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YMCA class has devoted following

The plethora of fitness options available these days can make it tough for exercise enthusiasts to choose a routine and stick to it. Those seeking a less traditional method for burning calories may steer clear of the treadmill or the elliptical machine in favor of a group activity or class such as yoga, pilates or even Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program.

December 09, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Conference on spiritual health, wellness

Abundant Life Worship Center on Memorial Drive in Hinesville had its annual Health and Wealth Conference on Nov. 15-16. The conference, now in its seventh year, is just one of the many educational programs the Pentecostal church offers as a regular part of its ministry and community outreach.

December 09, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Get organized to have holiday fun with familly

For most, the holidays are a joyous time of year spent with family and friends, giving and receiving gifts, attending holiday get-togethers and enjoying great holiday meals. But with so much to get done, it's easy to see why this ends up being a stressful time. Get ready to breeze through this holiday season, get a jump on the month and stay a few steps ahead of the game with these handy tips:

December 09, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


County workers earn rewards with health choices

Liberty County encourages its government employees to make healthy lifestyle choices and rewards them for doing so. The county's grant-funded L.I.V.E. Well program combines healthy eating, exercise and education while stressing the importance of volunteering and regular health screenings. Employees who participate rack up "points" they can exchange for prizes.

December 09, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Training over holidays can be struggle

It's taken a lot of goading to get me out of bed during the past couple weeks.

December 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well


Boy illness-free after stem-cell treatment

Hinesville kindergartener R.J. Freeman, 6, loves to play outside with his sister Mary, 3.

December 07, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well


Nine exposed to rabid cat in Chatham Co.

SAVANNAH - Authorities in Chatham County say a rabid cat has bitten or scratched 9 people and two dogs.

December 07, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


Flu being reported in Georgia already

ATLANTA - Georgia health officials say they've seen significant increases in flu activity statewide and are encouraging people to get a flu shot.

December 05, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


Flu season starts early, could be bad

NEW YORK (AP) - Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade - and it could be a bad one.

December 04, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Deal: Ga. won’t create health-care exchanges

ATLANTA - Georgia will not create the health-insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul and will leave that to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said.

November 25, 2012 | Ray Henry The Associated Press | Living well


Ease up on liquid calories this holiday

NEW YORK - Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.

November 22, 2012 | Mike Stobbe The Associated Press | Living well


Governor: State won’t set up health insurance exchange

ATLANTA - Georgia will not create the health insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will leave that task to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday.

November 19, 2012 | Ray Henry The Associated Press | Living well


Businesses use anti-smoking laws to clear air

We are all breathing easier these days thanks to state, county and city laws enacted to protect the public from secondhand smoke.

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


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


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June 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Turtles, frogs and other pets your family probably shouldn't own

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June 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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