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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


Presenting partner named for Relay for Life

The American Red Cross recently announced that A New Beginning Church would be the presenting partner for next year's Long County Relay for Life.

September 25, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Backpack Buddies gives kids healthy food

Thousands of Liberty County residents of all ages are defined as hungry. There are children in this community who have no idea where their next meal is coming from, but there is a community effort working to alleviate that problem.

September 23, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Fort Stewart works to get kids fit

This month marks the third national observance of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, which was established to help draw the public's attention to the seriousness and side effects of childhood obesity.

September 23, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


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