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Pembroke offering medicine discount plan

Pembroke residents could soon get a break on prescription drug costs under a new city program that will provide free discount cards.

August 12, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Living well


Bullying incident may be isolated

Q: My nearly 8-year-old son made fun of our next-door neighbor's biracial daughter's skin color. The minute he realized how wrong he was, he became very upset and tried to go back and apologize but the girl had locked herself in her room and wouldn't even talk to her mother. My son then wrote her a very moving apology. I feel his remorse but am baffled as to how to discipline this. He has said he wants to be grounded until school starts but that is hard to implement with so many activities. The ironic thing is ...

August 11, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Immunizations important for kids and adults

I am always amazed at how many parents wait until after school has started before they bring their children into the health department or doctors' offices for vaccine updates. This places children at a disadvantage and adds extra confusion to a time when they already are uncertain and bewildered. Kids have a tough enough time finding their classrooms and figuring out who their teachers are. And then there is the class time and information they miss while they're out getting their immunizations.

August 11, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Radio personality physician to highlight conference

SAVANNAH - With the start of a new school year, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is preparing for the fourth annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies Conference. The conference will be Monday-Friday, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, at Savannah's Hyatt Regency hotel. This year's event will focus on charting the course through prevention, treatment and recovery.

August 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Coastal Manor executive in leader class

Elise Stafford, director of Coastal Manor long-term skilled nursing facility in Ludowici, recently was accepted into the Georgia Hospital's Association Leadership Class of 2010-11.

August 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Gulf seafood labeled safe; fishermen not sure

VENICE, La. - Seafood from some parts of the oil-fouled Gulf of Mexico has been declared safe to eat by the government, based in part on human smell tests. But even some Gulf fishermen are questioning whether the fish and shrimp are OK to feed to their own families.

August 04, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Living well


Low-carb diet trumps low-fat on good cholesterol

NEW YORK - Over the long term, a low-carbohydrate diet works just as well as a low-fat diet at taking off the pounds - and it might be better for your heart, new research suggests.

August 04, 2010 | By Stephanie Nano Associated Press writer | Living well


School physicals offered to military children

Children 4 years and older entering Georgia schools for the first time or who have been out of the school system for a year must have health screenings.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


New program helps smokers kick the habit

Uninsured adult smokers who want to kick the habit can now turn to the Liberty County Health Department for help.

July 28, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


WIC to have picnic

The Coastal Health District will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with a picnic for WIC participants from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Liberty County Health Department's WIC clinic in Hinesville. The clinic is at 1183 W. Bultman Ave.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Go nuts with your diet

Want some nutrition in a nutshell? Dietary experts say adding pecans to a balanced diet is beneficial.

July 28, 2010 | By Jean Wise Associated Press writer | Living well


Some insurers stop writing coverage for kids

WASHINGTON - Some major health insurance companies will no longer issue certain types of policies for children, an unintended consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law, state officials said Friday.

July 28, 2010 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press writer | Living well


Dialysis center opens in Hinesville

DaVita Inc., a provider of kidney care services for patients with chronic kidney disease, hosted an open house last month at Hinesville's new DaVita center, Magnolia Oaks Dialysis. During the event, dialysis care specialists met with members of the community, answered questions and distributed educational materials about kidney care and disease prevention.

July 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


County wellness forum focuses on asthma

County employees gathered Tuesday for a lunch-and-learn program, at which Dr. John Cortina spoke.

July 21, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well


State hospital expects more academic staff

AUGUSTA - East Central Georgia Regional Hospital will see an infusion of academic staff in the coming months through its partnership with the Medical College of Georgia. A new forensic psychiatry fellow will join hospital staff this month under the direction of Dr. Carmen Nichita, forensic psychiatrist at MCG. Nichita will lead the forensic services at ECGRH. The hospital is also looking to fill 48 health service technician and 18 registered nurse positions as well as an academic nursing executive vacancy.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Are painful experiences from your past slowly killing you?

Many of us had painful experiences as a child or teen, and while it may seem obvious these experiences impact our mental health, we now ...

August 13, 2015 | Chris Adams Richards, LCSW FamilyShare | Living well


Pack plenty of water before heading outdoors to avoid dehydration

Planning on spending time outdoors? Make sure to pack plenty of water. When the mercury rises, staying hydrated is especially important. Oftentimes we become overheated ...

August 11, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


Brown bagging doesn’t have to be boring. Here are some exciting school lunch tips



When you’re buying school supplies for the upcoming school year, don’t forget to consider what you’re doing for your child’s lunch ...

August 11, 2015 | Dann Goff FamilyShare | Living well


Q&A: New book highlights health benefits of forgiveness

Twenty years ago, Azim Khamisa's son was shot and killed while delivering a pizza. It was an act of senseless violence, the kind that ...

August 10, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Cholesterol explained

Understanding cholesterol and how your body breaks down these components will help you make better decisions regarding your dietary intake of certain foods. Knowing the ...

August 09, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Cholesterol explained

Understanding cholesterol and how your body breaks down these components will help you make better decisions regarding your dietary intake of certain foods. Knowing the ...

August 09, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Dental offices provide free oral cancer tests

Howard Family Dental recently announced that its 10 locations in coastal Georgia and South Carolina, including the Hinesville office, now provide Velscope oral cancer screenings ...

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Grip strength may show diabetes, high blood pressure

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Whether you grasp it right away or not, your grip strength may indicate whether or not you have undetected diabetes and high blood ...

August 09, 2015 | By University of Florida Health | Living well


6 ways to set healthy sleep habits in kids

As a new school year approaches, parents are preparing their kids for earlier wake-up calls and readying themselves for the groans and whines that come ...

August 09, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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