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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 have found that a chemical compound improves eyesight in mice with macular degeneration and helps protect human retinal cells.

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 be deadly, this cancer is easier to catch early on if you are paying attention to what your body is saying.

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 than playing it cool, according to a recent study, published last month in the journal Emotion (paywall).

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 unhappiness only brings more difficulty.

November 06, 2015 | Kelsi Jones FamilyShare | Living well


Researchers to parents: The sex talk works

As parents, it’s a conversation that is easy to avoid and uncomfortable to even think about, but it’s one that needs to happen.

November 04, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL.com | Living well


Anti-porn advocates recast growing acceptance of pornography as public health problem

When Robert Jensen talks to his college classes about pornography, his female students say they're not bothered by it — mostly because they don't see any way to avoid it.

November 03, 2015 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well


3 simple stitches for mending your broken heart

Just like anything that is torn, broken hearts require mending.

November 03, 2015 | Emily Sanders FamilyShare | Living well


Fighting the winter blues

For some people, the shorter days of fall and winter actually have them feeling the winter blues. And science indicates there are people who suffer from the winter blues and, sometimes, a more-serious medical condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.

November 01, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Researchers: Common decongestant doesn't work

With cold and flu season fast approaching, two University of Florida pharmacy researchers are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a common over-the-counter decongestant from the market.

November 01, 2015 | By Matt Splett University of Florida Health | Living well


Don't let children rule the Big Thing

It's the little things that count … always.

November 01, 2015 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


8 easy ways to add sizzle to your marriage

Wedding vows give us an idea of just how long you are expected to live with that one person you chose to marry: “In sickness and in health, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, ’til death do us part.” That’s a pretty long time.

October 28, 2015 | Valerie Preston, DDS FamilyShare | Living well


Why being able to predict the length of your life matters

Older Americans aren't very good at assessing how long they should expect to live, which complicates their end-of-life care decisions, according to medical researchers.

October 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


I run because my husband can't

My husband has cancer. Stage 4 squamous cell carinoma cancer located in his maxillary sinus, to be specific. I never thought I would be the spouse of a "dying" man; but here I am. Here I am, the wife who had to wait 18 hours as they tore out a giant tumor in her husband's face, and then rebuilt it with a fibula bone and its muslces and vessels. Here I am, the wife who watched her husband suffer for days in the hosptial re-learning how to do simple things like eat, talk and walk. Here I am, watching ...

October 25, 2015 | Kacee Houle FamilyShare | Living well


One solution to the fight against global poverty: empower women

One of the most effective ways to fight global poverty is surprisingly simple: empower moms.

October 22, 2015 | Jesse Hyde Deseret News | Living well


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New study suggests induced labor at 39 weeks may reduce C-section risk

New research could shrink the length of pregnancy from 40 to 39 weeks for healthy, first-time mothers who choose to have labor induced.

February 18, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Most therapy just reinforces children’s behavior

Q: You seem to be opposed to putting children into any sort of psychological therapy. That's curious, especially given that you're a child ...

February 16, 2018 | John Rosemond | Living well


Will your family robot share your family's values?

HARTFORD, Conn. — When a Czech playwright coined the word "robot" in 1921, he described mechanical creatures that have "no passion, no history, no soul.”

February 15, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Ovarian cancer is hard to detect, but you should NEVER ignore these 4 symptoms

Ovarian cancer affects older and younger women when tumors develop from the lining cells of the ovary. It's been estimated that 22,240 women ...

February 01, 2018 | Natalia Ovcharenko FamilyShare | Living well


Do you know what anxiety really feels like? 5 signs you may have it

Anxiety isn't rare. In fact, it affects "40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older," according to the Anxiety and Depression ...

February 01, 2018 | Kevin Ippisch FamilyShare | Living well


How to know your kids are contagious (and when to keep them at home)

No one likes to be sick. As a parent, when you feel terrible, you just wish that the world would stop and you could just ...

February 01, 2018 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


Could you pass a 'health literacy' test to get insurance?

If your insurance coverage depended on it, could you pass a test of basic health knowledge, such as what the numbers in a blood-pressure reading ...

January 31, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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