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One in 5 jars of baby food has lead in it, should parents be worried?

Your baby's first food may have included a serving of lead, according to a recent analysis of data collected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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


If you’re taking this type of birth control, you’re actually at risk for getting pregnant

Oh, birth control. Maybe you love that it prevents you from getting pregnant, but everything else about it is pretty much the worst. From remembering to take the pill to crying over everything, the hormones from birth control can send you on an emotional rollercoaster that’s hard to get off.

June 30, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How to protect your family from four common ailments of swimming

Swimming is one of the best things you can do for your body. It's a high-octane calorie burner, easy on the joints, and exercises all the major muscle groups while challenging the lungs.

June 30, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


When emotional eating is A-OK

Emotional eating gets vilified a lot. We often spend so much time worrying about what goes into our mouths at the expense of worrying about what we allow to take up space and energy in our minds.

June 30, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Things your preschooler doesn’t need

Young children are 24-hour need machines. They need attention, affection, constant supervision and lots of love. But many of them have a whole lot of things they don't need. Here are a few of them.

June 30, 2017 | By Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


Mother finds blacks spots in her baby's nose—the cause comes from a common household object

Meghan Budden was washing her baby in her New Jersey apartment and discovered something alarming. When she wiped her baby's nose, she discovered small black spots in the tissue.

June 28, 2017 | Stael F. Pedrosa Metzger FamilyShare | Living well


The rise of the Dark Web fuels illicit drug trade

When police dismantled Silk Road, the first Dark Web market to sell drugs, in 2013 prosecutors hoped the life sentence handed down against Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht would deter copycats.

June 28, 2017 | Jesse Hyde Deseret News | Living well


I tried yoga for 30 days and here's what happened

Not too long ago, I had a friend beg me to go to yoga class with him. I refused. I’m probably the least flexible, least graceful person you’ll ever meet, and I had no desire to embarrass myself in front of 20+ people.

June 26, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Woman’s discomfort dismissed as pregnancy symptoms until she collapses; Doctors describe what happen

Joy and excitement usually surround pregnancy and births of brand new babies into families. But pregnancies and births aren't always smooth; some come with risks and scary medical situations.

June 25, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


These are the 5 health questions every woman should know how to answer in her 20s

When I was in my 20s, I had already developed a number of health issues – asthma, allergies, digestive issues, eczema, mood swings, chronic fatigue and debilitating PMS.

June 25, 2017 | Gina Van Luven FamilyShare | Living well


Summer is the perfect time of year to get out and move your body

Remember when you were a kid and exercise was fun and completely natural?

June 25, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


11 genius hacks to help you lose weight, feel healthier

Sometimes it's the little things that count. Try these simple but clever hacks to help you lose weight and feel healthier, with relatively little effort.

June 23, 2017 | By Karen Banes | Living well


Time for retro-revolution in parenting

I was honored to be a guest on my good friend Dennis Prager's syndicated radio program the other day and as anyone who is familiar with my point-of-view on parenting matters will appreciate, much of the conversation centered on the need for children to obey.

June 22, 2017 | John Rosemond | Living well


Wet wipes can be harmful and dangerous for babies, study reveals

Any parent will be the first to tell you that wet wipes are a life saver. Not only are they great helpers for changing your baby’s diapers, but many moms always have them on hand for messy “emergencies.” Used to wipe down sticky fingers, sticky faces and sticky countertops, you make sure you're never out of wet wipes around your house.

June 21, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Tell us what position you sleep in and we'll tell you how healthy you are

While you can’t control outside forces on your health, one thing you can influence is how you situate yourself for bed. Choose your preferred sleeping position below, and we’ll tell you a few things about your overall health.

June 20, 2017 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well


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The relationship of nutrition and mental health

Are you really what you eat? It might sound cliché, but if you look at it from the perspective of mental health, it's actually ...

July 23, 2017 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


4 nutrition tips to honor your health without dieting

Nutrition can feel very confusing and overwhelming. It seems that everyone has an opinion and claims absolute truth with their eating style or diet plan.

July 23, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


Why is everyone so angry, and how can we change that?

The shooting of a U.S. congressman this summer by a man described as “always angry” reminded Americans that while anger is a biological necessity ...

July 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


The problems with elimination diets

If you've lived long enough, you've seen the trends come and go in the dieting world. One minute fat is bad and the ...

July 20, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


It's not your imagination, your lawn mower is trying to kill you

The aroma of freshly cut grass is one of the pleasures of summer, but you can't smell it if you're in the ER ...

July 19, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


What the loss of a father in the home does to a child's health

Children who grow up without a father in the home have shorter telomeres, the protective chromosome caps that are believed to affect health and longevity ...

July 19, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Here are the best pregnancy tests, according to experts

If you’ve ever thought you were pregnant, you know the anticipation of taking a pregnancy test can be exciting and nerve-wracking. And, there’s ...

July 18, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 satisfying sweet treats that won't break your diet

Anyone who has tried dieting hits that moment when they crave a donut so much they considered cheating on their health goals. Don't give ...

July 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Inspiring mom of 3 runs race of a lifetime to qualify for world championship

If you're a mom, you know how challenging it is just to find five minutes to exercise. For many elite athletes, taking time out ...

July 18, 2017 | Michael Sackley FamilyShare | Living well


Will prayer improve your athletic performance?

A leading magazine recently made a claim that's not often found on the secular newstand: that prayer can improve athletic performance.

July 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Four questions to ask when your child won’t sleep

Recent findings that room sharing can disrupt infant sleep may carry far-reaching implications, including poor sleep later in life - which may lead to behavioral and ...

July 14, 2017 | By Kelsey Down KSL.com | Living well


If you answer yes to these 11 questions, you've experienced emotional abuse (and possibly haven't re

We all hope for healthy relationships throughout our lives, but that doesn't always happen. Too many people are emotionally abused by parents, siblings, significant ...

July 13, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


Why I stopped working out

Every single day, rain or shine, I make sure to get some sort of physical exercise in. However, you will not find me looking up ...

July 13, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


4 stretches every woman should be doing daily (you can do them in your bed)

When you’re young and nimble, it seems like you can do just about anything without stretching. There was no need to stretch out your ...

July 12, 2017 | Gina Van Luven FamilyShare | Living well


The older you get, the harder it is to lose weight - here's how to fight it

As the years go by, you’ll start looking back on your early twenties and think, "I had it so easy back then". You could ...

July 11, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


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