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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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Articles by Section - Living well


Is gluten making you sick?

Staring into a high-powered microscope during a laboratory job shadow rotation, high school senior Lindsey Pickett watched her own blood cells come into focus on ...

June 30, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


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


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