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Did the Episcopal and Methodist churches come out against the Republican health plan?

House Republicans made good on their promise to replace the Affordable Care Act, despite impassioned opposition from some of the nation's religious leaders.

May 07, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Our bodies teach us how to treat them

I remember the day I brought my daughter home from the hospital. I was ecstatic to be a mom but also scared out of my mind about the enormous responsibility. She was a little bit of a finicky baby and a terrible sleeper, so caring for her needs was at times rather tricky.

May 03, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Doctor says every adult should do this one simple exercise to check for thyroid cancer (it only take

We all know we can do self-examinations for breast and skin cancer as well as some other conditions. Early detection is often the key not only discovering a possible disease, but also treat the condition as early as possible — hopefully reducing your risk of more severe treatment or even death.

May 03, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


The future of vaping under the Trump administration

Proponents of electronic cigarettes applauded the recent dismissal of former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and hope his replacement will be more accepting of the tobacco-alternative practice called vaping.

May 03, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Here’s what’s been hiding under your fingernails

Whether you bite your nails when you’re nervous, or it’s a habit you’ve had for years, it's not something you should keep up. Hordes of bacteria are specially adapted to live under your nails, and the moment you start to chew off the corner of your thumb, those colonies jump ship and land in your mouth. Gross.

May 03, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


9 things you need to know to find the best birth control for you

You are unique and so is your body. Every woman’s birth control needs are different. The important thing is to find a method that fits you. Here are eight things you should know before picking out your birth control:

May 01, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Will you get diabetes from a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino?

Last week, Starbucks made a splash with a limited-availability drink. It jumped on the unicorn-themed bandwagon with a hot pink and blue Unicorn Frappuccino. Released for five days, the brightly colored drink was all over social media, and stores sold out the first day.

May 01, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


Can your child wait until college to get the HPV vaccine?

With more than 40 percent of American adults infected with some strain of HPV, a virus that can cause genital warts and increase the risk of some types of cancer, health officials continue urging parents to have their children vaccinated at age 11 or 12.

May 01, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


9 places you hardly ever clean (but need to for your health's sake)

What if you found out the place you are preparing your food is about two times dirtier than your toilet seat? Gross, right? But unfortunately it's true.

April 30, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


What the addict in your life needs from you

Picking up trash with a recovering drug addict on a New Hampshire beach, Charles “Chuck” Rosa knows what some passers-by are thinking about his companion.

April 28, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Woman wakes up in excruciating pain and a hole in her face; she finds the cause in her hand and real

A nightmare came to life for Meghan Linsey, a singer songwriters and runner up on the eight season of NBC's The Voice, when she woke up with a dead spider on her hand and a swollen, stinging face.

April 24, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


There’s a new outbreak of a dangerous disease that attacks children — do you know the symptoms?

Despite our great efforts as parents to care for our children’s health, it's nearly impossible to prevent them from ever getting sick.

April 24, 2017 | Adriana Acosta Bujan FamilyShare | Living well


This woman’s first date was going great until her date died in front of her eyes

Everyone loves to share their worst date stories or their best date stories, but 45-year-old Janie Hall will be sharing her scariest date story for the rest of her life.

April 23, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


These are the things that ACTUALLY give you cancer

Cancer is a complex, varied and partly unknown group of diseases. However, we do know that lifestyle, along with genetics, are huge factors when it comes to your likelihood of a diagnosis. There no way you can live a life that can be guarenteed as completely cancer free, but you can reduce your risk. To do just that, keep these known carcinogens out of your life:

April 23, 2017 | Sana AFREEN FamilyShare | Living well


Focusing on weight could be bad for your health

These days, it’s easy to believe that weight determines health.

April 21, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


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Mother finds blacks spots in her baby's nose—the cause comes from a common household object

Meghan Budden was washing her baby in her New Jersey apartment and discovered something alarming. When she wiped her baby's nose, she discovered small ...

June 28, 2017 | Stael F. Pedrosa Metzger FamilyShare | Living well


The rise of the Dark Web fuels illicit drug trade

When police dismantled Silk Road, the first Dark Web market to sell drugs, in 2013 prosecutors hoped the life sentence handed down against Silk Road ...

June 28, 2017 | Jesse Hyde Deseret News | Living well


I tried yoga for 30 days and here's what happened

Not too long ago, I had a friend beg me to go to yoga class with him. I refused. I’m probably the least flexible ...

June 26, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Woman’s discomfort dismissed as pregnancy symptoms until she collapses; Doctors describe what happen

Joy and excitement usually surround pregnancy and births of brand new babies into families. But pregnancies and births aren't always smooth; some come with ...

June 25, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


These are the 5 health questions every woman should know how to answer in her 20s

When I was in my 20s, I had already developed a number of health issues – asthma, allergies, digestive issues, eczema, mood swings, chronic fatigue and ...

June 25, 2017 | Gina Van Luven FamilyShare | Living well


Summer is the perfect time of year to get out and move your body

Remember when you were a kid and exercise was fun and completely natural?

June 25, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


11 genius hacks to help you lose weight, feel healthier

Sometimes it's the little things that count. Try these simple but clever hacks to help you lose weight and feel healthier, with relatively little ...

June 23, 2017 | By Karen Banes | Living well


Time for retro-revolution in parenting

I was honored to be a guest on my good friend Dennis Prager's syndicated radio program the other day and as anyone who is ...

June 22, 2017 | John Rosemond | Living well


Wet wipes can be harmful and dangerous for babies, study reveals

Any parent will be the first to tell you that wet wipes are a life saver. Not only are they great helpers for changing your ...

June 21, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Tell us what position you sleep in and we'll tell you how healthy you are

While you can’t control outside forces on your health, one thing you can influence is how you situate yourself for bed. Choose your preferred ...

June 20, 2017 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well


What every mom-to-be should know about water births

Health officials have issued new guidelines for water births after two babies born at home in Arizona contracted Legionnaire's disease. The infants recovered, but ...

June 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This popular child activity has some nasty side effects, and here’s everything you need to know

With summer in full swing, your child is probably running around during field days, laughing at birthday parties and enjoying fun-filled days in the sunshine.

June 19, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 menstrual cramp remedies you'll wish you'd known sooner.

I once heard a friend joke that the her favorite mythical creatures are happy women in tampon commercials. While every lady’s cycle differs, most ...

June 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


The case for strict bedtimes, even when school's out

When school lets out for the summer, even the strictest parents can get a little lax about enforcing bedtimes, especially if it's still light ...

June 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 things your kids use everyday that are filthier than a toilet seat

No matter where your children go, they’re sure to encounter millions of germs. While you shouldn't be too nervous about the germs (your ...

June 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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