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Healthy, child-friendly recipes do exist

A healthy diet often is mistaken for one that is devoid of desirable foods. But just because a diet is healthy doesn't mean it can't be delicious as well. A few easy modifications to your favorite recipes can make a diet healthier without sacrificing taste.

September 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Parks offer reasons to get out, move

Approximately 33.9 percent of adults in the United States are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control's website, www.cdc.gov. An additional 34.4 percent are overweight. In 2010, approximately 30.4 percent of Georgians were obese.

September 22, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Mothers need to take back authority

One of the greatest ironies of our time: Today's women have inherited from their mothers the freedom to claim authority in the military, corporations, churches, the professions, politics and higher education, but have been persuaded, largely by their own gender, to all but completely abdicate their authority over their children.

September 20, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Students certified in CPR, first aid

Students in Dr. Jana Shields' health, safety and nutrition class at Liberty County High School recently were certified in CPR and first aid. Shields and 13 students participated in a day-long training session with firefighter Casey Hale. At the end of the session, each participant took and passed a skills test.

September 19, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Advocates say 39 states’ obesity rates to pass 50%

NEW YORK - A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese - not merely overweight.

September 19, 2012 | Mike Stobbe The Associated Press | Living well


Whooping cough vaccine blamed for outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) - As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that was introduced in the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.

September 15, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Some ‘problems’ really aren’t big deals

I estimate that one-fourth of the questions parents ask me involve issues or behaviors that merit little - if any - concern. Some of the "problems" in question are normal to certain stages of development. Others are nothing more than little glitches that will resolve themselves in time (and might develop into real problems if people respond to them as such). And some are reflections of personality (or temperament), which is inborn and therefore fairly fixed, although not immutable. These include things like shyness, which most shy people figure out how to successfully compensate for by early adulthood. Here's a short ...

September 13, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Premiums for family health plans hit $15,745

WASHINGTON - It sounds like good news: Annual premiums for job-based family health plans went up only 4 percent this year.

September 12, 2012 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press | Living well


Study: Organic food isn’t that much better

WASHINGTON - Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me?

September 06, 2012 | Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press | Living well


Parents, stop doing your kids’ homework

With the advent of a new school year, it seems appropriate to tackle the issue of homework: more specifically, the question of how involved parents should be and how parents can limit their involvement to only what is necessary.

September 05, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Exercise for people with arthritis

Arthritis can make physical activity more difficult. In spite of that difficulty, exercise is an important part of staying healthy for men and women with arthritis. Even moderate physical activity can strengthen bones and muscles and increase joint flexibility, making it easier for arthritis sufferers to perform daily tasks.

August 30, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Be careful when giving kids clothing budget

Q: My two teenage daughters, 13 and 15, constantly are begging me to buy them clothes. It's become highly annoying. To stop the constant whining, I've decided to stop buying them any clothing and give them each an $800 annual clothing allowance. Should I give them the whole amount at once or give it to them on a monthly basis?

August 30, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Entomologist: West Nile threat real; rare

About 80 percent of the people who are bitten by mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus won't develop any symptoms, according to Maj. Mark Potter, entomologist with Winn Army Community Hospital's environmental health department.

August 30, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Living well


Are school meals becoming healthier

Grilled cheese on a pretzel bun; maple burst pancakes; cold nachos; breaded chicken nuggets - these are some of the lunch options in school cafeterias across the country. Following streamlined government regulations aimed to make school lunches healthier, some parents are left scratching their heads wondering if anything has changed.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Foot care essential to healthy living

Did you know that each of our amazing feet contain more than 26 bones, four arches and 33 joints? There are more than 250,000 sweat glands in the feet that produce about 500 milliliters of sweat per day. In an average lifetime, a person will walk a distance equivalent to more than three trips around the earth. On average, we walk 3,000 steps per day, so our feet take a lot of abuse. Those who run or walk as a form of exercise may take as many as 10,000 steps per day. So it seems our feet ...

August 29, 2012 | By Sandra M. Elliott Correspondent | Living well


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Are you mistaking a sign of cancer for a spider bite? Studies show this is a serious problem

When it's cold outside, you may find your house turning into a spider habitat. These cold-blooded, eight-legged creatures move to warmer spaces (like your ...

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


8 weight loss benefits of eating oatmeal you don't know about

Growing up, I always thought oatmeal was disgusting. Every time my mom made it for breakfast, I would hardly touch it. I’d much rather ...

February 23, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


A dietitian's advice on how to love, savor and enjoy food without guilt

In honor of February and Valentine’s Day, I’m writing to encourage you to love food. That might sound crazy, especially if you feel ...

February 22, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


How orange juice fell from grace

When a mother came to Dr. Robert Lustig hoping he could help her obese 6-year-old, the Seattle doctor quickly discovered part of the problem — and ...

February 21, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Pain during menstruation: 7 signs something is wrong

From the moment she gets that very first drop of menstrual blood, a woman learns that 25 percent of being female means pretending everything is ...

February 18, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


10 ways to trick yourself into liking exercise

If you don’t like to workout, here are some things that might give you enough motivation to get going:

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


7 everyday activities that actually help you lose weight

According to experts, you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound. This number might look daunting, but calories lost add quickly when ...

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Take pleasure rather than punishment with exercise

For anyone who is familiar with the non-dieting approach to health and wellness, you've likely asked yourself how exercise fits into the equation of ...

February 15, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Why you need a microscope in your kitchen

When a Colorado Springs mom examined her breast milk under a microscope, she was so enthralled by what she saw that she posted it to ...

February 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


12 creative ways to exercise in your own home (without spending a fortune)

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get your daily workout. Try these simple (and affordable) ways to exercise at ...

February 14, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 things you've always worried aren't normal about your body (but are actually common)

I know I’m not the only one of my friends who has instantly assumed I was dying of a rare disease anytime I found ...

February 14, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Therapy is for everyone; here are 5 reasons why

Close your eyes and think of the word "therapy". What comes to your mind? For me the first image is a person laid back on ...

February 13, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Stop being lonely by doing these 3 things

At one point, you've felt lonely. Perhaps that feeling came when you realized you were different from others or no one understood you. Perhaps ...

February 11, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


7 myths about losing weight

You probably heard a lot of advice when you announced your New Year’s resolution to lose weight. But how much of that advice was ...

February 10, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Safely celebrating Valentine's Day for kids with food allergies

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays closely tied to chocolates and candies. But if your child has food allergies this holiday may give ...

February 10, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


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