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Former Ft. Stewart surgeon joins staff in Jesup facility

JESUP -The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announces the addition of J. Matthew Valosen, MD, to its staff.

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


Helping a child get ‘unstuck’ in wake of parent’s death

Q: My husband was killed nearly a year ago, and my 11-year-old son is still having a difficult time with it. Before the accident, he always was cheerful and social and hardly ever complained. That still describes him most of the time, but every now and again he slips into moods where he is just the opposite. These episodes occur once every couple of weeks and last for a couple of days on average. I took him to see a therapist a while back, but I saw no change after three months of weekly sessions, so I took him out ...

May 31, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Problems arise when feeling replaces thinking

When I was growing up, it was said that one should not engage in discussions of religion or politics. These days, engaging in conversation concerning how someone raises their children is just as likely to end the relationship as a discussion of their religious or political beliefs.

May 24, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Alzheimer’s program helps caregivers

There are 5.4 million people living with Alzheimer's disease in the United States. For most of them, there is at least one person who is responsible for providing care to them.

May 24, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Personal-care homes troubled, according to report

ATLANTA - State officials rarely issue heavy fines or shut down personal care homes, despite poor conditions in some facilities such as one in which live cockroaches were found in the kitchen, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

May 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


CDC: Half of overweight teens have hear risk

ATLANTA - Half the nation's overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems, new federal research says.

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


Who does attachment parenting help?

The cover story in a recent Time Magazine is all about "why attachment parenting drives some mothers to extremes - and how Dr. Bill Sears became their guru."

May 17, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


CDC says skin cancer warnings ignored

ATLANTA (AP) - The warnings about skin cancer from too much sun don't seem to be getting through.

May 13, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Grants available for children’s medical expenses

ATLANTA - The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child's health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their health insurance plans.

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


Troubles at school can be handled at home

Q: Our ninth-grade son always manages to get As and Bs on his report card, but just before the report card comes out, his grades take a complete dive. Should we punish him for this or just accept this imperfection?

May 10, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Study: Access trouble plaguing Ga., others

Adults in nearly every state saw their access to health services worsen during over the past decade, with Tennessee, Florida and Georgia having the greatest increase in people reporting having an unmet medical need, according to a study released Tuesday.

May 10, 2012 | By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News | Living well


State’s health insurance law slow to draw interest

ATLANTA - A new state law aimed at fueling more competition in the health-insurance industry so far has not generated the results some had expected.

May 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


Show resolve in face of older-child tantrums

Q: My 4-year-old stepson still has the occasional tantrum in response to being told that he can't have or do something. His mother, who has primary custody (he's with us two days a week, generally), is very permissive, so he comes by this "honestly." When he throws a tantrum, we put him in his "tantrum place," which is a chair in the dining room. That causes his tantrum to get worse, actually, and it sometimes takes him 30 minutes or more to calm himself down to where he can get out of the chair. Is there anything we ...

May 03, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Study looks at mentally ill accused of crimes

ATLANTA - County sheriffs across Georgia are awaiting results of an ongoing study aimed at determining how to better care for mentally ill people who are accused of crime.

May 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


Gov. Deal signs abortion ban

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that would ban abortions five months after conception.

May 02, 2012 | By Errin Haines The Associated Press | Living well


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Navigating sweets and treats during the holiday season

It's the most wonderful time of the year … right?

December 07, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


From fluoride to lead, how to know what's in your family's water

You don't have to live in Flint, Michigan, to worry about your family's water supply. Concern about Flint's continuing battle with lead ...

December 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 surprise health benefits of crying you've never heard of

Sometimes we all need a good cry. We may not want to, because it makes us look vulnerable, but that doesn’t mean it’s ...

December 06, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


4 harmful habits that can cause back pain and how to avoid them

Pain in any form is bad for our daily functionality, as it reduces our ability to concentrate fully. The burning sensation that results from it ...

December 06, 2016 | Zyana Morris FamilyShare | Living well


You might have HIV without knowing it; here are the 3 signs

About 36.7 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV, and 1.8 million of those infected are children who contracted the disease from ...

December 05, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


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


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