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Chatham may ban all indoor smoking

SAVANNAH - Chatham County is taking steps toward banning smoking in bars and other indoor venues not covered under state law.

February 09, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well

34 donors participate in sheriff’s office’s blood drive

Thirty-four donors participated in the Liberty County Sheriff's Office's first-ever blood drive Friday at the Liberty County Justice Center.

February 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Medicare counseling offered by agency

The Coastal Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging service and GeorgiaCares offers free and impartial Medicare counseling to Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources.

February 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Target bad behavior with specific plan

Q: My 5-year-old daughter is in rehab for some listening issues at school. When she comes home with a note from her teacher indicating one or more of these incidents at school, she is confined to her room for the rest of the day.

February 08, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Chronic disease workshop is free

The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging is offering a free workshop focused on chronic disease management.

February 06, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Learn risk factors, signs of heart disease

For years, the perception has been that heart disease was not a significant health risk for women. But that has changed dramatically.

February 02, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Rewards may cut children's achievements

The media recently reported "new" research findings to the effect that rewards often backfire and self-esteem is not the wonderful, uplifting personal attribute once thought. As a result, schools are rethinking their teaching and classroom management philosophies.

February 01, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Strokes can hit the young too

WASHINGTON - When a stroke hits at 52, like what happened to Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, the reaction is an astonished, "But he's so young."

January 31, 2012 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press writer | Living well

Two from area finish nursing course

JESUP – Two area residents were presented with roses and pins Dec. 8 to signify successful completion of coursework in the Practical Nursing program at Altamaha Technical College's Jesup campus.

January 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Take care disciplining toddlers

Q: My 1-year-old has started slapping us. He also screams a lot, often for no reason, or at least we can't figure out the reason. He is a very busy little boy and won't sit still for longer than a few seconds. Is it too early to begin disciplining him?

January 25, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Seminar focuses on planning for emergencies

A seminar to help plan for emergency care will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in the education room at Liberty Regional Medical Center.

January 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Sleuth out gym class fears

Q: According to his kindergarten physical education teacher, our son has recently started refusing to participate in class. He sits off to the side and pouts. She said he won't tell her what the problem is. This is a very active child who comes home and plays outside with other kids most of the afternoon. We tried to talk to him about it but, like the teacher, got nowhere. What should we do?

January 19, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Weight control essential to good health

I have several New Year's resolutions but, by far, the most important is losing weight and getting back in shape. I've chosen this week as my starting point. Healthy Weight Week (Jan. 15-21) started Sunday, and I've been planning my weekly menus and working out several times a day in preparation. I have several health problems that don't allow brisk, hard workouts so I'm adjusting my schedule to get as much physical activity as I can in a day. I hope to gradually increase my endurance and performance. You may also need to do this ...

January 18, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimer's disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.

January 17, 2012 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press writer | Living well

Walk MS: Georgia 2012 dates set

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Georgia Chapter recently announced dates for Walk MS: Georgia 2012. The event is slated for Saturday, March 31, at Daffin Park in Savannah.

January 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

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If you want your kids to eat healthy, tell them to eat like The Avengers

There is a rising obesity epidemic among our children and it has health experts worried. Initiatives have been put in place to change school lunches ...

October 10, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well

What's the best look for your face shape?

Your eyes, lips, cheeks and eyebrows create a beautiful canvas ready for you to enhance with makeup. But to get the best look possible, you ...

October 10, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

5 misconceptions you've heard about working out while pregnant

Historically, women rested and hid their condition of being “in the family way” while they were pregnant. Doctors discouraged them from participating in too much ...

October 09, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well

10 tricks to improve memory

Whether it’s setting down something then not remembering where we put it or walking into a room and forgetting why we went there, we ...

October 09, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Living well

2 tools for understanding and overcoming emotional eating

If someone tells you they are not an emotional eater, you can assume they’re an emotional eater and a liar. We all eat emotionally ...

October 06, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck | Living well

Should you wash your face with hot or cold water?

There are plenty of opinions about whether it is best to wash your face with hot or cold water. Most people assume that everyone does ...

October 05, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

The troubling reason you shouldn't take your baby's first picture in the first trimester

In a normal pregnancy, most women get an ultrasound once or twice so doctors can check the fetus for abnormalities and curious parents can learn ...

October 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

7 ways Zika can spread

During the past year, we have been learning a lot about the Zika virus.

October 03, 2016 | Robert Lawrence | Living well

Improve your mental health with these 6 exercises

Exercise is not only great for your body, but it’s also an effective way to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a ...

October 02, 2016 | Benjamin Greene | Living well

Get the gold out of autumnal foods

American author Jim Bishop once penned, “autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons” and nutritionally speaking, he couldn’t be ...

October 02, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD | Living well

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