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Leadership key when disciplining kids

Q: Several years ago, I married a widower who never disciplined his children. They now are 9, 14 and 16, and he still has a very difficult time denying them anything. I love them very much and think of them as my own, but I often feel like the "bad guy." In this situation, should he be the main disciplinarian? He's given me the responsibility (he has a very demanding job, thus his at-home hours are not reliable) and sometimes I feel like I'm drowning!

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

HIV testing on World AIDS Day

The Coastal Health District, in conjunction with the Georgia AIDS Coalition, will offer free HIV testing on World AIDS Day. All testing will be done from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Forsyth Park in Savannah. Needles will not be used, and confidential results will be available within 20 minutes. A candlelight vigil will be at 6 p.m.

November 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Winn hosts drive-through clinic

Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital conducted its fourth annual drive-through flu shot clinic Wednesday and Thursday.

November 04, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Living well

Light drinking linked to slight breast-cancer risk

CHICAGO - Whether sipping beer, wine or whiskey, women who drink just three alcoholic beverages a week face slightly higher chances for developing breast cancer compared with teetotalers, a study of more than 100,000 U.S. nurses found.

November 03, 2011 | Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press | Living well

You can break a 1-year-old's habits

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?

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

Drive-through flu clinic today, Thursday on post

The fourth annual drive-through flu clinic on Fort Stewart is scheduled for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Thursday in the Winn Army Community Hospital overflow parking lot at the corner of Harmon Avenue and 6th Street.

November 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Emergency care clinic slated to open this month

A new emergency care clinic soon will open in Hinesville at the corner of East Oglethorpe Highway and Gen. Stewart Way. According to Hannah Paquette, marketing director for Georgia Emergency Associates, the South Georgia Immediate Care Center will start seeing patients in Hinesville on Nov. 15.

November 02, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Living well

Family physicians honor lawmaker

ATLANTA - State Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, recently received the 2011 Legislative Champion of the Year Award from the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians.

November 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Visit sheds light on domestic violence

A small sign on the wall in the kitchen/dining room reads, "Hope," suggesting that hope is one of the many services provided by the Tri-County Protective Agency Inc., an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.

October 31, 2011 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well

Supreme Cout may hear health care case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court could decide as early as Nov. 10 whether to hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul this term.

October 28, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well

Support spouse's parenting decisions

Q: My husband won't allow our 17-year-old daughter to date. She is an excellent student, very involved in activities at school and church and never has given us any major problems.

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

Acid reflux is pretty common

Gastroesophageal reflux disease affects up to 20 percent of Americans every day, making it one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website,

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

Living in poor neighborhood hurts health

ATLANTA - Back in the 1990s, the federal government tried an unusual social experiment: It offered thousands of poor women in big-city public housing a chance to live in more affluent neighborhoods.

October 20, 2011 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well

Encourage drug-free lifestyle

If you've read a newspaper or listened to the radio or television news lately, you probably have some grave concerns about incidents with the Mexican drug cartel and residents as well as the U.S. border patrol.

October 19, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Good behavior will follow proper discipline

Once upon a time, I thought - as did and still do many if not most people in my profession - that behavior modification was going to make the discipline of a child as simple and straightforward as teaching a rat to run a maze.

October 19, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

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Anita Fredericks spent years resisting meditation. She'd hear friends and colleagues describe the practice's many physical and mental health benefits, and then name ...

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September 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Add interval training to your workout

If you feel you have hit a fitness plateau, spice things up by introducing interval training into your exercise program.

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Researchers working on diabetes vaccine

Vaccines exist to protect against many maladies - flu, chicken pox and polio, among others. University of Florida Health researchers hope to soon add Type 1 ...

September 20, 2015 | By Morgan Sherburne University of Florida Health | Living well

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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

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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 ...

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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

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