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Our bodies teach us how to treat them

I remember the day I brought my daughter home from the hospital. I was ecstatic to be a mom but also scared out of my mind about the enormous responsibility. She was a little bit of a finicky baby and a terrible sleeper, so caring for her needs was at times rather tricky.

May 03, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Doctor says every adult should do this one simple exercise to check for thyroid cancer (it only take

We all know we can do self-examinations for breast and skin cancer as well as some other conditions. Early detection is often the key not only discovering a possible disease, but also treat the condition as early as possible — hopefully reducing your risk of more severe treatment or even death.

May 03, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


The future of vaping under the Trump administration

Proponents of electronic cigarettes applauded the recent dismissal of former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and hope his replacement will be more accepting of the tobacco-alternative practice called vaping.

May 03, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Here’s what’s been hiding under your fingernails

Whether you bite your nails when you’re nervous, or it’s a habit you’ve had for years, it's not something you should keep up. Hordes of bacteria are specially adapted to live under your nails, and the moment you start to chew off the corner of your thumb, those colonies jump ship and land in your mouth. Gross.

May 03, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


9 things you need to know to find the best birth control for you

You are unique and so is your body. Every woman’s birth control needs are different. The important thing is to find a method that fits you. Here are eight things you should know before picking out your birth control:

May 01, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Will you get diabetes from a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino?

Last week, Starbucks made a splash with a limited-availability drink. It jumped on the unicorn-themed bandwagon with a hot pink and blue Unicorn Frappuccino. Released for five days, the brightly colored drink was all over social media, and stores sold out the first day.

May 01, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


Can your child wait until college to get the HPV vaccine?

With more than 40 percent of American adults infected with some strain of HPV, a virus that can cause genital warts and increase the risk of some types of cancer, health officials continue urging parents to have their children vaccinated at age 11 or 12.

May 01, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


9 places you hardly ever clean (but need to for your health's sake)

What if you found out the place you are preparing your food is about two times dirtier than your toilet seat? Gross, right? But unfortunately it's true.

April 30, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


What the addict in your life needs from you

Picking up trash with a recovering drug addict on a New Hampshire beach, Charles “Chuck” Rosa knows what some passers-by are thinking about his companion.

April 28, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Woman wakes up in excruciating pain and a hole in her face; she finds the cause in her hand and real

A nightmare came to life for Meghan Linsey, a singer songwriters and runner up on the eight season of NBC's The Voice, when she woke up with a dead spider on her hand and a swollen, stinging face.

April 24, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


There’s a new outbreak of a dangerous disease that attacks children — do you know the symptoms?

Despite our great efforts as parents to care for our children’s health, it's nearly impossible to prevent them from ever getting sick.

April 24, 2017 | Adriana Acosta Bujan FamilyShare | Living well


This woman’s first date was going great until her date died in front of her eyes

Everyone loves to share their worst date stories or their best date stories, but 45-year-old Janie Hall will be sharing her scariest date story for the rest of her life.

April 23, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


These are the things that ACTUALLY give you cancer

Cancer is a complex, varied and partly unknown group of diseases. However, we do know that lifestyle, along with genetics, are huge factors when it comes to your likelihood of a diagnosis. There no way you can live a life that can be guarenteed as completely cancer free, but you can reduce your risk. To do just that, keep these known carcinogens out of your life:

April 23, 2017 | Sana AFREEN FamilyShare | Living well


Focusing on weight could be bad for your health

These days, it’s easy to believe that weight determines health.

April 21, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


11 health problems you can detect by looking at your nails

We don’t think too much about our nails unless we’re coating them with a fresh layer of paint, but this small part of our body is actually pretty fascinating. Paying attention to changes or abnormalities in your nails can warn you of a number of health problems. Here are 11 messages your nails are trying to tell you about your health:

April 20, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


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6 simple self defense moves every woman should know

Knowing self-defense can be the difference between life and death and between getting kidnapped and getting away. The ability to defend yourself against an attacker ...

May 27, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Changing up the diet: 10 foods for weight loss

Changing even a few small things in your diet can have amazing benefits for your health. Chances are you probably already have things in your ...

May 26, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller Family Share | Living well


Ways you could be setting your child up for a weight problem

If you give a crying child a cookie, could you be setting her up for a lifelong weight problem? New research out of Norway suggests ...

May 26, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The most effective way to dress according to your body type

Do you want to feel beautiful, but don’t know how to dress to flatter your body type? The first step is setting your sights ...

May 25, 2017 | Zaida Libertini FamilyShare | Living well


Your baby shouldn't drink juice; should anyone in your family?

Babies younger than 1 shouldn't drink fruit juice, the nation's leading group of pediatricians said Monday, revising an earlier policy that said babies ...

May 24, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Should pregnant women be worried about hepatitis C?

A potentially deadly virus that causes liver cancer and other serious health issues is surging in the U.S., another consequence of the opioid epidemic ...

May 23, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Mom notices tiny black dots covering her child’s skin and thinks nothing of it, but soon after she r

Beka Setzer’s daughter was enjoying playtime in the summer sun, running through the sprinklers and rolling around in the grass. But when little Emmalee ...

May 23, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


A weight-neutral approach to health

I recently wrote an article in which I discussed why focusing on weight can be harmful to your health. It created a lot of meaningful ...

May 22, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


10 foods to help you lose the most weight (that you probably already have in your fridge)

Changing even a few small things in your diet can have amazing benefits for your health. Chances are you probably already have things in your ...

May 20, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 easy and effective ways to know your most fertile days in the month

Whether you’re trying to conceive or trying to avoid getting pregnant, knowing when you are most fertile during the month is something all women ...

May 19, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


Athlete gets pregnant twice in short time and realizes something strange in her belly

Stephanie Bruce, 32, is an Olympic-hopeful athlete, World Cross Country runner and the mother of two babies. She had two children within only 15 months ...

May 18, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


This common, legal substance can kill a healthy teen in 3 hours

A South Carolina teen with no history of heart trouble drank three highly caffeinated beverages within two hours, then collapsed at school in April from ...

May 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 easy changes you can make right now to lose weight

When it comes to losing fat and maintaining a healthy weight, dieting alone just won’t cut it. There’s no secret trick. Some people ...

May 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Try these 9 easy tricks and watch your hair grow long and healthy

Looking for longer, healthier hair but don’t want to splurge on expensive hair products or pricy extensions? Don't worry. You can get healthier ...

May 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Health policy experts say Republican health plan could mean higher premiums for mothers

Some health policy analysts are warning that motherhood could become a pre-existing condition for some women under the health care bill the House of Representatives ...

May 16, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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