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Advances in technology may just change the way you think about hearing aids

After a little nudging from his wife, 59-year-old Mike Stocking found himself at the audiologist office.

November 21, 2016 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


17 detox ingredients your skin needs right now

Is cleansing your skin with a simple face wash or soap paying off? Most formulas only provide just a mild cleanse of the skin. Our skin needs more than just a regular wash to get rid of all the pollutants, dirt and makeup hiding in the pores. A proper detox formula can remove impurities, restore your skin and prevent blemishes.

November 20, 2016 | Charushila Biswas FamilyShare | Living well


Cultivating gratitude for your body

We live in a weight- and body-shape-obsessed society, and it’s easy (and normal) to develop body dissatisfaction. I recently heard the term “normative discontent,” coined in the 1980s by researchers who found widespread negative body image, particularly among women, in the United States. I really love it, I think it describes the issue perfectly, and also makes it so obvious how easily we fall prey to cultural norms, even if they make us miserable.

November 17, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


8 tips to overcoming anxiety about going to the dentist

Dentists are around to take care of your teeth. Although you might take your teeth for granted, they’re pretty important. You use them when you speak, smile and when you eat. It’s safe to say these are all pretty pleasant activities.

November 17, 2016 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


Teach your children that play is exercise

Upon returning home from school recently, my 7-year-old daughter, Azure, came running in the house, proclaiming, “Mom, I want to go exercise!”

November 17, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Why I said “no” when a child gave me a cookie

I was visiting with family one weekend when my niece offered me a chocolate chip cookie. In the past, I would have not only eaten that cookie, but just about every other one in the house. Cookies (especially chocolate chip) were one of my weaknesses. In fact, all things sugary were, and it wasn’t great for my health. Over time, I was able to get to a place where I could turn down that cookie without exerting a ton of willpower. Here’s what went into creating that moment:

November 14, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well


10 quick ways to relieve stress

Life can be full of stressful moments. Sometimes it may seem that we are tense and stressed all day long. If you find yourself in this situation you may need to take a 30 minute de-stress break. Don't think you have the time? Think again. Here are 10 ideas that take less than 30 minutes to do, but can give you a much-needed break from your stress:

November 13, 2016 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


I sent my sister's uterus a 'get well soon' card while she was on her period. Here's why.

I am not female. So as such, I can only infer what it's really like to have -- be on? Go through? -- your period each month. I don't envy you and the pain you go through. And as if physical pain weren't enough, there's also a grueling social stigma that walks hand in hand with that time of the month. It's that pain I want to address.

November 11, 2016 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


5 reasons to never ever go to bed with makeup on

Dealing with makeup is tricky. You have to find what works for your skin, how to wear it and deal with lipsticks that smudge. But when it comes washing off your makeup, there is no gray area. The skin on your face is one of the most sensitive areas on your body and you need to take care of it. That means washing off all makeup before bed, no questions asked.

November 11, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


Why a red flower is an emblem of both veterans and drug addicts

As Veterans Day approaches, many people around the world pin an artificial flower near their heart to show respect for men and women who died in service to their country. But ironically, the same flower also represents another group of people who are dying in large numbers — those lost to opioid addiction.

November 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Oaths in the modern age: Do they still matter?

When the Hippocratic oath was written, doctors believed that health was controlled by the four humors and a woman's womb wandered around her body like a nomad, causing disease and insanity.

November 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Studies show shoes are ruining our feet and here's why

Take a moment to examine the way you walk. Don’t be embarrassed, just take a casual stroll and feel the way your feet interact with the ground. Now, if you are wearing shoes, take them off and if you are barefoot, grab a pair of shoes and put them on. Stand up and walk again, and pay attention to the way you walk. Do you feel a difference? I made a fool of myself walking aimlessly around my office building the other day, but I'm not embarrassed because shoes really do change the way your feet interact with ...

November 09, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


First step to a healthy, happy weight for life

No one wants to be in that messy on-again, off-again relationship that lacks respect and happy endings. A relationship that oscillates between cloud nine and valleys filled with distrust and disgust.

November 09, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


How the length of a day affects your mood

It's neither rain nor snow nor heat that puts people in a bad mood. But watch out for the gloom of day as winter approaches.

November 08, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 simple steps to winter wellness

Winter is coming, for those of us in the Northern hemisphere anyway, and that can have a real impact on our wellbeing.

November 07, 2016 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


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Here’s how to actually eat healthy this year (and be able to afford it)

Eating healthy can be expensive and is sometimes overwhelming. I’ve noticed that organic produce sometimes costs three times more than the non-organic kind — But ...

January 17, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


5 guidelines to help your loved one who is unknowingly being abused

You might be watching a loved one suffer in an abusive relationship. It might be especially hard for you if the loved one isn’t ...

January 15, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Why more and more college students are finding mental health support online

For many students, stress is simply part of college life — as unavoidable as tuition, fees and final exams. And the number of students flooding university ...

January 15, 2017 | Lauren Fields Deseret News | Living well


5 amazing things kefir can do for you (and your weight)

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a cure-all drink for all of your bodily ailments? Kefir is as close as you can get ...

January 13, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Don't let your fitness goals trap you

It was Dec 30, 2016, and like many of you, I had a resolve to get up the next morning and do something spectacular to ...

January 12, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


9 ideas for your gratitude journal

If you haven’t began writing in your gratitude journal for 2017, you still have time to start. After all, it’s not that far ...

January 11, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Your toddler can remember much more than you think. Here's how you know

Memory is a fickle thing. Each one of us has memories we remember the most. There are memories we treasure and some we abhor. Even ...

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Eat these foods for healthy teeth

The key to healthy teeth has gone far beyond telling folks not to eat sugar. Although this approach was popular for decades, we now know ...

January 09, 2017 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


10 effortless ways to be your most beautiful, confident self

It's a new year, which means it's the perfect time to work on learning the most important skill: the art of confidently loving ...

January 09, 2017 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


7 delicious recipes you won't believe have no sugar

It’s the beginning of the year, which means it’s time to diet. But trying to break old habits for healthier, better diets is ...

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


The ethics of 'Snowflake babies': Is adoption the answer to unused frozen embryos?

They're sometimes called "Snowflake" babies — children who were once frozen as embryos in a thin cane of liquid nitrogen.

January 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 weight loss benefits to apple cider vinegar you didn't know about

We all know the one main reason any person would allow themselves to swallow vinegar every day, especially apple cider vinegar.

January 05, 2017 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


12 shocking benefits of waking up at 4 AM

We all know waking up in the morning is hard no matter what time it is. But, you’ll be surprised to find that when ...

January 05, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


The Obamacare fight is on; here are 3 pitfalls Republicans will have to navigate

The battle over Obamacare is on.

January 05, 2017 | Daphne Chen Deseret News | Living well


How pregnancy changes a mom's brain

It's not just a woman's shape that changes during pregnancy. Having a baby also affects a new mother's brain, and the changes ...

January 04, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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