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To co-sleep or not to co-sleep?

It looks like the sleep wars have begun.

June 14, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Emory opens spina bifida research center

ATLANTA - Emory University has launched an international center focusing on the research and prevention of spina bifida.

June 07, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well

Court rules against veteran in colonoscopy case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Years after thousands of veterans learned they may have been exposed to infections at government-run hospitals, many are still mired in legal battles seeking compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

June 06, 2012 | By Kristin M. Hall The Associated Press | Living well

Punishment isn’t meant to send ‘positive messages’

I occasionally receive complaints from fellow mental health professionals that my approach to discipline is excessively punitive.

June 06, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Briscoe joins RH Pharmacy

Laura Briscoe graduated May 11 from the University of Georgia Pharmacy School in Athens.

June 02, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Local mental-health facility receives re-accreditation

Darsey, Black and Associates of Hinesville has been re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

June 01, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Former Ft. Stewart surgeon joins staff in Jesup facility

JESUP -The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announces the addition of J. Matthew Valosen, MD, to its staff.

June 01, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Helping a child get ‘unstuck’ in wake of parent’s death

Q: My husband was killed nearly a year ago, and my 11-year-old son is still having a difficult time with it. Before the accident, he always was cheerful and social and hardly ever complained. That still describes him most of the time, but every now and again he slips into moods where he is just the opposite. These episodes occur once every couple of weeks and last for a couple of days on average. I took him to see a therapist a while back, but I saw no change after three months of weekly sessions, so I took him out ...

May 31, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Problems arise when feeling replaces thinking

When I was growing up, it was said that one should not engage in discussions of religion or politics. These days, engaging in conversation concerning how someone raises their children is just as likely to end the relationship as a discussion of their religious or political beliefs.

May 24, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Alzheimer’s program helps caregivers

There are 5.4 million people living with Alzheimer's disease in the United States. For most of them, there is at least one person who is responsible for providing care to them.

May 24, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Personal-care homes troubled, according to report

ATLANTA - State officials rarely issue heavy fines or shut down personal care homes, despite poor conditions in some facilities such as one in which live cockroaches were found in the kitchen, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

May 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well

CDC: Half of overweight teens have hear risk

ATLANTA - Half the nation's overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems, new federal research says.

May 21, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well

Who does attachment parenting help?

The cover story in a recent Time Magazine is all about "why attachment parenting drives some mothers to extremes - and how Dr. Bill Sears became their guru."

May 17, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

CDC says skin cancer warnings ignored

ATLANTA (AP) - The warnings about skin cancer from too much sun don't seem to be getting through.

May 13, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well

Grants available for children’s medical expenses

ATLANTA - The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child's health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their health insurance plans.

May 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

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Stop putting yourself down! Read 4 ways to start feeling good about yourself today

There are thousands of books you can buy or find on library shelves discussing self-esteem and how to feel good about yourself. Yet most days ...

November 30, 2015 | Justin Olsen FamilyShare | Living well

7 reasons why staying sober is so darn difficult

Parents tend to worry about their children a lot. From schoolwork to social pressures, loving parents are constantly thinking, hoping, wishing and worrying for their ...

November 30, 2015 | Kitt Wakeley FamilyShare | Living well

Make the silent killer pay

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes was the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States in 2010 based on the 69,071 death ...

November 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Teen years don't cause sociopathic behavior

A recent caller to my syndicated radio show (Saturdays, 6 p.m. EST, American Family Radio) objected to advice I dispensed concerning a teenage girl ...

November 29, 2015 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

'Personalized medicine' helps some heart patients

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - In the weeks and months after a patient gets a heart stent, blood clots can pose a major threat to recovery. Now, University ...

November 29, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well

7 reasons you absolutely cannot afford to neglect your oral health

It is absolutely essential that you treat your oral health just as you would your overall health.

November 27, 2015 | Samuel Kwon FamilyShare | Living well

Staying healthy on Thanksgiving is a snap

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, but it can easily throw your children's healthy eating habits out the window. This year, don't ...

November 26, 2015 | By Mark Kishel | Living well

Four steps to address Thanksgiving food drama

Lizzie Post was born into an etiquette empire, but even she gets stressed out about hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

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

Healthy living shows gratitude

As I made it to the top of a hillside near my home, I felt the need to stop — and it wasn’t for the ...

November 19, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

You can't talk yourself out of depression

As a recent college graduate with a solid GPA and an impressive resume, life was just getting started. I was a 25-year-old single woman with ...

November 19, 2015 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Living well

3 reasons why antidepressants are overprescribed and what you can do about it

Did you know mental health medications are the most prescribed class of drugs in America? In fact, Abilify (an antipsychotic) is the number one prescribed ...

November 16, 2015 | Paul Murdock FamilyShare | Living well

How writing can help veterans readjust to civilian life

When veterans are worried or stressed about acclimating to everyday life, they may just need a pen and paper to feel better, according to a ...

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

Go nuts for good health

Let's go nuts. Go all out and get crazy nutty.

November 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Peach State Health offers cold, flu tips

What families should know to avoid the flu

November 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Compound may protect against macular degeneration

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - For macular degeneration patients, blurry vision emerges slowly as cells in and around the retina get damaged. Now, University of Florida Health researchers ...

November 15, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well

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