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What Dove's latest body image campaign gets right — and wrong — about boosting self-esteem

Dove's latest attempt to raise the self-esteem of women worldwide comes in the form of a pair of doors.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Make it a Mother's Day all year

Mother's Day is full of flowers, chocolates and with any luck, breakfast in bed. But alas Mother's Day only comes once a year. So here are five simple ways to give yourself the love all year round, one week at a time.

May 08, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL | Living well


Sleepwalking and night terrors are genetic, study says

A new study shows the unconscious habit of sleepwalking may actually be tied to genetics, may be passed from parent to child, and when both parents have a history of it, the probability of it happening with children increases.

May 08, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Living well


Never satisfied? Late-night snacking might be your brain’s fault

Do you ever wonder why you can’t sleep until you’ve had that second helping of dinner or bowl (or two) of ice cream?

May 07, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


Area's air among cleanest in country

A new report shows some improvements in ozone levels in metro Atlanta and in Macon, though both areas still have significant air-quality problems.

May 06, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Living well


Sugar reduces stress, but there are healthier ways to feel better

Satisfying your sweet tooth can reduce stress, but that doesn't mean you should indulge often, according to new research.

May 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Annoying tips for handling weighty issues

Is it just me, or is it getting harder to lose weight? In my younger years, dropping a few pounds simply meant drinking more water and running an extra 10 minutes each day for a couple of weeks. Now that I am older, my efforts often bring about disappointing results.

May 05, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Living well


Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack

Pleurisy is inflammation of the membrane between your lungs and ribs, or pleura. The condition, which makes breathing both difficult and painful, often mimics the symptoms of a heart attack.

May 05, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


A different view of the parable of the talents

Many people have heard of the New Testament parable of the talents found in Matthew 25. A guy heads out of town and leaves some of his cash with three employees. To one he gives five talents, to another he leaves two talents, and he bestows on the last of the trio a single talent.

April 30, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Living well


As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages

A year after Ebola devastated swaths of Sierra Leone, killing more than 10,000 people in the region, life in the West African nation is slowly returning to normal. While the deadly pathogen has not been completely eradicated, the number of new cases has slowed to a trickle, and when the country's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, visited Washington this week, he said it was time to turn the focus beyond Ebola.

April 29, 2015 | Kimberly Curtis Deseret News | Living well


Abuse of ADHD drugs expands beyond campuses

A recent report from The New York Times revealed an unsettling development in America's relationship to ADHD drugs: Stimulant abuse has arrived in the world of business.

April 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How one community is changing the discussion on campus sexual assault

Carrie Hull became a police officer because she wanted to help people.

April 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest — and only — daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylvania campus was serene, beautiful and less than two hours from home.

April 23, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature

It's National Park Week from April 18 to 26 and Earth Day on the 22nd, but that's not why Chris Fiscus is taking his kids hiking this weekend. They go regularly because it's good for them, and because Chris likes to see Cole, 13, without a computer in his lap and Brady, 9, hold a water bottle instead of a video game controller.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


5 ways to embrace pre-menopause

Each year millions of women in their late 40s and early 50s experience the dreaded time in life that we euphemistically refer to as “the change,” including peri-menopause (or pre-menopause) and menopause. For many of us, peri-menopause comes out of left field, stealing any and all prior sense of stability and normalcy and leaving a wake of escalating and plummeting hormones that send us spiraling out of control. At 52 years of age, I was astounded when a nurse practitioner diagnosed my depression as being due to peri-menopause. In the last eight months since that diagnosis, I have at times ...

April 22, 2015 | Debbie Merrill FamilyShare | Living well


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The relationship of nutrition and mental health

Are you really what you eat? It might sound cliché, but if you look at it from the perspective of mental health, it's actually ...

July 23, 2017 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


4 nutrition tips to honor your health without dieting

Nutrition can feel very confusing and overwhelming. It seems that everyone has an opinion and claims absolute truth with their eating style or diet plan.

July 23, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


Why is everyone so angry, and how can we change that?

The shooting of a U.S. congressman this summer by a man described as “always angry” reminded Americans that while anger is a biological necessity ...

July 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


The problems with elimination diets

If you've lived long enough, you've seen the trends come and go in the dieting world. One minute fat is bad and the ...

July 20, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


It's not your imagination, your lawn mower is trying to kill you

The aroma of freshly cut grass is one of the pleasures of summer, but you can't smell it if you're in the ER ...

July 19, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


What the loss of a father in the home does to a child's health

Children who grow up without a father in the home have shorter telomeres, the protective chromosome caps that are believed to affect health and longevity ...

July 19, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Here are the best pregnancy tests, according to experts

If you’ve ever thought you were pregnant, you know the anticipation of taking a pregnancy test can be exciting and nerve-wracking. And, there’s ...

July 18, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 satisfying sweet treats that won't break your diet

Anyone who has tried dieting hits that moment when they crave a donut so much they considered cheating on their health goals. Don't give ...

July 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Inspiring mom of 3 runs race of a lifetime to qualify for world championship

If you're a mom, you know how challenging it is just to find five minutes to exercise. For many elite athletes, taking time out ...

July 18, 2017 | Michael Sackley FamilyShare | Living well


Will prayer improve your athletic performance?

A leading magazine recently made a claim that's not often found on the secular newstand: that prayer can improve athletic performance.

July 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Four questions to ask when your child won’t sleep

Recent findings that room sharing can disrupt infant sleep may carry far-reaching implications, including poor sleep later in life - which may lead to behavioral and ...

July 14, 2017 | By Kelsey Down KSL.com | Living well


If you answer yes to these 11 questions, you've experienced emotional abuse (and possibly haven't re

We all hope for healthy relationships throughout our lives, but that doesn't always happen. Too many people are emotionally abused by parents, siblings, significant ...

July 13, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


Why I stopped working out

Every single day, rain or shine, I make sure to get some sort of physical exercise in. However, you will not find me looking up ...

July 13, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


4 stretches every woman should be doing daily (you can do them in your bed)

When you’re young and nimble, it seems like you can do just about anything without stretching. There was no need to stretch out your ...

July 12, 2017 | Gina Van Luven FamilyShare | Living well


The older you get, the harder it is to lose weight - here's how to fight it

As the years go by, you’ll start looking back on your early twenties and think, "I had it so easy back then". You could ...

July 11, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


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