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The health hazards of wood smoke

Behold the wood-burning fireplace — while you can. What was once the source of warmth and ambience, the fireplace is being rebranded as an oversized cigarette, spewing potentially deadly chemicals into the lungs gathered round it.

January 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Cancer outcomes improve but only in wealthy countries

Fewer people are dying from cancer in wealthy countries, while mortality rates are on the rise in lower-income countries, a new study says, providing fresh evidence that lifestyle weighs heavily in cancer rates, as does access to quality medical care.

January 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Focus on now in the new year

On a recent snowy run, I stopped for a second to tie my shoe. As I was doing so, some movement caught my eye, and I looked up to see a rather large jack rabbit that was quickly moving along the hillside above me — then he stopped. For what was only a few seconds, I stood still and watched the rabbit as he sat in the snow, scanning the landscape ahead of him.

December 31, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Reaching New Year'ss fitness goals not as hard as you might think

For anyone whose New Year resolution is to become faster, fitter and stronger, there’s growing evidence that improvements to health might not take up as much time as you think.

December 30, 2015 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Light therapy may help banish winter blues

The January blahs may have nothing to do with the three pounds you gained in December or the Christmas thank-you notes that remain unwritten. They may signify you’re not getting enough sun, and the solution may be as easy as turning on a light.

December 29, 2015 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


10 simple ways to make your hair grow faster

Full disclaimer, ladies: there is nothing you can do that will make your hair magically grow a foot overnight. Hair only grows about 6 inches a year, according to Live Science. This varies depending on a lot of different factors including, fascinatingly, your race. (Asian hair grows the fastest!)

December 28, 2015 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


3 secrets to becoming a healthier, happier you in 2016

Are your pants feeling tight, but you’re too tired to care? Most people could benefit from making healthier choices. From the way we look to how we feel, deciding to live a healthier lifestyle brings about numerous benefits. Diets tend to feel restrictive and are difficult to maintain for long periods of time. Food should not be something we dread or regret but should be something enjoyable and energizing. Instead of trying a radical diet that leaves you hungry all day, why not make good nutrition a part of your daily life?

December 23, 2015 | Stephanie Niccoli FamilyShare | Living well


Our bravest are scared of getting help; here are 6 things they should know

The people who help us in our greatest time of need are suffering. There is an epidemic of public servants like firefighters and police officers staying silent while enduring mental pain. They are not seeking help for anxiety, depression, sleep issues, post traumatic stress or suicidal thoughts. Instead they are negatively coping, which results in marital issues, severe agitation and substance abuse or even death. It is time they felt comfortable finding help. Here are some things they should know.

December 22, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL.com | Living well


4 ways to keep your weight loss goal going for longer than a month

January 1st brings the promise of a new year and a new you. The first week of January gyms are packed with people, weight-loss ads flood the media, and desserts are avoided like the plague. But when the calendar flips to February, old habits can start to creep in and before you know it you are off track.

December 21, 2015 | Sarah Shepherd FamilyShare | Living well


6 important signs you need to be selfish

It’s all too easy to get caught up in everyone else. You get lost in the mix when all you do is focus on others at work, make sure your kids have anything and everything they could possibly need, and ensuring your husband doesn’t have to worry about things you should be able to care of.

December 17, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Arianne Brown: Body image is not just a girl thing

When I hear the term “body image,” my thoughts most often go to young girls. I think of these girls wanting to attain what they believe is the “perfect” body, and I have done my best to teach my own daughters the importance of having a healthy body image.

December 17, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


4 ways to minimize the stress of sending Christmas cards

Andrew Leigh's Christmas card photo went viral earlier this month, as people commiserated with the Australian politician's 'Grinchy' son. The 3-year-old is shown sitting apart from his two brothers and parents, appearing pouty and enraged.

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


Heartbreaking commercial highlights the pain of loneliness

Each year, hundreds of thousands of elderly adults spend the holidays alone, perhaps because they've lost touch with friends or have family members who won't or can't drop by and visit.

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


Swaziland leading the battle against malaria in Africa

The small southern African Kingdom of Swaziland is leading the way in the global fight against malaria.

December 07, 2015 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | Living well


District HIV/AIDS nurse honored

HIV director for the Coastal Health District, Susan Alt, BSN, ACRN, has been named the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board's Certified Nurse of the Year.

December 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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How safe are carnival rides?

As summer approaches, throngs of thrill seekers will converge on state fairs and parking-lot carnivals. While the food is the primary attraction for most fair-goers ...

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


6 ways to get along with anyone

People are the worst.

May 23, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


How the heart attack you didn't know you had affects you

Nearly half of heart attacks go undetected, and these "silent" cardiac events can be as bad as those that are quickly diagnosed, a new study ...

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


5 reasons the Summer Olympics should be postponed or moved

Rio de Janeiro is at the heart of the Zika outbreak, not the edge, and to hold the Olympics there in August would be dangerous ...

May 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


3 recent books offer tips for weight loss, wellness

These three recently released books offer tips and insights on weight loss, wellness and developing healthy habits.

May 19, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


What you've always been told about breakfast may be wrong

Conventional wisdom says to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.

May 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The best time in life to think about bone health (it's not what you think)

The skeleton you’ll have in your 60s is the one you built in your teens — a disturbing idea to anyone who’s ever watched ...

May 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Arianne Brown: Let your children climb

Recently, while waiting to pick up my kindergartener from school, I watched my 2-year-old son, Axel, explore a small iron fence that boarded the playground ...

May 18, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Is your workplace harming your health?

Every day you make around 200 decisions about food, according to researcher Brian Wansink of Cornell University, and hundreds more about being physically active. It ...

May 18, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Your role in combatting sexual assault? It's bigger than you think

If Kimberly Lonsway told her friends that her house was burglarized over the weekend, they might silently wonder if her door was unlocked, or if ...

May 17, 2016 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well


The 'health' food that's making us fat

The U.S. dietary guidelines urge us to eat yogurt, but not the kind with 30 grams of sugar and a topping made of candy ...

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


The troubling reason girls drop out of sports

Girls' participation in sports declines sharply after puberty, and a new study from the United Kingdom suggests it's because they're uncomfortable with their ...

May 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Will the last family doctor in America please turn out the lights?

If you don't already have a family doctor, don't count on seeing one in the next two months. That's the average wait ...

May 12, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The day I stopped stigmatizing cheerleading

Every year around the first part of May, my children’s elementary school sends out fliers for a junior cheerleading camp and tryouts sponsored by ...

May 11, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


12 beautiful breakfast bowls you’ll be dying to try this month

Do you love cereal?

May 11, 2016 | Alexandra Crafton FamilyShare | Living well


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