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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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7 indicators you might need therapy

Most people will not admit to seeing a mental health therapist for various reasons. Whether you tell people or not, it is important to know ...

September 26, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC FamilyShare | Living well

Mommy Medicine: Exercising, eating right … and not losing weight

Weight loss isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

September 23, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile | Living well

How to take advantage of the health benefits of meditation

Anita Fredericks spent years resisting meditation. She'd hear friends and colleagues describe the practice's many physical and mental health benefits, and then name ...

September 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

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