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Should we pay people to quit smoking?

When he was growing up, Gerry Weitz's dad smoked three packs of cigarettes a day. After a health scare at age 40, his father quit, but years of toxic smoke had taken a toll on his body. A few years later, while hiking in Israel, the elder Weitz died from a heart attack.

June 23, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Living well


After paralysis, man stays active, finds joy through wheelchair rugby

Gates Hunsaker has always been an active person, living life to the fullest.

June 23, 2015 | Jen Jacobson KSL | Living well


Making the dialysis decision: What you need to know

Hundreds of thousands of Americans with kidney failure undergo dialysis treatments to keep them alive. While their reasons for needing the treatment can vary widely, many patients with kidney failure ultimately face the same dialysis decision.

June 22, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


7 things you wish your children knew about drug addiction

It is difficult to put the words “children” and “drug addiction” in the same sentence, but if we want to protect our kids from drug and alcohol abuse we need to educate them. Teens and even younger kids should know why they need to avoid substances and make smart choices.

June 21, 2015 | Kitt Wakeley KSL | Living well


Move over, dark: Milk chocolate is just as good for your heart

Don’t feel bad if you prefer milk over dark — a new study says that any kind of chocolate is incredibly good for your health.

June 21, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


Running and parenting are not mutually exclusive

Recently, I received an email with the subject line “Antelope Island 50K.” Because this race took place last March, I was curious why I would be getting an email about it, especially since it wasn’t from the race director.

June 17, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Rise in heroin use emerges as 2016 presidential campaign issue

Along with plans for economic growth and jabs at competitors, candidates in the 2016 presidential election are also talking about America's drug policy and the troubling rise in heroin addiction since the mid-1990s, confronting a crisis that is at once personal and political.

June 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


8 signs of breast cancer women need to observe

Thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. For women, only lung cancer has a higher death rate than breast cancer. While this type of cancer can be deadly, there are warning signs that can help you catch it early.

June 16, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


The summer threat to young people's health many parents forget

In the summer months, parents act as sunscreen monitors, helping their kids have fun without suffering from dangerous burns.

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


7 tips for recovering from a traumatic event

Many people agree that traumatic events are turning points in their lives. These events often happen at the most unexpected times, and can be difficult to overcome. If you have experienced a traumatic event in the past, it is important to follow a few tips to help you maximize your recovery efforts and reclaim your life.

June 15, 2015 | Coral Link FamilyShare | Living well


Emergency workers complete rescue training

A Georgia Emergency Management Agency Search and Rescue Course was conducted April 25-26 at the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Take care running outside in summer

Summer months are a great time to get outdoors and stay active with a brisk walk or fun run.

June 14, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Multitask exercises yield benefits

Who says you can't do two things at once and do them both well?

June 14, 2015 | By Jill Pease University of Florida Health | Living well


Get in shape this summer

Did you know that most diets fail within the first 72 hours? If you're going to start a diet and an exercise routine, it's important to ease into it - you don't want to overuse your muscles and run the risk of getting an injury - and you want to make sure you stick with it.

June 14, 2015 | By BistroMD | Living well


Teens often mine the Internet for health advice, but they trust parents more, study says

Nearly one in four teenagers are online "almost constantly," according to a recent report from Pew Research Center, but don't confuse this affinity for the Internet with being inactive. New research highlights how spending time online actually helps teens learn healthier habits.

June 14, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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This nighttime habit may increase your risk of breast cancer, according to this study

Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, reports the American Cancer Society. Research suggest over 40,000 women will ...

September 20, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


7 crazy things stress can do to your body

Stress is a natural part of being a human — it's unavoidable.Your stress levels probably rise and fall throughout the day and throughout different ...

September 20, 2017 | Rachel Redford FamilyShare | Living well


7 easy meals that are under 200 calories

Watching your weight may mean counting calories, but with the help of the internet, you can find some stellar meals for under 200 calories — even ...

September 20, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


The talk you should have with your teen about tattoos

The same pediatrician who gave your baby her first check-up may soon be giving her advice on how to safely get a tattoo or nose ...

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


The FDA says it's OK to give your baby peanut butter. Here's why

Fewer than 2 percent of children in the U.S. are known to be allergic to peanuts, but those who are can die within minutes ...

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


7-year-old girl gets permanent scars on her arm because of a henna tattoo

What was meant as a fun souvenir of a trip to Egypt has become a painful nightmare for this seven-year-old British girl.

September 19, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


School principal announces to students in assembly, 'Even though you’re not fat, you look fat,' but

Going back to school after summer break is an exciting time, but it can also give parents and students a lot of anxiety. Students might ...

September 19, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Running is not the best exercise for weight loss-- see what burns more calories

Weight loss seems like a popular topic among women, because we always feel like we could lose a pound or two. Or ten. Even the ...

September 18, 2017 | Stael F. Pedrosa Metzger FamilyShare | Living well


Discover how people judge you according to the shape of your face

There are many ways to discover who you are (like your birthday or your sleep position), but did you know that the shape of your ...

September 18, 2017 | Rachel Redford FamilyShare | Living well


6 tips to make grocery shopping easier

If you don't go grocery shopping each week (or at least on a regular basis), it's pretty tough to eat in a nutritious ...

September 18, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


6 tips to make grocery shopping easier

If you don't go grocery shopping regularly, it's pretty tough to eat in a nutritious, well-balanced way.

September 15, 2017 | By Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Here's the extremely common sleeping position that's most likely to cause nightmares

There's nothing better than a comfortable bed welcoming you home after a hard day's work. But, there's nothing worse than waking up ...

September 15, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


Mom notices a rash appearing on her otherwise healthy baby, but she soon realized there was somethin

Ashley Nagy from Arizona had just given birth to a beautiful baby girl when, a few days later, she noticed something was a little off ...

September 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Mom notices something unusual in her children’s Lego set, then reailzes the danger after consulting

Snakes are common in Australia and not many people worry too much about them. But sometimes, the snakes are deadly without anyone realizing it.

September 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Truly happy people practice these 7 habits daily

What do you need to do to be truly happy? The answer is not simple. Everyone has their own definition of happiness. There are, however ...

September 13, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


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