at the awards ceremony for a recent soccer tournament, I watched as my 9-year-old son, Ace, and his team were presented with ...

August 11, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Should you join the tribe of 10,000 steps?

In the 1960s, a Japanese watchmaker created a pedometer he called the "10,000 step meter" and told users they should take that many steps ...

August 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


15 incredibly easy tips to make you INSTANTLY more attractive

Did you know there are simple things you can do each day that are scientifically proven to make you look and act more appealing? These ...

August 10, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


How Zika gets into a baby's brain

Harry Truman was president when the virus named for the Ziika Forest in Uganda was discovered. But scientists are just now figuring out how Zika ...

August 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The disease active families are more likely to get than Zika

Country singer Kris Kristofferson is one of 30,000 people who will be diagnosed with Lyme disease this year. He may be the only person ...

August 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


8 cancer symptoms you CANNOT ignore

Although some people recover gracefully, cancer has likely taken away at least one of your family members within the past five years. This is not ...

August 08, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


How extreme heat can kill you

With a heat dome hovering over much of the country, paramedics are treating heat stroke and other illnesses brought on by extreme temperatures. The victims ...

August 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Ingredient in skin creams poses danger to children, pregnant women

Mercury poisoning is a risk for anyone who eats a lot of seafood; it's also a risk if anyone in your household uses a ...

August 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Do you feel out of control around certain foods? Try this.

“I don’t trust myself around that food.”

August 04, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


10 ways to look and feel more attractive

Being -- and feeling -- attractive is so much more than having just another pretty face. Feeling desired and beautiful does not come from physical features, but ...

August 03, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


15 healthy habits that will make you feel unstoppable

We all know those people who seem to have life all together. They radiate happiness and even when rough times come their way, they battle ...

August 03, 2016 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well


Want to know what REALLY happens when you swallow your gum?

Raise your hand if your mom (or dad) warned you about the perils of swallowing gum?

August 03, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Drowning in grief: How one mother learned to live with the pain after the loss of a child

It was the silence that gave Maria Kubitz the first shiver of dread. While cleaning the house, she suddenly realized that she hadn't seen ...

August 02, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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