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Boundaries are essential to success

A journalist recently began an interview with me with this question: "What is the biggest problem in American parenting today? Is it sex, drugs, alcohol, cell phones, the Internet, what?"

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


Protecting skin more important than tan

Is summer really here or will we have another cold spell? We certainly can't determine the season going only by people's attire, but if we could, it's definitely summertime. And that means slathering on sunscreen, sporting snazzy hats and protecting our eyes with sunglasses.

April 14, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Winn volunteers ‘stoop to help’ others, stand tall

Motivational speaker and first vice president of financial services for The Heritage Bank Derek Sills told more than 300 Winn Army Community Hospital volunteers Monday they are "above average" because they choose to give their time to others, a rare trait in today's fast-paced society.

April 14, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Breast-health grants awarded

Liberty and Long counties' health departments, in partnership with Liberty Regional Medical Center, Diversity Health Center and the Southeast Georgia Communities Project, have been awarded a $33,092 grant to support the breast-care program. This program will serve uninsured Hispanic women living in the Sand Hill area of Long County by providing screening mammograms, diagnostic care and breast-health education and outreach.

April 12, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Shooting fundraiser could put Team Liberty on top

Saturday's eighth annual Friends for Diabetes Dorchester Sporting Clay Fun Shoot to benefit the American Diabetes Association could put Team Liberty in the fundraising lead, but campaign manager Danny Creasy said it may take a few days before the final tally is available.

April 07, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


Children need help to grow up

Q: My 5-year-old daughter relies on me far too much. All through the day, she asks me to do simple things for her like get her a glass of water or help her put on her shoes - things she is able to do for herself. If I don't cooperate, she begins to whine, then cry. It's driving me crazy.

April 06, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Tips to stay safe a home, work, play

This is National Public Health Week and this year's theme is "Safety is no accident: live injury-free."

April 06, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Silent auction provides squeal of a good time

Between the impressive dinner buffet spread, intricate works of art up for grabs and a couple exotic live animals, attendees of Friday night's annual Dorchester Silent Auction and Dinner Gala in Midway had a lot to take in.

April 04, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


Lively ladies in pink

Hinesville's Suzie Q's, a group of local residents committed to finding a cure for breast cancer, participated in a flash mob dance Friday evening in front of Walmart on Highway 84. Ladies, gentleman and children decked out in pink clothing boogied down to the Cupid Shuffle as onlookers cheered. Suzie Q's founder Deidre Howell said the event was designed to raise awareness for the fight against cancer. "There is not a cure for breast cancer, only treatments and they don't always work," she said. Next up, the group will participate in Savannah's Susan G. Komen ...

April 04, 2011 | Hollie Barnidge | Living well


Project Lifesaver now available in Liberty Co.

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes announced that he and his department recently certified six deputies, bringing the Project Lifesaver program to Liberty County.

April 02, 2011 | Patty Leon | Living well


Liberty Fit Club honors weight-loss winners

Liberty Fit Club members did their best to ignore Thursday's rainy, overcast weather and channel their inner beach bums to celebrate the success of county employees who recently picked up a few healthy-living habits.

April 02, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Long County launches tobacco-free campaign

The Coastal Health District and Long County Health Department have partnered with the Long County Family Connection Partnership's Youth Advisory Council to launch a campaign aimed at preventing tobacco use throughout the county.

March 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Kids need income, manners befor cell phones

A reader asks if I ever have written a column about texting while eating in restaurants.

March 30, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Women must pay attention to health

March is Women's History Month and April is National Women's Health and Safety Month, which makes this an ideal time to reflect on the improvements that have occurred in women's health care while sharing tips and suggestions that can help keep women healthy.

March 30, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Nine graduate from Drug Court program, celebrate healthy lives

As nine graduates of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court filed into the commissioners' boardroom in the Liberty County Courthouse Annex on Thursday afternoon, it was impossible to tell the difference between those who once struggled with substance-abuse problems and those who had never touched drugs in their lives.

March 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


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How one community is changing the discussion on campus sexual assault

Carrie Hull became a police officer because she wanted to help people.

April 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest — and only — daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylvania campus was serene, beautiful and less than two hours from home.

April 23, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature

It's National Park Week from April 18 to 26 and Earth Day on the 22nd, but that's not why Chris Fiscus is taking his kids hiking this weekend. They go regularly because it's good for them, and because Chris likes to see Cole, 13, without a computer in his lap and Brady, 9, hold a water bottle instead of a video game controller.

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


5 ways to embrace pre-menopause

Each year millions of women in their late 40s and early 50s experience the dreaded time in life that we euphemistically refer to as “the change,” including peri-menopause (or pre-menopause) and menopause. For many of us, peri-menopause comes out of left field, stealing any and all prior sense of stability and normalcy and leaving a wake of escalating and plummeting hormones that send us spiraling out of control. At 52 years of age, I was astounded when a nurse practitioner diagnosed my depression as being due to peri-menopause. In the last eight months since that diagnosis, I have at times ...

April 22, 2015 | Debbie Merrill FamilyShare | Living well


Having a high IQ might make you depressed, research shows

Brainiacs, beware. Having the kind of active brain associated with high intelligence may also lead to stress and anxiety, according to recent research.

April 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

April 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Keep a fresh perspective on your eyes

In many households, women tend to actively be on the lookout for their family's overall health and well-being. While selflessly putting the needs of loved ones before their own, women can often overlook health problems of their own that could lead to major health-care costs down the road. This is especially true when it comes to vision.

April 19, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Study links Facebook to depression

The social-media site Facebook can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends.

April 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Going under the knife for a younger-looking face does more than alter a person's own body image, according to a new study published this week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. It also changes how an individual's personality is perceived by others.

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


Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

In the springtime, as temperatures rise and flower buds peek out of the soil to greet the sun, the body begins making adjustments of its own.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

People looking to boost their mental health should be strategic about the way they retell important life events, according to recent research on the way life stories impact well-being.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

A popular new commercial that shows a couple video-conferencing with a doctor after ill-timed dance moves sent them crashing into their dining room table illustrates a rising trend among health insurers: the use of innovative technologies to simplify the health care system.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

The symptoms started for Amy Myers during her second year of medical school. Initially, doctors dismissed the panic attacks, unexplained weight loss, and extreme muscular weakness. They said it was stress, that’s all.

April 14, 2015 | Jody Berger Deseret News | Living well


How your weight loss habits are making your kids fat

Like many parents, you’ve considered the importance of setting a good example for your kids in many areas of your life, but are your dieting habits detrimental to your children’s health and well-being? Current diet culture promotes unhealthy extremes and poor body image, polarizing food as “good” or “bad" — and this is incredibly damaging to a child’s ability to develop a healthy or normal relationship with food. The Framingham Children's Study showed that children whose parents showed the highest levels of restrictive dieting followed by post-diet overeating were most likely to be overweight compared to children ...

April 08, 2015 | Ashley Palmer FamilyShare | Living well


For millennials making sexual health decisions, there is no black and white

When it comes to the morality of sexual behaviors, millennials have more questions than answers.

April 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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