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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


Red Cross makes emergency call for donors

The American Red Cross' blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than at this time last year.

July 25, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


How to protect kids from whooping cough

ATLANTA - Whooping cough was once a terrible menace to U.S. children, with hundreds of thousands of cases reported annually. Then a vaccine drove cases down, and the illness became thought of as rare and even antiquated.

July 21, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Small study: Drug may help stabilize Alzheimer’s

For the first time, researchers are reporting that a treatment might help stabilize Alzheimer's disease for as much as three years, although the evidence is weak.

July 19, 2012 | By Marilynn Marchone The Associated Press | Living well


Children’s punishments don’t have to be fair

Q: My 21-month-old has started hitting. Whenever he hits his 4-year-old sister, I put him in his crib until he calms down. Recently, however, his sister has started hitting back. I don't want her thinking that I go easier on him when it comes to discipline. How do I implement fair and effective punishment for the same offense for children of different ages?

July 19, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Heat injury risks high for kids

Georgia is infamous for its triple-digit summers days, often with humidity above 75 percent.

July 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Living well


Governors put off health care questions, for now

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.- Millions of uninsured people may have to wait until after Election Day to find out if and how they can get coverage through President Barack Obama's health care law.

July 18, 2012 | By Josh Lederman The Associated Press | Living well


FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

July 18, 2012 | By Matthew Perrone The Associated Press | Living well


Doctor: Lack of sleep keyed breakdown

LUBBOCK, Texas- A psychologist testified that a JetBlue Airways pilot who screamed about religion and terrorists during a flight had "a brief psychotic disorder" due to lack of sleep, according to a transcript of the trial obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday.

July 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


Stay with discipline despite two households

Q: My ex-husband has our 3-year-old son from Thursday through Saturday, every weekend. When I hand him over to his dad, he's fairly well-behaved, but when I get him back, he's disrespectful and defiant. It takes a day or two to get him back on track. I work very hard to discipline consistently, and it seems his dad unravels everything I accomplish.

July 12, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


City park smoking ban considered in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Atlanta officials are set to consider banning smoking in city parks.

July 09, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


Georgia hospitals hope for Medicaid expansion

ATLANTA (AP) - A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could put Georgia's hospitals in an economic bind.

July 09, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


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The 12 dangers of Christmas for families

Your house may be child-proofed, but has it been child-proofed for Christmas?

December 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why we need a little Christmas

Ignore all the moaning about weight gain, shopping and stress. Christmas is good for you — even more so if you profess a strong faith in ...

December 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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 ...

November 30, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


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


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