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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 KSL.com | 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 KSL.com | 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


Physical exercise important; don't neglect mental stimulation

Being healthy is not just about the foods we eat and exercises we do to get our bodies physically fit. You can be at your ideal weight and have rock-solid abs and muscles, yet still be severely unhealthy if you don't take the time to train your brain.

August 23, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Five habits to help you lose weight, keep it off

To many Americans, weight loss remains a pie-in-the-sky desired outcome to a laborious process that is never undertaken.

August 23, 2015 | By BistroMD | Living well


Compound that reins in cancer found

A compound that disrupts enzyme function has been found to inhibit the growth of breast, colon and other cancer cells in laboratory testing, according to researchers.

August 23, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well


7 things you believe about your teeth that aren't true

Dental health is an important aspect of health and wellness. Over the years, stories have circulated that have misled people about their dental health. Here are seven common myths about your teeth:

August 20, 2015 | Benjamin Greene Deseret News Service | Living well


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The best thing you can do to protect an older loved one from falling isn't what you might think

A task force that studied the best way to protect seniors from falling has come up with a surprising recommendation: exercise.

October 02, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Most humans spend their lives trying to discover their true identity; follow these 5 steps to find y

Discovering your true identity can feel impossible. Maybe you’re like Simba from Disney’s “The Lion King” ... running from your true identity or confused ...

September 30, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Can’t sleep? Stop binge-watching your favorite TV shows

After a stressful or busy day, there is nothing better than lounging on the couch and binging your favorite TV show. However, if you want ...

September 30, 2017 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well


Stop looking for Fitspiration online, start looking for body positivity

Fitspiration was all the rage, photos of half-women, body parts, and messages of "inspiration" that tell you to take the feeling out of existence to ...

September 30, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


6 genius ways to cover up your dirty hair

Just so you know, this article contains affiliate links. This means that if you buy one of these products, FamilyShare might get a cut of ...

September 28, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Your brush might be ruining your hair: know which type of brush is perfect for your hair type

I’ve used the same hairbrush from Target for as long as I can remember. I buy a new one every once in awhile when ...

September 28, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Despite study suggesting risk, doctors still recommend flu shots for pregnant women

It's not just the approach of the flu season that has federal health officials saying every American should get a flu shot before Halloween ...

September 28, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


What nutritionists really mean by the word 'balance'

When you hear the recommendation to incorporate “balance” with food and nutrition what comes to mind? Maybe you picture a plate with some veggies, a ...

September 27, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


7 signs that show you have depression

Are your feelings of sadness and discouragement just common feelings, or do they hint at something more serious? Read through these warning signs of depression ...

September 27, 2017 | Erika Strassburger FamilyShare | Living well


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