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Schools, law enforcement should help in bully battles

Q: My oldest child starts kindergarten soon. I know there will be the class and/or bus bully who will cause her some distress, whether directly or indirectly. I want to know how to handle it before it happens so I'm prepared. I feel she will have to learn to handle situations like this as time goes on, but at this age, she will need my guidance and intervention. What should I say to her now to prepare her, and how I should handle incidents when and if they occur?

August 15, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


State planning public health budget

ATLANTA - Public health officials in Georgia are seeking public input as they begin planning for upcoming budgets.

August 13, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well


New school lunch rules push vegetables

It doesn't come as a surprise that fruits and vegetables are an important yet sometimes lacking component of most meals children consume.

August 10, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Healthy kids need to move

Years ago, children playing in the yard or at the park was a common sight on every street in every neighborhood. Nowadays, not so much.

August 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Food pyramid becomes dinner plate

For many years the classic food pyramid has been the method by which many people plan their healthy eating goals. Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture modified the food pyramid, transforming it into a different symbol altogether - a dinner plate.

August 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Quick tips on staying fit

To help ensure

August 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Living well


Crossfit, functional training

When we set fitness goals for ourselves, we tend to focus or hone in on specific areas of our bodies. Sometimes, we make the mistake of forgetting how each of our body systems and structures are connected and linked in specific ways that make isolating one part or another detrimental to our overall goals. Functional training exercises and training programs like CrossFit, ever-growing in popularity, can help us to use multiple body systems in dynamic and challenging ways in order to get us to new levels of fitness.

August 10, 2012 | By Sandra M. Elliott Special to the Courier | Living well


Swine flu cases increasing

ATLANTA - Officials say there's been a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people.

August 09, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Vaccination is best protection against whooping cough

An increase in cases of Pertussis, more commonly known as "whooping cough," in some metro Atlanta counties and other states has prompted Coastal Health District officials to remind residents that getting vaccinated is the safest and most effective way to prevent the disease.

August 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Kids' cholesterol down, fewer trans fats cited

ATLANTA - Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen.

August 08, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Parents often fail to respond to misbehavior

In the late 1960s, as psychologist B. F. Skinner's behavior-modification theory made the jump from academia into popular culture, the focus in child rearing shifted from molding character to "shaping" behavior. Books such as Gerald Patterson's "Living with Children" promised perfectly well-behaved children through the proper manipulation of rewards and punishments, such as timeout and systematic removal of privilege.

August 08, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Free discount prescription-savings program set for county

Liberty County is joining the Coast2Coast Rx card program. Once launched, the new card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age or health status, to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. This program saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 55 percent on the cost of prescription drugs in 2011. Pets and other people living outside the county are able to take part in the program.

August 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


McKesson to pay $151M to settle drug-pricing suit

SAN FRANCISCO- McKesson Corp. will pay $151 million to 29 states and the District of Columbia to settle a lawsuit alleging the company inflated prices of hundreds of prescription drugs, causing state Medicaid programs to overpay millions of dollars in reimbursements, officials said Friday.

August 02, 2012 | Terence Chea The Associated Press | Living well


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


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10 quick ways to relieve stress

Life can be full of stressful moments. Sometimes it may seem that we are tense and stressed all day long. If you find yourself in ...

November 13, 2016 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


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