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Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 4:43pm

Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment.

The problems with elimination diets

Paige Smathers, Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 9:05pm

As with most diet fads, elimination diets are often just other forms of quick fixes and one-size-fits-all approaches to health. Restriction breeds chaos and disordered eating behaviors, and often that is far worse for your health than anything else.

Coach Kim: How to build an emotional resiliency muscle

Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham, Contributors  |  Posted   Jul 17th - 6:58am

"My two teenage sons are very close in age They seem to have this constant need for competition and they put each other down all the time." In this edition of LIFEadvice, coaches Kim Giles and Nicole Cunningham share tips to help yourself and your children become more emotionally resilient.

Herriman mom chases Olympic boxing dreams while battling expectations

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Jul 16th - 10:34pm

Whitney Gomez said she's spent her whole life worrying about what others expected of her. Now, she's setting her own expectations.

How to order fast food meals low-calorie

Lisa Drayer, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 14th - 8:34pm

If you're watching your weight and carefully monitoring your calories, a fast food restaurant may not seem like the ideal place to grab a bite. The good news is, you can find slimmed-down options at most fast food chains.

How spending time in nature helps nutritional well-being

Suzanne Lewis, Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 13th - 8:30pm

Well-being is commonly defined by health experts as a state or presence of positive emotions and moods, the absence of negative emotions, as well as a sense of life satisfaction or fulfillment.

What's the best time of day to exercise?

Robert J. Davis, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 12th - 7:31pm

If you are not a morning person and shudder at the thought of getting out of bed for a 6 a.m. workout, I have good news: We perform best at exercise (especially high-intensity exercise) later in the day.

Military ID lost at sea for 55 years before Utah family reunites it with owner

Camilla Stimpson,  |  Posted   Jul 12th - 3:24pm

After losing his military ID card, a man was reunited with it 55 years later after it washed up on shore and was retrieved by a St. George girl.

4 tips to eating healthy while camping

Laura Gelder, Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 12th - 8:40am

Don't throw your eating habits out the door when planning a camping trip. There are a lot of nutritious meals and snacks that can help make your vacation enjoyable and healthy.

Coach Kim: Is everyone else the problem or is it you?

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 10th - 7:45am

In this edition of LIFEadvice Coach Kim shares questions you can ask yourself to see if you might be the problem in your relationship.

How to make fast food healthier for vegetarians and vegans

Lisa Drayer, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 9th - 6:36pm

Ordering fast food can be tricky for people who are trying to eat healthfully, but it can be particularly challenging for vegetarians. Here are some tips and strategies for eating well at fast food restaurants if you are a vegetarian or vegan.

Avoid these 5 common diet traps

Rebecca Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 7th - 7:04am

Dieting is our means to get healthier, but is your diet actually making you healthier?

Finding peace through mindful running

Amy Chillag, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 6th - 7:04am

Marty Kibiloski is a competitive guy — in sports and life.

Coach Kim: What's really happening with toxic people

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 3rd - 7:15am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares some tips for surviving your dealings with toxic, difficult people.

Are hot dogs healthier without added nitrites?

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 30th - 7:30pm

Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without "added nitrites."

5 important hydration tips to stay safe in the heat

Rebecca Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:07pm

Stay safe this summer during all your favorite outdoor activities by following these five simple hydration tips.

When emotional eating is A-OK

Paige Smathers, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:22pm

The goal with emotional eating isn't to eradicate all emotional eating. The goal is to simply create awareness around hunger, fullness and emotions and to do your best to find balance and peace. That will look different for everyone.

Coach Kim: Tips for dealing with rude, unkind or ungrateful people

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:13am

In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares some ways to change your attitude and enforce boundaries with difficult people.

Can sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise?

Robert J. Davis, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:12pm

You've probably heard the trendy phrase that "sitting is the new smoking." Although it's an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors — nothing comes close to smoking in its many ruinous and deadly effects on the body — research does show that prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly.

Summer is the perfect time of year to get out and move your body

Paige Smathers, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 8:32pm

Remember when you were a kid and exercise was fun and completely natural? A summer day as a kid might have consisted of climbing trees, going swimming, riding bikes, playing tag or shooting a basketball. Why do we overcomplicate exercise as adults?