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Red Cross in urgent need of blood

In addition to providing hope and shelter to disaster victims, the American Red Cross also provides blood to those in need. However, the Red Cross currently is experiencing its worse blood shortage of the past 12 years.

July 21, 2011 | Meredith Brown mbrown@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Parents have final say on video games

I believe it is vital that First Amendment rights be protected, and I further believe that doing so sometimes may require ruling in favor of speech that some group, even the majority, may perceive as having generally negative consequences.

July 20, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Liberty wins ACCG wellness grant

ATLANTA - Health and wellness programs often improve the lives of individuals and can positively affect health-care costs.

July 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


'Because I said so' is good enough

While wandering through various Internet parenting sites the other day, I came across a professional who advises parents to never say, "Because I said so." She maintains that if a parent lacks a "logical reason" for a request, the parent should not make the request. And when a child asks for a reason, she tells parents to encourage their children to challenge authority "because the authority over them might not always be looking out for them like you do."

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


Circulatory system needs exercise

Getting older is the pits! I injured my leg four weeks ago and have had to spend a lot of time elevating it. The inactivity hasn't helped my aging body - especially my arthritis. And because my puppy, Raven, has been missing his daily walks, he now sneaks out on unsupervised neighborhood rendezvous, during which he seems to lie down and roll around in things that give off very obnoxious odors. My body may be aging, but my sense of smell is excellent.

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


Army spouse criticizes care at Winn

Army spouse Yvonne Wilson told the Courier she is speaking out about the medical care her 48-year-old soldier husband received at Winn Army Community Hospital because she "doesn't want this to happen to anybody else."

July 13, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Blood supply drops critically low

SAVANNAH - The supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped to critically low levels.

July 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Council learns about ‘Let’s Move’ efforts

Hinesville's City Council on Thursday learned about Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign when they watched an informational presentation designed to encourage mayors and elected officials to apply for authorized "Let's Move" city, county and town designations.

July 11, 2011 | Meredith Brown mbrown@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Single parents are allowed to have friends

"When is the right time to introduce my girlfriend/boyfriend to my kids?" is a question single parents frequently ask.

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


How to keep mold out of your house

Damp, moldy buildings can make asthma worse and cause coughing, wheezing and other breathing problems in healthy people, but there is no good evidence that it can cause other illnesses, the National Academy of Sciences concluded in a 2004 study. But they also said that more research would be done to investigate possible links to health problems and ways to build dryer structures.

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


Temporary VA clinic now open in Hinesville

A new temporary veterans' community-based outpatient clinic in Hinesville was seeing patients back-to-back almost immediately Tuesday morning after the clinic opened its doors.

July 06, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Don't try to interpret child's behavior

Q: About a year ago, my husband and I underwent a major move with our 3-year-old. Six months later, I gave birth to twins. Needless to say, our first-born is feeling deprived of attention and has become a real pain to live with. She has become very disruptive and disobedient. Do transitions of this sort require changes in one's parenting approach?

June 30, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Protect your eyes from summer sun

We hear a lot about how ultraviolet rays damage our skin, but did you know that these rays also can damage our eyes? Prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause burns to the surface of the eye, and cumulative effects of ultraviolet damage have been linked to cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and a reduced ability to see clearly at night.

June 30, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Avoid wildfire smoke if you can

Area health departments are asking residents to take precautions to avoid health problems related to the smoky conditions caused by the recent wildfires.

June 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health advice: Don’t wait to get tested for HIV

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. The theme for this year's event is "Take the test, take control," and it's great advice for everyone - young and old - who has considered getting tested. Take the test and lift the burden of not knowing where you stand with this virus.

June 22, 2011 | Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


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How one community is changing the discussion on campus sexual assault

Carrie Hull became a police officer because she wanted to help people.

April 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest — and only — daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylvania campus was serene, beautiful and less than two hours from home.

April 23, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature

It's National Park Week from April 18 to 26 and Earth Day on the 22nd, but that's not why Chris Fiscus is taking his kids hiking this weekend. They go regularly because it's good for them, and because Chris likes to see Cole, 13, without a computer in his lap and Brady, 9, hold a water bottle instead of a video game controller.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


5 ways to embrace pre-menopause

Each year millions of women in their late 40s and early 50s experience the dreaded time in life that we euphemistically refer to as “the change,” including peri-menopause (or pre-menopause) and menopause. For many of us, peri-menopause comes out of left field, stealing any and all prior sense of stability and normalcy and leaving a wake of escalating and plummeting hormones that send us spiraling out of control. At 52 years of age, I was astounded when a nurse practitioner diagnosed my depression as being due to peri-menopause. In the last eight months since that diagnosis, I have at times ...

April 22, 2015 | Debbie Merrill FamilyShare | Living well


Having a high IQ might make you depressed, research shows

Brainiacs, beware. Having the kind of active brain associated with high intelligence may also lead to stress and anxiety, according to recent research.

April 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

April 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Keep a fresh perspective on your eyes

In many households, women tend to actively be on the lookout for their family's overall health and well-being. While selflessly putting the needs of loved ones before their own, women can often overlook health problems of their own that could lead to major health-care costs down the road. This is especially true when it comes to vision.

April 19, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Study links Facebook to depression

The social-media site Facebook can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends.

April 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Going under the knife for a younger-looking face does more than alter a person's own body image, according to a new study published this week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. It also changes how an individual's personality is perceived by others.

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


Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

In the springtime, as temperatures rise and flower buds peek out of the soil to greet the sun, the body begins making adjustments of its own.

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


Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

People looking to boost their mental health should be strategic about the way they retell important life events, according to recent research on the way life stories impact well-being.

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


Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

A popular new commercial that shows a couple video-conferencing with a doctor after ill-timed dance moves sent them crashing into their dining room table illustrates a rising trend among health insurers: the use of innovative technologies to simplify the health care system.

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


For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

The symptoms started for Amy Myers during her second year of medical school. Initially, doctors dismissed the panic attacks, unexplained weight loss, and extreme muscular weakness. They said it was stress, that’s all.

April 14, 2015 | Jody Berger Deseret News | Living well


How your weight loss habits are making your kids fat

Like many parents, you’ve considered the importance of setting a good example for your kids in many areas of your life, but are your dieting habits detrimental to your children’s health and well-being? Current diet culture promotes unhealthy extremes and poor body image, polarizing food as “good” or “bad" — and this is incredibly damaging to a child’s ability to develop a healthy or normal relationship with food. The Framingham Children's Study showed that children whose parents showed the highest levels of restrictive dieting followed by post-diet overeating were most likely to be overweight compared to children ...

April 08, 2015 | Ashley Palmer FamilyShare | Living well


For millennials making sexual health decisions, there is no black and white

When it comes to the morality of sexual behaviors, millennials have more questions than answers.

April 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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