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Health professionals call for action to address gun violence

Leaders from the nation's top health professional organizations have issued a call to action on gun violence, co-signing an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

February 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Consumption of sugar, red meat is up worldwide

Americans are not alone in craving salty, sweet and all-around unhealthy foods, according to a new study on global health trends.

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


15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

Look around the room these days and you'll spot someone with a plastic bracelet tracking their steps, miles, etc. No, this isn't some kind of punishment or parole tracker. Most likely they opened a Fitbit on Christmas morning, Hanukkah or New Year's.

February 25, 2015 | Michelle Lehnardt Deseret News | Living well


3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

Most people have heard you should drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, hydration is a basic component to healthy living. However multiple studies have found the contrary suggesting your body can’t handle excessive amounts of water.

February 25, 2015 | Paige Cook FamilyShare | Living well


'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

A long-held truth among psychologists that stress and sadness are contagious has been confirmed in a recent study from the Pew Research Center. The study brought research into the digital age, where people often read about friends' stressors on Facebook or Twitter, finding that struggles experienced by one person can be felt by others.

February 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Natural scents promoted for health, happiness

At a recent seminar at Farmer's Natural Foods in Hinesville, Kaliana Schmidt shared her determination to spread more happiness in the world.

February 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Cultivate spirit with simple practices

Sense of purpose is one of the integrative approaches to health in the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program. It is an essential ingredient in a healthy lifestyle, because it gives direction and meaning to our lives.

February 22, 2015 | By Dr. Andrew Pleasant Special to the Courier | Living well


TRICARE raises pharmacy co-pays

New co-pays for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE began Feb. 1.

February 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

This is the third in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." Read part two: "How families can work together to fight heroin addiction."

February 22, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


VA names Dublin medical center director

ATLANTA - The Department of Veterans Affairs recently appointed retired Navy Capt. Maryalice Morro, RN, MSN, as the new director of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia.

February 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

In the midst of their busy lives, Americans are learning how to keep calm and say "Ommmm." Meditation, alongside yoga and other mind and body practices, is becoming more popular as people link its practice to happier and healthier lives.

February 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How families can work together to fight heroin addiction

This is the second in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction."

February 19, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes

When you get old, lightning bolts go around your eyes. They don’t shoot out at people; that would be cool. They just start flashing around in your eyeball like you are suddenly discovering that you are actually some sort of android that’s starting to short circuit in its old age.

February 19, 2015 | Steve Eaton Deseret News | Living well


The new face of heroin addiction: How America's most dangerous drug made its way to the suburbs

They lived in tattered boxes, abandoned cars and the backyards of dilapidated houses.

February 19, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


How to be happier one complaint at a time

Whining with a purpose leads to happier people, according to a recent study from The Journal of Social Psychology (paywall). Researchers determined that when people are mindful of when and how they complain, they're emotionally better off.

February 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Living well


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Articles by Section - 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


Mom takes her newborn to the doctor; the next day her five children were pulled from her home

Rebecca Wanosik had a sweet little newborn and four other kids at home when her youngest started experiencing unexplanable pain. Baby Zeydn was only a ...

September 26, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


The reason you should never go down a slide with your child

An emergency room physician in Iowa wants parents to know that they're not keeping their children safe when they accompany them down a slide ...

September 26, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


5 dangerous infections you can get when you bite your nails

Biting your nails might seem like a minor bad habit — we all know ragged nails don't look as nice as neatly trimmed or manicured ...

September 25, 2017 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


3 signs that you have high blood sugar

With all the processed food available, it’s difficult to know the amount of sugar our blood ends up accumulating. Too much sugar can lead ...

September 25, 2017 | Michele Coronetti FamilyShare | Living well


Cancer patients share best ways family and friends can help

"Let me know how I can help."

September 25, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Learn to love vegetables by redefining 'healthy' and 'recipes'

Do you hate vegetables? I have a theory that one of the biggest reasons for disliking vegetables is because we prepare them in ways that ...

September 25, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


“Fat-acceptance has gone too far”; mom won’t allow her child to attend a nursery school because of t

Hilary Freeman, a mom from the U.K. is under serious criticism after writing a controversial article for The Daily Mail. In her article, she ...

September 25, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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