Q: Our 12-year-old daughter seems driven to run in circles. For years now, every day, often many times a day, she suddenly will start jogging in a big circle around the family room or anywhere else in the house when the urge strikes. She stops when one of us tells her to stop, but a bit later she's off again. We've sent her outside to run many times, but that doesn't help either. While this may sound like a minor problem, it is so strange and it's most certainly driving us nuts. Help!
August is National Breastfeeding Month, and it's interesting to note that breastfeeding once again is spiking in popularity among new moms as the preferred method of feeding their newborn babies. More than half of all new mothers now breastfeed their babies because they understand why it is so important.
Although two cases of West Nile virus have been reported in two nearby counties, officials say the disease has not been spotted in either humans or mosquitoes in Liberty County.
Diversity Health Center board member Charlene Williams, right, eyes a cookie while staff members Sam Powers, Gail Barrett and Sandra Melchor serve refreshments during the Hinesville open house Thursday. The clinic recently converted two offices to exam rooms to accommodate more patients, CEO Vicki Smith said.
SAVANNAH - Public health officials have issued a bacteria advisory for Strand Beach near the Tybee Island pier, and authorities are urging swimmers to avoid water in the area until further notice.
Childcare agencies and parents should encourage healthy lifestyles among children with extra emphasis on proper nutrition and physical fitness. And, as far as proper nutrition goes, pediatricians often advise expectant mothers to breastfeed their babies because this gives infants the right balance of nutrients and, with the assistance of vaccinations, helps their immune systems develop.
Q: I feel silly for asking, but what is your position on children killing bugs? I do not know if this is just 4-year-old boy behavior, but my son seems rather fascinated with bug-killing. He is, by the way, very kind with our dog and other pets. I have explained that bugs have families too and need to return to them.
Diversity Health Center is opening the doors this week and inviting the public to check out its Hinesville and Ludowici clinics.
SAVANNAH - Lab tests have confirmed a person in the Savannah area has been infected by the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.
Millions of people could have their eyesight saved thanks to several new groundbreaking treatments that have the potential to eradicate several of the most common causes of blindness. Antioxidant supplements, new drugs, stem cell therapy and laser treatment soon may offer new hope to people of all ages - the hope of keeping their eyesight and of remaining independent.
Q: My daughter will be 3 years old soon. Her father was the primary caretaker until she was around 20 months old, then he left and she hasn't seen him since.
The new Fort Stewart WIC clinic officially opened its doors last week and is ready to serve an estimated total caseload of 19,000 clients, according to Coastal Health District WIC Coordinator Tonya Scott.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservative law firm asked the Supreme Court Wednesday to strike down the health care overhaul, challenging the first federal appeals court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama's signature domestic initiative.
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?
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.
What's a kid got to do to get a Coke in this town? Well, avoid fast-food restaurants, for starters.
If you want a better relationship with your children, then argue.
Many people shy away from strength training because of a pervasive stigma associated with it: Weight gain. All too often, we hear excuses for why people choose to avoid strength training: “I don’t want to bulk up” or “I don’t need to focus on weights.” However, strength training is an important part of anyone’s workout routine, regardless of gender, body size and fitness goals. In fact, the benefits are lifelong and can especially help as you age. Besides the fact that strength training can boost your metabolism by 15 percent, muscle is also a key component to ...
Life certainly dictates its own pace. As the demands of busy schedules pile up, it seems a good night's sleep is the first thing to go. The lack of adequate sleep knows no boundaries. Young people suffer from the same decline of proper sleeping habits as often as their parents. And in an effort to compensate for lost time, the loss of sleep carries its own consequences. Sleep is essential not only to getting through daily life, but also improving the quality of it. Here are 3 reasons why a good night's sleep is worth your time.
Pleurisy is inflammation of the membrane between your lungs and ribs, or pleura. The condition, which makes breathing both difficult and painful, often mimics the symptoms of a heart attack.
There are a lot of cheats in the world. This is not including professional rule breakers. The most common are those who cheat themselves.
BRUNSWICK – Southeast Georgia Health System's Southeast Georgia with its Wellness on Wheels mobile health vehicle will be in area counties this month.
Gov. Nathan Deal has released the final report of recommendations from his Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee, which was created last April to identify and provide solutions for the needs of Georgia's rural hospital community.
This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The case, King v. Burwell, focuses on whether the federal government can legally provide financial support to people enrolled in the ACA in states that haven't set up their own insurance marketplace.
Postpartum Depression is a very common condition among women. It is also very misunderstood.
I struck a nerve. Immunizations are your nerve. I wrote with that raw nerve inflamed.
As I sat and watched an indoor soccer game where two of my sons were playing on the same team, I saw my 6-year-old dribble through players and make a pass to my 8-year-old, who then scored a goal that would put their team ahead. I cheered loudly, shouting each of my son’s names proudly.
Pediatrics is filled with contrasts.