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Successful families don't need 'apps'

Full disclosure in four parts: First, I am not a tech-savvy person and never intend to become one.

October 06, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Women's health issues require attention

Today is Women's Health & Fitness Day, but its promotional message is important every day - to encourage women to take control of their health, learn the facts they need to make smart health choices and make time for regular physical activity.

September 28, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Parents need mission statement

I've been thinking a lot lately about the difference between the way I and almost everyone else in my generation (I was born in 1947, the year the flying saucers returned - just a coincidence) were raised and the way today's kids are being raised. The two ways in question reflect two entirely different mindsets - specifically, two entirely different understandings of the responsibilities involved in being a parent.

September 28, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Flu shots available throughout county

Dropping temperatures and an influx of fall crops are indications that autumn is fast approaching - and flu season is coming with it.

September 23, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well


Be prepared for emergencies, storms

At the start of last year's hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted a more active season due, in part, to the record warm ocean temperatures.

September 22, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Winn leaders develop mission, vision statements

Winn Army Community Hospital commanders, division chiefs and their civilian counterparts met for a two-day strategic planning session this week at the Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith Army Education Center.

September 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Disobedience not an aim of parent's intentions

The question of the day: Why do today's parents have more problems with obedience than their grandparents ever thought possible?

September 14, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Seek help if you suspect dementia

Having gone through the experience with my mother, I've had great empathy for Tyler, the son of Pat Summitt, as he supported his mother while she underwent tests that led to the dismal diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and then met with the university and friends to share that information.

September 14, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


West Nile kills north Florida woman

JACKSONVILLE - Authorities say a 57-year-old Jacksonville woman has died after contracting the West Nile virus.

September 13, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Surgery restores soldier's sight

Objects most people with 20/20 vision can see from a distance of 400 feet, 2nd Lt. David Dean Jr. couldn't see unless they were from a distance of 20 feet - at least until two Winn Army Community Hospital ophthalmologists improved his eyesight through Implantable Collamer Lens surgery Wednesday.

September 10, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


CDC: Few adults smoke

CHICAGO - Fewer U.S. adults are smoking and those who do light up are smoking fewer cigarettes each day, but the trend is weaker than the government had hoped.

September 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Live longer, pay attention to your health

A Monroe woman, Bessie Cooper, recently celebrated her 115th birthday. Mrs. Cooper is listed as the world's oldest person. She had been the second-oldest but Maria Gomes Valentin of Brazil, who was 48 days older, died June 21, making Mrs. Cooper the new record-holder.

September 07, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Children sense parents' lack of control

Q: I gave birth to our second child a few weeks ago so I'm sleep-deprived and running low on patience.

September 07, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Men must heed prostate-cancer risks

Every September, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is widely promoted to educate men across the United States about the disease and to encourage them to get screened.

August 31, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Separate siblings to fix biting problems

Q: In the past month, our 36-month-old daughter has started biting her 22-month-old brother, usually over toy struggles. It is always to get his hand to release the toy in question.

August 31, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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Financial incentives motivate people to take up healthy habits, study shows

A new study on the best way to motivate people to quit smoking revisited a perennial theme in behavioral science: the power of financial incentives.

May 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

If you think skipping lunch will get your body beach ready for summertime, think again.

May 22, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Living well


Stressed when you use Google to diagnose illness? Government says it has the cure

In the Internet age, health information is only a click (or Google search) away. This ease of access to research studies, medical websites and health articles has both negative and positive consequences, bringing answers as well as anxiety.

May 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Women inspired to healthy life changes

Glennis Cadle was depressed, overweight and stressed.

May 17, 2015 | By Eva Fedderly Columnist | Living well


Need a doctor? You can bring one to your doorstep with this health care app

Need a doctor? There's an app for that.

May 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Homeopathic medicine in spotlight as FDA revisits regulation

Shopping for natural treatments for everyday ailments could soon become more complicated. The Food and Drug Administration held two days of hearings last week to reconsider whether nontraditional medical remedies should be subject to stricter regulations.

May 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


The pros and cons of a selfie-obsessed culture

Kim Kardashian West became a published author this week. But instead of being filled with her thoughts on fashion or life in Hollywood, her book, "Selfish," is composed of more than 400 photos of her face.

May 14, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Health risks associated with snoring can include effects on the brain

Chronic snorers might need to put aside their Breathe Right strips and schedule a doctor's appointment. Several recent articles and a new research study have highlighted health risks associated with snoring that often go unacknowledged.

May 12, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Red Cross seeks donors as summer looms

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in.

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


Reducing carbon emissions could save lives, prevent heart attacks, new research shows

Cutting power plant carbon emissions saves lives, according to new research on the way pollution affects public health. The study (paywall), published this week, will become a key talking point for supporters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's latest proposal for carbon pollution standards.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What Dove's latest body image campaign gets right — and wrong — about boosting self-esteem

Dove's latest attempt to raise the self-esteem of women worldwide comes in the form of a pair of doors.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Make it a Mother's Day all year

Mother's Day is full of flowers, chocolates and with any luck, breakfast in bed. But alas Mother's Day only comes once a year. So here are five simple ways to give yourself the love all year round, one week at a time.

May 08, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL | Living well


Sleepwalking and night terrors are genetic, study says

A new study shows the unconscious habit of sleepwalking may actually be tied to genetics, may be passed from parent to child, and when both parents have a history of it, the probability of it happening with children increases.

May 08, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Living well


Never satisfied? Late-night snacking might be your brain’s fault

Do you ever wonder why you can’t sleep until you’ve had that second helping of dinner or bowl (or two) of ice cream?

May 07, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


Area's air among cleanest in country

A new report shows some improvements in ozone levels in metro Atlanta and in Macon, though both areas still have significant air-quality problems.

May 06, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Living well


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