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Toddlers don't always need nap time

Q: Over the holidays, our 28-month-old daughter stopped napping. A couple of days we were so busy with Christmas that a nap simply was not possible. Now, we put her in her crib for her to nap, and she spends about one and a half to two hours in there, wide awake, playing and talking to herself, and then we take her out. I know we cannot force her to sleep, but is there some way we can get her to want to sleep and take a nap again?

February 16, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Strokes rising fast for young, middle-aged

LOS ANGELES - Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older people, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to shift the age burden of the disease.

February 16, 2011 | By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press writer | Living well


Never too young for good dental hygiene

The slogan for this year's National Children's Dental Health Month, which is every February, is "A healthy smile? It's easy to find! Remember to brush and floss each day."

February 16, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Health dept. breaks ground on WIC clinic

A muddy expanse of dirt and the remains of a dilapidated mobile building marked the spot Thursday where a new WIC clinic will be built on Fort Stewart. A row of gold shovels, each tied with a blue and white bow, stood waiting for Coastal Health District, military and business leaders to grasp for a ceremonial groundbreaking.

February 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Health department helps seniors see red

The Liberty County Health Department staffers visited the senior center in Hinesville on Feb. 4 and organized activities and exercises to celebrate National Wear Red Day, which is part of the American Heart Association's campaign to increase awareness about heart disease in women.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Best things: Follow up on resolutions

More than a month has passed since New Year's Day. How are you doing on those resolutions? Deidre Howell, administrator for the Liberty County Health Department, said personal resolutions revolve most often around health and fitness. Coincidentally, those pledges can be the toughest to keep. Because Howell's mission is to help local residents stay healthy through the We Can! initiative, she recently shared a few tips designed to keep resolution-makers on the right track all year round:

February 10, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall | Living well


Spying on 'family circuses' is entertaining

I must, in the interest of full disclosure, begin this column with a confession: I am a voyeur; more specifically, a parenting voyeur. In the words of Chauncey Gardner, I like to watch; more specifically, I like to watch people interact with their kids. I do my voyeur thing in restaurants, stores, shopping centers, parking lots and so on. I try to do it without staring, of course. The trick is to be casual about it, to go unnoticed.

February 09, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Good habits set stage for health heart

The advancements being made today in cardiovascular research are unbelievable. Scientists, focusing on the prevention, detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and related conditions, have discovered a range of factors that contribute to the diseases or that may soon offer cures for conditions once believed to be fatal or irreversible.

February 09, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Mardi party to boost family health

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia will host a Mardi Gras Madness event to raise money for scholarships for local families who want to lead healthy and active lifestyles by joining the YMCA.

February 08, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Free HIV testing this weekend at Shuman Center

The Coastal Health District will offer a confidential, free HIV testing Saturday at the Shuman Recreation Center in conjunction with National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

February 04, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


Blood donations in high demand

A patient needs a blood transfusion every two seconds in the United States, according to a recent news release from the American Red Cross.

February 03, 2011 | Seraine Page | Living well


'Backtracking' is not good parenting

Stop the presses! I interrupt this column with an important update: Infamous Chinese tiger mother Amy Chua, whose account of her parenting methods ("Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," Penguin) has provoked a tsunami of outrage, now says that much, if not most, of her description was a "joke," "deadpan humor," and "tongue in cheek."

February 02, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Wear red to keep women's hearts healthy

Friday is National Wear Red Day and the beginning of "Go red for women month." Heart disease kills more women each year than breast cancer. Nearly one in every three women will die from cardiovascular disease. By wearing red on National Wear Red Day, you can show solidarity against the loss of so many women's lives to heart disease.

February 02, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Baby's head-banging no cause for alarm

Q: Our first child, a 10-month-old boy, bangs his head on the headboard of his crib when we put him to bed. He doesn't cry or exhibit any distress, but he pushes himself to his hands and knees and then begins rocking forward and backward, banging his head in the process. I'm very worried, although in all other respects, he acts normally. Is this something I should tell his doctor about? Can it be stopped, and if so, how?

January 26, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Obesity puts children and adults at risk

According to a new study at the Pediatrics Department of the University of Chicago, children who sleep for at least nine hours do not have problems of obesity and the accompanying metabolic disorders like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

January 26, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


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The soda industry is facing a public relations crisis.

August 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Are painful experiences from your past slowly killing you?

Many of us had painful experiences as a child or teen, and while it may seem obvious these experiences impact our mental health, we now ...

August 13, 2015 | Chris Adams Richards, LCSW FamilyShare | Living well


Pack plenty of water before heading outdoors to avoid dehydration

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August 11, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


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August 11, 2015 | Dann Goff FamilyShare | Living well


Q&A: New book highlights health benefits of forgiveness

Twenty years ago, Azim Khamisa's son was shot and killed while delivering a pizza. It was an act of senseless violence, the kind that ...

August 10, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Cholesterol explained

Understanding cholesterol and how your body breaks down these components will help you make better decisions regarding your dietary intake of certain foods. Knowing the ...

August 09, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Cholesterol explained

Understanding cholesterol and how your body breaks down these components will help you make better decisions regarding your dietary intake of certain foods. Knowing the ...

August 09, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Dental offices provide free oral cancer tests

Howard Family Dental recently announced that its 10 locations in coastal Georgia and South Carolina, including the Hinesville office, now provide Velscope oral cancer screenings ...

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Grip strength may show diabetes, high blood pressure

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Whether you grasp it right away or not, your grip strength may indicate whether or not you have undetected diabetes and high blood ...

August 09, 2015 | By University of Florida Health | Living well


6 ways to set healthy sleep habits in kids

As a new school year approaches, parents are preparing their kids for earlier wake-up calls and readying themselves for the groans and whines that come ...

August 09, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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