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Breastfeeding benefits babies, mothers

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and it's interesting to note that breastfeeding once again is spiking in popularity among new moms as the preferred method of feeding their newborn babies. More than half of all new mothers now breastfeed their babies because they understand why it is so important.

August 17, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Officials: No signs of West Nile in Liberty

Although two cases of West Nile virus have been reported in two nearby counties, officials say the disease has not been spotted in either humans or mosquitoes in Liberty County.

August 15, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well


Center celebrates good health, care

Diversity Health Center board member Charlene Williams, right, eyes a cookie while staff members Sam Powers, Gail Barrett and Sandra Melchor serve refreshments during the Hinesville open house Thursday. The clinic recently converted two offices to exam rooms to accommodate more patients, CEO Vicki Smith said.

August 13, 2011 | Danielle hipps | Living well


Bacteria warnings up on Tybee

SAVANNAH - Public health officials have issued a bacteria advisory for Strand Beach near the Tybee Island pier, and authorities are urging swimmers to avoid water in the area until further notice.

August 11, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


WIC provides healthy food, education

Childcare agencies and parents should encourage healthy lifestyles among children with extra emphasis on proper nutrition and physical fitness. And, as far as proper nutrition goes, pediatricians often advise expectant mothers to breastfeed their babies because this gives infants the right balance of nutrients and, with the assistance of vaccinations, helps their immune systems develop.

August 11, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Boys will be boys, squash bugs

Q: I feel silly for asking, but what is your position on children killing bugs? I do not know if this is just 4-year-old boy behavior, but my son seems rather fascinated with bug-killing. He is, by the way, very kind with our dog and other pets. I have explained that bugs have families too and need to return to them.

August 10, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


National Health Center Week highlights local clinics

Diversity Health Center is opening the doors this week and inviting the public to check out its Hinesville and Ludowici clinics.

August 10, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Living well


West Nile case confirmed in Savannah

SAVANNAH - Lab tests have confirmed a person in the Savannah area has been infected by the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Precautions can prevent eye injury

Millions of people could have their eyesight saved thanks to several new groundbreaking treatments that have the potential to eradicate several of the most common causes of blindness. Antioxidant supplements, new drugs, stem cell therapy and laser treatment soon may offer new hope to people of all ages - the hope of keeping their eyesight and of remaining independent.

August 04, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Don't overcomplicate separation anxiety

Q: My daughter will be 3 years old soon. Her father was the primary caretaker until she was around 20 months old, then he left and she hasn't seen him since.

August 03, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Fort Stewart WIC clinic opens

The new Fort Stewart WIC clinic officially opened its doors last week and is ready to serve an estimated total caseload of 19,000 clients, according to Coastal Health District WIC Coordinator Tonya Scott.

August 03, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Living well


Health care suit reaches Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservative law firm asked the Supreme Court Wednesday to strike down the health care overhaul, challenging the first federal appeals court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama's signature domestic initiative.

July 28, 2011 | Associated Press | Living well


Don't make shy kids center of attention

Q: Our 32-month-old daughter always has been outgoing and loves to be around people - until recently, that is. All of a sudden she has started lowering her head when we get together with people she doesn't see very often and will refuse to say hi or be friendly. Is it reasonable to expect that she say hello? At what age should we start disciplining this behavior?

July 28, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Immunization crucial for prevention

National Immunization Awareness Month is promoted each August in an effort to increase awareness of immunization at a time when parents and children are getting ready to return to school and the medical community begins preparations for the upcoming flu season.

July 27, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Liberty Regional Medical Center to move ahead with expansion

Members of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County voted Tuesday to move ahead with the proposed Liberty Regional Medical Center expansion.

July 23, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | 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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