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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


Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

A popular new commercial that shows a couple video-conferencing with a doctor after ill-timed dance moves sent them crashing into their dining room table illustrates a rising trend among health insurers: the use of innovative technologies to simplify the health care system.

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


For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

The symptoms started for Amy Myers during her second year of medical school. Initially, doctors dismissed the panic attacks, unexplained weight loss, and extreme muscular weakness. They said it was stress, that’s all.

April 14, 2015 | Jody Berger Deseret News | Living well


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3 surprising habits that can make you obese (and have nothing to do with diet)

Are you hitting roadblocks while trying to reach your weight loss goals? We’re told over and over again that the key to weight loss ...

October 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


3 habits that can give you kidney stones and 3 ways to prevent it

Dr. Scott Miller isn’t the only person who pointed out that passing a kidney stone has been compared to the pain of childbirth. It ...

October 18, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Here's the best drink for weight loss, according to researchers

Everyone seems to be looking for quick and easy ways to lose weight. Diet plans, weight loss pills, rigorous workout routines, and special weight loss ...

October 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 common medicines that could kill you (you have them in your house)

The danger of overdosing on common over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is a more significant problem that many people realize.

October 18, 2017 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Science can now do surgery on embryos to remove disease; here's what you need to know on this contro

Parents would do anything to protect their child and keep them safe. But how would you feel about altering them before birth to prevent a ...

October 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


New mothers are eating their placentas — here's why doctors say they should stop

Some new moms are coming home from the hospital with more than a baby. They're also bringing the placenta that nourished the child for ...

October 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


3 natural products to give your skin an amazing glow

Don’t you just love the fall? The leaves start to turn, and the temperatures drop just enough to finally slip into your favorite cozy ...

October 17, 2017 | Lisa Smith FamilyShare | Living well


5 ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season

With fall here already and temperatures beginning to change, cold and flu season is upon us — and just about everyone is vulnerable. Kids are going ...

October 16, 2017 | Sage Singleton KSL.com | Living well


Lady Gaga reveals why she's cancelling her tour and it's unexpectedly heartbreaking

With some illnesses, it's obvious the person is suffering. But with others, the way a person looks on the outside can deceive the eyes ...

October 16, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 answers to the questions you still have about sex

Learning about sex is a process. You start learning when you’re pretty young, but only the basics. Then, depending on how your parents talked ...

October 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Three siblings lose eyesight and start having seizures; they die within three days of each other

Les and Celeste Chappell were parents of a happy, large family of nine children when their three youngest children started having trouble with their eyesight ...

October 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Rethinking nutrition education for kids

Parents, teachers and community members can all agree — we want healthy, happy kids. Teachers have endless requirements and curriculum standards to meet, one of which ...

October 12, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Woman rushes to the hospital when she doesn’t feel her baby kick all day; doctors find that her plac

Being pregnant and feeling your baby kick for the first time is one of the most magical feelings in the world. Knowing there’s a ...

October 11, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Burn 1,000 calories just by cleaning

We all love a clean house … but who knew it had such health benefits? There are a bunch of sneaky ways to burn calories and ...

October 11, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


7 little known signs of breast cancer (and how you can catch it early)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so it’s a perfect time to talk about the early warning signs, how to prevent it and how ...

October 11, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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