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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


Reading to kids is good; it's OK to wait

Q: In your book on 2-year-olds, you recommend reading to a child from early on. My problem is that every time I attempt to read to my 16-month-old son, he grabs the book away, closes it or wants to flip the pages himself.

June 16, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Hey, guys, start taking care of yourselves

Men's Health Week, which is June 13-19, is celebrated each year just before Father's Day. The purpose of this promotion is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

June 16, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Doctor signs book here Tuesday

Dr. Keith Cobb, internal-medicine physician at Richmond Hill's Memorial Health practice will sign copies of his book, "The Grief Survival Handbook: A Guide from Heartache to Healing," from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the education room at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville.

June 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Stepparents merit equal authority

A journalist called me the other day wanting me to make some pithy, erudite comments on the subject of the so-called "stepfamily." I am eminently qualified, I propose, to remark on the subject because I was raised in one, although it was not called a stepfamily back then. We were a family: me, my mother, my stepfather and their two children.

June 08, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Healthy habits stave off hepatitis

Did you read that Dr. Jack Kevorkian recently died? The descendant of Armenian immigrants, Kevorkian gained fame in the early 1990s when he helped people with illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis commit suicide by injecting themselves with lethal drugs that he supplied.

June 08, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Hospital authority applies for grant to fund adult day care

Liberty County Hospital Authority members on Wednesday discussed the next steps for a proposed adult day care that will be built next to Coastal Manor, Liberty Regional Medical Center's long-term nursing facility in Ludowici.

June 04, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


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Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility is complex, not just the medical side of treating infertility, but the emotional side of treating it. Essentially, infertility, whether it's the inability to conceive, frequent miscarriages or otherwise, is loss. Many couples are surprised by the intensity of their feelings related to infertility.

February 27, 2015 | Whitney Barrell KSL | Living well


Health professionals call for action to address gun violence

Leaders from the nation's top health professional organizations have issued a call to action on gun violence, co-signing an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

February 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

Americans are not alone in craving salty, sweet and all-around unhealthy foods, according to a new study on global health trends.

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


15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

Look around the room these days and you'll spot someone with a plastic bracelet tracking their steps, miles, etc. No, this isn't some kind of punishment or parole tracker. Most likely they opened a Fitbit on Christmas morning, Hanukkah or New Year's.

February 25, 2015 | Michelle Lehnardt Deseret News | Living well


3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

Most people have heard you should drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, hydration is a basic component to healthy living. However multiple studies have found the contrary suggesting your body can’t handle excessive amounts of water.

February 25, 2015 | Paige Cook FamilyShare | Living well


'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

A long-held truth among psychologists that stress and sadness are contagious has been confirmed in a recent study from the Pew Research Center. The study brought research into the digital age, where people often read about friends' stressors on Facebook or Twitter, finding that struggles experienced by one person can be felt by others.

February 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Natural scents promoted for health, happiness

At a recent seminar at Farmer's Natural Foods in Hinesville, Kaliana Schmidt shared her determination to spread more happiness in the world.

February 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Cultivate spirit with simple practices

Sense of purpose is one of the integrative approaches to health in the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program. It is an essential ingredient in a healthy lifestyle, because it gives direction and meaning to our lives.

February 22, 2015 | By Dr. Andrew Pleasant Special to the Courier | Living well


TRICARE raises pharmacy co-pays

New co-pays for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE began Feb. 1.

February 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

This is the third in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." Read part two: "How families can work together to fight heroin addiction."

February 22, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


VA names Dublin medical center director

ATLANTA - The Department of Veterans Affairs recently appointed retired Navy Capt. Maryalice Morro, RN, MSN, as the new director of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia.

February 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

In the midst of their busy lives, Americans are learning how to keep calm and say "Ommmm." Meditation, alongside yoga and other mind and body practices, is becoming more popular as people link its practice to happier and healthier lives.

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


How families can work together to fight heroin addiction

This is the second in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction."

February 19, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes

When you get old, lightning bolts go around your eyes. They don’t shoot out at people; that would be cool. They just start flashing around in your eyeball like you are suddenly discovering that you are actually some sort of android that’s starting to short circuit in its old age.

February 19, 2015 | Steve Eaton Deseret News | Living well


The new face of heroin addiction: How America's most dangerous drug made its way to the suburbs

They lived in tattered boxes, abandoned cars and the backyards of dilapidated houses.

February 19, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


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