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Walk MS: Georgia 2012 dates set

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Georgia Chapter recently announced dates for Walk MS: Georgia 2012. The event is slated for Saturday, March 31, at Daffin Park in Savannah.

January 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


America hits brakes on health-care spending

WASHINGTON - Is health-care relief finally in sight?

January 12, 2012 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press writer | Living well


Stop dramatic behavior to stop self-destruction

Q: Our oldest son, 8, has recently started saying that he has no friends, no one likes him, he's no good at anything and so on. None of this is true, mind you. He's a good kid who does well in school. We are at a loss as to where this is coming from. His younger brothers are bothered by hearing it as well and we worry about the effect on them. This has been going on for a couple of months now. We've tried talking to him and we've tried ignoring him. Nothing works. What ...

January 11, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Assess risk of cervical cancer, HPV

January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month, so here is information on cervical cancer and assessing your or your loved ones' risk for this disease.

January 11, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Clinic helps heal invisible wounds

Not all combat wounds are easily seen by a soldier's battle buddies, family members or even medical providers, according to Dr. Maria Aviles, clinical psychologist chief for Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Restoration Clinic.

January 11, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Living well


More twins being born in U.S.

ATLANTA - The number of twins born in the U.S. soared over the last three decades, mostly the result of test-tube babies and women waiting to have children until their 30s, when the chances of twins increase.

January 08, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Lifestyle can cut risk of birth defects

Researchers in the Netherlands have documented another reason why women wishing to have children should stop smoking before they become pregnant. In addition to being linked to various birth defects, premature birth, underdeveloped lungs, low birth weight and many other problems, smoking during pregnancy has been shown to damage the baby's blood vessels. According to www.nlm.nih.gov, this defect of thicker blood vessel walls is linked to cardiovascular disease and early atherosclerosis in adults. In addition to this, the children of smoking mothers had a 15 percent lower arterial distensibility (ability of the artery to stretch during ...

January 05, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Panel wants lead poisoning standards lowered

ATLANTA - For the first time in 20 years, a federal panel is urging the government to lower the threshold for lead poisoning in children.

January 05, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


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


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8 characteristics all attractive women have in common

Attraction is a funny thing. It’s the invisible pull that brings two people together.

July 25, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


The 5 best exercises for lower back pain

Back pain is a very common ailment. So it’s no surprise that, as chiropractors, we’re often asked, "What can I do to relieve ...

July 25, 2016 | Eric Brown FamilyShare | Living well


The Hamilton-inspired reason you need to take a vacation

More than 40 percent of Americans don't take the vacation days they've accrued. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was among them, with catastrophic consequences ...

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why American children can't pay attention

The growth of ADHD diagnoses and drugs in America raises a question: Is anyone out there paying attention?

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 signs you’re pregnant and don’t even know it

I know you want to ask the big question, “How can a woman not know she is pregnant?” They must know or they must be ...

July 23, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


How to successfully transition from rigid dieting to eating intuitively

It's no secret that fad diets don't work; at least not in the long-term. Dieting is actually a consistent predictor of weight gain ...

July 23, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Signs of infertility you should NEVER ignore

There is nothing the world loves more than a baby announcement. People fawn over gender reveals and throw parties to celebrate the arrival of their ...

July 23, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


What artificial sweeteners do to your brain

Artificial sweeteners found in diet sodas and other low-calorie products can make people feel hungry, leading them to eat more and gain even more weight ...

July 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 ways you’re making your period worse

It’s that time of the month again. Aunt Flo is paying her monthly visit and you are dreading every second of it.

July 21, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


What parents need to know about gummy vitamins

The vitamin aisle at your local drugstore is under assault. Call it the attack of the gummy bears.

July 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Red Cross appeals for blood donations amidst Zika scares

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations, saying the nation's supply is critically low because of the July Fourth ...

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


10 unattractive things that instantly turn guys off

Disclaimer: All women everywhere are beautiful and no one is perfect. This article is not intended to body shame or degrade a female's physical ...

July 16, 2016 | Alex Phippen FamilyShare | Living well


Is an episiotomy assault and battery?

Is an unwanted episiotomy assault and battery? One California mother thinks so, and she is suing her former obstetrician for performing the procedure in 2013 ...

July 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The skinny on how pasta affects your weight

Italian researchers say pasta eating is linked to a healthy body weight. Before you roll your eyes, know that an older study in the U ...

July 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why and how pregnant women should work out

Pregnancy is not an excuse to skip your workout, a new study confirms.

July 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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