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Eye disease should not be taken lightly

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting in a restaurant when I noticed five people at one table passing around one pair of glasses. Each person stuck the glasses on his or her nose, read the menu and then passed them along to the next person. That seemed to work well for everyone except one gentleman, who joked about needing longer arms - even after the glasses were perched on his nose. The lady to his right - the owner of the glasses - made a comment about it being a known fact that arms get much shorter after you reach age ...

February 09, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Chatham may ban all indoor smoking

SAVANNAH - Chatham County is taking steps toward banning smoking in bars and other indoor venues not covered under state law.

February 09, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well

34 donors participate in sheriff’s office’s blood drive

Thirty-four donors participated in the Liberty County Sheriff's Office's first-ever blood drive Friday at the Liberty County Justice Center.

February 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Medicare counseling offered by agency

The Coastal Regional Commission's Area Agency on Aging service and GeorgiaCares offers free and impartial Medicare counseling to Medicare beneficiaries with limited income and resources.

February 08, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Target bad behavior with specific plan

Q: My 5-year-old daughter is in rehab for some listening issues at school. When she comes home with a note from her teacher indicating one or more of these incidents at school, she is confined to her room for the rest of the day.

February 08, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Chronic disease workshop is free

The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging is offering a free workshop focused on chronic disease management.

February 06, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Learn risk factors, signs of heart disease

For years, the perception has been that heart disease was not a significant health risk for women. But that has changed dramatically.

February 02, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Rewards may cut children's achievements

The media recently reported "new" research findings to the effect that rewards often backfire and self-esteem is not the wonderful, uplifting personal attribute once thought. As a result, schools are rethinking their teaching and classroom management philosophies.

February 01, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Strokes can hit the young too

WASHINGTON - When a stroke hits at 52, like what happened to Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, the reaction is an astonished, "But he's so young."

January 31, 2012 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press writer | Living well

Two from area finish nursing course

JESUP – Two area residents were presented with roses and pins Dec. 8 to signify successful completion of coursework in the Practical Nursing program at Altamaha Technical College's Jesup campus.

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

Take care disciplining toddlers

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?

January 25, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Seminar focuses on planning for emergencies

A seminar to help plan for emergency care will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in the education room at Liberty Regional Medical Center.

January 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Sleuth out gym class fears

Q: According to his kindergarten physical education teacher, our son has recently started refusing to participate in class. He sits off to the side and pouts. She said he won't tell her what the problem is. This is a very active child who comes home and plays outside with other kids most of the afternoon. We tried to talk to him about it but, like the teacher, got nowhere. What should we do?

January 19, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Weight control essential to good health

I have several New Year's resolutions but, by far, the most important is losing weight and getting back in shape. I've chosen this week as my starting point. Healthy Weight Week (Jan. 15-21) started Sunday, and I've been planning my weekly menus and working out several times a day in preparation. I have several health problems that don't allow brisk, hard workouts so I'm adjusting my schedule to get as much physical activity as I can in a day. I hope to gradually increase my endurance and performance. You may also need to do this ...

January 18, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimer's disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.

January 17, 2012 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press writer | Living well

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How to take advantage of the health benefits of meditation

Anita Fredericks spent years resisting meditation. She'd hear friends and colleagues describe the practice's many physical and mental health benefits, and then name ...

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

3 health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet

Eating like the Mediterraneans might be a tasty way to reduce breast cancer risk, according to a study released this week.

September 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Add interval training to your workout

If you feel you have hit a fitness plateau, spice things up by introducing interval training into your exercise program.

September 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Researchers working on diabetes vaccine

Vaccines exist to protect against many maladies - flu, chicken pox and polio, among others. University of Florida Health researchers hope to soon add Type 1 ...

September 20, 2015 | By Morgan Sherburne University of Florida Health | Living well

Some colleges attract more hookah bars

Larger and private colleges and universities seem to attract hookah cafes and lounges, but smoke-free policies decrease these odds, according to findings published in the ...

September 20, 2015 | By Elizabeth Hillaker Downs University of Florida Health | Living well

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