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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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Articles by Section - Living well


7 signs you have endometriosis and you don't even know it

Mother Nature definitely has something against women, otherwise we wouldn't have to deal with seven or more days of bloating, pain, bleeding and fatigue ...

January 21, 2017 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


Is your child's teething toy filled with mold?

This beloved and popular Sophie The Giraffe teething toy has parents outraged.

January 21, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


What is ‘normal eating’?

At this time of the year when so many people are making goals around food and eating, I think it’s a good time to ...

January 20, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


There's power in doing

The other day I sat in a room full of women talking about their vulnerabilities and struggles with body image. As one wise woman shared ...

January 18, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Here’s how to actually eat healthy this year (and be able to afford it)

Eating healthy can be expensive and is sometimes overwhelming. I’ve noticed that organic produce sometimes costs three times more than the non-organic kind — But ...

January 17, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


5 guidelines to help your loved one who is unknowingly being abused

You might be watching a loved one suffer in an abusive relationship. It might be especially hard for you if the loved one isn’t ...

January 15, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


Why more and more college students are finding mental health support online

For many students, stress is simply part of college life — as unavoidable as tuition, fees and final exams. And the number of students flooding university ...

January 15, 2017 | Lauren Fields Deseret News | Living well


5 amazing things kefir can do for you (and your weight)

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a cure-all drink for all of your bodily ailments? Kefir is as close as you can get ...

January 13, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Don't let your fitness goals trap you

It was Dec 30, 2016, and like many of you, I had a resolve to get up the next morning and do something spectacular to ...

January 12, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


9 ideas for your gratitude journal

If you haven’t began writing in your gratitude journal for 2017, you still have time to start. After all, it’s not that far ...

January 11, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Your toddler can remember much more than you think. Here's how you know

Memory is a fickle thing. Each one of us has memories we remember the most. There are memories we treasure and some we abhor. Even ...

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Eat these foods for healthy teeth

The key to healthy teeth has gone far beyond telling folks not to eat sugar. Although this approach was popular for decades, we now know ...

January 09, 2017 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


10 effortless ways to be your most beautiful, confident self

It's a new year, which means it's the perfect time to work on learning the most important skill: the art of confidently loving ...

January 09, 2017 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


7 delicious recipes you won't believe have no sugar

It’s the beginning of the year, which means it’s time to diet. But trying to break old habits for healthier, better diets is ...

January 09, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


The ethics of 'Snowflake babies': Is adoption the answer to unused frozen embryos?

They're sometimes called "Snowflake" babies — children who were once frozen as embryos in a thin cane of liquid nitrogen.

January 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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