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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


Pets enhance quality of life

It's been more than three weeks since my athletic activities grinded to a halt due to my sprained ankle - but I'm happy to report an adorable new distraction.

May 19, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Don't just treat symptoms, prevent heart disease

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in this country for men and women, according to Center of Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System. About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, which means one in four deaths are because of heart disease. The CDC says on its website that early action is key to preventing death from heart disease, but do people know what action to take?

May 19, 2013 | By Samantha Koss Columnist | Living well


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Don't freak out, but you might have diabetes and not know it

Her symptoms hit hard and fast. More than anything else, my girlfriend was thirsty all the time, dropping weight and went to the bathroom frequently.

February 04, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


10 simple ways to exercise with a baby

Adding a new member to the family can require some adjustments in your schedule. Here are 10 simple ways you can keep exercise in your ...

February 04, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How you can become part of a clinical study

When clinical trials make the news, it's usually because of a breakthrough in a medical treatment, or the promise of one, as in Zika ...

February 04, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 destructive things you should never do when you’re menstruating

That "time of the month" is already tough. There's no need to make it harder on yourself. When you're on your period, taking ...

February 04, 2017 | Hannah Chudleigh FamilyShare | Living well


20 tips for exercising in every season

No matter the season, you can squeeze in a productive workout. Here are 20 tips for exercising in every weather condition:

February 03, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How to deal with well-intentioned compliments

"Well you look well-nourished!" said an older man whom I hadn't met before as I entered the group room to begin teaching a nutrition ...

February 01, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Glaucoma: The silent thief of sight

The buzzer goes off and the referee blows his whistle, signaling the start to a high school basketball game.

February 01, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


12 weird things you didn't know helped you burn calories

Working out isn’t the only thing that burns calories.

January 31, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


8 essential health and fitness tips for busy moms

Moms are always super busy. Whether it’s carpooling, laundry, work, or driving the kids to the soccer game, the list of things to do ...

January 31, 2017 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Exercise is medicine — but how much of a dose do we need?

For 10 years, the American College of Sports Medicine has been trying to convince a sedentary public that exercise is medicine, as good for what ...

January 31, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Flu is breaking out; surprising studies reveal the cause and how you can protect your child

Watching for the first dip in temperature could protect your family from the annual influx of illness. Here’s what you need to know:

January 29, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


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