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Weight control essential to good health

I have several New Year's resolutions but, by far, the most important is losing weight and getting back in shape. I've chosen this week as my starting point. Healthy Weight Week (Jan. 15-21) started Sunday, and I've been planning my weekly menus and working out several times a day in preparation. I have several health problems that don't allow brisk, hard workouts so I'm adjusting my schedule to get as much physical activity as I can in a day. I hope to gradually increase my endurance and performance. You may also need to do this ...

January 18, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimer's disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.

January 17, 2012 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press writer | Living well


Walk MS: Georgia 2012 dates set

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Georgia Chapter recently announced dates for Walk MS: Georgia 2012. The event is slated for Saturday, March 31, at Daffin Park in Savannah.

January 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


America hits brakes on health-care spending

WASHINGTON - Is health-care relief finally in sight?

January 12, 2012 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press writer | Living well


Stop dramatic behavior to stop self-destruction

Q: Our oldest son, 8, has recently started saying that he has no friends, no one likes him, he's no good at anything and so on. None of this is true, mind you. He's a good kid who does well in school. We are at a loss as to where this is coming from. His younger brothers are bothered by hearing it as well and we worry about the effect on them. This has been going on for a couple of months now. We've tried talking to him and we've tried ignoring him. Nothing works. What ...

January 11, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Assess risk of cervical cancer, HPV

January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month, so here is information on cervical cancer and assessing your or your loved ones' risk for this disease.

January 11, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Clinic helps heal invisible wounds

Not all combat wounds are easily seen by a soldier's battle buddies, family members or even medical providers, according to Dr. Maria Aviles, clinical psychologist chief for Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Restoration Clinic.

January 11, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Living well


More twins being born in U.S.

ATLANTA - The number of twins born in the U.S. soared over the last three decades, mostly the result of test-tube babies and women waiting to have children until their 30s, when the chances of twins increase.

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


Lifestyle can cut risk of birth defects

Researchers in the Netherlands have documented another reason why women wishing to have children should stop smoking before they become pregnant. In addition to being linked to various birth defects, premature birth, underdeveloped lungs, low birth weight and many other problems, smoking during pregnancy has been shown to damage the baby's blood vessels. According to www.nlm.nih.gov, this defect of thicker blood vessel walls is linked to cardiovascular disease and early atherosclerosis in adults. In addition to this, the children of smoking mothers had a 15 percent lower arterial distensibility (ability of the artery to stretch during ...

January 05, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Panel wants lead poisoning standards lowered

ATLANTA - For the first time in 20 years, a federal panel is urging the government to lower the threshold for lead poisoning in children.

January 05, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Micromanaging teens can increase problems

Q: Our 17-year-old daughter is an honor student who has been accepted to three colleges. She has not been a risk taker, except with boys. Her most recent boyfriend is a wonderful kid and very smart. Apparently, they both resent our rule that a parent must be home when either of them is visiting at the other one's home, but they've gone along with it, however reluctantly. We just found out that they've been texting about sneaking out in cars to be alone. What should we do?

January 05, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Fretting about girl’s weight not a good idea

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter's weight (25 pounds) is at the first percentile for her age, but she is otherwise healthy, energetic, creative, polite and well-behaved. Our only real problem occurs at meals during which she picks at and dawdles over her food. We end up coaxing her to finish, telling her how important it is for her to eat so she'll grow, and so on. Sometimes, she has been there so long we've taken her plate away, but we are reluctant to do that because we don't want her losing any weight. Are we worrying for ...

December 28, 2011 | By John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Allergies and colds seem similar but treatment varies

Uh oh! It's three days until New Year's Eve and you feel like you're getting a cold. No one wants to have to miss out on all the fun or have to stay away from friends so they don't get sick, too.

December 28, 2011 | Linda Ratcliffe Health columnist | Living well


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


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The diet you should try before scheduling weight-loss surgery

Obese Americans are increasingly turning to bariatric surgery help them lose weight and manage diabetes. But two doctors are urging people considering the surgery to ...

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


5 tips to manage anxiety during the election

If you’ve recently been waking up clammy from nightmares, experienced insomnia or having digestive problems, then you may have election-based anxiety to blame.

September 28, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Living well


Your doctor wants you to get off the internet

You can find answers to pretty much every medical question on the internet — and many of them are wrong. That's one reason your doctor ...

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


16 common beauty mistakes that are aging you

We all have that youthful glow at one point in our lives, but unfortunately, Father Time doesn’t allow us to keep our flawless face ...

September 26, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


8 symptoms of diabetes in children and teens you need to know about

Diabetes has become increasingly easier to manage through the years, but if left untreated or undiscovered, it is deadly. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause ...

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Protect your toddlers from Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

With recent outbreaks of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Florida and New Jersey, here’s everything you need to know about this brutal virus ...

September 22, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


The 5-second rule: Is it really safe to drop food on the floor and still eat it?

Researchers at Rutgers University have bad news for anyone who's ever dropped a cookie on the floor and scooped it up, citing the "five-second ...

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 health risks you can detect through your snoring

Aside from being mega obnoxious to anyone sharing a room with you, snoring seems like a harmless habit.

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The ABZs of Zika

Aedes aegypti isn’t the only way to get Zika, but the striped-leg mosquito gets most of the buzz. Another type of mosquito, Aedes ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is it wise to pull wisdom teeth?

For many teens, the extraction of four healthy teeth is a ritual of high school, much like getting a driver’s license or going to ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 things people with PTSD want you to know

Post-traumatic stress disorder will affect 7-8 percent of the U.S. population at some point in the lives. About 8 million adults per year in ...

September 21, 2016 | Chelsea Rutter FamilyShare | Living well


Why some people die from pneumonia and others don't

It killed entertainer Bob Hope and abolitionist Harriet Tubman, and contributed to the death of George Washington, the first president, and William Henry Harrison, the ...

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What you need to know about Zika before you conceive

In Texas, dozens of women are showing up to be tested each Friday at a Zika clinic. In South Carolina, one county sprayed so vigorously ...

September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 reasons you should be using a menstrual cup

The first time you see a menstrual cup, it’s a little jarring. People put that in them? And then take it out and reuse ...

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


6 homemade recipes to get rid of acne that people swear by

Zits have a funny way of popping up in the most obvious spot on exactly the worst day. Things only get worse when you realize ...

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


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