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Advocates say 39 states’ obesity rates to pass 50%

NEW YORK - A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese - not merely overweight.

September 19, 2012 | Mike Stobbe The Associated Press | Living well


Whooping cough vaccine blamed for outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) - As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that was introduced in the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.

September 15, 2012 | By Mike Stobbe Associated Press writer | Living well


Some ‘problems’ really aren’t big deals

I estimate that one-fourth of the questions parents ask me involve issues or behaviors that merit little - if any - concern. Some of the "problems" in question are normal to certain stages of development. Others are nothing more than little glitches that will resolve themselves in time (and might develop into real problems if people respond to them as such). And some are reflections of personality (or temperament), which is inborn and therefore fairly fixed, although not immutable. These include things like shyness, which most shy people figure out how to successfully compensate for by early adulthood. Here's a short ...

September 13, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


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


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Is the solution to Zika more mosquitoes?

It seems counterintuitive, but some health officials believe Florida needs more mosquitoes to help slow the spread of Zika, the virus the World Health Organization ...

August 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


20 unexpected everyday things that are harming your skin

Have you ever wondered what the secret to having supple, perfect skin is? Well, believe it or not, there are things you do every day ...

August 23, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


What Alzheimer's disease teaches us about the soul

When he was a chaplain at a nursing home in Chicago, the Rev. James Ellor decided to try an experiment. He found a Sunday school ...

August 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


These 5 common things are making women lose their hair faster, experts say

It never feels good to look down at the shower drain and see a large ball of hair.

August 23, 2016 | Katelyn Carmen FamilyShare | Living well


How old is too old to have a baby?

Women have long been warned to abstain from conceiving after 35 due to an increase in challenges and health risks while carrying. But despite this ...

August 22, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


What your lip color says about your health

In traditional Chinese medicine, your mouth is the window to your health. One of your body's best health indicators is the color of your ...

August 22, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


How Zika is changing people's views about abortion

The spread of the Zika virus may be changing Americans' views on late-term abortion, presenting a new challenge for abortion opponents.

August 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Top 6 myths of intuitive eating debunked

If you’ve ever experienced the yo-yo effect diets have emotionally and physically, you might have looked into an idea called intuitive eating. There’s ...

August 20, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


This is what a dietician eats in an average day

If you want to be fiercely healthy, surround yourself with advice from those who really understand food, nutrients and how it all affects your body.

August 18, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


How the Olympics inspire ordinary people to become athletes

Sitting on a couch watching TV isn’t good for your health — unless you happen to be watching the Olympics.

August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


9 ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant

Every woman grows up dreaming of having children one day. Starting at a young age, you rock your baby dolls and tinker with future baby ...

August 18, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


Tackling rape culture together: the power of bystanders

In a few weeks, thousands of new college students will stream onto campuses across the country, trying to navigate the novelties of dorm rooms, dining ...

August 18, 2016 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well


What that extra 10 pounds is doing to your brain

That extra 10 pounds may be around your middle, but it will affect your brain by middle age, researchers at the University of Cambridge in ...

August 17, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


11 ways to show compassion to a friend living with infertility

Infertility is one of the most devastating afflictions for any couple. Being unable to conceive a child is something that many people never consider until ...

August 17, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


The Olympic moms who show you do have time to exercise

Ten members of Team USA are mothers, proving that having a family isn't an excuse to not work out.

August 13, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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