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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 rmurray@coastalcourier.com | 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 www.nlm.nih.gov, 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


Micromanaging teens can increase problems

Q: Our 17-year-old daughter is an honor student who has been accepted to three colleges. She has not been a risk taker, except with boys. Her most recent boyfriend is a wonderful kid and very smart. Apparently, they both resent our rule that a parent must be home when either of them is visiting at the other one's home, but they've gone along with it, however reluctantly. We just found out that they've been texting about sneaking out in cars to be alone. What should we do?

January 05, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Fretting about girl’s weight not a good idea

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter's weight (25 pounds) is at the first percentile for her age, but she is otherwise healthy, energetic, creative, polite and well-behaved. Our only real problem occurs at meals during which she picks at and dawdles over her food. We end up coaxing her to finish, telling her how important it is for her to eat so she'll grow, and so on. Sometimes, she has been there so long we've taken her plate away, but we are reluctant to do that because we don't want her losing any weight. Are we worrying for ...

December 28, 2011 | By John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Allergies and colds seem similar but treatment varies

Uh oh! It's three days until New Year's Eve and you feel like you're getting a cold. No one wants to have to miss out on all the fun or have to stay away from friends so they don't get sick, too.

December 28, 2011 | Linda Ratcliffe Health columnist | Living well


Dog makes woman’s medical condition more manageable

For Dallas LaPointe, having seizures is a part of her life. But with a new friend that she received from Long County, the seizures may be a little less dangerous.

December 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Clarity of hindsight can be painful

Q: My husband and I have micromanaged, spoiled and enabled our 21-year-old son all his life. We paid a heavy price during his teen years. At this point, he is arrogant, immature and irresponsible.

December 21, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Free Tdap vaccines being offered

The Liberty County Health Department currently is offering free Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccines, which are recommended for children ages 11-19 and adults.

December 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Holiday blues are not uncommon

When I was younger, I could never understand why people talked about being depressed at Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is such a joyful season, right? Why waste time dwelling on the negative and being sad and depressed?

December 15, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


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5 tips on how to make working out with your spouse actually work out

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July 16, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


The science of late-night snacking — and how to resist

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Making the dialysis decision: What you need to know

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July 13, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


Strong to the finish

Maybe Popeye had it right the whole time.

July 12, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Intersection of nerves, muscles may be key in treating Pompe disease

Walking and breathing without mechanical assistance typically become a struggle for patients who have Pompe disease because of weakened, damaged muscles as they age. Now ...

July 12, 2015 | By April Frawley Birdwell University of Florida Health | Living well


Grill your way to perfect summer meals

Summer is full of warm, lazy days perfect for outdoor cookouts, grilled food, refreshing drinks and summer activities made to enjoy with friends and family.

July 12, 2015 | By BistroMD Special to the Courier | Living well


Health group reinvents famous Coke commercial with new lyrics

One health advocacy organization has a musical message for fans of sugary drinks: the time to buy the world a Coke is over.

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


Forgetting something? The Internet could be to blame

According to the Pew Research Center, 84 percent of American adults now use the Internet, up from 52 percent in 2000. The popularity of the ...

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


How to feel confident in a swimsuit this summer (without changing your body)

Body image is a difficult topic for women, especially in the summer months when the sweaters and jackets are replaced with shorts, t-shirts, and, most ...

July 08, 2015 | Ashley Palmer FamilyShare | Living well


Come on get happy: 6 lessons from the 2015 World Happiness Report

Happiness is having a moment. Long the focus of inspirational life advice like "Don't worry, be happy," it is now the subject of serious ...

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


When parents become personal trainers: How to help a young child lose weight

Breanna Bond lost weight the old-fashioned way. She ate better food, took walks after dinner and turned down snacks offered during visits to friends' houses.

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


Dance can give children much-needed confidence

On a recent Saturday afternoon, we had just finished a day of soccer games and had to hurry to get our oldest daughter ready for ...

July 08, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


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