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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


Measles cases on the rise

ATLANTA (AP) - The United States seems to be on track to have more measles cases than any year in more than a decade, with virtually all cases linked to other countries, including Europe where there's a big outbreak.

May 05, 2011 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Workshop works against Alzheimer's

To help American adults live brain-healthy lifestyles and potentially reduce their risk for Alzheimer's disease, the Georgia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is offering a one-hour community workshop called "Maintain Your Brain: How to Live a Brain Healthy Lifestyle" at 11:30 a.m. May 13 at the Effingham YMCA

May 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Relay draws many survivors, supporters

It was a cool evening for a hot event in Hinesville on Friday as several hundred cancer survivors and their supporters turned out for Relay for Life. The 12-hour fundraiser and celebration featured more than 250 survivors and 47 sponsored booths.

May 01, 2011 | By Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Older child responsible for conflict

Q: Our 7-year-old son and 32-month-old daughter squabble with each other constantly, mostly over taking and playing with each other's toys. The problem is our daughter, really. She will hit, scream and throw things when she is angry. She wants to be in her brother's room doing whatever he is doing, and he will not close his door. He's not rough with her, but we know he deliberately aggravates her. We have tried time-outs and separating them. With this sort of age gap, is there some way of stopping the uproar?

April 28, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Adults can help prevent teen pregnancy

The 10th annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is May 4. This promotional campaign is designed to improve the lives and futures of children and families. Organizers also want to help ensure that babies are born into stable, two-parent families ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation, which may improve the well-being of children, moms and dads while decreasing poverty. Lowering the teen pregnancy rate also means young men and women will have more opportunities to complete their education and achieve other life goals. It also may result in fewer abortions and a stronger nation.

April 28, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


That order should not come with 'please'

Q: When a parent is giving a child an instruction, like "pick up your toys," should the parent use "please?" My wife says we should model the behavior we want from our kids, but I say it's unnecessary.

April 20, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Risks add up without immunizations

The theme for this year's National Immunization Week, which is April 24-30, is "Immunize to stay on track." This annual observance encourages a lifetime of good health with timely vaccinations.

April 20, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Lunchtime health session focuses on depression

County employees turned their Friday lunch breaks into an opportunity to learn more about a topic that is not often discussed at work: depression.

April 19, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Best things: Mom was right — sit up straight

Dr. David Peer of Liberty County Clinic of Chiropractic is on a mission to improve residents' spinal health. Peer opened his practice at 951 C E.G. Miles Parkway on Nov. 1, 2010. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the Georgia Chiropractic Association and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

April 16, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


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

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How to lose weight on your daily commute

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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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