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Top school nurses recognized

PEACHTREE CITY - The Georgia Association of School Nurses recently announced the winners of the school nurse of the year awards.

September 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Presenting partner named for Relay for Life

The American Red Cross recently announced that A New Beginning Church would be the presenting partner for next year's Long County Relay for Life.

September 25, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Backpack Buddies gives kids healthy food

Thousands of Liberty County residents of all ages are defined as hungry. There are children in this community who have no idea where their next meal is coming from, but there is a community effort working to alleviate that problem.

September 23, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Fort Stewart works to get kids fit

This month marks the third national observance of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, which was established to help draw the public's attention to the seriousness and side effects of childhood obesity.

September 23, 2012 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Students dedicate 'just a minute' to fitness

There's no better way to teach kids about healthy lifestyles than by setting a good example.

September 23, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


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


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7 terrible mistakes you make in the shower (that you shouldn’t)

Shower time is a delightful, yet crucial moment of the day regarding your hygiene. But, regardless of how relaxing your shower time is, you may ...

March 23, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


5 nasty reasons you should stop chewing gum (even if you love it)

Chewing gum has been around for ages and comes in any flavor you could want: mint, fruit, apple pie (seriously)— you name it. It’s ...

March 20, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Are apples causing your stomach problems?

An apple a day can cause gastric distress if you're one of the estimated 10 percent of Americans who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome ...

March 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How to shake your bad mood in a hurry

When something upsets you, it can be hard to not let it affect everything else you do. I find when I am angry or short ...

March 20, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


5 risks that increase your change of miscarriage (and 5 common causes you should know)

I know the feeling all too well. My husband and I tried for several months when that pink line finally appeared. To say we were ...

March 18, 2017 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well


What to do the day after you binge

So, you went completely overboard last night with your eating. What do you do now? Before we dive into advice about how to bounce back ...

March 16, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


The end is coming for the sell-by date, and this will make your life better

You're halfway to putting dinner on the table when you notice the milk you're about to add to the mac-and-cheese passed its sell-by ...

March 16, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


9 tricks to actually make your hair shiny

We are always on the lookout for products you will love. If you make a purchase based of our recommendations, we may receive a small ...

March 16, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


10 foods to give you glowing, healthy skin

What you eat directly affects your skin. Here are 10 foods to help you get rid of wrinkles and acne:

March 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 common medicines that could kill you (you have them in your house)

The idea of overdosing usually brings illegal drugs to mind, but that’s not always the case. The danger of overdosing on common medicines is ...

March 15, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


6 ways stress affects women differently than men

We all have stress, but our gender plays a role in how we react and are affected by it. Women are not only more likely ...

March 15, 2017 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well


Why no one really knows how many abortions there are in America -- and how to fix the problem

With anti-abortion groups energized by the election of President Donald Trump, and abortion supporters worried about the president's pick for the Supreme Court, abortion ...

March 13, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


She "ruined" her body to save her life, and people's reactions are disturbing

Megan Jayne Crabbe haters told her she “ruined her body” because she looked healthier when she was suffering from an extreme case of anorexia. They ...

March 10, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


You think health insurance protects you from crippling medical debt? Think again

Laurel Hurst had done everything right, at least that’s what she thought until she opened her mailbox to find a $20,000 bill for ...

March 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What the Republican health plan might mean for your family

After months of behind-the-scenes wrangling, Republicans have released a health-care plan they believe is better than what Americans got when President Barack Obama signed the ...

March 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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