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13,000 got suspect steroid shots; risk uncertain

NEW YORK - As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But it's not clear how many are in danger.

October 09, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well

Classic dishes can be made health

Maintaining a healthy diet doesn't have to mean giving up delicious food - especially around the holidays. Making simple changes in food-preparation and serving methods can mean the difference between slipping into old jeans and asking Santa for a new pair.

October 08, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well

Local gynecologist is state hospital hero of year

Liberty Regional Medical Center Chief of Staff Dr. Seth Borquaye recently was named one of 10 Hospital Heroes of the Year by the Georgia Hospital Association. The winners - who are associated with or practice at hospitals across the state - are chosen based on their ability to exemplify integrity, humility, courage and commitment, according to the nomination guidelines on

October 08, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well

Encourage kids to get moving

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 17 percent of American children and adolescents between the ages of 2 to 19 are obese. In Canada, where self-reporting data-collection methods have made such statistics more difficult to quantify, the prevalence of being overweight and obese in children also is on the rise, according to the Canadian Community Health Survey.

October 08, 2012 | Staff Report | Living well

Pain-free orgal surgery does exist

Aware that many people dread the pain, stress and overall discomfort commonly associated with dental work and oral surgery, Dr. Roger Myers with Southern Georgia Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery said he strives to create a pleasant, anxiety-free environment for patients in his new Hinesville office.

October 08, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Residents get opportunity to 'meet the docs'

Community members enjoyed the opportunity to meet a few of Liberty County's newest doctors Sept. 20 at the chamber of commerce's Progress Through People Luncheon. The event, sponsored by Liberty Regional Medical Center, was held at CenturyLink.

October 08, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Schools work on kids health, challenge adults

Three Liberty County Schools participated in a Sept. 27 world-record attempt to get students moving, but Lewis Frasier Middle School nurse Peggy Rayman hopes to see classroom exercise become a more frequent occurrence.

October 08, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well

Discipline should not be a hassle for parents

Q: When I attempt to put my 3-and-a-half year-old daughter in her room for punishment, she refuses to go. I have to pick her up and take her, during which time she flails her arms, screams and kicks. My back is paying for the struggle. Her dad doesn't have this problem with her, by the way. What can I do to make her go on her own without getting physical with her?

October 04, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Liberty County to hold drive-through flu-shot clinic

The Liberty County Health Department, in conjunction with Fort Stewart, will hold drive-through flu-vaccination clinics from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 24-25, at the Army Education Center in Hinesville. The clinics are open to U.S. Department of Defense beneficiaries ages 2 and older and all civilians.

October 04, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Bryan County man gets west Nile

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed a human case of west Nile virus in a 48-year-old Bryan County man.

October 03, 2012 | Bryan County News | Living well

Flu shots to be given in public schools

MACON - School nurses across Georgia are getting ready to hold special clinics to help more students get their flu shots.

October 02, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well

Manners make the person

Driving in southern California recently, listening to talk radio, I heard a commercial for a Christian private school. The spokesperson went on and on about their very high test scores, the very high percentage of their students who go to top-rated universities, and other very high academic statistics. Send your child to Veryhighscore Academy! We will bring out the best in your child!

September 27, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

New breast-cancer clues found in analysis

NEW YORK - Scientists reported this week that they have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer, finding four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments, perhaps with some drugs already in use.

September 27, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well

Medicare drug-plan premium hike possible

WASHINGTON - Millions of seniors enrolled in some of the most popular Medicare prescription-drug plans face double-digit premium hikes next year if they don't shop for a better deal, said a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market.

September 26, 2012 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press | Living well

Top school nurses recognized

PEACHTREE CITY - The Georgia Association of School Nurses recently announced the winners of the school nurse of the year awards.

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

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Articles by Section - Living well

7 reasons you absolutely cannot afford to neglect your oral health

It is absolutely essential that you treat your oral health just as you would your overall health.

November 27, 2015 | Samuel Kwon FamilyShare | Living well

Staying healthy on Thanksgiving is a snap

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, but it can easily throw your children's healthy eating habits out the window. This year, don't ...

November 26, 2015 | By Mark Kishel | Living well

Four steps to address Thanksgiving food drama

Lizzie Post was born into an etiquette empire, but even she gets stressed out about hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

November 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Healthy living shows gratitude

As I made it to the top of a hillside near my home, I felt the need to stop — and it wasn’t for the ...

November 19, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

You can't talk yourself out of depression

As a recent college graduate with a solid GPA and an impressive resume, life was just getting started. I was a 25-year-old single woman with ...

November 19, 2015 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Living well

3 reasons why antidepressants are overprescribed and what you can do about it

Did you know mental health medications are the most prescribed class of drugs in America? In fact, Abilify (an antipsychotic) is the number one prescribed ...

November 16, 2015 | Paul Murdock FamilyShare | Living well

How writing can help veterans readjust to civilian life

When veterans are worried or stressed about acclimating to everyday life, they may just need a pen and paper to feel better, according to a ...

November 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Go nuts for good health

Let's go nuts. Go all out and get crazy nutty.

November 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Peach State Health offers cold, flu tips

What families should know to avoid the flu

November 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Compound may protect against macular degeneration

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - For macular degeneration patients, blurry vision emerges slowly as cells in and around the retina get damaged. Now, University of Florida Health researchers ...

November 15, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well

10 signs of endometrial cancer women shouldn’t ignore

You may have never heard of endometrial cancer, but it is actually the most common cancer of the reproductive system for women. Although it can ...

November 12, 2015 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

When worrying is good for you

Take heart, worry warts. Being anxious while awaiting important news, such as test results or a job offer, appears to be better for mental health ...

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

The new gospel of food

Have you heard about that report that says eating cured and processed meats such as bacon, ham and sausages is akin to smoking?

November 06, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Living well

These 5 things you're doing are keeping you from being happy

Life is too short — and too much of a blessing — to be spent unhappily. Each of us faces hardships and difficult times; yet dwelling in ...

November 06, 2015 | Kelsi Jones FamilyShare | Living well


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