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Micromanaging teens can increase problems

Q: Our 17-year-old daughter is an honor student who has been accepted to three colleges. She has not been a risk taker, except with boys. Her most recent boyfriend is a wonderful kid and very smart. Apparently, they both resent our rule that a parent must be home when either of them is visiting at the other one's home, but they've gone along with it, however reluctantly. We just found out that they've been texting about sneaking out in cars to be alone. What should we do?

January 05, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Fretting about girl’s weight not a good idea

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter's weight (25 pounds) is at the first percentile for her age, but she is otherwise healthy, energetic, creative, polite and well-behaved. Our only real problem occurs at meals during which she picks at and dawdles over her food. We end up coaxing her to finish, telling her how important it is for her to eat so she'll grow, and so on. Sometimes, she has been there so long we've taken her plate away, but we are reluctant to do that because we don't want her losing any weight. Are we worrying for ...

December 28, 2011 | By John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Allergies and colds seem similar but treatment varies

Uh oh! It's three days until New Year's Eve and you feel like you're getting a cold. No one wants to have to miss out on all the fun or have to stay away from friends so they don't get sick, too.

December 28, 2011 | Linda Ratcliffe Health columnist | Living well


Dog makes woman’s medical condition more manageable

For Dallas LaPointe, having seizures is a part of her life. But with a new friend that she received from Long County, the seizures may be a little less dangerous.

December 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Clarity of hindsight can be painful

Q: My husband and I have micromanaged, spoiled and enabled our 21-year-old son all his life. We paid a heavy price during his teen years. At this point, he is arrogant, immature and irresponsible.

December 21, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Free Tdap vaccines being offered

The Liberty County Health Department currently is offering free Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccines, which are recommended for children ages 11-19 and adults.

December 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Holiday blues are not uncommon

When I was younger, I could never understand why people talked about being depressed at Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is such a joyful season, right? Why waste time dwelling on the negative and being sad and depressed?

December 15, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Don't be afraid to lay down the law

At an online source of parenting advice, a mother recently asked a female marriage and family therapist how to handle her eighth-grade daughter's announcement that she and her ninth-grade boyfriend have decided to "prove their love" by having sex. The mother says, "I don't think she's ready to have sex with this boy."

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


New breast cancer drugs show promise

SAN ANTONIO - Breast cancer experts are cheering what could be some of the biggest advances in more than a decade: two new medicines that significantly delay the time until women with very advanced cases get worse.

December 14, 2011 | By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press writer | Living well


Long County Board of Health bids farewell to Ludowici mayor

The Long County Board of Health said goodbye to an outgoing member, Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren, at its December meeting.

December 12, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Ga. remains 37th in national health rankings

ATLANTA - United Health Foundation's latest health rankings place Georgia 37th in the country this year, the same as a year ago.

December 07, 2011 | The Associated Press | Living well


Coastal agency offers class on managing disease

Coastal Georgia residents are invited to attend a free six-week workshop on managing chronic conditions at the Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging. The workshop runs Friday, Jan. 13 through Friday, Feb. 17. It will be from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Liberty Senior Center, 800 Tupelo Trail, in Hinesville.

December 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Choose safe holiday gifts for little ones

This is the time of the year when children who've been good get to ask Santa to bring them the toys on their wish lists. Millions of parents and family members flock to malls and stores, sometimes lining up outside the night before or during the early morning hours of Black Friday. News stations show viewers the large crowds camped out, waiting for the stores to open their doors so shoppers can snag this year's "hot" toy.

December 07, 2011 | Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


Leaders should command, not demand

Someone recently asked if I agree with the currently popular parenting adage that "rules without relationship lead to rebellion."

December 07, 2011 | John Rosemond | Living well


Long Co. begins Relay for Life

Long County officially kicked off its 2012 Relay for Life campaign Thursday at Celebration Castle. This year, the committee added Christmas luminaries to the lineup of ways participants and supporters can honor loved ones who've battled cancer.

December 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


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How the Super Bowl can empty an office

It’s not just the players who suffer the punishing effects of football. The people watching at home have a rough time of it, too.

February 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The heart of the matter: What your pulse says about your health

If you have an abnormally low heart rate, you could a serious heart condition and need a pacemaker. Or you could be a world-class athlete ...

February 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This one simple thing could reduce your risk for Alzheimer's and dementia

Everyone knows exercise is good for you. It improves your cardiovascular health, decreases stress levels and helps maintain a healthy weight. However, exercise also helps ...

February 08, 2016 | Dr Ralph Rogers FamilyShare | Living well


How to make weight loss work for you

It’s February now, 30+ days into 2016. How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions or your health and fitness goals?

February 08, 2016 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


How hating your own body can actually physically hurt you

Body shaming is a huge problem in our culture, and it is something that needs to be stopped. Everyone is unique. All of our bodies ...

February 03, 2016 | Tamsyn Valentine FamilyShare | Living well


What no one tells you about miscarriage

When the doctor says, “It looks like this pregnancy has failed,” your first thought probably isn’t about what happens next.

February 03, 2016 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well


Strike up the band for better health

Music has charms to soothe a savage beast, soften rocks or bend a knotted oak, English playwright William Congreve famously wrote. But it also has ...

February 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


When trying to eat healthy, count on trouble

Imagine for a moment you’re taking a lovely drive down a beautiful coast. Without warning, a tire pops and you swerve to the side ...

February 02, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


How your entire body and soul benefit from a good night sleep

Sleep is just as important to your health and well-being as good nutrition, exercise, and stress management.

February 02, 2016 | Dr Ralph Rogers FamilyShare | Living well


Nature versus nurture: Is healthy eating truly a choice?

Imagine that you are walking through the grocery store. Grocery shopping seems like a simple task; you pick out which foods look desirable based on ...

February 01, 2016 | Stephanie Roque, MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Tropical virus headed for the U.S.

A disease rarely seen in North America has reared its head recently and prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue several ...

January 31, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | Living well


19 yoga poses gone horribly wrong

Yoga enriches the body and the soul -- or so they say. One thing's for sure, though: Looking at these poses gone wrong will enrich ...

January 31, 2016 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well


8 quirky tricks to avoid the winter blues

Feeling tired and sad this winter? It could be the fact that there are no more pumpkin spice lattes, realizing summer is still a far ...

January 26, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


For smarter babies, pregnant women should eat more of this

Years before their children enter kindergarten, mothers can do something that will help their kids perform better in school: Eat fish.

January 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


10 tips for working out when you have zero motivation

It is almost the end of January, and we all know that one of our top new year’s resolutions was to go to exercise ...

January 26, 2016 | Tamsyn Valentine FamilyShare | Living well


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