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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

Coca-Cola scandal reignites debate about whether to prioritize exercise or eating right

The soda industry is facing a public relations crisis.

August 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Are painful experiences from your past slowly killing you?

Many of us had painful experiences as a child or teen, and while it may seem obvious these experiences impact our mental health, we now know that there are some experiences which can also negatively impact our physical health.

August 13, 2015 | Chris Adams Richards, LCSW FamilyShare | Living well

Pack plenty of water before heading outdoors to avoid dehydration

Planning on spending time outdoors? Make sure to pack plenty of water. When the mercury rises, staying hydrated is especially important. Oftentimes we become overheated before realizing it.

August 11, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well

Brown bagging doesn’t have to be boring. Here are some exciting school lunch tips

When you’re buying school supplies for the upcoming school year, don’t forget to consider what you’re doing for your child’s lunch. School lunches try hard to be nutritious, but serving hundreds of students each day on a low budget is difficult and very rarely as interesting as what you can send from home.

August 11, 2015 | Dann Goff FamilyShare | Living well

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7 reasons you absolutely cannot afford to neglect your oral health

It is absolutely essential that you treat your oral health just as you would your overall health.

November 27, 2015 | Samuel Kwon FamilyShare | Living well

Staying healthy on Thanksgiving is a snap

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, but it can easily throw your children's healthy eating habits out the window. This year, don't ...

November 26, 2015 | By Mark Kishel | Living well

Four steps to address Thanksgiving food drama

Lizzie Post was born into an etiquette empire, but even she gets stressed out about hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

November 23, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Healthy living shows gratitude

As I made it to the top of a hillside near my home, I felt the need to stop — and it wasn’t for the ...

November 19, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

You can't talk yourself out of depression

As a recent college graduate with a solid GPA and an impressive resume, life was just getting started. I was a 25-year-old single woman with ...

November 19, 2015 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Living well

3 reasons why antidepressants are overprescribed and what you can do about it

Did you know mental health medications are the most prescribed class of drugs in America? In fact, Abilify (an antipsychotic) is the number one prescribed ...

November 16, 2015 | Paul Murdock FamilyShare | Living well

How writing can help veterans readjust to civilian life

When veterans are worried or stressed about acclimating to everyday life, they may just need a pen and paper to feel better, according to a ...

November 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Go nuts for good health

Let's go nuts. Go all out and get crazy nutty.

November 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well

Peach State Health offers cold, flu tips

What families should know to avoid the flu

November 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Compound may protect against macular degeneration

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - For macular degeneration patients, blurry vision emerges slowly as cells in and around the retina get damaged. Now, University of Florida Health researchers ...

November 15, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well

10 signs of endometrial cancer women shouldn’t ignore

You may have never heard of endometrial cancer, but it is actually the most common cancer of the reproductive system for women. Although it can ...

November 12, 2015 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

When worrying is good for you

Take heart, worry warts. Being anxious while awaiting important news, such as test results or a job offer, appears to be better for mental health ...

November 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

The new gospel of food

Have you heard about that report that says eating cured and processed meats such as bacon, ham and sausages is akin to smoking?

November 06, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Living well

These 5 things you're doing are keeping you from being happy

Life is too short — and too much of a blessing — to be spent unhappily. Each of us faces hardships and difficult times; yet dwelling in ...

November 06, 2015 | Kelsi Jones FamilyShare | Living well


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