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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 KSL.com | 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


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 KSL.com | 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


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Genius woman explains how the uterus contracts to give birth with just a balloon and a ping pong bal

Childbirth educator and mother of four, Liz Chambers, just blew our minds with and incredible visual representation of *drumroll please* BIRTH.

November 28, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


As the weather changes one mom is begging people to stop doing this

We want our kids to be healthy. When a disease threatens our kids, we go into full momma bear mode. We wash their all their ...

November 28, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


4-year-olds are spending two hours a day In front of screens, study finds

In today’s society, it’s common for people to hand kids tablets or smartphones to keep them occupied. Some manufacturers even make kid-friendly versions ...

November 27, 2017 | Kayla Matthews FamilyShare | Living well


This is how to make your skin look flawless (even without makeup)

When I was in junior high and high school, my skin was practically flawless. It was soft, smooth and pimple-free. Whenever my skin would “break ...

November 27, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


14 brilliant ways to hide your dirty hair and look fabulous

Let’s get real here for a second. You’re busy, you have responsibilities and sometimes, you don’t have one ounce of energy or ...

November 27, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Are screens the enemy? A battle over what's best for teens

A new study has found links between screen time and depressive symptoms and thoughts of suicide in adolescents — but it's not time to throw ...

November 25, 2017 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Nutrition and infertility: 5 dietitian-approved resources to help

Infertility affects 12 percent of individuals of reproductive age in the United States, which is about 7.3 million women and their partners. And contrary ...

November 23, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


1 easy thing you can do to practice body positivity

You might have already caught on to the growing momentum of the body positivity and anti-diet movements. Over the last few years, more and more ...

November 22, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


6 symptoms of a UTI (and what to do to avoid complications)

If you’re a woman, no matter how old you are, you most likely have been or will be the victim of annoying (and sometimes ...

November 22, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


This hazard is just as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

A mother recently shared a story about her son, talking about being apprehensive to go to parent teacher conferences. Like all parents, she was a ...

November 22, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


10 ways to grow your eyelashes LONG without getting extensions

There have been some pretty intense beauty trends over the years, but one thing hasn’t changed — the desire for long, voluminous eyelashes. As a ...

November 22, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


8 ways to transform your eyebrows naturally

Beauty tips and tricks are all over the internet. The collarbone-grazing lob hairstyle, the perfectly matte lips and the flawless “natural” makeup tutorials are just ...

November 21, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Reading fiction flexes the brain, study says

We know physical workouts keep our muscles healthy, but mental fitness is just as important.

November 21, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


How to still have a merry Christmas if you're struggling with credit-card debt

It's almost Black Friday. Do you know where your credit cards are?

November 21, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Memo to Congress: Here's what Americans really want in health insurance, according to new survey

Americans would rather have lower insurance deductibles than more health care providers. They’d rather have health insurance for everyone than the right to opt ...

November 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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