Living Well

Health isn't always about medicine. Here at US Health Today, we support healthy living as both preventative and curative measures. From alternative medicine approaches to details on what your body needs at your stage in life, our Living Well news focuses on what you can do to live better and happier. Diet and exercise form a core for a healthy lifestyle, but there are many options out there with false sources and false claims. We back our research with studies and fact to ensure that our readers receive only the highest-quality tips and tricks.

Can Poor Sleep Boost Odds for Alzheimer’s?

Studies found sleep apnea tied to higher levels of tell-tale plaques, proteins in brain Breathing problems during sleep may signal an increased risk for...

One Social Hour a Week Can Help Someone With Dementia

Good staff training improved patients' quality of life, lowered costs, study saysJust a slight increase in social interaction benefits older adults with dementia and...

After Couples Fight, Making Up Differs for Him and Her

Females prefer sincere apologies while males opt for sexWhen couples hit a rough patch, men and women want different things from their partner before...

Working Too Much Might Tip Heart Into Irregular Rhythm

Study shows a link between on-the-job hours and atrial fibrillation, but couldn't prove cause-and-effectWorking long hours might do more than exhaust you -- it...

Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly riseOn July 2, a 7-week-old baby boy died after being left in...

No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids’ Brains: Study

Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disabilityFor women battling depression, the decision over whether or...

Too Few Children Get EpiPen When Needed: Study

First-line treatment for severe allergic reaction is often neglectedEpiPens are the go-to solution when a child has a severe allergic reaction. But many kids...

Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later

2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-oldsCould a pregnant woman's craving for...

Medication Mistakes Have Doubled in U.S. Since 2000: Study

Poison control centers get one call every 21 seconds about a potentially serious mix-upEvery minute of every day, three Americans call a poison control...

The Neighborhood Sandbox: A Breeding Ground for Germs

Bacteria, parasites and other nasty surprises may be hiding in the sand Kids love to play in sandboxes, and it helps them develop motor...
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