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How nap time can improve your mental health

Searching for a reason to take a midday snooze? Look no further than a new study reporting naps increase a person's tolerance of frustration.

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


Medical robot teaches autistic children how to read emotions, reduces pain in pediatric patients

A robot is doing what parents and teacher of autistic kids often can't — narrowing the gap. "Medi" the medical robot can do a mean Michael Jackson. As it danced to "Thriller," 7-year-old Owen Johnson, who has autism, and his siblings danced along with it.

July 17, 2015 | Heather Simonsen News Division | Living well


How to take a wellness-centered vacation for less

Two months ago, Gabriel Schirm and his wife, Amy, were in Costa Rica, welcoming the sunrise with yoga on the beach and indulging in delicious local foods.

July 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How do you own your health?

I recently heard Rebecca Onie speak on TedTalk about the current healthcare system in the USA. She poses the questions: “What if our health care system kept us healthy?” “What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily healthcare?” “What if doctors could or would prescribe diet and lifestyle change and improve health?” The challenges ahead for the patient after the prescription is written in the doctor’s office has just begun. So, having said all of this, how we can reclaim our own health?

July 16, 2015 | Ilise Ratner Deseret Media Companies | Living well


How do you own your health?

I recently heard Rebecca Onie speak on TedTalk about the current healthcare system in the USA. She poses the questions: “What if our health care system kept us healthy?” “What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily healthcare?” “What if doctors could or would prescribe diet and lifestyle change and improve health?” The challenges ahead for the patient after the prescription is written in the doctor’s office has just begun. So, having said all of this, how we can reclaim our own health?

July 16, 2015 | Ilise Ratner Deseret Media Companies | Living well


Retirement: What’s your plan?

From the office chair to the rocking chair.

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


3 ways to bond with the older people in your life

Politicians, health policy leaders and advocates for the elderly gathered in Washington, D.C., on Monday for the White House Conference on Aging.

July 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


5 tips on how to make working out with your spouse actually work out

After 14 years of marriage, my husband and I have finally reached a milestone that we thought would never come: Our oldest child is old enough to baby-sit — at least for a couple of hours.

July 16, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


The science of late-night snacking — and how to resist

When Darya Rose was dieting, a day spent avoiding sweets and eating fruits and vegetables would often end with her hand in a bag of trail mix.

July 14, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Making the dialysis decision: What you need to know

Hundreds of thousands of Americans with kidney failure undergo dialysis treatments to keep them alive. While their reasons for needing the treatment can vary widely, many patients with kidney failure ultimately face the same dialysis decision.

July 13, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


Strong to the finish

Maybe Popeye had it right the whole time.

July 12, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Intersection of nerves, muscles may be key in treating Pompe disease

Walking and breathing without mechanical assistance typically become a struggle for patients who have Pompe disease because of weakened, damaged muscles as they age. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have identified how prior to these devastating effects, hidden physiological changes occur in the body's neuromuscular junction, the part of the body where the nervous system connects to the musculoskeletal system.

July 12, 2015 | By April Frawley Birdwell University of Florida Health | Living well


Grill your way to perfect summer meals

Summer is full of warm, lazy days perfect for outdoor cookouts, grilled food, refreshing drinks and summer activities made to enjoy with friends and family.

July 12, 2015 | By BistroMD Special to the Courier | Living well


Health group reinvents famous Coke commercial with new lyrics

One health advocacy organization has a musical message for fans of sugary drinks: the time to buy the world a Coke is over.

July 09, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Forgetting something? The Internet could be to blame

According to the Pew Research Center, 84 percent of American adults now use the Internet, up from 52 percent in 2000. The popularity of the web has changed the way people live and, as new research highlights, the information they remember.

July 09, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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If you were stung by something and you don’t know what it was, we can tell you how to identify the m

Bug bites often cause pain, but the actual bug leaves before the pain starts so the bites are hard to identify. In many cases, not ...

September 21, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


This nighttime habit may increase your risk of breast cancer, according to this study

Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, reports the American Cancer Society. Research suggest over 40,000 women will ...

September 20, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


7 crazy things stress can do to your body

Stress is a natural part of being a human — it's unavoidable.Your stress levels probably rise and fall throughout the day and throughout different ...

September 20, 2017 | Rachel Redford FamilyShare | Living well


7 easy meals that are under 200 calories

Watching your weight may mean counting calories, but with the help of the internet, you can find some stellar meals for under 200 calories — even ...

September 20, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


The talk you should have with your teen about tattoos

The same pediatrician who gave your baby her first check-up may soon be giving her advice on how to safely get a tattoo or nose ...

September 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


The FDA says it's OK to give your baby peanut butter. Here's why

Fewer than 2 percent of children in the U.S. are known to be allergic to peanuts, but those who are can die within minutes ...

September 19, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


7-year-old girl gets permanent scars on her arm because of a henna tattoo

What was meant as a fun souvenir of a trip to Egypt has become a painful nightmare for this seven-year-old British girl.

September 19, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


School principal announces to students in assembly, 'Even though you’re not fat, you look fat,' but

Going back to school after summer break is an exciting time, but it can also give parents and students a lot of anxiety. Students might ...

September 19, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Running is not the best exercise for weight loss-- see what burns more calories

Weight loss seems like a popular topic among women, because we always feel like we could lose a pound or two. Or ten. Even the ...

September 18, 2017 | Stael F. Pedrosa Metzger FamilyShare | Living well


Discover how people judge you according to the shape of your face

There are many ways to discover who you are (like your birthday or your sleep position), but did you know that the shape of your ...

September 18, 2017 | Rachel Redford FamilyShare | Living well


6 tips to make grocery shopping easier

If you don't go grocery shopping each week (or at least on a regular basis), it's pretty tough to eat in a nutritious ...

September 18, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


6 tips to make grocery shopping easier

If you don't go grocery shopping regularly, it's pretty tough to eat in a nutritious, well-balanced way.

September 15, 2017 | By Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Here's the extremely common sleeping position that's most likely to cause nightmares

There's nothing better than a comfortable bed welcoming you home after a hard day's work. But, there's nothing worse than waking up ...

September 15, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


Mom notices a rash appearing on her otherwise healthy baby, but she soon realized there was somethin

Ashley Nagy from Arizona had just given birth to a beautiful baby girl when, a few days later, she noticed something was a little off ...

September 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Mom notices something unusual in her children’s Lego set, then reailzes the danger after consulting

Snakes are common in Australia and not many people worry too much about them. But sometimes, the snakes are deadly without anyone realizing it.

September 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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