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Homeschooling mother needs boundaries

Q: I homeschool my two children, ages 7 and 9. The school day lasts from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., after which they usually do homework for an hour or two. During homework time, they constantly ask me to go over material we've already covered during school. This prevents me from getting my own work done. I find myself being interrupted frequently, and I have to admit, I've lost it on a couple of occasions. What should I do?

December 29, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Family seeks support for newborn with heart problems

A birth brings new life, hope and happiness to families. Parents yearn to take home a happy and healthy baby, but for some families, unforeseen complications hinder the joyful occasion.

December 27, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Diversity Clinic welcomes nurse practioner

The Diversity Health Center recently welcomed certified nurse practitioner Ashley Fowler to its staff.

December 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Online EMT class begins in January

An online course will be offered to area emergency medical technicians from mid-January to May 1 through Camden Public Safety Training.

December 15, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Santa helps kids burn energy bowling

Fort Stewart's Corkan Family Recreation Area hosted its first "Santa in the House" event Saturday, allowing children to sneak in some physical activity, burn energy and enjoy an afternoon of play time with Kris Kringle.

December 15, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Dash into holidays with healthy habits

It's not necessary to put healthy habits on hold during the holidays. One good way to stay on target with heart-healthy eating is by following the DASH diet, developed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

December 15, 2013 | By Sandra A. Durrence Winn Army Public Health | Living well


Stay in shape despite temptations

Cooler weather, family gatherings and delicious food make the holidays the best time of year, but they also can be trouble for those looking to maintain their weight-loss and fitness goals.

December 15, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Pomegranates are healthy, sweet holiday treat

I love pomegranates during the holiday season - not just for their brilliant color and sweet taste, but for their outstanding health benefits.

December 15, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Don't complicate potty training

Q: My 18-month-old kicks me and hits me when I try to change his diaper. He doesn't do this for his father or grandparents. Should I hold his legs down until he gives up or will this worsen things?

December 15, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


State offers quitting smoking help

The Georgia Department of Public Health is offering a free four-week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

December 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Health professional began at St. Joseph's

Shirley Frasier plans to leave her position as a Fort Stewart public-health nurse this year after providing care and services to military families for more than 33 years. She feels it is finally time to retire.

December 01, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Health improves for girl fighting disease

There's a ray of hope on the horizon for 9-year-old Saniyah Joseph, who has been fighting aplastic anemia, a disease that affects her bone-marrow functions, for a year.

December 01, 2013 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Living well


Healthy ways to use holiday leftovers

In my household, Thanksgiving is the only time of year where dinner leftovers are not only eaten - they are treasured. For the most part, I think people enjoy the conquest of dividing up and conquering what is left of the Thanksgiving bird just as much as they do eating it the first time around.

December 01, 2013 | By Emily C. Harrison Correspondent | Living well


Jesup Health and Rehab honored

JESUP - Jesup Health and Rehab, a member of the Mission Health family of health-care communities, earned tier II recognition as part of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living's Quality Initiative Recognition Program by reducing staff turnover by at least 15 percent and reducing the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs by at least 15 percent.

December 01, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Living well


'The Doctor' handles childhood issues

The mother of a 4-year-old boy shared an interesting story with me the other day. At age 2, her son began chewing meat to the point where it became liquid, but would not swallow. The parents became worried and began attempting various means of persuading him to swallow. Nothing worked, which increased the parents' anxiety and, likewise, the energy they put into the swallowing project.

December 01, 2013 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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Little girl calls her mom ‘fat';’ her mom’s response sparks a heated controversy

Allison Kimmey is an inspiring role model for all women looking to love their bodies. With over 130,000 Instagram followers, she’s changing the ...

July 10, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5-year-old boy saves his little brother from choking to death

If someone was choking on a piece of food or another object, would you know what to do? Would your child know what to do?

July 10, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


This kills 1 in 5 women — most who die never show symptoms. Here's how to protect yourself

In the United States alone, heart disease kills 22 percent of women according to this report from the Centers for Disease Control. What's even ...

July 10, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


This teenager forgot to do something very important at night and 10 hours later, she was losing her

Molly Pawlett, a 14-year-old teenager, was about to die.

July 10, 2017 | Deseret Connect FamilyShare | Living well


Sleep Your Way to a Healthier You: 5 Highly Effective Sleep Habits

Sleep is hard to come by these days.

July 10, 2017 | Parinaz Samimi FamilyShare | Living well


Days before starting chemotherapy, doctors realized they misdiagnosed this little girl — the real re

Cara Greene was a happy, seemingly healthy two-year-old girl when her parents, Kristen and Clayton, noticed her eyes were moving rapidly and she was becoming ...

July 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Why you should think twice before exercising in extreme heat

John McMordie was 23 years old. Kelly Watt was 18. Both were athletes in exceptionally good health, and both died after suffering a heat stroke ...

July 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Should parents worry about lead in baby food?

Your baby's first food may have included a serving of lead, according to a recent analysis of data collected by the U.S. Food ...

July 07, 2017 | By Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This seemingly “healthy” eating habit is actually a dangerous disorder, and no one’s talking about i

“I shouldn’t eat that,” “I need a guilty treat today” and “I can’t have that, I’m trying to eat clean” are phrases ...

July 05, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Feeling pain during sex? Here are 5 causes that can be fixed

The way intimacy is portrayed in the media isn’t real, as much as we wish it was. In fact, many women experience discomfort, pressure ...

July 04, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 important hydration tips to stay safe in the heat

Summer has just begun, and already places across the country have seen temperatures in the mid- to high-90s and low 100s.

July 03, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


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