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How a day off of school earned me a new running partner

On a recent morning, my husband woke up feeling a little under the weather and decided to take a sick day. After an assessment of his condition, I found that while he may not be up to dealing with hundreds of middle school P.E. students, he could easily deal with two small children for a couple of hours while I took advantage of his day off to go for a long run.

April 11, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Are you talking yourself out of a healthy lifestyle?

While driving to an unfamiliar place, have you ever found yourself squinting to read road signs as you search for the next place to turn? When your eyesight isn’t what it should be, you notice.

April 11, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Are you an apple or a pear? Your shape may determine your health

Dr. J. Brent Muhlestein, a cardiologist and expert heart researcher, didn't expect a recent study that he helped author to hit so close to home.

April 11, 2016 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well


Should you stop using baby powder?

A thousand women are suing Johnson & Johnson, saying the company knew its iconic Johnson's Baby Powder caused cancer yet covered up the risk. A trial set to begin April 11 in St. Louis comes on the heels of a $72 million award to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer at age 62 after using the powder every day since she was a teen.

April 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The bystander's dilemma: How society can help Bad Samaritans become good

It’s raining, you’re late, and a car ahead of you just spun off the road and slammed into a tree. As steam hisses from the wrecked car's hood, you must decide in a second or two whether to keep going or pull over and help.

April 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Do the dying live longer at home or in hospitals?

Most Americans would rather die at home than in a hospital, and new research suggests that the terminally ill are not only more comfortable in familiar surroundings but also live longer.

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


People on both sides of abortion debate recoil at Trump's 'punishment' remark

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump stumbled into political quicksand last week, alienating people on both sides of the abortion debate by saying women who obtain abortions should be punished.

April 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


When drugs collide: Seniors at risk for dangerous interactions with supplements, prescription drugs

America’s medicine cabinets are bulging with over-the-counter pain relievers, prescription drugs, and vitamins and supplements that promise to improve health. But pills can collide to disastrous effect, and 1 in 6 American seniors risk life-threatening conditions from interactions between drugs and supplements, a new report says.

April 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This 9-year-old girl totally crushed an obstacle course race designed by a Navy Seal

BattleFrog, a 24 hour extreme race designed by a Navy seal, consists of a 5-mile-run with 25 obstacles, and a swimming portion that’s around 30 miles long. This is meant to test the limits of even the fittest adults.

April 04, 2016 | Tamsyn Valentine FamilyShare | Living well


What you need to know about apple-cider vinegar

Apple-cider vinegar is touted as a miraculous elixir that can cure indigestion, remove toxins and help you lose weight. A skeptical nutritionist decided to investigate the hype and was surprised to learn some of the claims are true — in particular, vinegar's beneficial effect on digestion and blood sugar.

April 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is your child's music destroying his hearing?

The lead singer of the Australian band AC/DC says it’s auto racing, not rock music that has brought him to the brink of deafness. But Brian Johnson’s recent withdrawal from a North American tour provides a cautionary tale for anyone who likes their music loud, hearing specialists say.

March 31, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The best way to quit any bad habit

A new study about the best way to quit smoking has implications for anyone trying to break a bad habit. Whether you're trying to quit cigarettes or sugar, don't try to wean yourself off it gradually — just stop.

March 30, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why body positivity is crucial for health

The way we feel about our bodies matters. In fact, feeling content in our own skin might actually be a more important indicator for overall health than the number on the scale. Don’t misunderstand: Obesity is undoubtedly linked to a wide array of health issues. But how we think about and perceive our bodies is another important factor to consider as we make efforts to improve our overall health.

March 30, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Is your child's music destroying his hearing?

The lead singer of the Australian band AC/DC says it’s auto racing, not rock music that has brought him to the brink of deafness. But Brian Johnson’s recent withdrawal from a North American tour provides a cautionary tale for anyone who likes their music loud, hearing specialists say.

March 29, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 tips for identifying a fad diet

Doesn’t it seem like a new fad diet appears on a daily basis?

March 29, 2016 | Stephanie Roque, MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


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Articles by Section - Living well


Is your 'doctor' really an M.D.?

From a teenager posing as a physician to a chiropractor practicing "pastoral medicine," some people sound like doctors, but they're not. A report on ...

April 30, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How families can keep the Sabbath when the world interferes

Keeping the Sabbath isn't optional, at least not in God's book. But observing the day of rest prescribed in the 10 Commandments can ...

April 29, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why you sleep better in your own bed

New research shows why we feel groggy while traveling even if we're in the same time zone. It's because our brains refuse to ...

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


5 ways to let go of haunting words from your past

Struggling to forget “those things which are behind” is perhaps one of the most tragic things that unites the human race.

April 28, 2016 | Alexandra Crafton FamilyShare | Living well


20 nondieting weight loss tips

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

April 28, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Can you be both fit and fat?

Mirna Valerio, a Georgia teacher and coach, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs — to the best of her knowledge — between 245-250 pounds.

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


Suicide rates spike in adolescent girls, women

Suicide is on the rise in America, and two groups in particular show a significant spike: middle-aged whites and adolescent girls.

April 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why we should have quit sugar 40 years ago

Processed sugar, research increasingly suggests, makes us prematurely old, wrinkly and obese. But its position as Public Health Enemy No. 1 is relatively new, despite ...

April 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Eat like a queen and live longer

When Queen Elizabeth was born in 1926, the average British woman could expect to live about 70 years. The British monarch turned 90 last Thursday ...

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


Twins used their ADHD to become millionaires

Twin brothers Mark and Mike Patey, both dyslexic, both diagnosed with ADHD and both inclined to get into trouble at school, were determined to prove ...

April 23, 2016 | Becky Griffin KSL.com | Living well


15 power foods to eat while pregnant

Do you wish the old wives’ tale of eating for two while pregnant was actually true? Why is it that you feel famished so often ...

April 20, 2016 | Lacey Pappas FamilyShare | Living well


Is artificial turf giving athletes cancer?

It looks beautiful even in winter, repels insects and never needs mowing, but artificial turf used on sports fields is beginning to raise questions about ...

April 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How meditation improves health

To be healthier, you can exercise vigorously for an hour five times a week, banish sugar from the pantry and consume alarming quantities of kale ...

April 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How to recognize hunger and fullness

Sitting in a reclined adirondack chair, facing west, I found myself taking deeper-than-normal breaths, breathing in the salty, humid air. My skin was warm from ...

April 18, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Diabetes on 'relentless march' across world

Recent news that obesity is now a bigger problem than malnutrition has a troubling corollary: Diabetes is surging dangerously, too.

April 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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