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Cholesterol explained

Understanding cholesterol and how your body breaks down these components will help you make better decisions regarding your dietary intake of certain foods. Knowing the difference between good and bad cholesterol leads to a better understanding of your overall health.

August 09, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Dental offices provide free oral cancer tests

Howard Family Dental recently announced that its 10 locations in coastal Georgia and South Carolina, including the Hinesville office, now provide Velscope oral cancer screenings at no charge to patients of record and new patients.

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Grip strength may show diabetes, high blood pressure

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Whether you grasp it right away or not, your grip strength may indicate whether or not you have undetected diabetes and high blood pressure, University of Florida researchers say.

August 09, 2015 | By University of Florida Health | Living well


6 ways to set healthy sleep habits in kids

As a new school year approaches, parents are preparing their kids for earlier wake-up calls and readying themselves for the groans and whines that come with them.

August 09, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


The path to more positive thinking might start in your neighborhood park

Staying positive is a walk in the park, according to new research (paywall) on the mental health benefits of spending time outside. A stroll in nature was found to draw the brain's attention away from distressing, embarrassing or upsetting thoughts.

August 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How friendship affects well-being in each decade of life

Eighteen months ago, Chad Every moved from Ohio to St. Petersburg, Florida. He had a new job, apartment and bicycle, but one important ingredient of a good life was missing: friends.

August 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


6 things to never say to someone with cancer

Talking with someone who has a serious illness can be a sticky situation. You want to offer help, comfort, and support, but don’t want to be intrusive or offensive. Like anything, there’s some etiquette to know before reaching out to a friend or family member.

August 03, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Q&A: The secret to raising healthy kids, according to USDA nutrition leader

School's out for summer, but Kathryn Wilson still has cafeteria meals on her mind.

July 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Aging Americans work to keep dementia at bay with healthy eating and brain teasers

Americans of all ages fear Alzheimer's. A recent study, released in May by Aegis Living, found that 72 percent of Millennials, 75 percent of Generation X, 77 percent of Boomers and 69 percent of the Silent Generation worry about what will happen to their memory as they age.

July 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Most registered for medical marijuana younger than 17

Children with seizure disorders have led the initial wave of patients registered for medical marijuana use in Georgia, state officials said Tuesday.

July 26, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Living well


Trainer gives tips on sculpting back, shoulders

Several muscles form the upper back, shoulder and neck area of the human body.

July 26, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


GSU study: Overweight teens think they're 'just fine'

As national obesity rates have risen in the last 20 years, overweight and obese adolescents are now less likely to accurately perceive their body weight, according to a recent study at Georgia Southern University.

July 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Develop health sleep habits for students as classes loom

It might be hard for most parents (and definitely kids) to believe, but the end of summer break is right around the corner.

July 26, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel | Living well


New treatments for endometriosis — a common, painful disease that causes infertility

Endometriosis: a painful disease that kills dreams.

July 23, 2015 | Heather Simonsen KSL | Living well


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 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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Studies show STDs have reached an all-time high in United States; the numbers are going to freak you

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report stating that sexually transmitted diseases are at a record high in the United States.

October 03, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


5 terrible diseases that you can get from a single kiss

Kissing is something we all do. We kiss hello and goodbye, we kiss our parents and our siblings in familial love, and then one day ...

October 02, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Every time you touch this baby she blisters; This is what caused this HORRIFYING disease

Every mom dreams of the moment when she delivers her baby and the doctor hands her that sweet, perfect little newborn. That first moment when ...

October 02, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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


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