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More than 200 people attended the 13th annual Walk to Dorchester Academy earlier this month in honor of the post-Civil War struggle newly emancipated slaves endured in pursuit of education. Walkers, runners and bicyclists participated to commemorate the rich history in Liberty County while enjoying the exercise benefits of trekking the 9.2 miles between Riceboro and Dorchester Academy in Midway.

June 30, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well

Remember the original summer drink

I have been writing lately about healthy recipes, those I come across in my daily life that I find interesting enough to share. However, in the hectic hustle and bustle of life, the simplest recipe components often are overlooked.

June 30, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Nurse retires after 45 years of care

Long County nurse Jeanette Maynard recently retired from Coastal Manor Long Term Care Facility after taking care of patients for 45 years.

June 30, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well

Sharing wisdom through generations

A few weeks ago, I got to spend Father's Day with my dad and his father.

June 30, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well

Wayne Memorial in Chairman's Circle

JESUP - Because of its accomplishments in the patient-safety arena during 2012, Wayne Memorial Hospital has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association's Hospital Engagement Network's Chairman's Circle. The honor is the second-highest in network's recognition program and places the hospital in the 90th percentile or above. Only 13 other Georgia hospitals in the network finished in the Chairman's Circle.

June 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Good habits, awareness at fair

Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital collaborated with Liberty Regional Medical Center and Liberty and Long county health departments' promotion teams to host a community health exposition June 1 at the Shuman Recreation Center.

June 16, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Correspondent | Living well

Some snacks beat others at night

Nutritionists often stress the importance of avoiding food late at night, when a hearty meal or even an unhealthy snack can make it hard to get a good's night sleep. Dining late at night also may make it harder for the body to break down food, which then is likely to be stored as fat and cause unwanted weight gain.

June 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Reduce West Nile risks this summer

Summer quickly is approaching, which means that mosquito activity soon will become more widespread. Mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus, which can cause mild to serious illness. The best way to prevent WNV is to avoid mosquito bites.

June 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Puppy's hijinks inpsire action

My pup's hunting instincts have pushed my physical activity beyond the lazy comfort zone I've been sitting in for about the past month, and it's a wonderful thing.

June 16, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well

Teachers, students help health department

A teacher and students at Liberty County High School recently were recognized by Liberty County Health Department Nurse Manager Annie Washington for their initiative in aiding the health department with breast-cancer outreach in the community.

June 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Presciption discounts available from authority

American Consultants Rx President Charles Myrick recently announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project, which consists of millions of free discount-prescription cards being donated to thousands of nonprofits, hospitals, schools and churches in an effort to help the uninsured, underinsured and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

June 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well

WACH changes emergency room access

Currently, the Winn Army Community Hospital Emergency Department is accessible only from the entrance off 9th Street. New emergency signs have been posted to reflect the new entrance. The Niles Avenue entrance is closed to begin construction on the two-story, 43,637-square-foot emergency department, which is expected to be completed by fall 2014. It will built on the existing emergency-room parking lot.

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

Saturday's marrow drive may save a life

Be the Match, an organization that connects patients who have life-threatening blood cancers with potential bone-marrow donors, will host a marrow drive to build awareness from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Historical Dorchester Academy in Midway.

June 14, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Correspondent | Living well

Cancer survivor calls life 'a miracle'

Christopher Deigh attended college with hopes of a successful future and a dream to better himself, but his plans were delayed.

May 20, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Correspondent | Living well

Treadmill desks put students in action

Sixth-grade Lewis Frasier Middle School student Marcel Facey does his work as usual on a Wednesday afternoon during his fourth-period class with science teacher Jeremy Meadows.

May 19, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well

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