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Mom takes her newborn to the doctor; the next day her five children were pulled from her home

Rebecca Wanosik had a sweet little newborn and four other kids at home when her youngest started experiencing unexplanable pain. Baby Zeydn was only a few weeks old when her mom felt her ribs popping and cracking; the doctor said it was “normal infant behavior.” However, at nine weeks old, Zeydn stopped using her right arm, and her mom couldn’t figure out why.

September 26, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


The reason you should never go down a slide with your child

An emergency room physician in Iowa wants parents to know that they're not keeping their children safe when they accompany them down a slide at the playground. In fact, they may be setting their children up for a broken bone.

September 26, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


5 dangerous infections you can get when you bite your nails

Biting your nails might seem like a minor bad habit — we all know ragged nails don't look as nice as neatly trimmed or manicured ones. It's also rather common; research shows that half of all kids between the ages of 10 and 18 bite their nails – and many adults do, too.

September 25, 2017 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


3 signs that you have high blood sugar

With all the processed food available, it’s difficult to know the amount of sugar our blood ends up accumulating. Too much sugar can lead to a very serious disease we’ve all heard of -- diabetes.

September 25, 2017 | Michele Coronetti FamilyShare | Living well


Cancer patients share best ways family and friends can help

"Let me know how I can help."

September 25, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Learn to love vegetables by redefining 'healthy' and 'recipes'

Do you hate vegetables? I have a theory that one of the biggest reasons for disliking vegetables is because we prepare them in ways that are tasteless and bland.

September 25, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


“Fat-acceptance has gone too far”; mom won’t allow her child to attend a nursery school because of t

Hilary Freeman, a mom from the U.K. is under serious criticism after writing a controversial article for The Daily Mail. In her article, she explains why she chose not to send her daughter to a nursery school, and people are outraged for her reasoning.

September 25, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How many C-sections can a woman’s body REALLY have?

In only 15 years, America’s C-section rate has increased by 50 percent, according to the New York Times, so if you’re going to have a baby, chances are higher than ever that it might end up being cesarean. And the unfortunate thing about C-sections (well, ONE of the unfortunate things), is that after one, there's a 90 percent chance that your next baby will have to be delivered via C-section.

September 22, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


You’re never too old to learn a new trick

On a recent Saturday afternoon, we took the kids to my husband’s school where he is a PE teacher, so we could roll out the basketballs, kickballs and whatever else we could for hours of family fun. To my surprise, my husband brought out several longboards for the kids to ride around the gym. I was even more surprised to see that my kids were actually quite good at it and, in no time, were skating with the greatest of ease.

September 22, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Jennifer Aniston uses THIS beauty secret to start her day

If you’re looking for the epitome of health and beauty in Hollywood, it’s safe to say you can find it in Jennifer Aniston. She has repeatedly been named Most Beautiful Woman, Best Dressed, and Sexiest Woman of All Time – and at age 48 Jenn is still on top of her game.

September 22, 2017 | Rachel Redford FamilyShare | Living well


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 knowing this information can complicate things, and sometimes cause serious problems.

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 die from breast cancer this year.

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 phases of life ... But chronic stress can cause some serious problems.

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 main dishes that are hearty enough for dinner. Grab your grocery list and jot down the ingredients for all these recipes for a week of healthy (and yummy) dinners:

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 ring.

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


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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


3 ways to respond to someone thinking about suicide

There are so many people suffering in silence and feel that their only way out is to take their own life. They want the pain ...

October 10, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


10 reasons your hair is shedding and how to make it stop

If you’re a woman with hair, you’ve probably experienced your hair shedding at one point or another. Sometimes it’s not a big ...

October 10, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Can being 12 pounds overweight make you more likely to get cancer?

Being overweight doesn't mean you'll get cancer.

October 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


5 misunderstood truths about weight that prevent you from slimming down

It’s shocking that 75 million Americans spend a whopping $60 BILLION a year trying to lose weight, making an average of four attempts per ...

October 10, 2017 | Gina Van Luven FamilyShare | Living well


Target recalls thousands of $118 dressers after they tipped over on children

Parents are always concerned with their child's safety, which is why watching for recalls is so important. Recalls are issued when there is a ...

October 09, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


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