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City proclamation recognizes pancreatic cancer awareness

The Savannah affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - the national organization responsible for research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure - recently commended Hinesville community leaders for introducing a proclamation recognizing November as National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The action draws attention to the need for research funding for early detection tools and effective treatment options for patients.

October 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Carter named top legislator by Ga. Rural Health Association

ATLANTA - The Georgia Rural Health Association recently presented its Legislator of the Year Award to Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter, R-Pooler, during its annual conference Sept. 19-21 at Callaway Gardens.

October 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Flu, pneumonia vaccines important

With all the rain this week, I was glad to be house bound for a couple of days because I am ending a monthlong bout with an upper respiratory infection and prefer to cough in the privacy of my own home. This started out as a simple cold, but I don't ever remember having this much trouble with a URI before. Getting old is the pits indeed!

October 12, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Ignore boys' after-bedtime antics

Q: My twin boys will be 3 years old next month. They sleep in the same room. They've recently taken to getting out of their beds (together, although one seems to be the ringleader) every night, over and over, for up to two hours. They make a lot of noise, then they giggle and run when I approach, and feed off each other as they're escaping. I'm not sure what to do. All I know is that what I've been doing isn't working! Help!

October 12, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Medicare enrollment brings fraud tales

Nearly 96,000 Georgians who've hit their 65-year-old milestone this year will qualify for Medicare open enrollment, which begins Saturday.

October 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well


Winn first in Army for new CT scan

Winn Army Community Hospital cut the ribbon on a new CT scan machine Thursday afternoon. Winn is the first Army medical-treatment facility to receive the new technology.

October 08, 2011 | Staff report | Living well


Successful families don't need 'apps'

Full disclosure in four parts: First, I am not a tech-savvy person and never intend to become one.

October 06, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Women's health issues require attention

Today is Women's Health & Fitness Day, but its promotional message is important every day - to encourage women to take control of their health, learn the facts they need to make smart health choices and make time for regular physical activity.

September 28, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Parents need mission statement

I've been thinking a lot lately about the difference between the way I and almost everyone else in my generation (I was born in 1947, the year the flying saucers returned - just a coincidence) were raised and the way today's kids are being raised. The two ways in question reflect two entirely different mindsets - specifically, two entirely different understandings of the responsibilities involved in being a parent.

September 28, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Flu shots available throughout county

Dropping temperatures and an influx of fall crops are indications that autumn is fast approaching - and flu season is coming with it.

September 23, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well


Be prepared for emergencies, storms

At the start of last year's hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a more active season due, in part, to the record warm ocean temperatures.

September 22, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Winn leaders develop mission, vision statements

Winn Army Community Hospital commanders, division chiefs and their civilian counterparts met for a two-day strategic planning session this week at the Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith Army Education Center.

September 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Disobedience not an aim of parent's intentions

The question of the day: Why do today's parents have more problems with obedience than their grandparents ever thought possible?

September 14, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Seek help if you suspect dementia

Having gone through the experience with my mother, I've had great empathy for Tyler, the son of Pat Summitt, as he supported his mother while she underwent tests that led to the dismal diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and then met with the university and friends to share that information.

September 14, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


West Nile kills north Florida woman

JACKSONVILLE - Authorities say a 57-year-old Jacksonville woman has died after contracting the West Nile virus.

September 13, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


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Articles by Section - Living well


U.S. obesity rate on the rise as health officials seek solutions

The obesity problem in the United States is getting worse, in spite of creative (and expensive) efforts to combat it.

February 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


The NFL's other public relations crisis

The next round of NFL controversy may be about to begin, and it has nothing to do with underinflated balls.

February 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Health care facilities expanding, improving

Community health-care facilities are expanding, and services are improving for civilians, veterans and military families. Medical facilities on and off post have seen growth in the past year, and more improvements are planned for this year.

January 25, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


'Sleeves Up' drive promotes blood donation

American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives in January during National Blood Donor Month through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospital brings new technology to Jesup

JESUP - Residents in Jesup and the surrounding communities now have one less reason to travel elsewhere for health care thanks to Wayne Memorial Hospital's addition of full-time cardiologist Dr. Gary Stern and an additional diagnostic tool, the cardiac CT.

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Palliative-care expert to speak in Savannah

SAVANNAH - A renowned palliative-care expert from Johns Hopkins is coming to Savannah at the end of the month as part of Hospice Savannah Inc. and The Steward Center for Palliative Care's seventh annual lecture series.

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Luncheon to discuss food labels

BRUNSWICK - What does it really imply if products are listed as all-natural or gluten-free? Which part of the label should consumers review first? What is the appropriate amount of beneficial nutrients?

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Ebola outlook improving in West Africa

January has been good to the global Ebola effort. Health officials report that the disease is slowing down in West Africa, as they offer an optimistic outlook for 2015.

January 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Simple tips to maintain discipline

Here we are in the new year, and if you're like most people, you've made resolutions to lose weight, eat better, get more exercise and generally take better care of yourself.

January 25, 2015 | By Christine Nyers Special to the Courier | Living well


LRMC nurse retires after 46 years of service

Willie Mae Jacobs, a Liberty County native and Liberty Regional Medical Center employee with nearly 50 years of nursing experience, recently celebrated her retirement with family and friends in the LRMC cafe.

January 11, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Living well


New year brings new hope for health

The holidays are meant to be a time of joy, renewal and togetherness. However, in the relations between people, there also can be less-than-positive interactions - even jealousy and anger. Sometimes, we don't take very good care of each other or ourselves.

January 11, 2015 | By Dr. Andrew Pleasant and Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


New pharmacist at Coastal Family of Pharmacies

Lisa Johnson Sommers of Richmond Hill recently joined The Coastal Family of Pharmacies and will split her time between two locations: Richmond Hill Pharmacy and Hinesville Pharmacy.

January 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Making health-care decisions for parents isn't easy

There are a few things that I always look forward to during the holiday season. Getting together with family is the first.

January 11, 2015 | By Rich DeLong Special to the Courier | Living well


Pets don't handle extra weight well

The holidays are a time of overindulgence. People often eat way too much, and frequently their pets are right there beside them.

January 11, 2015 | By Angie Denison Deseret News | Living well


Hand washing can help you stay healthy

One of the easiest, least expensive ways to stay healthy often is one of the most overlooked. Avoiding the common cold - or worse, the flu - can be as easy as washing your hands.

January 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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