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I sent my sister's uterus a 'get well soon' card while she was on her period. Here's why.

I am not female. So as such, I can only infer what it's really like to have -- be on? Go through? -- your period each month. I don't envy you and the pain you go through. And as if physical pain weren't enough, there's also a grueling social stigma that walks hand in hand with that time of the month. It's that pain I want to address.

November 11, 2016 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


5 reasons to never ever go to bed with makeup on

Dealing with makeup is tricky. You have to find what works for your skin, how to wear it and deal with lipsticks that smudge. But when it comes washing off your makeup, there is no gray area. The skin on your face is one of the most sensitive areas on your body and you need to take care of it. That means washing off all makeup before bed, no questions asked.

November 11, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


Why a red flower is an emblem of both veterans and drug addicts

As Veterans Day approaches, many people around the world pin an artificial flower near their heart to show respect for men and women who died in service to their country. But ironically, the same flower also represents another group of people who are dying in large numbers — those lost to opioid addiction.

November 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Oaths in the modern age: Do they still matter?

When the Hippocratic oath was written, doctors believed that health was controlled by the four humors and a woman's womb wandered around her body like a nomad, causing disease and insanity.

November 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Studies show shoes are ruining our feet and here's why

Take a moment to examine the way you walk. Don’t be embarrassed, just take a casual stroll and feel the way your feet interact with the ground. Now, if you are wearing shoes, take them off and if you are barefoot, grab a pair of shoes and put them on. Stand up and walk again, and pay attention to the way you walk. Do you feel a difference? I made a fool of myself walking aimlessly around my office building the other day, but I'm not embarrassed because shoes really do change the way your feet interact with ...

November 09, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


First step to a healthy, happy weight for life

No one wants to be in that messy on-again, off-again relationship that lacks respect and happy endings. A relationship that oscillates between cloud nine and valleys filled with distrust and disgust.

November 09, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


How the length of a day affects your mood

It's neither rain nor snow nor heat that puts people in a bad mood. But watch out for the gloom of day as winter approaches.

November 08, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 simple steps to winter wellness

Winter is coming, for those of us in the Northern hemisphere anyway, and that can have a real impact on our wellbeing.

November 07, 2016 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


10 health concerns you can detect through your eyes

When you meet someone new, the first thing you notice about them is probably their eyes—the shape, the color and sometimes their health....Curious? Eyes are more than just for show; doctors can diagnose a number of diseases or conditions just through an eye exam. The state of your eyes can give you major clues to what is happening to your body. These literal windows to your inner health can reveal 10 dangerous conditions:

November 06, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


10 martial arts disciplines that will change your child's life

For kids, martial arts training offers a fun way to improve their physical health and agility while they learn useful self-defense skills. It is also likely to aid in the development of their character. Through consistent martial arts training, children will learn to cultivate their self-confidence, discipline and concentration. It also helps develop valuable conflict resolution skills.

November 06, 2016 | Lystia Putranto FamilyShare | Living well


Skateboarding is a sport to be respected

At a recent soccer game for my oldest son, many of my younger kids quickly got bored, as usual, and were in need of some entertainment that didn't include watching kids pass a ball around for an hour.

November 03, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


10 kitchen ingredients you didnt know could help you lose weight

Eating right and trying to maintain your weight can be difficult at times. It's so easy to give into temptation and crack open that box of mac and cheese.

November 03, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


Should your baby share your room? What parents have done in the past - and what they should do now

Babies should sleep in their parents' rooms for the first six months of life and ideally up to a year, a leading group of pediatricians said. This may not be great for the marriage or the parents' sleep, but it's important to help keep babies safe, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which released its updated "safe sleeping" guidelines Oct. 24.

November 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 home ingredients that will get rid of dark circles

Do your under eye circles seem to be getting bigger and bigger lately? Other than throwing on some concealer, there is nothing you can do about them, right?

November 02, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


5 steps to a more positive body image

The National Eating Disorders Association defines body image as “how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. It encompasses what you believe about your own appearance (including your memories, assumptions and generalizations), how you feel about your body (including your height, shape and weight) and how you sense and control your body as you move.”

November 02, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


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I wish my kids had real PE

Upon returning home from school, my son Ace, who is in the fourth grade, excitedly announced that the next day his class would be running ...

November 30, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


7 health risks that can be detected from your baby's poop

We all poop and babies poop more frequently than adults, which is a pain when it comes to changing diapers, but is a blessing when ...

November 29, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


A solid set up for diet success

It turns out, that all you ever needed to know about a solid diet you already learned during preschool in the English nursery tale, "The ...

November 29, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


What families should know about organ donation

When the surgeon took her only daughter's heart out, Lacey Erickson was lying in her bed at home, four blocks away.

November 29, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


14 things hardly any woman knows about her period

Being a woman doesn’t make you an expert on your body, but the more you know, the better you can control it. After all ...

November 29, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Does working in a cubicle make you unhealthy?

Sitting in an office chair and staring at a screen all day is hard on the body in many ways. The lack of physical activity ...

November 27, 2016 | Brandon Doyle FamilyShare | Living well


How to deal with a food craving

It’s 9 p.m. You finally have the chance to sit on the couch and relax from a long day; it’s time for ...

November 24, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


5 benefits of using a menstrual cup

Being a woman can be inconvenient. More worryingly, at times, it can be downright dangerous. Every month, women all over the world deal with their ...

November 22, 2016 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


10 sure-fire ways to make time for fitness

Losing weight is hard enough as it is, and finding time to exercise is even harder. There are so many ways to lose weight through ...

November 21, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Advances in technology may just change the way you think about hearing aids

After a little nudging from his wife, 59-year-old Mike Stocking found himself at the audiologist office.

November 21, 2016 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


17 detox ingredients your skin needs right now

Is cleansing your skin with a simple face wash or soap paying off? Most formulas only provide just a mild cleanse of the skin. Our ...

November 20, 2016 | Charushila Biswas FamilyShare | Living well


Cultivating gratitude for your body

We live in a weight- and body-shape-obsessed society, and it’s easy (and normal) to develop body dissatisfaction. I recently heard the term “normative discontent ...

November 17, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


8 tips to overcoming anxiety about going to the dentist

Dentists are around to take care of your teeth. Although you might take your teeth for granted, they’re pretty important. You use them when ...

November 17, 2016 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


Teach your children that play is exercise

Upon returning home from school recently, my 7-year-old daughter, Azure, came running in the house, proclaiming, “Mom, I want to go exercise!”

November 17, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Why I said “no” when a child gave me a cookie

I was visiting with family one weekend when my niece offered me a chocolate chip cookie. In the past, I would have not only eaten ...

November 14, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well


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