Living Well

Our Living Well articles and tips are geared toward building healthier relationships, both with others and with yourself. Additionally, we share life hacks and quick-win tips to help make your life easier. With tips for building healthier habits, eliminating harmful ones, and knowing how to identify relationships that help or harm, Living Well will guide you through many of life’s ups and downs.

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First 3-D Printed Middle Ear Transplant Cures Deafness

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Some forms of hearing loss can be harder to treat than others. Conductive hearing loss occurs when damage, defect, infection or obstruction affects the...

Could Your Stomach Pill Be Making You Ill?

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Acid reflux and ulcers are painful conditions that can become more severe if left untreated, causing permanent damage to the lining of the esophagus...

Can a Diabetes Drug Treat Anxiety?

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New research shows that Metformin, a popular medication used to treat diabetes, may also help alleviate anxiety symptoms. This is great news for the...

Experimental Spinal Cord Treatment Shows Promise

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A new experimental spinal cord treatment is giving some living with paralysis hope for future mobility and an improved quality of life. While the...
Calorie Types and How to Use Them to Your Advantage

Calorie Types and How to Use Them to Your Advantage

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All calories are not created equal. While it’s true that one calorie of broccoli produces the same amount of energy as one calorie of...

What Are Americans REALLY Paying for Health Care?

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If you live in the United States, even if you’re a healthy person, health care costs may easily consume a good portion of your...

Sat Fat Is in Chocolate, Too – Now What?

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Everyone, from the American Cancer Society to the American Heart Association, says chocolate, specifically dark chocolate, is good for you. But how can that...

Why Your Prescriptions Are Getting More Expensive

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Americans are spending $1,443 per person on prescription drugs, which puts us at the top when it comes to pharmaceutical spending. That number is...

Stop Before You Sip: Is That Water Safe?

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Think contaminated water is a third-world problem? Think again! More than 4 million Americans live in areas where water contamination is an issue. According...