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Premiums for family health plans hit $15,745

WASHINGTON - It sounds like good news: Annual premiums for job-based family health plans went up only 4 percent this year.

September 12, 2012 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press | Living well


Study: Organic food isn’t that much better

WASHINGTON - Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me?

September 06, 2012 | Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press | Living well


Parents, stop doing your kids’ homework

With the advent of a new school year, it seems appropriate to tackle the issue of homework: more specifically, the question of how involved parents should be and how parents can limit their involvement to only what is necessary.

September 05, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Exercise for people with arthritis

Arthritis can make physical activity more difficult. In spite of that difficulty, exercise is an important part of staying healthy for men and women with arthritis. Even moderate physical activity can strengthen bones and muscles and increase joint flexibility, making it easier for arthritis sufferers to perform daily tasks.

August 30, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Be careful when giving kids clothing budget

Q: My two teenage daughters, 13 and 15, constantly are begging me to buy them clothes. It's become highly annoying. To stop the constant whining, I've decided to stop buying them any clothing and give them each an $800 annual clothing allowance. Should I give them the whole amount at once or give it to them on a monthly basis?

August 30, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Entomologist: West Nile threat real; rare

About 80 percent of the people who are bitten by mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus won't develop any symptoms, according to Maj. Mark Potter, entomologist with Winn Army Community Hospital's environmental health department.

August 30, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Living well


Are school meals becoming healthier

Grilled cheese on a pretzel bun; maple burst pancakes; cold nachos; breaded chicken nuggets - these are some of the lunch options in school cafeterias across the country. Following streamlined government regulations aimed to make school lunches healthier, some parents are left scratching their heads wondering if anything has changed.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Foot care essential to healthy living

Did you know that each of our amazing feet contain more than 26 bones, four arches and 33 joints? There are more than 250,000 sweat glands in the feet that produce about 500 milliliters of sweat per day. In an average lifetime, a person will walk a distance equivalent to more than three trips around the earth. On average, we walk 3,000 steps per day, so our feet take a lot of abuse. Those who run or walk as a form of exercise may take as many as 10,000 steps per day. So it seems our feet ...

August 29, 2012 | By Sandra M. Elliott Correspondent | Living well


Bookworm apple bark

Grab your books and this crunchy, sweet breakfast treat as you dash off to school.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Eating out doesn't have to be unhealthy

When it comes to families' routines, parents often may feel like they're performing a juggling act. With school, work, extracurricular activities, medical appointments, play dates and chores, schedules quickly become so jam-packed that cooking wholesome, healthy dinners takes a backseat. The daily grind makes it easy and convenient to deliver dinner from a bag.

August 29, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Get in shape with others in public

Here are some upcoming races that will help you get in shape, make friends and have fun:

August 29, 2012 | Staff report | Living well


Oral health important during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of major change for a woman's body. Many things influence the health of an unborn baby, and a lot of women don't realize their oral health can directly affect a little one in the developmental stages.

August 29, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Help children understand medicines

Kids are curious by nature, and few things parents do go unnoticed by their children.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ

NEW YORK- Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests.

August 29, 2012 | Malcolm Ritter and Nick Perry The Associated Press | Living well


Ga. cuts waiting list for HIV/AIDS drugs

ATLANTA - Poor and uninsured people in Georgia who need medication to treat HIV and AIDS will no longer need to be placed on a waiting list.

August 29, 2012 | The Associated Press | Living well


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Articles by Section - Living well


'Biggest Losers' show why we regain lost weight

The first woman to win "The Biggest Loser" recently admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she has regained much of the weight she lost on the ...

May 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Your triplets just got even more special

Having triplets is special, and it’s becoming even more so.

May 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Eat more, not less

In a society rampant with “you shouldn’t eat that” messaging, figuring out what to eat can be a trip down negativity lane.

May 05, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Do we really need milk?

Once considered "nature's perfect food," milk is falling out of favor with consumers — unless it's made from almonds or cashews.

May 04, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is your 'doctor' really an M.D.?

From a teenager posing as a physician to a chiropractor practicing "pastoral medicine," some people sound like doctors, but they're not. A report on ...

April 30, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How families can keep the Sabbath when the world interferes

Keeping the Sabbath isn't optional, at least not in God's book. But observing the day of rest prescribed in the 10 Commandments can ...

April 29, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why you sleep better in your own bed

New research shows why we feel groggy while traveling even if we're in the same time zone. It's because our brains refuse to ...

April 28, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 ways to let go of haunting words from your past

Struggling to forget “those things which are behind” is perhaps one of the most tragic things that unites the human race.

April 28, 2016 | Alexandra Crafton FamilyShare | Living well


20 nondieting weight loss tips

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

April 28, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Can you be both fit and fat?

Mirna Valerio, a Georgia teacher and coach, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs — to the best of her knowledge — between 245-250 pounds.

April 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Suicide rates spike in adolescent girls, women

Suicide is on the rise in America, and two groups in particular show a significant spike: middle-aged whites and adolescent girls.

April 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why we should have quit sugar 40 years ago

Processed sugar, research increasingly suggests, makes us prematurely old, wrinkly and obese. But its position as Public Health Enemy No. 1 is relatively new, despite ...

April 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Eat like a queen and live longer

When Queen Elizabeth was born in 1926, the average British woman could expect to live about 70 years. The British monarch turned 90 last Thursday ...

April 25, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Twins used their ADHD to become millionaires

Twin brothers Mark and Mike Patey, both dyslexic, both diagnosed with ADHD and both inclined to get into trouble at school, were determined to prove ...

April 23, 2016 | Becky Griffin KSL.com | Living well


15 power foods to eat while pregnant

Do you wish the old wives’ tale of eating for two while pregnant was actually true? Why is it that you feel famished so often ...

April 20, 2016 | Lacey Pappas FamilyShare | Living well


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