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The water is even worse for Native Americans

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is increasingly becoming a central focus in the 2016 presidential election, especially now that Democratic candidates are preparing for a debate there next month, but maybe the candidates should be debating somewhere in the Navajo Nation instead. This week, Native Americans have been pointing out that they’ve faced even worse water contamination for years and received far less media attention.

March 01, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | Living well


Weight bias: What is it and what can we do about it?

There is an issue that has been flying under the radar for far too long. It is an issue that has become a socially acceptable form of discrimination and is prevalent in every state throughout our great nation: Weight bias. The unfortunate reality is that 69 percent of adults in the United States are overweight and 35 percent are obese. To compound on this highly complex threat to our nation’s health and well-being, how the general population perceives those who are overweight or obese is debatably an even more powerful societal issue.

February 27, 2016 | Stephanie Roque, MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Structured sports are not for everyone

My 6-year-old daughter, Azure, is a natural athlete just like her older siblings. She can jump and flip like the rest of them and has even already taught herself to successfully land a back handspring.

February 25, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Would the U.S. Army reject you?

For the first time, the U.S. Army will funnel soldiers into jobs based on their levels of fitness, military officials said last week. Four new tests will measure how far recruits can jump or throw a ball, how fast they can run and how much weight they can lift, the Associated Press reported.

February 25, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Eat together and thrive together

In the opening scene of Dreamworks animated movie "The Croods," Grug, the burley caveman dad, hollers “breakfast formation” and in response, each family member from grandma to baby hustles in place for an all-in, epically choreographed hunt, ending in a shared meal back at the cave.

February 24, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Digesting the new dietary guidelines

If “what’s for dinner?” is the most common question in your home, the U.S. government thinks it has the answer.

February 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why you need to know these symptoms of this aggressive form of cancer

Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is the least common, but most deadly, of the four types of thyroid cancer. ATC is very aggressive; it only accounts for less than 2 percent of all thyroid cancer cases in the United States, but it is responsible for 40 percent of deaths caused by the disease. This alarming number is partly caused by late anaplastic thyroid cancer detection. Because ATC has a rapid course and spreads quite early, the disease is typically discovered after it has already spread to other body parts such as the brain, bones, or lungs -- at which point, unfortunately, there ...

February 23, 2016 | John Newman FamilyShare | Living well


5 healthy habits that help moms start each morning happy and energized

During the winter months it can be difficult to feel awake and energized first thing in the morning. Between the darkness and the inevitable chill in the house, the struggle is real. In an ideal world I would wake up to a roaring fire and hot cup of tea waiting for me beside a cozy chair with a super soft blanket draped over it, inviting me to wake up at my own pace. In reality, I have kids to feed, responsibilities to attend to and well, I don't even own a fireplace. Here are a few simple routines I ...

February 22, 2016 | Meredith Cook KSL.com | Living well


What you need to know about snacking at the office and how it affects your job performance

Have you ever had that moment in the office when you start to get hungry, but the only food around are chips, chocolate and cookies left over from the last office party?

February 22, 2016 | Miguel Toribio-Mateas FamilyShare | Living well


The sad realities of prescription drug abuse

Prescription medications are part of millions of Americans’ daily existence — at least 60 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. While medications can be helpful and even life-saving, some are addictive and have a high abuse potential.

February 21, 2016 | Amy Rothermel Deseret News | Living well


3 truths you need to know about the deadly disease diabetes

Did you know at this very moment you could have diabetes?

February 16, 2016 | Candice Hall FamilyShare | Living well


The first step to improving health

What is one of the first steps to eating better and improving your health?

February 14, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


How the Super Bowl can empty an office

It’s not just the players who suffer the punishing effects of football. The people watching at home have a rough time of it, too.

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


The heart of the matter: What your pulse says about your health

If you have an abnormally low heart rate, you could a serious heart condition and need a pacemaker. Or you could be a world-class athlete in phenomenal shape.

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


This one simple thing could reduce your risk for Alzheimer's and dementia

Everyone knows exercise is good for you. It improves your cardiovascular health, decreases stress levels and helps maintain a healthy weight. However, exercise also helps your mind stay sharp and focused, especially as you get older.

February 08, 2016 | Dr Ralph Rogers FamilyShare | Living well


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7 tricks to get luxurious volume in your hair

Somehow, flat hair can be a problem for both those with thick and thin hair alike. With thin, you simply don’t have enough hair ...

January 18, 2018 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


5 menstrual cup brands you should know about

One of my only regrets in life is not discovering menstrual cups until my mid 30's. Now that I know how amazing they are ...

January 18, 2018 | Jackie Bolen FamilyShare | Living well


A gynecologist guide to getting pregnant easier

If you’re trying to conceive, those two weeks before your expected period can feel like an eternity. And the two minutes as you wait ...

January 17, 2018 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 diseases that could explain why you need to pee frequently.

Do you find it hard to get through a meeting or a short road trip without having to stop for a bathroom break? If that ...

January 17, 2018 | Monica Neely FamilyShare | Living well


These 8 symptoms might mean you have endometriosis (and what that means for you)

As if getting your period wasn’t bad enough, 176 million women worldwide also have to handle the symptoms of endometriosis. It’s a condition ...

January 11, 2018 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Emotional resilience more important to kids than straight A’s

My critics are providing me much material of late for this column and my weekly radio show (Saturdays, 6 p.m., AFR).

January 10, 2018 | John Rosemond | Living well


4 ways to get better beauty sleep

A good night sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, it is also one of the easiest things to forget to ...

January 08, 2018 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


13 medications you should NEVER use while pregnant

You want a happy and healthy pregnancy; so you likely watch what you eat, and do your best to get enough sleep (although that growing ...

January 06, 2018 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


25 mini-habits that will help with your anxiety

Anxiety can feel like a large, ominous obstacle, but maybe these small and simple habits can help. When anxiety hits and you start feeling overwhelmed ...

January 06, 2018 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Replacing white rice with brown rice is equivalent to a 30 minute walk

What’s the difference between white rice and brown rice? Here’s a hint: it’s not just color.

January 05, 2018 | Troy Trobough FamilyShare | Living well


All the secrets you need to eliminate your double chin once and for all

When you look in the mirror, are you dismayed by the sight of the dreaded double chin?

January 05, 2018 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


Ethiopia emerges as an African success story. But it still has this 'first world' problem

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — There was a young boy in a Manchester United jersey and an old woman whose face was tattooed with an Orthodox cross ...

January 05, 2018 | Matthew LaPlante Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are twice as likely to smoke, new report says

Teens may think they're playing it safe by using e-cigarettes, hookahs and smokeless tobacco, but they're twice as likely to have smoked cigarettes ...

January 03, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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