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Take precautions to avoid germs

I just discovered another reason for getting a flu shot. Not only can you spread the flu to your friends and family but, according to www.webmd.com/pets-tales, your family dog and cat also are capable of contracting human flu.

November 10, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Leadership key when disciplining kids

Q: Several years ago, I married a widower who never disciplined his children. They now are 9, 14 and 16, and he still has a very difficult time denying them anything. I love them very much and think of them as my own, but I often feel like the "bad guy." In this situation, should he be the main disciplinarian? He's given me the responsibility (he has a very demanding job, thus his at-home hours are not reliable) and sometimes I feel like I'm drowning!

November 09, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


HIV testing on World AIDS Day

The Coastal Health District, in conjunction with the Georgia AIDS Coalition, will offer free HIV testing on World AIDS Day. All testing will be done from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Forsyth Park in Savannah. Needles will not be used, and confidential results will be available within 20 minutes. A candlelight vigil will be at 6 p.m.

November 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Winn hosts drive-through clinic

Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital conducted its fourth annual drive-through flu shot clinic Wednesday and Thursday.

November 04, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Light drinking linked to slight breast-cancer risk

CHICAGO - Whether sipping beer, wine or whiskey, women who drink just three alcoholic beverages a week face slightly higher chances for developing breast cancer compared with teetotalers, a study of more than 100,000 U.S. nurses found.

November 03, 2011 | Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press | Living well


You can break a 1-year-old's habits

Q: My 1-year-old has started slapping us. He also screams a lot, often for no reason, or at least we can't figure out the reason. He is a very busy little boy and won't sit still for longer than a few seconds. Is it too early to begin disciplining him?

November 02, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Drive-through flu clinic today, Thursday on post

The fourth annual drive-through flu clinic on Fort Stewart is scheduled for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Thursday in the Winn Army Community Hospital overflow parking lot at the corner of Harmon Avenue and 6th Street.

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


Emergency care clinic slated to open this month

A new emergency care clinic soon will open in Hinesville at the corner of East Oglethorpe Highway and Gen. Stewart Way. According to Hannah Paquette, marketing director for Georgia Emergency Associates, the South Georgia Immediate Care Center will start seeing patients in Hinesville on Nov. 15.

November 02, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Living well


Family physicians honor lawmaker

ATLANTA - State Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, recently received the 2011 Legislative Champion of the Year Award from the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians.

November 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Visit sheds light on domestic violence

A small sign on the wall in the kitchen/dining room reads, "Hope," suggesting that hope is one of the many services provided by the Tri-County Protective Agency Inc., an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.

October 31, 2011 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Supreme Cout may hear health care case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court could decide as early as Nov. 10 whether to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul this term.

October 28, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Support spouse's parenting decisions

Q: My husband won't allow our 17-year-old daughter to date. She is an excellent student, very involved in activities at school and church and never has given us any major problems.

October 26, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Acid reflux is pretty common

Gastroesophageal reflux disease affects up to 20 percent of Americans every day, making it one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website, digestive.niddk.nih.gov.

October 26, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Living in poor neighborhood hurts health

ATLANTA - Back in the 1990s, the federal government tried an unusual social experiment: It offered thousands of poor women in big-city public housing a chance to live in more affluent neighborhoods.

October 20, 2011 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Encourage drug-free lifestyle

If you've read a newspaper or listened to the radio or television news lately, you probably have some grave concerns about incidents with the Mexican drug cartel and residents as well as the U.S. border patrol.

October 19, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


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

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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


3 reasons to get your children into rock climbing

Kids are natural climbers. They climb trees, fences and just about anything they can grab hold of.

July 15, 2016 | Jon Vickers KSL.com | Living well


Arianne Brown: Athletic aptitude is as valuable as academic prowess

Recently, my 6-year-old daughter, Azure, was sitting at the computer when some instructions popped up that required some reading that she had difficulty doing herself ...

July 14, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Why so many young adults still go to their childhood pediatrician

Young adults are staying on their parents' health-insurance plans longer, and they're seeing their childhood pediatricians even when they're old enough to have ...

July 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Another reason not to eat raw cookie dough

Everyone knows they shouldn't eat cookie dough because of the risk of salmonella from raw eggs. (Not that this stops many of us from ...

July 13, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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