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7 ways Zika can spread

During the past year, we have been learning a lot about the Zika virus.

October 03, 2016 | Robert Lawrence | Living well

Improve your mental health with these 6 exercises

Exercise is not only great for your body, but it’s also an effective way to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a significant impact on anxiety, stress and depression. Further, not only will your overall mood be good, but you’ll also sleep a lot better.

October 02, 2016 | Benjamin Greene | Living well

Get the gold out of autumnal foods

American author Jim Bishop once penned, “autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons” and nutritionally speaking, he couldn’t be more right.

October 02, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD | Living well

The diet you should try before scheduling weight-loss surgery

Obese Americans are increasingly turning to bariatric surgery help them lose weight and manage diabetes. But two doctors are urging people considering the surgery to try a low-carb diet before choosing that path.

September 28, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

5 tips to manage anxiety during the election

If you’ve recently been waking up clammy from nightmares, experienced insomnia or having digestive problems, then you may have election-based anxiety to blame.

September 28, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Living well

Your doctor wants you to get off the internet

You can find answers to pretty much every medical question on the internet — and many of them are wrong. That's one reason your doctor would like you to stop Googling your family's symptoms; another is that you're probably making yourself overly anxious.

September 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

16 common beauty mistakes that are aging you

We all have that youthful glow at one point in our lives, but unfortunately, Father Time doesn’t allow us to keep our flawless face forever. You might not realize it, but there are many mistakes women all over the world make from applying makeup to forgetting to moisturize. The fountain of youth only exists in fiction (as far as we know), so with that knowledge, here are 18 common mistakes that could be adding years to your complexion.

September 26, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

8 symptoms of diabetes in children and teens you need to know about

Diabetes has become increasingly easier to manage through the years, but if left untreated or undiscovered, it is deadly. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, according to And while less than one percent of children and teenagers have diabetes, those numbers are on the rise. Know these symptoms to spot them in your child before it’s too late.

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

Protect your toddlers from Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

With recent outbreaks of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Florida and New Jersey, here’s everything you need to know about this brutal virus. Information about this disease sourced from the Center of Disease Control.

September 22, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well

The 5-second rule: Is it really safe to drop food on the floor and still eat it?

Researchers at Rutgers University have bad news for anyone who's ever dropped a cookie on the floor and scooped it up, citing the "five-second rule" of food safety. There's no safe window of time to eat something dropped on the floor. Even without the benefit of legs, bacteria can get to it faster than you.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

5 health risks you can detect through your snoring

Aside from being mega obnoxious to anyone sharing a room with you, snoring seems like a harmless habit.

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

The ABZs of Zika

Aedes aegypti isn’t the only way to get Zika, but the striped-leg mosquito gets most of the buzz. Another type of mosquito, Aedes albopictus, carries it too, and it can also be transmitted through sexual contact. Twenty-three out of 2,722 cases in the U.S. were transmitted through sex; 2,686 were travel related, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Is it wise to pull wisdom teeth?

For many teens, the extraction of four healthy teeth is a ritual of high school, much like getting a driver’s license or going to the prom. But some people question the wisdom of pulling wisdom teeth, saying that it’s a traumatic procedure that may be unnecessary.

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

11 things people with PTSD want you to know

Post-traumatic stress disorder will affect 7-8 percent of the U.S. population at some point in the lives. About 8 million adults per year in the U.S. will have PTSD. With those statistics, it's important we all listen to what the people around you with PTSD are trying to say:

September 21, 2016 | Chelsea Rutter FamilyShare | Living well

Why some people die from pneumonia and others don't

It killed entertainer Bob Hope and abolitionist Harriet Tubman, and contributed to the death of George Washington, the first president, and William Henry Harrison, the first president to die in office.

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

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What you need to know about compulsive behavior

Compulsive behavior comes in many forms where sufferers are tormented with recurrent images, thoughts and impulses. It’s an anxiety disorder that’s categorized as ...

October 26, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley FamilyShare | Living well

7 foods you should never eat on your period

Being a woman is great and all, but periods are the worst. Turns out, there are certain foods (usually the ones you crave like crazy ...

October 26, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

Women put infants to bed in life threatening position, new study finds

When putting your child to bed, you don't often think of how a pillow or toy could kill your baby, but that's exactly ...

October 26, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

A parent's guide to navigating the sugar rush of Halloween

The dark side of Halloween used to be its connection to evil. But there's a new demon in town that plays an even bigger ...

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

12 secrets of women with gorgeous hair

We all have that one friend who has absolutely beautiful locks on her head. But does anyone really know how she gets her hair looking ...

October 25, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

Why some Christians celebrated the news about the 3-parent baby

When doctors announced that a baby carrying the genetic material of three people was born in Mexico earlier this year, Christians were divided on the ...

October 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

7 easy beauty tips to be your most attractive self

Do you ever have those days when everything just looks wrong? Your hair falls flat, you found a new pimple on your nose and the ...

October 24, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

A dietitian's perspective on how to handle Halloween candy

I hear this question a lot this time of year, “as a mom and dietitian, how do you handle Halloween candy with your kids?” People ...

October 23, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck | Living well

Beware of running addiction

It was late one afternoon, and I had just finished a long day that consisted of taking care of seven children and house-training a puppy ...

October 20, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

How Republicans and Democrats could come together on health care to solve the Obamacare mess

With the U.S. spending a whopping 18 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, there's no shortage of health issues the ...

October 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Is picky eating really a problem?

Picky eating is a concern that plagues parents of growing kids across America and many adult eaters too.

October 19, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD | Living well

5 signs your spouse is depressed (and how to help)

Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide. According to the ADAA, depression is an illness that makes someone feel useless, discouraged, unmotivated and hopeless ...

October 19, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

7 tips to handling your partner’s pet allergies

Pets and humans make for great companions. But it can be a disaster when your four-legged friend makes your partner cry, sneeze and break out ...

October 19, 2016 | Fatima Puri FamilyShare | Living well

7 health issues your hair is trying to tell you

The human body is an amazing and beautiful creation, but what is even more amazing is the ability for the body to communicate when something ...

October 18, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

6 beauty benefits you didn't know about from exercising

We all know that exercise helps you lose the extra five pounds and helps tone your body, but have you considered what beauty benefits it ...

October 18, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

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