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Strokes rising fast for young, middle-aged

LOS ANGELES - Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older people, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to shift the age burden of the disease.

February 16, 2011 | By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press writer | Living well


Never too young for good dental hygiene

The slogan for this year's National Children's Dental Health Month, which is every February, is "A healthy smile? It's easy to find! Remember to brush and floss each day."

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


Health dept. breaks ground on WIC clinic

A muddy expanse of dirt and the remains of a dilapidated mobile building marked the spot Thursday where a new WIC clinic will be built on Fort Stewart. A row of gold shovels, each tied with a blue and white bow, stood waiting for Coastal Health District, military and business leaders to grasp for a ceremonial groundbreaking.

February 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Health department helps seniors see red

The Liberty County Health Department staffers visited the senior center in Hinesville on Feb. 4 and organized activities and exercises to celebrate National Wear Red Day, which is part of the American Heart Association's campaign to increase awareness about heart disease in women.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Best things: Follow up on resolutions

More than a month has passed since New Year's Day. How are you doing on those resolutions? Deidre Howell, administrator for the Liberty County Health Department, said personal resolutions revolve most often around health and fitness. Coincidentally, those pledges can be the toughest to keep. Because Howell's mission is to help local residents stay healthy through the We Can! initiative, she recently shared a few tips designed to keep resolution-makers on the right track all year round:

February 10, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall | Living well


Spying on 'family circuses' is entertaining

I must, in the interest of full disclosure, begin this column with a confession: I am a voyeur; more specifically, a parenting voyeur. In the words of Chauncey Gardner, I like to watch; more specifically, I like to watch people interact with their kids. I do my voyeur thing in restaurants, stores, shopping centers, parking lots and so on. I try to do it without staring, of course. The trick is to be casual about it, to go unnoticed.

February 09, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Good habits set stage for health heart

The advancements being made today in cardiovascular research are unbelievable. Scientists, focusing on the prevention, detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and related conditions, have discovered a range of factors that contribute to the diseases or that may soon offer cures for conditions once believed to be fatal or irreversible.

February 09, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Mardi party to boost family health

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia will host a Mardi Gras Madness event to raise money for scholarships for local families who want to lead healthy and active lifestyles by joining the YMCA.

February 08, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Free HIV testing this weekend at Shuman Center

The Coastal Health District will offer a confidential, free HIV testing Saturday at the Shuman Recreation Center in conjunction with National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

February 04, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Blood donations in high demand

A patient needs a blood transfusion every two seconds in the United States, according to a recent news release from the American Red Cross.

February 03, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


'Backtracking' is not good parenting

Stop the presses! I interrupt this column with an important update: Infamous Chinese tiger mother Amy Chua, whose account of her parenting methods ("Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," Penguin) has provoked a tsunami of outrage, now says that much, if not most, of her description was a "joke," "deadpan humor," and "tongue in cheek."

February 02, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Wear red to keep women's hearts healthy

Friday is National Wear Red Day and the beginning of "Go red for women month." Heart disease kills more women each year than breast cancer. Nearly one in every three women will die from cardiovascular disease. By wearing red on National Wear Red Day, you can show solidarity against the loss of so many women's lives to heart disease.

February 02, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Baby's head-banging no cause for alarm

Q: Our first child, a 10-month-old boy, bangs his head on the headboard of his crib when we put him to bed. He doesn't cry or exhibit any distress, but he pushes himself to his hands and knees and then begins rocking forward and backward, banging his head in the process. I'm very worried, although in all other respects, he acts normally. Is this something I should tell his doctor about? Can it be stopped, and if so, how?

January 26, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Obesity puts children and adults at risk

According to a new study at the Pediatrics Department of the University of Chicago, children who sleep for at least nine hours do not have problems of obesity and the accompanying metabolic disorders like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

January 26, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Annual community health fair draws a steady crowd

One issue people of all ages and backgrounds seem to agree on is the importance of good health. A steady number of Liberty County residents concerned with getting or staying healthy attended the fourth annual community health fair held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory in Hinesville.

January 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


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Politicians, health policy leaders and advocates for the elderly gathered in Washington, D.C., on Monday for the White House Conference on Aging.

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Strong to the finish

Maybe Popeye had it right the whole time.

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Intersection of nerves, muscles may be key in treating Pompe disease

Walking and breathing without mechanical assistance typically become a struggle for patients who have Pompe disease because of weakened, damaged muscles as they age. Now ...

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Grill your way to perfect summer meals

Summer is full of warm, lazy days perfect for outdoor cookouts, grilled food, refreshing drinks and summer activities made to enjoy with friends and family.

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Health group reinvents famous Coke commercial with new lyrics

One health advocacy organization has a musical message for fans of sugary drinks: the time to buy the world a Coke is over.

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Forgetting something? The Internet could be to blame

According to the Pew Research Center, 84 percent of American adults now use the Internet, up from 52 percent in 2000. The popularity of the ...

July 09, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How to feel confident in a swimsuit this summer (without changing your body)

Body image is a difficult topic for women, especially in the summer months when the sweaters and jackets are replaced with shorts, t-shirts, and, most ...

July 08, 2015 | Ashley Palmer FamilyShare | Living well


Come on get happy: 6 lessons from the 2015 World Happiness Report

Happiness is having a moment. Long the focus of inspirational life advice like "Don't worry, be happy," it is now the subject of serious ...

July 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


When parents become personal trainers: How to help a young child lose weight

Breanna Bond lost weight the old-fashioned way. She ate better food, took walks after dinner and turned down snacks offered during visits to friends' houses.

July 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Dance can give children much-needed confidence

On a recent Saturday afternoon, we had just finished a day of soccer games and had to hurry to get our oldest daughter ready for ...

July 08, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


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