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What's fact and fiction about sun safety in the summer of a total eclipse

Spend too much time in the sun, and you may get a sunburn and possibly skin cancer. Spend too little, and you may get depressed and come down with rickets.

May 31, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 simple self defense moves every woman should know

Knowing self-defense can be the difference between life and death and between getting kidnapped and getting away. The ability to defend yourself against an attacker is a critical skill all women should have. And the good news is, you don’t have to be a master of jiu-jitsu or krav maga to be prepared for the worst.

May 27, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Changing up the diet: 10 foods for weight loss

Changing even a few small things in your diet can have amazing benefits for your health. Chances are you probably already have things in your fridge and pantry that can help you drop those unwanted pounds:

May 26, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller Family Share | Living well


Ways you could be setting your child up for a weight problem

If you give a crying child a cookie, could you be setting her up for a lifelong weight problem? New research out of Norway suggests that may be happening when well-meaning parents offer food to children as a means of soothing them.

May 26, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The most effective way to dress according to your body type

Do you want to feel beautiful, but don’t know how to dress to flatter your body type? The first step is setting your sights on a style you feel most comfortable wearing. After you find your style, there are certain guidelines to help you create balance and enhance your most beautiful features according to your body type.

May 25, 2017 | Zaida Libertini FamilyShare | Living well


Your baby shouldn't drink juice; should anyone in your family?

Babies younger than 1 shouldn't drink fruit juice, the nation's leading group of pediatricians said Monday, revising an earlier policy that said babies could have juice at 6 months.

May 24, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Should pregnant women be worried about hepatitis C?

A potentially deadly virus that causes liver cancer and other serious health issues is surging in the U.S., another consequence of the opioid epidemic. And newborn babies are among those affected.

May 23, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Mom notices tiny black dots covering her child’s skin and thinks nothing of it, but soon after she r

Beka Setzer’s daughter was enjoying playtime in the summer sun, running through the sprinklers and rolling around in the grass. But when little Emmalee was tuckered out and came inside to take a nap, Setzer noticed miniscule black dots covering her daughter’s skin.

May 23, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


A weight-neutral approach to health

I recently wrote an article in which I discussed why focusing on weight can be harmful to your health. It created a lot of meaningful discussion, and I wanted to take the opportunity to clarify my comments and speak more on the subject.

May 22, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


10 foods to help you lose the most weight (that you probably already have in your fridge)

Changing even a few small things in your diet can have amazing benefits for your health. Chances are you probably already have things in your fridge and pantry that can help you drop those unwanted pounds:

May 20, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 easy and effective ways to know your most fertile days in the month

Whether you’re trying to conceive or trying to avoid getting pregnant, knowing when you are most fertile during the month is something all women should know.

May 19, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


Athlete gets pregnant twice in short time and realizes something strange in her belly

Stephanie Bruce, 32, is an Olympic-hopeful athlete, World Cross Country runner and the mother of two babies. She had two children within only 15 months—her oldest is 21 months and the youngest is 6 months old. The photos she posts on her Instagram account are going viral because they unapologetically show the unglamorous reality of postpartum that other mothers also face.

May 18, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


This common, legal substance can kill a healthy teen in 3 hours

A South Carolina teen with no history of heart trouble drank three highly caffeinated beverages within two hours, then collapsed at school in April from what the county coroner called a "caffeine-induced cardiac event."

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


5 easy changes you can make right now to lose weight

When it comes to losing fat and maintaining a healthy weight, dieting alone just won’t cut it. There’s no secret trick. Some people will lose weight with a fad diet, but then what happens after the diet is over? They gain it all back.

May 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Try these 9 easy tricks and watch your hair grow long and healthy

Looking for longer, healthier hair but don’t want to splurge on expensive hair products or pricy extensions? Don't worry. You can get healthier (and longer locks) by trying these simple tricks:

May 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


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The rise of the Dark Web fuels illicit drug trade

When police dismantled Silk Road, the first Dark Web market to sell drugs, in 2013 prosecutors hoped the life sentence handed down against Silk Road ...

June 28, 2017 | Jesse Hyde Deseret News | Living well


I tried yoga for 30 days and here's what happened

Not too long ago, I had a friend beg me to go to yoga class with him. I refused. I’m probably the least flexible ...

June 26, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Woman’s discomfort dismissed as pregnancy symptoms until she collapses; Doctors describe what happen

Joy and excitement usually surround pregnancy and births of brand new babies into families. But pregnancies and births aren't always smooth; some come with ...

June 25, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


These are the 5 health questions every woman should know how to answer in her 20s

When I was in my 20s, I had already developed a number of health issues – asthma, allergies, digestive issues, eczema, mood swings, chronic fatigue and ...

June 25, 2017 | Gina Van Luven FamilyShare | Living well


Summer is the perfect time of year to get out and move your body

Remember when you were a kid and exercise was fun and completely natural?

June 25, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


11 genius hacks to help you lose weight, feel healthier

Sometimes it's the little things that count. Try these simple but clever hacks to help you lose weight and feel healthier, with relatively little ...

June 23, 2017 | By Karen Banes | Living well


Time for retro-revolution in parenting

I was honored to be a guest on my good friend Dennis Prager's syndicated radio program the other day and as anyone who is ...

June 22, 2017 | John Rosemond | Living well


Wet wipes can be harmful and dangerous for babies, study reveals

Any parent will be the first to tell you that wet wipes are a life saver. Not only are they great helpers for changing your ...

June 21, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Tell us what position you sleep in and we'll tell you how healthy you are

While you can’t control outside forces on your health, one thing you can influence is how you situate yourself for bed. Choose your preferred ...

June 20, 2017 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well


What every mom-to-be should know about water births

Health officials have issued new guidelines for water births after two babies born at home in Arizona contracted Legionnaire's disease. The infants recovered, but ...

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


This popular child activity has some nasty side effects, and here’s everything you need to know

With summer in full swing, your child is probably running around during field days, laughing at birthday parties and enjoying fun-filled days in the sunshine.

June 19, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 menstrual cramp remedies you'll wish you'd known sooner.

I once heard a friend joke that the her favorite mythical creatures are happy women in tampon commercials. While every lady’s cycle differs, most ...

June 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


The case for strict bedtimes, even when school's out

When school lets out for the summer, even the strictest parents can get a little lax about enforcing bedtimes, especially if it's still light ...

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


6 things your kids use everyday that are filthier than a toilet seat

No matter where your children go, they’re sure to encounter millions of germs. While you shouldn't be too nervous about the germs (your ...

June 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


This is the easiest way to remove warts

It’s true that everyone can get warts at some point in their lives, but there’s no reason to keep them on our body ...

June 15, 2017 | Emma E. Sánchez FamilyShare | Living well


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