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Financial health important at holidays

The holidays can be an expensive time of year. Shoppers often overspend and rack up a considerable amount of debt by using credit cards or taking out payday-type loans.

December 23, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Don't let temptation tower over holidays

For many people, thoughts of the holiday season bring to mind food - and lots of it.

December 23, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


YMCA class has devoted following

The plethora of fitness options available these days can make it tough for exercise enthusiasts to choose a routine and stick to it. Those seeking a less traditional method for burning calories may steer clear of the treadmill or the elliptical machine in favor of a group activity or class such as yoga, pilates or even Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program.

December 09, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Conference on spiritual health, wellness

Abundant Life Worship Center on Memorial Drive in Hinesville had its annual Health and Wealth Conference on Nov. 15-16. The conference, now in its seventh year, is just one of the many educational programs the Pentecostal church offers as a regular part of its ministry and community outreach.

December 09, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Get organized to have holiday fun with familly

For most, the holidays are a joyous time of year spent with family and friends, giving and receiving gifts, attending holiday get-togethers and enjoying great holiday meals. But with so much to get done, it's easy to see why this ends up being a stressful time. Get ready to breeze through this holiday season, get a jump on the month and stay a few steps ahead of the game with these handy tips:

December 09, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


County workers earn rewards with health choices

Liberty County encourages its government employees to make healthy lifestyle choices and rewards them for doing so. The county's grant-funded L.I.V.E. Well program combines healthy eating, exercise and education while stressing the importance of volunteering and regular health screenings. Employees who participate rack up "points" they can exchange for prizes.

December 09, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Training over holidays can be struggle

It's taken a lot of goading to get me out of bed during the past couple weeks.

December 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well


Boy illness-free after stem-cell treatment

Hinesville kindergartener R.J. Freeman, 6, loves to play outside with his sister Mary, 3.

December 07, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Living well


Nine exposed to rabid cat in Chatham Co.

SAVANNAH - Authorities in Chatham County say a rabid cat has bitten or scratched 9 people and two dogs.

December 07, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


Flu being reported in Georgia already

ATLANTA - Georgia health officials say they've seen significant increases in flu activity statewide and are encouraging people to get a flu shot.

December 05, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


Flu season starts early, could be bad

NEW YORK (AP) - Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade - and it could be a bad one.

December 04, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Deal: Ga. won’t create health-care exchanges

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

November 25, 2012 | Ray Henry The Associated Press | Living well


Ease up on liquid calories this holiday

NEW YORK - Americans get too many calories from soda. But what about alcohol? It turns out adults get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks, a government study found.

November 22, 2012 | Mike Stobbe The Associated Press | Living well


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


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On VapoRub and the wisdom of mothers

Most of us get medical advice from doctors and other health professionals when we're sick, but what Dr. Mom says matters, too.

June 28, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Are you exhausted 24/7? One of these factors might be the culprit

Tiredness never was happiness. Do you get a decent amount of sleep every night? Can you not function without napping during the day? Are you ...

June 27, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


Will tax on sugary drinks make us healthier or just poorer?

If the beverage tastes sweet and comes in a can or a bottle, it will cost more in Philadelphia come January when a new tax ...

June 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The smoothie craze explored

It's no secret that smoothies and protein drinks are a hot topic right now and have been for quite some time; just search #smoothie ...

June 23, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


To get your kids to wash their hands, gross them out

Want your kids to wash their hands? Gross them out, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

June 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The real cost of cancer treatment

Chemotherapy, the most common treatment for cancer, has famously unpleasant side effects, including nausea, fatigue and hair loss. Less known is how much all that ...

June 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Could your child return home from summer camp with Zika?

No mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been found in the U.S. yet, but with children descending on summer camps across the country, there ...

June 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


I am strong because I have children, not despite the fact

Each time I sprint to a personal best time, max on a particular weight lift or rep, or fit into the pair of jeans that ...

June 16, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


The easy test you should do before diving into a public pool

For many families, summer means water — in pools, water parks and maybe even a hotel hot tub. But before you dive in, consider the many ...

June 15, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


10 little ways to get your life in order

Unless you are fine with feeling that your entire life is slipping out from under you, keep reading. These little tips will help you get ...

June 15, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


How moms can help solve America's obesity epidemic

Despite the billion-dollar ministrations of the weight-loss industry, American adults are still gaining weight. Thirty-five percent of men and 40 percent of women are now ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What to know before putting your child on an antidepressant

Only 1 out of 14 commonly prescribed antidepressants is effective in children and teens, and at least one is associated with an increased risk of ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 common myths about drug addiction

There are many misconceptions about drug addiction today that affect addicts and how people in society perceive them.

June 13, 2016 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Healthy eating on the go for summer

It’s summer time. Between barbecues, hanging out poolside, hikes and family trips, your healthy eating efforts may take a backseat during these fun — but ...

June 09, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


How researchers in the U.S. are trying to stop the spread of Zika through a simple, cost-effective t

PHOENIX — Amid escalating anxiety over the fast-spreading Zika virus, a team of scientists that includes Arizona researchers has developed an inexpensive test that can detect ...

June 08, 2016 | Lourdes Medrano Deseret News | Living well


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