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Accidents killing fewer children than in past

ATLANTA - Accidents are killing far fewer children and teenagers than in the past, according to a new government report released Monday.

April 17, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Blood donors may win gift cards

ATLANTA - The American Red Cross is rewarding individuals who help save lives this spring with a chance to win one of three $1,000 gift cards.

April 12, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Balance freedom with responsibility with bedtimes

Q: My 12-year-old daughter thinks she's old enough to set her own bedtime. We told her that we want her in bed, lights out, by 9:30 on weeknights and 10 on non-school nights.

April 11, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Teen birth rates decline in nearly every state

NEW YORK - Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report.

April 10, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


Use this test to determine 'truly terrific kid'

If the frequency of my own sightings is any indication, those "My Child Is a Terrific Kid!" bumper stickers are fast becoming ubiquitous.

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


Fire safety for adults 50 and older

I was reading some information put out by the United States Fire Administration on fire deaths in the age group of 50 years or older. I hit the big 5-0 this month, and I was wondering how much I changed in a year that put me in this high-risk category. Plus, because recent fire deaths in Savannah and the surrounding area included older adults, I dived in a little deeper.

April 03, 2012 | By Joe Folenza Columnist | Living well


Autism diagnosis increasing

CHICAGO (AP) - At 18 months, Cristina Astacio spoke only a few words, wouldn't respond to her name and shunned other kids in her day care group. Last October, her worried parents found out why.

April 01, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press writer | Living well


Weight loss surgery mayhelp with Type 2 diabetes

CHICAGO - New research gives clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes, and doctors say the operation should be offered sooner to more people with the disease - not just as a last resort.

March 28, 2012 | By Marilynn Marchione Associated Press writer | Living well


Seize chance to teach son about women

Q: We recently found racy pictures on my 13-year-old son's smart phone. The women were not nude, much less participating in sex acts, but were wearing revealing bikinis, short skirts and halter tops. Their poses were very provocative as well. My husband says this is normal stuff and wants to completely ignore it. I say we should deal with it. What say you?

March 28, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


School nutritionists promote healthy diets

National Nutrition Month - March - is almost over, but with weight struggles and obesity reaching epidemic levels in Georgia and nationally, it's not too late to start children on healthy eating habits to last year round, according to the Georgia Association of School Nurses.

March 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Study: Vets prone to addiction get risky painkillers

CHICAGO - Morphine and similar powerful painkillers are sometimes prescribed to recent war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress along with physical pain, and the consequences can be tragic, a government study suggests.

March 22, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner Associated Press writer | Living well


Pollen woes not confined to SE Georgia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Allergy season has come early and hit with a wheezing vengeance in parts of the South and Midwest this year, thanks largely to an unusually warm winter. Abundant pollen is causing watery eyes, sniffles and sneezing.

March 22, 2012 | By Joe Edwards Associated Press writer | Living well


High self-esteem isn't all it's cracked up to be

Q: I recently heard you speak in San Diego and need some clarification. While I understand that researchers have found that high self-esteem is not what it was cracked up to be, I want my kids to approach the challenges of life with confidence in their abilities. There's got to be a reconciliation point here. What is it?

March 21, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Pollen count at records across state

MARIETTA - A warm winter is sending pollen counts soaring to record levels in Georgia.

March 20, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


It is possible for children to play quietly

Q: My kids, 4 and 3, are very loud. They yell and run inside the house. They bang toys, get into loud conflicts, and my son likes to scare his little sister by growling like a dinosaur. I know most of this stuff is normal, but I've got a new baby on the way, and I'm worried that the baby isn't going to be able to get enough rest during the day. Should I punish or just lighten up?

March 14, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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Coca-Cola scandal reignites debate about whether to prioritize exercise or eating right

The soda industry is facing a public relations crisis.

August 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Are painful experiences from your past slowly killing you?

Many of us had painful experiences as a child or teen, and while it may seem obvious these experiences impact our mental health, we now ...

August 13, 2015 | Chris Adams Richards, LCSW FamilyShare | Living well


Pack plenty of water before heading outdoors to avoid dehydration

Planning on spending time outdoors? Make sure to pack plenty of water. When the mercury rises, staying hydrated is especially important. Oftentimes we become overheated ...

August 11, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


Brown bagging doesn’t have to be boring. Here are some exciting school lunch tips



When you’re buying school supplies for the upcoming school year, don’t forget to consider what you’re doing for your child’s lunch ...

August 11, 2015 | Dann Goff FamilyShare | Living well


Q&A: New book highlights health benefits of forgiveness

Twenty years ago, Azim Khamisa's son was shot and killed while delivering a pizza. It was an act of senseless violence, the kind that ...

August 10, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Cholesterol explained

Understanding cholesterol and how your body breaks down these components will help you make better decisions regarding your dietary intake of certain foods. Knowing the ...

August 09, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Cholesterol explained

Understanding cholesterol and how your body breaks down these components will help you make better decisions regarding your dietary intake of certain foods. Knowing the ...

August 09, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Dental offices provide free oral cancer tests

Howard Family Dental recently announced that its 10 locations in coastal Georgia and South Carolina, including the Hinesville office, now provide Velscope oral cancer screenings ...

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Grip strength may show diabetes, high blood pressure

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Whether you grasp it right away or not, your grip strength may indicate whether or not you have undetected diabetes and high blood ...

August 09, 2015 | By University of Florida Health | Living well


6 ways to set healthy sleep habits in kids

As a new school year approaches, parents are preparing their kids for earlier wake-up calls and readying themselves for the groans and whines that come ...

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


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