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Should women ever run alone?

Within hours of setting out for a run, two young women were murdered in recent weeks. Their deaths remind runners that, regardless of how fit they are, they are vulnerable to attack while exercising in public. They also raise the question of whether women should ever run alone.

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

8 things every woman does could be making her infertile

Infertility is extremely complicated. Some women undergo years of trying to conceive, only to be met with one heartbreaking negative pregnancy test after another. There is usually no simple answer to why you can’t get pregnant, and this article won’t try to attempt to address all of them.

August 11, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

Arianne Brown: Winning isn't everything, except when you're always losing

As I stood at the awards ceremony for a recent soccer tournament, I watched as my 9-year-old son, Ace, and his team were presented with first-place medals for a dominating win over the second place team. The following two weeks, Ace and my 8-year-old, Aussie, would each have another opportunity to stand at the podium to receive rewards and accolades for wins at other tournaments.

August 11, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

Should you join the tribe of 10,000 steps?

In the 1960s, a Japanese watchmaker created a pedometer he called the "10,000 step meter" and told users they should take that many steps every day to better their health.

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

15 incredibly easy tips to make you INSTANTLY more attractive

Did you know there are simple things you can do each day that are scientifically proven to make you look and act more appealing? These tips are especially beneficial because they take little effort and the effects can be instantaneous!

August 10, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

How Zika gets into a baby's brain

Harry Truman was president when the virus named for the Ziika Forest in Uganda was discovered. But scientists are just now figuring out how Zika crosses the placenta and gets into a baby's brain.

August 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

The disease active families are more likely to get than Zika

Country singer Kris Kristofferson is one of 30,000 people who will be diagnosed with Lyme disease this year. He may be the only person to celebrate the news, however.

August 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

8 cancer symptoms you CANNOT ignore

Although some people recover gracefully, cancer has likely taken away at least one of your family members within the past five years. This is not only because there is currently no cure for cancer, but because symptoms go undiagnosed until it is far too late.

August 08, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well

How extreme heat can kill you

With a heat dome hovering over much of the country, paramedics are treating heat stroke and other illnesses brought on by extreme temperatures. The victims include a 55-year-old South Carolina man who collapsed and died while out on a walk, and a 20-year-old California football player who was in a coma for two days after suffering heat stroke during practice.

August 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Ingredient in skin creams poses danger to children, pregnant women

Mercury poisoning is a risk for anyone who eats a lot of seafood; it's also a risk if anyone in your household uses a skin-lightening cream made in another country.

August 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Do you feel out of control around certain foods? Try this.

“I don’t trust myself around that food.”

August 04, 2016 | Paige Smathers | Living well

10 ways to look and feel more attractive

Being -- and feeling -- attractive is so much more than having just another pretty face. Feeling desired and beautiful does not come from physical features, but from within. Are you searching for ways to look and feel more attractive today?

August 03, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well

Want to know what REALLY happens when you swallow your gum?

Raise your hand if your mom (or dad) warned you about the perils of swallowing gum?

August 03, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well

15 healthy habits that will make you feel unstoppable

We all know those people who seem to have life all together. They radiate happiness and even when rough times come their way, they battle it with class and poise. Do you want to know their secret? They take time each day to establish healthy habits that bring happiness.

August 03, 2016 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well

Drowning in grief: How one mother learned to live with the pain after the loss of a child

It was the silence that gave Maria Kubitz the first shiver of dread. While cleaning the house, she suddenly realized that she hadn't seen her 4-year-old daughter, Margareta, in 10, maybe 15 minutes, and that she wasn't sure where she was or what she was doing.

August 02, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

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Articles by Section - Living well

Beware of running addiction

It was late one afternoon, and I had just finished a long day that consisted of taking care of seven children and house-training a puppy ...

October 20, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

How Republicans and Democrats could come together on health care to solve the Obamacare mess

With the U.S. spending a whopping 18 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, there's no shortage of health issues the ...

October 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Is picky eating really a problem?

Picky eating is a concern that plagues parents of growing kids across America and many adult eaters too.

October 19, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD | Living well

5 signs your spouse is depressed (and how to help)

Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide. According to the ADAA, depression is an illness that makes someone feel useless, discouraged, unmotivated and hopeless ...

October 19, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

7 tips to handling your partner’s pet allergies

Pets and humans make for great companions. But it can be a disaster when your four-legged friend makes your partner cry, sneeze and break out ...

October 19, 2016 | Fatima Puri FamilyShare | Living well

7 health issues your hair is trying to tell you

The human body is an amazing and beautiful creation, but what is even more amazing is the ability for the body to communicate when something ...

October 18, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

6 beauty benefits you didn't know about from exercising

We all know that exercise helps you lose the extra five pounds and helps tone your body, but have you considered what beauty benefits it ...

October 18, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

20 beauty benefits of coconut oil you didn't know about

The new hype over organic beauty products is spreading across the world, most especially, the hype about the beauty and health benefits of coconut oil ...

October 17, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

How to protect your family from the new 'super lice' outbreak

There is now a treatment for the resistant, mutant "super lice" that have spread to almost every state across the U.S. Cases of lice ...

October 17, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

9 vital things you need to know about diabetes

For someone who doesn’t have diabetes it can be difficult to understand exactly what it means. Someone with diabetes needs to completely change their ...

October 17, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

Lack of sleep can cause infertility

One in eight couples have fertility issues. That is 12% of married women that either can’t get pregnant or can't sustain a pregnancy ...

October 17, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well

Your child's microbiome, and why its health matters

For most people, the thought of drinking a glass of live bacteria is about as appetizing as downing a cup of lake water. But bacteria ...

October 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

6 simple lifestyle changes to help you lose weight

Losing weight can be a daunting task. No matter how many diets you’ve tried, for some reason you can’t seem to shed the ...

October 14, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

My favorite products for whiter teeth

Eight years of searching for a way to get perfectly white teeth will teach you a thing or two about what's best to use ...

October 10, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

If you want your kids to eat healthy, tell them to eat like The Avengers

There is a rising obesity epidemic among our children and it has health experts worried. Initiatives have been put in place to change school lunches ...

October 10, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well

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