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Free mobile clinic to be in Ludowici

BRUNSWICK - The Southeast Georgia Health System's Wellness on Wheels mobile health vehicle will provide screenings during April. Wellness on Wheels provides low-cost and free health screenings, first aid and preventative education to the community at health departments, industries and businesses, health fairs, churches and community events. Services available on the WOW include bone density, blood pressure and blood sugar checks, lab draws, flu shots, health education and more. Additional screenings provided are digital mammograms. All mammograms require a physician's order. Insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.

April 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Komen gives $345,000 to area programs

Women in rural areas who may not have access to breast health care can look forward to taking advantage of programs within their communities thanks to several grants awarded Wednesday through the Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

April 01, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Living well


Hinesville on healthy track

Warm weather and sunshine accompanied the opening of the Spring Farmer's Market at Bradwell Park on March 7, which also was Healthy Hinesville Day.

March 24, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Side-dish alternatives for Easter

When I was growing up, potato dishes were always an Easter-dinner staple in our home. Baked, mashed, fried, au gratin or in a casserole - they were always present in some form on the Easter buffet. However, mashed potatoes were always the most popular complement to our Easter ham.

March 24, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Women, teens get day of advice

To coincide with International Women's Day, Winn Army Community Hospital's Department of Preventative Medicine held a women's and teens Lunch and Learn health event March 8 at the Fort Stewart Youth Center. On a day set aside to celebrate women, the event offered women and girls the opportunity to educate themselves on important health topics and learn about self-defense and meditation.

March 24, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Old hobbies can make activity fun

When I was a young girl, sports trends seemed to be a guiding post for my athletic interests.

March 24, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well


Annual food drive wraps up this weekend

Curves International's 15th annual food drive, "Feed the Need," which challenges Curves' club members in the United States and Canada to meet a goal of 100,000 donations, ends Saturday. Each club, including Curves in Hinesville and Richmond Hill, is accepting donations of non-perishable food or cash to support local food banks. In addition, Curves will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to a local food bank during the drive.

March 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


LCHS students certified in first aid

Students in Dr. Jana Shields' health, safety and nutrition class at Liberty County High School recently were certified in first aid and CPR. Fourteen students participated in a daylong training session with firefighter Casey Hale.

March 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Komen affiliate honors Hinesville woman

"Imagine life without breast cancer" is the motto of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those battling breast cancer and working to raise funds for research to cure the disease. Thanks to the Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Hinesville resident and certified nursing assistant Theresa Gilchrist can imagine life without breast cancer.

March 10, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Winn challenges community to get healthy

Winn Army Community Hospital's Departments of Preventive Medicine is challenging the Fort Stewart and Hunter communities to a six-week challenge designed to get them eating healthier, exercising more and limiting time in front of the television or computer.

March 10, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Break gives chance to try new exercise

I've learned during the past year that running several times a week is great for the heart and the muscle tone in my legs, but it doesn't address all parts of my body.

March 10, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


LRMC earns network's safety label

ATLANTA - Liberty Regional Medical has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association's Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle, which recognizes hospitals' improvements in patient care throughout 2012.

March 10, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Not all pizzas are created equal

It's hard to resist on game day or a busy night - the temptation to pick up the phone and request that a fresh, piping-hot pizza be delivered straight to your door. Who doesn't want to skip cooking and dishwashing? However, all of this ease and convenience is costing us big in calories, fat and sodium.

March 10, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Cancer study soliciting subjects

SAVANNAH - Residents of the Savannah area can participate in a cancer study.

February 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Coastal Health District names new director

Diane Z. Weems, M.D., has been named district health director of the Coastal Health District.

February 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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The Olympic moms who show you do have time to exercise

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August 13, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Should women ever run alone?

Within hours of setting out for a run, two young women were murdered in recent weeks. Their deaths remind runners that, regardless of how fit ...

August 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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August 11, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Arianne Brown: Winning isn't everything, except when you're always losing

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August 11, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


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In the 1960s, a Japanese watchmaker created a pedometer he called the "10,000 step meter" and told users they should take that many steps ...

August 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


15 incredibly easy tips to make you INSTANTLY more attractive

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August 10, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


How Zika gets into a baby's brain

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August 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The disease active families are more likely to get than Zika

Country singer Kris Kristofferson is one of 30,000 people who will be diagnosed with Lyme disease this year. He may be the only person ...

August 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


8 cancer symptoms you CANNOT ignore

Although some people recover gracefully, cancer has likely taken away at least one of your family members within the past five years. This is not ...

August 08, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


How extreme heat can kill you

With a heat dome hovering over much of the country, paramedics are treating heat stroke and other illnesses brought on by extreme temperatures. The victims ...

August 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Ingredient in skin creams poses danger to children, pregnant women

Mercury poisoning is a risk for anyone who eats a lot of seafood; it's also a risk if anyone in your household uses a ...

August 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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