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Autism diagnosis increasing

CHICAGO (AP) - At 18 months, Cristina Astacio spoke only a few words, wouldn't respond to her name and shunned other kids in her day care group. Last October, her worried parents found out why.

April 01, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press writer | Living well


Weight loss surgery mayhelp with Type 2 diabetes

CHICAGO - New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say the operation should be offered sooner to more people with the disease - not just as a last resort.

March 28, 2012 | By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press writer | Living well


Seize chance to teach son about women

Q: We recently found racy pictures on my 13-year-old son's smart phone. The women were not nude, much less participating in sex acts, but were wearing revealing bikinis, short skirts and halter tops. Their poses were very provocative as well. My husband says this is normal stuff and wants to completely ignore it. I say we should deal with it. What say you?

March 28, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


School nutritionists promote healthy diets

National Nutrition Month - March - is almost over, but with weight struggles and obesity reaching epidemic levels in Georgia and nationally, it's not too late to start children on healthy eating habits to last year round, according to the Georgia Association of School Nurses.

March 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Study: Vets prone to addiction get risky painkillers

CHICAGO - Morphine and similar powerful painkillers are sometimes prescribed to recent war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress along with physical pain, and the consequences can be tragic, a government study suggests.

March 22, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press writer | Living well


Pollen woes not confined to SE Georgia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Allergy season has come early and hit with a wheezing vengeance in parts of the South and Midwest this year, thanks largely to an unusually warm winter. Abundant pollen is causing watery eyes, sniffles and sneezing.

March 22, 2012 | By Joe Edwards Associated Press writer | Living well


High self-esteem isn't all it's cracked up to be

Q: I recently heard you speak in San Diego and need some clarification. While I understand that researchers have found that high self-esteem is not what it was cracked up to be, I want my kids to approach the challenges of life with confidence in their abilities. There's got to be a reconciliation point here. What is it?

March 21, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Pollen count at records across state

MARIETTA - A warm winter is sending pollen counts soaring to record levels in Georgia.

March 20, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


It is possible for children to play quietly

Q: My kids, 4 and 3, are very loud. They yell and run inside the house. They bang toys, get into loud conflicts, and my son likes to scare his little sister by growling like a dinosaur. I know most of this stuff is normal, but I've got a new baby on the way, and I'm worried that the baby isn't going to be able to get enough rest during the day. Should I punish or just lighten up?

March 14, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Classes for caregivers set for Savannah

The Community Care Services Program, a state Medicaid program administered through the Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia Area Agency on Aging and managed by the Coastal Health District, will host two, six-week long "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" courses designed to help those caring for someone with a chronic illness.

March 13, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Vets prone to addiction get risky painkillers

CHICAGO - Morphine and similar powerful painkillers are sometimes prescribed to recent war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress along with physical pain, and the consequences can be tragic, a government study suggests.

March 13, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press | Living well


Family blames cancer on river pollution

When Georgia Southern University nursing students presented a study of health problems reported by people along the Ogeechee River, Bryan County residents Betty Moore and Spencer Moore Sr. made a point of attending.

March 08, 2012 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Living well


Correcting 'educational correctness'

Q: Our 8-year-old son was caught stealing from the teacher's prize box at school. He did this in the past and was punished, but it seems he hasn't gotten the picture yet. Do you have any suggestions for us?

March 07, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Medical bills can wreck credit, even when paid off

CHICAGO - Mike and Laura Park thought their credit record was spotless. The Texas couple wanted to take advantage of low interest rates, so they put their house on the market and talked to a lender about a mortgage on a bigger home in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs.

March 07, 2012 | By Carla K. Johnson Associated Press writer | Living well


Breast-feeding protest set for Savannah

SAVANNAH - Mothers from across Georgia are gathered in Savannah to breast-feed their babies in a demonstration aimed at changing state law.

March 06, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


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Children with mild mental health issues are often overlooked

J.D. emerged from his parent's divorce in 2013 a different kid. He'd always been serious, but now he was moody and falling ...

September 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


The healing power of pets: Research, experience speak to benefits of animal-assisted therapy

Pets can decrease cholesterol levels, blood pressure and feelings of loneliness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But you don’t have ...

September 03, 2015 | Jennifer Johnson Deseret News | Living well


How to lose weight on your daily commute

The Wall Street Journal has some encouraging news for those of us who use public transportation to get to work (or to McDonald's).

September 03, 2015 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | Living well


4 tools that use money to motivate weight loss

A group photo was posted by a friend to my Facebook wall. I was mortified and barely recognized myself. Several weeks later I was asked ...

September 01, 2015 | Joseph Irvine KSL.com | Living well


How Medicare is trying to start a healthier national conversation about dying

Diane Carbo has spent countless hours considering how she would like to die.

August 31, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Cancer cells retrained to be normal again in new study

ROCHESTER, Minn. — In a major breakthrough in the battle against cancer, researchers believe they’ve found a way to retrain cancerous cells to die in ...

August 30, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL.com | Living well


4 mindfulness skills that can help you manage anxiety

Feelings of panic, restlessness, excessive worry, difficulties concentrating and irritability are all common symptoms of anxiety. Some may experience a couple of these symptoms as ...

August 28, 2015 | Jennifer Sorensen KSL | Living well


Group selfies responsible for lice outbreak in teens?

There may be room for a new dominant hashtag on social media, and it’s a gross one: #socialmedialice.

August 27, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Living well


Artificial kidney will save millions of lives, scientists say

Ed Timmerman is hooked up to a portable dialysis machine every night. He is one of the 1.5 to 2 million people worldwide suffering ...

August 26, 2015 | Heather Simonsen News Division | Living well


Chaplains now available by Skype for patients who don't know where to turn

Returning home after a hospital stay is a difficult transition for seriously ill patients, especially if they've made a connection with their hospital's ...

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


Why reading to young children matters

Parents, prepare your funny voices. Reading picture books with young children is an essential part of nurturing a healthy brain, according to new research.

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


Why patients don't follow doctors' orders — and what doctors could do about it

Medical students traded stethoscopes for skillets this spring in a course designed to make learning how to cook part of the path to becoming a ...

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


Physical exercise important; don't neglect mental stimulation

Being healthy is not just about the foods we eat and exercises we do to get our bodies physically fit. You can be at your ...

August 23, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Five habits to help you lose weight, keep it off

To many Americans, weight loss remains a pie-in-the-sky desired outcome to a laborious process that is never undertaken.

August 23, 2015 | By BistroMD | Living well


Compound that reins in cancer found

A compound that disrupts enzyme function has been found to inhibit the growth of breast, colon and other cancer cells in laboratory testing, according to ...

August 23, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well


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