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Punishment isn’t meant to send ‘positive messages’

I occasionally receive complaints from fellow mental health professionals that my approach to discipline is excessively punitive.

June 06, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Briscoe joins RH Pharmacy

Laura Briscoe graduated May 11 from the University of Georgia Pharmacy School in Athens.

June 02, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Local mental-health facility receives re-accreditation

Darsey, Black and Associates of Hinesville has been re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

June 01, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Former Ft. Stewart surgeon joins staff in Jesup facility

JESUP -The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announces the addition of J. Matthew Valosen, MD, to its staff.

June 01, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Helping a child get ‘unstuck’ in wake of parent’s death

Q: My husband was killed nearly a year ago, and my 11-year-old son is still having a difficult time with it. Before the accident, he always was cheerful and social and hardly ever complained. That still describes him most of the time, but every now and again he slips into moods where he is just the opposite. These episodes occur once every couple of weeks and last for a couple of days on average. I took him to see a therapist a while back, but I saw no change after three months of weekly sessions, so I took him out ...

May 31, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Problems arise when feeling replaces thinking

When I was growing up, it was said that one should not engage in discussions of religion or politics. These days, engaging in conversation concerning how someone raises their children is just as likely to end the relationship as a discussion of their religious or political beliefs.

May 24, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Alzheimer’s program helps caregivers

There are 5.4 million people living with Alzheimer's disease in the United States. For most of them, there is at least one person who is responsible for providing care to them.

May 24, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Personal-care homes troubled, according to report

ATLANTA - State officials rarely issue heavy fines or shut down personal care homes, despite poor conditions in some facilities such as one in which live cockroaches were found in the kitchen, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

May 23, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well

CDC: Half of overweight teens have hear risk

ATLANTA - Half the nation's overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems, new federal research says.

May 21, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well

Who does attachment parenting help?

The cover story in a recent Time Magazine is all about "why attachment parenting drives some mothers to extremes - and how Dr. Bill Sears became their guru."

May 17, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

CDC says skin cancer warnings ignored

ATLANTA (AP) - The warnings about skin cancer from too much sun don't seem to be getting through.

May 13, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well

Grants available for children’s medical expenses

ATLANTA - The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child's health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their health insurance plans.

May 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Troubles at school can be handled at home

Q: Our ninth-grade son always manages to get As and Bs on his report card, but just before the report card comes out, his grades take a complete dive. Should we punish him for this or just accept this imperfection?

May 10, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Study: Access trouble plaguing Ga., others

Adults in nearly every state saw their access to health services worsen during over the past decade, with Tennessee, Florida and Georgia having the greatest increase in people reporting having an unmet medical need, according to a study released Tuesday.

May 10, 2012 | By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News | Living well

State’s health insurance law slow to draw interest

ATLANTA - A new state law aimed at fueling more competition in the health-insurance industry so far has not generated the results some had expected.

May 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well

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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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