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Where there's smoke, there's cancer

Where there's smoke, there's cancer, even if it isn't inhaled.

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


Does God want you to have a nose job?

Doctors can't cure the common cold yet, but they can give you a wrinkle-free face and a Hollywood body if you've got the money and don't mind needles.

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


Is dyeing Easter eggs harmful to your health?

Amid the marshmallow Peeps, chocolate rabbits and jelly beans, there’s finally something healthy in your Easter basket again: eggs.

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


Nutrition noise: what should you trust?

Clamorous [klam-er-uh s]: noisily inconsistent vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction; vigorous demands or complaints.

March 24, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


6 reasons to register for a 5K right now (even if you're not a runner)

Spring is here, and runners everywhere are gearing up for road races, which are open to anyone willing to pay the entry fee.

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


An innovative project on the Mexican border helps people with disabilities and restores dignity

NOGALES, MEXICO — In a makeshift audiology center on the southern end of this border town, 6-year-old Jesus Lopez sits in a sound booth wearing headphones and a look of wonderment as a technician checks his hearing acuity.

March 21, 2016 | Lourdes Medrano Deseret News | Living well


The best way to quit any bad habit

A new study about the best way to quit smoking has implications for anyone trying to break a bad habit. Whether you're trying to quit cigarettes or sugar, don't try to wean yourself off it gradually — just stop.

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


Here's another reason to have more than one child

Here’s another reason to grow your family: Children with younger siblings are less likely to be obese, researchers at the University of Michigan said.

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


Breakfast in a box: The debate over cereal's health benefits

Nine out of 10 Americans stock cereal in their pantries, and the breakfast staple invented by Seventh-day Adventists was designed to create a wholesome alternative to meat. Many of today's varieties are made with whole grains, contain nuts and seeds, and are fortified with vitamins, minerals and fiber.

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


Accountability, connections key to porn recovery

For Melody Lovvorn, the healing process really began when she watched her ex-husband, Traylor, sit down with their four children and explain that his pornography-fueled infidelity had caused their divorce.

March 16, 2016 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well


10 things you are not willing to give up to be happy

The search for instant happiness might sound like a cliché Internet scam, but there are some quick fixes anyone can make to live a happier life. Everyone does things that make them unhappy, whether it’s intentional or not. If more than a few of these descriptions sound like you, you might very well be standing in your own way when it comes to being happy:

March 16, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Open your spice cabinet to unleash full flavor and whole health

If your employer was running low on funds, would you accept a shaker of salt instead of a pay check? He’d deduct the proper amount for taxes, of course.

March 12, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


8 secrets to savor the flavor of healthy food

March is National Nutrition Month. If you’re like most people and don’t get excited over the idea of eating broccoli, don’t pick up the chips and soda just yet. Registered dietitian Stephanie Parker shares eight secrets to add a little pizzazz to those bland and boring foods.

March 10, 2016 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


Do your genetics make you more likely to become an addict?

If someone in your family is suffering from addiction, you may be wondering if there is a link between addiction and genetics. This is a valid question -- one often asked in the world of addiction and recovery services. If you think a family member is using drugs, you may want to know if others in your family may also be susceptible to addiction.

March 10, 2016 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Yearning for the good old days — 3 weeks ago

I want to be as happy and carefree as the people on the evening news.

March 08, 2016 | Steve Eaton Deseret News | Living well


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'Biggest Losers' show why we regain lost weight

The first woman to win "The Biggest Loser" recently admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she has regained much of the weight she lost on the ...

May 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Your triplets just got even more special

Having triplets is special, and it’s becoming even more so.

May 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Eat more, not less

In a society rampant with “you shouldn’t eat that” messaging, figuring out what to eat can be a trip down negativity lane.

May 05, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Do we really need milk?

Once considered "nature's perfect food," milk is falling out of favor with consumers — unless it's made from almonds or cashews.

May 04, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is your 'doctor' really an M.D.?

From a teenager posing as a physician to a chiropractor practicing "pastoral medicine," some people sound like doctors, but they're not. A report on ...

April 30, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How families can keep the Sabbath when the world interferes

Keeping the Sabbath isn't optional, at least not in God's book. But observing the day of rest prescribed in the 10 Commandments can ...

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


Why you sleep better in your own bed

New research shows why we feel groggy while traveling even if we're in the same time zone. It's because our brains refuse to ...

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


5 ways to let go of haunting words from your past

Struggling to forget “those things which are behind” is perhaps one of the most tragic things that unites the human race.

April 28, 2016 | Alexandra Crafton FamilyShare | Living well


20 nondieting weight loss tips

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

April 28, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Can you be both fit and fat?

Mirna Valerio, a Georgia teacher and coach, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs — to the best of her knowledge — between 245-250 pounds.

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


Suicide rates spike in adolescent girls, women

Suicide is on the rise in America, and two groups in particular show a significant spike: middle-aged whites and adolescent girls.

April 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why we should have quit sugar 40 years ago

Processed sugar, research increasingly suggests, makes us prematurely old, wrinkly and obese. But its position as Public Health Enemy No. 1 is relatively new, despite ...

April 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Eat like a queen and live longer

When Queen Elizabeth was born in 1926, the average British woman could expect to live about 70 years. The British monarch turned 90 last Thursday ...

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


Twins used their ADHD to become millionaires

Twin brothers Mark and Mike Patey, both dyslexic, both diagnosed with ADHD and both inclined to get into trouble at school, were determined to prove ...

April 23, 2016 | Becky Griffin KSL.com | Living well


15 power foods to eat while pregnant

Do you wish the old wives’ tale of eating for two while pregnant was actually true? Why is it that you feel famished so often ...

April 20, 2016 | Lacey Pappas FamilyShare | Living well


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