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What does the word healthy actually mean?

The term "healthy" in the nutrition world has, in many cases, come to be a euphemism for morality with food. You're "good" if you eat vegetables and you're "bad" if you eat cake.

July 31, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


What rights do parents have when they disagree with doctors?

When a child is sick, parents go to doctors looking for a diagnosis, prescription or treatment plan. Sometimes they find conflict.

July 30, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Ingredients every woman needs to get the hair of her dreams (for EVERY hair type)

No matter your hair type, you always believe the grass is greener on the other side. If you have thin, fine hair, you dream of thick curly locks, and if you have thick, coarse curls, you just wish your hair could be straight and shiny.

July 30, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Five simple things to do to help speed up your phone

There's nothing like opening up the box containing your brand-new phone. There are no smudges or scratches, and it is just so shiny.

July 28, 2017 | By Amy Iverson Deseret News | Living well


Boy rushed to the hospital after eating chicken; his mom is now warning others after the x-ray revea

Summer time is the best, especially when it’s full of family, fun and barbecues. This family dinner, however, turned into a nightmare for Jenna Kuchik and her family when her son started complaining and crying because something was hurting his throat.

July 27, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Should boys and girls compete against each other in organized team sports?

During a recent soccer tournament, I watched as my 9-year-old son and his team meticulously moved the ball up and down the field in what was shaping up to be a solid game that would give them yet another win toward gold.

July 27, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Experiment reveals which mosquito repellants actually work and which are useless

Of course you want to avoid mosquito bites — they’re itchy and irritating, not to mention dangerous. Little kids especially are prone to itching these bumps too much which could cause infection. And, of course, mosquitoes are known to spread viruses.

July 26, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Is postnatal depletion a thing, or is Gwyneth Paltrow just trying to sell vitamins?

The term "postnatal depletion" is popping up on mom blogs lately because of an interview with an Australian physician published on Goop, a popular wellness website run by Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow.

July 26, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


4 steps to lower your risk of breast cancer

Every year, about 190,000 women receive a devastating diagnosis: breast cancer. But that number could go down with the right prevention awareness.

July 25, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Doctor finds 27 lost contact lenses in woman’s eye; nobody can believe how they got there

When a 67 year-old woman experienced discomfort in her eye, she didn’t think much of it. Later she would tell surgeons that she thought it was from old age and dry eye, according to Optometry Today.

July 24, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The relationship of nutrition and mental health

Are you really what you eat? It might sound cliché, but if you look at it from the perspective of mental health, it's actually true.

July 23, 2017 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


4 nutrition tips to honor your health without dieting

Nutrition can feel very confusing and overwhelming. It seems that everyone has an opinion and claims absolute truth with their eating style or diet plan.

July 23, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


Why is everyone so angry, and how can we change that?

The shooting of a U.S. congressman this summer by a man described as “always angry” reminded Americans that while anger is a biological necessity, it can rapidly morph from a life-preserving force to a deadly one.

July 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


The problems with elimination diets

If you've lived long enough, you've seen the trends come and go in the dieting world. One minute fat is bad and the next it's carbs or fruit or some other villain who is to blame for poor health.

July 20, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


It's not your imagination, your lawn mower is trying to kill you

The aroma of freshly cut grass is one of the pleasures of summer, but you can't smell it if you're in the ER, which is where thousands of people go each year after being injured in lawn-mowing accidents.

July 19, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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3 surprising habits that can make you obese (and have nothing to do with diet)

Are you hitting roadblocks while trying to reach your weight loss goals? We’re told over and over again that the key to weight loss ...

October 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


3 habits that can give you kidney stones and 3 ways to prevent it

Dr. Scott Miller isn’t the only person who pointed out that passing a kidney stone has been compared to the pain of childbirth. It ...

October 18, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Here's the best drink for weight loss, according to researchers

Everyone seems to be looking for quick and easy ways to lose weight. Diet plans, weight loss pills, rigorous workout routines, and special weight loss ...

October 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 common medicines that could kill you (you have them in your house)

The danger of overdosing on common over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is a more significant problem that many people realize.

October 18, 2017 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Science can now do surgery on embryos to remove disease; here's what you need to know on this contro

Parents would do anything to protect their child and keep them safe. But how would you feel about altering them before birth to prevent a ...

October 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


New mothers are eating their placentas — here's why doctors say they should stop

Some new moms are coming home from the hospital with more than a baby. They're also bringing the placenta that nourished the child for ...

October 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


3 natural products to give your skin an amazing glow

Don’t you just love the fall? The leaves start to turn, and the temperatures drop just enough to finally slip into your favorite cozy ...

October 17, 2017 | Lisa Smith FamilyShare | Living well


5 ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season

With fall here already and temperatures beginning to change, cold and flu season is upon us — and just about everyone is vulnerable. Kids are going ...

October 16, 2017 | Sage Singleton KSL.com | Living well


Lady Gaga reveals why she's cancelling her tour and it's unexpectedly heartbreaking

With some illnesses, it's obvious the person is suffering. But with others, the way a person looks on the outside can deceive the eyes ...

October 16, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 answers to the questions you still have about sex

Learning about sex is a process. You start learning when you’re pretty young, but only the basics. Then, depending on how your parents talked ...

October 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Three siblings lose eyesight and start having seizures; they die within three days of each other

Les and Celeste Chappell were parents of a happy, large family of nine children when their three youngest children started having trouble with their eyesight ...

October 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Rethinking nutrition education for kids

Parents, teachers and community members can all agree — we want healthy, happy kids. Teachers have endless requirements and curriculum standards to meet, one of which ...

October 12, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Woman rushes to the hospital when she doesn’t feel her baby kick all day; doctors find that her plac

Being pregnant and feeling your baby kick for the first time is one of the most magical feelings in the world. Knowing there’s a ...

October 11, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Burn 1,000 calories just by cleaning

We all love a clean house … but who knew it had such health benefits? There are a bunch of sneaky ways to burn calories and ...

October 11, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


7 little known signs of breast cancer (and how you can catch it early)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so it’s a perfect time to talk about the early warning signs, how to prevent it and how ...

October 11, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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