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Health and wellness secrets of the Founding Fathers

If the Social Security Administration had been around in 1776, the Founding Fathers might have retired on disability instead of giving birth to a nation. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other leaders of the American Revolution suffered chronic effects of diseases like smallpox, tuberculosis and malaria, and were devastated by the deaths of their children.

July 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Will shrinking portions cause Americans to expand?

From soft drinks to hummus, every kind of food and drink seems to have a fun-sized version these days as manufacturers take a cue from Hollywood and say, "Honey, I shrunk the portions."

July 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

6 easy parenting hacks to increase a child's vegetable intake

Should parents always tell their kids the truth?

July 04, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well

6 health tips to get you through the holiday weekend

In addition to fireworks and cookouts, the long holiday weekend brings mosquitoes, sunburns and sweat. To help your family get through it, in its June/July edition, AARP the Magazine offers 20 quirky tips for surviving summer and promises that they actually work.

July 02, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

5 things good for your body and your wallet

We all know we should live a healthy lifestyle — but did you know that doing so is not just good for you, but also your bank account?

July 02, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Living well

Is gluten making you sick?

Staring into a high-powered microscope during a laboratory job shadow rotation, high school senior Lindsey Pickett watched her own blood cells come into focus on the glass slide.

June 30, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD | Living well

On VapoRub and the wisdom of mothers

Most of us get medical advice from doctors and other health professionals when we're sick, but what Dr. Mom says matters, too.

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

Are you exhausted 24/7? One of these factors might be the culprit

Tiredness never was happiness. Do you get a decent amount of sleep every night? Can you not function without napping during the day? Are you completely exhausted for no apparent reason? One of these diseases may be the culprit.

June 27, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

Will tax on sugary drinks make us healthier or just poorer?

If the beverage tastes sweet and comes in a can or a bottle, it will cost more in Philadelphia come January when a new tax on sugary and artificially sweetened drinks goes into effect.

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

The smoothie craze explored

It's no secret that smoothies and protein drinks are a hot topic right now and have been for quite some time; just search #smoothie in Instagram and you'll see nearly 6 million posts. They are popular and trendy but are they worth all the hype?

June 23, 2016 | Paige Smathers | Living well

To get your kids to wash their hands, gross them out

Want your kids to wash their hands? Gross them out, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

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

The real cost of cancer treatment

Chemotherapy, the most common treatment for cancer, has famously unpleasant side effects, including nausea, fatigue and hair loss. Less known is how much all that misery costs.

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

Could your child return home from summer camp with Zika?

No mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been found in the U.S. yet, but with children descending on summer camps across the country, there's renewed interest in how to protect them from mosquito bites.

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

I am strong because I have children, not despite the fact

Each time I sprint to a personal best time, max on a particular weight lift or rep, or fit into the pair of jeans that has been evading me for months, I have a sassy little voice in me that says, “I have seven kids, hear me roar!”

June 16, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

The easy test you should do before diving into a public pool

For many families, summer means water — in pools, water parks and maybe even a hotel hot tub. But before you dive in, consider the many ways H2O in public places can make you sick.

June 15, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

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What you need to know about compulsive behavior

Compulsive behavior comes in many forms where sufferers are tormented with recurrent images, thoughts and impulses. It’s an anxiety disorder that’s categorized as ...

October 26, 2016 | Kitt Wakeley FamilyShare | Living well

7 foods you should never eat on your period

Being a woman is great and all, but periods are the worst. Turns out, there are certain foods (usually the ones you crave like crazy ...

October 26, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

Women put infants to bed in life threatening position, new study finds

When putting your child to bed, you don't often think of how a pillow or toy could kill your baby, but that's exactly ...

October 26, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

A parent's guide to navigating the sugar rush of Halloween

The dark side of Halloween used to be its connection to evil. But there's a new demon in town that plays an even bigger ...

October 25, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

12 secrets of women with gorgeous hair

We all have that one friend who has absolutely beautiful locks on her head. But does anyone really know how she gets her hair looking ...

October 25, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

Why some Christians celebrated the news about the 3-parent baby

When doctors announced that a baby carrying the genetic material of three people was born in Mexico earlier this year, Christians were divided on the ...

October 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

7 easy beauty tips to be your most attractive self

Do you ever have those days when everything just looks wrong? Your hair falls flat, you found a new pimple on your nose and the ...

October 24, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

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

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