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Birth spacing linked to autism spectrum disorder

How far apart you space your pregnancies may affect your child's risk of autism, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday.

September 16, 2015 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well

New test determines a person’s ‘biological age’

LONDON — When it comes to predicting how long you have to live, you first have to figure out how well your body is aging.

September 16, 2015 | Jessica Ivins | Living well

Balancing exercise, sleep for weight-loss success

When thinking about fitness and getting in shape, people tend to focus on diet and exercise, but what about sleep? Burning calories is important when trying to slim down, but what's so wrong about burning the midnight oil?

September 16, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

Blood pressure study just may change your life

For years, physicians and researchers have searched for the magic number that would answer the question: What blood pressure should you be striving for?

September 16, 2015 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well

Calling someone 'skinny' is not a compliment

There are many endearing names or adjectives to describe a person.

September 09, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

SouthCoast Health adds three physicians

SAVANNAH - SouthCoast Health recently announced the addition of three new physicians: Drs. Ryann E. Cowart, Christa L. Jillard and Margaret B. McCormack.

September 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Helping my mom, help me

Almost two years ago, I returned from the beautiful land of Serbia. I was in terrible shape physically. Unbeknownst to me, my nervous system was being inhibited, reducing the function of my lungs and heart. (Vegas Nerve, for all you anatomy buffs.) Undiagnosed and unable to take care of myself, I lived with my parents. That wasn’t even when I lost my dignity (that went down the drain after my first shower back).

September 07, 2015 | Aubrey Farnsworth FamilyShare | Living well

September is Children's Cancer Awareness Month

Perhaps the most gut-wrenching thing parents can experience is learning their child has been diagnosed with cancer.

September 06, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Researchers find memory problems with some Parkinson's patients

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Using a combination of neuropsychological testing and brain imaging, University of Florida researchers have discovered that in a group of recently diagnosed patients with Parkinson's disease, about one quarter have significant memory problems.

September 06, 2015 | By Jill Pease University of Florida Health | Living well

Computer simulation models patient cancer DNA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Recently, President Barack Obama unveiled the Precision Medicine Initiative, a program that fosters a research approach that focuses on treating patients based on their genetic makeup.

September 06, 2015 | By Morgan Sherburne University of Florida Health | Living well

Children with mild mental health issues are often overlooked

J.D. emerged from his parent's divorce in 2013 a different kid. He'd always been serious, but now he was moody and falling behind in school.

September 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

The healing power of pets: Research, experience speak to benefits of animal-assisted therapy

Pets can decrease cholesterol levels, blood pressure and feelings of loneliness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But you don’t have to own the dog for him to be your best friend.

September 03, 2015 | Jennifer Johnson Deseret News | Living well

How to lose weight on your daily commute

The Wall Street Journal has some encouraging news for those of us who use public transportation to get to work (or to McDonald's).

September 03, 2015 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | Living well

4 tools that use money to motivate weight loss

A group photo was posted by a friend to my Facebook wall. I was mortified and barely recognized myself. Several weeks later I was asked if I was pregnant — an anatomical impossibility as a male.

September 01, 2015 | Joseph Irvine | Living well

How Medicare is trying to start a healthier national conversation about dying

Diane Carbo has spent countless hours considering how she would like to die.

August 31, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

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Articles by Section - Living well

3 health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet

Eating like the Mediterraneans might be a tasty way to reduce breast cancer risk, according to a study released this week.

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

Add interval training to your workout

If you feel you have hit a fitness plateau, spice things up by introducing interval training into your exercise program.

September 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Researchers working on diabetes vaccine

Vaccines exist to protect against many maladies - flu, chicken pox and polio, among others. University of Florida Health researchers hope to soon add Type 1 ...

September 20, 2015 | By Morgan Sherburne University of Florida Health | Living well

Some colleges attract more hookah bars

Larger and private colleges and universities seem to attract hookah cafes and lounges, but smoke-free policies decrease these odds, according to findings published in the ...

September 20, 2015 | By Elizabeth Hillaker Downs University of Florida Health | Living well

Take a walk, for your health

Forget baseball. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants America's national pastime to be taking a stroll.

September 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Yardwork is wonderful exercise for your body and mind

On a crisp, cool morning, I looked out my kitchen window onto my view of the Wasatch Mountains as they wrapped around Utah Lake, over ...

September 18, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

Student concussion: What to consider before suiting up

The new school year is here, which means students are also playing fall sports. As parents consider the various athletic opportunities available to their kids ...

September 17, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Guest columnist | Living well

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