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Red Cross appeals for blood donations amidst Zika scares

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations, saying the nation's supply is critically low because of the July Fourth holiday and summer vacations. But there's another reason health officials are concerned: the possibility of the Zika virus being transmitted through blood donations.

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

10 unattractive things that instantly turn guys off

Disclaimer: All women everywhere are beautiful and no one is perfect. This article is not intended to body shame or degrade a female's physical appearance. Society already does enough of that, and it's grotesquely wrong in every way.

July 16, 2016 | Alex Phippen FamilyShare | Living well

Is an episiotomy assault and battery?

Is an unwanted episiotomy assault and battery? One California mother thinks so, and she is suing her former obstetrician for performing the procedure in 2013 even as she begged him to stop.

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

The skinny on how pasta affects your weight

Italian researchers say pasta eating is linked to a healthy body weight. Before you roll your eyes, know that an older study in the U.S. said much the same.

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

Why and how pregnant women should work out

Pregnancy is not an excuse to skip your workout, a new study confirms.

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

3 reasons to get your children into rock climbing

Kids are natural climbers. They climb trees, fences and just about anything they can grab hold of.

July 15, 2016 | Jon Vickers | Living well

Arianne Brown: Athletic aptitude is as valuable as academic prowess

Recently, my 6-year-old daughter, Azure, was sitting at the computer when some instructions popped up that required some reading that she had difficulty doing herself. As she should do, Azure asked for some help.

July 14, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

Why so many young adults still go to their childhood pediatrician

Young adults are staying on their parents' health-insurance plans longer, and they're seeing their childhood pediatricians even when they're old enough to have families of their own.

July 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Another reason not to eat raw cookie dough

Everyone knows they shouldn't eat cookie dough because of the risk of salmonella from raw eggs. (Not that this stops many of us from indulging.)

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

Eating to boost energy

With modern life as fast-paced and busy as it is, many of us find ourselves exhausted not only by the end of the day, but throughout the day, too. Being tired makes anything and everything we do more difficult. Exhaustion can make it feel impossible to meet even the most basic human needs like exercise, movement, human connection and more.

July 13, 2016 | Paige Smathers | Living well

8 proven ways to help you lose baby weight

Living comfortably within your own skin is difficult when you have had to share it with a baby for nine months. Learning how to embrace your new mom-bod and finding confidence with your new look post-childbirth can be hard, but there are simple ways to help you shed some of your baby weight off.

July 07, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well

The reason you should make time to cook with your kids

For the first time, Americans are spending more money in restaurants than at grocery stores, a trend that worries health professionals.

July 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Health and wellness secrets of the Founding Fathers

If the Social Security Administration had been around in 1776, the Founding Fathers might have retired on disability instead of giving birth to a nation. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other leaders of the American Revolution suffered chronic effects of diseases like smallpox, tuberculosis and malaria, and were devastated by the deaths of their children.

July 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Will shrinking portions cause Americans to expand?

From soft drinks to hummus, every kind of food and drink seems to have a fun-sized version these days as manufacturers take a cue from Hollywood and say, "Honey, I shrunk the portions."

July 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

6 easy parenting hacks to increase a child's vegetable intake

Should parents always tell their kids the truth?

July 04, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well

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Beware of running addiction

It was late one afternoon, and I had just finished a long day that consisted of taking care of seven children and house-training a puppy ...

October 20, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

How Republicans and Democrats could come together on health care to solve the Obamacare mess

With the U.S. spending a whopping 18 percent of its gross domestic product on health care, there's no shortage of health issues the ...

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

Is picky eating really a problem?

Picky eating is a concern that plagues parents of growing kids across America and many adult eaters too.

October 19, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD | Living well

5 signs your spouse is depressed (and how to help)

Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide. According to the ADAA, depression is an illness that makes someone feel useless, discouraged, unmotivated and hopeless ...

October 19, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

7 tips to handling your partner’s pet allergies

Pets and humans make for great companions. But it can be a disaster when your four-legged friend makes your partner cry, sneeze and break out ...

October 19, 2016 | Fatima Puri FamilyShare | Living well

7 health issues your hair is trying to tell you

The human body is an amazing and beautiful creation, but what is even more amazing is the ability for the body to communicate when something ...

October 18, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well

6 beauty benefits you didn't know about from exercising

We all know that exercise helps you lose the extra five pounds and helps tone your body, but have you considered what beauty benefits it ...

October 18, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

20 beauty benefits of coconut oil you didn't know about

The new hype over organic beauty products is spreading across the world, most especially, the hype about the beauty and health benefits of coconut oil ...

October 17, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

How to protect your family from the new 'super lice' outbreak

There is now a treatment for the resistant, mutant "super lice" that have spread to almost every state across the U.S. Cases of lice ...

October 17, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

9 vital things you need to know about diabetes

For someone who doesn’t have diabetes it can be difficult to understand exactly what it means. Someone with diabetes needs to completely change their ...

October 17, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

Lack of sleep can cause infertility

One in eight couples have fertility issues. That is 12% of married women that either can’t get pregnant or can't sustain a pregnancy ...

October 17, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well

Your child's microbiome, and why its health matters

For most people, the thought of drinking a glass of live bacteria is about as appetizing as downing a cup of lake water. But bacteria ...

October 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

6 simple lifestyle changes to help you lose weight

Losing weight can be a daunting task. No matter how many diets you’ve tried, for some reason you can’t seem to shed the ...

October 14, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well

My favorite products for whiter teeth

Eight years of searching for a way to get perfectly white teeth will teach you a thing or two about what's best to use ...

October 10, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

If you want your kids to eat healthy, tell them to eat like The Avengers

There is a rising obesity epidemic among our children and it has health experts worried. Initiatives have been put in place to change school lunches ...

October 10, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well

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