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Drive-through flu shots offered on post

The fifth annual Fort Stewart Drive-Thru Flu Clinic is scheduled for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24-25 in the SFC Paul R. Smith Army Education Center parking lot at 100 Knowledge Drive, just outside the post's main gate.

October 18, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Local health briefs

LCHS selling Pink Power shirts: In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Liberty County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America will hold its second annual Pink Panther Day. FCCLA will be selling orders of "Pink Power" T-shirts for $12 (sizes S-XL and $1 for each additional X) through today. Faculty and students will wear the shirts on Oct. 30. Last year, FCCLA raised $800, which was donated to the Suzie Q Foundation of Hinesville. The proceeds will be donated again this year. To purchase a shirt, email jshields@liberty.k12.ga.us.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Living well


Child needs to cope with irrational fear of sharks

Q: Because he is afraid of sharks, my fourth-grade son does not want to participate in an upcoming school field trip to an aquarium. In all other respects, he is perfectly normal. He's a great student, has lots of friends, and other parents and teachers love him. He doesn't give us or his teachers any problems at all. So should we make him go on this field trip or not? If he doesn't go, he'll have to sit in the principal's office all day long. The only other option is to let him stay home ...

October 17, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Open enrollment under way for Medicare drug plans

Open enrollment for Medicare Part C and D began Monday and qualifying recipients will have until Dec. 7 to make drug and health plan choices.

October 17, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Study: HPV shots don't make girls promuscuous

CHICAGO (AP) - Shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls promiscuous, according to the first study to compare medical records for vaccinated and unvaccinated girls.

October 15, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press writer | Living well


Georgia faced with shortage of doctors

ATLANTA - Georgia is looking for answers as it confronts a looming shortage of doctors.

October 11, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


Effective mothering involves exercising control

I recently received a letter from a grandmother who told me that her 14-year-old grandson is afraid of his single mother. When told this by her ex-husband, who was concerned, Mom said, "He'd better be!"

October 10, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Health fair to offer information, shots

Richmond Hill Pharmacy will hold its ninth annual health fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 and 26, in Towne Center, 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.

October 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


13,000 got suspect steroid shots; risk uncertain

NEW YORK - As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But it's not clear how many are in danger.

October 09, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Classic dishes can be made health

Maintaining a healthy diet doesn't have to mean giving up delicious food - especially around the holidays. Making simple changes in food-preparation and serving methods can mean the difference between slipping into old jeans and asking Santa for a new pair.

October 08, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Local gynecologist is state hospital hero of year

Liberty Regional Medical Center Chief of Staff Dr. Seth Borquaye recently was named one of 10 Hospital Heroes of the Year by the Georgia Hospital Association. The winners - who are associated with or practice at hospitals across the state - are chosen based on their ability to exemplify integrity, humility, courage and commitment, according to the nomination guidelines on www.gha.org.

October 08, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Encourage kids to get moving

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 17 percent of American children and adolescents between the ages of 2 to 19 are obese. In Canada, where self-reporting data-collection methods have made such statistics more difficult to quantify, the prevalence of being overweight and obese in children also is on the rise, according to the Canadian Community Health Survey.

October 08, 2012 | Staff Report | Living well


Pain-free orgal surgery does exist

Aware that many people dread the pain, stress and overall discomfort commonly associated with dental work and oral surgery, Dr. Roger Myers with Southern Georgia Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery said he strives to create a pleasant, anxiety-free environment for patients in his new Hinesville office.

October 08, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Residents get opportunity to 'meet the docs'

Community members enjoyed the opportunity to meet a few of Liberty County's newest doctors Sept. 20 at the chamber of commerce's Progress Through People Luncheon. The event, sponsored by Liberty Regional Medical Center, was held at CenturyLink.

October 08, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Schools work on kids health, challenge adults

Three Liberty County Schools participated in a Sept. 27 world-record attempt to get students moving, but Lewis Frasier Middle School nurse Peggy Rayman hopes to see classroom exercise become a more frequent occurrence.

October 08, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well


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March 07, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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