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Cancer cells retrained to be normal again in new study

ROCHESTER, Minn. — In a major breakthrough in the battle against cancer, researchers believe they’ve found a way to retrain cancerous cells to die in the same way healthy cells do.

August 30, 2015 | Jessica Ivins | Living well

4 mindfulness skills that can help you manage anxiety

Feelings of panic, restlessness, excessive worry, difficulties concentrating and irritability are all common symptoms of anxiety. Some may experience a couple of these symptoms as others may experience all at once. Anxiety is emotionally draining and can cause many problems to an individual’s everyday life. It takes a lot of work to deal with anxiety and be a fully functioning individual. Little accomplishments are big successes and completing short or long term goals can feel overwhelming.

August 28, 2015 | Jennifer Sorensen KSL | Living well

Group selfies responsible for lice outbreak in teens?

There may be room for a new dominant hashtag on social media, and it’s a gross one: #socialmedialice.

August 27, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Living well

Artificial kidney will save millions of lives, scientists say

Ed Timmerman is hooked up to a portable dialysis machine every night. He is one of the 1.5 to 2 million people worldwide suffering from end-stage renal disease.

August 26, 2015 | Heather Simonsen News Division | Living well

Chaplains now available by Skype for patients who don't know where to turn

Returning home after a hospital stay is a difficult transition for seriously ill patients, especially if they've made a connection with their hospital's chaplain. Now one organization wants to make receiving spiritual counseling from home as simple as logging in to Skype.

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

Why reading to young children matters

Parents, prepare your funny voices. Reading picture books with young children is an essential part of nurturing a healthy brain, according to new research.

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

Why patients don't follow doctors' orders — and what doctors could do about it

Medical students traded stethoscopes for skillets this spring in a course designed to make learning how to cook part of the path to becoming a doctor.

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

Physical exercise important; don't neglect mental stimulation

Being healthy is not just about the foods we eat and exercises we do to get our bodies physically fit. You can be at your ideal weight and have rock-solid abs and muscles, yet still be severely unhealthy if you don't take the time to train your brain.

August 23, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Five habits to help you lose weight, keep it off

To many Americans, weight loss remains a pie-in-the-sky desired outcome to a laborious process that is never undertaken.

August 23, 2015 | By BistroMD | Living well

Compound that reins in cancer found

A compound that disrupts enzyme function has been found to inhibit the growth of breast, colon and other cancer cells in laboratory testing, according to researchers.

August 23, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well

7 things you believe about your teeth that aren't true

Dental health is an important aspect of health and wellness. Over the years, stories have circulated that have misled people about their dental health. Here are seven common myths about your teeth:

August 20, 2015 | Benjamin Greene Deseret News Service | Living well

3 ways to boost your creativity

Many people aren't living up to their creative potential, according to a new study published this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (paywall).

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

Are you swimming in a toilet? 5 reasons to avoid the public pool this summer

As the weather heats up, public swimming pools beckon us to leave the comfort of our homes and venture outdoors to take a cool dip. Swimming in the public pool may be considered one of America’s favorite pastimes, but for me, no thanks. My 5 Top Reasons You Should Never Get Into A Public Swimming Pool will give you the extra ammunition you need when kids ask, “Can we go to the public pool?”

August 20, 2015 | Emily Woll FamilyShare | Living well

Breakfast: to skip or not to skip

To eat or not to eat. That is the question we've heard for years. We’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but has that advice lost its sizzle?

August 19, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

How to help kids be healthy without shaming, damaging self-esteem

Gillian Brown's parents don't like her body.

August 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

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How to take advantage of the health benefits of meditation

Anita Fredericks spent years resisting meditation. She'd hear friends and colleagues describe the practice's many physical and mental health benefits, and then name ...

September 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | 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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