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15 power foods to eat while pregnant

Do you wish the old wives’ tale of eating for two while pregnant was actually true? Why is it that you feel famished so often while pregnant? It's because you have a growing baby who is demanding more nourishment from you.

April 20, 2016 | Lacey Pappas FamilyShare | Living well


Is artificial turf giving athletes cancer?

It looks beautiful even in winter, repels insects and never needs mowing, but artificial turf used on sports fields is beginning to raise questions about potential health hazards for young athletes.

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


How to recognize hunger and fullness

Sitting in a reclined adirondack chair, facing west, I found myself taking deeper-than-normal breaths, breathing in the salty, humid air. My skin was warm from a long day enjoying the Hawaiian sun, my stomach content with a delicious meal just before. I didn’t really have a care in the world because I was on vacation, afterall. I watched the sun as it set on the horizon and noticed the perfect colors of orange, pink, purple and blue fade into blue, then into dark blue, then night.

April 18, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


How meditation improves health

To be healthier, you can exercise vigorously for an hour five times a week, banish sugar from the pantry and consume alarming quantities of kale. Or you can sit quietly for 20 minutes a day, meditation proponents say.

April 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Diabetes on 'relentless march' across world

Recent news that obesity is now a bigger problem than malnutrition has a troubling corollary: Diabetes is surging dangerously, too.

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


The sport with the most concussions (hint: it's not football)

Although football gets all the bad press, it's not the cause of most concussions in the United States. Horseback riding is.

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


How a day off of school earned me a new running partner

On a recent morning, my husband woke up feeling a little under the weather and decided to take a sick day. After an assessment of his condition, I found that while he may not be up to dealing with hundreds of middle school P.E. students, he could easily deal with two small children for a couple of hours while I took advantage of his day off to go for a long run.

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


Are you talking yourself out of a healthy lifestyle?

While driving to an unfamiliar place, have you ever found yourself squinting to read road signs as you search for the next place to turn? When your eyesight isn’t what it should be, you notice.

April 11, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Are you an apple or a pear? Your shape may determine your health

Dr. J. Brent Muhlestein, a cardiologist and expert heart researcher, didn't expect a recent study that he helped author to hit so close to home.

April 11, 2016 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well


Should you stop using baby powder?

A thousand women are suing Johnson & Johnson, saying the company knew its iconic Johnson's Baby Powder caused cancer yet covered up the risk. A trial set to begin April 11 in St. Louis comes on the heels of a $72 million award to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer at age 62 after using the powder every day since she was a teen.

April 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The bystander's dilemma: How society can help Bad Samaritans become good

It’s raining, you’re late, and a car ahead of you just spun off the road and slammed into a tree. As steam hisses from the wrecked car's hood, you must decide in a second or two whether to keep going or pull over and help.

April 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Do the dying live longer at home or in hospitals?

Most Americans would rather die at home than in a hospital, and new research suggests that the terminally ill are not only more comfortable in familiar surroundings but also live longer.

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


People on both sides of abortion debate recoil at Trump's 'punishment' remark

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump stumbled into political quicksand last week, alienating people on both sides of the abortion debate by saying women who obtain abortions should be punished.

April 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


When drugs collide: Seniors at risk for dangerous interactions with supplements, prescription drugs

America’s medicine cabinets are bulging with over-the-counter pain relievers, prescription drugs, and vitamins and supplements that promise to improve health. But pills can collide to disastrous effect, and 1 in 6 American seniors risk life-threatening conditions from interactions between drugs and supplements, a new report says.

April 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This 9-year-old girl totally crushed an obstacle course race designed by a Navy Seal

BattleFrog, a 24 hour extreme race designed by a Navy seal, consists of a 5-mile-run with 25 obstacles, and a swimming portion that’s around 30 miles long. This is meant to test the limits of even the fittest adults.

April 04, 2016 | Tamsyn Valentine FamilyShare | Living well


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Articles by Section - 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


These videos will make you want to work out

Exercise should be a get-to, not a have-to, but sometimes we all need a little kick to get going because of Newton's First Law ...

May 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why are American girls so anxious?

They were just 150 girls out of 10 million, but their deaths were still shocking to federal health officials. That’s because the girls, all ...

May 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How to have more empathy (but not too much)

Empathy is a powerful emotion, improving people's worst days and encouraging cooperation within diverse communities. But some people aren't very good at it.

May 10, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What sitting at a computer all day does to your eyes

Sitting at a computer all day isn't good for your health, and not just because you're still when your body would rather move ...

May 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How runners and cyclists use new apps to create art in motion

Runners and cyclists are creating art while in motion, etching faces, animals and Games of Thrones characters with the routes that they take. To get ...

May 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The 4-point blueprint for a healthy house

When choosing where to live, most people think about the schools, the commute and what they can afford. But the blueprint for the perfect home ...

May 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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