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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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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Today's child is more likely to experience emotional crisis

Do we - here in the USA, that is - or do we not have a child and teen mental health crisis and if the answer is ...

April 15, 2018 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Area rivers take on mostly Native American names

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at points of interest throughout the history of Bulloch County.

April 15, 2018 | | Life


Caffeine, astronomy and magic spells

Late last night, fueled by the residual adrenaline of a hectic court day and the leftover caffeine from a combination of migraine medicine and sweet ...

April 15, 2018 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Portal team wins state FFA Career Development Event

Portal Middle High School's FFA Nursery-Landscape team won the state title for their Career Development Event on March 24 at the University of Georgia ...

April 15, 2018 | Special to the Herald | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Mount Pleasant indian path becomes Burkhalter Rd.

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at points of interest throughout the history of Bulloch County.

April 08, 2018 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Welcome spring with salmon, mango salsa

Spring has sprung and it's my favorite time of the year. I love it when the azaleas and dogwood trees bloom filling the streets ...

April 08, 2018 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Delayed starts for kindergarten not the best solution

Q: Even though he had an early-August birthday, we started our son in kindergarten this past fall at a private Christian school. They did some ...

April 08, 2018 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Forever gone or coming back?

This is the fifth in a series on turpentining in the U.S.

April 08, 2018 | | Life


Game-changer at Trustee's Garden

If you watched the new "American Idol" on ABC on March 25, you got a glimpse of the Kehoe Iron Works at Trustee's Garden ...

April 08, 2018 | By JIM MOREKIS | Special to the Herald | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Gentle parenting is nothing more than a flimflam, rehash

Upon arrival on site for a recent speaking engagement, I am told that several rather vocal parents refused to attend because I am not an ...

April 01, 2018 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Truly, parents and children need each other

God intended that every home should be a place of joy and fulfillment.

April 01, 2018 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Enjoy the springtime with those you love

The beauty of springtime pleases the senses as April moves in with great fanfare. Blossoms in every shade and color invite a second glance and ...

April 01, 2018 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: 'Indian Bluffs' once had 2 locations in Bulloch Co.

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at points of interest throughout the history of Bulloch County.

April 01, 2018 | | Life


On being an adult at Easter

The lethargy of spring and the lingering weight of pollen in my head and chest have left me, this year, all too comfortable with the ...

April 01, 2018 | By Kathy Bradley | Life


Kids + dirt + worms = Awesome

Local children had the opportunity to do what kids love to do this week - get their hands dirty.

April 01, 2018 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


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