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Fair promotes healthy diet, exercise

Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center hosted an aerobicthon and health fair late last month to educate the community on living a healthy lifestyle.

September 22, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Healthcare reform workshop Tuesday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will have a health-care reform workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday in the board room at the chamber offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The class will discuss the Affordable Health Care Act and its impact on businesses. Guest speakers will include Lisette Villa of Liberty Tax, DeLisa Espada of Strategic Business Solutions and David Morris of Diversity Health Center. The class is free, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Email assistant@libertycounty.org or call 368-4445.

September 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Schools help kids with allergies

One bite of a peanut-butter sandwich can cause a child with severe allergies to break out in hives, have difficulty breathing or worse. A student with dairy allergies might suffer cramps and upset stomach following a sip of milk.

September 18, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


New doctors featured at luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the new doctors of the Liberty Regional Medical Center at the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 19, at 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.

September 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Governments back fitness program

Hinesville, Liberty County, Liberty County School System and Liberty Regional Medical Center are partnering with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to encourage local residents to make physical activity a habit.

September 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


WACH covers baby basics

Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart hosted its third annual baby expo Aug. 24 in an effort to provide information and education to new and expecting parents. The event was open to the public, and more than 520 families attended.

September 08, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Game-day grub can be healty

I can always tell exactly when football season arrives. My husband will be firmly planted on the couch Saturday and Sunday, shouting expletives at the television. I know from now until the first week of February, we won't be going anywhere or doing anything over the weekends.

September 08, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Post's new Refill Pharmacy opens

The Medical Department Activity at Fort Stewart celebrated the grand opening of the newly expanded Refill Pharmacy during an Aug. 21 ceremony at the new location.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Orthopedic clinics add Saturday hours

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announced their Jesup and Waycross offices are now open Saturdays between 8 and 11am.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


County gets grant for health program

Liberty County received a $5,000 grant from ACCG, Georgia's county-advancement association. The grant was obtained through the Georgia Department of Public Health and will be used to bolster the county's employee wellness program and health-promotion efforts.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Orthopedic surgeon joins practice

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announces the addition of Dr. Christopher E. Swanson to its staff. Swanson is an orthopedic surgeon and will start seeing patients Monday.

September 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


EMS director: Cardiac calls on rise

Liberty County's rural location, an aging population and a struggling economy make first responders' jobs more challenging, Liberty Regional EMS Director Robyn Todd told Hinesville Rotary Club members during their Tuesday lunch meeting.

September 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


Army 10-Miler tests speed, endurance

About 30 runners competed in a 10-mile race Saturday at Donovan's Track to qualify for a position on the Fort Stewart team slated to represent the installation Oct. 20 at the 29th annual Army 10-miler race in Washington, D.C.

August 25, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Giving recipes a 'makeover' is easy

Last time, I talked about the wealth of recipes available online and how they don't always have your health in mind. Sometimes it seems that the easier a recipe is to prepare, the more unhealthy it is.

August 25, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Columnist | Living well


Children must see consquences to fix problem

Q: Our 9-year-old son Bobby is very intelligent and capable of doing good work in school when he wants to, but he is generally just downright lazy. As a result, he makes mediocre grades and we have to monitor his homework to make sure he does it. Even then, 30 minutes of homework takes him a couple of hours, during which time he finds every possible way of dawdling. Believe it or not, despite his lazy ways, Bobby's in the gifted program. He's about to enter fourth grade and we'd like to nip his lack of motivation ...

August 25, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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Mammogram unit to visit Ludowici

The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels mobile-health vehicle will provide screenings from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the IGA supermarket on Highway 84 in Ludowici. All mammograms require a physician's order. Insurance is accepted and financial assistance is available to patients who qualify.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Aromatherapy promoted for depression, PTSD

A crowd consisting of many veterans gathered March 27 at Farmer's Natural Foods in Hinesville for a health seminar on easing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The nearly two-hour seminar was facilitated by author Kaliana Schmidt, a natural-emotional-care advocate.

April 06, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Stewart marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Fort Stewart Warrior Restoration Center teamed up with the Fort Stewart Fire Department on March 27 for an event held at the Main Exchange.

April 06, 2014 | By Michelle L. Gordon MEDDAC public affairs officer | Living well


Italian trip focuses on dietary choices

I recently was fortunate to be among a group of 24 nutrition and public-health students from Georgia Southern and Armstrong Atlantic State universities who spent a week exploring Verona, Italy, and the Tuscan countryside by day and learning how to prepare Italian dishes by night. It was an especially memorable spring break.

April 06, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Living well


Service dogs help soldiers with PTSD

It's often been said that dogs are man's best friend, and the members of Woof P.A.C.T. (Partners Are Created Together) want to ensure soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are never without faithful companions.

April 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Living well


YMCA of Coastal Georgia raises $650,000

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia held its 159th annual meeting March 25 at the Armstrong Center on Abercorn Street in Savannah.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Healthy snacks can keep you trim, cool

Healthy snacks often can be difficult to find or make in a pinch, especially when you are starving and a satisfying nibble is nowhere in sight. It is far too easy to reach for junk food when nutritious options aren't accessible.

April 06, 2014 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Leukemia fighters name candidates for honors

Jessica Neeley of Richmond Hill has been selected as a candidate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Man and Woman of the Year campaign. Neeley joins other community leaders to see who can raise the most money for the organization in a 10-week time period, which started March 27. Money raised during the campaign will advance LLS's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Public Health Week is coming up

To commemorate National Public Health week on April 7-13, the Coastal Health District has given each day of the week a theme in an effort to send the public several health-related messages.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Obamacare deadline passes

The first open enrollment for health-insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act ended Monday. State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, held two enrollment sessions in Hinesville and Midway on Saturday to register uninsured residents before the deadline.

April 04, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Chamber hears of tele-medicine project

Stroke is a "brain attack," and the fourth-leading cause of death. About 795,000 strokes occur each year. One occurs every 40 seconds, taking a life about every four minutes. Two million brain cells die every minute during stroke. Women are twice more likely to die from stroke than from breast cancer annually.

March 31, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Living well


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