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Food pyramid becomes dinner plate

For many years the classic food pyramid has been the method by which many people plan their healthy eating goals. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture modified the food pyramid, transforming it into a different symbol altogether - a dinner plate.

August 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Quick tips on staying fit

To help ensure

August 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Living well


Crossfit, functional training

When we set fitness goals for ourselves, we tend to focus or hone in on specific areas of our bodies. Sometimes, we make the mistake of forgetting how each of our body systems and structures are connected and linked in specific ways that make isolating one part or another detrimental to our overall goals. Functional training exercises and training programs like CrossFit, ever-growing in popularity, can help us to use multiple body systems in dynamic and challenging ways in order to get us to new levels of fitness.

August 10, 2012 | By Sandra M. Elliott Special to the Courier | Living well


Swine flu cases increasing

ATLANTA - Officials say there's been a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people.

August 09, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Vaccination is best protection against whooping cough

An increase in cases of Pertussis, more commonly known as "whooping cough," in some metro Atlanta counties and other states has prompted Coastal Health District officials to remind residents that getting vaccinated is the safest and most effective way to prevent the disease.

August 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Kids' cholesterol down, fewer trans fats cited

ATLANTA - Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen.

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


Parents often fail to respond to misbehavior

In the late 1960s, as psychologist B. F. Skinner's behavior-modification theory made the jump from academia into popular culture, the focus in child rearing shifted from molding character to "shaping" behavior. Books such as Gerald Patterson's "Living with Children" promised perfectly well-behaved children through the proper manipulation of rewards and punishments, such as timeout and systematic removal of privilege.

August 08, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Free discount prescription-savings program set for county

Liberty County is joining the Coast2Coast Rx card program. Once launched, the new card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age or health status, to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. This program saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 55 percent on the cost of prescription drugs in 2011. Pets and other people living outside the county are able to take part in the program.

August 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


McKesson to pay $151M to settle drug-pricing suit

SAN FRANCISCO- McKesson Corp. will pay $151 million to 29 states and the District of Columbia to settle a lawsuit alleging the company inflated prices of hundreds of prescription drugs, causing state Medicaid programs to overpay millions of dollars in reimbursements, officials said Friday.

August 02, 2012 | Terence Chea The Associated Press | Living well


Monsters usually can be starved into submission

Q: The first time my 3-year-old called his 4-year-old brother "stupid," I was caught off guard and probably made too big a deal over it. I told him he is not allowed to call a person stupid because it is hurtful. He promptly began calling the dog, his cup and everything else under the sun "stupid." He loves to call people "stoopy" or "foopid" or "poopid" (especially that one, since it combines two words he knows annoy me). I've created a monster, haven't I? I have started ignoring the behavior, but what should I do when he directs ...

August 02, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Williams on CTCA board

President Pro Tempore Sen. Tommie Williams of Georgia Senate District 19 recently was named to the board of directors for CTCA at Southeastern Regional, a Newnan-based cancer-treatment hospital set to open Aug. 15.

August 01, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Study: Those with health insurance pay for those without

Preliminary findings of a strategic health plan study for Liberty, Long, Bryan and Tattnall counties warn that residents with private health insurance will carry the uninsured at a 2-to-1 ratio.

July 31, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Living well


Top soda companies racing for a new sweet spot

NEW YORK - Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste.

July 30, 2012 | By Candice Choi The Associated Press | Living well


Children did well in the good ol’ days

Jim Fusilli, rock and pop music reviewer for The Wall Street Journal, recently opined that Rolling Stone magazine's list of the top 500 songs of all time reflected "boomer bias," pointing out that a disproportionate number of selections were from the 1960s and 1970s.

July 26, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Docs at odds over kids’ cholesterol test guidance

CHICAGO - Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids.

July 25, 2012 | Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press | Living well


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I wish my kids had real PE

Upon returning home from school, my son Ace, who is in the fourth grade, excitedly announced that the next day his class would be running ...

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7 health risks that can be detected from your baby's poop

We all poop and babies poop more frequently than adults, which is a pain when it comes to changing diapers, but is a blessing when ...

November 29, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


A solid set up for diet success

It turns out, that all you ever needed to know about a solid diet you already learned during preschool in the English nursery tale, "The ...

November 29, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


What families should know about organ donation

When the surgeon took her only daughter's heart out, Lacey Erickson was lying in her bed at home, four blocks away.

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


14 things hardly any woman knows about her period

Being a woman doesn’t make you an expert on your body, but the more you know, the better you can control it. After all ...

November 29, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Does working in a cubicle make you unhealthy?

Sitting in an office chair and staring at a screen all day is hard on the body in many ways. The lack of physical activity ...

November 27, 2016 | Brandon Doyle FamilyShare | Living well


How to deal with a food craving

It’s 9 p.m. You finally have the chance to sit on the couch and relax from a long day; it’s time for ...

November 24, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


5 benefits of using a menstrual cup

Being a woman can be inconvenient. More worryingly, at times, it can be downright dangerous. Every month, women all over the world deal with their ...

November 22, 2016 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


10 sure-fire ways to make time for fitness

Losing weight is hard enough as it is, and finding time to exercise is even harder. There are so many ways to lose weight through ...

November 21, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Advances in technology may just change the way you think about hearing aids

After a little nudging from his wife, 59-year-old Mike Stocking found himself at the audiologist office.

November 21, 2016 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


17 detox ingredients your skin needs right now

Is cleansing your skin with a simple face wash or soap paying off? Most formulas only provide just a mild cleanse of the skin. Our ...

November 20, 2016 | Charushila Biswas FamilyShare | Living well


Cultivating gratitude for your body

We live in a weight- and body-shape-obsessed society, and it’s easy (and normal) to develop body dissatisfaction. I recently heard the term “normative discontent ...

November 17, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


8 tips to overcoming anxiety about going to the dentist

Dentists are around to take care of your teeth. Although you might take your teeth for granted, they’re pretty important. You use them when ...

November 17, 2016 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


Teach your children that play is exercise

Upon returning home from school recently, my 7-year-old daughter, Azure, came running in the house, proclaiming, “Mom, I want to go exercise!”

November 17, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Why I said “no” when a child gave me a cookie

I was visiting with family one weekend when my niece offered me a chocolate chip cookie. In the past, I would have not only eaten ...

November 14, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well


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