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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


Classes for caregivers set for Savannah

The Community Care Services Program, a state Medicaid program administered through the Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia Area Agency on Aging and managed by the Coastal Health District, will host two, six-week long "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" courses designed to help those caring for someone with a chronic illness.

March 13, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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 13, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press | Living well


Family blames cancer on river pollution

When Georgia Southern University nursing students presented a study of health problems reported by people along the Ogeechee River, Bryan County residents Betty Moore and Spencer Moore Sr. made a point of attending.

March 08, 2012 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Living well


Correcting 'educational correctness'

Q: Our 8-year-old son was caught stealing from the teacher's prize box at school. He did this in the past and was punished, but it seems he hasn't gotten the picture yet. Do you have any suggestions for us?

March 07, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Medical bills can wreck credit, even when paid off

CHICAGO - Mike and Laura Park thought their credit record was spotless. The Texas couple wanted to take advantage of low interest rates, so they put their house on the market and talked to a lender about a mortgage on a bigger home in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs.

March 07, 2012 | By Carla K. Johnson Associated Press writer | Living well


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On VapoRub and the wisdom of mothers

Most of us get medical advice from doctors and other health professionals when we're sick, but what Dr. Mom says matters, too.

June 28, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Are you exhausted 24/7? One of these factors might be the culprit

Tiredness never was happiness. Do you get a decent amount of sleep every night? Can you not function without napping during the day? Are you ...

June 27, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


Will tax on sugary drinks make us healthier or just poorer?

If the beverage tastes sweet and comes in a can or a bottle, it will cost more in Philadelphia come January when a new tax ...

June 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The smoothie craze explored

It's no secret that smoothies and protein drinks are a hot topic right now and have been for quite some time; just search #smoothie ...

June 23, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


To get your kids to wash their hands, gross them out

Want your kids to wash their hands? Gross them out, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

June 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The real cost of cancer treatment

Chemotherapy, the most common treatment for cancer, has famously unpleasant side effects, including nausea, fatigue and hair loss. Less known is how much all that ...

June 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Could your child return home from summer camp with Zika?

No mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been found in the U.S. yet, but with children descending on summer camps across the country, there ...

June 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


I am strong because I have children, not despite the fact

Each time I sprint to a personal best time, max on a particular weight lift or rep, or fit into the pair of jeans that ...

June 16, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


The easy test you should do before diving into a public pool

For many families, summer means water — in pools, water parks and maybe even a hotel hot tub. But before you dive in, consider the many ...

June 15, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


10 little ways to get your life in order

Unless you are fine with feeling that your entire life is slipping out from under you, keep reading. These little tips will help you get ...

June 15, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


How moms can help solve America's obesity epidemic

Despite the billion-dollar ministrations of the weight-loss industry, American adults are still gaining weight. Thirty-five percent of men and 40 percent of women are now ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What to know before putting your child on an antidepressant

Only 1 out of 14 commonly prescribed antidepressants is effective in children and teens, and at least one is associated with an increased risk of ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 common myths about drug addiction

There are many misconceptions about drug addiction today that affect addicts and how people in society perceive them.

June 13, 2016 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Healthy eating on the go for summer

It’s summer time. Between barbecues, hanging out poolside, hikes and family trips, your healthy eating efforts may take a backseat during these fun — but ...

June 09, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


How researchers in the U.S. are trying to stop the spread of Zika through a simple, cost-effective t

PHOENIX — Amid escalating anxiety over the fast-spreading Zika virus, a team of scientists that includes Arizona researchers has developed an inexpensive test that can detect ...

June 08, 2016 | Lourdes Medrano Deseret News | Living well


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