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The startling truth about how oral health impacts your family's overall health

Did you know that brushing your teeth can have a domino effect on many aspects of your overall health and wellness? Doctors have found that a person’s dental health is a telling indicator about the person’s overall health, and dental problems can impact other areas of the body. Since this link has been discovered, some people are referring to the mouth as the gateway to the rest of the body.

June 07, 2015 | Russell Roderick FamilyShare | Living well


Pregnancy and motherhood alters women's brains, studies say

Pregnancy and motherhood has been found to permanently alter a woman's brains, specifically how it and the body may react to future treatments or hormones later in life, a recent study says.

June 07, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Living well


13 reasons to go sober this year

Have you reached a point in your alcohol or drug use that has made you seriously consider getting sober this year? Addiction can be a tough battle to overcome, but it is well worth the effort. Here are 13 reasons why this year is the best time to get sober:

June 06, 2015 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Mobile-health vehicle offers mammograms

BRUNSWICK - Southeast Georgia Health System announced its latest round of access to mammography around the region with its Wellness on Wheels, or WOW, mobile-health vehicle.

June 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Vacation a good time to add to nation’s blood supply

There are 100 days of summer, and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to choose their day to give blood and help ensure a sufficient blood supply.

June 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Cancer survivors teaming up to help others

Fourteen years ago, corporate executive Angie Patterson had breast cancer, undergoing a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

June 06, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Living well


Georgia inches up in senior-health ratings

Georgia ranks 39th among the states on seniors' health, one place better than last year, according to a new report on people 65 and older.

June 06, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Living well


Dance can give children much-needed confidence

On a recent Saturday afternoon, we had just finished a day of soccer games and had to hurry to get our oldest daughter ready for a dance recital where she would perform a tumbling routine.

June 05, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


When parents become personal trainers: How to help a young child lose weight

Breanna Bond lost weight the old-fashioned way. She ate better food, took walks after dinner and turned down snacks offered during visits to friends' houses.

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


Follow your gut on family health

My husband and I often took road trips with our children to distant places, which meant we spent a lot of time in the car together, eating Happy Meals at McDonald’s, and filling up at gas stations. We tried to plan our trips around the most sanitary pit stops and fast food restaurants with the best playgrounds. More than once, however, we needed to make an emergency pit stop because a small child couldn’t “hold it any longer.”

June 02, 2015 | Julie Nelson FamilyShare | Living well


Anxiety emerges as key mental health issue on campus, in workplace

Americans appear to be more anxious than ever, according to two new studies on the prevalence of anxiety disorders on colleges campuses and in the workforce.

June 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Concussions can affect school performance, studies show

Research has long shown that concussions are not healthy in any case, but a recent study finds children and teenagers who sustain a concussion while participating in sports could also be affected in their academic performance.

June 01, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Living well


Eat, don't supplement your vitamins

Looking to boost their nutritional intake, thousands of Americans supplement their diets with healthy doses of vitamins, minerals and other nutritional supplements.

May 31, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Nine healthy food swaps for common recipes

When it comes to getting extra quality nutrition, most of us need all the help we can get. It's so easy to consume ready-to-eat processed foods, with minimal nutrients, because they lie in wait for us at almost every corner.

May 31, 2015 | By BistroMD | Living well


Geriatric consultants improve patients prognoses

When older adults have access to a geriatrician in the hospital, they are much less likely to die and more frequently leave the hospital healthier, according to a study University of Florida Health researchers presented earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society.

May 31, 2015 | By Morgan Sherburne University of Florida Health | Living well


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Group selfies responsible for lice outbreak in teens?

There may be room for a new dominant hashtag on social media, and it’s a gross one: #socialmedialice.

August 27, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Living well


Artificial kidney will save millions of lives, scientists say

Ed Timmerman is hooked up to a portable dialysis machine every night. He is one of the 1.5 to 2 million people worldwide suffering ...

August 26, 2015 | Heather Simonsen News Division | Living well


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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