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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


The future of vaping under the Trump administration

Proponents of electronic cigarettes applauded the recent dismissal of former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and hope his replacement will be more accepting of the tobacco-alternative practice called vaping.

May 03, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Here’s what’s been hiding under your fingernails

Whether you bite your nails when you’re nervous, or it’s a habit you’ve had for years, it's not something you should keep up. Hordes of bacteria are specially adapted to live under your nails, and the moment you start to chew off the corner of your thumb, those colonies jump ship and land in your mouth. Gross.

May 03, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


9 things you need to know to find the best birth control for you

You are unique and so is your body. Every woman’s birth control needs are different. The important thing is to find a method that fits you. Here are eight things you should know before picking out your birth control:

May 01, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Will you get diabetes from a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino?

Last week, Starbucks made a splash with a limited-availability drink. It jumped on the unicorn-themed bandwagon with a hot pink and blue Unicorn Frappuccino. Released for five days, the brightly colored drink was all over social media, and stores sold out the first day.

May 01, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


Can your child wait until college to get the HPV vaccine?

With more than 40 percent of American adults infected with some strain of HPV, a virus that can cause genital warts and increase the risk of some types of cancer, health officials continue urging parents to have their children vaccinated at age 11 or 12.

May 01, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


9 places you hardly ever clean (but need to for your health's sake)

What if you found out the place you are preparing your food is about two times dirtier than your toilet seat? Gross, right? But unfortunately it's true.

April 30, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


What the addict in your life needs from you

Picking up trash with a recovering drug addict on a New Hampshire beach, Charles “Chuck” Rosa knows what some passers-by are thinking about his companion.

April 28, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Woman wakes up in excruciating pain and a hole in her face; she finds the cause in her hand and real

A nightmare came to life for Meghan Linsey, a singer songwriters and runner up on the eight season of NBC's The Voice, when she woke up with a dead spider on her hand and a swollen, stinging face.

April 24, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


There’s a new outbreak of a dangerous disease that attacks children — do you know the symptoms?

Despite our great efforts as parents to care for our children’s health, it's nearly impossible to prevent them from ever getting sick.

April 24, 2017 | Adriana Acosta Bujan FamilyShare | Living well


This woman’s first date was going great until her date died in front of her eyes

Everyone loves to share their worst date stories or their best date stories, but 45-year-old Janie Hall will be sharing her scariest date story for the rest of her life.

April 23, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


These are the things that ACTUALLY give you cancer

Cancer is a complex, varied and partly unknown group of diseases. However, we do know that lifestyle, along with genetics, are huge factors when it comes to your likelihood of a diagnosis. There no way you can live a life that can be guarenteed as completely cancer free, but you can reduce your risk. To do just that, keep these known carcinogens out of your life:

April 23, 2017 | Sana AFREEN FamilyShare | Living well


Focusing on weight could be bad for your health

These days, it’s easy to believe that weight determines health.

April 21, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


11 health problems you can detect by looking at your nails

We don’t think too much about our nails unless we’re coating them with a fresh layer of paint, but this small part of our body is actually pretty fascinating. Paying attention to changes or abnormalities in your nails can warn you of a number of health problems. Here are 11 messages your nails are trying to tell you about your health:

April 20, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


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Articles by Section - 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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