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When parents become personal trainers: How to help a young child lose weight

Breanna Bond lost weight the old-fashioned way. She ate better food, took walks after dinner and turned down snacks offered during visits to friends' houses.

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


Follow your gut on family health

My husband and I often took road trips with our children to distant places, which meant we spent a lot of time in the car together, eating Happy Meals at McDonald’s, and filling up at gas stations. We tried to plan our trips around the most sanitary pit stops and fast food restaurants with the best playgrounds. More than once, however, we needed to make an emergency pit stop because a small child couldn’t “hold it any longer.”

June 02, 2015 | Julie Nelson FamilyShare | Living well


Anxiety emerges as key mental health issue on campus, in workplace

Americans appear to be more anxious than ever, according to two new studies on the prevalence of anxiety disorders on colleges campuses and in the workforce.

June 02, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Concussions can affect school performance, studies show

Research has long shown that concussions are not healthy in any case, but a recent study finds children and teenagers who sustain a concussion while participating in sports could also be affected in their academic performance.

June 01, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Living well


Eat, don't supplement your vitamins

Looking to boost their nutritional intake, thousands of Americans supplement their diets with healthy doses of vitamins, minerals and other nutritional supplements.

May 31, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Nine healthy food swaps for common recipes

When it comes to getting extra quality nutrition, most of us need all the help we can get. It's so easy to consume ready-to-eat processed foods, with minimal nutrients, because they lie in wait for us at almost every corner.

May 31, 2015 | By BistroMD | Living well


Geriatric consultants improve patients prognoses

When older adults have access to a geriatrician in the hospital, they are much less likely to die and more frequently leave the hospital healthier, according to a study University of Florida Health researchers presented earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society.

May 31, 2015 | By Morgan Sherburne University of Florida Health | Living well


Risky drinking is on the rise among young adults around the world, report shows

A new report on global drinking habits holds some troubling news: risky drinking is on the rise among young people, defined as men and women under the age of 35.

May 30, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


The new guidebook for understanding mental illness

William Ambler was an anxious child. He needed medication to calm his nerves on plane trips and would fall apart during tennis matches when the pressure was high.

May 30, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Cricket flour: Coming to the baking aisle near you?

Salmon, spinach, acai and beets may soon have to make way for a new superfood — bugs.

May 30, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Living well


Want to lose weight? Watch where you put what you eat

Out of sight, out of … stomach? A recent study, published last month in the International Journal of Obesity (paywall), found that where you store your food at home could hold consequences for your waistline.

May 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


3 reasons running makes you better than her

It's too time-consuming. It's an exercise fad. I'm too old to start. My family will feel neglected. It's too cold; it's too hot. I'm slower than my toddler taking his first steps.

May 27, 2015 | Becky Squire FamilyShare | Living well


Cancer charities fraud highlights need for donors to ask questions

Charges were filed this week against four cancer charities who allegedly misused millions of dollars of donations. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the suit represents one of the largest legal actions against charity fraud to date.

May 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How do high schoolers get their morals?

Kendall Coffey is a good person, at least according to her mom.

May 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Is that soda in that sippy cup? It might as well be

Whether it’s organic, local, 100 percent fruit or fresh pressed, the cup of juice clutched in your toddler’s hands might as well be soda. When it comes to sugar levels – in the form of fructose - there isn’t much difference between the two.

May 26, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


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Rise in heroin use emerges as 2016 presidential campaign issue

Along with plans for economic growth and jabs at competitors, candidates in the 2016 presidential election are also talking about America's drug policy and the troubling rise in heroin addiction since the mid-1990s, confronting a crisis that is at once personal and political.

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


8 signs of breast cancer women need to observe

Thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. For women, only lung cancer has a higher death rate than breast cancer. While this type of cancer can be deadly, there are warning signs that can help you catch it early.

June 16, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


The summer threat to young people's health many parents forget

In the summer months, parents act as sunscreen monitors, helping their kids have fun without suffering from dangerous burns.

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


7 tips for recovering from a traumatic event

Many people agree that traumatic events are turning points in their lives. These events often happen at the most unexpected times, and can be difficult to overcome. If you have experienced a traumatic event in the past, it is important to follow a few tips to help you maximize your recovery efforts and reclaim your life.

June 15, 2015 | Coral Link FamilyShare | Living well


Emergency workers complete rescue training

A Georgia Emergency Management Agency Search and Rescue Course was conducted April 25-26 at the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

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


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