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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


What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Phil had been teaching tennis to young people for 20 years. Last year, when he started experiencing discomfort in his hands and wrists, a parent of one of his students suggested it could be carpal tunnel syndrome.

March 27, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Living well


New Alzheimer's drug on trial for treatment

The search for an effective Alzheimer's treatment has faced many setbacks, but one new drug is renewing hope, according to researchers.

March 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What 'The Office' teaches us about job satisfaction

America's favorite workplace turns 10 this week. Fans of Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael Scott and the rest of "The Office's" cast of characters will mark a decade since the comically dysfunctional crew first came to television screens.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Why psychologists say you should ban 'busy' from your vocabulary

In late February, Scott Dannemiller, a writer and worship leader in the Presbyterian Church, captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of people with a simple four-word headline: "Busy is a Sickness."

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Researchers establish why exercise can worsen exhaustion of patients with chronic fatigue

The mechanism that causes high-performance athletes to "feel the burn" also causes people with chronic fatigue syndrome to feel exhausted by the most common daily activities, new University of Florida research shows.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


March recognizes social workers across the Nation

During, this time the National Association of Social Workers begins an eight-month celebration of its 60th anniversary which will end in October, the actual month the association was founded back in 1955.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Senate approves creation of Joint Coastal Greenway Study Committee

Legislation sponsored by Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, would create a joint House and Senate Coastal Greenway Study Committee to examine the proposed Coastal Georgia Greenway trail.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Living well


Turmeric, more than just a cooking spice

Turmeric, a rootstock perennial plant that is a cousin to the ginger family, is used as a spice in many Middle Eastern recipes. But recent studies indicate that turmeric could hold medicinal value as well.

March 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Living well


Affordable Care Act supporters celebrate 5th anniversary

The Affordable Care Act will turn five on Monday, March 23, and many supporters began birthday celebrations early this week with the release of new data illustrating the law's positive impact.

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


Loneliness isn't as bad as it sounds, study shows

Excess feelings of loneliness have been shown to shorten your lifespan and weaken your immune system. The health risks of loneliness even rival obesity, as Deseret News National's Lois Collins pointed out on Mar. 14.

March 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Living well


When a little deal is a big deal, especially for kids

When people say, “It is not a big deal,” one has to believe them. The problem is, with kids, a little deal may be a big deal. For that matter, who is to say what a big or a little deal is for grown-ups?

March 19, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Living well


Facebook removes 'feeling fat' emoticon option from status updates

Facebook has defriended its "feeling fat" emoticon, announcing Tuesday that the option did not fit the spirit of its "How are you feeling?" prompt.

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas 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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