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The diet you should try before scheduling weight-loss surgery

Obese Americans are increasingly turning to bariatric surgery help them lose weight and manage diabetes. But two doctors are urging people considering the surgery to try a low-carb diet before choosing that path.

September 28, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 tips to manage anxiety during the election

If you’ve recently been waking up clammy from nightmares, experienced insomnia or having digestive problems, then you may have election-based anxiety to blame.

September 28, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Living well


Your doctor wants you to get off the internet

You can find answers to pretty much every medical question on the internet — and many of them are wrong. That's one reason your doctor would like you to stop Googling your family's symptoms; another is that you're probably making yourself overly anxious.

September 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


16 common beauty mistakes that are aging you

We all have that youthful glow at one point in our lives, but unfortunately, Father Time doesn’t allow us to keep our flawless face forever. You might not realize it, but there are many mistakes women all over the world make from applying makeup to forgetting to moisturize. The fountain of youth only exists in fiction (as far as we know), so with that knowledge, here are 18 common mistakes that could be adding years to your complexion.

September 26, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


8 symptoms of diabetes in children and teens you need to know about

Diabetes has become increasingly easier to manage through the years, but if left untreated or undiscovered, it is deadly. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, according to Diabetes.com. And while less than one percent of children and teenagers have diabetes, those numbers are on the rise. Know these symptoms to spot them in your child before it’s too late.

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Protect your toddlers from Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

With recent outbreaks of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Florida and New Jersey, here’s everything you need to know about this brutal virus. Information about this disease sourced from the Center of Disease Control.

September 22, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


The 5-second rule: Is it really safe to drop food on the floor and still eat it?

Researchers at Rutgers University have bad news for anyone who's ever dropped a cookie on the floor and scooped it up, citing the "five-second rule" of food safety. There's no safe window of time to eat something dropped on the floor. Even without the benefit of legs, bacteria can get to it faster than you.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 health risks you can detect through your snoring

Aside from being mega obnoxious to anyone sharing a room with you, snoring seems like a harmless habit.

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The ABZs of Zika

Aedes aegypti isn’t the only way to get Zika, but the striped-leg mosquito gets most of the buzz. Another type of mosquito, Aedes albopictus, carries it too, and it can also be transmitted through sexual contact. Twenty-three out of 2,722 cases in the U.S. were transmitted through sex; 2,686 were travel related, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is it wise to pull wisdom teeth?

For many teens, the extraction of four healthy teeth is a ritual of high school, much like getting a driver’s license or going to the prom. But some people question the wisdom of pulling wisdom teeth, saying that it’s a traumatic procedure that may be unnecessary.

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 things people with PTSD want you to know

Post-traumatic stress disorder will affect 7-8 percent of the U.S. population at some point in the lives. About 8 million adults per year in the U.S. will have PTSD. With those statistics, it's important we all listen to what the people around you with PTSD are trying to say:

September 21, 2016 | Chelsea Rutter FamilyShare | Living well


Why some people die from pneumonia and others don't

It killed entertainer Bob Hope and abolitionist Harriet Tubman, and contributed to the death of George Washington, the first president, and William Henry Harrison, the first president to die in office.

September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What you need to know about Zika before you conceive

In Texas, dozens of women are showing up to be tested each Friday at a Zika clinic. In South Carolina, one county sprayed so vigorously for mosquitoes that it killed thousands of honeybees. And in Florida, young mothers douse themselves in bug spray, even if they're staying inside.

September 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 reasons you should be using a menstrual cup

The first time you see a menstrual cup, it’s a little jarring. People put that in them? And then take it out and reuse it again?

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


6 homemade recipes to get rid of acne that people swear by

Zits have a funny way of popping up in the most obvious spot on exactly the worst day. Things only get worse when you realize that what you thought would only be a teenage trial has stretched long into your adult years. However, there is some good news: these are some natural acne solutions that have a cult following.

September 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


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7 signs you have endometriosis and you don't even know it

Mother Nature definitely has something against women, otherwise we wouldn't have to deal with seven or more days of bloating, pain, bleeding and fatigue ...

January 21, 2017 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


Is your child's teething toy filled with mold?

This beloved and popular Sophie The Giraffe teething toy has parents outraged.

January 21, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


What is ‘normal eating’?

At this time of the year when so many people are making goals around food and eating, I think it’s a good time to ...

January 20, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


There's power in doing

The other day I sat in a room full of women talking about their vulnerabilities and struggles with body image. As one wise woman shared ...

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


Here’s how to actually eat healthy this year (and be able to afford it)

Eating healthy can be expensive and is sometimes overwhelming. I’ve noticed that organic produce sometimes costs three times more than the non-organic kind — But ...

January 17, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


5 guidelines to help your loved one who is unknowingly being abused

You might be watching a loved one suffer in an abusive relationship. It might be especially hard for you if the loved one isn’t ...

January 15, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Why more and more college students are finding mental health support online

For many students, stress is simply part of college life — as unavoidable as tuition, fees and final exams. And the number of students flooding university ...

January 15, 2017 | Lauren Fields Deseret News | Living well


5 amazing things kefir can do for you (and your weight)

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a cure-all drink for all of your bodily ailments? Kefir is as close as you can get ...

January 13, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Don't let your fitness goals trap you

It was Dec 30, 2016, and like many of you, I had a resolve to get up the next morning and do something spectacular to ...

January 12, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


9 ideas for your gratitude journal

If you haven’t began writing in your gratitude journal for 2017, you still have time to start. After all, it’s not that far ...

January 11, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Your toddler can remember much more than you think. Here's how you know

Memory is a fickle thing. Each one of us has memories we remember the most. There are memories we treasure and some we abhor. Even ...

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Eat these foods for healthy teeth

The key to healthy teeth has gone far beyond telling folks not to eat sugar. Although this approach was popular for decades, we now know ...

January 09, 2017 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


10 effortless ways to be your most beautiful, confident self

It's a new year, which means it's the perfect time to work on learning the most important skill: the art of confidently loving ...

January 09, 2017 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


7 delicious recipes you won't believe have no sugar

It’s the beginning of the year, which means it’s time to diet. But trying to break old habits for healthier, better diets is ...

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


The ethics of 'Snowflake babies': Is adoption the answer to unused frozen embryos?

They're sometimes called "Snowflake" babies — children who were once frozen as embryos in a thin cane of liquid nitrogen.

January 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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