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Feelings of accomplishment are twice as nice

Despite weather, holiday and head-cold related setbacks to my 10-week training plan, I successfully finished the Hilton Head Island Half-Marathon on Feb. 9.

February 26, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well

Motorcyclists ride for seriously ill woman

Area motorcyclists gathered Saturday for a "Riding for Morgan" charity run to help raise funds for a seriously ill Hinesville native, Morgan Smith Rogers. Despite overcast skies and blustery conditions, the ride brought around 50 riders and raised $1,000 to assist Rogers's family with mounting medical costs.

February 26, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Get a picture of your overall health

The owners of Farmers Natural Foods in Hinesville believe that good health starts in the blood.

February 26, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Break out the dessert shoes once in a while

In between technically difficult ankle surgeries and dermatology-heavy diabetic wound care, podiatrists spend a lot of time talking about shoes. Most people take them for granted; they're just another part of your morning routine - something you slip on as you leave the house without realizing they could seriously affect your feet.

February 26, 2013 | By Dr. Libby Putnam Special to the Courier | Living well

Harnessing potassium is key for staying strong

Science long has known that potassium is needed for muscle control.

February 21, 2013 | By Angela Shelf Medearis King Features | Living well

School board staff promotes heart health

The Liberty County School System central-office staff recently wore red for National Wear Red Day, which is part of the National Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign.

February 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Georgia Regents Medical Center is stroke center

AUGUSTA - The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations has designated Georgia Regents Medical Center as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, making it the only hospital in Georgia and one of fewer than 20 hospitals nationwide to achieve this designation.

February 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

School to introduce tread mill-desks

With shrinking education budgets, it often can be difficult to get the latest technological gadgets and equipment into the classroom. This especially is true when that technology is not widely used in schools and doesn't really conform to the traditional classroom environment, in which students most often are seated at desks for the day.

February 14, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Running is good for looks, health

When I'm running on Saturday, I won't just be running for appearance's sake - I'll be running for what's inside.

February 13, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well

Don't cut underachieving children slack

Q: Our 17-year-old is a highly spoiled underachiever. As a junior in high school, he's failing two classes and borderline in the rest. We know that his problems are largely due to our parenting style. We read your book on teens and have made some progress, but we're feeling a sense of urgency. We're ready to do some drastic things. Where do you think we should start?

February 13, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

SouthCoast physicians earn award

Fifteen physicians with SouthCoast Medical Group, which provides services in Hinesville, Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill and Rincon, have been ranked among the top physicians in the nation by Patients' Choice.

February 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Grant fights state's physician shortage

AUGUSTA - A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will help Georgia Regents University continue its efforts to diversify Georgia's health-care workforce.

February 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Coastal Endodontics opening here

Endodontics is a dental speciality that deals with treating the pain associated with tooth infection and/or injury. Since Liberty County is a rural community, certain dental specialities are not always widely available. Due to high demand at its Richmond Hill location, Coastal Endodontics, the office of Dr. Christopher S. Lea, DDS, is opening a second office in Hinesville at the end of this month.

February 13, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Armstrong now a prescription drop-off spot

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University has been selected by the Medical Association of Georgia as the Savannah area's year-round prescription-drug drop-off location.

February 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Recall prompted by unlisted nuts

ATLANTA - The Kroger Co. Atlanta Division is recalling select in-store made Bakery Mardi Gras King Cake Cinnamon because it may contain pecans not listed on the label.

February 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

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Articles by Section - Living well

Lack of sleep can cause infertility

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October 17, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well

Your child's microbiome, and why its health matters

For most people, the thought of drinking a glass of live bacteria is about as appetizing as downing a cup of lake water. But bacteria ...

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

6 simple lifestyle changes to help you lose weight

Losing weight can be a daunting task. No matter how many diets you’ve tried, for some reason you can’t seem to shed the ...

October 14, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

My favorite products for whiter teeth

Eight years of searching for a way to get perfectly white teeth will teach you a thing or two about what's best to use ...

October 10, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

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

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