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Don't fret odd; harmless behavior

Q: Our 12-year-old daughter seems driven to run in circles. For years now, every day, often many times a day, she suddenly will start jogging in a big circle around the family room or anywhere else in the house when the urge strikes. She stops when one of us tells her to stop, but a bit later she's off again. We've sent her outside to run many times, but that doesn't help either. While this may sound like a minor problem, it is so strange and it's most certainly driving us nuts. Help!

August 17, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Breastfeeding benefits babies, mothers

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and it's interesting to note that breastfeeding once again is spiking in popularity among new moms as the preferred method of feeding their newborn babies. More than half of all new mothers now breastfeed their babies because they understand why it is so important.

August 17, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Officials: No signs of West Nile in Liberty

Although two cases of West Nile virus have been reported in two nearby counties, officials say the disease has not been spotted in either humans or mosquitoes in Liberty County.

August 15, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well


Center celebrates good health, care

Diversity Health Center board member Charlene Williams, right, eyes a cookie while staff members Sam Powers, Gail Barrett and Sandra Melchor serve refreshments during the Hinesville open house Thursday. The clinic recently converted two offices to exam rooms to accommodate more patients, CEO Vicki Smith said.

August 13, 2011 | Danielle hipps | Living well


Bacteria warnings up on Tybee

SAVANNAH - Public health officials have issued a bacteria advisory for Strand Beach near the Tybee Island pier, and authorities are urging swimmers to avoid water in the area until further notice.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


WIC provides healthy food, education

Childcare agencies and parents should encourage healthy lifestyles among children with extra emphasis on proper nutrition and physical fitness. And, as far as proper nutrition goes, pediatricians often advise expectant mothers to breastfeed their babies because this gives infants the right balance of nutrients and, with the assistance of vaccinations, helps their immune systems develop.

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


Boys will be boys, squash bugs

Q: I feel silly for asking, but what is your position on children killing bugs? I do not know if this is just 4-year-old boy behavior, but my son seems rather fascinated with bug-killing. He is, by the way, very kind with our dog and other pets. I have explained that bugs have families too and need to return to them.

August 10, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


National Health Center Week highlights local clinics

Diversity Health Center is opening the doors this week and inviting the public to check out its Hinesville and Ludowici clinics.

August 10, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well


West Nile case confirmed in Savannah

SAVANNAH - Lab tests have confirmed a person in the Savannah area has been infected by the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Precautions can prevent eye injury

Millions of people could have their eyesight saved thanks to several new groundbreaking treatments that have the potential to eradicate several of the most common causes of blindness. Antioxidant supplements, new drugs, stem cell therapy and laser treatment soon may offer new hope to people of all ages - the hope of keeping their eyesight and of remaining independent.

August 04, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Don't overcomplicate separation anxiety

Q: My daughter will be 3 years old soon. Her father was the primary caretaker until she was around 20 months old, then he left and she hasn't seen him since.

August 03, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Fort Stewart WIC clinic opens

The new Fort Stewart WIC clinic officially opened its doors last week and is ready to serve an estimated total caseload of 19,000 clients, according to Coastal Health District WIC Coordinator Tonya Scott.

August 03, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Health care suit reaches Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservative law firm asked the Supreme Court Wednesday to strike down the health care overhaul, challenging the first federal appeals court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama's signature domestic initiative.

July 28, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Don't make shy kids center of attention

Q: Our 32-month-old daughter always has been outgoing and loves to be around people - until recently, that is. All of a sudden she has started lowering her head when we get together with people she doesn't see very often and will refuse to say hi or be friendly. Is it reasonable to expect that she say hello? At what age should we start disciplining this behavior?

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


Immunization crucial for prevention

National Immunization Awareness Month is promoted each August in an effort to increase awareness of immunization at a time when parents and children are getting ready to return to school and the medical community begins preparations for the upcoming flu season.

July 27, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


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'Biggest Losers' show why we regain lost weight

The first woman to win "The Biggest Loser" recently admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she has regained much of the weight she lost on the ...

May 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Your triplets just got even more special

Having triplets is special, and it’s becoming even more so.

May 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Eat more, not less

In a society rampant with “you shouldn’t eat that” messaging, figuring out what to eat can be a trip down negativity lane.

May 05, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Do we really need milk?

Once considered "nature's perfect food," milk is falling out of favor with consumers — unless it's made from almonds or cashews.

May 04, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is your 'doctor' really an M.D.?

From a teenager posing as a physician to a chiropractor practicing "pastoral medicine," some people sound like doctors, but they're not. A report on ...

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


How families can keep the Sabbath when the world interferes

Keeping the Sabbath isn't optional, at least not in God's book. But observing the day of rest prescribed in the 10 Commandments can ...

April 29, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why you sleep better in your own bed

New research shows why we feel groggy while traveling even if we're in the same time zone. It's because our brains refuse to ...

April 28, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 ways to let go of haunting words from your past

Struggling to forget “those things which are behind” is perhaps one of the most tragic things that unites the human race.

April 28, 2016 | Alexandra Crafton FamilyShare | Living well


20 nondieting weight loss tips

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

April 28, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Can you be both fit and fat?

Mirna Valerio, a Georgia teacher and coach, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs — to the best of her knowledge — between 245-250 pounds.

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


Suicide rates spike in adolescent girls, women

Suicide is on the rise in America, and two groups in particular show a significant spike: middle-aged whites and adolescent girls.

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


Why we should have quit sugar 40 years ago

Processed sugar, research increasingly suggests, makes us prematurely old, wrinkly and obese. But its position as Public Health Enemy No. 1 is relatively new, despite ...

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


Eat like a queen and live longer

When Queen Elizabeth was born in 1926, the average British woman could expect to live about 70 years. The British monarch turned 90 last Thursday ...

April 25, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Twins used their ADHD to become millionaires

Twin brothers Mark and Mike Patey, both dyslexic, both diagnosed with ADHD and both inclined to get into trouble at school, were determined to prove ...

April 23, 2016 | Becky Griffin KSL.com | Living well


15 power foods to eat while pregnant

Do you wish the old wives’ tale of eating for two while pregnant was actually true? Why is it that you feel famished so often ...

April 20, 2016 | Lacey Pappas FamilyShare | Living well


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