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Stressors can dampen season

For many people, the holiday season is a time of friends, family and togetherness, but for some, holiday stressors can make this time of year anything but joyous.

December 29, 2013 | By Michelle L. Gordon Fort Stewart MEDDAC public affairs | Living well

Guardsmen get life-saving training

The Statesboro Air Evac Lifeteam crew recently held a CPR and AED class for members of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Statesboro. Base Clinical Lead Thomas Cook and flight paramedic Jeffery Fussell taught the class.

December 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Stewart starts female mentor program

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have a unique population, and with that comes a great opportunity to reach out. Female soldiers stationed at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield make up approximately 10 percent of the installation's total force. They are spread out amongst more than 150 small, unit-level organizations, which makes for a group that sometimes is hard to connect.

December 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Homeschooling mother needs boundaries

Q: I homeschool my two children, ages 7 and 9. The school day lasts from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., after which they usually do homework for an hour or two. During homework time, they constantly ask me to go over material we've already covered during school. This prevents me from getting my own work done. I find myself being interrupted frequently, and I have to admit, I've lost it on a couple of occasions. What should I do?

December 29, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Family seeks support for newborn with heart problems

A birth brings new life, hope and happiness to families. Parents yearn to take home a happy and healthy baby, but for some families, unforeseen complications hinder the joyful occasion.

December 27, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well

Diversity Clinic welcomes nurse practioner

The Diversity Health Center recently welcomed certified nurse practitioner Ashley Fowler to its staff.

December 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Online EMT class begins in January

An online course will be offered to area emergency medical technicians from mid-January to May 1 through Camden Public Safety Training.

December 15, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well

Santa helps kids burn energy bowling

Fort Stewart's Corkan Family Recreation Area hosted its first "Santa in the House" event Saturday, allowing children to sneak in some physical activity, burn energy and enjoy an afternoon of play time with Kris Kringle.

December 15, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well

Dash into holidays with healthy habits

It's not necessary to put healthy habits on hold during the holidays. One good way to stay on target with heart-healthy eating is by following the DASH diet, developed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

December 15, 2013 | By Sandra A. Durrence Winn Army Public Health | Living well

Stay in shape despite temptations

Cooler weather, family gatherings and delicious food make the holidays the best time of year, but they also can be trouble for those looking to maintain their weight-loss and fitness goals.

December 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Pomegranates are healthy, sweet holiday treat

I love pomegranates during the holiday season - not just for their brilliant color and sweet taste, but for their outstanding health benefits.

December 15, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Don't complicate potty training

Q: My 18-month-old kicks me and hits me when I try to change his diaper. He doesn't do this for his father or grandparents. Should I hold his legs down until he gives up or will this worsen things?

December 15, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

State offers quitting smoking help

The Georgia Department of Public Health is offering a free four-week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

December 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Health professional began at St. Joseph's

Shirley Frasier plans to leave her position as a Fort Stewart public-health nurse this year after providing care and services to military families for more than 33 years. She feels it is finally time to retire.

December 01, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well

Health improves for girl fighting disease

There's a ray of hope on the horizon for 9-year-old Saniyah Joseph, who has been fighting aplastic anemia, a disease that affects her bone-marrow functions, for a year.

December 01, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well

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If you want your kids to eat healthy, tell them to eat like The Avengers

There is a rising obesity epidemic among our children and it has health experts worried. Initiatives have been put in place to change school lunches ...

October 10, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well

What's the best look for your face shape?

Your eyes, lips, cheeks and eyebrows create a beautiful canvas ready for you to enhance with makeup. But to get the best look possible, you ...

October 10, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

5 misconceptions you've heard about working out while pregnant

Historically, women rested and hid their condition of being “in the family way” while they were pregnant. Doctors discouraged them from participating in too much ...

October 09, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well

10 tricks to improve memory

Whether it’s setting down something then not remembering where we put it or walking into a room and forgetting why we went there, we ...

October 09, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Living well

2 tools for understanding and overcoming emotional eating

If someone tells you they are not an emotional eater, you can assume they’re an emotional eater and a liar. We all eat emotionally ...

October 06, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck | Living well

Should you wash your face with hot or cold water?

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 ...

October 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

7 ways Zika can spread

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

October 03, 2016 | Robert Lawrence | Living well

Improve your mental health with these 6 exercises

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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