"Imagine life without breast cancer" is the motto of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those battling breast cancer and working to raise funds for research to cure the disease. Thanks to the Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Hinesville resident and certified nursing assistant Theresa Gilchrist can imagine life without breast cancer.
Winn Army Community Hospital's Departments of Preventive Medicine is challenging the Fort Stewart and Hunter communities to a six-week challenge designed to get them eating healthier, exercising more and limiting time in front of the television or computer.
I've learned during the past year that running several times a week is great for the heart and the muscle tone in my legs, but it doesn't address all parts of my body.
ATLANTA - Liberty Regional Medical has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association's Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle, which recognizes hospitals' improvements in patient care throughout 2012.
It's hard to resist on game day or a busy night - the temptation to pick up the phone and request that a fresh, piping-hot pizza be delivered straight to your door. Who doesn't want to skip cooking and dishwashing? However, all of this ease and convenience is costing us big in calories, fat and sodium.
SAVANNAH - Residents of the Savannah area can participate in a cancer study.
Diane Z. Weems, M.D., has been named district health director of the Coastal Health District.
Our family was stuck in a diet slump. Because my husband and I both have such hectic work schedules, we got into a rut over the years, eating a lot of processed convenience foods. Awhile back, we cut out nearly all fast food and had been eating at home more often, but we hadn't necessarily been eating healthier at home. Our typical dinner was high in fat, starch, sodium and preservatives, and we really were not thinking much about it. Although we always ate a vegetable of some type with our meals, it wasn't enough to balance things ...
Most fitness centers rarely open early or stay open late. Even fewer fitness centers open their facilities for use by teens, 14 and older. Next month, 24Seven Family Fitness & Tanning Center will open its first Hinesville gym, making a good workout possible for the whole family around the clock.
Despite weather, holiday and head-cold related setbacks to my 10-week training plan, I successfully finished the Hilton Head Island Half-Marathon on Feb. 9.
Area motorcyclists gathered Saturday for a "Riding for Morgan" charity run to help raise funds for a seriously ill Hinesville native, Morgan Smith Rogers. Despite overcast skies and blustery conditions, the ride brought around 50 riders and raised $1,000 to assist Rogers's family with mounting medical costs.
The owners of Farmers Natural Foods in Hinesville believe that good health starts in the blood.
In between technically difficult ankle surgeries and dermatology-heavy diabetic wound care, podiatrists spend a lot of time talking about shoes. Most people take them for granted; they're just another part of your morning routine - something you slip on as you leave the house without realizing they could seriously affect your feet.
Science long has known that potassium is needed for muscle control.
The Liberty County School System central-office staff recently wore red for National Wear Red Day, which is part of the National Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign.
Q: My 5-year-old is the youngest of my three children. Her older siblings, boy/girl twins, clearly outshine her athletically. They're already very skilled at wakeboarding and snow skiing, for example. I think my youngest has decided that because she doesn't measure up to her siblings, she will simply give up. All she wants to do is hang out with me. (I'm not athletic either, but everyone in the family except this one child is physically active.) Furthermore, she is disrespectful to anyone who tries to interest her in trying something new. She ignores the person, acting ...
SAVANNAH - West Rehab & Sports Medicine, a physical-therapy clinic with facilities in Hinesville, Richmond Hill, Pembroke, Berwick, Rincon, Savannah and Skidaway and Whitmarsh islands, recently hosted a ribbon cutting and open-house celebration at the company's new office in Pooler, 122 Pipemakers Circle, suite 209.
BRUNSWICK- The Golden Isles YMCA will host a Wellness Wednesday Lunch and Learn from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, featuring Dr. Tina Mitchell, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist. Her presentation, titled "Menopause and Your Health," will focus on the risks and benefits associated with postmenopausal hormone therapy, the hormonal and physical changes that occur with menopause and treatment options for menopausal symptoms. The Olive Garden will provide lunch at no charge to attendees.
The recent chilly weather has given me a perfect excuse to break out all my soup, stew and chili recipes. For the record, I am a soup fanatic. I can eat soup with every meal all year round - I love it that much. However, my husband and children don't always feel the same way, and I believe that they'd like winter to end as soon as possible.
With so many health-and-fitness regimens, fad diets and master-cleansing crazes out there today, it is hard to know exactly where to get started when it comes to adopting a healthier lifestyle, losing weight and getting in shape.
It's not uncommon to turn to the internet when seeking health and wellness information. However, the World Wide Web is a huge place, where anyone with computer access can post anything they want. It's difficult to know whether information found online is accurate or even safe. This is an issue the team at the 3rd Infantry Division's Health Promotion Office has been working on for more than a year now with the development and launch of their new website, MarneHealth.com.
The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency conducted a cardiopulmonary resuscitation class Saturday for the Community Emergency Response Team. Liberty County's CERT trains volunteers in emergency and medical techniques such as search and rescue, basic fire-fighting and CPR.
SAVANNAH - The annual St. Baldrick's head-shaving and fundraising event will be from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in front of Wild Wing Café in Savannah's City Market.
Recent winter storms and freezing temperatures canceled many American Red Cross blood drives in the area.
When we think of Valentine's Day, our minds immediately go to chocolate. It is everywhere this time of year. Chocolate
Q: Our 13-year-old son has had an iPod for the past 3 years. We've always made use of the parental restrictions to make sure that he could only access "clean" music, movies and websites. When I recently checked the device, however, I discovered that he's been listening to the most awful and explicit rap music, some of which I would describe as pornographic. Apparently, he's been able to hide this from us for about a year. We have taken away his iPod forever, grounded him until further notice, suspended his video-game privileges and banned violent video games ...
Coastal Manor, a nursing home in Ludowici, recently received a five-star rating from Medicare and a quality award from two statewide health organizations for services provided to its residents.
The Department of Defense is closing its 189 TRICARE service centers at stateside military installations effective April 1.
The Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocate program stepped out with its Dancing with the Stars fundraiser kickoff party Jan. 10 at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites. Prominent local community members will compete in the March 1 event at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Flemington.
It's common this time of year. First come the sniffles, maybe a slight throat tickle and then ... a sneeze! Denial is pointless. Break out the tissues, cough drops and humidifier.