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Don't cut underachieving children slack

Q: Our 17-year-old is a highly spoiled underachiever. As a junior in high school, he's failing two classes and borderline in the rest. We know that his problems are largely due to our parenting style. We read your book on teens and have made some progress, but we're feeling a sense of urgency. We're ready to do some drastic things. Where do you think we should start?

February 13, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


SouthCoast physicians earn award

Fifteen physicians with SouthCoast Medical Group, which provides services in Hinesville, Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill and Rincon, have been ranked among the top physicians in the nation by Patients' Choice.

February 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Grant fights state's physician shortage

AUGUSTA - A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration will help Georgia Regents University continue its efforts to diversify Georgia's health-care workforce.

February 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Coastal Endodontics opening here

Endodontics is a dental speciality that deals with treating the pain associated with tooth infection and/or injury. Since Liberty County is a rural community, certain dental specialities are not always widely available. Due to high demand at its Richmond Hill location, Coastal Endodontics, the office of Dr. Christopher S. Lea, DDS, is opening a second office in Hinesville at the end of this month.

February 13, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Armstrong now a prescription drop-off spot

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University has been selected by the Medical Association of Georgia as the Savannah area's year-round prescription-drug drop-off location.

February 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Recall prompted by unlisted nuts

ATLANTA - The Kroger Co. Atlanta Division is recalling select in-store made Bakery Mardi Gras King Cake Cinnamon because it may contain pecans not listed on the label.

February 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Make your favorite recipes healthier

A healthy diet plays a significant role in a person's overall health. Without a healthy diet, men and women are more susceptible to disease and other potentially harmful ailments.

January 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Stewart clinic earns recognition

A Winn Army Community Hospital primary care medical clinic has earned the highest possible certification by an outside health care accreditation organization.

January 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Army families groove way to good health

Fort Stewart soldiers, spouses and family members worked up a sweat during a recent four-hour fitness challenge promoting health and wellness. The event drew about 100 people, all of whom exercised simultaneously throughout the day.

January 27, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Get back to basics for optimal health

In a time of absurd fad diets, TV infomercial weight-loss plans, extreme workout regimens and drugstore cure-alls, it's easy to get wrapped up in a constant search for the next best thing on the weight-loss journey.

January 27, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Train to make it through race day

After a tumultuous few weeks knocked me off my running game during the holidays, I wasn't sure how to proceed leading to my Feb. 9 half-marathon, so I solicited expert advice.

January 27, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Columnist | Living well


Research on lab-bred bird flu to resume

WASHINGTON- International scientists who last year halted controversial research with the deadly bird flu say they are resuming their work as countries adopt new rules to ensure safety.

January 27, 2013 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press writer | Living well


Surgeon helps patients get edge on aging

The Hinesville Rotary Club welcomed Dr. Ronald Finger, an anti-aging expert, author and board-certified plastic surgeon, to its Jan. 15 meeting, held at The La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

January 27, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Hospital 'bed tax' compromise possible

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has settled on a proposal that could allow lawmakers to avoid voting directly to extend a high-profile hospital tax that helps provide a significant part of state health-care spending.

January 15, 2013 | By Bill Barrow Associated Press writer | Living well


Liberty grad joins mobile clinic in Peru

Natalie Taylor, a Liberty County High School graduate who now is a junior at the University of Georgia, traveled to Lima Peru on Dec. 15-23 to assist with a Medlife Mobile Clinic.

January 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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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


The 3 reasons more Americans are dying in greater numbers

For more than a decade, the death rate in America has been falling, in part because of fewer deaths from cancer and heart disease. Now ...

June 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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