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Pollen counts surging across state

ATLANTA - Experts say warm weather has ushered in high pollen levels in Georgia, and the peak season hasn't even arrived yet.

February 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Healthy living learned at lunch

Instead of swinging through McDonald's drive-through at lunchtime, Liberty County is encouraging its employees to grab a healthy bite to eat and play Kinect for Xbox 360 with co-workers.

February 24, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Study: eating more fiber could extend your life

CHICAGO - Eat more fiber and you just may live longer.

February 23, 2011 | By Carla K. Johnson Associated Press writer | Living well


Standing up to violent children is heroic

One of the more heartbreaking consequences of the "psychological" parenting philosophy and style that American parents began adopting in the late 1960s is the epidemic of children of all ages who assault or threaten to assault their parents when they don't get their way.

February 23, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Red Cross worried about blood supply

Severe winter weather throughout much of the eastern half of the United States in recent weeks has caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross, more than 3,000 of which were in Georgia.

February 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


City council hears health dept. update

Liberty County Health Department Administrator Deidre Howell updated the Hinesville City Council on the department's accomplishments for the past year and upcoming challenges.

February 22, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Whooping cough on the rise

Whooping cough - a disease thought by many to have been eradicated - is on the rise.

February 18, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Toddlers don't always need nap time

Q: Over the holidays, our 28-month-old daughter stopped napping. A couple of days we were so busy with Christmas that a nap simply was not possible. Now, we put her in her crib for her to nap, and she spends about one and a half to two hours in there, wide awake, playing and talking to herself, and then we take her out. I know we cannot force her to sleep, but is there some way we can get her to want to sleep and take a nap again?

February 16, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Strokes rising fast for young, middle-aged

LOS ANGELES - Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older people, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to shift the age burden of the disease.

February 16, 2011 | By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press writer | Living well


Never too young for good dental hygiene

The slogan for this year's National Children's Dental Health Month, which is every February, is "A healthy smile? It's easy to find! Remember to brush and floss each day."

February 16, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Health dept. breaks ground on WIC clinic

A muddy expanse of dirt and the remains of a dilapidated mobile building marked the spot Thursday where a new WIC clinic will be built on Fort Stewart. A row of gold shovels, each tied with a blue and white bow, stood waiting for Coastal Health District, military and business leaders to grasp for a ceremonial groundbreaking.

February 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Health department helps seniors see red

The Liberty County Health Department staffers visited the senior center in Hinesville on Feb. 4 and organized activities and exercises to celebrate National Wear Red Day, which is part of the American Heart Association's campaign to increase awareness about heart disease in women.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Best things: Follow up on resolutions

More than a month has passed since New Year's Day. How are you doing on those resolutions? Deidre Howell, administrator for the Liberty County Health Department, said personal resolutions revolve most often around health and fitness. Coincidentally, those pledges can be the toughest to keep. Because Howell's mission is to help local residents stay healthy through the We Can! initiative, she recently shared a few tips designed to keep resolution-makers on the right track all year round:

February 10, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall | Living well


Spying on 'family circuses' is entertaining

I must, in the interest of full disclosure, begin this column with a confession: I am a voyeur; more specifically, a parenting voyeur. In the words of Chauncey Gardner, I like to watch; more specifically, I like to watch people interact with their kids. I do my voyeur thing in restaurants, stores, shopping centers, parking lots and so on. I try to do it without staring, of course. The trick is to be casual about it, to go unnoticed.

February 09, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Good habits set stage for health heart

The advancements being made today in cardiovascular research are unbelievable. Scientists, focusing on the prevention, detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and related conditions, have discovered a range of factors that contribute to the diseases or that may soon offer cures for conditions once believed to be fatal or irreversible.

February 09, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


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Rise in heroin use emerges as 2016 presidential campaign issue

Along with plans for economic growth and jabs at competitors, candidates in the 2016 presidential election are also talking about America's drug policy and the troubling rise in heroin addiction since the mid-1990s, confronting a crisis that is at once personal and political.

June 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


8 signs of breast cancer women need to observe

Thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. For women, only lung cancer has a higher death rate than breast cancer. While this type of cancer can be deadly, there are warning signs that can help you catch it early.

June 16, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


The summer threat to young people's health many parents forget

In the summer months, parents act as sunscreen monitors, helping their kids have fun without suffering from dangerous burns.

June 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


7 tips for recovering from a traumatic event

Many people agree that traumatic events are turning points in their lives. These events often happen at the most unexpected times, and can be difficult to overcome. If you have experienced a traumatic event in the past, it is important to follow a few tips to help you maximize your recovery efforts and reclaim your life.

June 15, 2015 | Coral Link FamilyShare | Living well


Emergency workers complete rescue training

A Georgia Emergency Management Agency Search and Rescue Course was conducted April 25-26 at the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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