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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


Discipline should not be a hassle for parents

Q: When I attempt to put my 3-and-a-half year-old daughter in her room for punishment, she refuses to go. I have to pick her up and take her, during which time she flails her arms, screams and kicks. My back is paying for the struggle. Her dad doesn't have this problem with her, by the way. What can I do to make her go on her own without getting physical with her?

October 04, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Liberty County to hold drive-through flu-shot clinic

The Liberty County Health Department, in conjunction with Fort Stewart, will hold drive-through flu-vaccination clinics from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 24-25, at the Army Education Center in Hinesville. The clinics are open to U.S. Department of Defense beneficiaries ages 2 and older and all civilians.

October 04, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Bryan County man gets west Nile

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed a human case of west Nile virus in a 48-year-old Bryan County man.

October 03, 2012 | Bryan County News | Living well


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Articles by Section - Living well


Don't freak out, but you might have diabetes and not know it

Her symptoms hit hard and fast. More than anything else, my girlfriend was thirsty all the time, dropping weight and went to the bathroom frequently.

February 04, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


10 simple ways to exercise with a baby

Adding a new member to the family can require some adjustments in your schedule. Here are 10 simple ways you can keep exercise in your ...

February 04, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How you can become part of a clinical study

When clinical trials make the news, it's usually because of a breakthrough in a medical treatment, or the promise of one, as in Zika ...

February 04, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 destructive things you should never do when you’re menstruating

That "time of the month" is already tough. There's no need to make it harder on yourself. When you're on your period, taking ...

February 04, 2017 | Hannah Chudleigh FamilyShare | Living well


20 tips for exercising in every season

No matter the season, you can squeeze in a productive workout. Here are 20 tips for exercising in every weather condition:

February 03, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How to deal with well-intentioned compliments

"Well you look well-nourished!" said an older man whom I hadn't met before as I entered the group room to begin teaching a nutrition ...

February 01, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Glaucoma: The silent thief of sight

The buzzer goes off and the referee blows his whistle, signaling the start to a high school basketball game.

February 01, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


12 weird things you didn't know helped you burn calories

Working out isn’t the only thing that burns calories.

January 31, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


8 essential health and fitness tips for busy moms

Moms are always super busy. Whether it’s carpooling, laundry, work, or driving the kids to the soccer game, the list of things to do ...

January 31, 2017 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Exercise is medicine — but how much of a dose do we need?

For 10 years, the American College of Sports Medicine has been trying to convince a sedentary public that exercise is medicine, as good for what ...

January 31, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Flu is breaking out; surprising studies reveal the cause and how you can protect your child

Watching for the first dip in temperature could protect your family from the annual influx of illness. Here’s what you need to know:

January 29, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


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