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What you need to know about snacking at the office and how it affects your job performance

Have you ever had that moment in the office when you start to get hungry, but the only food around are chips, chocolate and cookies left over from the last office party?

February 22, 2016 | Miguel Toribio-Mateas FamilyShare | Living well


The sad realities of prescription drug abuse

Prescription medications are part of millions of Americans’ daily existence — at least 60 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. While medications can be helpful and even life-saving, some are addictive and have a high abuse potential.

February 21, 2016 | Amy Rothermel Deseret News | Living well


3 truths you need to know about the deadly disease diabetes

Did you know at this very moment you could have diabetes?

February 16, 2016 | Candice Hall FamilyShare | Living well


The first step to improving health

What is one of the first steps to eating better and improving your health?

February 14, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


How the Super Bowl can empty an office

It’s not just the players who suffer the punishing effects of football. The people watching at home have a rough time of it, too.

February 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The heart of the matter: What your pulse says about your health

If you have an abnormally low heart rate, you could a serious heart condition and need a pacemaker. Or you could be a world-class athlete in phenomenal shape.

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


This one simple thing could reduce your risk for Alzheimer's and dementia

Everyone knows exercise is good for you. It improves your cardiovascular health, decreases stress levels and helps maintain a healthy weight. However, exercise also helps your mind stay sharp and focused, especially as you get older.

February 08, 2016 | Dr Ralph Rogers FamilyShare | Living well


How to make weight loss work for you

It’s February now, 30+ days into 2016. How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions or your health and fitness goals?

February 08, 2016 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


How hating your own body can actually physically hurt you

Body shaming is a huge problem in our culture, and it is something that needs to be stopped. Everyone is unique. All of our bodies are unique.

February 03, 2016 | Tamsyn Valentine FamilyShare | Living well


What no one tells you about miscarriage

When the doctor says, “It looks like this pregnancy has failed,” your first thought probably isn’t about what happens next.

February 03, 2016 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well


Strike up the band for better health

Music has charms to soothe a savage beast, soften rocks or bend a knotted oak, English playwright William Congreve famously wrote. But it also has superpowers that can improve your family's health.

February 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


When trying to eat healthy, count on trouble

Imagine for a moment you’re taking a lovely drive down a beautiful coast. Without warning, a tire pops and you swerve to the side of the road and come to a halt. Your best laid get-away plans have been frustrated. It seems as if every time you try to vacation, something goes wrong.

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


How your entire body and soul benefit from a good night sleep

Sleep is just as important to your health and well-being as good nutrition, exercise, and stress management.

February 02, 2016 | Dr Ralph Rogers FamilyShare | Living well


Nature versus nurture: Is healthy eating truly a choice?

Imagine that you are walking through the grocery store. Grocery shopping seems like a simple task; you pick out which foods look desirable based on qualities like taste, cost and attractive packaging. It is a commonly held belief that the obesity epidemic is due to internal characteristics such as the inability to control how much one eats. It can be argued that external factors also contribute, if not play an even larger role, in the proliferation of increasing body mass indices. Factors including personal psychology, community characteristics and national policies vastly contribute to our dietary patterns on a daily basis.

February 01, 2016 | Stephanie Roque, MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Tropical virus headed for the U.S.

A disease rarely seen in North America has reared its head recently and prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue several advisories over the past few weeks and now the diseases is expected to spread to most of the U.S.

January 31, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | Living well


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New study suggests induced labor at 39 weeks may reduce C-section risk

New research could shrink the length of pregnancy from 40 to 39 weeks for healthy, first-time mothers who choose to have labor induced.

February 18, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Most therapy just reinforces children’s behavior

Q: You seem to be opposed to putting children into any sort of psychological therapy. That's curious, especially given that you're a child ...

February 16, 2018 | John Rosemond | Living well


Will your family robot share your family's values?

HARTFORD, Conn. — When a Czech playwright coined the word "robot" in 1921, he described mechanical creatures that have "no passion, no history, no soul.”

February 15, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Ovarian cancer is hard to detect, but you should NEVER ignore these 4 symptoms

Ovarian cancer affects older and younger women when tumors develop from the lining cells of the ovary. It's been estimated that 22,240 women ...

February 01, 2018 | Natalia Ovcharenko FamilyShare | Living well


Do you know what anxiety really feels like? 5 signs you may have it

Anxiety isn't rare. In fact, it affects "40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older," according to the Anxiety and Depression ...

February 01, 2018 | Kevin Ippisch FamilyShare | Living well


How to know your kids are contagious (and when to keep them at home)

No one likes to be sick. As a parent, when you feel terrible, you just wish that the world would stop and you could just ...

February 01, 2018 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


Could you pass a 'health literacy' test to get insurance?

If your insurance coverage depended on it, could you pass a test of basic health knowledge, such as what the numbers in a blood-pressure reading ...

January 31, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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