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District HIV/AIDS nurse honored

HIV director for the Coastal Health District, Susan Alt, BSN, ACRN, has been named the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board's Certified Nurse of the Year.

December 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


How to embrace your post-baby body

While sitting in my hospital bed the day after having given birth to our most recent addition, I got a phone call from my husband saying that he was on his way to the hospital with our six other children in tow.

December 02, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Stop putting yourself down! Read 4 ways to start feeling good about yourself today

There are thousands of books you can buy or find on library shelves discussing self-esteem and how to feel good about yourself. Yet most days I find myself counseling a client who is struggling to feel good about themselves.

November 30, 2015 | Justin Olsen FamilyShare | Living well


7 reasons why staying sober is so darn difficult

Parents tend to worry about their children a lot. From schoolwork to social pressures, loving parents are constantly thinking, hoping, wishing and worrying for their children, praying that they will make good choices.

November 30, 2015 | Kitt Wakeley FamilyShare | Living well


Make the silent killer pay

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes was the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States in 2010 based on the 69,071 death certificates in which the disease was listed as the underlying cause of death.

November 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Teen years don't cause sociopathic behavior

A recent caller to my syndicated radio show (Saturdays, 6 p.m. EST, American Family Radio) objected to advice I dispensed concerning a teenage girl who was exhibiting a number of narcissistic and even sociopathic behaviors, including lying and the abuse of animals.

November 29, 2015 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


'Personalized medicine' helps some heart patients

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - In the weeks and months after a patient gets a heart stent, blood clots can pose a major threat to recovery. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found that a quick genetic test can tell doctors early on whether a crucial anticlotting drug will work, they reported Nov. 9 at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions in Orlando.

November 29, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well


7 reasons you absolutely cannot afford to neglect your oral health

It is absolutely essential that you treat your oral health just as you would your overall health.

November 27, 2015 | Samuel Kwon FamilyShare | Living well


Staying healthy on Thanksgiving is a snap

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, but it can easily throw your children's healthy eating habits out the window. This year, don't let yourself or your family fall off the wagon. By staying active, eating healthy and being aware of food allergies, you can get through Thanksgiving without a hitch.

November 26, 2015 | By Mark Kishel | 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 usual reasons.

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 no obligations and a world of possibilities in front of me. I had every reason to be excited about life, right?

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 drug period. This news is profound when given the findings of a recent study.

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 new study, published last month in the Journal of Traumatic Stress.

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


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Articles by Section - Living well


How you can simplify your meal planning process

I remember my mom constantly asking my sister and me what we wanted to eat for dinner. We thought we were being considerate by telling ...

May 26, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


What sibling bullying is doing to your children's health

The bully on the playground can cause lasting harm, both physical and psychological, to your children. But even more dangerous is the bully in the ...

May 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


You should learn about Zika if you're pregnant and live in these states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring nearly 300 pregnant women in the U.S. and its territories who may be infected with ...

May 25, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 real ways to help someone with depression

Chances are you know someone struggling with depression. It can be difficult to understand and to know how to support them. Here are six ways ...

May 25, 2016 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Living well


To B12 or not to B12

To B12 or not to B12, that is the question for people seeking to lose weight and restore flagging energy.

May 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 thoughts on being gluten free

It’s all the rage these days—being gluten free. It’s nearly as popular as bobby socks in the 50s, or as Taylor Swift ...

May 24, 2016 | Rebecca Watson FamilyShare | Living well


How safe are carnival rides?

As summer approaches, throngs of thrill seekers will converge on state fairs and parking-lot carnivals. While the food is the primary attraction for most fair-goers ...

May 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 ways to get along with anyone

People are the worst.

May 23, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


How the heart attack you didn't know you had affects you

Nearly half of heart attacks go undetected, and these "silent" cardiac events can be as bad as those that are quickly diagnosed, a new study ...

May 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 reasons the Summer Olympics should be postponed or moved

Rio de Janeiro is at the heart of the Zika outbreak, not the edge, and to hold the Olympics there in August would be dangerous ...

May 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


3 recent books offer tips for weight loss, wellness

These three recently released books offer tips and insights on weight loss, wellness and developing healthy habits.

May 19, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


What you've always been told about breakfast may be wrong

Conventional wisdom says to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.

May 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The best time in life to think about bone health (it's not what you think)

The skeleton you’ll have in your 60s is the one you built in your teens — a disturbing idea to anyone who’s ever watched ...

May 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Arianne Brown: Let your children climb

Recently, while waiting to pick up my kindergartener from school, I watched my 2-year-old son, Axel, explore a small iron fence that boarded the playground ...

May 18, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Is your workplace harming your health?

Every day you make around 200 decisions about food, according to researcher Brian Wansink of Cornell University, and hundreds more about being physically active. It ...

May 18, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


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