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Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack

Pleurisy is inflammation of the membrane between your lungs and ribs, or pleura. The condition, which makes breathing both difficult and painful, often mimics the symptoms of a heart attack.

May 05, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


A different view of the parable of the talents

Many people have heard of the New Testament parable of the talents found in Matthew 25. A guy heads out of town and leaves some of his cash with three employees. To one he gives five talents, to another he leaves two talents, and he bestows on the last of the trio a single talent.

April 30, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Living well


As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages

A year after Ebola devastated swaths of Sierra Leone, killing more than 10,000 people in the region, life in the West African nation is slowly returning to normal. While the deadly pathogen has not been completely eradicated, the number of new cases has slowed to a trickle, and when the country's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, visited Washington this week, he said it was time to turn the focus beyond Ebola.

April 29, 2015 | Kimberly Curtis Deseret News | Living well


Abuse of ADHD drugs expands beyond campuses

A recent report from The New York Times revealed an unsettling development in America's relationship to ADHD drugs: Stimulant abuse has arrived in the world of business.

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


How one community is changing the discussion on campus sexual assault

Carrie Hull became a police officer because she wanted to help people.

April 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest — and only — daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylvania campus was serene, beautiful and less than two hours from home.

April 23, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature

It's National Park Week from April 18 to 26 and Earth Day on the 22nd, but that's not why Chris Fiscus is taking his kids hiking this weekend. They go regularly because it's good for them, and because Chris likes to see Cole, 13, without a computer in his lap and Brady, 9, hold a water bottle instead of a video game controller.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


5 ways to embrace pre-menopause

Each year millions of women in their late 40s and early 50s experience the dreaded time in life that we euphemistically refer to as “the change,” including peri-menopause (or pre-menopause) and menopause. For many of us, peri-menopause comes out of left field, stealing any and all prior sense of stability and normalcy and leaving a wake of escalating and plummeting hormones that send us spiraling out of control. At 52 years of age, I was astounded when a nurse practitioner diagnosed my depression as being due to peri-menopause. In the last eight months since that diagnosis, I have at times ...

April 22, 2015 | Debbie Merrill FamilyShare | Living well


Having a high IQ might make you depressed, research shows

Brainiacs, beware. Having the kind of active brain associated with high intelligence may also lead to stress and anxiety, according to recent research.

April 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

April 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Keep a fresh perspective on your eyes

In many households, women tend to actively be on the lookout for their family's overall health and well-being. While selflessly putting the needs of loved ones before their own, women can often overlook health problems of their own that could lead to major health-care costs down the road. This is especially true when it comes to vision.

April 19, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Study links Facebook to depression

The social-media site Facebook can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends.

April 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Going under the knife for a younger-looking face does more than alter a person's own body image, according to a new study published this week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. It also changes how an individual's personality is perceived by others.

April 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

In the springtime, as temperatures rise and flower buds peek out of the soil to greet the sun, the body begins making adjustments of its own.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

People looking to boost their mental health should be strategic about the way they retell important life events, according to recent research on the way life stories impact well-being.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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If you were stung by something and you don’t know what it was, we can tell you how to identify the m

Bug bites often cause pain, but the actual bug leaves before the pain starts so the bites are hard to identify. In many cases, not ...

September 21, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


This nighttime habit may increase your risk of breast cancer, according to this study

Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, reports the American Cancer Society. Research suggest over 40,000 women will ...

September 20, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


7 crazy things stress can do to your body

Stress is a natural part of being a human — it's unavoidable.Your stress levels probably rise and fall throughout the day and throughout different ...

September 20, 2017 | Rachel Redford FamilyShare | Living well


7 easy meals that are under 200 calories

Watching your weight may mean counting calories, but with the help of the internet, you can find some stellar meals for under 200 calories — even ...

September 20, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


The talk you should have with your teen about tattoos

The same pediatrician who gave your baby her first check-up may soon be giving her advice on how to safely get a tattoo or nose ...

September 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


The FDA says it's OK to give your baby peanut butter. Here's why

Fewer than 2 percent of children in the U.S. are known to be allergic to peanuts, but those who are can die within minutes ...

September 19, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


7-year-old girl gets permanent scars on her arm because of a henna tattoo

What was meant as a fun souvenir of a trip to Egypt has become a painful nightmare for this seven-year-old British girl.

September 19, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


School principal announces to students in assembly, 'Even though you’re not fat, you look fat,' but

Going back to school after summer break is an exciting time, but it can also give parents and students a lot of anxiety. Students might ...

September 19, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Running is not the best exercise for weight loss-- see what burns more calories

Weight loss seems like a popular topic among women, because we always feel like we could lose a pound or two. Or ten. Even the ...

September 18, 2017 | Stael F. Pedrosa Metzger FamilyShare | Living well


Discover how people judge you according to the shape of your face

There are many ways to discover who you are (like your birthday or your sleep position), but did you know that the shape of your ...

September 18, 2017 | Rachel Redford FamilyShare | Living well


6 tips to make grocery shopping easier

If you don't go grocery shopping each week (or at least on a regular basis), it's pretty tough to eat in a nutritious ...

September 18, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


6 tips to make grocery shopping easier

If you don't go grocery shopping regularly, it's pretty tough to eat in a nutritious, well-balanced way.

September 15, 2017 | By Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Here's the extremely common sleeping position that's most likely to cause nightmares

There's nothing better than a comfortable bed welcoming you home after a hard day's work. But, there's nothing worse than waking up ...

September 15, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


Mom notices a rash appearing on her otherwise healthy baby, but she soon realized there was somethin

Ashley Nagy from Arizona had just given birth to a beautiful baby girl when, a few days later, she noticed something was a little off ...

September 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Mom notices something unusual in her children’s Lego set, then reailzes the danger after consulting

Snakes are common in Australia and not many people worry too much about them. But sometimes, the snakes are deadly without anyone realizing it.

September 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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