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3 strange things that are actually normal during menstruation and 5 that indicate something’s wrong

Do you remember your first period? Even if you’d already been warned it was coming, it was still kind of crazy that it's normal to let yourself bleed for a few days.

February 24, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Are you mistaking a sign of cancer for a spider bite? Studies show this is a serious problem

When it's cold outside, you may find your house turning into a spider habitat. These cold-blooded, eight-legged creatures move to warmer spaces (like your closets) to find relief from the cold.

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


8 weight loss benefits of eating oatmeal you don't know about

Growing up, I always thought oatmeal was disgusting. Every time my mom made it for breakfast, I would hardly touch it. I’d much rather eat Pop-tarts or even bland cereal than oatmeal. It wasn't until adulthood when I realized how much it can help with weight loss.

February 23, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


A dietitian's advice on how to love, savor and enjoy food without guilt

In honor of February and Valentine’s Day, I’m writing to encourage you to love food. That might sound crazy, especially if you feel like you love food too much. In fact, I hear that a lot; “my problem is that I just love food too much!” I would disagree.

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


How orange juice fell from grace

When a mother came to Dr. Robert Lustig hoping he could help her obese 6-year-old, the Seattle doctor quickly discovered part of the problem — and it wasn’t ice cream or cookies.

February 21, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Pain during menstruation: 7 signs something is wrong

From the moment she gets that very first drop of menstrual blood, a woman learns that 25 percent of being female means pretending everything is fine when really you’d rather just be curled up in bed with your warm rice bag.

February 18, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


10 ways to trick yourself into liking exercise

If you don’t like to workout, here are some things that might give you enough motivation to get going:

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


7 everyday activities that actually help you lose weight

According to experts, you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound. This number might look daunting, but calories lost add quickly when you consider everything you accomplish during the day.

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Take pleasure rather than punishment with exercise

For anyone who is familiar with the non-dieting approach to health and wellness, you've likely asked yourself how exercise fits into the equation of connection with your body and overall self-love and acceptance. How can you exercise in a way that supports all the hard work you've done to reject the dieting mentality and make peace with food?

February 15, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Why you need a microscope in your kitchen

When a Colorado Springs mom examined her breast milk under a microscope, she was so enthralled by what she saw that she posted it to Facebook, and the internet went wild with excitement.

February 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


12 creative ways to exercise in your own home (without spending a fortune)

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get your daily workout. Try these simple (and affordable) ways to exercise at home:

February 14, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 things you've always worried aren't normal about your body (but are actually common)

I know I’m not the only one of my friends who has instantly assumed I was dying of a rare disease anytime I found something “unusual” with my body. And I’m certainly not the only one who slyly shaves my big toe to pretend hair doesn’t grow on it.

February 14, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Therapy is for everyone; here are 5 reasons why

Close your eyes and think of the word "therapy". What comes to your mind? For me the first image is a person laid back on a couch talking about all his or her problems to a person with a clipboard and no facial expressions. Maybe you have a similar image. Well, it’s now time to cast that stereotype out of your mind and create a new one.

February 13, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Stop being lonely by doing these 3 things

At one point, you've felt lonely. Perhaps that feeling came when you realized you were different from others or no one understood you. Perhaps it came when you were in a house all by yourself or when surrounded by friends. No matter what, you have felt the deep and horrible feeling of being lonely.

February 11, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


7 myths about losing weight

You probably heard a lot of advice when you announced your New Year’s resolution to lose weight. But how much of that advice was false? Be aware of these seven weight loss myths:

February 10, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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What the addict in your life needs from you

Picking up trash with a recovering drug addict on a New Hampshire beach, Charles “Chuck” Rosa knows what some passers-by are thinking about his companion.

April 28, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Woman wakes up in excruciating pain and a hole in her face; she finds the cause in her hand and real

A nightmare came to life for Meghan Linsey, a singer songwriters and runner up on the eight season of NBC's The Voice, when she ...

April 24, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


There’s a new outbreak of a dangerous disease that attacks children — do you know the symptoms?

Despite our great efforts as parents to care for our children’s health, it's nearly impossible to prevent them from ever getting sick.

April 24, 2017 | Adriana Acosta Bujan FamilyShare | Living well


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


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