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Project Lifesaver now available in Liberty Co.

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes announced that he and his department recently certified six deputies, bringing the Project Lifesaver program to Liberty County.

April 02, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


Liberty Fit Club honors weight-loss winners

Liberty Fit Club members did their best to ignore Thursday's rainy, overcast weather and channel their inner beach bums to celebrate the success of county employees who recently picked up a few healthy-living habits.

April 02, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Long County launches tobacco-free campaign

The Coastal Health District and Long County Health Department have partnered with the Long County Family Connection Partnership's Youth Advisory Council to launch a campaign aimed at preventing tobacco use throughout the county.

March 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Kids need income, manners befor cell phones

A reader asks if I ever have written a column about texting while eating in restaurants.

March 30, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Women must pay attention to health

March is Women's History Month and April is National Women's Health and Safety Month, which makes this an ideal time to reflect on the improvements that have occurred in women's health care while sharing tips and suggestions that can help keep women healthy.

March 30, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Nine graduate from Drug Court program, celebrate healthy lives

As nine graduates of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court filed into the commissioners' boardroom in the Liberty County Courthouse Annex on Thursday afternoon, it was impossible to tell the difference between those who once struggled with substance-abuse problems and those who had never touched drugs in their lives.

March 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Patience pays off with discipline

The human desire for short-term gratification is satisfied by jet planes that travel coast-to-coast in four hours, fast-food outlets and all manner of new and ever-faster electronic technologies. Because people are no longer accustomed to waiting patiently, they tend to become quickly frustrated when natural processes can't be circumvented and they are forced to wait for a solution to "mature." When that happens, people are inclined to begin unwittingly engaging in self-defeating behavior.

March 23, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Mosquito season here, be careful

Was this winter cold enough for you? I can't ever remember a winter when I had to dress so warmly for such long periods of time. And if we found it cold, hopefully some of our native insects did as well. Wouldn't it be nice if some of the mosquitoes didn't make it to spring? That certainly would lessen some of our health concerns and let us enjoy the benefits of living in coastal Georgia.

March 23, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Team Liberty is aware of diabetes’ danger

Representing Team Liberty in this year's American Diabetes Association's Kiss-A-Pig Campaign, Joel Osteen took a jab to the finger for his team Wednesday and had his blood glucose levels checked at Liberty Regional Medical Center.

March 19, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


What constitutes 'verbal abuse'

It appears that a recent column of mine had an effect similar to a Rorschach inkblot: People read their own personal experiences and/or biases into it and reacted to it from that perspective.

March 16, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Don't wait to seek diagnosis, care for diabetes

According to 2011 estimates released in January by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes now affects nearly 26 million Americans of all ages with another 79 million people having what doctors call prediabetes. CDC says that prediabetes, which affects 35 percent of adults, is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Many people first become aware that they have diabetes when they develop one of its life-threatening complications such as:

March 16, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Long Co. Health Dept. funding to increase

While most governmental agencies in the area are grappling with cuts and decreased funding, the Long County Health Department recently learned their funding is scheduled to increase during the next seven years.

March 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Educators get crash course at first-ever Lewis Frasier health fair

Educators gathered at Lewis Frasier Middle School on Thursday to learn how to better their health during the first-ever Liberty County BoE Employees Health Fair.

March 12, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Army care clinic open in Richmond Hill

Army member Mario Carpanzano of Savannah held his 11-month-old son, Canio, on Wednesday while praising the Army's new Richmond Hill Medical Home.

March 10, 2011 | Tony Judnich Bryan County News | Living well


Don't fall for high school soap operas

Q: Our 15-year-old son, a high-school sophomore, was an honor student until he got to high school and took up with a group of kids who think good grades are "uncool." As a result, his grades have been in the tank all year (and most of last year). We put him on slight restriction after his first report card, but nothing changed. For the past three months, he's been on full restriction: no social life, no outside activities (unless at our church), no cell phone, television, computer (unless absolutely necessary for schoolwork) or video games. All the things he ...

March 09, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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When a little deal is a big deal, especially with kids

When people say, “It is not a big deal,” one has to believe them. The problem is, with kids, a little deal may be a big deal. For that matter, who is to say what a big or a little deal is for grown-ups?

March 18, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Living well


St. Patrick's Day revelries inspire safe driving campaigns

St. Patrick's Day is associated with many activities in the American imagination: Pinching people who don't wear green, dying the Chicago River and drinking to excess, to name a few.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Fast food restaurants drop soda pop from kids' meals

What's a kid got to do to get a Coke in this town? Well, avoid fast-food restaurants, for starters.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Want a better relationship with your children? Don't be afraid to argue

If you want a better relationship with your children, then argue.

March 16, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL | Living well


Strength training: It's a family affair

Many people shy away from strength training because of a pervasive stigma associated with it: Weight gain. All too often, we hear excuses for why people choose to avoid strength training: “I don’t want to bulk up” or “I don’t need to focus on weights.” However, strength training is an important part of anyone’s workout routine, regardless of gender, body size and fitness goals. In fact, the benefits are lifelong and can especially help as you age. Besides the fact that strength training can boost your metabolism by 15 percent, muscle is also a key component to ...

March 15, 2015 | Taylor Hoyt FamilyShare | Living well


Stop yawning. 3 reasons why you need more sleep

Life certainly dictates its own pace. As the demands of busy schedules pile up, it seems a good night's sleep is the first thing to go. The lack of adequate sleep knows no boundaries. Young people suffer from the same decline of proper sleeping habits as often as their parents. And in an effort to compensate for lost time, the loss of sleep carries its own consequences. Sleep is essential not only to getting through daily life, but also improving the quality of it. Here are 3 reasons why a good night's sleep is worth your time.

March 12, 2015 | Paige Cook FamilyShare | Living well


Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack

Pleurisy is inflammation of the membrane between your lungs and ribs, or pleura. The condition, which makes breathing both difficult and painful, often mimics the symptoms of a heart attack.

March 10, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


Don't become a victim of your own deceit

There are a lot of cheats in the world. This is not including professional rule breakers. The most common are those who cheat themselves.

March 10, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Living well


WOW Mobile Health Vehicle Offers Mammograms

BRUNSWICK – Southeast Georgia Health System's Southeast Georgia with its Wellness on Wheels mobile health vehicle will be in area counties this month.

March 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Deal releases Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee report

Gov. Nathan Deal has released the final report of recommendations from his Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee, which was created last April to identify and provide solutions for the needs of Georgia's rural hospital community.

March 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


10 things you should know about the latest Affordable Care Act court case

This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The case, King v. Burwell, focuses on whether the federal government can legally provide financial support to people enrolled in the ACA in states that haven't set up their own insurance marketplace.

March 07, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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