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State unlikely to set up health exchange

ATLANTA (AP) - A day after Barack Obama's re-election, Gov. Nathan Deal suggested that he will not implement a Georgia health insurance exchange as part of the 2010 federal health care overhaul that ranks as the president signature legislative achievement.

November 08, 2012 | By Bill Barow Associated Press writer | Living well

Nursing programs expand in central Georgia

MACON - Education officials say Mercer University's local nursing program, which begins next fall, is part of a surge of nursing programs in central Georgia.

November 05, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well

Look out for the curveballs

Inhale. Step. Step. Exhale. Step. Step. You can do this. You've got it.

November 03, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well

Fit for life

The Liberty County Recreational Department offers an aerobics class from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Button Gwinnett Elementary School's gymnasium. It's taught by Cynthia "Rocky" Bell, who has been leading the class for a year and a half and plans to continue as long as she can. Bell said she loves helping people but is not a "health fanatic."

November 03, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well

Get your daily dose of vitamins

Many people make the mistake of believing that health can be found in the form of a pill. There are seemingly limitless selections of vitamin and mineral supplements available on store shelves these days. A trip to the drug store vitamin aisle can leave shoppers longing for assistance with selecting a simple painkiller. With such a wide selection, it is hard to know which supplements are best and which leave something to be desired.

November 03, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

School nutrition worker logs 36 years

Button Gwinnett Elementary School has a new set of faces going through the lunch line every year. But one face has been behind the lunch counter for 36 years.

November 03, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well

Health fair educates and protects

Area residents kept Richmond Hill Pharmacy staff busy Oct. 26 during its annual health fair.

November 02, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well

Mammograms: For 1 life saved, 3 women overtreated

LONDON - Breast-cancer screening for women older than 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, confirming findings in the United States and other studies.

November 01, 2012 | Maria Cheng The Associated Press | Living well

Child not allowed to step on stepparent

Q: What is the role of a stepparent in parenting teenage step-children? My 19-year-old stepson moved in with us several months ago and is disrupting our marriage. He does what he wants when he wants, and there are no consequences. How does one deal with a child that age when he refuses to follow the rules of the house?

November 01, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Time short under new law

ATLANTA - Experts say Georgia is running out of time to implement its own health-insurance marketplace.

October 31, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well

Meetings to focus on services for elderly

The Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging will conduct meetings to provide an overview of Older Americans Act programs and services, and to seek input from the public on the development of the fiscal year 2012-2015 area plan for senior-citizen services.

October 31, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Military, civilians team up to fight flu

Medical personnel from Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital partnered with colleagues from Liberty County Health Department to fight the flu last week.

October 29, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well

Neighborhood may make CPR less likely

CHICAGO (AP) - People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders on the street as those in better-off white neighborhoods, according to a study that found the reasons go beyond race.

October 27, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press writer | Living well

Coastal Georgia Komen taking grant proposals

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has announced the availability of grant funding for 2013-14 to increase breast-cancer education, screening, treatment and support services in our local community.

October 25, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Disciplinary plan hinges on parents’ strict adherence

Q: When my 3-year-old son misbehaves, I generally take things away from him and he generally responds well. One lingering problem is that he tends to react physically when he's mad at a classmate instead of talking it out and letting the teachers intervene. We have all encouraged him to use words when he's angry, but he doesn't seem to get it. Today he bit a classmate (the second time in a year this has happened) and got sent home. Once home, I fed him lunch and then confined him for the rest of the day to ...

October 25, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

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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

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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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