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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 potential health hazards for young athletes.

April 20, 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 a long day enjoying the Hawaiian sun, my stomach content with a delicious meal just before. I didn’t really have a care in the world because I was on vacation, afterall. I watched the sun as it set on the horizon and noticed the perfect colors of orange, pink, purple and blue fade into blue, then into dark blue, then night.

April 18, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | 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. Or you can sit quietly for 20 minutes a day, meditation proponents say.

April 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | 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 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


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How you can simplify your meal planning process

I remember my mom constantly asking my sister and me what we wanted to eat for dinner. We thought we were being considerate by telling ...

May 26, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


What sibling bullying is doing to your children's health

The bully on the playground can cause lasting harm, both physical and psychological, to your children. But even more dangerous is the bully in the ...

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


You should learn about Zika if you're pregnant and live in these states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring nearly 300 pregnant women in the U.S. and its territories who may be infected with ...

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


6 real ways to help someone with depression

Chances are you know someone struggling with depression. It can be difficult to understand and to know how to support them. Here are six ways ...

May 25, 2016 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Living well


To B12 or not to B12

To B12 or not to B12, that is the question for people seeking to lose weight and restore flagging energy.

May 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 thoughts on being gluten free

It’s all the rage these days—being gluten free. It’s nearly as popular as bobby socks in the 50s, or as Taylor Swift ...

May 24, 2016 | Rebecca Watson FamilyShare | Living well


How safe are carnival rides?

As summer approaches, throngs of thrill seekers will converge on state fairs and parking-lot carnivals. While the food is the primary attraction for most fair-goers ...

May 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 ways to get along with anyone

People are the worst.

May 23, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


How the heart attack you didn't know you had affects you

Nearly half of heart attacks go undetected, and these "silent" cardiac events can be as bad as those that are quickly diagnosed, a new study ...

May 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 reasons the Summer Olympics should be postponed or moved

Rio de Janeiro is at the heart of the Zika outbreak, not the edge, and to hold the Olympics there in August would be dangerous ...

May 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


3 recent books offer tips for weight loss, wellness

These three recently released books offer tips and insights on weight loss, wellness and developing healthy habits.

May 19, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


What you've always been told about breakfast may be wrong

Conventional wisdom says to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.

May 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The best time in life to think about bone health (it's not what you think)

The skeleton you’ll have in your 60s is the one you built in your teens — a disturbing idea to anyone who’s ever watched ...

May 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Arianne Brown: Let your children climb

Recently, while waiting to pick up my kindergartener from school, I watched my 2-year-old son, Axel, explore a small iron fence that boarded the playground ...

May 18, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Is your workplace harming your health?

Every day you make around 200 decisions about food, according to researcher Brian Wansink of Cornell University, and hundreds more about being physically active. It ...

May 18, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


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