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Researchers: Common decongestant doesn't work

With cold and flu season fast approaching, two University of Florida pharmacy researchers are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a common over-the-counter decongestant from the market.

November 01, 2015 | By Matt Splett University of Florida Health | Living well


Don't let children rule the Big Thing

It's the little things that count … always.

November 01, 2015 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


8 easy ways to add sizzle to your marriage

Wedding vows give us an idea of just how long you are expected to live with that one person you chose to marry: “In sickness and in health, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, ’til death do us part.” That’s a pretty long time.

October 28, 2015 | Valerie Preston, DDS FamilyShare | Living well


Why being able to predict the length of your life matters

Older Americans aren't very good at assessing how long they should expect to live, which complicates their end-of-life care decisions, according to medical researchers.

October 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


I run because my husband can't

My husband has cancer. Stage 4 squamous cell carinoma cancer located in his maxillary sinus, to be specific. I never thought I would be the spouse of a "dying" man; but here I am. Here I am, the wife who had to wait 18 hours as they tore out a giant tumor in her husband's face, and then rebuilt it with a fibula bone and its muslces and vessels. Here I am, the wife who watched her husband suffer for days in the hosptial re-learning how to do simple things like eat, talk and walk. Here I am, watching ...

October 25, 2015 | Kacee Houle FamilyShare | Living well


One solution to the fight against global poverty: empower women

One of the most effective ways to fight global poverty is surprisingly simple: empower moms.

October 22, 2015 | Jesse Hyde Deseret News | Living well


Your child self-harms, now what?

It is the worst nightmare for parents to look down and see cuts or bleeding that their child has inflicted on himself or herself. Your initial reaction might be to panic or get angry.

October 21, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL.com | Living well


Developing the four-headed muscles

Having a well-developed and shapely thigh is not only appealing to the eye, it is critical for the simple function of walking.

October 18, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Committed couple provide children strong foundation

A composite of recent questions posed to me by journalists, along with my answers:

October 18, 2015 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Apple 'pie' has only 160 calories per slice

This fall-favorite dessert is perfect for any time of the year and is one that everyone will love. Have all the taste of apple pie without any of the guilt with bistroMD's apple walnut crisp recipe. This sweet treat has only 160 calories per serving and is a perfect size for your next family get-together.

October 18, 2015 | By BistroMD | Living well


12 inspirational quotes to get you off the couch and moving

It can be difficult to find the motivation to get up off the couch, start that new diet and get moving. Even when the pounds are piling on, it can be hard to find that desire and motivation to exercise.

October 14, 2015 | Jessica Blain FamilyShare | Living well


5 necessary habits for beating a food addiction

I was morbidly obese for most of 30 years and obese most of my life. I was embarrassed and hated this about myself. I had diabetes and other health problems and a fear of Alzheimer’s, which is often associated with both obesity and diabetes.

October 11, 2015 | CR Petersen FamilyShare | Living well


Pumpkin spice with a side of anxiety? How autumn affects mental health

Therese Borchard welcomes autumn with a sense of dread.

October 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


17 things you need to stop worrying about right now

Work, kids, family, finances, relationships, debts, diets, the future … life brings a whole host of things to constantly worry and fuss about. But the thing about worry is that it doesn’t fix anything; it’s a useless emotion. Worrying consumes your time and thoughts, distracting you from enjoying what’s happening right now. The minute you stop borrowing troubles from tomorrow, your life will be simpler, more full and happier. Test it out by not worrying anymore about these 17 things:

October 08, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Identity for many Alzheimer’s patients can be found in moral traits

When her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's around 1995, Joan Wright tried to prepare for the heartbreak the disease leaves in its wake. She'd always had a strained relationship with her mom and expected dementia to lead to more tears and frustration.

October 07, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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How hating your own body can actually physically hurt you

Body shaming is a huge problem in our culture, and it is something that needs to be stopped. Everyone is unique. All of our bodies ...

February 03, 2016 | Tamsyn Valentine FamilyShare | Living well


What no one tells you about miscarriage

When the doctor says, “It looks like this pregnancy has failed,” your first thought probably isn’t about what happens next.

February 03, 2016 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well


Strike up the band for better health

Music has charms to soothe a savage beast, soften rocks or bend a knotted oak, English playwright William Congreve famously wrote. But it also has ...

February 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


When trying to eat healthy, count on trouble

Imagine for a moment you’re taking a lovely drive down a beautiful coast. Without warning, a tire pops and you swerve to the side ...

February 02, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


How your entire body and soul benefit from a good night sleep

Sleep is just as important to your health and well-being as good nutrition, exercise, and stress management.

February 02, 2016 | Dr Ralph Rogers FamilyShare | Living well


Nature versus nurture: Is healthy eating truly a choice?

Imagine that you are walking through the grocery store. Grocery shopping seems like a simple task; you pick out which foods look desirable based on ...

February 01, 2016 | Stephanie Roque, MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Tropical virus headed for the U.S.

A disease rarely seen in North America has reared its head recently and prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue several ...

January 31, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | Living well


19 yoga poses gone horribly wrong

Yoga enriches the body and the soul -- or so they say. One thing's for sure, though: Looking at these poses gone wrong will enrich ...

January 31, 2016 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well


8 quirky tricks to avoid the winter blues

Feeling tired and sad this winter? It could be the fact that there are no more pumpkin spice lattes, realizing summer is still a far ...

January 26, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


For smarter babies, pregnant women should eat more of this

Years before their children enter kindergarten, mothers can do something that will help their kids perform better in school: Eat fish.

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


10 tips for working out when you have zero motivation

It is almost the end of January, and we all know that one of our top new year’s resolutions was to go to exercise ...

January 26, 2016 | Tamsyn Valentine FamilyShare | Living well


Iron, the most common nutrient deficiency in the U.S.

Getting enough iron might not be on our “to do” lists, but if your body is not getting enough iron you might not feel like ...

January 24, 2016 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


Why the U.N. is promoting a biblical diet

The United Nations wants you to check your pulse.

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


Beach advisories being changed

BRUNSWICK - Effective Jan. 1, the Beach Monitoring and Notification Program began using a new bacterial level threshold - recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency - in order ...

January 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Why you should rethink your Netflix binge

If you're one of Netflix's 40 million subscribers (or one of the many others who mooch off one of those subscriber's accounts ...

January 18, 2016 | Kenzie Inman KSL.com | Living well


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