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Is the solution to Zika more mosquitoes?

It seems counterintuitive, but some health officials believe Florida needs more mosquitoes to help slow the spread of Zika, the virus the World Health Organization deemed a global health emergency.

August 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

20 unexpected everyday things that are harming your skin

Have you ever wondered what the secret to having supple, perfect skin is? Well, believe it or not, there are things you do every day that keep you from achieve that flawless look.

August 23, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

What Alzheimer's disease teaches us about the soul

When he was a chaplain at a nursing home in Chicago, the Rev. James Ellor decided to try an experiment. He found a Sunday school book from the turn of the century, selected the most popular hymns and Bible verses from that time period, and designed a worship service for dementia patients, who had been banned from the chapel after new carpet was installed because of their incontinence.

August 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

These 5 common things are making women lose their hair faster, experts say

It never feels good to look down at the shower drain and see a large ball of hair.

August 23, 2016 | Katelyn Carmen FamilyShare | Living well

How old is too old to have a baby?

Women have long been warned to abstain from conceiving after 35 due to an increase in challenges and health risks while carrying. But despite this plea, a recent government report shows a significant increase in women who have had two children after they turn 35.

August 22, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well

What your lip color says about your health

In traditional Chinese medicine, your mouth is the window to your health. One of your body's best health indicators is the color of your lips. This may sound shocking, but if you think about it, your lips can tell you quite a lot. When you are cold, they shiver. When you are sick, they tend to get dry and start to crack.

August 22, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well

How Zika is changing people's views about abortion

The spread of the Zika virus may be changing Americans' views on late-term abortion, presenting a new challenge for abortion opponents.

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

Top 6 myths of intuitive eating debunked

If you’ve ever experienced the yo-yo effect diets have emotionally and physically, you might have looked into an idea called intuitive eating. There’s a book, a website, trainings for health professionals, and many online communities all revolving around this approach to nutrition and health. At the core of this philosophy is making peace with food by ditching dieting and honoring your body’s innate ability to regulate hunger and fullness.

August 20, 2016 | Paige Smathers | Living well

This is what a dietician eats in an average day

If you want to be fiercely healthy, surround yourself with advice from those who really understand food, nutrients and how it all affects your body.

August 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

How the Olympics inspire ordinary people to become athletes

Sitting on a couch watching TV isn’t good for your health — unless you happen to be watching the Olympics.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

9 ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant

Every woman grows up dreaming of having children one day. Starting at a young age, you rock your baby dolls and tinker with future baby names in your spare time. Creating and loving a family of your own is a thought that constantly consumes your mind.

August 18, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well

Tackling rape culture together: the power of bystanders

In a few weeks, thousands of new college students will stream onto campuses across the country, trying to navigate the novelties of dorm rooms, dining halls, public transit and rooming with strangers.

August 18, 2016 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well

What that extra 10 pounds is doing to your brain

That extra 10 pounds may be around your middle, but it will affect your brain by middle age, researchers at the University of Cambridge in London say.

August 17, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

11 ways to show compassion to a friend living with infertility

Infertility is one of the most devastating afflictions for any couple. Being unable to conceive a child is something that many people never consider until it happens to them. Often times, infertility is a difficult and sensitive subject, and it is challenging to know exactly what way to approach a loved one who is struggling with its complications.

August 17, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

The Olympic moms who show you do have time to exercise

Ten members of Team USA are mothers, proving that having a family isn't an excuse to not work out.

August 13, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

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A dietitian's perspective on how to handle Halloween candy

I hear this question a lot this time of year, “as a mom and dietitian, how do you handle Halloween candy with your kids?” People ...

October 23, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck | Living well

Beware of running addiction

It was late one afternoon, and I had just finished a long day that consisted of taking care of seven children and house-training a puppy ...

October 20, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

How Republicans and Democrats could come together on health care to solve the Obamacare mess

With the U.S. spending a whopping 18 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, there's no shortage of health issues the ...

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

Is picky eating really a problem?

Picky eating is a concern that plagues parents of growing kids across America and many adult eaters too.

October 19, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD | Living well

5 signs your spouse is depressed (and how to help)

Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide. According to the ADAA, depression is an illness that makes someone feel useless, discouraged, unmotivated and hopeless ...

October 19, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

7 tips to handling your partner’s pet allergies

Pets and humans make for great companions. But it can be a disaster when your four-legged friend makes your partner cry, sneeze and break out ...

October 19, 2016 | Fatima Puri FamilyShare | Living well

7 health issues your hair is trying to tell you

The human body is an amazing and beautiful creation, but what is even more amazing is the ability for the body to communicate when something ...

October 18, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

6 beauty benefits you didn't know about from exercising

We all know that exercise helps you lose the extra five pounds and helps tone your body, but have you considered what beauty benefits it ...

October 18, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

20 beauty benefits of coconut oil you didn't know about

The new hype over organic beauty products is spreading across the world, most especially, the hype about the beauty and health benefits of coconut oil ...

October 17, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

How to protect your family from the new 'super lice' outbreak

There is now a treatment for the resistant, mutant "super lice" that have spread to almost every state across the U.S. Cases of lice ...

October 17, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

9 vital things you need to know about diabetes

For someone who doesn’t have diabetes it can be difficult to understand exactly what it means. Someone with diabetes needs to completely change their ...

October 17, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

Lack of sleep can cause infertility

One in eight couples have fertility issues. That is 12% of married women that either can’t get pregnant or can't sustain a pregnancy ...

October 17, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well

Your child's microbiome, and why its health matters

For most people, the thought of drinking a glass of live bacteria is about as appetizing as downing a cup of lake water. But bacteria ...

October 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

6 simple lifestyle changes to help you lose weight

Losing weight can be a daunting task. No matter how many diets you’ve tried, for some reason you can’t seem to shed the ...

October 14, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

My favorite products for whiter teeth

Eight years of searching for a way to get perfectly white teeth will teach you a thing or two about what's best to use ...

October 10, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

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