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How to help kids be healthy without shaming, damaging self-esteem

Gillian Brown's parents don't like her body.

August 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Coca-Cola scandal reignites debate about whether to prioritize exercise or eating right

The soda industry is facing a public relations crisis.

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


Are painful experiences from your past slowly killing you?

Many of us had painful experiences as a child or teen, and while it may seem obvious these experiences impact our mental health, we now know that there are some experiences which can also negatively impact our physical health.

August 13, 2015 | Chris Adams Richards, LCSW FamilyShare | Living well


Pack plenty of water before heading outdoors to avoid dehydration

Planning on spending time outdoors? Make sure to pack plenty of water. When the mercury rises, staying hydrated is especially important. Oftentimes we become overheated before realizing it.

August 11, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


Brown bagging doesn’t have to be boring. Here are some exciting school lunch tips



When you’re buying school supplies for the upcoming school year, don’t forget to consider what you’re doing for your child’s lunch. School lunches try hard to be nutritious, but serving hundreds of students each day on a low budget is difficult and very rarely as interesting as what you can send from home.

August 11, 2015 | Dann Goff FamilyShare | Living well


Q&A: New book highlights health benefits of forgiveness

Twenty years ago, Azim Khamisa's son was shot and killed while delivering a pizza. It was an act of senseless violence, the kind that keeps parents up at night.

August 10, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Cholesterol explained

Understanding cholesterol and how your body breaks down these components will help you make better decisions regarding your dietary intake of certain foods. Knowing the difference between good and bad cholesterol leads to a better understanding of your overall health.

August 09, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Cholesterol explained

Understanding cholesterol and how your body breaks down these components will help you make better decisions regarding your dietary intake of certain foods. Knowing the difference between good and bad cholesterol leads to a better understanding of your overall health.

August 09, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Dental offices provide free oral cancer tests

Howard Family Dental recently announced that its 10 locations in coastal Georgia and South Carolina, including the Hinesville office, now provide Velscope oral cancer screenings at no charge to patients of record and new patients.

August 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Grip strength may show diabetes, high blood pressure

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Whether you grasp it right away or not, your grip strength may indicate whether or not you have undetected diabetes and high blood pressure, University of Florida researchers say.

August 09, 2015 | By University of Florida Health | Living well


6 ways to set healthy sleep habits in kids

As a new school year approaches, parents are preparing their kids for earlier wake-up calls and readying themselves for the groans and whines that come with them.

August 09, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


The path to more positive thinking might start in your neighborhood park

Staying positive is a walk in the park, according to new research (paywall) on the mental health benefits of spending time outside. A stroll in nature was found to draw the brain's attention away from distressing, embarrassing or upsetting thoughts.

August 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How friendship affects well-being in each decade of life

Eighteen months ago, Chad Every moved from Ohio to St. Petersburg, Florida. He had a new job, apartment and bicycle, but one important ingredient of a good life was missing: friends.

August 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


6 things to never say to someone with cancer

Talking with someone who has a serious illness can be a sticky situation. You want to offer help, comfort, and support, but don’t want to be intrusive or offensive. Like anything, there’s some etiquette to know before reaching out to a friend or family member.

August 03, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Q&A: The secret to raising healthy kids, according to USDA nutrition leader

School's out for summer, but Kathryn Wilson still has cafeteria meals on her mind.

July 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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Articles by Section - Living well


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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