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Pain, disease workshop set for Long County

Long County residents on Thursday got a preview of a free chronic pain and disease workshop that will be offered starting this month.

February 14, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


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


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Are painful experiences from your past slowly killing you?

Many of us had painful experiences as a child or teen, and while it may seem obvious these experiences impact our mental health, we now ...

August 13, 2015 | Chris Adams Richards, LCSW FamilyShare | Living well


Pack plenty of water before heading outdoors to avoid dehydration

Planning on spending time outdoors? Make sure to pack plenty of water. When the mercury rises, staying hydrated is especially important. Oftentimes we become overheated ...

August 11, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


Brown bagging doesn’t have to be boring. Here are some exciting school lunch tips



When you’re buying school supplies for the upcoming school year, don’t forget to consider what you’re doing for your child’s lunch ...

August 11, 2015 | Dann Goff FamilyShare | Living well


Q&A: New book highlights health benefits of forgiveness

Twenty years ago, Azim Khamisa's son was shot and killed while delivering a pizza. It was an act of senseless violence, the kind that ...

August 10, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Cholesterol explained

Understanding cholesterol and how your body breaks down these components will help you make better decisions regarding your dietary intake of certain foods. Knowing the ...

August 09, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Cholesterol explained

Understanding cholesterol and how your body breaks down these components will help you make better decisions regarding your dietary intake of certain foods. Knowing the ...

August 09, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Dental offices provide free oral cancer tests

Howard Family Dental recently announced that its 10 locations in coastal Georgia and South Carolina, including the Hinesville office, now provide Velscope oral cancer screenings ...

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Grip strength may show diabetes, high blood pressure

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Whether you grasp it right away or not, your grip strength may indicate whether or not you have undetected diabetes and high blood ...

August 09, 2015 | By University of Florida Health | Living well


6 ways to set healthy sleep habits in kids

As a new school year approaches, parents are preparing their kids for earlier wake-up calls and readying themselves for the groans and whines that come ...

August 09, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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