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High self-esteem isn't all it's cracked up to be

Q: I recently heard you speak in San Diego and need some clarification. While I understand that researchers have found that high self-esteem is not what it was cracked up to be, I want my kids to approach the challenges of life with confidence in their abilities. There's got to be a reconciliation point here. What is it?

March 21, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Pollen count at records across state

MARIETTA - A warm winter is sending pollen counts soaring to record levels in Georgia.

March 20, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well

It is possible for children to play quietly

Q: My kids, 4 and 3, are very loud. They yell and run inside the house. They bang toys, get into loud conflicts, and my son likes to scare his little sister by growling like a dinosaur. I know most of this stuff is normal, but I've got a new baby on the way, and I'm worried that the baby isn't going to be able to get enough rest during the day. Should I punish or just lighten up?

March 14, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Classes for caregivers set for Savannah

The Community Care Services Program, a state Medicaid program administered through the Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia Area Agency on Aging and managed by the Coastal Health District, will host two, six-week long "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" courses designed to help those caring for someone with a chronic illness.

March 13, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Vets prone to addiction get risky painkillers

CHICAGO - Morphine and similar powerful painkillers are sometimes prescribed to recent war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress along with physical pain, and the consequences can be tragic, a government study suggests.

March 13, 2012 | By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press | Living well

Family blames cancer on river pollution

When Georgia Southern University nursing students presented a study of health problems reported by people along the Ogeechee River, Bryan County residents Betty Moore and Spencer Moore Sr. made a point of attending.

March 08, 2012 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Living well

Correcting 'educational correctness'

Q: Our 8-year-old son was caught stealing from the teacher's prize box at school. He did this in the past and was punished, but it seems he hasn't gotten the picture yet. Do you have any suggestions for us?

March 07, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Medical bills can wreck credit, even when paid off

CHICAGO - Mike and Laura Park thought their credit record was spotless. The Texas couple wanted to take advantage of low interest rates, so they put their house on the market and talked to a lender about a mortgage on a bigger home in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs.

March 07, 2012 | By Carla K. Johnson Associated Press writer | Living well

Breast-feeding protest set for Savannah

SAVANNAH - Mothers from across Georgia are gathered in Savannah to breast-feed their babies in a demonstration aimed at changing state law.

March 06, 2012 | Associated Press | Living well

Medics shock soldier back to life

The morning of Feb. 7 started out like any other day for Floyd Justice, an emergency medical technician at Winn Army Community Hospital.

March 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Spine and Sport expands again

RICHMOND HILL - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah used a ribbon cutting Monday at a physical rehab clinic in Richmond Hill to talk about the importance of small business.

March 01, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick | Living well

Parents need to look back, not to other nations

Un partie: Stop the presses!

February 29, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

New strain of flu found in bats

ATLANTA - For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear.

February 28, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well

Make kids care about their problems

Parents tell me their daughter is intelligent and did well in school up until the seventh grade, at which time she stopped doing the required work and her grades, consequently, went down the proverbial tube.

February 22, 2012 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

LES staff wear read for heart health

In support of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement and the fight against heart disease, the faculty and staff of Liberty Elementary School participated in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 3.

February 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well

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Articles by Section - Living well

Four steps to address Thanksgiving food drama

Lizzie Post was born into an etiquette empire, but even she gets stressed out about hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

November 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Healthy living shows gratitude

As I made it to the top of a hillside near my home, I felt the need to stop — and it wasn’t for the ...

November 19, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

You can't talk yourself out of depression

As a recent college graduate with a solid GPA and an impressive resume, life was just getting started. I was a 25-year-old single woman with ...

November 19, 2015 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Living well

3 reasons why antidepressants are overprescribed and what you can do about it

Did you know mental health medications are the most prescribed class of drugs in America? In fact, Abilify (an antipsychotic) is the number one prescribed ...

November 16, 2015 | Paul Murdock FamilyShare | Living well

How writing can help veterans readjust to civilian life

When veterans are worried or stressed about acclimating to everyday life, they may just need a pen and paper to feel better, according to a ...

November 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Go nuts for good health

Let's go nuts. Go all out and get crazy nutty.

November 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Peach State Health offers cold, flu tips

What families should know to avoid the flu

November 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Compound may protect against macular degeneration

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - For macular degeneration patients, blurry vision emerges slowly as cells in and around the retina get damaged. Now, University of Florida Health researchers ...

November 15, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well

10 signs of endometrial cancer women shouldn’t ignore

You may have never heard of endometrial cancer, but it is actually the most common cancer of the reproductive system for women. Although it can ...

November 12, 2015 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

When worrying is good for you

Take heart, worry warts. Being anxious while awaiting important news, such as test results or a job offer, appears to be better for mental health ...

November 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

The new gospel of food

Have you heard about that report that says eating cured and processed meats such as bacon, ham and sausages is akin to smoking?

November 06, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Living well

These 5 things you're doing are keeping you from being happy

Life is too short — and too much of a blessing — to be spent unhappily. Each of us faces hardships and difficult times; yet dwelling in ...

November 06, 2015 | Kelsi Jones FamilyShare | Living well

Researchers to parents: The sex talk works

As parents, it’s a conversation that is easy to avoid and uncomfortable to even think about, but it’s one that needs to happen.

November 04, 2015 | Jessica Ivins | Living well

Anti-porn advocates recast growing acceptance of pornography as public health problem

When Robert Jensen talks to his college classes about pornography, his female students say they're not bothered by it — mostly because they don't ...

November 03, 2015 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well

3 simple stitches for mending your broken heart

Just like anything that is torn, broken hearts require mending.

November 03, 2015 | Emily Sanders FamilyShare | Living well


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