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4 tools that use money to motivate weight loss

A group photo was posted by a friend to my Facebook wall. I was mortified and barely recognized myself. Several weeks later I was asked if I was pregnant — an anatomical impossibility as a male.

September 01, 2015 | Joseph Irvine KSL.com | Living well


How Medicare is trying to start a healthier national conversation about dying

Diane Carbo has spent countless hours considering how she would like to die.

August 31, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Cancer cells retrained to be normal again in new study

ROCHESTER, Minn. — In a major breakthrough in the battle against cancer, researchers believe they’ve found a way to retrain cancerous cells to die in the same way healthy cells do.

August 30, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL.com | Living well


4 mindfulness skills that can help you manage anxiety

Feelings of panic, restlessness, excessive worry, difficulties concentrating and irritability are all common symptoms of anxiety. Some may experience a couple of these symptoms as others may experience all at once. Anxiety is emotionally draining and can cause many problems to an individual’s everyday life. It takes a lot of work to deal with anxiety and be a fully functioning individual. Little accomplishments are big successes and completing short or long term goals can feel overwhelming.

August 28, 2015 | Jennifer Sorensen KSL | Living well


Group selfies responsible for lice outbreak in teens?

There may be room for a new dominant hashtag on social media, and it’s a gross one: #socialmedialice.

August 27, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Living well


Artificial kidney will save millions of lives, scientists say

Ed Timmerman is hooked up to a portable dialysis machine every night. He is one of the 1.5 to 2 million people worldwide suffering from end-stage renal disease.

August 26, 2015 | Heather Simonsen News Division | Living well


Chaplains now available by Skype for patients who don't know where to turn

Returning home after a hospital stay is a difficult transition for seriously ill patients, especially if they've made a connection with their hospital's chaplain. Now one organization wants to make receiving spiritual counseling from home as simple as logging in to Skype.

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


Why reading to young children matters

Parents, prepare your funny voices. Reading picture books with young children is an essential part of nurturing a healthy brain, according to new research.

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


Why patients don't follow doctors' orders — and what doctors could do about it

Medical students traded stethoscopes for skillets this spring in a course designed to make learning how to cook part of the path to becoming a doctor.

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


Physical exercise important; don't neglect mental stimulation

Being healthy is not just about the foods we eat and exercises we do to get our bodies physically fit. You can be at your ideal weight and have rock-solid abs and muscles, yet still be severely unhealthy if you don't take the time to train your brain.

August 23, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Five habits to help you lose weight, keep it off

To many Americans, weight loss remains a pie-in-the-sky desired outcome to a laborious process that is never undertaken.

August 23, 2015 | By BistroMD | Living well


Compound that reins in cancer found

A compound that disrupts enzyme function has been found to inhibit the growth of breast, colon and other cancer cells in laboratory testing, according to researchers.

August 23, 2015 | By Doug Bennett University of Florida Health | Living well


7 things you believe about your teeth that aren't true

Dental health is an important aspect of health and wellness. Over the years, stories have circulated that have misled people about their dental health. Here are seven common myths about your teeth:

August 20, 2015 | Benjamin Greene Deseret News Service | Living well


3 ways to boost your creativity

Many people aren't living up to their creative potential, according to a new study published this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (paywall).

August 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Are you swimming in a toilet? 5 reasons to avoid the public pool this summer

As the weather heats up, public swimming pools beckon us to leave the comfort of our homes and venture outdoors to take a cool dip. Swimming in the public pool may be considered one of America’s favorite pastimes, but for me, no thanks. My 5 Top Reasons You Should Never Get Into A Public Swimming Pool will give you the extra ammunition you need when kids ask, “Can we go to the public pool?”

August 20, 2015 | Emily Woll FamilyShare | Living well


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This one thing will help you make it through the winter

If the thought of winter brings literal shivers up your spine and a strong desire to hibernate, all inducing a general grumpiness, brace yourself because ...

December 13, 2017 | Emily Hellewell FamilyShare | Living well


7 haircuts that will flatter anyone with thin hair

Having thin hair can be a blessing and a curse, just like any other type of hair. It’s great for fun pixie cuts and ...

December 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


She lost 100 pounds in a year so she could play with her daughter; now she offers the best advice fo

It wasn’t until a day with her little daughter at the beach that Christine Carlos realized she needed to improve her health. While trying ...

December 11, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


6 benefits of prenatal and postnatal massage therapy

Whether it is a woman’s first pregnancy or she has already been through the process, prenatal and postnatal massage therapy is quite helpful for ...

December 11, 2017 | Sara Lopze FamilyShare | Living well


How Santa can be part of a Christian celebration of Christmas

An Irish priest recently urged Christians to abandon the celebration of Christmas because the holiday has been hijacked by Santa Claus and his eight tiny ...

December 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


10 ways to lose weight during the holiday season

The holidays are coming which also means some inevitable weight gain is on its way. Our bodies and health versus the holiday treats create quite ...

December 09, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


7 easy ways to boost your immune system and avoid getting sick

Temperatures are dropping and with the cooler weather comes more colds, the flu, and other sicknesses that put a serious damper on your holiday plans ...

December 08, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


10 stellar beauty products you already have in your pantry

Save yourself a trip to the store, because you already have some awesome beauty products right in your pantry.

December 08, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Boy's parents found out he has a rare condition after he nearly died

Discovering your child has a disease can be scary, and are almost always accompanied with unanswered questions and risks. Sometimes these diseases are hereditary, but ...

December 07, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


After being called "disgusting," woman "drops 200 pounds" OVERNIGHT and posts one amazing picture

There are tons of diet plans being promoted online lately, and many promise incredible results in a short amount of time. While these diets work ...

December 06, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 sane holiday eating tips

It's the most wonderful time of the year — right?

December 06, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Moms will gush over these one-of-a-kind innovative NICU rooms

When you find out you're pregnant, you don't think of potential complications that could happen, and are instead elated and joyful for the ...

December 05, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


The latest viral challenge is claiming hundreds of lives around the world

A few months ago we learned that children and teens were participating in the Blue Whale challenge, a challenge with several stages — the last one ...

December 04, 2017 | Camila Ignacia Gómez González FamilyShare | Living well


12 things that make your hair fall out

According to WebMD, you naturally lose around 100 strands of hair every day. However, if you suspect more strands of hair than normal are in ...

December 02, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


This is the haircut you should get based on your body type

When you spend hours scouring Pinterest for the perfect photo to take to your hairstylist, it’s easy to forget an important factor in having ...

December 01, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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