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Chaplains now available by Skype for patients who don't know where to turn

Returning home after a hospital stay is a difficult transition for seriously ill patients, especially if they've made a connection with their hospital's chaplain. Now one organization wants to make receiving spiritual counseling from home as simple as logging in to Skype.

August 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Why reading to young children matters

Parents, prepare your funny voices. Reading picture books with young children is an essential part of nurturing a healthy brain, according to new research.

August 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Why patients don't follow doctors' orders — and what doctors could do about it

Medical students traded stethoscopes for skillets this spring in a course designed to make learning how to cook part of the path to becoming a doctor.

August 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Physical exercise important; don't neglect mental stimulation

Being healthy is not just about the foods we eat and exercises we do to get our bodies physically fit. You can be at your ideal weight and have rock-solid abs and muscles, yet still be severely unhealthy if you don't take the time to train your brain.

August 23, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Five habits to help you lose weight, keep it off

To many Americans, weight loss remains a pie-in-the-sky desired outcome to a laborious process that is never undertaken.

August 23, 2015 | By BistroMD | Living well

Compound that reins in cancer found

A compound that disrupts enzyme function has been found to inhibit the growth of breast, colon and other cancer cells in laboratory testing, according to researchers.

August 23, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well

7 things you believe about your teeth that aren't true

Dental health is an important aspect of health and wellness. Over the years, stories have circulated that have misled people about their dental health. Here are seven common myths about your teeth:

August 20, 2015 | Benjamin Greene Deseret News Service | Living well

3 ways to boost your creativity

Many people aren't living up to their creative potential, according to a new study published this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (paywall).

August 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Are you swimming in a toilet? 5 reasons to avoid the public pool this summer

As the weather heats up, public swimming pools beckon us to leave the comfort of our homes and venture outdoors to take a cool dip. Swimming in the public pool may be considered one of America’s favorite pastimes, but for me, no thanks. My 5 Top Reasons You Should Never Get Into A Public Swimming Pool will give you the extra ammunition you need when kids ask, “Can we go to the public pool?”

August 20, 2015 | Emily Woll FamilyShare | Living well

Breakfast: to skip or not to skip

To eat or not to eat. That is the question we've heard for years. We’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but has that advice lost its sizzle?

August 19, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

How to help kids be healthy without shaming, damaging self-esteem

Gillian Brown's parents don't like her body.

August 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Coca-Cola scandal reignites debate about whether to prioritize exercise or eating right

The soda industry is facing a public relations crisis.

August 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Are painful experiences from your past slowly killing you?

Many of us had painful experiences as a child or teen, and while it may seem obvious these experiences impact our mental health, we now know that there are some experiences which can also negatively impact our physical health.

August 13, 2015 | Chris Adams Richards, LCSW FamilyShare | Living well

Pack plenty of water before heading outdoors to avoid dehydration

Planning on spending time outdoors? Make sure to pack plenty of water. When the mercury rises, staying hydrated is especially important. Oftentimes we become overheated before realizing it.

August 11, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

Brown bagging doesn’t have to be boring. Here are some exciting school lunch tips

When you’re buying school supplies for the upcoming school year, don’t forget to consider what you’re doing for your child’s lunch. School lunches try hard to be nutritious, but serving hundreds of students each day on a low budget is difficult and very rarely as interesting as what you can send from home.

August 11, 2015 | Dann Goff FamilyShare | Living well

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'Our chairs are killing us', experts say

You might have heard this phrase before: "Sitting is the new smoking." But have you ever taken the time to realize just how much you ...

September 30, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

51 ways to reduce stress before it even happens

There’s no such thing as a stress-free life. Stress is your body's natural response in certain situations. So it’s important to learn ...

September 29, 2015 | Mindy Raye Friedman FamilyShare | Living well

To vent or not to vent: How to know when to complain about work

Leighann Lord loves to text her best friends on difficult work days. They may not be able to solve her crises, but it feels good ...

September 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Should we use standing desks in elementary schools? Experts weigh in

In recent years, more and more people are saying they can't stand sitting.

September 28, 2015 | Nathan Sorensen Deseret News | Living well

6 steps to battling your insecurities

Insecurity comes in many forms. It can be small, causing a feeling of discomfort or uneasiness, or so big and pervasive it keeps us from ...

September 26, 2015 | M. Elizabeth Wilson FamilyShare | Living well

7 indicators you might need therapy

Most people will not admit to seeing a mental health therapist for various reasons. Whether you tell people or not, it is important to know ...

September 26, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC FamilyShare | Living well

Mommy Medicine: Exercising, eating right … and not losing weight

Weight loss isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

September 23, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile | Living well

How to take advantage of the health benefits of meditation

Anita Fredericks spent years resisting meditation. She'd hear friends and colleagues describe the practice's many physical and mental health benefits, and then name ...

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

3 health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet

Eating like the Mediterraneans might be a tasty way to reduce breast cancer risk, according to a study released this week.

September 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Add interval training to your workout

If you feel you have hit a fitness plateau, spice things up by introducing interval training into your exercise program.

September 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Researchers working on diabetes vaccine

Vaccines exist to protect against many maladies - flu, chicken pox and polio, among others. University of Florida Health researchers hope to soon add Type 1 ...

September 20, 2015 | By Morgan Sherburne University of Florida Health | Living well

Some colleges attract more hookah bars

Larger and private colleges and universities seem to attract hookah cafes and lounges, but smoke-free policies decrease these odds, according to findings published in the ...

September 20, 2015 | By Elizabeth Hillaker Downs University of Florida Health | Living well

Take a walk, for your health

Forget baseball. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants America's national pastime to be taking a stroll.

September 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Yardwork is wonderful exercise for your body and mind

On a crisp, cool morning, I looked out my kitchen window onto my view of the Wasatch Mountains as they wrapped around Utah Lake, over ...

September 18, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

Student concussion: What to consider before suiting up

The new school year is here, which means students are also playing fall sports. As parents consider the various athletic opportunities available to their kids ...

September 17, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Guest columnist | Living well

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