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How understanding the germs inside us can unlock the secrets to good health

For centuries, germs have gotten a bad rap. Generally vilified as carriers and causes of disease, these microscopic organisms are on the verge of a complete image makeover.

February 04, 2015 | Jody Berger Deseret News | Living well


7 healthiest foods for seniors—and the rest of us

According to the World Health Organization, unhealthy diets are among the leading causes of non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. As you age, eating can become more of a chore than a fun part of your day. Whether you face difficulty chewing, upset stomach, low energy or dry mouth, there are ways you and your family can bring light back into the kitchen. Focusing on increasing the intake of specific nutrients and proteins is the best way to supplement the supplements you may be taking. Here is a list of the 7 best foods to keep ...

February 04, 2015 | Alexandra Foshee FamilyShare | Living well


Measles 101: Signs, symptoms and prevention

With recent news of the measles outbreak in California, I thought it might be a good idea to review information about measles.

February 03, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


4 super foods that battle arthritis pain

“You are what you eat,” has been a motto from an early age. Now that you’ve aged, it’s time to put those words into action. According to Everyday Health, about 46 million adults in the United States, about one in five Americans, have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis. This number continues to rise and is expected to jump dramatically in the coming years. While there is no cure for arthritis, there are certain measures you can take, namely preventive foods, to help combat the chronic sickness. Take a look at the list below, and see what ...

February 03, 2015 | Taylor Hoyt FamilyShare | Living well


U.S. obesity rate on the rise as health officials seek solutions

The obesity problem in the United States is getting worse, in spite of creative (and expensive) efforts to combat it.

February 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


The NFL's other public relations crisis

The next round of NFL controversy may be about to begin, and it has nothing to do with underinflated balls.

February 01, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Health care facilities expanding, improving

Community health-care facilities are expanding, and services are improving for civilians, veterans and military families. Medical facilities on and off post have seen growth in the past year, and more improvements are planned for this year.

January 25, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


'Sleeves Up' drive promotes blood donation

American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives in January during National Blood Donor Month through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospital brings new technology to Jesup

JESUP - Residents in Jesup and the surrounding communities now have one less reason to travel elsewhere for health care thanks to Wayne Memorial Hospital's addition of full-time cardiologist Dr. Gary Stern and an additional diagnostic tool, the cardiac CT.

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Palliative-care expert to speak in Savannah

SAVANNAH - A renowned palliative-care expert from Johns Hopkins is coming to Savannah at the end of the month as part of Hospice Savannah Inc. and The Steward Center for Palliative Care's seventh annual lecture series.

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Luncheon to discuss food labels

BRUNSWICK - What does it really imply if products are listed as all-natural or gluten-free? Which part of the label should consumers review first? What is the appropriate amount of beneficial nutrients?

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Ebola outlook improving in West Africa

January has been good to the global Ebola effort. Health officials report that the disease is slowing down in West Africa, as they offer an optimistic outlook for 2015.

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


Simple tips to maintain discipline

Here we are in the new year, and if you're like most people, you've made resolutions to lose weight, eat better, get more exercise and generally take better care of yourself.

January 25, 2015 | By Christine Nyers Special to the Courier | Living well


LRMC nurse retires after 46 years of service

Willie Mae Jacobs, a Liberty County native and Liberty Regional Medical Center employee with nearly 50 years of nursing experience, recently celebrated her retirement with family and friends in the LRMC cafe.

January 11, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Living well


New year brings new hope for health

The holidays are meant to be a time of joy, renewal and togetherness. However, in the relations between people, there also can be less-than-positive interactions - even jealousy and anger. Sometimes, we don't take very good care of each other or ourselves.

January 11, 2015 | By Dr. Andrew Pleasant and Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


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This is when you should actually throw away your sponge (plus 3 ways to keep it super clean)

Go take a look at your sink. How are your sponges looking? If they're anything like mine, they're a bit crusty. We use ...

August 07, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


Some essential oils are POISON if swallowed; Never put these commonly consumed oils in your body

Essential oils have become overwhelmingly popular. Everyone knows someone who either sells them or uses them, and most have probably at least tried an oil ...

August 05, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


Remember these 10 things if you love someone with anxiety

I’ve always had anxiety, but it started to get especially bad during high school. I was constantly worried about hurting people’s feelings, I ...

August 05, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


4 horrifying things that artificial sweeteners do to your body

Diet drinks, diet foods and sugar free edibles are everywhere. Most people have probably consumed at least one of these at some time in their ...

August 05, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


Should swimmers fear flesh-eating bacteria?

Sharks are so yesterday. The ocean creatures terrorizing the internet this week are flesh-eating bacteria, which a North Carolina woman says are responsible for a ...

August 05, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


4 foods to keep you cool this summer

Do you find yourself saying I want to drink more water, or I don't drink nearly enough water ... or I just don't like ...

August 03, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


7 subtle signs your child is suffering from anxiety

Anxiety is something a lot of adults struggle with, but as adults, we're able to talk about those struggles and recognize when we need ...

August 02, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


All the secrets you need to eliminate the double chin once and for all

The sagging skin right below the chin, popularly known as double chin is one feature that can distort your beauty or hinder your self-confidence. No ...

July 31, 2017 | Sana AFREEN FamilyShare | Living well


What does the word healthy actually mean?

The term "healthy" in the nutrition world has, in many cases, come to be a euphemism for morality with food. You're "good" if you ...

July 31, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


What rights do parents have when they disagree with doctors?

When a child is sick, parents go to doctors looking for a diagnosis, prescription or treatment plan. Sometimes they find conflict.

July 30, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Ingredients every woman needs to get the hair of her dreams (for EVERY hair type)

No matter your hair type, you always believe the grass is greener on the other side. If you have thin, fine hair, you dream of ...

July 30, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Five simple things to do to help speed up your phone

There's nothing like opening up the box containing your brand-new phone. There are no smudges or scratches, and it is just so shiny.

July 28, 2017 | By Amy Iverson Deseret News | Living well


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