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Winn expo for new, expectant mothers

Winn Army Community Hospital will host its third annual Baby Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at the hospital.

August 23, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Healthy lifestyles aim of program

Local leaders are encouraging citizens to literally begin taking steps toward good health by participating in the Cooperative Extension's upcoming Walk Georgia program.

August 21, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


Bryant Commons encourages healthy lifestyles

Bryant Commons' open park day Saturday served to highlight the abundance of outdoor opportunities on the 150-acre property. Families enjoyed an afternoon of food, leisure activities, a bounce house, kite flying and Frisbee throwing.

August 11, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Easy, healthy meals for busy families

The start of a new school year often means returning to a hectic family schedule that involves shuttling kids to and from school and other activities, clubs and sports.

August 11, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Rape Crisis Center closes Hinesville office

The Savannah Rape Crisis Center provides support and information to victims of rape and child sexual abuse and their families. The center also offers community education and sexual-assault-prevention programs for all ages. These services were available to Liberty residents through a satellite office in Hinesville.

August 11, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


MEDDAC honors teens for volunteer work

The Fort Stewart Medical Department Activity held a ceremony July 31 to thank and honor teens who volunteered throughout the organization during the summer months.

August 11, 2013 | By Michelle L. Gordon Winn Army Community Hospital PAO | Living well


Aug. 11-17 is Health Center Week

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas Jr., has proclaimed Aug. 11-17 as Health Center Week in Hinesville.

August 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


TRICARE expands autism care

FORT SAM HOUSTON - The Department of Defense is not making changes for active-duty family members seeking autism services. However, an expansion of services through the Applied Behavior Analysis Pilot Program will allow retirees and their families to receive autism-service demonstration benefits.

August 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Wet weather has risks

Southeast Georgia has experienced a lot of rain during the past several weeks, which could cause an increase in public-health-related issues, such as mosquito breeding and septic-system failure. Coastal Health District officials recommend that residents take precautions to minimize potential problems.

August 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Parents had it right in 1950s

Sometimes, the so-called "good old days" really were better. For example, if the data is correct, then the state of parenting in America has been in slow but steady decline since the 1960s. Child mental health and school achievement were much better back then, when the go-to parenting experts were grandparents.

August 11, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Skidaway

The 21st Annual American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes fundraising campaign is in full swing, and a number of activities have been planned leading up to the main Step Out 5K walk and run, including a kick-off celebration and an outdoor kayaking race.

August 03, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Summer fun can worsen asthma

ATLANTA - It's time for summer fun, but unfortunately for those who suffer from asthma, some favorite seasonal outdoor activities often can lead to asthma attacks.

July 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Get child from camp or don't, it's OK

Q: My 10-year-old son is having a miserable experience at the two-week camp we sent him to. He says he hates it there, that the other kids don't like him, and the counselor he was assigned to is mean. All this after just two days. He wants to come home. My instinct is to go get him, but my best friend says he's manipulating me. What should we do?

July 31, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Indulge in refreshingly cool treats

The heat is on, and so is the search for refreshing ice-cold treats to enjoy on sweltering summer days. As great as it would be to eat ice cream whenever the temperature rises, the fat and calories do not make it the healthiest seasonal snacks.

July 31, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


West Rehab therapists earn certification

West Rehab & Sports Medicine, a provider of physical therapy, sports medicine and wellness services in Southeast Georgia, recently announce physical therapists Erin Cantrell, Jen Emberton and Mike Parsons earned advanced-practice certification as orthopedic clinical specialists.

July 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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On VapoRub and the wisdom of mothers

Most of us get medical advice from doctors and other health professionals when we're sick, but what Dr. Mom says matters, too.

June 28, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Are you exhausted 24/7? One of these factors might be the culprit

Tiredness never was happiness. Do you get a decent amount of sleep every night? Can you not function without napping during the day? Are you ...

June 27, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


Will tax on sugary drinks make us healthier or just poorer?

If the beverage tastes sweet and comes in a can or a bottle, it will cost more in Philadelphia come January when a new tax ...

June 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The smoothie craze explored

It's no secret that smoothies and protein drinks are a hot topic right now and have been for quite some time; just search #smoothie ...

June 23, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


To get your kids to wash their hands, gross them out

Want your kids to wash their hands? Gross them out, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

June 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The real cost of cancer treatment

Chemotherapy, the most common treatment for cancer, has famously unpleasant side effects, including nausea, fatigue and hair loss. Less known is how much all that ...

June 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Could your child return home from summer camp with Zika?

No mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been found in the U.S. yet, but with children descending on summer camps across the country, there ...

June 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


I am strong because I have children, not despite the fact

Each time I sprint to a personal best time, max on a particular weight lift or rep, or fit into the pair of jeans that ...

June 16, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


The easy test you should do before diving into a public pool

For many families, summer means water — in pools, water parks and maybe even a hotel hot tub. But before you dive in, consider the many ...

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


10 little ways to get your life in order

Unless you are fine with feeling that your entire life is slipping out from under you, keep reading. These little tips will help you get ...

June 15, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


How moms can help solve America's obesity epidemic

Despite the billion-dollar ministrations of the weight-loss industry, American adults are still gaining weight. Thirty-five percent of men and 40 percent of women are now ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What to know before putting your child on an antidepressant

Only 1 out of 14 commonly prescribed antidepressants is effective in children and teens, and at least one is associated with an increased risk of ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 common myths about drug addiction

There are many misconceptions about drug addiction today that affect addicts and how people in society perceive them.

June 13, 2016 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Healthy eating on the go for summer

It’s summer time. Between barbecues, hanging out poolside, hikes and family trips, your healthy eating efforts may take a backseat during these fun — but ...

June 09, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


How researchers in the U.S. are trying to stop the spread of Zika through a simple, cost-effective t

PHOENIX — Amid escalating anxiety over the fast-spreading Zika virus, a team of scientists that includes Arizona researchers has developed an inexpensive test that can detect ...

June 08, 2016 | Lourdes Medrano Deseret News | Living well


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