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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


Risky drinking is on the rise among young adults around the world, report shows

A new report on global drinking habits holds some troubling news: risky drinking is on the rise among young people, defined as men and women under the age of 35.

May 30, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


The new guidebook for understanding mental illness

William Ambler was an anxious child. He needed medication to calm his nerves on plane trips and would fall apart during tennis matches when the pressure was high.

May 30, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Cricket flour: Coming to the baking aisle near you?

Salmon, spinach, acai and beets may soon have to make way for a new superfood — bugs.

May 30, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Living well


Want to lose weight? Watch where you put what you eat

Out of sight, out of … stomach? A recent study, published last month in the International Journal of Obesity (paywall), found that where you store your food at home could hold consequences for your waistline.

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


3 reasons running makes you better than her

It's too time-consuming. It's an exercise fad. I'm too old to start. My family will feel neglected. It's too cold; it's too hot. I'm slower than my toddler taking his first steps.

May 27, 2015 | Becky Squire FamilyShare | Living well


Cancer charities fraud highlights need for donors to ask questions

Charges were filed this week against four cancer charities who allegedly misused millions of dollars of donations. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the suit represents one of the largest legal actions against charity fraud to date.

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


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168 chemicals you unknowingly smeared on your face this morning

The makeup counter can be daunting; hundreds of brands and products can make picking out a new tube of mascara quite the task. Here’s a quick solution to the struggle: Knowing exactly what’s in that mascara -- and other products -- can make your decision easier.

July 07, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


9 health foods that have an ugly hidden secret

Your friendly, neighborhood juice bar

July 07, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Dads, listen up! 5 tips to prevent dad burnout

Fatherhood is one of the most significant roles that men can take upon themselves. It’s a tough job. Being a dad is often overwhelming, always busy with many roles and duties. While it is important to take care of family, jobs, and other duties, spending some time with yourself and your friends can help prevent burnout.

July 06, 2015 | Mark Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Pet ownership holds health benefits, but is it right for you?

With soft, orange fur and little pink ears, Minerva the kitten is almost too cute to resist.

July 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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


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