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Fretting about girl’s weight not a good idea

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter's weight (25 pounds) is at the first percentile for her age, but she is otherwise healthy, energetic, creative, polite and well-behaved. Our only real problem occurs at meals during which she picks at and dawdles over her food. We end up coaxing her to finish, telling her how important it is for her to eat so she'll grow, and so on. Sometimes, she has been there so long we've taken her plate away, but we are reluctant to do that because we don't want her losing any weight. Are we worrying for ...

December 28, 2011 | By John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Allergies and colds seem similar but treatment varies

Uh oh! It's three days until New Year's Eve and you feel like you're getting a cold. No one wants to have to miss out on all the fun or have to stay away from friends so they don't get sick, too.

December 28, 2011 | Linda Ratcliffe Health columnist | Living well


Dog makes woman’s medical condition more manageable

For Dallas LaPointe, having seizures is a part of her life. But with a new friend that she received from Long County, the seizures may be a little less dangerous.

December 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Clarity of hindsight can be painful

Q: My husband and I have micromanaged, spoiled and enabled our 21-year-old son all his life. We paid a heavy price during his teen years. At this point, he is arrogant, immature and irresponsible.

December 21, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Free Tdap vaccines being offered

The Liberty County Health Department currently is offering free Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccines, which are recommended for children ages 11-19 and adults.

December 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Holiday blues are not uncommon

When I was younger, I could never understand why people talked about being depressed at Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is such a joyful season, right? Why waste time dwelling on the negative and being sad and depressed?

December 15, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Don't be afraid to lay down the law

At an online source of parenting advice, a mother recently asked a female marriage and family therapist how to handle her eighth-grade daughter's announcement that she and her ninth-grade boyfriend have decided to "prove their love" by having sex. The mother says, "I don't think she's ready to have sex with this boy."

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


New breast cancer drugs show promise

SAN ANTONIO - Breast cancer experts are cheering what could be some of the biggest advances in more than a decade: two new medicines that significantly delay the time until women with very advanced cases get worse.

December 14, 2011 | By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press writer | Living well


Long County Board of Health bids farewell to Ludowici mayor

The Long County Board of Health said goodbye to an outgoing member, Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren, at its December meeting.

December 12, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Ga. remains 37th in national health rankings

ATLANTA - United Health Foundation's latest health rankings place Georgia 37th in the country this year, the same as a year ago.

December 07, 2011 | The Associated Press | Living well


Coastal agency offers class on managing disease

Coastal Georgia residents are invited to attend a free six-week workshop on managing chronic conditions at the Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging. The workshop runs Friday, Jan. 13 through Friday, Feb. 17. It will be from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Liberty Senior Center, 800 Tupelo Trail, in Hinesville.

December 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Choose safe holiday gifts for little ones

This is the time of the year when children who've been good get to ask Santa to bring them the toys on their wish lists. Millions of parents and family members flock to malls and stores, sometimes lining up outside the night before or during the early morning hours of Black Friday. News stations show viewers the large crowds camped out, waiting for the stores to open their doors so shoppers can snag this year's "hot" toy.

December 07, 2011 | Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


Leaders should command, not demand

Someone recently asked if I agree with the currently popular parenting adage that "rules without relationship lead to rebellion."

December 07, 2011 | John Rosemond | Living well


Long Co. begins Relay for Life

Long County officially kicked off its 2012 Relay for Life campaign Thursday at Celebration Castle. This year, the committee added Christmas luminaries to the lineup of ways participants and supporters can honor loved ones who've battled cancer.

December 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


More kids skip school vaccines in eight states

ATLANTA - A rising number of parents in more than half of states are opting out of school shots for their kids. And in eight states, more than one in 20 public school kindergartners do not get all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.

November 30, 2011 | The Associated Press | Living well


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Q&A: The secret to raising healthy kids, according to USDA nutrition leader

School's out for summer, but Kathryn Wilson still has cafeteria meals on her mind.

July 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Aging Americans work to keep dementia at bay with healthy eating and brain teasers

Americans of all ages fear Alzheimer's. A recent study, released in May by Aegis Living, found that 72 percent of Millennials, 75 percent of ...

July 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Most registered for medical marijuana younger than 17

Children with seizure disorders have led the initial wave of patients registered for medical marijuana use in Georgia, state officials said Tuesday.

July 26, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Living well


Trainer gives tips on sculpting back, shoulders

Several muscles form the upper back, shoulder and neck area of the human body.

July 26, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


GSU study: Overweight teens think they're 'just fine'

As national obesity rates have risen in the last 20 years, overweight and obese adolescents are now less likely to accurately perceive their body weight ...

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Develop health sleep habits for students as classes loom

It might be hard for most parents (and definitely kids) to believe, but the end of summer break is right around the corner.

July 26, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel | Living well


New treatments for endometriosis — a common, painful disease that causes infertility

Endometriosis: a painful disease that kills dreams.

July 23, 2015 | Heather Simonsen KSL | Living well


How nap time can improve your mental health

Searching for a reason to take a midday snooze? Look no further than a new study reporting naps increase a person's tolerance of frustration.

July 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


The importance of paying attention to a child's mental health

The repercussions of mental health problems that begin in childhood will be felt long into adulthood, according to new research.

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


How nap time can improve your mental health

Searching for a reason to take a midday snooze? Look no further than a new study reporting naps increase a person's tolerance of frustration.

July 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Medical robot teaches autistic children how to read emotions, reduces pain in pediatric patients

A robot is doing what parents and teacher of autistic kids often can't — narrowing the gap. "Medi" the medical robot can do a mean ...

July 17, 2015 | Heather Simonsen News Division | Living well


How to take a wellness-centered vacation for less

Two months ago, Gabriel Schirm and his wife, Amy, were in Costa Rica, welcoming the sunrise with yoga on the beach and indulging in delicious ...

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


How do you own your health?

I recently heard Rebecca Onie speak on TedTalk about the current healthcare system in the USA. She poses the questions: “What if our health care ...

July 16, 2015 | Ilise Ratner Deseret Media Companies | Living well


How do you own your health?

I recently heard Rebecca Onie speak on TedTalk about the current healthcare system in the USA. She poses the questions: “What if our health care ...

July 16, 2015 | Ilise Ratner Deseret Media Companies | Living well


Retirement: What’s your plan?

From the office chair to the rocking chair.

July 16, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


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