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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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6 rules that every woman must follow to become super confident and attractive

There is no denying that confidence is an attractive quality. Women like confident men and men like confident women. For some reason, however, we as ...

September 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Mom accidentally kills her newborn while she’s still in the hospital; now she warns other moms about

Graham and Monica Thompson had just welcomed their miracle baby, Jacob, to the world when a tragedy struck the new family of three. To add ...

September 07, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Is there such a thing as eating too healthy? Research reveals a new eating disorder women witness ev

When we hear "eating disorder," we think of anorexia, bulimia or over-eating. However, new research points toward a new eating disorder.

September 07, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


The mountains can provide healing from injury

Three weeks after splitting my knee open while trail running, and a few days after the doctor removed the 22 stitches that were holding it ...

September 07, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


5 things you should do every night for perfect skin in the morning (that take less than 5 minutes)

We love these products, and we think you will too. Just so you know, this post contains affiliate links, and if you make a purchase ...

September 06, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


She put her 3-year-old daughter down for a nap, but when her neighbor pounds on her door she sees he

Amber Boone was having a completely normal day when she decided to put her three-year-old daughter, Aubrey, down for a nap.

September 05, 2017 | Viviana Dominguez FamilyShare | Living well


How you can help Texas recover from Harvey

Emergency officials say that donating money is the best way to help when a natural disaster strikes, but there are plenty of opportunities for people ...

September 01, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Lessons learned: Katrina and now Houston show how people, not just government, are key to effective

The historic flooding that accompanied Hurricane Harvey when it stormed ashore the Texas coast Aug. 25 brought to mind disasters of yesteryear, among them Katrina ...

September 01, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


8 foods that are healthier for you after you cook them

We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for you. That’s a given. But did you know that there are ways to make ...

August 31, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


What canning peaches taught me about food

Years ago, my then 90-year-old grandma taught me how to can peaches.

August 31, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


5 damaging side effects that come with a pornography habit

If you’re a human with internet access, chances are you’ve seen pornography at least once in your life. It’s everywhere, and it ...

August 31, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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