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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 our body is actually pretty fascinating. Paying attention to changes or abnormalities in your nails can warn you of a number of health problems. Here are 11 messages your nails are trying to tell you about your health:

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 made her lose sight in her right eye years later.

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 life.

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 tired to move.

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 your health, even if they don't seem hazardous. Unless you are aware of the danger, you have no reason to break these unhealthy habits.

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 treat, and I was ecstatic about the idea of watching my little one enjoy something so delicious.

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 modern life could be to blame.

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 you should start washing your fruit: dirt, microorganisms and human pathogens.

April 05, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Get inspired and revel in spring produce

Spring has sprung, and fresh, in-season produce can add a punch of flavor and nutrients to your plate. To keep things simple, try cutting up fresh fruit or veggies and make a platter of them for snacks or meals or eat them with a low-sugar yogurt or in a green salad.

April 05, 2017 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


3 ways to protect your family from dangerous products lurking in your home

Poisoning is currently the leading cause of accidental injury in the United States. While most poisonings are typically preventable, they still yield extremely dangerous and potentially deadly repercussions, if not properly attended to.

April 04, 2017 | Brook Spencer FamilyShare | Living well


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Articles by Section - Living well


6 simple self defense moves every woman should know

Knowing self-defense can be the difference between life and death and between getting kidnapped and getting away. The ability to defend yourself against an attacker ...

May 27, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Changing up the diet: 10 foods for weight loss

Changing even a few small things in your diet can have amazing benefits for your health. Chances are you probably already have things in your ...

May 26, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller Family Share | Living well


Ways you could be setting your child up for a weight problem

If you give a crying child a cookie, could you be setting her up for a lifelong weight problem? New research out of Norway suggests ...

May 26, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The most effective way to dress according to your body type

Do you want to feel beautiful, but don’t know how to dress to flatter your body type? The first step is setting your sights ...

May 25, 2017 | Zaida Libertini FamilyShare | Living well


Your baby shouldn't drink juice; should anyone in your family?

Babies younger than 1 shouldn't drink fruit juice, the nation's leading group of pediatricians said Monday, revising an earlier policy that said babies ...

May 24, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Should pregnant women be worried about hepatitis C?

A potentially deadly virus that causes liver cancer and other serious health issues is surging in the U.S., another consequence of the opioid epidemic ...

May 23, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Mom notices tiny black dots covering her child’s skin and thinks nothing of it, but soon after she r

Beka Setzer’s daughter was enjoying playtime in the summer sun, running through the sprinklers and rolling around in the grass. But when little Emmalee ...

May 23, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


A weight-neutral approach to health

I recently wrote an article in which I discussed why focusing on weight can be harmful to your health. It created a lot of meaningful ...

May 22, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


10 foods to help you lose the most weight (that you probably already have in your fridge)

Changing even a few small things in your diet can have amazing benefits for your health. Chances are you probably already have things in your ...

May 20, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 easy and effective ways to know your most fertile days in the month

Whether you’re trying to conceive or trying to avoid getting pregnant, knowing when you are most fertile during the month is something all women ...

May 19, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


Athlete gets pregnant twice in short time and realizes something strange in her belly

Stephanie Bruce, 32, is an Olympic-hopeful athlete, World Cross Country runner and the mother of two babies. She had two children within only 15 months ...

May 18, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


This common, legal substance can kill a healthy teen in 3 hours

A South Carolina teen with no history of heart trouble drank three highly caffeinated beverages within two hours, then collapsed at school in April from ...

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


5 easy changes you can make right now to lose weight

When it comes to losing fat and maintaining a healthy weight, dieting alone just won’t cut it. There’s no secret trick. Some people ...

May 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Try these 9 easy tricks and watch your hair grow long and healthy

Looking for longer, healthier hair but don’t want to splurge on expensive hair products or pricy extensions? Don't worry. You can get healthier ...

May 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Health policy experts say Republican health plan could mean higher premiums for mothers

Some health policy analysts are warning that motherhood could become a pre-existing condition for some women under the health care bill the House of Representatives ...

May 16, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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