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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


WOW Mobile Health Vehicle Offers Mammograms

BRUNSWICK – Southeast Georgia Health System's Southeast Georgia with its Wellness on Wheels mobile health vehicle will be in area counties this month.

March 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Deal releases Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee report

Gov. Nathan Deal has released the final report of recommendations from his Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee, which was created last April to identify and provide solutions for the needs of Georgia's rural hospital community.

March 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Is your headache just a headache? Or something more serious?

Many people get frequent headaches and usually don’t pay any attention to them. If you can take something over the counter to eliminate the ...

October 19, 2017 | Kevin Ippisch FamilyShare | Living well


Republicans, Democrats split over progress in gender equality

Who has it easier, men or women? How you answer that question may reveal the political party you favor.

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


Recess should not be used as a privilege or punishment

Recently, a child of mine returned home from school upset. Apparently, the day before, the class had a substitute teacher. And, as often happens in ...

October 19, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


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


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