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Benefits recipients can check notices online

ATLANTA - Checking the status of family benefits is becoming more convenient in Georgia. Families receiving food stamps, Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families now can view notices online regarding their benefits by logging in to a "My COMPASS" account. The online service is designed to increase the level of access families have to the status of their benefits and keep them informed of any information necessary to renew their benefits.

January 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Stay safe, healthy in winter

Frigid temperatures topped news reports the first part of the week as snowstorms blew across the country. Severe winter weather has the potential to affect many people, even in the Southeastern Georgia. According to a news release from Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges, a storm in January 2011 delivered a thick layer of snow and ice that shut down transportation in parts of Georgia for five days, affecting 70 percent of the state.

January 12, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Female to Female kicks off on Stewart

As opportunities for female soldiers emerge in the Army, the need for a standardized mentor program is greater than ever. To address this need, the 3rd Infantry Division hosted its inaugural Female to Female mentor program kick-off Friday morning at the Main Post Chapel.

January 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospitals welcome first babies to 2014

Staff Sgt. Kimby Hilton and her husband Sgt. 1st Class Michael Hilton welcomed their first baby, a girl, on Jan. 2 at Winn Army Community Hospital. Baby Hilton was the first WACH baby of 2014. No babies were born at the hospital on New Year's Day.

January 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Jesup hospital keeping busy

Georgia-based Davis Creations is hosting a fundraiser for the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 15-16 in the hospital lobby. All goods, including costume jewelry and scarves, will cost just $6.

January 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Celebrity training working with gyms

Curves of Hinesville recently announced it is offering Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels. The cutting-edge total-body workouts pair the Curves circuit strength-training machines with functional body-weight-based exercises that Michaels said will ramp up metabolism and transform physiques.

January 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Kroger customers help 'Can Hunger'

ATLANTA - Local Kroger customers contributed more than $43,100 in just six weeks to Kroger's 2013 Can Hunger Campaign to benefit America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

January 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Don't bother reasoning with children

Q: What suggestions do you have for disciplining a 7-year-old girl who argues with every single thing her parents say? We don't try to reason with her and we frequently say, "Because I said so," but she seems absolutely incapable of simply doing what we tell her to do. This is driving us to the brink of insanity! Thank you for any suggestions.

January 10, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Post's behavioral health clinic moves

Due to a ruptured pipe and flooding, the staff of Marne Behavioral Health, 206 Harmon Ave., on Fort Stewart, has temporarily moved to the second floor of the new Liberty Wing at Winn Army Community Hospital.

January 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Sexual assualt response team seeks volunteers

The Rape Crisis Center recently announced it has scheduled a sexual-assault nurse-examiner training session March 22-25 in Savannah. It is provided by the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault in conjunction with the Georgia Nurses Association.

December 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Patient-education advocate joines pharmacy

RICHMOND HILL - Richmond Hill Pharmacy recently added Valdosta native Lauren Howell to its pharmacy team.

December 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Prepare to celebrate the season

The holidays can be a joyful time for families, but within an instant, the celebration can be cut short by disasters like residential fires.

December 29, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Celebrate with healthier treats

Hi, my name is Emily and I am a Christmas-aholic! I love Christmas and the whole holiday season; it is far and away my favorite time of year.

December 29, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Stressors can dampen season

For many people, the holiday season is a time of friends, family and togetherness, but for some, holiday stressors can make this time of year anything but joyous.

December 29, 2013 | By Michelle L. Gordon Fort Stewart MEDDAC public affairs | Living well


Guardsmen get life-saving training

The Statesboro Air Evac Lifeteam crew recently held a CPR and AED class for members of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Statesboro. Base Clinical Lead Thomas Cook and flight paramedic Jeffery Fussell taught the class.

December 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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