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7 ways Zika can spread

During the past year, we have been learning a lot about the Zika virus.

October 03, 2016 | Robert Lawrence KSL.com | Living well


Improve your mental health with these 6 exercises

Exercise is not only great for your body, but it’s also an effective way to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a significant impact on anxiety, stress and depression. Further, not only will your overall mood be good, but you’ll also sleep a lot better.

October 02, 2016 | Benjamin Greene KSL.com | Living well


Get the gold out of autumnal foods

American author Jim Bishop once penned, “autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons” and nutritionally speaking, he couldn’t be more right.

October 02, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


The diet you should try before scheduling weight-loss surgery

Obese Americans are increasingly turning to bariatric surgery help them lose weight and manage diabetes. But two doctors are urging people considering the surgery to try a low-carb diet before choosing that path.

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


5 tips to manage anxiety during the election

If you’ve recently been waking up clammy from nightmares, experienced insomnia or having digestive problems, then you may have election-based anxiety to blame.

September 28, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Living well


Your doctor wants you to get off the internet

You can find answers to pretty much every medical question on the internet — and many of them are wrong. That's one reason your doctor would like you to stop Googling your family's symptoms; another is that you're probably making yourself overly anxious.

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


16 common beauty mistakes that are aging you

We all have that youthful glow at one point in our lives, but unfortunately, Father Time doesn’t allow us to keep our flawless face forever. You might not realize it, but there are many mistakes women all over the world make from applying makeup to forgetting to moisturize. The fountain of youth only exists in fiction (as far as we know), so with that knowledge, here are 18 common mistakes that could be adding years to your complexion.

September 26, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


8 symptoms of diabetes in children and teens you need to know about

Diabetes has become increasingly easier to manage through the years, but if left untreated or undiscovered, it is deadly. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, according to Diabetes.com. And while less than one percent of children and teenagers have diabetes, those numbers are on the rise. Know these symptoms to spot them in your child before it’s too late.

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Protect your toddlers from Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

With recent outbreaks of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Florida and New Jersey, here’s everything you need to know about this brutal virus. Information about this disease sourced from the Center of Disease Control.

September 22, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


The 5-second rule: Is it really safe to drop food on the floor and still eat it?

Researchers at Rutgers University have bad news for anyone who's ever dropped a cookie on the floor and scooped it up, citing the "five-second rule" of food safety. There's no safe window of time to eat something dropped on the floor. Even without the benefit of legs, bacteria can get to it faster than you.

September 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 health risks you can detect through your snoring

Aside from being mega obnoxious to anyone sharing a room with you, snoring seems like a harmless habit.

September 22, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The ABZs of Zika

Aedes aegypti isn’t the only way to get Zika, but the striped-leg mosquito gets most of the buzz. Another type of mosquito, Aedes albopictus, carries it too, and it can also be transmitted through sexual contact. Twenty-three out of 2,722 cases in the U.S. were transmitted through sex; 2,686 were travel related, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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


Is it wise to pull wisdom teeth?

For many teens, the extraction of four healthy teeth is a ritual of high school, much like getting a driver’s license or going to the prom. But some people question the wisdom of pulling wisdom teeth, saying that it’s a traumatic procedure that may be unnecessary.

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


11 things people with PTSD want you to know

Post-traumatic stress disorder will affect 7-8 percent of the U.S. population at some point in the lives. About 8 million adults per year in the U.S. will have PTSD. With those statistics, it's important we all listen to what the people around you with PTSD are trying to say:

September 21, 2016 | Chelsea Rutter FamilyShare | Living well


Why some people die from pneumonia and others don't

It killed entertainer Bob Hope and abolitionist Harriet Tubman, and contributed to the death of George Washington, the first president, and William Henry Harrison, the first president to die in office.

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


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I wish my kids had real PE

Upon returning home from school, my son Ace, who is in the fourth grade, excitedly announced that the next day his class would be running ...

November 30, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


7 health risks that can be detected from your baby's poop

We all poop and babies poop more frequently than adults, which is a pain when it comes to changing diapers, but is a blessing when ...

November 29, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


A solid set up for diet success

It turns out, that all you ever needed to know about a solid diet you already learned during preschool in the English nursery tale, "The ...

November 29, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


What families should know about organ donation

When the surgeon took her only daughter's heart out, Lacey Erickson was lying in her bed at home, four blocks away.

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


14 things hardly any woman knows about her period

Being a woman doesn’t make you an expert on your body, but the more you know, the better you can control it. After all ...

November 29, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Does working in a cubicle make you unhealthy?

Sitting in an office chair and staring at a screen all day is hard on the body in many ways. The lack of physical activity ...

November 27, 2016 | Brandon Doyle FamilyShare | Living well


How to deal with a food craving

It’s 9 p.m. You finally have the chance to sit on the couch and relax from a long day; it’s time for ...

November 24, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


5 benefits of using a menstrual cup

Being a woman can be inconvenient. More worryingly, at times, it can be downright dangerous. Every month, women all over the world deal with their ...

November 22, 2016 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


10 sure-fire ways to make time for fitness

Losing weight is hard enough as it is, and finding time to exercise is even harder. There are so many ways to lose weight through ...

November 21, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 14, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well


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