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An innovative project on the Mexican border helps people with disabilities and restores dignity

NOGALES, MEXICO — In a makeshift audiology center on the southern end of this border town, 6-year-old Jesus Lopez sits in a sound booth wearing headphones and a look of wonderment as a technician checks his hearing acuity.

March 21, 2016 | Lourdes Medrano 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 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Here's another reason to have more than one child

Here’s another reason to grow your family: Children with younger siblings are less likely to be obese, researchers at the University of Michigan said.

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


Breakfast in a box: The debate over cereal's health benefits

Nine out of 10 Americans stock cereal in their pantries, and the breakfast staple invented by Seventh-day Adventists was designed to create a wholesome alternative to meat. Many of today's varieties are made with whole grains, contain nuts and seeds, and are fortified with vitamins, minerals and fiber.

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


Accountability, connections key to porn recovery

For Melody Lovvorn, the healing process really began when she watched her ex-husband, Traylor, sit down with their four children and explain that his pornography-fueled infidelity had caused their divorce.

March 16, 2016 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well


10 things you are not willing to give up to be happy

The search for instant happiness might sound like a cliché Internet scam, but there are some quick fixes anyone can make to live a happier life. Everyone does things that make them unhappy, whether it’s intentional or not. If more than a few of these descriptions sound like you, you might very well be standing in your own way when it comes to being happy:

March 16, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Open your spice cabinet to unleash full flavor and whole health

If your employer was running low on funds, would you accept a shaker of salt instead of a pay check? He’d deduct the proper amount for taxes, of course.

March 12, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


8 secrets to savor the flavor of healthy food

March is National Nutrition Month. If you’re like most people and don’t get excited over the idea of eating broccoli, don’t pick up the chips and soda just yet. Registered dietitian Stephanie Parker shares eight secrets to add a little pizzazz to those bland and boring foods.

March 10, 2016 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


Do your genetics make you more likely to become an addict?

If someone in your family is suffering from addiction, you may be wondering if there is a link between addiction and genetics. This is a valid question -- one often asked in the world of addiction and recovery services. If you think a family member is using drugs, you may want to know if others in your family may also be susceptible to addiction.

March 10, 2016 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Yearning for the good old days — 3 weeks ago

I want to be as happy and carefree as the people on the evening news.

March 08, 2016 | Steve Eaton Deseret News | Living well


Boomers and millennials face off in the debate over who is the laziest generation

It's 7 a.m. Do you know what your millennial child is eating?

March 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The best thing you can do for your health may also be the easiest

Want to look better, live longer and think more clearly?

March 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Did you know this one thing you do is actually benefiting your health?

From PTA meetings to soccer games and homework, having children completely changes your life. While you might want to pull out your hair most days, there are some health benefits to having children that most parents don't know.

March 07, 2016 | Paul Moyer FamilyShare | Living well


5 no-diet tips for weight loss

Diets don’t work. The diet and supplement industry is a $30 billion industry, yet almost two-thirds of the U.S. population is overweight or obese. When you’re depriving yourself and anxiously awaiting the end of your diet, you’re not setting yourself up for long-term healthy habits. All most people end up with frustration, guilt, shame, weight gain and other negative emotions. Maybe your diet failed you, not the other way around.

March 05, 2016 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


How to lose weight without dieting

Advice about what to eat, what to avoid eating and how to lose weight are all around us. Magazines, billboards, commercials and social media posts often promise quick and easy weight loss solutions. Friends, neighbors, coworkers and family members often obsess about the latest plan they’re on to lose weight. Do you ever feel tempted to try their diet, too? Or maybe you’ve already tried diet after diet and you’re feeling lost. If either of those scenarios applies to you, read on.

March 02, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


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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


The sport with the most concussions (hint: it's not football)

Although football gets all the bad press, it's not the cause of most concussions in the United States. Horseback riding is.

April 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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 ...

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


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