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Be careful when giving kids clothing budget

Q: My two teenage daughters, 13 and 15, constantly are begging me to buy them clothes. It's become highly annoying. To stop the constant whining, I've decided to stop buying them any clothing and give them each an $800 annual clothing allowance. Should I give them the whole amount at once or give it to them on a monthly basis?

August 30, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Entomologist: West Nile threat real; rare

About 80 percent of the people who are bitten by mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus won't develop any symptoms, according to Maj. Mark Potter, entomologist with Winn Army Community Hospital's environmental health department.

August 30, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Living well


Are school meals becoming healthier

Grilled cheese on a pretzel bun; maple burst pancakes; cold nachos; breaded chicken nuggets - these are some of the lunch options in school cafeterias across the country. Following streamlined government regulations aimed to make school lunches healthier, some parents are left scratching their heads wondering if anything has changed.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Foot care essential to healthy living

Did you know that each of our amazing feet contain more than 26 bones, four arches and 33 joints? There are more than 250,000 sweat glands in the feet that produce about 500 milliliters of sweat per day. In an average lifetime, a person will walk a distance equivalent to more than three trips around the earth. On average, we walk 3,000 steps per day, so our feet take a lot of abuse. Those who run or walk as a form of exercise may take as many as 10,000 steps per day. So it seems our feet ...

August 29, 2012 | By Sandra M. Elliott Correspondent | Living well


Bookworm apple bark

Grab your books and this crunchy, sweet breakfast treat as you dash off to school.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Eating out doesn't have to be unhealthy

When it comes to families' routines, parents often may feel like they're performing a juggling act. With school, work, extracurricular activities, medical appointments, play dates and chores, schedules quickly become so jam-packed that cooking wholesome, healthy dinners takes a backseat. The daily grind makes it easy and convenient to deliver dinner from a bag.

August 29, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Get in shape with others in public

Here are some upcoming races that will help you get in shape, make friends and have fun:

August 29, 2012 | Staff report | Living well


Oral health important during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of major change for a woman's body. Many things influence the health of an unborn baby, and a lot of women don't realize their oral health can directly affect a little one in the developmental stages.

August 29, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Help children understand medicines

Kids are curious by nature, and few things parents do go unnoticed by their children.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ

NEW YORK- Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests.

August 29, 2012 | Malcolm Ritter and Nick Perry The Associated Press | Living well


Ga. cuts waiting list for HIV/AIDS drugs

ATLANTA - Poor and uninsured people in Georgia who need medication to treat HIV and AIDS will no longer need to be placed on a waiting list.

August 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


Army hospital opens new pediatics wing

Calling children "our soldiers' most important family members," Col. Ronald Place, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, welcomed guests filling Winn Army Community Hospital's pediatric clinic Thursday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

August 24, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Living well


Lay ground rules on social-media use

Q: Our 13-year-old daughter has been mature for her age from early on. She takes advanced classes and makes straight A's. She's also talented musically.

August 23, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Study: Early heart death raises disease risk for family

MILWAUKEE - Paul Ryan works out and watches his diet, but a new study shows that clean living can only go so far to help people like the vice presidential candidate overcome a strong family history of heart disease.

August 23, 2012 | Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press | Living well


Fit Kids Fest planned

SAVANNAH - Childhood obesity is a growing concern across the nation. Georgia is not immune to this epidemic. Nearly 40 percent of the state's children classified as overweight or obese, which is the second-highest child-obesity rate in the U.S.

August 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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True or false? The top 11 pregnancy myths debunked

When you announce you are expecting, you’re likely told all the tips, tricks, myths and old wives’ tales about pregnancy. Some are amusing while ...

August 30, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


Why opening a jar of pickles is a legitimate test of health

On his late-night TV show, ABC host Jimmy Kimmel asked Hillary Clinton to open a jar of pickles. She did, to applause, passing a legitimate ...

August 30, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


15 things you should and shouldn’t say to a woman living with infertility

Living in a culture where families are placed at high importance can make life very overwhelming for a woman who cannot have a child to ...

August 30, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


The stink about fish oil, and why it matters to your family

A wild-caught, fatty fish is one of the most healthy things people can eat, nutritionists say. The evidence on the briny wonders of fish-oil supplements ...

August 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Symptoms of oral cancer you should never ignore

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 48,250 individuals in the United States alone will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year ...

August 25, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


Is the solution to Zika more mosquitoes?

It seems counterintuitive, but some health officials believe Florida needs more mosquitoes to help slow the spread of Zika, the virus the World Health Organization ...

August 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


20 unexpected everyday things that are harming your skin

Have you ever wondered what the secret to having supple, perfect skin is? Well, believe it or not, there are things you do every day ...

August 23, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


What Alzheimer's disease teaches us about the soul

When he was a chaplain at a nursing home in Chicago, the Rev. James Ellor decided to try an experiment. He found a Sunday school ...

August 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


These 5 common things are making women lose their hair faster, experts say

It never feels good to look down at the shower drain and see a large ball of hair.

August 23, 2016 | Katelyn Carmen FamilyShare | Living well


How old is too old to have a baby?

Women have long been warned to abstain from conceiving after 35 due to an increase in challenges and health risks while carrying. But despite this ...

August 22, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


What your lip color says about your health

In traditional Chinese medicine, your mouth is the window to your health. One of your body's best health indicators is the color of your ...

August 22, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


How Zika is changing people's views about abortion

The spread of the Zika virus may be changing Americans' views on late-term abortion, presenting a new challenge for abortion opponents.

August 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Top 6 myths of intuitive eating debunked

If you’ve ever experienced the yo-yo effect diets have emotionally and physically, you might have looked into an idea called intuitive eating. There’s ...

August 20, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


This is what a dietician eats in an average day

If you want to be fiercely healthy, surround yourself with advice from those who really understand food, nutrients and how it all affects your body.

August 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


How the Olympics inspire ordinary people to become athletes

Sitting on a couch watching TV isn’t good for your health — unless you happen to be watching the Olympics.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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