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Keep a fresh perspective on your eyes

In many households, women tend to actively be on the lookout for their family's overall health and well-being. While selflessly putting the needs of loved ones before their own, women can often overlook health problems of their own that could lead to major health-care costs down the road. This is especially true when it comes to vision.

April 19, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Study links Facebook to depression

The social-media site Facebook can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends.

April 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Going under the knife for a younger-looking face does more than alter a person's own body image, according to a new study published this week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. It also changes how an individual's personality is perceived by others.

April 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

In the springtime, as temperatures rise and flower buds peek out of the soil to greet the sun, the body begins making adjustments of its own.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

People looking to boost their mental health should be strategic about the way they retell important life events, according to recent research on the way life stories impact well-being.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

A popular new commercial that shows a couple video-conferencing with a doctor after ill-timed dance moves sent them crashing into their dining room table illustrates a rising trend among health insurers: the use of innovative technologies to simplify the health care system.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

The symptoms started for Amy Myers during her second year of medical school. Initially, doctors dismissed the panic attacks, unexplained weight loss, and extreme muscular weakness. They said it was stress, that’s all.

April 14, 2015 | Jody Berger Deseret News | Living well


How your weight loss habits are making your kids fat

Like many parents, you’ve considered the importance of setting a good example for your kids in many areas of your life, but are your dieting habits detrimental to your children’s health and well-being? Current diet culture promotes unhealthy extremes and poor body image, polarizing food as “good” or “bad" — and this is incredibly damaging to a child’s ability to develop a healthy or normal relationship with food. The Framingham Children's Study showed that children whose parents showed the highest levels of restrictive dieting followed by post-diet overeating were most likely to be overweight compared to children ...

April 08, 2015 | Ashley Palmer FamilyShare | Living well


For millennials making sexual health decisions, there is no black and white

When it comes to the morality of sexual behaviors, millennials have more questions than answers.

April 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Before adding 'running' to your resume, consider these words of advice

If you're thinking of adding running to your resume, consider these three tips before you hit the ground running. Considered one of the most accessible activities, running is also considered one of the best activities you can do for your heart.

April 05, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson KSL | Living well


Not all fitness apps are created equal, health experts say

People wear it on tank top straps, tuck it in a pocket or fasten it to their wrist. They bring it up at work meetings, give it to others as a gift and monitor the measurements it records at the end of each day.

April 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How stores like Forever 21 trick your brain into buying more

Neuroscience research holds an important message for shoppers looking to add a few new pieces to their spring wardrobe: the brain can't always be trusted.

March 30, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Teens may be even more distracted behind the wheel than previously thought

Giving in to the temptation to talk with friends or answer texts while driving holds serious consequences for teens behind the wheel, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, which found that six in 10 car crashes involving teen drivers were linked to distracted driving.

March 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Phil had been teaching tennis to young people for 20 years. Last year, when he started experiencing discomfort in his hands and wrists, a parent of one of his students suggested it could be carpal tunnel syndrome.

March 27, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Living well


New Alzheimer's drug on trial for treatment

The search for an effective Alzheimer's treatment has faced many setbacks, but one new drug is renewing hope, according to researchers.

March 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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1 easy thing you can do to practice body positivity

You might have already caught on to the growing momentum of the body positivity and anti-diet movements. Over the last few years, more and more ...

November 22, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


6 symptoms of a UTI (and what to do to avoid complications)

If you’re a woman, no matter how old you are, you most likely have been or will be the victim of annoying (and sometimes ...

November 22, 2017 | Mariel Reimann FamilyShare | Living well


This hazard is just as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

A mother recently shared a story about her son, talking about being apprehensive to go to parent teacher conferences. Like all parents, she was a ...

November 22, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


10 ways to grow your eyelashes LONG without getting extensions

There have been some pretty intense beauty trends over the years, but one thing hasn’t changed — the desire for long, voluminous eyelashes. As a ...

November 22, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


8 ways to transform your eyebrows naturally

Beauty tips and tricks are all over the internet. The collarbone-grazing lob hairstyle, the perfectly matte lips and the flawless “natural” makeup tutorials are just ...

November 21, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Reading fiction flexes the brain, study says

We know physical workouts keep our muscles healthy, but mental fitness is just as important.

November 21, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


How to still have a merry Christmas if you're struggling with credit-card debt

It's almost Black Friday. Do you know where your credit cards are?

November 21, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Memo to Congress: Here's what Americans really want in health insurance, according to new survey

Americans would rather have lower insurance deductibles than more health care providers. They’d rather have health insurance for everyone than the right to opt ...

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


8 little known symptoms of cervical cancer you should watch out for

We hear all about the symptoms of breast cancer on a regular basis, but there’s another type of cancer that is common in women ...

November 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Child receives “severe burns” from a common Halloween activity; now mom is warning others not to do

Halloween is approaching, which means it’s time to start completing the finishing touches on your kids’ costumes. It’s stressful to think about all ...

November 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


14 quick and easy ways to lose weight FAST (without exercising)

The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means. Thanksgiving feasts, Christmas candy, holiday treats and comfort food will be everywhere in the ...

November 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


10 small things that will make you look more attractive

Everyone loves to feel comfortable and attractive in their own skin. It’s not unusual to see someone wearing makeup or coloring their hair to ...

November 08, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 ways to get rid of pimples overnight

When I was a teenager, my skin was absolutely flawless. I got a zit maybe once or twice every six months, and it would only ...

November 07, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


11 ways to grow your hair LONG super fast

Just so you know, this article contains affiliate links. This means FamilyShare will receive a cut of the profit if you decide to purchase one ...

November 06, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How to get rid of a headache in a few minutes without taking medicine

When that tension headache hits you in the middle of your afternoon, you might be tempted to throw back a couple of pain relievers so ...

November 05, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


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