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WIC provides healthy food, education

Childcare agencies and parents should encourage healthy lifestyles among children with extra emphasis on proper nutrition and physical fitness. And, as far as proper nutrition goes, pediatricians often advise expectant mothers to breastfeed their babies because this gives infants the right balance of nutrients and, with the assistance of vaccinations, helps their immune systems develop.

August 11, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Boys will be boys, squash bugs

Q: I feel silly for asking, but what is your position on children killing bugs? I do not know if this is just 4-year-old boy behavior, but my son seems rather fascinated with bug-killing. He is, by the way, very kind with our dog and other pets. I have explained that bugs have families too and need to return to them.

August 10, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

National Health Center Week highlights local clinics

Diversity Health Center is opening the doors this week and inviting the public to check out its Hinesville and Ludowici clinics.

August 10, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well

West Nile case confirmed in Savannah

SAVANNAH - Lab tests have confirmed a person in the Savannah area has been infected by the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well

Precautions can prevent eye injury

Millions of people could have their eyesight saved thanks to several new groundbreaking treatments that have the potential to eradicate several of the most common causes of blindness. Antioxidant supplements, new drugs, stem cell therapy and laser treatment soon may offer new hope to people of all ages - the hope of keeping their eyesight and of remaining independent.

August 04, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Don't overcomplicate separation anxiety

Q: My daughter will be 3 years old soon. Her father was the primary caretaker until she was around 20 months old, then he left and she hasn't seen him since.

August 03, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Fort Stewart WIC clinic opens

The new Fort Stewart WIC clinic officially opened its doors last week and is ready to serve an estimated total caseload of 19,000 clients, according to Coastal Health District WIC Coordinator Tonya Scott.

August 03, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well

Health care suit reaches Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservative law firm asked the Supreme Court Wednesday to strike down the health care overhaul, challenging the first federal appeals court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama's signature domestic initiative.

July 28, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well

Don't make shy kids center of attention

Q: Our 32-month-old daughter always has been outgoing and loves to be around people - until recently, that is. All of a sudden she has started lowering her head when we get together with people she doesn't see very often and will refuse to say hi or be friendly. Is it reasonable to expect that she say hello? At what age should we start disciplining this behavior?

July 28, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Immunization crucial for prevention

National Immunization Awareness Month is promoted each August in an effort to increase awareness of immunization at a time when parents and children are getting ready to return to school and the medical community begins preparations for the upcoming flu season.

July 27, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Liberty Regional Medical Center to move ahead with expansion

Members of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County voted Tuesday to move ahead with the proposed Liberty Regional Medical Center expansion.

July 23, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well

Chatham investigating West Nile case

SAVANNAH - Health officials in Chatham County are investigating a possible West Nile virus infection in a person in the Savannah area.

July 21, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well

Red Cross in urgent need of blood

In addition to providing hope and shelter to disaster victims, the American Red Cross also provides blood to those in need. However, the Red Cross currently is experiencing its worse blood shortage of the past 12 years.

July 21, 2011 | Meredith Brown | Living well

Parents have final say on video games

I believe it is vital that First Amendment rights be protected, and I further believe that doing so sometimes may require ruling in favor of speech that some group, even the majority, may perceive as having generally negative consequences.

July 20, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Liberty wins ACCG wellness grant

ATLANTA - Health and wellness programs often improve the lives of individuals and can positively affect health-care costs.

July 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Living well

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Articles by Section - Living well

3 health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet

Eating like the Mediterraneans might be a tasty way to reduce breast cancer risk, according to a study released this week.

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.

September 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

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

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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