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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


Don't be afraid to lay down the law

At an online source of parenting advice, a mother recently asked a female marriage and family therapist how to handle her eighth-grade daughter's announcement that she and her ninth-grade boyfriend have decided to "prove their love" by having sex. The mother says, "I don't think she's ready to have sex with this boy."

December 14, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


New breast cancer drugs show promise

SAN ANTONIO - Breast cancer experts are cheering what could be some of the biggest advances in more than a decade: two new medicines that significantly delay the time until women with very advanced cases get worse.

December 14, 2011 | By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press writer | Living well


Long County Board of Health bids farewell to Ludowici mayor

The Long County Board of Health said goodbye to an outgoing member, Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren, at its December meeting.

December 12, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Ga. remains 37th in national health rankings

ATLANTA - United Health Foundation's latest health rankings place Georgia 37th in the country this year, the same as a year ago.

December 07, 2011 | The Associated Press | Living well


Coastal agency offers class on managing disease

Coastal Georgia residents are invited to attend a free six-week workshop on managing chronic conditions at the Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging. The workshop runs Friday, Jan. 13 through Friday, Feb. 17. It will be from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Liberty Senior Center, 800 Tupelo Trail, in Hinesville.

December 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Choose safe holiday gifts for little ones

This is the time of the year when children who've been good get to ask Santa to bring them the toys on their wish lists. Millions of parents and family members flock to malls and stores, sometimes lining up outside the night before or during the early morning hours of Black Friday. News stations show viewers the large crowds camped out, waiting for the stores to open their doors so shoppers can snag this year's "hot" toy.

December 07, 2011 | Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


Leaders should command, not demand

Someone recently asked if I agree with the currently popular parenting adage that "rules without relationship lead to rebellion."

December 07, 2011 | John Rosemond | Living well


Long Co. begins Relay for Life

Long County officially kicked off its 2012 Relay for Life campaign Thursday at Celebration Castle. This year, the committee added Christmas luminaries to the lineup of ways participants and supporters can honor loved ones who've battled cancer.

December 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


More kids skip school vaccines in eight states

ATLANTA - A rising number of parents in more than half of states are opting out of school shots for their kids. And in eight states, more than one in 20 public school kindergartners do not get all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.

November 30, 2011 | The Associated Press | Living well


Stay safe this holiday — don’t drink and drive

Many people believe that underage drinking and driving is only a problem on prom night or after graduation, but the latest newsletter from Mothers Against Drunk Driving contradicts that stereotypical belief. While underage drinking and driving definitely are problematic on those two occasions, the night before Thanksgiving actually seems to be the biggest night for underage drinking. According to MADD's November newsletter, "The fridge and the liquor cabinets are stocked, parents are distracted by relatives and dinner preparations and older siblings or college-age friends are around."

November 30, 2011 | Linda Ratcliffe | Living well


Avoid putting on the pounds during holidays

Eggnog, turkey and stuffing, assorted pastries - the holidays are as much about the food and drink as they are about sharing good times together. So is it any wonder that many gain weight during the holiday season?

November 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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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


9 ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant

Every woman grows up dreaming of having children one day. Starting at a young age, you rock your baby dolls and tinker with future baby ...

August 18, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


Tackling rape culture together: the power of bystanders

In a few weeks, thousands of new college students will stream onto campuses across the country, trying to navigate the novelties of dorm rooms, dining ...

August 18, 2016 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well


What that extra 10 pounds is doing to your brain

That extra 10 pounds may be around your middle, but it will affect your brain by middle age, researchers at the University of Cambridge in ...

August 17, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 ways to show compassion to a friend living with infertility

Infertility is one of the most devastating afflictions for any couple. Being unable to conceive a child is something that many people never consider until ...

August 17, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


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