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Calling someone 'skinny' is not a compliment

There are many endearing names or adjectives to describe a person.

September 09, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


SouthCoast Health adds three physicians

SAVANNAH - SouthCoast Health recently announced the addition of three new physicians: Drs. Ryann E. Cowart, Christa L. Jillard and Margaret B. McCormack.

September 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Helping my mom, help me

Almost two years ago, I returned from the beautiful land of Serbia. I was in terrible shape physically. Unbeknownst to me, my nervous system was being inhibited, reducing the function of my lungs and heart. (Vegas Nerve, for all you anatomy buffs.) Undiagnosed and unable to take care of myself, I lived with my parents. That wasn’t even when I lost my dignity (that went down the drain after my first shower back).

September 07, 2015 | Aubrey Farnsworth FamilyShare | Living well


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 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


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Articles by Section - Living well


8 ways to transform your eyebrows naturally

Beauty tips and tricks are all over the internet. The collarbone-grazing lob hairstyle, the perfectly matte lips and the flawless “natural” makeup tutorials are just ...

November 21, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Reading fiction flexes the brain, study says

We know physical workouts keep our muscles healthy, but mental fitness is just as important.

November 21, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


How to still have a merry Christmas if you're struggling with credit-card debt

It's almost Black Friday. Do you know where your credit cards are?

November 21, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Memo to Congress: Here's what Americans really want in health insurance, according to new survey

Americans would rather have lower insurance deductibles than more health care providers. They’d rather have health insurance for everyone than the right to opt ...

November 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


8 little known symptoms of cervical cancer you should watch out for

We hear all about the symptoms of breast cancer on a regular basis, but there’s another type of cancer that is common in women ...

November 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Child receives “severe burns” from a common Halloween activity; now mom is warning others not to do

Halloween is approaching, which means it’s time to start completing the finishing touches on your kids’ costumes. It’s stressful to think about all ...

November 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


14 quick and easy ways to lose weight FAST (without exercising)

The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means. Thanksgiving feasts, Christmas candy, holiday treats and comfort food will be everywhere in the ...

November 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


10 small things that will make you look more attractive

Everyone loves to feel comfortable and attractive in their own skin. It’s not unusual to see someone wearing makeup or coloring their hair to ...

November 08, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 ways to get rid of pimples overnight

When I was a teenager, my skin was absolutely flawless. I got a zit maybe once or twice every six months, and it would only ...

November 07, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


11 ways to grow your hair LONG super fast

Just so you know, this article contains affiliate links. This means FamilyShare will receive a cut of the profit if you decide to purchase one ...

November 06, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How to get rid of a headache in a few minutes without taking medicine

When that tension headache hits you in the middle of your afternoon, you might be tempted to throw back a couple of pain relievers so ...

November 05, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


10 Bible quotes that could help you lose weight

The Bible makes clear that our bodies are temples and that we show respect for God when we take care of them. But bad habits ...

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


How churches could turn the obesity epidemic around

To find a solution to America's obesity epidemic, public health officials might consider a visit to the Rev. Steve Reynolds' church in the suburbs ...

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


If you have these 10 symptoms, you’re probably suffering from anxiety

I think we’ve all experienced anxiety at some point in our lives. Maybe you were anxious about a meeting with your boss, or maybe ...

November 01, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Research FINALLY reveals what causes autism and parents can't believe it

There are a lot of potential reasons swirling around about what causes autism. From toxins in vaccinations to not receiving enough maternal love, the finger-pointing ...

October 31, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


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