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Existing drug causes older rats to lose weight

Aging can cause many changes to the body, including obesity and a loss of lean mass. Now, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has discovered that an existing drug reduces body fat and appetite in older rats, which has intriguing implications for aging humans.

June 28, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well


The surprising physical power of your favorite playlist

Health researchers recently discovered an unexpected side effect of listening to your favorite songs: pain relief.

June 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


It’s official: Most US adults are overweight

Need to lose a few pounds? You’re not alone. Most American adults are overweight or obese, according to a new study from JAMA.

June 26, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


7 simple health hacks for your busy schedule

Seven days of changes to your routine may seem difficult, but these little switches easily fit into your daily schedule. Try starting with one fix a day, then continuing that habit all through the week. By the end of 7 days, you’ll have picked up 7 healthy changes to your routine. Keep things up for a few weeks to make it a habit and maybe tackle a new set of challenges.

June 25, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Bedside manners: How empathy and the health care system interact

Dr. Nathan Wanner is memorable for his silence.

June 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Should we pay people to quit smoking?

When he was growing up, Gerry Weitz's dad smoked three packs of cigarettes a day. After a health scare at age 40, his father quit, but years of toxic smoke had taken a toll on his body. A few years later, while hiking in Israel, the elder Weitz died from a heart attack.

June 23, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Living well


After paralysis, man stays active, finds joy through wheelchair rugby

Gates Hunsaker has always been an active person, living life to the fullest.

June 23, 2015 | Jen Jacobson KSL | 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.

June 22, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


7 things you wish your children knew about drug addiction

It is difficult to put the words “children” and “drug addiction” in the same sentence, but if we want to protect our kids from drug and alcohol abuse we need to educate them. Teens and even younger kids should know why they need to avoid substances and make smart choices.

June 21, 2015 | Kitt Wakeley KSL | Living well


Move over, dark: Milk chocolate is just as good for your heart

Don’t feel bad if you prefer milk over dark — a new study says that any kind of chocolate is incredibly good for your health.

June 21, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


Running and parenting are not mutually exclusive

Recently, I received an email with the subject line “Antelope Island 50K.” Because this race took place last March, I was curious why I would be getting an email about it, especially since it wasn’t from the race director.

June 17, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Rise in heroin use emerges as 2016 presidential campaign issue

Along with plans for economic growth and jabs at competitors, candidates in the 2016 presidential election are also talking about America's drug policy and the troubling rise in heroin addiction since the mid-1990s, confronting a crisis that is at once personal and political.

June 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


8 signs of breast cancer women need to observe

Thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. For women, only lung cancer has a higher death rate than breast cancer. While this type of cancer can be deadly, there are warning signs that can help you catch it early.

June 16, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


The summer threat to young people's health many parents forget

In the summer months, parents act as sunscreen monitors, helping their kids have fun without suffering from dangerous burns.

June 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


7 tips for recovering from a traumatic event

Many people agree that traumatic events are turning points in their lives. These events often happen at the most unexpected times, and can be difficult to overcome. If you have experienced a traumatic event in the past, it is important to follow a few tips to help you maximize your recovery efforts and reclaim your life.

June 15, 2015 | Coral Link FamilyShare | Living well


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Here's the extremely common sleeping position that's most likely to cause nightmares

There's nothing better than a comfortable bed welcoming you home after a hard day's work. But, there's nothing worse than waking up ...

September 15, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


Mom notices a rash appearing on her otherwise healthy baby, but she soon realized there was somethin

Ashley Nagy from Arizona had just given birth to a beautiful baby girl when, a few days later, she noticed something was a little off ...

September 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Mom notices something unusual in her children’s Lego set, then reailzes the danger after consulting

Snakes are common in Australia and not many people worry too much about them. But sometimes, the snakes are deadly without anyone realizing it.

September 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Truly happy people practice these 7 habits daily

What do you need to do to be truly happy? The answer is not simple. Everyone has their own definition of happiness. There are, however ...

September 13, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


Man has three children with his girlfriend’s twin without anyone knowing (not even him)

How would you feel if you gave birth to a child, then someone tried to tell you that you’re actually not their mother? You ...

September 13, 2017 | Fernanda Gonzalez Casafús FamilyShare | Living well


Why some women who want to be pregnant are going to work for Starbucks

For couples having trouble conceiving, in vitro fertilization offers hope with a hefty price tag. The procedure can cost $15,000 or more for each ...

September 11, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


7 small changes to help you workout in the morning

Does it seem impossible to get a workout in when you barely have time to get to work on time? Or, maybe you struggle with ...

September 09, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


The truth about how birth control affects your health

When I started taking the pill, I was pretty confused. Were my mood swings being caused by the pill, or was I just having a ...

September 09, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


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


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