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Breastfeeding has many benefits, just a few risks

It is amazing how many myths there are about breastfeeding. I can understand how some women get confused, especially when they get so many different stories - from what you can't do to what terrible things breastfeeding will do to your body.

August 23, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Heat is on across state

DECATUR - It was 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday and Rafael Gonzalez had already worked up a sweat, wrestling to start a weed trimmer alongside a busy highway just east of Atlanta.

August 23, 2007 | By Doug Gross Associated Press Writer | Living well


Red Cross offering drawing in conjunction with donations

Special to the Courier

August 23, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


West Nile virus confirmed in state

The Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Public Health confirmed the first two cases of West Nile Virus this year in the state.

August 21, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Give a car, help a kidney patient at Hinesville's Night Out event

Code enforcement representatives from the city of Hinesville will "collect cars" for the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the National Night Out event on the courthouse square.

August 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Living well


Most eye injuries can be avoided

Accidents can happen to anyone but some have repercussions that are hard to overcome. Eye injuries, for example, can cause permanent damage when simple preventive measures might have completely prevented the problem.

August 16, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Georgians possibly exposed to rabies

Health officials from Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee are investigating possible rabies exposure at the South Atlantic Summer Showdown tournament that took place this month in Spartanburg County, S.C.

August 11, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Red Cross pleads for blood

A health emergency is happening to someone every hour of every day and along with it often comes the need for blood, say Red Cross officials. While enjoying summer activities and planning vacations, many people forget the need for blood donations persists.

August 09, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Study: Diet sodas not safer than sugery cousins

BOSTON - People who drank one or more diet sodas each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda, a large but inconclusive study found.

August 09, 2007 | By Jau Lindsay Associated Press Writer | Living well


Sudden infant deaths mystery

I can only imagine the horror of going to check on your baby or grandbaby to discover him dead and to never understand why this occurred. Yet this happens to one baby every hour of every day and it happens without warning in families of all races, ethnic and socio-economic origins and to seemingly very healthy babies.

August 09, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Two medical schools proposed

ATHENS (AP) - The chancellor of the University System of Georgia says a proposed medical school in Gainesville won't compete with plans to build a Medical College of Georgia campus in Athens.

August 09, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


List of botulism infected food increases

WASHINGTON -- People should immediately throw away more than 90 different products, from chili sauce to corned beef hash to dog food, produced at a plant linked to a botulism outbreak, the government warned Monday.

August 08, 2007 | By Kevin Freking Associated Press Writer | Living well


Baby boom cramps maternity wards

A makeover for Liberty Regional Medical Center's crowded maternity ward could start soon with financial assistance from lawmakers in the nation's capitol.

August 04, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Living well


Comments sought on youth health program

Changes are on the way to the health department's "Babies Can't Wait" program but local, district, and state leaders want the public's thoughts on the matter before moving forward.

August 02, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Everyone has blood pressure

I recently met a woman from South Carolina who told me all about her health problems.

August 02, 2007 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


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WellCare donates $20K to help homeless students

TAMPA, Fla. - WellCare Health Plans Inc. recently donated $20,000 to the Orange Duffel Bag Initiative, a Georgia nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and professional coaching to teens and young adults who are most at-risk of not successfully completing their education as well as students who are homeless or in foster care group homes.

September 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Diabetes topic of free classes set

BRUNSWICK - In the United States, 25.8 million people have diabetes, and another 79 million have prediabetes, a condition where their blood sugars are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.

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


Battling cancer with natural treatment

Twenty-first century technology has paved the way for new approaches to treating diseases, like cancer.

September 05, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


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