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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


9 signs you’ve been wearing the wrong bra size

I remember the first time I got to pick out a bra. I was kind of excited, kind of embarrassed and I made my mom ...

October 07, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Woman claims that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused her ovarian cancer

Johnson & Johnson has faced thousands of lawsuits over the potentially harmful effects of their products, specifically the baby powder. One woman who was a victim ...

October 07, 2017 | Stael F. Pedrosa Metzger FamilyShare | Living well


4-month-old baby dies on her first day of daycare; this is the sad cause of her death

When one mom from Brazil dropped her 4-month-old baby Emanuelle Calheiros Maciel off at daycare, she never would have guessed it was the last time ...

October 04, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


Woman lost 154 pounds by removing these 4 foods from her diet

Selfies are widely popular, and if you’re reading this, you’ve probably taken a selfie once or twice in your life. With all the ...

October 03, 2017 | Adriana Acosta Bujan FamilyShare | Living well


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


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