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4 hazards to avoid in your children's Halloween costumes

While Halloween is not the holiday that sends the most children to the ER — that dishonor goes to Labor Day — it comes in fourth, trailing Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

October 26, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Take your own toy, and other ways to keep your family healthy in a waiting room

unny noses. Contaminated Teddy bears. Germs that somersault through the air toward unsuspecting nostrils. A doctor's waiting room can be a scary place, especially when you're not the person who is sick.

October 25, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Are you a competent eater? Here’s how to eat with confidence

It’s a common assumption that people choose nutritious foods because they know they should while people who don’t are being lazy or don’t care.

October 23, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


Man hears himself flatlining during surgery, but the cause was something HE could have controlled

When Patrick Pecheco was 14 years old, his father passed away at the premature age of 42, due to a heart condition. This affected Pecheco his whole life — he was always reminded that life could be cut short.

October 23, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


10 scientific ways to be happy

Have you ever had those days where you just don't want to do anything? For example, today I could not get out of bed. I just wasn’t feeling today. As I was dragging myself around the house, I asked myself if science could help me solve this problem. When I got to work I immediately started looking this up, because I know I can’t be the only one who has those days.

October 23, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


How to break the caffeine addiction

Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, coffee, tea — you name it and you probably have a go-to drink. And that caffeine may give you a boost of energy, but it can also cause some health problems.

October 21, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


Is your headache just a headache? Or something more serious?

Many people get frequent headaches and usually don’t pay any attention to them. If you can take something over the counter to eliminate the pain, you may never bother speaking with your physician about it.

October 19, 2017 | Kevin Ippisch FamilyShare | Living well


Republicans, Democrats split over progress in gender equality

Who has it easier, men or women? How you answer that question may reveal the political party you favor.

October 19, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Recess should not be used as a privilege or punishment

Recently, a child of mine returned home from school upset. Apparently, the day before, the class had a substitute teacher. And, as often happens in these situations, not all children in the class acted very well. As a result, the sub wrote up a bad report to my child’s teacher, and punishment efforts naturally ensued.

October 19, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


3 surprising habits that can make you obese (and have nothing to do with diet)

Are you hitting roadblocks while trying to reach your weight loss goals? We’re told over and over again that the key to weight loss is a healthy diet and regular exercise, but that's not all there is to it. While those two habits are very much responsible for your overall weight, many people eat healthily and regularly exercise but still struggle to lose weight (which is both bewildering and frustrating). These three habits are surprisingly influential when it comes to weight loss, and might be the reason the scale refuses to budge:

October 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


3 habits that can give you kidney stones and 3 ways to prevent it

Dr. Scott Miller isn’t the only person who pointed out that passing a kidney stone has been compared to the pain of childbirth. It’s a sharp, piercing pain that happens when the kidneys have a little bit of a problem balancing the water, salts and minerals (and other things) in the urine, according to WebMD. All these minerals and other materials stick together and form little pebbles that sometimes just hang out, but sometimes need to come out… which isn’t a pleasant experience.

October 18, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Here's the best drink for weight loss, according to researchers

Everyone seems to be looking for quick and easy ways to lose weight. Diet plans, weight loss pills, rigorous workout routines, and special weight loss foods and shakes seem to be everywhere.

October 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 common medicines that could kill you (you have them in your house)

The danger of overdosing on common over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is a more significant problem that many people realize.

October 18, 2017 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Science can now do surgery on embryos to remove disease; here's what you need to know on this contro

Parents would do anything to protect their child and keep them safe. But how would you feel about altering them before birth to prevent a disease?

October 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


New mothers are eating their placentas — here's why doctors say they should stop

Some new moms are coming home from the hospital with more than a baby. They're also bringing the placenta that nourished the child for nine months, planning to eat the organ like many animals do.

October 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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How Santa can be part of a Christian celebration of Christmas

An Irish priest recently urged Christians to abandon the celebration of Christmas because the holiday has been hijacked by Santa Claus and his eight tiny ...

December 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


10 ways to lose weight during the holiday season

The holidays are coming which also means some inevitable weight gain is on its way. Our bodies and health versus the holiday treats create quite ...

December 09, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


7 easy ways to boost your immune system and avoid getting sick

Temperatures are dropping and with the cooler weather comes more colds, the flu, and other sicknesses that put a serious damper on your holiday plans ...

December 08, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


10 stellar beauty products you already have in your pantry

Save yourself a trip to the store, because you already have some awesome beauty products right in your pantry.

December 08, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Boy's parents found out he has a rare condition after he nearly died

Discovering your child has a disease can be scary, and are almost always accompanied with unanswered questions and risks. Sometimes these diseases are hereditary, but ...

December 07, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


After being called "disgusting," woman "drops 200 pounds" OVERNIGHT and posts one amazing picture

There are tons of diet plans being promoted online lately, and many promise incredible results in a short amount of time. While these diets work ...

December 06, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 sane holiday eating tips

It's the most wonderful time of the year — right?

December 06, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Moms will gush over these one-of-a-kind innovative NICU rooms

When you find out you're pregnant, you don't think of potential complications that could happen, and are instead elated and joyful for the ...

December 05, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


The latest viral challenge is claiming hundreds of lives around the world

A few months ago we learned that children and teens were participating in the Blue Whale challenge, a challenge with several stages — the last one ...

December 04, 2017 | Camila Ignacia Gómez González FamilyShare | Living well


12 things that make your hair fall out

According to WebMD, you naturally lose around 100 strands of hair every day. However, if you suspect more strands of hair than normal are in ...

December 02, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


This is the haircut you should get based on your body type

When you spend hours scouring Pinterest for the perfect photo to take to your hairstylist, it’s easy to forget an important factor in having ...

December 01, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Do you have a food allergy? You may have outgrown it — take this test to find out

It seems that almost anyone you talk to nowadays has a food allergy or knows someone who does. For some, it's more of a ...

November 30, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


7 haircuts that will flatter anyone with thick hair

Let’s talk about hair for a minute. Anyone with thick hair knows the struggle of going to the stylist and wondering whether or not ...

November 30, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Arianne Brown: My new approach to post-baby recovery

On Nov. 2, I gave birth to my eighth child, a very healthy and handsome baby boy. And just like every other pregnancy, after one ...

November 30, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Genius woman explains how the uterus contracts to give birth with just a balloon and a ping pong bal

Childbirth educator and mother of four, Liz Chambers, just blew our minds with and incredible visual representation of *drumroll please* BIRTH.

November 28, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


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