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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


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 have found that a chemical compound improves eyesight in mice with macular degeneration and helps protect human retinal cells.

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 be deadly, this cancer is easier to catch early on if you are paying attention to what your body is saying.

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 than playing it cool, according to a recent study, published last month in the journal Emotion (paywall).

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 unhappiness only brings more difficulty.

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 KSL.com | 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 see any way to avoid it.

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


Fighting the winter blues

For some people, the shorter days of fall and winter actually have them feeling the winter blues. And science indicates there are people who suffer from the winter blues and, sometimes, a more-serious medical condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.

November 01, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Researchers: Common decongestant doesn't work

With cold and flu season fast approaching, two University of Florida pharmacy researchers are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a common over-the-counter decongestant from the market.

November 01, 2015 | By Matt Splett University of Florida Health | Living well


Don't let children rule the Big Thing

It's the little things that count … always.

November 01, 2015 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


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5 common myths about eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious life-threatening mental illnesses.

February 24, 2018 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


A lesson learned on a Sunday afternoon run

I was just about home after going for a wonderful, relaxing run up and down the canyon when I looked up to see my neighbor ...

February 22, 2018 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


What to consider before having a baby at age 50

When Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth gives birth in April, she'll be the first U.S. senator to have a baby in office. She'll ...

February 20, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


New study suggests induced labor at 39 weeks may reduce C-section risk

New research could shrink the length of pregnancy from 40 to 39 weeks for healthy, first-time mothers who choose to have labor induced.

February 18, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Most therapy just reinforces children’s behavior

Q: You seem to be opposed to putting children into any sort of psychological therapy. That's curious, especially given that you're a child ...

February 16, 2018 | John Rosemond | Living well


Will your family robot share your family's values?

HARTFORD, Conn. — When a Czech playwright coined the word "robot" in 1921, he described mechanical creatures that have "no passion, no history, no soul.”

February 15, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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