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'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 | 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

Parenting: Don’t paint yourself into a corner

Q: Using the "ticket method" you have described in previous newspaper columns and books, I began my 4-year-old daughter's rehabilitation program this week. When she loses all five of her tickets, she has to spend the rest of the day in her room and go to bed at 7 p.m. instead of 8:30 p.m.

June 22, 2011 | John Rosemond | Living well

Bryan Co. doctor’s book designed to help others

Dr. Keith Cobb, an internal medicine physician at Richmond Hill's Memorial Health practice, on Tuesday signed copies of his 2009 book, "The Grief Survival Handbook: A Guide from Heartache to Healing," at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville. Proceeds from books sales will benefit Hospice Savannah.

June 18, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well

Longest Walk targets diabetes; participants stop in Midway

Ray Brock of the Cherokee nation prays to the Creator and sings when he walks.

June 17, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well

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'Our chairs are killing us', experts say

You might have heard this phrase before: "Sitting is the new smoking." But have you ever taken the time to realize just how much you ...

September 30, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

51 ways to reduce stress before it even happens

There’s no such thing as a stress-free life. Stress is your body's natural response in certain situations. So it’s important to learn ...

September 29, 2015 | Mindy Raye Friedman FamilyShare | Living well

To vent or not to vent: How to know when to complain about work

Leighann Lord loves to text her best friends on difficult work days. They may not be able to solve her crises, but it feels good ...

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

Should we use standing desks in elementary schools? Experts weigh in

In recent years, more and more people are saying they can't stand sitting.

September 28, 2015 | Nathan Sorensen Deseret News | Living well

6 steps to battling your insecurities

Insecurity comes in many forms. It can be small, causing a feeling of discomfort or uneasiness, or so big and pervasive it keeps us from ...

September 26, 2015 | M. Elizabeth Wilson FamilyShare | Living well

7 indicators you might need therapy

Most people will not admit to seeing a mental health therapist for various reasons. Whether you tell people or not, it is important to know ...

September 26, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC FamilyShare | Living well

Mommy Medicine: Exercising, eating right … and not losing weight

Weight loss isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

September 23, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile | Living well

How to take advantage of the health benefits of meditation

Anita Fredericks spent years resisting meditation. She'd hear friends and colleagues describe the practice's many physical and mental health benefits, and then name ...

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

3 health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet

Eating like the Mediterraneans might be a tasty way to reduce breast cancer risk, according to a study released this week.

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

Add interval training to your workout

If you feel you have hit a fitness plateau, spice things up by introducing interval training into your exercise program.

September 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Researchers working on diabetes vaccine

Vaccines exist to protect against many maladies - flu, chicken pox and polio, among others. University of Florida Health researchers hope to soon add Type 1 ...

September 20, 2015 | By Morgan Sherburne University of Florida Health | Living well

Some colleges attract more hookah bars

Larger and private colleges and universities seem to attract hookah cafes and lounges, but smoke-free policies decrease these odds, according to findings published in the ...

September 20, 2015 | By Elizabeth Hillaker Downs University of Florida Health | Living well

Take a walk, for your health

Forget baseball. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants America's national pastime to be taking a stroll.

September 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Yardwork is wonderful exercise for your body and mind

On a crisp, cool morning, I looked out my kitchen window onto my view of the Wasatch Mountains as they wrapped around Utah Lake, over ...

September 18, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

Student concussion: What to consider before suiting up

The new school year is here, which means students are also playing fall sports. As parents consider the various athletic opportunities available to their kids ...

September 17, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Guest columnist | Living well

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