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Hospital association agrees to tax plan

ATLANTA - Georgia Hospital Association officials say the industry has agreed on a plan that calls for extending and tweaking an expiring hospital tax scheme that provides a key chunk of state health-care spending.

January 13, 2013 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Flu hits early and, in some places,hard

NEW YORK - From the Rocky Mountains to New England, hospitals are swamped with people with flu symptoms. Some medical centers are turning away visitors or making them wear face masks, and one Pennsylvania hospital set up a tent outside its ER to deal with the feverish patients.

January 11, 2013 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Speaker: Health-care a session priority

ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston is turning up the heat as state lawmakers consider whether to extend a high-profile hospital industry tax that generates more than $600 million for state health care spending.

January 11, 2013 | Associated Press | Living well


LCCA Health Squad goes on the road

The Health Squad, comprised of associates in the Liberty College & Career Academy Healthcare Science Program, recently made presentations to elementary-school students.

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


Surprise: New insurance fee in health care overhaul

WASHINGTON - Your medical plan is facing an unexpected expense, so you probably are, too. It's a new, $63-per-head fee to cushion the cost of covering people with pre-existing conditions under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

December 23, 2012 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press writer | Living well


Put priorities in perspective to avoid temptation

A few weeks ago, I committed to two spring races, and boy, is it a good thing I did.

December 23, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Shoes can help defend against pain, complications

When a patient elects to surgically correct a bunion deformity, both the physician and patient invest so much time and energy. In addition to performing the bunion correction, the physician analyzes angular deformity and chooses from different surgical-procedure options to fit the patient and the patient's expectations. Moreover, the patient makes a commitment to rest the operated-on extremity and wear protective devices religiously for several weeks. Sometimes, this even requires the patient taking time off from work.

December 23, 2012 | By Dr. Christin Runkel Special to the Courier | Living well


Financial health important at holidays

The holidays can be an expensive time of year. Shoppers often overspend and rack up a considerable amount of debt by using credit cards or taking out payday-type loans.

December 23, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Don't let temptation tower over holidays

For many people, thoughts of the holiday season bring to mind food - and lots of it.

December 23, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


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


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The reason parents should set bedtimes and stick to them

An early bedtime for young children does more than preserve parents' sanity. It can lead to better health for your children, even when they're ...

September 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This is your brain on a foreign language

Loading your brain with a foreign language or two appears to make you a better thinker, giving parents another reason to study French or Spanish ...

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


7 beauty hacks for flawless makeup

We can all agree that makeup is not an easy thing to master. No one person can compare to the hired team of makeup professionals ...

September 15, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


7 foods you should always eat during your period to make it way better

It’s beautiful that the female body has the ability to create life. Or at least that’s what we ladies repeat over and over ...

September 15, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The kitchen is deadliest place in the house (unless you abide by these 8 rules)

Knives everywhere, heavy cookware, raw foods, old bacteria...the list of reasons why the kitchen can be harmful goes on and on.

September 15, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


14 changes that happen to your body in your 20s that no one talks about

Everyone knows that when you get older your body changes, but less known facts are the small but significant changes a woman in her 20s ...

September 15, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Is sugar the most delicious evil on the planet?

Sugar seems to be the most delicious evil on the planet.

September 14, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


The most important school supply that's not on your child's list

It started with an itch. It ended with a long soak in some nasty smelling shampoo.

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


A trampoline is something worth investing in

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a warm summer night in 1987, and my nearly 5-year-old self was sitting on the back ...

September 12, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Seven ingredients for a better lifestyle

The human body is a remarkable piece of equipment. It can stand a great deal of abuse, but not indefinitely. Like all machinery, it will ...

September 11, 2016 | Natalia Moore FamilyShare | Living well


Are you showering all wrong?

While not showering would be the worst mistake of all, here are six ways to have a better (and cleaner) shower:

September 11, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


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