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Active play is key in improving your young athlete's performance

Active play is key in improving your young athlete's performance

As I sat and watched an indoor soccer game where two of my sons were playing on the same team, I saw my 6-year-old dribble through players and make a pass to my 8-year-old, who then scored a goal that would put their team ahead. I cheered loudly, shouting each of my son’s names proudly.
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The struggle to live and the fight to die

The struggle to live and the fight to die

Pediatrics is filled with contrasts.
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Fair is shot in the arm for commuity health

Fair is shot in the arm for commuity health

The fifth annual Community Health and Wellness Fair Saturday at the Riceboro Youth Center provided information, health screenings, weight-loss products and exercise activities for everyone interested.

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Health fair in Riceboro

Health fair in Riceboro

The fifth annual Health and Wellness Fair took place on Saturday at the Riceboro Youth Center. Hosted by Project Reach GANG, a non-profit community youth outreach program, the fair provided resource information, health screenings, products and exercise activities for attendees to enjoy.

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Peanut allergy could be avoided by indulging early in life, study suggests

Peanut allergy could be avoided by indulging early in life, study suggests

Mr. Peanut had better polish his monocle and shine his shoes. He has a whole new group of customers to entertain.
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Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility is complex, not just the medical side of treating infertility, but the emotional side of treating it. Essentially, infertility, whether it's the inability to conceive, frequent miscarriages or otherwise, is loss. Many couples are surprised by the intensity of their feelings related to infertility.
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Health professionals call for action to address gun violence

Leaders from the nation's top health professional organizations have issued a call to action on gun violence, co-signing an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

Americans are not alone in craving salty, sweet and all-around unhealthy foods, according to a new study on global health trends.
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15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

Look around the room these days and you'll spot someone with a plastic bracelet tracking their steps, miles, etc. No, this isn't some kind of punishment or parole tracker. Most likely they opened a Fitbit on Christmas morning, Hanukkah or New Year's.
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3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

Most people have heard you should drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, hydration is a basic component to healthy living. However multiple studies have found the contrary suggesting your body can’t handle excessive amounts of water.
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'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

A long-held truth among psychologists that stress and sadness are contagious has been confirmed in a recent study from the Pew Research Center. The study brought research into the digital age, where people often read about friends' stressors on Facebook or Twitter, finding that struggles experienced by one person can be felt by others.
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Natural scents promoted for health, happiness

Natural scents promoted for health, happiness

At a recent seminar at Farmer’s Natural Foods in Hinesville, Kaliana Schmidt shared her determination to spread more happiness in the world.  

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Updated: feb. 22, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Cultivate spirit with simple practices

Cultivate spirit with simple practices

Sense of purpose is one of the integrative approaches to health in the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program. It is an essential ingredient in a healthy lifestyle, because it gives direction and meaning to our lives.

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Updated: feb. 22, 2015 3:00 p.m.
TRICARE raises pharmacy co-pays

TRICARE raises pharmacy co-pays

New co-pays for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE began Feb. 1.

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Updated: feb. 22, 2015 1:00 p.m.
As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

This is the third in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." Read part two: "How families can work together to fight heroin addiction."
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VA names Dublin medical center director

VA names Dublin medical center director

ATLANTA — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently appointed retired Navy Capt. Maryalice Morro, RN, MSN, as the new director of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia.

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Updated: feb. 22, 2015 11:32 a.m.
Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

In the midst of their busy lives, Americans are learning how to keep calm and say "Ommmm." Meditation, alongside yoga and other mind and body practices, is becoming more popular as people link its practice to happier and healthier lives.
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How families can work together to fight heroin addiction

This is the second in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction."
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Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes

Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes

When you get old, lightning bolts go around your eyes. They don’t shoot out at people; that would be cool. They just start flashing around in your eyeball like you are suddenly discovering that you are actually some sort of android that’s starting to short circuit in its old age.
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The new face of heroin addiction: How America's most dangerous drug made its way to the suburbs

The new face of heroin addiction: How America's most dangerous drug made its way to the suburbs

They lived in tattered boxes, abandoned cars and the backyards of dilapidated houses.
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How to be happier one complaint at a time

How to be happier one complaint at a time

Whining with a purpose leads to happier people, according to a recent study from The Journal of Social Psychology (paywall). Researchers determined that when people are mindful of when and how they complain, they're emotionally better off.
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8 reasons why you shouldn't believe in this atrocious health lie

8 reasons why you shouldn't believe in this atrocious health lie

A lot of people are saying that "strong is the new skinny."
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4 facts about heart health in time for Valentine's Day

4 facts about heart health in time for Valentine's Day

During Valentine's Day festivities, it's candy hearts and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate that take center stage. But February is also American Heart Month, a time when national health organizations regularly review and update heart health research.
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How to be heart happy

How to be heart happy

February denotes a month of romance, chocolate, and, of course, all things heart shaped. However, let’s not forget the most important heart shape, the muscular organ inside us all.
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