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3 ways to protect your family from dangerous products lurking in your home

Poisoning is currently the leading cause of accidental injury in the United States. While most poisonings are typically preventable, they still yield extremely dangerous and potentially deadly repercussions, if not properly attended to.

April 04, 2017 | Brook Spencer FamilyShare | Living well


Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: 10 symptoms to be on alert for

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma accounts for about four percent of all cancers in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. It is predicted that in 2017, 72,240 people will be diagnosed with this cancer and about 20,140 people will die from it.

April 03, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


Childhood depression is spotted by these 8 seemingly ordinary symptoms

Anyone who has been around a child longer than 10 minutes knows they are hurricanes of emotion. They can go from gleeful giggling to a flailing tantrum in seconds. Because of this, it can be difficult to identify what’s a normal emotional level in a child and what’s abnormal. If you’re not aware of the signs, you may miss the subtle clues your child has depression.

April 01, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Why women should stop hating their bodies

Imagine what the world would be like if women stopped hating their bodies. What if women spent less time obsessing about food and body image and used that time and energy instead to solve the world’s problems? I literally get goose bumps every time I imagine a world full of women who love and appreciate their bodies. The way we feel about our bodies directly affects the way we take care of them, so it’s worth making an effort to cultivate self-love.

March 31, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Colon cancer rising among young adults, new study says

A recent American Cancer Society study has discovered the rates of colon cancer have dramatically risen in younger adults.

March 31, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


The research that may compel you to give up the bedtime snack

Cows and horses graze constantly, with no apparent harm to their health. But the American habit of snacking from mid-morning until bedtime may be damaging our health, some researchers believe.

March 28, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why your next therapy session might include a horse

RICHMOND, Mass. — It’s so cold that pigeons have sought refuge in the barn; they flutter and coo in the rafters. Chunks of ice lie by a water trough with no hope of thawing. And in the center of the arena, six teens wearing thick winter coats jam gloved hands into jean pockets, trying to stay warm, but failing.

March 25, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 terrible mistakes you make in the shower (that you shouldn’t)

Shower time is a delightful, yet crucial moment of the day regarding your hygiene. But, regardless of how relaxing your shower time is, you may be making these seven mistakes without even realizing:

March 23, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


5 nasty reasons you should stop chewing gum (even if you love it)

Chewing gum has been around for ages and comes in any flavor you could want: mint, fruit, apple pie (seriously)— you name it. It’s the perfect thing to chew on before a job interview, when you’re tempted to eat a second brownie or when your mouth feels dry, right? Maybe not. While there are positive benefits of chewing gum, there are also downsides you shouldn’t ignore:

March 20, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Are apples causing your stomach problems?

An apple a day can cause gastric distress if you're one of the estimated 10 percent of Americans who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, commonly known as IBS. That's why apples are losing their shine among people who embrace an increasingly popular way of eating — called the low FODMAP diet — to improve their digestion and health.

March 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How to shake your bad mood in a hurry

When something upsets you, it can be hard to not let it affect everything else you do. I find when I am angry or short tempered, everyone notices. I have less patience with my kids, I don’t feel like being nice and friendly with anyone and I definitely don’t have the energy to cook, clean or do other items on my to-do list. So it is key to be able to get over a bad mood quickly. Here are some ways to help you get back to being happy:

March 20, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


5 risks that increase your change of miscarriage (and 5 common causes you should know)

I know the feeling all too well. My husband and I tried for several months when that pink line finally appeared. To say we were excited would be an understatement, but those feelings didn’t last long. Shortly after, I miscarried.

March 18, 2017 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well


What to do the day after you binge

So, you went completely overboard last night with your eating. What do you do now? Before we dive into advice about how to bounce back after a rough day with food, I want to be sure to clarify some terms. Binge eating is when you eat a large amount of food in a short time (typically within two hours) in a quantity that is considered more than what most people would eat during that time frame. Binge eating is also characterized by feeling out of control or unable to stop during the eating episode. When most people say the word ...

March 16, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


The end is coming for the sell-by date, and this will make your life better

You're halfway to putting dinner on the table when you notice the milk you're about to add to the mac-and-cheese passed its sell-by date a week ago.

March 16, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


9 tricks to actually make your hair shiny

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March 16, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


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Articles by Section - Living well


Woman wakes up in excruciating pain and a hole in her face; she finds the cause in her hand and real

A nightmare came to life for Meghan Linsey, a singer songwriters and runner up on the eight season of NBC's The Voice, when she ...

April 24, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


There’s a new outbreak of a dangerous disease that attacks children — do you know the symptoms?

Despite our great efforts as parents to care for our children’s health, it's nearly impossible to prevent them from ever getting sick.

April 24, 2017 | Adriana Acosta Bujan FamilyShare | Living well


This woman’s first date was going great until her date died in front of her eyes

Everyone loves to share their worst date stories or their best date stories, but 45-year-old Janie Hall will be sharing her scariest date story for ...

April 23, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


These are the things that ACTUALLY give you cancer

Cancer is a complex, varied and partly unknown group of diseases. However, we do know that lifestyle, along with genetics, are huge factors when it ...

April 23, 2017 | Sana AFREEN FamilyShare | Living well


Focusing on weight could be bad for your health

These days, it’s easy to believe that weight determines health.

April 21, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


11 health problems you can detect by looking at your nails

We don’t think too much about our nails unless we’re coating them with a fresh layer of paint, but this small part of ...

April 20, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


This research might turn the spouse on the couch into a dance partner

Dancing burns calories, but it may also help bolster an aging brain, particularly if you have to learn complex steps, a new study suggests.

April 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Woman permanently loses her eyesight by putting in contacts in a way ANY OF US could do

Irenie Ekkeshi was 12 when she switched from glasses to contacts. It was a decision that, combined with bad luck and lack of information, eventually ...

April 19, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The smart couple's guide to staying faithful

Editor’s note: This article is part of the Deseret News’ annual Ten Today series, which explores the relevance of the Ten Commandments in modern ...

April 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Are you tired or could your fatigue mean something more? Woman’s story reveals the scary cause of he

You lie in bed in the morning, dreading your first step out of your warm, comfortable bed. Your eyelids feel heavy and you’re too ...

April 17, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 everyday things you think are harmless that are destroying your health

There are some things you do every day that you believe are harmless. However, eating certain foods and doing certain activities can be harmful to ...

April 14, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


5 ways to check if you are emotionally healthy

How are you feeling today?

April 13, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


5 important eating lessons we can learn from kids

When I was a new mom, I gave my young daughter her very first chocolate chip cookie. These particular cookies are my absolute favorite sweet ...

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


Could this be the troubling reason you've been unable to conceive?

New research is revealing a puzzling change in men that could contribute to fertility problems in America's families — and some of the conveniences of ...

April 12, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The surprising cause of many seniors' health problems

At the retirement community where Helen Rollins lives, 10 residents were hospitalized last year for a problem that seems easily prevented.

April 09, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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