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How to protect kids from whooping cough

ATLANTA - Whooping cough was once a terrible menace to U.S. children, with hundreds of thousands of cases reported annually. Then a vaccine drove cases down, and the illness became thought of as rare and even antiquated.

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


Small study: Drug may help stabilize Alzheimer’s

For the first time, researchers are reporting that a treatment might help stabilize Alzheimer's disease for as much as three years, although the evidence is weak.

July 19, 2012 | By Marilynn Marchone The Associated Press | Living well


Children’s punishments don’t have to be fair

Q: My 21-month-old has started hitting. Whenever he hits his 4-year-old sister, I put him in his crib until he calms down. Recently, however, his sister has started hitting back. I don't want her thinking that I go easier on him when it comes to discipline. How do I implement fair and effective punishment for the same offense for children of different ages?

July 19, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Heat injury risks high for kids

Georgia is infamous for its triple-digit summers days, often with humidity above 75 percent.

July 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Living well


Governors put off health care questions, for now

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.- Millions of uninsured people may have to wait until after Election Day to find out if and how they can get coverage through President Barack Obama's health care law.

July 18, 2012 | By Josh Lederman The Associated Press | Living well


FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.

July 18, 2012 | By Matthew Perrone The Associated Press | Living well


Doctor: Lack of sleep keyed breakdown

LUBBOCK, Texas- A psychologist testified that a JetBlue Airways pilot who screamed about religion and terrorists during a flight had "a brief psychotic disorder" due to lack of sleep, according to a transcript of the trial obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday.

July 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


Stay with discipline despite two households

Q: My ex-husband has our 3-year-old son from Thursday through Saturday, every weekend. When I hand him over to his dad, he's fairly well-behaved, but when I get him back, he's disrespectful and defiant. It takes a day or two to get him back on track. I work very hard to discipline consistently, and it seems his dad unravels everything I accomplish.

July 12, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


City park smoking ban considered in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Atlanta officials are set to consider banning smoking in city parks.

July 09, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


Georgia hospitals hope for Medicaid expansion

ATLANTA (AP) - A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could put Georgia's hospitals in an economic bind.

July 09, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


What to do when timeouts don’t work with child

Q: When I ask my 2-year-old to do something, he screams "No!" and then swings at me. When he hits me, I firmly reprimand him and try to put him in timeout, but that only makes matters worse. I've tried ignoring his screaming, but that doesn't work. What should I do?

July 04, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Stop abusive behavior from older brother before it worsens

Q: My younger boy, 10, has started cutting himself when his 13-year-old brother picks on him. His older brother also is verbally abusive to him and at times to me. I'm not sure what to tell the 10-year-old. He's a sweet boy who does great in school and has nice friends. I've told him he needs to express his anger in a positive manner.

June 27, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Alzheimer’s caregiver program offered

Alzheimer's is a disease that has a widespread impact.

June 23, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Physicals, screenings available

Appointments for health screenings and sports physicals for military families are available.

June 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Ga. docs collect $143M for records switch

AUGUSTA- The government says more than 2,000 Georgia doctors have collected $143 million in federal funds to help them make the switch from paper to electronic medical records.

June 21, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


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