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Join race to end senior hunger

SAVANNAH - Senior Citizens Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping people age successfully, will host its fourth annual Miles for Meals 5k Run/Walk at 8 a.m. May 17 at Daffin Park.

May 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Race honors athlete's memory, outlook

The first "Ride on Ryan" triathlon and duathlon is set for May 11 at L. Scott Stell Community Park in Savannah. The race honors Ryan Williams, who died from an overworked heart last May at the age of 32.

May 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Nursing homes cut antipsychotic drugs

ATLANTA - An effort to prevent the unnecessary use of anti-psychotic drugs in Georgia nursing homes is working, according to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Georgia has seen a 26.4 percent decline in the use of such medications in long-stay residents.

May 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Kid has to brush teeth eventually

Q: My 14-year-old son does not brush his teeth, except during the week before a dentist appointment. He doesn't have any cavities, his breath is fine, his check-ups at the dentist are at the "acceptable" level (not great, but passable), and his teeth look fine. So he feels like it's an unnecessary bother. I, nevertheless, am concerned that he is setting himself up for dental problems. My wife wants to clamp down on this and insist he brush his teeth very closely, which would mean we sit in the bathroom and supervise his brushing. If we don't ...

May 05, 2014 | By John Rosemond | Living well


LRMC CEO on Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee

Gov. Nathan Deal on April 25 announced his appointments to the Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee, which was created to identify needs of the rural hospital community and provide potential solutions.

May 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Live in hope, not fear

Health is the opposite of fear.

April 30, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe, M.A., and Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D Special to the Courier | Living well


Children's caffeine consumption changing

SALT LAKE CITY - Caffeine is a substance many adults depend on to stay awake during long hours and busy days. It turns out, that habit is trickling down to their kids.

April 20, 2014 | By Amanda Taylor Deseret News Service | Living well


Families who eat together, succeed together

Our family has a dinner tradition that began when I was a child. At a preset time, we turn off the technology - television, iPad, Gameboy and computers. And we each do our part in preparing for the meal. The tasks usually include emptying the dishwasher, setting the table and preparing the food. We enjoy our meal and pleasant dinner conversation. At the end of the meal, each of us assists with clearing the table and moving the dishes to the sink.

April 20, 2014 | By Reed Markham Deseret News Service | Living well


Mammogram unit to visit Ludowici

The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels mobile-health vehicle will provide screenings from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the IGA supermarket on Highway 84 in Ludowici. All mammograms require a physician's order. Insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Aromatherapy promoted for depression, PTSD

A crowd consisting of many veterans gathered March 27 at Farmer's Natural Foods in Hinesville for a health seminar on easing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The nearly two-hour seminar was facilitated by author Kaliana Schmidt, a natural-emotional-care advocate.

April 06, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Stewart marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Fort Stewart Warrior Restoration Center teamed up with the Fort Stewart Fire Department on March 27 for an event held at the Main Exchange.

April 06, 2014 | By Michelle L. Gordon MEDDAC public affairs officer | Living well


Italian trip focuses on dietary choices

I recently was fortunate to be among a group of 24 nutrition and public-health students from Georgia Southern and Armstrong Atlantic State universities who spent a week exploring Verona, Italy, and the Tuscan countryside by day and learning how to prepare Italian dishes by night. It was an especially memorable spring break.

April 06, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Living well


Service dogs help soldiers with PTSD

It's often been said that dogs are man's best friend, and the members of Woof P.A.C.T. (Partners Are Created Together) want to ensure soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are never without faithful companions.

April 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Living well


YMCA of Coastal Georgia raises $650,000

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia held its 159th annual meeting March 25 at the Armstrong Center on Abercorn Street in Savannah.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Healthy snacks can keep you trim, cool

Healthy snacks often can be difficult to find or make in a pinch, especially when you are starving and a satisfying nibble is nowhere in sight. It is far too easy to reach for junk food when nutritious options aren't accessible.

April 06, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


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Every single day, dozens of children go to the hospital from parents using cotton swabs in their ear

It turns out that the warning on a package of cotton swabs — you know the part that says "do not insert swab into ear canal ...

June 15, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 simple ways to lose that last bit of baby weight (when you don't have time for the gym)

Being a new mom is exhausting, isn’t it? With all the new responsibilities you’ve got, the idea of getting back to your pre-baby ...

June 15, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Now I know what it's like to race a mile

In recent months, my 10-year-old son Ace has started a fun adventure in track and field, finding that he quite likes the 1,500 meter ...

June 14, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


11 symptoms of cancer that people ignore

The "c" word. Cancer. It seems like everyday we hear of another friend or family member is facing their own battle. While every patient's ...

June 14, 2017 | Erika Otero Romero FamilyShare | Living well


14 weird ways to lose weight without exercising that actually work

We’ve all looked in the mirror and didn’t love what we saw. Sometimes it seems like no matter what we do, those last ...

June 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


11 of the weirdest at-home skin treatments that work wonders (for any skin type)

We’re always on the lookout for easy, cheap skin treatments that actually work. It’s not always easy (or affordable) to take a spa ...

June 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Every parent needs to know the seemingly harmless act that caused this child to break out in an 8 mo

Right after her second birthday, Sienna Duffield started to develop a strange rash on her face, but it wasn’t just like any other rash ...

June 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


What nutrition experts wished you knew about dieting

Dieting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. For most people, strict rules about what to eat actually perpetuate the very issues they ...

June 09, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


5 terrifying things that "harmless" diet soda is doing to your body

I love diet soda. I went through a time where I could drink it all day, every day (I didn’t of course, but I ...

June 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Media-obsessed parents may neglect families

As his nieces and nephews played in the surf during a beach vacation in Southern California, David Maxfield waded into the water with his camera ...

June 08, 2017 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Living well


How an electric car is making more men care about their health

A Florida urologist says taking a yearly road trip across America in a trendy electric car made him a better doctor. But more importantly, he ...

June 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 symptoms that happen during your most fertile period

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or trying to avoid it, Knowing when you're most fertile is vital information.

June 07, 2017 | Stael F. Pedrosa Metzger FamilyShare | Living well


7 remedies for headaches you'll wish you'd known earlier

An achy, throbbing headache can ruin your whole day. When pain pills and massages fail to work, it’s easy to get hopeless about finding ...

June 07, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Best therapy may be parents

Q: Our 4-year-old prefers solitary play over play with other children. It's been this way from early on when I began arranging play dates ...

June 07, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Living well


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