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How sitting too much can damage your health

Most of you are probably sitting while reading this, and you have also probably been sitting at your desk all morning, during lunch, when you got back to work, when you drove home from work and when you finally made it to the couch planted in front of your TV after a long day of sitting at work.

June 09, 2015 | Massarah Mikati Deseret News | Living well


How to identify if a loved one has an eating disorder

In our weight-obsessed society, eating disorders are increasingly prevalent. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), as many as 24 million people in the US suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder. Eating disorders are highly disruptive to one’s quality of life, and can sometimes be deadly.

June 09, 2015 | Michelle Lewis FamilyShare | Living well


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


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Look for variety, passion from personal trainer

A personal trainer can help you stay on track for fitness goals, offer motivation and teach you proper exercise techniques.

June 28, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Protect skin from sun to cut chances of cancer

Summer's here, meaning you'll probably spend more time outdoors.

June 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Existing drug causes older rats to lose weight

Aging can cause many changes to the body, including obesity and a loss of lean mass. Now, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has discovered that an existing drug reduces body fat and appetite in older rats, which has intriguing implications for aging humans.

June 28, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well


The surprising physical power of your favorite playlist

Health researchers recently discovered an unexpected side effect of listening to your favorite songs: pain relief.

June 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


It’s official: Most US adults are overweight

Need to lose a few pounds? You’re not alone. Most American adults are overweight or obese, according to a new study from JAMA.

June 26, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


7 simple health hacks for your busy schedule

Seven days of changes to your routine may seem difficult, but these little switches easily fit into your daily schedule. Try starting with one fix a day, then continuing that habit all through the week. By the end of 7 days, you’ll have picked up 7 healthy changes to your routine. Keep things up for a few weeks to make it a habit and maybe tackle a new set of challenges.

June 25, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Bedside manners: How empathy and the health care system interact

Dr. Nathan Wanner is memorable for his silence.

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


Should we pay people to quit smoking?

When he was growing up, Gerry Weitz's dad smoked three packs of cigarettes a day. After a health scare at age 40, his father quit, but years of toxic smoke had taken a toll on his body. A few years later, while hiking in Israel, the elder Weitz died from a heart attack.

June 23, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Living well


After paralysis, man stays active, finds joy through wheelchair rugby

Gates Hunsaker has always been an active person, living life to the fullest.

June 23, 2015 | Jen Jacobson KSL | 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.

June 22, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


7 things you wish your children knew about drug addiction

It is difficult to put the words “children” and “drug addiction” in the same sentence, but if we want to protect our kids from drug and alcohol abuse we need to educate them. Teens and even younger kids should know why they need to avoid substances and make smart choices.

June 21, 2015 | Kitt Wakeley KSL | Living well


Move over, dark: Milk chocolate is just as good for your heart

Don’t feel bad if you prefer milk over dark — a new study says that any kind of chocolate is incredibly good for your health.

June 21, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


Running and parenting are not mutually exclusive

Recently, I received an email with the subject line “Antelope Island 50K.” Because this race took place last March, I was curious why I would be getting an email about it, especially since it wasn’t from the race director.

June 17, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Rise in heroin use emerges as 2016 presidential campaign issue

Along with plans for economic growth and jabs at competitors, candidates in the 2016 presidential election are also talking about America's drug policy and the troubling rise in heroin addiction since the mid-1990s, confronting a crisis that is at once personal and political.

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


8 signs of breast cancer women need to observe

Thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. For women, only lung cancer has a higher death rate than breast cancer. While this type of cancer can be deadly, there are warning signs that can help you catch it early.

June 16, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


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