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Pets enhance quality of life

It's been more than three weeks since my athletic activities grinded to a halt due to my sprained ankle - but I'm happy to report an adorable new distraction.

May 19, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well

Don't just treat symptoms, prevent heart disease

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in this country for men and women, according to Center of Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System. About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, which means one in four deaths are because of heart disease. The CDC says on its website that early action is key to preventing death from heart disease, but do people know what action to take?

May 19, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Columnist | Living well

Little ones learn healthy habits

Winn Army Community Hospital's Department of Public Health and Fort Stewart's Dental Activities Command teamed up last month to teach healthy habits to children at Stewart's child-development centers as part of Winn's observance of Month of the Military Child.

May 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well

Turkey vs. traditional meatballs

Any time I am invited to a party or potluck event that requires a dish, I almost always go with my "famous" meatballs and sauce. This no-fail dish always gets rave reviews from friends and family. Just last weekend I made up a Crockpot full to bring to a work function and they were a hit. I especially look forward to the part where I get to tell people that they are made with turkey - not beef. I often get puzzled looks and many "no way!" comments because it's hard to believe. But - "yes, way" - it's turkey.

May 19, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Don't confuse disrespect with childhood drama

Q: I went into my 17-year-old's bedroom to wake him this morning. After some urging, he eventually got up and then told me he hated me. What is the appropriate consequence for this sort of disrespect?

May 19, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Nurses get their week

American Nurses Association members representing Liberty Regional Medical Center, Winn Army Community Hospital and Best Care Health Center joined Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas on Thursday as he signed a proclamation recognizing May 6-12 as National Nurses Week.

May 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well

Families 'Walk to Afghanistan' for their soldiers

Their loved ones may be deployed, but about 300 military families began a figurative trek April 27 to show their support for the cause.

May 05, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Correspondent | Living well

Lessons from a sprained ankle

There's an old saying, "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."

May 05, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well

Augusta hospital accredited for facial reconstruction

AUGUSTA - In an exam room in the pediatric surgery clinic at Children's Hospital of Georgia, Dr. Jack Yu and Alyssa Harden look through a sleeve of photographs taken at various stages of her life.

May 05, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

WACH recognizes volunteer support

Winn Army Community Hospital leaders recognized 500 volunteer members during an April 23 ceremony that celebrated the volunteers' continuous support over the past year.

May 05, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Correspondent | Living well

Take nonchalant attitude toward toddler's behavior

Q: It seems our 1-year-old son is showing willful disobedience. We tell him "no" and try to redirect, but he does the same things over and over again. The things in question include turning over and not being cooperative when I'm trying to change him, slapping us in the face, and standing up during bath time. I'm trying to be creative with ways to entertain him and make things fun but am becoming weary. Any advice on how I can correct him?

May 05, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Carrots wonderful for you, inside and out

A few weeks ago, I came upon a great find at the Hinesville Farmers Market: mixed organic carrots. There were quite a sight, a bounty of white, purple, yellow, and orange. I bought several pounds of the multi-colored beauties and couldn't wait to get home to prepare them.

May 05, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

'Get Healthy' challenge makes lasting impression

Liberty County employees Evelyn Jackson and Dianne Barnard began walking together at lunchtime earlier this year when the county, city of Hinesville and Liberty County School System embarked on an eight-week "Get Healthy" challenge.

April 22, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well

Walk-in urgent care clinic renamed

Georgia Emergency Associates, which had been operating the South Georgia Immediate Care Center in Hinesville since November 2011, recently announced that the walk-in urgent care clinic was rebranded as St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care. The change went into effect April 5.

April 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Winn upgrades MRI system

Winn Army Community Hospital hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday behind WACH's emergency department to celebrate the grand opening of the facility's new Toshiba Vantage Titan 3T magnetic resonance imaging medical system.

April 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

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Articles by Section - Living well

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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 ...

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

October 03, 2016 | Robert Lawrence | Living well

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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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