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Defining healthy weight: Are BMI classifications misleading?

Determining healthy weight is a complicated issue. We can observe the variability in just looking around us; obviously, we come in many different shapes and sizes. Regulation of body weight seems to be a mix of a variety of factors, most notably genetics and environment.

March 24, 2018 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


Why despair is killing Americans and how people of faith can help

Steve Austin wasn’t supposed to be depressed.

March 09, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Florida tragedy raises questions about moral obligations of gun owners

With a six-minute video posted on Facebook, Scott Pappalardo became the face of the ethical gun owner to many Americans.

March 05, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


The benefits and precautions of intermittent fasting

With four decades of soccer under his belt, Mark Torbett's always been in shape. But things started to change when he turned 40 and started packing on some weight.

March 04, 2018 | Aley Davis KSL.com | Living well


5 common myths about eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious life-threatening mental illnesses.

February 24, 2018 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


A lesson learned on a Sunday afternoon run

I was just about home after going for a wonderful, relaxing run up and down the canyon when I looked up to see my neighbor out on his driveway. The calm feeling that I had earned after those miles to myself came to an abrupt halt because I was sure there would be a judgmental eye or thought directed at me.

February 22, 2018 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


What to consider before having a baby at age 50

When Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth gives birth in April, she'll be the first U.S. senator to have a baby in office. She'll also be 50 years old.

February 20, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


New study suggests induced labor at 39 weeks may reduce C-section risk

New research could shrink the length of pregnancy from 40 to 39 weeks for healthy, first-time mothers who choose to have labor induced.

February 18, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Most therapy just reinforces children’s behavior

Q: You seem to be opposed to putting children into any sort of psychological therapy. That's curious, especially given that you're a child psychologist. What is your explanation for this and are there any situations in which you would be in favor of therapy for a child?

February 16, 2018 | John Rosemond | Living well


Will your family robot share your family's values?

HARTFORD, Conn. — When a Czech playwright coined the word "robot" in 1921, he described mechanical creatures that have "no passion, no history, no soul.”

February 15, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Ovarian cancer is hard to detect, but you should NEVER ignore these 4 symptoms

Ovarian cancer affects older and younger women when tumors develop from the lining cells of the ovary. It's been estimated that 22,240 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year — 14,070 of those women will pass away from this disease. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, its the tenth most common cancer in women.

February 01, 2018 | Natalia Ovcharenko FamilyShare | Living well


Do you know what anxiety really feels like? 5 signs you may have it

Anxiety isn't rare. In fact, it affects "40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older," according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).

February 01, 2018 | Kevin Ippisch FamilyShare | Living well


How to know your kids are contagious (and when to keep them at home)

No one likes to be sick. As a parent, when you feel terrible, you just wish that the world would stop and you could just curl up on your bed and sleep. Unfortunately, this is not how the world works. Even when you are sick there are things that have to be done.

February 01, 2018 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


Could you pass a 'health literacy' test to get insurance?

If your insurance coverage depended on it, could you pass a test of basic health knowledge, such as what the numbers in a blood-pressure reading mean, and the difference between being overweight and obese?

January 31, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Skin deep: Why so many women don't like how they look, and the movement to change that

As a former contestant on "America’s Top Model," Leah Darrow meets the culture’s prevailing standards for beauty. Her face was once on a billboard in Times Square.

January 26, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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From the book 'Outliers' comes proof that good health is more than just genetics

As I look back on my life and the lives of others, both personally and in the reading I have done, I am convinced of ...

April 12, 2018 | Sherry Young Deseret News | Living well


What data brokers know about your family, and why it matters

The meme shows a boy sitting at his computer, saying, "I don't even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday." At his shoulder is ...

April 04, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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