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Governor: State won’t set up health insurance exchange

ATLANTA - Georgia will not create the health insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will leave that task to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday.

November 19, 2012 | Ray Henry The Associated Press | Living well


Businesses use anti-smoking laws to clear air

We are all breathing easier these days thanks to state, county and city laws enacted to protect the public from secondhand smoke.

November 18, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Diabetics can keep their feet healthy

I like to ask my diabetic patients an open-ended question during checkups or nail-care visits: "As a diabetic, what do you do to care for your feet?"

November 18, 2012 | By Dr. Libby Putnam Columnist | Living well


Crossing the finish line

Two hours, 28 minutes and eight seconds. That's my official finish time in the Savannah Rock & Roll Half-Marathon on Nov. 3.

November 18, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Live financially well over the holidays

I love the holidays. They are often special times with family and friends. Family meals, although stressful and often expensive to put on, usually are special occasions with cherished holiday dishes.

November 18, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Little card earns up to 68% off perscriptions

Liberty Countians have a new friend at the pharmacy counter. It is a free Coast2CoastRx card that qualifies the carrier for discounts on medications at area pharmacies and other health services.

November 18, 2012 | By Tammy McCurry | Living well


Diabetes rates rocket in the South

The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.

November 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


Bone & Joint Institute opens Hinesville office

The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia - which aims to provide convenient, comprehensive orthopedic services - opened its new Hinesville office Oct. 30 at 475 S. Main St., Suite A, next to West Rehab.

November 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Drastic measures necessary to cure child’s greedy obsessions

Q: My 12-year-old grandson has become obsessed with things he wants, including a cellphone (the most expensive, mind you) an iPad and expensive designer jeans.

November 14, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Pink Panther Day raises awareness for breast cancer

Members of Liberty County High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently had their second annual Pink Panther Day for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

November 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Candle ceremony to honor loved ones

Bring meaning to this year's holiday season by attending Hospice Savannah's 21st annual Tree of Light candle-lighting and memorial gathering.

November 14, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


State unlikely to set up health exchange

ATLANTA (AP) - A day after Barack Obama's re-election, Gov. Nathan Deal suggested that he will not implement a Georgia health insurance exchange as part of the 2010 federal health care overhaul that ranks as the president signature legislative achievement.

November 08, 2012 | By Bill Barow Associated Press writer | Living well


Nursing programs expand in central Georgia

MACON - Education officials say Mercer University's local nursing program, which begins next fall, is part of a surge of nursing programs in central Georgia.

November 05, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


Look out for the curveballs

Inhale. Step. Step. Exhale. Step. Step. You can do this. You've got it.

November 03, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Fit for life

The Liberty County Recreational Department offers an aerobics class from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Button Gwinnett Elementary School's gymnasium. It's taught by Cynthia "Rocky" Bell, who has been leading the class for a year and a half and plans to continue as long as she can. Bell said she loves helping people but is not a "health fanatic."

November 03, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


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The surprising cause of many seniors' health problems

At the retirement community where Helen Rollins lives, 10 residents were hospitalized last year for a problem that seems easily prevented.

April 09, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why do movie villains always have bad skin?

Hannibal Lecter had alopecia areata, or hair loss; the Wicked Witch of the West, verruca vulgaris, more commonly known as warts.

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


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