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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

4 mindfulness skills that can help you manage anxiety

Feelings of panic, restlessness, excessive worry, difficulties concentrating and irritability are all common symptoms of anxiety. Some may experience a couple of these symptoms as others may experience all at once. Anxiety is emotionally draining and can cause many problems to an individual’s everyday life. It takes a lot of work to deal with anxiety and be a fully functioning individual. Little accomplishments are big successes and completing short or long term goals can feel overwhelming.

August 28, 2015 | Jennifer Sorensen KSL | Living well

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 from end-stage renal disease.

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 chaplain. Now one organization wants to make receiving spiritual counseling from home as simple as logging in to Skype.

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 doctor.

August 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

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Articles by Section - 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

10 signs of endometrial cancer women shouldn’t ignore

You may have never heard of endometrial cancer, but it is actually the most common cancer of the reproductive system for women. Although it can ...

November 12, 2015 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

When worrying is good for you

Take heart, worry warts. Being anxious while awaiting important news, such as test results or a job offer, appears to be better for mental health ...

November 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

The new gospel of food

Have you heard about that report that says eating cured and processed meats such as bacon, ham and sausages is akin to smoking?

November 06, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Living well

These 5 things you're doing are keeping you from being happy

Life is too short — and too much of a blessing — to be spent unhappily. Each of us faces hardships and difficult times; yet dwelling in ...

November 06, 2015 | Kelsi Jones FamilyShare | Living well

Researchers to parents: The sex talk works

As parents, it’s a conversation that is easy to avoid and uncomfortable to even think about, but it’s one that needs to happen.

November 04, 2015 | Jessica Ivins | Living well

Anti-porn advocates recast growing acceptance of pornography as public health problem

When Robert Jensen talks to his college classes about pornography, his female students say they're not bothered by it — mostly because they don't ...

November 03, 2015 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well

3 simple stitches for mending your broken heart

Just like anything that is torn, broken hearts require mending.

November 03, 2015 | Emily Sanders FamilyShare | Living well


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