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Don't wait, quit smoking now

On Thursday, we will celebrate the 36th Annual Great American Smokeout. Even after years of education and warnings, tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society's website, www.cancer.org.

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


Immediate care clinic opens here

Georgia Emergency Associates, a Savannah-based medical group, opened its fourth urgent care clinic, South Georgia Immediate Care Center, in Hinesville on Tuesday.

November 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Take precautions to avoid germs

I just discovered another reason for getting a flu shot. Not only can you spread the flu to your friends and family but, according to www.webmd.com/pets-tales, your family dog and cat also are capable of contracting human flu.

November 10, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Leadership key when disciplining kids

Q: Several years ago, I married a widower who never disciplined his children. They now are 9, 14 and 16, and he still has a very difficult time denying them anything. I love them very much and think of them as my own, but I often feel like the "bad guy." In this situation, should he be the main disciplinarian? He's given me the responsibility (he has a very demanding job, thus his at-home hours are not reliable) and sometimes I feel like I'm drowning!

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


HIV testing on World AIDS Day

The Coastal Health District, in conjunction with the Georgia AIDS Coalition, will offer free HIV testing on World AIDS Day. All testing will be done from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Forsyth Park in Savannah. Needles will not be used, and confidential results will be available within 20 minutes. A candlelight vigil will be at 6 p.m.

November 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Winn hosts drive-through clinic

Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital conducted its fourth annual drive-through flu shot clinic Wednesday and Thursday.

November 04, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Light drinking linked to slight breast-cancer risk

CHICAGO - Whether sipping beer, wine or whiskey, women who drink just three alcoholic beverages a week face slightly higher chances for developing breast cancer compared with teetotalers, a study of more than 100,000 U.S. nurses found.

November 03, 2011 | Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press | Living well


You can break a 1-year-old's habits

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?

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


Drive-through flu clinic today, Thursday on post

The fourth annual drive-through flu clinic on Fort Stewart is scheduled for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Thursday in the Winn Army Community Hospital overflow parking lot at the corner of Harmon Avenue and 6th Street.

November 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Emergency care clinic slated to open this month

A new emergency care clinic soon will open in Hinesville at the corner of East Oglethorpe Highway and Gen. Stewart Way. According to Hannah Paquette, marketing director for Georgia Emergency Associates, the South Georgia Immediate Care Center will start seeing patients in Hinesville on Nov. 15.

November 02, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Living well


Family physicians honor lawmaker

ATLANTA - State Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, recently received the 2011 Legislative Champion of the Year Award from the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians.

November 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Visit sheds light on domestic violence

A small sign on the wall in the kitchen/dining room reads, "Hope," suggesting that hope is one of the many services provided by the Tri-County Protective Agency Inc., an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.

October 31, 2011 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Supreme Cout may hear health care case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court could decide as early as Nov. 10 whether to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul this term.

October 28, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Support spouse's parenting decisions

Q: My husband won't allow our 17-year-old daughter to date. She is an excellent student, very involved in activities at school and church and never has given us any major problems.

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


Acid reflux is pretty common

Gastroesophageal reflux disease affects up to 20 percent of Americans every day, making it one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website, digestive.niddk.nih.gov.

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


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The kitchen is deadliest place in the house (unless you abide by these 8 rules)

Knives everywhere, heavy cookware, raw foods, old bacteria...the list of reasons why the kitchen can be harmful goes on and on.

September 15, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


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September 15, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Is sugar the most delicious evil on the planet?

Sugar seems to be the most delicious evil on the planet.

September 14, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


The most important school supply that's not on your child's list

It started with an itch. It ended with a long soak in some nasty smelling shampoo.

September 13, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


A trampoline is something worth investing in

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Seven ingredients for a better lifestyle

The human body is a remarkable piece of equipment. It can stand a great deal of abuse, but not indefinitely. Like all machinery, it will ...

September 11, 2016 | Natalia Moore FamilyShare | Living well


Are you showering all wrong?

While not showering would be the worst mistake of all, here are six ways to have a better (and cleaner) shower:

September 11, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


If you are crazy stressed right now, these 8 relaxation truths are for you

On days when you feel like you’re going to explode, or there isn’t enough air to breath or enough time in a day ...

September 07, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Research shows you’re going to look like your spouse in 25 years

Would you believe me if I told you after 25 years of marriage couples actually develop similar facial features? I do not mean couples select ...

September 06, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


4 tricks to looking as good as an Olympian

Athletes do not only train their bodies with intense exercise for the Olympics, but they hone in on their nutrition as well. This isn’t ...

September 06, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


Your dentist's advice may prove to be toothless

It's not just flossing. Or the fluoride. A lot of what your dentist has been telling you to do over the years is looking ...

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


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