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Hesitation can be costly for diagnosis

I grew up in the days when you didn't discuss body functions. No, I'm not so old that you couldn't say the word "legs," but as a young nurse I often was embarrassed when I had to discuss their digestive processes with patients. And I found that many people obviously were equally squeamish when it came to talking about their colon and rectum. That hesitation still is evident today and may well play a part in why colorectal cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

March 09, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Are you feeling sleepy?

ATLANTA - More than a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night, and many of them report troubles concentrating, remembering and even driving.

March 03, 2011 | By Mike Stobbe AP medical writer | Living well


Be patient with those who haven't grown up

Q: Our 19-year-old daughter is dating a 19-year-old boy, who, in general, we like. He's not a partier, he doesn't smoke or drink, he's serious about his education and he has a rational career plan mapped out. Our daughter also is a responsible, level-headed girl. The problem is that the boyfriend's response to almost anything my daughter says is a cut or put-down, a dismissal of her accomplishment or mocking. She says his father does the same thing to him, his brother and their mother; so to him, it's "normal." Our daughter is an upbeat ...

March 02, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Read labels to make better food choices

March is National Nutrition Month and it's the perfect time to start making smart food choices by reading labels and ordering healthier meals when eating out.

March 02, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


School nurses raise heart disease warning

BRUNSWICK - Georgia school nurses launched a major campaign in February, which was American Heart Month, to educate teachers, staff and parents about the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease, as well as ways to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.

March 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Army primary care clinic opens today

Officials from Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital will celebrate the opening of a new Army community-based primary care clinic in Richmond Hill with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. today at 2451A Highway 17.

March 02, 2011 | Staff report | Living well


Trauma funding bill gets local support

State Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, is co-sponsoring a trauma care funding proposal in an effort to maintain and expand Georgia's trauma care center network. The amendment is also supported by area state representatives Ron Stephens, R-Garden City, and Al Williams, D-Midway, and Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO Scott Kroell.

February 28, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Food service sanitation scores

Food service establishments are inspected four times a year in Liberty County. The purpose of making inspections is to determine compliance with the rules of the Department of Human Resources Public Health, chapter 290-5-14: food service. The scores are from inspections performed by the Liberty County Environmental Health Department. The county manager of the Environmental Health Department is Linus R. Woodard.

February 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Pollen counts surging across state

ATLANTA - Experts say warm weather has ushered in high pollen levels in Georgia, and the peak season hasn't even arrived yet.

February 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Healthy living learned at lunch

Instead of swinging through McDonald's drive-through at lunchtime, Liberty County is encouraging its employees to grab a healthy bite to eat and play Kinect for Xbox 360 with co-workers.

February 24, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Study: eating more fiber could extend your life

CHICAGO - Eat more fiber and you just may live longer.

February 23, 2011 | By Carla K. Johnson Associated Press writer | Living well


Standing up to violent children is heroic

One of the more heartbreaking consequences of the "psychological" parenting philosophy and style that American parents began adopting in the late 1960s is the epidemic of children of all ages who assault or threaten to assault their parents when they don't get their way.

February 23, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Red Cross worried about blood supply

Severe winter weather throughout much of the eastern half of the United States in recent weeks has caused the cancellation of more than 14,000 blood and platelet donations through the American Red Cross, more than 3,000 of which were in Georgia.

February 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


City council hears health dept. update

Liberty County Health Department Administrator Deidre Howell updated the Hinesville City Council on the department's accomplishments for the past year and upcoming challenges.

February 22, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Whooping cough on the rise

Whooping cough - a disease thought by many to have been eradicated - is on the rise.

February 18, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


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The day I stopped stigmatizing cheerleading

Every year around the first part of May, my children’s elementary school sends out fliers for a junior cheerleading camp and tryouts sponsored by ...

May 11, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


12 beautiful breakfast bowls you’ll be dying to try this month

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Why are American girls so anxious?

They were just 150 girls out of 10 million, but their deaths were still shocking to federal health officials. That’s because the girls, all ...

May 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How to have more empathy (but not too much)

Empathy is a powerful emotion, improving people's worst days and encouraging cooperation within diverse communities. But some people aren't very good at it.

May 10, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What sitting at a computer all day does to your eyes

Sitting at a computer all day isn't good for your health, and not just because you're still when your body would rather move ...

May 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How runners and cyclists use new apps to create art in motion

Runners and cyclists are creating art while in motion, etching faces, animals and Games of Thrones characters with the routes that they take. To get ...

May 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The 4-point blueprint for a healthy house

When choosing where to live, most people think about the schools, the commute and what they can afford. But the blueprint for the perfect home ...

May 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Medical mistakes kill more Americans than strokes, Alzheimer's

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say human error, not chronic lower respiratory disease, is the third leading cause of the death in the U.S ...

May 08, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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