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6 ways stress affects women differently than men

We all have stress, but our gender plays a role in how we react and are affected by it. Women are not only more likely to suffer from chronic stress, but studies show that stress affects the female body much differently than a man’s. Here are a few ways that common enemy of us all — stress — affects women much differently than men:

March 15, 2017 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well


Why no one really knows how many abortions there are in America -- and how to fix the problem

With anti-abortion groups energized by the election of President Donald Trump, and abortion supporters worried about the president's pick for the Supreme Court, abortion rights are again at the forefront of the national conversation.

March 13, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


She "ruined" her body to save her life, and people's reactions are disturbing

Megan Jayne Crabbe haters told her she “ruined her body” because she looked healthier when she was suffering from an extreme case of anorexia. They told her she didn’t need to get "fat” in order to be happy.

March 10, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


You think health insurance protects you from crippling medical debt? Think again

Laurel Hurst had done everything right, at least that’s what she thought until she opened her mailbox to find a $20,000 bill for a surgery she assumed had been covered by her health insurance.

March 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What the Republican health plan might mean for your family

After months of behind-the-scenes wrangling, Republicans have released a health-care plan they believe is better than what Americans got when President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

March 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Your name actually affects what you will end up looking like, according to science

Have you ever been told you look like an Emily or a Michael? Or maybe you go by your middle name or a nickname because you just don't "look" like your first name. As weird as it sounds, there's a good chance that others can guess your name based on your appearance — Science has found your first name can change the way you look.

March 09, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


6 easy ways to get yourself drinking more water and the amazing health benefits that will happen

Drinking loads of water always feels like such an inconvenience; however, if you don’t do it, you will die. That sounds a little extreme, but it’s true! You should be drinking half your body weight in fluid ounces a day to receive proper hydration and see health benefits.

March 08, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


This is how much pee you’re actually swimming in (and it’s in your drinking water, too)

You pack your sunscreen, swimsuits and flip-flops and head off to your local pool for a day of family fun in the cool water....and urine? This new study says yes.

March 08, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How to pronounce 'telomere' — and why it should be in your vocabulary

In the future, people looking to find out how long they'll live may forgo the fortune teller and tarot-card reader and just have their telomeres measured.

March 07, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 things you didn’t know reduced your risk of breast cancer

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. You can lower your risk of being one of the 12 percent by doing these things:

March 03, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


10 easy tips to look amazing and feel confident in your swim suit

Are you ready to show your body at the beach this summer? Don’t panic, there is still plenty of time. The key to feeling and looking amazing is to be confident in your own skin.

March 03, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


5 reasons your meal plan is hurting you

Sure, it’s easier to be told what to eat. We’ve been conditioned to expect to be told what to do, or what to not do.

March 03, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


Woman wakes up right as the surgeon is about to cut into her; unable to move and breathe, she dies,

Donna Penner could still hear the usual banging sounds of the operating room when she woke up after surgery. She was completely relaxed — relieved it was over — when she heard two words that froze her heart.

March 02, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Jennifer Aniston shares her secrets of looking 20 years younger than she really is

I was shocked to hear how basic Jennifer Aniston’s weekly routines are that make her 48-year-old body look so much younger. Her unwavering commitment to standard healthy living can be intimidating until you realize just how simple it is - with no-frill dieting or extreme workouts. The down-to-earth celebrity is very open about her year-round, striving commitments to maintaining a happy and healthy life.

March 02, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


7 things you should never say to someone with depression

Over 300 million people suffer from depression worldwide. With these statistics, chances are you know at least one person who has depression. Your words can have a huge impact on them, so remember to think before you speak.

March 02, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

April 20, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


This research might turn the spouse on the couch into a dance partner

Dancing burns calories, but it may also help bolster an aging brain, particularly if you have to learn complex steps, a new study suggests.

April 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Woman permanently loses her eyesight by putting in contacts in a way ANY OF US could do

Irenie Ekkeshi was 12 when she switched from glasses to contacts. It was a decision that, combined with bad luck and lack of information, eventually ...

April 19, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The smart couple's guide to staying faithful

Editor’s note: This article is part of the Deseret News’ annual Ten Today series, which explores the relevance of the Ten Commandments in modern ...

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


Are you tired or could your fatigue mean something more? Woman’s story reveals the scary cause of he

You lie in bed in the morning, dreading your first step out of your warm, comfortable bed. Your eyelids feel heavy and you’re too ...

April 17, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 everyday things you think are harmless that are destroying your health

There are some things you do every day that you believe are harmless. However, eating certain foods and doing certain activities can be harmful to ...

April 14, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


5 ways to check if you are emotionally healthy

How are you feeling today?

April 13, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


5 important eating lessons we can learn from kids

When I was a new mom, I gave my young daughter her very first chocolate chip cookie. These particular cookies are my absolute favorite sweet ...

April 12, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Could this be the troubling reason you've been unable to conceive?

New research is revealing a puzzling change in men that could contribute to fertility problems in America's families — and some of the conveniences of ...

April 12, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The surprising cause of many seniors' health problems

At the retirement community where Helen Rollins lives, 10 residents were hospitalized last year for a problem that seems easily prevented.

April 09, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why do movie villains always have bad skin?

Hannibal Lecter had alopecia areata, or hair loss; the Wicked Witch of the West, verruca vulgaris, more commonly known as warts.

April 07, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


3 reasons you should always wash your fruits and veggies (especially these ones)

We’ve all heard we should wash our produce before eating it but does it really matter? In short, yes. There are three good reasons ...

April 05, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


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