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Health policy experts say Republican health plan could mean higher premiums for mothers

Some health policy analysts are warning that motherhood could become a pre-existing condition for some women under the health care bill the House of Representatives recently passed.

May 16, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Taking an aspirin every day for your heart? Maybe it's time to reconsider

Many people with heart issues take an aspirin every day, but a team of researchers has found that the little white pill is of no benefit, and could even be dangerous, for one group of heart patients who took aspirin for three years.

May 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 warning symptoms you shouldn’t ignore while pregnant

Your body is constantly changing when you’re pregnant, but there are some changes that shouldn’t happen. If you notice any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor. Your body could be trying to warn you that something’s wrong.

May 11, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Here's how to cook light, eat right and stay fit

Studies have proven that people who eat home-cooked meals are far healthier than those who eat out. When eating out, we tend to eat more sugar, more carbohydrates and more fat than when we cook at home. Making the switch to home-cooked meals means you and your family can enjoy healthier food at a lower price.

May 11, 2017 | Swati Kapoor FamilyShare | Living well


6 tips to make healthy eating realistic and sustainable

In the pursuit of health, many people find themselves oscillating between extremes. One minute you’re eating salads and quinoa bowls and the next you’re binging on ice cream.

May 11, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


These surprising foods are about to change your life - here's why

2017 has already been a big year for health trends and people are discovering new ways to naturally fight diseases with different types of food. One of the biggest health trends of the year is anti-inflammatory foods, which are awesome for a lot of different reasons, like mellowing the symptoms of arthritis, cardiovascular diseases and even some types of cancers, according to WebMD.

May 10, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


What to do first when you're both overweight and depressed

Losing weight is hard enough when you're happy, but it's even harder when you're depressed, as many Americans well know.

May 09, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is it a good idea to get your eyes examined over the internet?

If a clerk at the Department of Motor Vehicles is the only person who has checked your vision since grade school, you’re likely due for an eye exam with a health-care professional.

May 09, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 things you shouldn't say to someone with high-functioning anxiety and what to say instead

You see her in the office, at school, at the gym or at the grocery store. She has a smile on her face and manages to get everything done on her mile-long to-do list. She seems to have it all together. You envy her way of balancing her life, relationships and other responsibilities. She looks like the person you strive to be.

May 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


These 6 things are why you’re tired all the time, according to science

If you find yourself feeling groggy in the morning, it’s time to change your sleeping habits. Recent studies show the things you do before bed could be costing you precious sleep.

May 08, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


4 'best by' dates you should NEVER ignore and 4 that don't matter (for the sake of your health)

Did you know that most products you use don’t even have to have an expiration, best by or sell by date, according to WebMD? By law only certain foods (like baby formula) have to have an expiration date. This means that a lot of those dates can be ignored, which is great news to all of us who hate throwing food out.

May 08, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


8 things women wish men knew about periods

We’d like to have a chat about that feminine experience many men shy away from at the slightest mention — periods. We don’t want to stay silent about what we go through every month. Since half the people you live on this world with experience it, (including your wife, girlfriend, sisters, mom and daughters), we thought a little menstruation education couldn’t hurt. In fact, hopefully it can make both of our lives better during that time of the month.

May 07, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Did the Episcopal and Methodist churches come out against the Republican health plan?

House Republicans made good on their promise to replace the Affordable Care Act, despite impassioned opposition from some of the nation's religious leaders.

May 07, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Our bodies teach us how to treat them

I remember the day I brought my daughter home from the hospital. I was ecstatic to be a mom but also scared out of my mind about the enormous responsibility. She was a little bit of a finicky baby and a terrible sleeper, so caring for her needs was at times rather tricky.

May 03, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Doctor says every adult should do this one simple exercise to check for thyroid cancer (it only take

We all know we can do self-examinations for breast and skin cancer as well as some other conditions. Early detection is often the key not only discovering a possible disease, but also treat the condition as early as possible — hopefully reducing your risk of more severe treatment or even death.

May 03, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


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Every single day, dozens of children go to the hospital from parents using cotton swabs in their ear

It turns out that the warning on a package of cotton swabs — you know the part that says "do not insert swab into ear canal ...

June 15, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 simple ways to lose that last bit of baby weight (when you don't have time for the gym)

Being a new mom is exhausting, isn’t it? With all the new responsibilities you’ve got, the idea of getting back to your pre-baby ...

June 15, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Now I know what it's like to race a mile

In recent months, my 10-year-old son Ace has started a fun adventure in track and field, finding that he quite likes the 1,500 meter ...

June 14, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


11 symptoms of cancer that people ignore

The "c" word. Cancer. It seems like everyday we hear of another friend or family member is facing their own battle. While every patient's ...

June 14, 2017 | Erika Otero Romero FamilyShare | Living well


14 weird ways to lose weight without exercising that actually work

We’ve all looked in the mirror and didn’t love what we saw. Sometimes it seems like no matter what we do, those last ...

June 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


11 of the weirdest at-home skin treatments that work wonders (for any skin type)

We’re always on the lookout for easy, cheap skin treatments that actually work. It’s not always easy (or affordable) to take a spa ...

June 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Every parent needs to know the seemingly harmless act that caused this child to break out in an 8 mo

Right after her second birthday, Sienna Duffield started to develop a strange rash on her face, but it wasn’t just like any other rash ...

June 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


What nutrition experts wished you knew about dieting

Dieting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. For most people, strict rules about what to eat actually perpetuate the very issues they ...

June 09, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


5 terrifying things that "harmless" diet soda is doing to your body

I love diet soda. I went through a time where I could drink it all day, every day (I didn’t of course, but I ...

June 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Media-obsessed parents may neglect families

As his nieces and nephews played in the surf during a beach vacation in Southern California, David Maxfield waded into the water with his camera ...

June 08, 2017 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Living well


How an electric car is making more men care about their health

A Florida urologist says taking a yearly road trip across America in a trendy electric car made him a better doctor. But more importantly, he ...

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


6 symptoms that happen during your most fertile period

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or trying to avoid it, Knowing when you're most fertile is vital information.

June 07, 2017 | Stael F. Pedrosa Metzger FamilyShare | Living well


7 remedies for headaches you'll wish you'd known earlier

An achy, throbbing headache can ruin your whole day. When pain pills and massages fail to work, it’s easy to get hopeless about finding ...

June 07, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Best therapy may be parents

Q: Our 4-year-old prefers solitary play over play with other children. It's been this way from early on when I began arranging play dates ...

June 07, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Living well


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