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Having a high IQ might make you depressed, research shows

Brainiacs, beware. Having the kind of active brain associated with high intelligence may also lead to stress and anxiety, according to recent research.

April 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

April 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Keep a fresh perspective on your eyes

In many households, women tend to actively be on the lookout for their family's overall health and well-being. While selflessly putting the needs of loved ones before their own, women can often overlook health problems of their own that could lead to major health-care costs down the road. This is especially true when it comes to vision.

April 19, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Study links Facebook to depression

The social-media site Facebook can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends.

April 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Going under the knife for a younger-looking face does more than alter a person's own body image, according to a new study published this week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. It also changes how an individual's personality is perceived by others.

April 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

In the springtime, as temperatures rise and flower buds peek out of the soil to greet the sun, the body begins making adjustments of its own.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

People looking to boost their mental health should be strategic about the way they retell important life events, according to recent research on the way life stories impact well-being.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

A popular new commercial that shows a couple video-conferencing with a doctor after ill-timed dance moves sent them crashing into their dining room table illustrates a rising trend among health insurers: the use of innovative technologies to simplify the health care system.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

The symptoms started for Amy Myers during her second year of medical school. Initially, doctors dismissed the panic attacks, unexplained weight loss, and extreme muscular weakness. They said it was stress, that’s all.

April 14, 2015 | Jody Berger Deseret News | Living well


How your weight loss habits are making your kids fat

Like many parents, you’ve considered the importance of setting a good example for your kids in many areas of your life, but are your dieting habits detrimental to your children’s health and well-being? Current diet culture promotes unhealthy extremes and poor body image, polarizing food as “good” or “bad" — and this is incredibly damaging to a child’s ability to develop a healthy or normal relationship with food. The Framingham Children's Study showed that children whose parents showed the highest levels of restrictive dieting followed by post-diet overeating were most likely to be overweight compared to children ...

April 08, 2015 | Ashley Palmer FamilyShare | Living well


For millennials making sexual health decisions, there is no black and white

When it comes to the morality of sexual behaviors, millennials have more questions than answers.

April 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Before adding 'running' to your resume, consider these words of advice

If you're thinking of adding running to your resume, consider these three tips before you hit the ground running. Considered one of the most accessible activities, running is also considered one of the best activities you can do for your heart.

April 05, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson KSL | Living well


Not all fitness apps are created equal, health experts say

People wear it on tank top straps, tuck it in a pocket or fasten it to their wrist. They bring it up at work meetings, give it to others as a gift and monitor the measurements it records at the end of each day.

April 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How stores like Forever 21 trick your brain into buying more

Neuroscience research holds an important message for shoppers looking to add a few new pieces to their spring wardrobe: the brain can't always be trusted.

March 30, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Teens may be even more distracted behind the wheel than previously thought

Giving in to the temptation to talk with friends or answer texts while driving holds serious consequences for teens behind the wheel, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which found that six in 10 car crashes involving teen drivers were linked to distracted driving.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | 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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