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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


Parental anxiety may add to social issues

Q: My son will be 4 years old in a couple of months. He is having problems playing and relating to groups of kids in social situations.

June 01, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Enjoy the water; follow safety rules

One of my favorite things to do is sit by the pool with my puppy. I enjoy watching my normally very high-spirited little cockapoo as he lies by the water and becomes very calm and still. And his mood is catching; I enjoy the peacefulness as I wonder what little puppies think about.

June 01, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


School nurses raise asthma alarm

BRUNSWICK - Georgia school nurses are working to remove asthma triggers from schools, to develop written action plans to safeguard children with asthma and to educate teachers, staff and parents about the symptoms and treatment of the chronic condition.

May 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Consistency is key to disciplining kids

Q: Of late, our 8-year-old daughter has not been completing chores and following directions. On the morning of a recent soccer game, she again failed to follow some simple directions. On the way to the game, I calmly told her that when we arrived, she would tell her coach she was unable to play because she had not followed her parent's directions at home. She balked, so I told her that either she obeyed or she would miss the remainder of the soccer season. She complied, and we went home where she sulked a good bit before ultimately realizing ...

May 26, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Administration defends health care reform

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration said Wednesday that health care reforms should be upheld in the courts because the costs of the uninsured are a burden on interstate commerce.

May 19, 2011 | By Pete Yost Associated Press writer | Living well


Health workers named GPHA officers

CHATHAM COUNTY - The Georgia Public Health Association recently named officers for 2011-12, and several representatives from the Coastal Health District are among them.

May 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Tales of disrespect is a way to fit in

Q: My 16-year-old son refuses to wear his glasses. For the past two years, I have offered to get him contact lenses for his birthday, but he has refused. He will be driving soon, so I told him that if he didn't wear his new glasses, which are less than a month old, he would have to reimburse me for them. He says he hates them and wants contacts. Furthermore, he is willing to pay for them himself out of his savings. Should I let him get the contacts or should I make him pay me for the glasses ...

May 18, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Raise kids to have manners, even if friends don't

Q: Our 4-year-old is fairly well behaved, but her best friend definitely is not. We just got back from a weekend trip with that family, and I constantly was embarrassed at my daughter's behavior. She did whatever her friend did, like running down the hall of the hotel, yelling and laughing all the while.

May 11, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Protect your eyes

May is Healthy Vision Month, and this year's theme is "Eye Safety is Everyone's Business." Prompted by what officials believe is a large number of preventable on-the-job eye injuries, the National Eye Institute is launching a drive to increase the use of proper safety eyewear in the workplace. The institute is asking optometrists and other eye-care providers to play a role by routinely dispensing safety eyewear.

May 11, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Parents obliged to raise good citizens

I'm reasonably certain that my parents never used the term "John's needs." Since having this thought, I've asked a handful of folks my age, "Do you think your parents ever talked about your needs and how to best meet them?"

May 05, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Spine & Sport starts orthopedic residence program

Spine & Sport recently began to offer an orthopedic physical therapy residency program. The program is designed to provide physical therapists with a year-long intensive study of orthopedic physical therapy through classroom and clinical experience as well as one-on-one mentoring with a board-certified clinician.

May 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Amid 'war on obesity,' skeptics warn of stigma

The images are striking: Overweight boys and girls staring somberly from billboards and online videos, real-life embodiments of the blunt messages alongside.

May 05, 2011 | By David Crary Associated Press writer | Living well


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Q&A: The secret to raising healthy kids, according to USDA nutrition leader

School's out for summer, but Kathryn Wilson still has cafeteria meals on her mind.

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


Aging Americans work to keep dementia at bay with healthy eating and brain teasers

Americans of all ages fear Alzheimer's. A recent study, released in May by Aegis Living, found that 72 percent of Millennials, 75 percent of ...

July 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Most registered for medical marijuana younger than 17

Children with seizure disorders have led the initial wave of patients registered for medical marijuana use in Georgia, state officials said Tuesday.

July 26, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Living well


Trainer gives tips on sculpting back, shoulders

Several muscles form the upper back, shoulder and neck area of the human body.

July 26, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


GSU study: Overweight teens think they're 'just fine'

As national obesity rates have risen in the last 20 years, overweight and obese adolescents are now less likely to accurately perceive their body weight ...

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Develop health sleep habits for students as classes loom

It might be hard for most parents (and definitely kids) to believe, but the end of summer break is right around the corner.

July 26, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel | Living well


New treatments for endometriosis — a common, painful disease that causes infertility

Endometriosis: a painful disease that kills dreams.

July 23, 2015 | Heather Simonsen KSL | Living well


How nap time can improve your mental health

Searching for a reason to take a midday snooze? Look no further than a new study reporting naps increase a person's tolerance of frustration.

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


The importance of paying attention to a child's mental health

The repercussions of mental health problems that begin in childhood will be felt long into adulthood, according to new research.

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


How nap time can improve your mental health

Searching for a reason to take a midday snooze? Look no further than a new study reporting naps increase a person's tolerance of frustration.

July 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Medical robot teaches autistic children how to read emotions, reduces pain in pediatric patients

A robot is doing what parents and teacher of autistic kids often can't — narrowing the gap. "Medi" the medical robot can do a mean ...

July 17, 2015 | Heather Simonsen News Division | Living well


How to take a wellness-centered vacation for less

Two months ago, Gabriel Schirm and his wife, Amy, were in Costa Rica, welcoming the sunrise with yoga on the beach and indulging in delicious ...

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


How do you own your health?

I recently heard Rebecca Onie speak on TedTalk about the current healthcare system in the USA. She poses the questions: “What if our health care ...

July 16, 2015 | Ilise Ratner Deseret Media Companies | Living well


How do you own your health?

I recently heard Rebecca Onie speak on TedTalk about the current healthcare system in the USA. She poses the questions: “What if our health care ...

July 16, 2015 | Ilise Ratner Deseret Media Companies | Living well


Retirement: What’s your plan?

From the office chair to the rocking chair.

July 16, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


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