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Monsters usually can be starved into submission

Q: The first time my 3-year-old called his 4-year-old brother "stupid," I was caught off guard and probably made too big a deal over it. I told him he is not allowed to call a person stupid because it is hurtful. He promptly began calling the dog, his cup and everything else under the sun "stupid." He loves to call people "stoopy" or "foopid" or "poopid" (especially that one, since it combines two words he knows annoy me). I've created a monster, haven't I? I have started ignoring the behavior, but what should I do when he directs ...

August 02, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Williams on CTCA board

President Pro Tempore Sen. Tommie Williams of Georgia Senate District 19 recently was named to the board of directors for CTCA at Southeastern Regional, a Newnan-based cancer-treatment hospital set to open Aug. 15.

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

Study: Those with health insurance pay for those without

Preliminary findings of a strategic health plan study for Liberty, Long, Bryan and Tattnall counties warn that residents with private health insurance will carry the uninsured at a 2-to-1 ratio.

July 31, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Living well

Top soda companies racing for a new sweet spot

NEW YORK - Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste.

July 30, 2012 | By Candice Choi The Associated Press | Living well

Children did well in the good ol’ days

Jim Fusilli, rock and pop music reviewer for The Wall Street Journal, recently opined that Rolling Stone magazine's list of the top 500 songs of all time reflected "boomer bias," pointing out that a disproportionate number of selections were from the 1960s and 1970s.

July 26, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well

Docs at odds over kids’ cholesterol test guidance

CHICAGO - Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids.

July 25, 2012 | Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press | Living well

Red Cross makes emergency call for donors

The American Red Cross' blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than at this time last year.

July 25, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

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

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