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Women must get tested to detect cancer

January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month. This promotion is important because more than 4,000 women die in the United States each year from cervical cancer and women who don't have screening on a regular basis significantly increase their chances of developing the disease.

January 12, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Blood test to spot cancer gets boost

BOSTON - A blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor's office.

January 12, 2011 | By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press writer | Living well


Implant may block sleep apnea

WASHINGTON - Loud snoring may do more than irritate your spouse: It can signal sleep apnea, depriving you of enough zzzz's to trigger a car crash, even a heart attack.

January 05, 2011 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press writer | Living well


Resolve to improve your family

Given that this is the first column of a new year, I'm proposing a number of parenting New Year's resolutions for my readers to consider. The list is by no means comprehensive. It's just a good beginning on what is probably a much-needed family revolution:

January 05, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Use preventative medicine as an advantage

Have you made resolutions for this year that you will work at and keep? And if you do have specific goals, does that mean you are a meticulous planner who knows what you're going to do each day and what you need to accomplish these plans?

January 05, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Flu rates up in Ga., vaccine available

As flu rates continue to climb in Georgia and around the country, Coastal Health District officials are urging residents in Liberty, Long, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn and McIntosh counties to protect themselves and others against the flu by getting vaccinated.

January 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Pledge to keep your resolution this year

Have you ever sat down with your family and tried to write down your holiday traditions? Did these begin with your grandparents or even before them? Some traditions are as simple as what foods you eat on Christmas while other traditions came to us from other countries or started with a particular event that was so well-received that everyone wanted to repeat the experience annually.

December 29, 2010 | Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


Mother’s feelings of loss are pretty typical

Q: Since the oldest of my three children started kindergarten this year, I have become increasingly attached to her, as if I took for granted the past five years I've had at home with her. The rational side of me knows I need to allow her to be independent of me, make mistakes and so on, but the irrational side feels almost literally sick when she comes home talking (in my opinion, prematurely) about boys, clothes and the like. I don't want to be a parent who ends up with a 30-year-old "kid" still living at home, but ...

December 29, 2010 | John Rosemond Parenting column | Living well


Fads not permanent solution to teen weight

LOGAN - Some teenagers may be tempted to try diet shakes and bars and weight-loss supplements to help them obtain their ideal figure, but studies show nothing beats good, old-fashioned diet and exercise.

December 29, 2010 | Leslie Gray Associated Press | Living well


'Doctor' puts children on right path

William Meyer, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Duke University, objects to a recent column of mine in which I recommended that parents move a toddler out of their bed by telling him that "the doctor" said he can't sleep with them any longer (a second child is on the way). In a letter to the editor of the Raleigh News and Observer, Meyer says that this is a lie and "sets up the child to feel an unwarranted anger" toward health-care professionals.

December 22, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Stay safe on holiday, don't drink and drive

Each year, the holiday season brings mixed feelings for many people when parties, shopping and social responsibilities become intertwined with emotional upsets and worries about expenses associated with giving gifts.

December 22, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Family struggles with teen's leukemia

Christmas should be a time of celebration and merriment, but Joshua Berry's parents are currently focused on their son's health.

December 20, 2010 | By Pam Waters Special to the Courier | Living well


WMH adds breast surgery equipment

JESUP - Wayne Memorial Hospital recently added a piece of technology to its operating rooms. With two new general surgeons on board, WMH complied with the physicians' request for equipment needed to conduct a new service, sentinel lymph node biopsies for breast cancer. The Neoprobe Gamma Detection System is in use at Wayne Memorial to offer less invasive, yet highly accurate breast biopsies.

December 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Children should be allowed to dream

Q: Our 16-year-old son is talking of going to a local community college after high school and living with one of his friends. He says he needs to find a job soon so he can prove to his friend's mom that he is hard-working. I was so shocked I just listened and haven't said how I feel about this whole thing. What would you say to this obviously delusional teen about his grand plans?

December 16, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


LRMC opens new cancer institute

Liberty County Regional Medical Center announced the opening of the Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Institute during a Thursday evening grand opening reception.

December 14, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Living well


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LRMC nurse retires after 46 years of service

Willie Mae Jacobs, a Liberty County native and Liberty Regional Medical Center employee with nearly 50 years of nursing experience, recently celebrated her retirement with family and friends in the LRMC cafe.

January 11, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Living well


New year brings new hope for health

The holidays are meant to be a time of joy, renewal and togetherness. However, in the relations between people, there also can be less-than-positive interactions - even jealousy and anger. Sometimes, we don't take very good care of each other or ourselves.

January 11, 2015 | By Dr. Andrew Pleasant and Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


New pharmacist at Coastal Family of Pharmacies

Lisa Johnson Sommers of Richmond Hill recently joined The Coastal Family of Pharmacies and will split her time between two locations: Richmond Hill Pharmacy and Hinesville Pharmacy.

January 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Making health-care decisions for parents isn't easy

There are a few things that I always look forward to during the holiday season. Getting together with family is the first.

January 11, 2015 | By Rich DeLong Special to the Courier | Living well


Pets don't handle extra weight well

The holidays are a time of overindulgence. People often eat way too much, and frequently their pets are right there beside them.

January 11, 2015 | By Angie Denison Deseret News | Living well


Hand washing can help you stay healthy

One of the easiest, least expensive ways to stay healthy often is one of the most overlooked. Avoiding the common cold - or worse, the flu - can be as easy as washing your hands.

January 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Heating bill assistance available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. began assisting eligible households with their heating bills this week.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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