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Don't make shy kids center of attention

Q: Our 32-month-old daughter always has been outgoing and loves to be around people - until recently, that is. All of a sudden she has started lowering her head when we get together with people she doesn't see very often and will refuse to say hi or be friendly. Is it reasonable to expect that she say hello? At what age should we start disciplining this behavior?

July 28, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Immunization crucial for prevention

National Immunization Awareness Month is promoted each August in an effort to increase awareness of immunization at a time when parents and children are getting ready to return to school and the medical community begins preparations for the upcoming flu season.

July 27, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Liberty Regional Medical Center to move ahead with expansion

Members of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County voted Tuesday to move ahead with the proposed Liberty Regional Medical Center expansion.

July 23, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well


Chatham investigating West Nile case

SAVANNAH - Health officials in Chatham County are investigating a possible West Nile virus infection in a person in the Savannah area.

July 21, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Red Cross in urgent need of blood

In addition to providing hope and shelter to disaster victims, the American Red Cross also provides blood to those in need. However, the Red Cross currently is experiencing its worse blood shortage of the past 12 years.

July 21, 2011 | Meredith Brown mbrown@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Parents have final say on video games

I believe it is vital that First Amendment rights be protected, and I further believe that doing so sometimes may require ruling in favor of speech that some group, even the majority, may perceive as having generally negative consequences.

July 20, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Liberty wins ACCG wellness grant

ATLANTA - Health and wellness programs often improve the lives of individuals and can positively affect health-care costs.

July 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


'Because I said so' is good enough

While wandering through various Internet parenting sites the other day, I came across a professional who advises parents to never say, "Because I said so." She maintains that if a parent lacks a "logical reason" for a request, the parent should not make the request. And when a child asks for a reason, she tells parents to encourage their children to challenge authority "because the authority over them might not always be looking out for them like you do."

July 14, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Circulatory system needs exercise

Getting older is the pits! I injured my leg four weeks ago and have had to spend a lot of time elevating it. The inactivity hasn't helped my aging body - especially my arthritis. And because my puppy, Raven, has been missing his daily walks, he now sneaks out on unsupervised neighborhood rendezvous, during which he seems to lie down and roll around in things that give off very obnoxious odors. My body may be aging, but my sense of smell is excellent.

July 14, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Army spouse criticizes care at Winn

Army spouse Yvonne Wilson told the Courier she is speaking out about the medical care her 48-year-old soldier husband received at Winn Army Community Hospital because she "doesn't want this to happen to anybody else."

July 13, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Blood supply drops critically low

SAVANNAH - The supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped to critically low levels.

July 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Council learns about ‘Let’s Move’ efforts

Hinesville's City Council on Thursday learned about Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign when they watched an informational presentation designed to encourage mayors and elected officials to apply for authorized "Let's Move" city, county and town designations.

July 11, 2011 | Meredith Brown mbrown@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Single parents are allowed to have friends

"When is the right time to introduce my girlfriend/boyfriend to my kids?" is a question single parents frequently ask.

July 07, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


How to keep mold out of your house

Damp, moldy buildings can make asthma worse and cause coughing, wheezing and other breathing problems in healthy people, but there is no good evidence that it can cause other illnesses, the National Academy of Sciences concluded in a 2004 study. But they also said that more research would be done to investigate possible links to health problems and ways to build dryer structures.

July 07, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Temporary VA clinic now open in Hinesville

A new temporary veterans' community-based outpatient clinic in Hinesville was seeing patients back-to-back almost immediately Tuesday morning after the clinic opened its doors.

July 06, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


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August 20, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


This is what a dietician eats in an average day

If you want to be fiercely healthy, surround yourself with advice from those who really understand food, nutrients and how it all affects your body.

August 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


How the Olympics inspire ordinary people to become athletes

Sitting on a couch watching TV isn’t good for your health — unless you happen to be watching the Olympics.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


9 ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant

Every woman grows up dreaming of having children one day. Starting at a young age, you rock your baby dolls and tinker with future baby ...

August 18, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


Tackling rape culture together: the power of bystanders

In a few weeks, thousands of new college students will stream onto campuses across the country, trying to navigate the novelties of dorm rooms, dining ...

August 18, 2016 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well


What that extra 10 pounds is doing to your brain

That extra 10 pounds may be around your middle, but it will affect your brain by middle age, researchers at the University of Cambridge in ...

August 17, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 ways to show compassion to a friend living with infertility

Infertility is one of the most devastating afflictions for any couple. Being unable to conceive a child is something that many people never consider until ...

August 17, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


The Olympic moms who show you do have time to exercise

Ten members of Team USA are mothers, proving that having a family isn't an excuse to not work out.

August 13, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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