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West Nile kills north Florida woman

JACKSONVILLE - Authorities say a 57-year-old Jacksonville woman has died after contracting the West Nile virus.

September 13, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Surgery restores soldier's sight

Objects most people with 20/20 vision can see from a distance of 400 feet, 2nd Lt. David Dean Jr. couldn't see unless they were from a distance of 20 feet - at least until two Winn Army Community Hospital ophthalmologists improved his eyesight through Implantable Collamer Lens surgery Wednesday.

September 10, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


CDC: Few adults smoke

CHICAGO - Fewer U.S. adults are smoking and those who do light up are smoking fewer cigarettes each day, but the trend is weaker than the government had hoped.

September 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Live longer, pay attention to your health

A Monroe woman, Bessie Cooper, recently celebrated her 115th birthday. Mrs. Cooper is listed as the world's oldest person. She had been the second-oldest but Maria Gomes Valentin of Brazil, who was 48 days older, died June 21, making Mrs. Cooper the new record-holder.

September 07, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Children sense parents' lack of control

Q: I gave birth to our second child a few weeks ago so I'm sleep-deprived and running low on patience.

September 07, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Men must heed prostate-cancer risks

Every September, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is widely promoted to educate men across the United States about the disease and to encourage them to get screened.

August 31, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Separate siblings to fix biting problems

Q: In the past month, our 36-month-old daughter has started biting her 22-month-old brother, usually over toy struggles. It is always to get his hand to release the toy in question.

August 31, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Winn to host baby expo

Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart will host a baby expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the hospital's Patriot Auditorium.

August 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Create healthy, easy snacks

One of the things I really look forward to each summer is our grandchildren's vacation away from their parents. They spend this time with their grandparents in Hinesville and seem as equally excited to be here as we are to have them. It's also a wonderful bonding time for "the cousins" - as they call themselves.

August 25, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Children should do their own homework

As the new school year begins, it's time for me, once again, to make my perennial case against parental involvement in homework.

August 24, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Advisory for another Tybee beach

TYBEE ISLAND - The Chatham County Health Department has placed a beach on Tybee Island under advisory after tests showed a high bacteria count.

August 18, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Long Co. Diversity Health Center holds open house

The Long County Diversity Health Center had an open house last week to celebrate Community Health Center Week.

August 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


White Medical Home’s ribbon-cutting ceremony to draw top commanders

The deputy commander for the Southern Regional Medical Command is scheduled to visit Winn Army Community Hospital on Friday.

August 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Don't fret odd; harmless behavior

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 17, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Breastfeeding benefits babies, mothers

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.

August 17, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


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Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

April 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Keep a fresh perspective on your eyes

In many households, women tend to actively be on the lookout for their family's overall health and well-being. While selflessly putting the needs of loved ones before their own, women can often overlook health problems of their own that could lead to major health-care costs down the road. This is especially true when it comes to vision.

April 19, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Study links Facebook to depression

The social-media site Facebook can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends.

April 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Going under the knife for a younger-looking face does more than alter a person's own body image, according to a new study published this week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. It also changes how an individual's personality is perceived by others.

April 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

In the springtime, as temperatures rise and flower buds peek out of the soil to greet the sun, the body begins making adjustments of its own.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

People looking to boost their mental health should be strategic about the way they retell important life events, according to recent research on the way life stories impact well-being.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

A popular new commercial that shows a couple video-conferencing with a doctor after ill-timed dance moves sent them crashing into their dining room table illustrates a rising trend among health insurers: the use of innovative technologies to simplify the health care system.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

The symptoms started for Amy Myers during her second year of medical school. Initially, doctors dismissed the panic attacks, unexplained weight loss, and extreme muscular weakness. They said it was stress, that’s all.

April 14, 2015 | Jody Berger Deseret News | Living well


How your weight loss habits are making your kids fat

Like many parents, you’ve considered the importance of setting a good example for your kids in many areas of your life, but are your dieting habits detrimental to your children’s health and well-being? Current diet culture promotes unhealthy extremes and poor body image, polarizing food as “good” or “bad" — and this is incredibly damaging to a child’s ability to develop a healthy or normal relationship with food. The Framingham Children's Study showed that children whose parents showed the highest levels of restrictive dieting followed by post-diet overeating were most likely to be overweight compared to children ...

April 08, 2015 | Ashley Palmer FamilyShare | Living well


For millennials making sexual health decisions, there is no black and white

When it comes to the morality of sexual behaviors, millennials have more questions than answers.

April 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Before adding 'running' to your resume, consider these words of advice

If you're thinking of adding running to your resume, consider these three tips before you hit the ground running. Considered one of the most accessible activities, running is also considered one of the best activities you can do for your heart.

April 05, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson KSL | Living well


Not all fitness apps are created equal, health experts say

People wear it on tank top straps, tuck it in a pocket or fasten it to their wrist. They bring it up at work meetings, give it to others as a gift and monitor the measurements it records at the end of each day.

April 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How stores like Forever 21 trick your brain into buying more

Neuroscience research holds an important message for shoppers looking to add a few new pieces to their spring wardrobe: the brain can't always be trusted.

March 30, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Teens may be even more distracted behind the wheel than previously thought

Giving in to the temptation to talk with friends or answer texts while driving holds serious consequences for teens behind the wheel, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which found that six in 10 car crashes involving teen drivers were linked to distracted driving.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Phil had been teaching tennis to young people for 20 years. Last year, when he started experiencing discomfort in his hands and wrists, a parent of one of his students suggested it could be carpal tunnel syndrome.

March 27, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Living well


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