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Strokes can hit the young too

WASHINGTON - When a stroke hits at 52, like what happened to Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, the reaction is an astonished, "But he's so young."

January 31, 2012 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press writer | Living well

Two from area finish nursing course

JESUP – Two area residents were presented with roses and pins Dec. 8 to signify successful completion of coursework in the Practical Nursing program at Altamaha Technical College's Jesup campus.

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

Take care disciplining toddlers

Q: My 1-year-old has started slapping us. He also screams a lot, often for no reason, or at least we can't figure out the reason. He is a very busy little boy and won't sit still for longer than a few seconds. Is it too early to begin disciplining him?

January 25, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Seminar focuses on planning for emergencies

A seminar to help plan for emergency care will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in the education room at Liberty Regional Medical Center.

January 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Sleuth out gym class fears

Q: According to his kindergarten physical education teacher, our son has recently started refusing to participate in class. He sits off to the side and pouts. She said he won't tell her what the problem is. This is a very active child who comes home and plays outside with other kids most of the afternoon. We tried to talk to him about it but, like the teacher, got nowhere. What should we do?

January 19, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Weight control essential to good health

I have several New Year's resolutions but, by far, the most important is losing weight and getting back in shape. I've chosen this week as my starting point. Healthy Weight Week (Jan. 15-21) started Sunday, and I've been planning my weekly menus and working out several times a day in preparation. I have several health problems that don't allow brisk, hard workouts so I'm adjusting my schedule to get as much physical activity as I can in a day. I hope to gradually increase my endurance and performance. You may also need to do this ...

January 18, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

U.S. wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is setting what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimer's disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.

January 17, 2012 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press writer | Living well

Walk MS: Georgia 2012 dates set

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Georgia Chapter recently announced dates for Walk MS: Georgia 2012. The event is slated for Saturday, March 31, at Daffin Park in Savannah.

January 15, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

America hits brakes on health-care spending

WASHINGTON - Is health-care relief finally in sight?

January 12, 2012 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press writer | Living well

Stop dramatic behavior to stop self-destruction

Q: Our oldest son, 8, has recently started saying that he has no friends, no one likes him, he's no good at anything and so on. None of this is true, mind you. He's a good kid who does well in school. We are at a loss as to where this is coming from. His younger brothers are bothered by hearing it as well and we worry about the effect on them. This has been going on for a couple of months now. We've tried talking to him and we've tried ignoring him. Nothing works. What ...

January 11, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Assess risk of cervical cancer, HPV

January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month, so here is information on cervical cancer and assessing your or your loved ones' risk for this disease.

January 11, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Clinic helps heal invisible wounds

Not all combat wounds are easily seen by a soldier's battle buddies, family members or even medical providers, according to Dr. Maria Aviles, clinical psychologist chief for Winn Army Community Hospital's Warrior Restoration Clinic.

January 11, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well

More twins being born in U.S.

ATLANTA - The number of twins born in the U.S. soared over the last three decades, mostly the result of test-tube babies and women waiting to have children until their 30s, when the chances of twins increase.

January 08, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well

Lifestyle can cut risk of birth defects

Researchers in the Netherlands have documented another reason why women wishing to have children should stop smoking before they become pregnant. In addition to being linked to various birth defects, premature birth, underdeveloped lungs, low birth weight and many other problems, smoking during pregnancy has been shown to damage the baby's blood vessels. According to, this defect of thicker blood vessel walls is linked to cardiovascular disease and early atherosclerosis in adults. In addition to this, the children of smoking mothers had a 15 percent lower arterial distensibility (ability of the artery to stretch during ...

January 05, 2012 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Panel wants lead poisoning standards lowered

ATLANTA - For the first time in 20 years, a federal panel is urging the government to lower the threshold for lead poisoning in children.

January 05, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well

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Some colleges attract more hookah bars

Larger and private colleges and universities seem to attract hookah cafes and lounges, but smoke-free policies decrease these odds, according to findings published in the ...

September 20, 2015 | By Elizabeth Hillaker Downs University of Florida Health | Living well

Take a walk, for your health

Forget baseball. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants America's national pastime to be taking a stroll.

September 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Yardwork is wonderful exercise for your body and mind

On a crisp, cool morning, I looked out my kitchen window onto my view of the Wasatch Mountains as they wrapped around Utah Lake, over ...

September 18, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

Student concussion: What to consider before suiting up

The new school year is here, which means students are also playing fall sports. As parents consider the various athletic opportunities available to their kids ...

September 17, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Guest columnist | Living well

Birth spacing linked to autism spectrum disorder

How far apart you space your pregnancies may affect your child's risk of autism, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics on ...

September 16, 2015 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well

New test determines a person’s ‘biological age’

LONDON — When it comes to predicting how long you have to live, you first have to figure out how well your body is aging.

September 16, 2015 | Jessica Ivins | Living well

Balancing exercise, sleep for weight-loss success

When thinking about fitness and getting in shape, people tend to focus on diet and exercise, but what about sleep? Burning calories is important when ...

September 16, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

Blood pressure study just may change your life

For years, physicians and researchers have searched for the magic number that would answer the question: What blood pressure should you be striving for?

September 16, 2015 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well

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