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Make children’s health an important part of your back-to-school planning

The end of summer vacation, when families begin preparing for their children to go back to school, often is a busy and exciting time of year.

July 27, 2014 | By Mark Kishel, M.D. Special to the Courier | Living well


Electronic cigarettes not necessarily a bright light

AUGUSTA - It's been 50 years since the surgeon general's office officially linked smoking with an increased risk for cancer and in the years that have followed, any number of measures have been introduced to entice, encourage and aid people in giving up lighting up.

July 27, 2014 | Dr. Samir N. Khleif Guest Columnist | Living well


Health-district officials warn residents to take precautions against mosquitoes

CHATHAM COUNTY - Officials from the Coastal Health District - which includes Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties - are reminding residents to take precautions to avoid mosquitoes, which are a nuisance and can carry diseases such as West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and chikungunya.

July 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


The older they are, the harder they are to train

Q: Using your advice, I successfully toilet-trained my daughter by age 16 months. It is now three months later, and we are still using diapers at naps and nighttime. At her nap, which lasts several hours, she fully soaks her diaper. At night, she is taking off her diaper prior to falling asleep, wetting the bed after she goes to sleep, and then crying for us when she wakes up in a pool of pee. Is this a sign that I should begin night training? I'm hesitant to do this because I am eight months pregnant and don't ...

July 26, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


River pollution didn't cause flesh-eating disease

A Bryan County man remains in critical condition at St. Joseph's Candler after reportedly fishing near Dasher's Landing on the Ogeechee River last week and contracting a bacterial infection commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Living well


Ga. Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer house calls to retirees

ATLANTA - Contrary to popular belief, house calls are not a thing of the past. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, on behalf of State Health Benefit Plan, will offer house calls to all SHBP members enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan with the help of a contracted vendor, Matrix Medical Network.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Sleep-management center renews national accreditation status

BRUNSWICK - The sleep management center at the Southeast Georgia Health System's Brunswick campus recently earned a five-year reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, validating the center's commitment to providing quality care.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Local health system CEO receives Scouts’ Golden Eagle Award

The Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America recently recognized Southeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Gary R. Colberg for his commitment and dedication to young people.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Boo-boo bunnies made by local students benefit young patients

JESUP - Student leaders at Wayne County High School recently educated their peers on the importance of injury prevention and shared data related to young children's emergency-room visits.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Wayne Memorial, St. Joseph’s bring cardiologist to the area

JESUP - Wayne/St. Joseph's/Candler Medical Group recently secured the services of cardiologist Dr. Gary Stern for the Jesup and Southeast Georgia areas.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Georgia residents save nearly $5M on prescriptions

ATLANTA - The Association County Commissioners of Georgia and the Coast2CoastRx program save residents $4.6 million on their prescriptions with the Coast2Coast Rx card, a free discount prescription initiative.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Serendipity, hard work made changes possible

Two years ago, I woke up knowing it was the day of my dreaded annual health checkup. I got my son Corey up for school.

July 13, 2014 | By C. MeGill Brown, Ph.D Special to the Courier | Living well


Local paramedics take pride in workload

The Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services crew works unpredictable shifts, watches the sun set and rise in one shift and witnesses horrible things while working, yet these paramedics and EMTs still love their jobs.

July 13, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz kumholtz@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Health system auxiliaries recognize campus volunteers of the quarter

BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System Auxiliaries recently named Elena "Lea" Taylor and Pearl Sophia Stephen as the volunteers of the quarter at the Brunswick and Camden campuses, respectively, during their quarterly auxiliary luncheons.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Historic trek tells school's story

Walkers, runners, bicyclists, fam-ilies and children all participated in the 14th annual Walk to Dorchester on Saturday to re-enact the historic 9.2-mile walk to Dorchester Academy that many African-American students once made regularly in order to attain a high-school education.

June 30, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


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It's scary how many cigarettes it takes for the average person to become hooked

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable diseases in the United States. Even with the overwhelming amount of studies and statistics sharing the dangers ...

January 20, 2018 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


What is a healthy weight?

The week of Jan. 21-28 is Healthy Weight Week, sponsored by the Healthy Weight Network. During healthy weight week, individuals are encouraged to improve health ...

January 20, 2018 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


7 tricks to get luxurious volume in your hair

Somehow, flat hair can be a problem for both those with thick and thin hair alike. With thin, you simply don’t have enough hair ...

January 18, 2018 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


5 menstrual cup brands you should know about

One of my only regrets in life is not discovering menstrual cups until my mid 30's. Now that I know how amazing they are ...

January 18, 2018 | Jackie Bolen FamilyShare | Living well


A gynecologist guide to getting pregnant easier

If you’re trying to conceive, those two weeks before your expected period can feel like an eternity. And the two minutes as you wait ...

January 17, 2018 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 diseases that could explain why you need to pee frequently.

Do you find it hard to get through a meeting or a short road trip without having to stop for a bathroom break? If that ...

January 17, 2018 | Monica Neely FamilyShare | Living well


These 8 symptoms might mean you have endometriosis (and what that means for you)

As if getting your period wasn’t bad enough, 176 million women worldwide also have to handle the symptoms of endometriosis. It’s a condition ...

January 11, 2018 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Emotional resilience more important to kids than straight A’s

My critics are providing me much material of late for this column and my weekly radio show (Saturdays, 6 p.m., AFR).

January 10, 2018 | John Rosemond | Living well


4 ways to get better beauty sleep

A good night sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, it is also one of the easiest things to forget to ...

January 08, 2018 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


13 medications you should NEVER use while pregnant

You want a happy and healthy pregnancy; so you likely watch what you eat, and do your best to get enough sleep (although that growing ...

January 06, 2018 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


25 mini-habits that will help with your anxiety

Anxiety can feel like a large, ominous obstacle, but maybe these small and simple habits can help. When anxiety hits and you start feeling overwhelmed ...

January 06, 2018 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Replacing white rice with brown rice is equivalent to a 30 minute walk

What’s the difference between white rice and brown rice? Here’s a hint: it’s not just color.

January 05, 2018 | Troy Trobough FamilyShare | Living well


All the secrets you need to eliminate your double chin once and for all

When you look in the mirror, are you dismayed by the sight of the dreaded double chin?

January 05, 2018 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


Ethiopia emerges as an African success story. But it still has this 'first world' problem

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — There was a young boy in a Manchester United jersey and an old woman whose face was tattooed with an Orthodox cross ...

January 05, 2018 | Matthew LaPlante Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are twice as likely to smoke, new report says

Teens may think they're playing it safe by using e-cigarettes, hookahs and smokeless tobacco, but they're twice as likely to have smoked cigarettes ...

January 03, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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