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On Aging: Getting help for health problems

"What?" you say. "Another column on health problems? Why?"

April 24, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't let ex's shortfalls influence your parenting

Q: We are a struggling blended family. My husband has three children (ages 7, 12 and 17) from a previous marriage. Their mother's home is focused on the easiest way of parenting. She allows unlimited electronics, showers the kids with presents and does not discipline effectively at all. It's obvious she wants to be the kids' friend.

April 24, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Mighty Mouse, Harry Potter and the Liberty Bell

I was awakened by the lightning. Not the thunder, not the windchimes whirling dervishly, not the rain slapping against the side of the house. Not sound of the storm, but the light. Through the thin slits between the slats of the window blinds, into the flat blackness of my bedroom came slashes of white that prized their way through the blue-veined flaps of my eyelids and jerked me away from whatever dream world I had been visiting.

April 17, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Making the Canoochee and the Altamaha navigable

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

April 17, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 'Paradoxical intention' can help control thumb-sucking

Q: Our 7-year-old son has sucked his thumb forever, more or less constantly. He has recently switched to sucking his index finger and putting his right hand down the back of his pants at the same time. This is driving us crazy!!!

April 17, 2016 | | Life


Dr. Roger Branch On Aging: Costly health problems

My previous column concluded that seniors generally are not more "sickly" than others, but many of their health problems are serious - and they are costly. Why?

April 10, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Making the Ogeechee River a navigable waterway

Note: The following is the first of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

April 10, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Sick children should only be exposed to calming media

Q: My 6-year-old daughter watched too many episodes of a certain TV show when she was sick, and now she doesn't want to go to sleep at night because she is having scary thoughts related to the show. She will come out of her room again and again complaining of these thoughts - mostly before she has gone to sleep, rarely in the middle of the night - and want to be tucked back in. How would you recommend handling this?

April 10, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley - When the mental smoke clears

It is just after sundown. The yellow moon hovers in the navy blue sky and beneath it, far beneath it, where the sky meets the earth at a seam, a line of bright orange flames simmers. I stand on the front porch and watch a frothy lather of smoke floating off to the north.

April 08, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the importance of canals in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

March 27, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr. - Special health issues

In general, aging people are not more "sickly" than the rest of the population. In fact, bouts with typical infectious diseases over the years have armed many of them with protective antibodies. Children with less buffered immune systems and regular exposure to "bugs" through day care centers, recreation programs, dancing classes, school, etc., typically do a lot more sniffing, sneezing, coughing and wheezing than their grandparents. This is partly offset by the elders' years of exposure to pollen and molds, which saddles some of them with allergies that produce the same effects.

March 27, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Influence good by being good

There are many ways to influence others for good. One of the most effective is simply to do good, and let it speak for itself. No fanfare necessary. There is something in human nature that makes us want to emulate that which we appreciate.

March 26, 2016 | | Life


Kathy Bradley: Not-so-great expectations

One year it was biscuits. One year it was list-making. The objects of my Lenten fasts have ranged from the concrete and indulgent to the intangible and neurotic. On Ash Wednesday, just hours before my forehead accepted a sooty cross, I decided that this year I would give up expectations.

March 20, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The need for canals to connect the Altamaha River

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the importance of canals in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

March 20, 2016 | | Life


Breakfast: Does eating a morning meal matter for health?

Some people may find nutrition information frustrating in part because of seemingly conflicting messages in the media and other sources related to what to eat. One area of “controversy” is the idea that skipping breakfast has negative consequences for weight management and health indicators such as blood pressure or cholesterol levels. These potential negative impacts could be concerning in that results from a large population study suggest that skipping breakfast is common among American adults, with 18 percent self-reporting skipping the morning meal.

March 20, 2016 | Suzanne Lewis KSL.com | Life


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Kathy Bradley: Summer solstice, summer storm

At about 9 o'clock Monday night, I stood in the middle of the front yard and took in the magic. Over my right shoulder ...

June 26, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: 'Team boats' powered by horses gain popularity on the river

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

June 26, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Your children, teenagers don't need smart phones

Q: Our 12-year-old has a smart phone. I know you don't approve, but all - and I do mean all - of his friends have them ...

June 26, 2016 | | Life


A sweet celebration

A milestone few live to see was recognized Tuesday at Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation when resident Sugar Pryor celebrated her 107th birthday with family ...

June 20, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Treat Dad to a home-cooked meal

In my book, cooking a meal for someone you love is one of the greatest expressions of care and appreciation. In the South, we've ...

June 20, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: More help is needed

At any given time, most seniors are getting along well. At some point in time, however, all seniors will have problems and need help, but ...

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Enterprise explosion doesn't slow progress on Savannah River

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Raise children to make the world a better place

I recently enjoyed the privilege of seeing and hearing radio talk-show host Dennis Prager speak on the topic of happiness. He only spoke for 20 ...

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: God is the perfect model of a father's love and humility

There are many figures used in Scripture to illustrate the nature of God. One of the most comforting for us, showing the caring nature of ...

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Statesboro hosts statewide daylily convention

Statesboro recently played host to a stunning display of award-winning hemerocallises. Though gardening enthusiasts may recognize that difficult-to-pronounce word, the rest of us may know ...

June 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Welcome summertime with Blueberry Lattice Pie

I had lunch with a good friend the other day, and toward the end of our meal together, she asked, "What are you doing Sunday ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Improving navigation becomes priority on Savannah River

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Summertime, summertime — let the fun times begin

School's out for summer; let playtime begin. Hopefully your family has a list - mental or written - of lots and lots of fun activities to ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Although world is more complex, parents need not stress

"Puzzled Grandma in the South" recently wrote to "Dear Abby" asking, "Why is there so much angst today over raising children, especially in young mothers ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Help from unexpected friends

Social Security retirement, Medicare and Medicaid are national programs that help senior citizens in many ways. Still, we live locally, and massive social changes have ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


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