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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


Is your child's music destroying his hearing?

The lead singer of the Australian band AC/DC says it’s auto racing, not rock music that has brought him to the brink of deafness. But Brian Johnson’s recent withdrawal from a North American tour provides a cautionary tale for anyone who likes their music loud, hearing specialists say.

March 31, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The best way to quit any bad habit

A new study about the best way to quit smoking has implications for anyone trying to break a bad habit. Whether you're trying to quit cigarettes or sugar, don't try to wean yourself off it gradually — just stop.

March 30, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why body positivity is crucial for health

The way we feel about our bodies matters. In fact, feeling content in our own skin might actually be a more important indicator for overall health than the number on the scale. Don’t misunderstand: Obesity is undoubtedly linked to a wide array of health issues. But how we think about and perceive our bodies is another important factor to consider as we make efforts to improve our overall health.

March 30, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Is your child's music destroying his hearing?

The lead singer of the Australian band AC/DC says it’s auto racing, not rock music that has brought him to the brink of deafness. But Brian Johnson’s recent withdrawal from a North American tour provides a cautionary tale for anyone who likes their music loud, hearing specialists say.

March 29, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 tips for identifying a fad diet

Doesn’t it seem like a new fad diet appears on a daily basis?

March 29, 2016 | Stephanie Roque, MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Where there's smoke, there's cancer

Where there's smoke, there's cancer, even if it isn't inhaled.

March 28, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Does God want you to have a nose job?

Doctors can't cure the common cold yet, but they can give you a wrinkle-free face and a Hollywood body if you've got the money and don't mind needles.

March 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is dyeing Easter eggs harmful to your health?

Amid the marshmallow Peeps, chocolate rabbits and jelly beans, there’s finally something healthy in your Easter basket again: eggs.

March 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Nutrition noise: what should you trust?

Clamorous [klam-er-uh s]: noisily inconsistent vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction; vigorous demands or complaints.

March 24, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


6 reasons to register for a 5K right now (even if you're not a runner)

Spring is here, and runners everywhere are gearing up for road races, which are open to anyone willing to pay the entry fee.

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


An innovative project on the Mexican border helps people with disabilities and restores dignity

NOGALES, MEXICO — In a makeshift audiology center on the southern end of this border town, 6-year-old Jesus Lopez sits in a sound booth wearing headphones and a look of wonderment as a technician checks his hearing acuity.

March 21, 2016 | Lourdes Medrano Deseret News | Living well


The best way to quit any bad habit

A new study about the best way to quit smoking has implications for anyone trying to break a bad habit. Whether you're trying to quit cigarettes or sugar, don't try to wean yourself off it gradually — just stop.

March 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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How not to spend Memorial Day at the ER

Each year in May, the National Safety Council makes a grim prediction: how many of us will die in traffic accidents over the Memorial Day ...

May 30, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


12 easy health habits to start now

Whip up a morning smoothie

May 30, 2016 | Jana Parkin FamilyShare | Living well


8 tips on how to successfully train for a marathon

Running a marathon is something that many runners aspire to do. Some might even call it the epitome of running success to have completed the ...

May 30, 2016 | Arianne Brown KSL.com | Living well


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


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