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New test determines a person’s ‘biological age’

LONDON — When it comes to predicting how long you have to live, you first have to figure out how well your body is aging.

September 16, 2015 | Jessica Ivins | Living well

Balancing exercise, sleep for weight-loss success

When thinking about fitness and getting in shape, people tend to focus on diet and exercise, but what about sleep? Burning calories is important when trying to slim down, but what's so wrong about burning the midnight oil?

September 16, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

Blood pressure study just may change your life

For years, physicians and researchers have searched for the magic number that would answer the question: What blood pressure should you be striving for?

September 16, 2015 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well

Calling someone 'skinny' is not a compliment

There are many endearing names or adjectives to describe a person.

September 09, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

SouthCoast Health adds three physicians

SAVANNAH - SouthCoast Health recently announced the addition of three new physicians: Drs. Ryann E. Cowart, Christa L. Jillard and Margaret B. McCormack.

September 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Helping my mom, help me

Almost two years ago, I returned from the beautiful land of Serbia. I was in terrible shape physically. Unbeknownst to me, my nervous system was being inhibited, reducing the function of my lungs and heart. (Vegas Nerve, for all you anatomy buffs.) Undiagnosed and unable to take care of myself, I lived with my parents. That wasn’t even when I lost my dignity (that went down the drain after my first shower back).

September 07, 2015 | Aubrey Farnsworth FamilyShare | Living well

September is Children's Cancer Awareness Month

Perhaps the most gut-wrenching thing parents can experience is learning their child has been diagnosed with cancer.

September 06, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Researchers find memory problems with some Parkinson's patients

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Using a combination of neuropsychological testing and brain imaging, University of Florida researchers have discovered that in a group of recently diagnosed patients with Parkinson's disease, about one quarter have significant memory problems.

September 06, 2015 | By Jill Pease University of Florida Health | Living well

Computer simulation models patient cancer DNA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Recently, President Barack Obama unveiled the Precision Medicine Initiative, a program that fosters a research approach that focuses on treating patients based on their genetic makeup.

September 06, 2015 | By Morgan Sherburne University of Florida Health | Living well

Children with mild mental health issues are often overlooked

J.D. emerged from his parent's divorce in 2013 a different kid. He'd always been serious, but now he was moody and falling behind in school.

September 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

The healing power of pets: Research, experience speak to benefits of animal-assisted therapy

Pets can decrease cholesterol levels, blood pressure and feelings of loneliness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But you don’t have to own the dog for him to be your best friend.

September 03, 2015 | Jennifer Johnson Deseret News | Living well

How to lose weight on your daily commute

The Wall Street Journal has some encouraging news for those of us who use public transportation to get to work (or to McDonald's).

September 03, 2015 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | Living well

4 tools that use money to motivate weight loss

A group photo was posted by a friend to my Facebook wall. I was mortified and barely recognized myself. Several weeks later I was asked if I was pregnant — an anatomical impossibility as a male.

September 01, 2015 | Joseph Irvine | Living well

How Medicare is trying to start a healthier national conversation about dying

Diane Carbo has spent countless hours considering how she would like to die.

August 31, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Cancer cells retrained to be normal again in new study

ROCHESTER, Minn. — In a major breakthrough in the battle against cancer, researchers believe they’ve found a way to retrain cancerous cells to die in the same way healthy cells do.

August 30, 2015 | Jessica Ivins | Living well

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Stop putting yourself down! Read 4 ways to start feeling good about yourself today

There are thousands of books you can buy or find on library shelves discussing self-esteem and how to feel good about yourself. Yet most days ...

November 30, 2015 | Justin Olsen FamilyShare | Living well

7 reasons why staying sober is so darn difficult

Parents tend to worry about their children a lot. From schoolwork to social pressures, loving parents are constantly thinking, hoping, wishing and worrying for their ...

November 30, 2015 | Kitt Wakeley FamilyShare | Living well

Make the silent killer pay

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes was the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States in 2010 based on the 69,071 death ...

November 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Teen years don't cause sociopathic behavior

A recent caller to my syndicated radio show (Saturdays, 6 p.m. EST, American Family Radio) objected to advice I dispensed concerning a teenage girl ...

November 29, 2015 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

'Personalized medicine' helps some heart patients

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - In the weeks and months after a patient gets a heart stent, blood clots can pose a major threat to recovery. Now, University ...

November 29, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well

7 reasons you absolutely cannot afford to neglect your oral health

It is absolutely essential that you treat your oral health just as you would your overall health.

November 27, 2015 | Samuel Kwon FamilyShare | Living well

Staying healthy on Thanksgiving is a snap

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, but it can easily throw your children's healthy eating habits out the window. This year, don't ...

November 26, 2015 | By Mark Kishel | 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

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