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Diabetics can keep their feet healthy

I like to ask my diabetic patients an open-ended question during checkups or nail-care visits: "As a diabetic, what do you do to care for your feet?"

November 18, 2012 | By Dr. Libby Putnam Columnist | Living well


Crossing the finish line

Two hours, 28 minutes and eight seconds. That's my official finish time in the Savannah Rock & Roll Half-Marathon on Nov. 3.

November 18, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Live financially well over the holidays

I love the holidays. They are often special times with family and friends. Family meals, although stressful and often expensive to put on, usually are special occasions with cherished holiday dishes.

November 18, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Little card earns up to 68% off perscriptions

Liberty Countians have a new friend at the pharmacy counter. It is a free Coast2CoastRx card that qualifies the carrier for discounts on medications at area pharmacies and other health services.

November 18, 2012 | By Tammy McCurry | Living well


Diabetes rates rocket in the South

The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.

November 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


Bone & Joint Institute opens Hinesville office

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia - which aims to provide convenient, comprehensive orthopedic services - opened its new Hinesville office Oct. 30 at 475 S. Main St., Suite A, next to West Rehab.

November 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Drastic measures necessary to cure child’s greedy obsessions

Q: My 12-year-old grandson has become obsessed with things he wants, including a cellphone (the most expensive, mind you) an iPad and expensive designer jeans.

November 14, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Pink Panther Day raises awareness for breast cancer

Members of Liberty County High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently had their second annual Pink Panther Day for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

November 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Candle ceremony to honor loved ones

Bring meaning to this year's holiday season by attending Hospice Savannah's 21st annual Tree of Light candle-lighting and memorial gathering.

November 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


State unlikely to set up health exchange

ATLANTA (AP) - A day after Barack Obama's re-election, Gov. Nathan Deal suggested that he will not implement a Georgia health insurance exchange as part of the 2010 federal health care overhaul that ranks as the president signature legislative achievement.

November 08, 2012 | By Bill Barow Associated Press writer | Living well


Nursing programs expand in central Georgia

MACON - Education officials say Mercer University's local nursing program, which begins next fall, is part of a surge of nursing programs in central Georgia.

November 05, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


Look out for the curveballs

Inhale. Step. Step. Exhale. Step. Step. You can do this. You've got it.

November 03, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Fit for life

The Liberty County Recreational Department offers an aerobics class from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Button Gwinnett Elementary School's gymnasium. It's taught by Cynthia "Rocky" Bell, who has been leading the class for a year and a half and plans to continue as long as she can. Bell said she loves helping people but is not a "health fanatic."

November 03, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Get your daily dose of vitamins

Many people make the mistake of believing that health can be found in the form of a pill. There are seemingly limitless selections of vitamin and mineral supplements available on store shelves these days. A trip to the drug store vitamin aisle can leave shoppers longing for assistance with selecting a simple painkiller. With such a wide selection, it is hard to know which supplements are best and which leave something to be desired.

November 03, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


School nutrition worker logs 36 years

Button Gwinnett Elementary School has a new set of faces going through the lunch line every year. But one face has been behind the lunch counter for 36 years.

November 03, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


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On VapoRub and the wisdom of mothers

Most of us get medical advice from doctors and other health professionals when we're sick, but what Dr. Mom says matters, too.

June 28, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Are you exhausted 24/7? One of these factors might be the culprit

Tiredness never was happiness. Do you get a decent amount of sleep every night? Can you not function without napping during the day? Are you ...

June 27, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


Will tax on sugary drinks make us healthier or just poorer?

If the beverage tastes sweet and comes in a can or a bottle, it will cost more in Philadelphia come January when a new tax ...

June 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The smoothie craze explored

It's no secret that smoothies and protein drinks are a hot topic right now and have been for quite some time; just search #smoothie ...

June 23, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


To get your kids to wash their hands, gross them out

Want your kids to wash their hands? Gross them out, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

June 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The real cost of cancer treatment

Chemotherapy, the most common treatment for cancer, has famously unpleasant side effects, including nausea, fatigue and hair loss. Less known is how much all that ...

June 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Could your child return home from summer camp with Zika?

No mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been found in the U.S. yet, but with children descending on summer camps across the country, there ...

June 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


I am strong because I have children, not despite the fact

Each time I sprint to a personal best time, max on a particular weight lift or rep, or fit into the pair of jeans that ...

June 16, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


The easy test you should do before diving into a public pool

For many families, summer means water — in pools, water parks and maybe even a hotel hot tub. But before you dive in, consider the many ...

June 15, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


10 little ways to get your life in order

Unless you are fine with feeling that your entire life is slipping out from under you, keep reading. These little tips will help you get ...

June 15, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


How moms can help solve America's obesity epidemic

Despite the billion-dollar ministrations of the weight-loss industry, American adults are still gaining weight. Thirty-five percent of men and 40 percent of women are now ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What to know before putting your child on an antidepressant

Only 1 out of 14 commonly prescribed antidepressants is effective in children and teens, and at least one is associated with an increased risk of ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 common myths about drug addiction

There are many misconceptions about drug addiction today that affect addicts and how people in society perceive them.

June 13, 2016 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Healthy eating on the go for summer

It’s summer time. Between barbecues, hanging out poolside, hikes and family trips, your healthy eating efforts may take a backseat during these fun — but ...

June 09, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


How researchers in the U.S. are trying to stop the spread of Zika through a simple, cost-effective t

PHOENIX — Amid escalating anxiety over the fast-spreading Zika virus, a team of scientists that includes Arizona researchers has developed an inexpensive test that can detect ...

June 08, 2016 | Lourdes Medrano Deseret News | Living well


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