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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


How I stepped away from being a 'poolside mom'

As I stood shoulder-deep in the hotel swimming pool, surrounded by all six of my children — many of them hanging on to me — I felt tremendous regret.

March 18, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


How to deal with tendonitis pain

Pencils ready. Here's a pop quiz.

March 18, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Living well


When a little deal is a big deal, especially with 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 18, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Living well


St. Patrick's Day revelries inspire safe driving campaigns

St. Patrick's Day is associated with many activities in the American imagination: Pinching people who don't wear green, dying the Chicago River and drinking to excess, to name a few.

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


Fast food restaurants drop soda pop from kids' meals

What's a kid got to do to get a Coke in this town? Well, avoid fast-food restaurants, for starters.

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


Want a better relationship with your children? Don't be afraid to argue

If you want a better relationship with your children, then argue.

March 16, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL | Living well


Strength training: It's a family affair

Many people shy away from strength training because of a pervasive stigma associated with it: Weight gain. All too often, we hear excuses for why people choose to avoid strength training: “I don’t want to bulk up” or “I don’t need to focus on weights.” However, strength training is an important part of anyone’s workout routine, regardless of gender, body size and fitness goals. In fact, the benefits are lifelong and can especially help as you age. Besides the fact that strength training can boost your metabolism by 15 percent, muscle is also a key component to ...

March 15, 2015 | Taylor Hoyt FamilyShare | Living well


Stop yawning. 3 reasons why you need more sleep

Life certainly dictates its own pace. As the demands of busy schedules pile up, it seems a good night's sleep is the first thing to go. The lack of adequate sleep knows no boundaries. Young people suffer from the same decline of proper sleeping habits as often as their parents. And in an effort to compensate for lost time, the loss of sleep carries its own consequences. Sleep is essential not only to getting through daily life, but also improving the quality of it. Here are 3 reasons why a good night's sleep is worth your time.

March 12, 2015 | Paige 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.

March 10, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


Don't become a victim of your own deceit

There are a lot of cheats in the world. This is not including professional rule breakers. The most common are those who cheat themselves.

March 10, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD 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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