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Homeopathic medicine in spotlight as FDA revisits regulation

Shopping for natural treatments for everyday ailments could soon become more complicated. The Food and Drug Administration held two days of hearings last week to reconsider whether nontraditional medical remedies should be subject to stricter regulations.

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


The pros and cons of a selfie-obsessed culture

Kim Kardashian West became a published author this week. But instead of being filled with her thoughts on fashion or life in Hollywood, her book, "Selfish," is composed of more than 400 photos of her face.

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


Health risks associated with snoring can include effects on the brain

Chronic snorers might need to put aside their Breathe Right strips and schedule a doctor's appointment. Several recent articles and a new research study have highlighted health risks associated with snoring that often go unacknowledged.

May 12, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Red Cross seeks donors as summer looms

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in.

May 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Reducing carbon emissions could save lives, prevent heart attacks, new research shows

Cutting power plant carbon emissions saves lives, according to new research on the way pollution affects public health. The study (paywall), published this week, will become a key talking point for supporters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's latest proposal for carbon pollution standards.

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


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


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These 3 kids items have more germs than your bathroom floor

There is no getting around it - kids are messy. I don’t think I truly understood what “messy” meant until we brought a baby into ...

August 20, 2017 | Krystal Rogers-Nelson FamilyShare | Living well


I quit sugar completely for a month and this is what happened

I stayed away from anything containing sugar for 31 days straight, and the results were pretty surprising.

August 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


7 ways to make your hair grow FAST

Pumpkin spice season (a.k.a. fall) is right around the corner, and that means you might have some regrets about that drastically short summer ...

August 16, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Is this simple abdominal exercise a DIY mommy makeover?

It's a postpartum nightmare for women: being asked when the baby is due after you've delivered.

August 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


A gynecologist answers the 5 sexual questions we ALL have (that you always wanted to ask but never d

Body-shame is common in our society. We grow up with the idea that we have private or intimate areas, so when questions arise about those ...

August 14, 2017 | Fernanda Gonzalez Casafús FamilyShare | Living well


Five things a good night’s sleep can do for you

We all feel better when we’re sleeping well, but did you know that good sleep habits can impact everything from your marriage to your ...

August 14, 2017 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


9 magical uses you never knew you could use avocados for

Ah, the magic of avocados. We know this yummy green fruit makes a delicious bowl of guacamole and adds a bit of pizazz to your ...

August 14, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Mother is diagnosed with vulvar cancer after she experiences severe itching; the symptoms of this ca

Clare Baumhauer, age 44, was diagnosed with cancer. Her story is going viral and she’s pleading with women everywhere to familiarize themselves with the ...

August 14, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


Doctor discovers realistic exercise to help moms lose their post-baby belly

When a doctor and a fitness coach claimed to discover an exercise that shrinks the motherhood pooch in three weeks with 100 percent success, NPR ...

August 13, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


This new birth control APP might just be more effective than the pill

The world of birth control may never be the same.

August 13, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


5 reasons to ditch your scale

Weight is such a loaded topic. It can bring up lots of emotions, lots of frustration and lots of confusion.

August 10, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


Brain damage and football: what parents should know

The quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers is questioning whether he should continue to play football and a Baltimore Ravens lineman has already quit after the ...

August 09, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


5 signs your shampoo is destroying your hair (without you noticing)

After a tiring day, nothing is more satisfying than a long, warm shower. You reach for your favorite shampoo and wash away the dirt and ...

August 09, 2017 | Kristine Ramos FamilyShare | Living well


15 things to wear that make you INSTANTLY look slimmer

Diet and exercise is great and all, but it takes a while to lose weight, and when it comes to looking thinner, most of us ...

August 07, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Man starts asking creepy questions but won’t look at woman’s face; now she’s pleading with everyone

When you think of sex trafficking, chances are you don’t think about it happening in your own state or your city. You might think ...

August 07, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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