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It's not your imagination, your lawn mower is trying to kill you

The aroma of freshly cut grass is one of the pleasures of summer, but you can't smell it if you're in the ER, which is where thousands of people go each year after being injured in lawn-mowing accidents.

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


What the loss of a father in the home does to a child's health

Children who grow up without a father in the home have shorter telomeres, the protective chromosome caps that are believed to affect health and longevity, a new study says.

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


Here are the best pregnancy tests, according to experts

If you’ve ever thought you were pregnant, you know the anticipation of taking a pregnancy test can be exciting and nerve-wracking. And, there’s always that tiny chance that the test could be wrong.

July 18, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 satisfying sweet treats that won't break your diet

Anyone who has tried dieting hits that moment when they crave a donut so much they considered cheating on their health goals. Don't give in! There are many dessert options out there that you can indulge in and still keep the weight off. Before breaking those goals you’ve made, give these 12 satisfying alternatives at try:

July 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Inspiring mom of 3 runs race of a lifetime to qualify for world championship

If you're a mom, you know how challenging it is just to find five minutes to exercise. For many elite athletes, taking time out of training and competition to have a baby can fundamentally change their career. But one mom is proving it's possible to have kids and beat out 27 other women to make a world championship team.

July 18, 2017 | Michael Sackley FamilyShare | Living well


Will prayer improve your athletic performance?

A leading magazine recently made a claim that's not often found on the secular newstand: that prayer can improve athletic performance.

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


Four questions to ask when your child won’t sleep

Recent findings that room sharing can disrupt infant sleep may carry far-reaching implications, including poor sleep later in life - which may lead to behavioral and mood problems as well as inferior school performance in children.

July 14, 2017 | By Kelsey Down KSL.com | Living well


If you answer yes to these 11 questions, you've experienced emotional abuse (and possibly haven't re

We all hope for healthy relationships throughout our lives, but that doesn't always happen. Too many people are emotionally abused by parents, siblings, significant others or friends.

July 13, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


Why I stopped working out

Every single day, rain or shine, I make sure to get some sort of physical exercise in. However, you will not find me looking up workout routines or following any sort of an exercise plan. In the past year or so, I have made a conscious effort not to “work out.”

July 13, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


4 stretches every woman should be doing daily (you can do them in your bed)

When you’re young and nimble, it seems like you can do just about anything without stretching. There was no need to stretch out your muscles 20 years ago, but that's not really the case now.

July 12, 2017 | Gina Van Luven FamilyShare | Living well


The older you get, the harder it is to lose weight - here's how to fight it

As the years go by, you’ll start looking back on your early twenties and think, "I had it so easy back then". You could probably get away with going out to eat all the time, sipping soda and skipping the gym without a worry about your waistline. But you can’t exactly carry those habits later in life and expect the same results.

July 11, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Little girl calls her mom ‘fat';’ her mom’s response sparks a heated controversy

Allison Kimmey is an inspiring role model for all women looking to love their bodies. With over 130,000 Instagram followers, she’s changing the way people see and talk about bodies while promoting self-love for everyone.

July 10, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5-year-old boy saves his little brother from choking to death

If someone was choking on a piece of food or another object, would you know what to do? Would your child know what to do?

July 10, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


This kills 1 in 5 women — most who die never show symptoms. Here's how to protect yourself

In the United States alone, heart disease kills 22 percent of women according to this report from the Centers for Disease Control. What's even scarier is that "almost two-thirds (64 percent) of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms." That's scary. That's really scary.

July 10, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


This teenager forgot to do something very important at night and 10 hours later, she was losing her

Molly Pawlett, a 14-year-old teenager, was about to die.

July 10, 2017 | Deseret Connect FamilyShare | Living well


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These 3 kids items have more germs than your bathroom floor

There is no getting around it - kids are messy. I don’t think I truly understood what “messy” meant until we brought a baby into ...

August 20, 2017 | Krystal Rogers-Nelson FamilyShare | Living well


I quit sugar completely for a month and this is what happened

I stayed away from anything containing sugar for 31 days straight, and the results were pretty surprising.

August 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


7 ways to make your hair grow FAST

Pumpkin spice season (a.k.a. fall) is right around the corner, and that means you might have some regrets about that drastically short summer ...

August 16, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Is this simple abdominal exercise a DIY mommy makeover?

It's a postpartum nightmare for women: being asked when the baby is due after you've delivered.

August 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


A gynecologist answers the 5 sexual questions we ALL have (that you always wanted to ask but never d

Body-shame is common in our society. We grow up with the idea that we have private or intimate areas, so when questions arise about those ...

August 14, 2017 | Fernanda Gonzalez Casafús FamilyShare | Living well


Five things a good night’s sleep can do for you

We all feel better when we’re sleeping well, but did you know that good sleep habits can impact everything from your marriage to your ...

August 14, 2017 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


9 magical uses you never knew you could use avocados for

Ah, the magic of avocados. We know this yummy green fruit makes a delicious bowl of guacamole and adds a bit of pizazz to your ...

August 14, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Mother is diagnosed with vulvar cancer after she experiences severe itching; the symptoms of this ca

Clare Baumhauer, age 44, was diagnosed with cancer. Her story is going viral and she’s pleading with women everywhere to familiarize themselves with the ...

August 14, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


Doctor discovers realistic exercise to help moms lose their post-baby belly

When a doctor and a fitness coach claimed to discover an exercise that shrinks the motherhood pooch in three weeks with 100 percent success, NPR ...

August 13, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


This new birth control APP might just be more effective than the pill

The world of birth control may never be the same.

August 13, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


5 reasons to ditch your scale

Weight is such a loaded topic. It can bring up lots of emotions, lots of frustration and lots of confusion.

August 10, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


Brain damage and football: what parents should know

The quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers is questioning whether he should continue to play football and a Baltimore Ravens lineman has already quit after the ...

August 09, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


5 signs your shampoo is destroying your hair (without you noticing)

After a tiring day, nothing is more satisfying than a long, warm shower. You reach for your favorite shampoo and wash away the dirt and ...

August 09, 2017 | Kristine Ramos FamilyShare | Living well


15 things to wear that make you INSTANTLY look slimmer

Diet and exercise is great and all, but it takes a while to lose weight, and when it comes to looking thinner, most of us ...

August 07, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Man starts asking creepy questions but won’t look at woman’s face; now she’s pleading with everyone

When you think of sex trafficking, chances are you don’t think about it happening in your own state or your city. You might think ...

August 07, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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