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How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature

It's National Park Week from April 18 to 26 and Earth Day on the 22nd, but that's not why Chris Fiscus is taking his kids hiking this weekend. They go regularly because it's good for them, and because Chris likes to see Cole, 13, without a computer in his lap and Brady, 9, hold a water bottle instead of a video game controller.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


5 ways to embrace pre-menopause

Each year millions of women in their late 40s and early 50s experience the dreaded time in life that we euphemistically refer to as “the change,” including peri-menopause (or pre-menopause) and menopause. For many of us, peri-menopause comes out of left field, stealing any and all prior sense of stability and normalcy and leaving a wake of escalating and plummeting hormones that send us spiraling out of control. At 52 years of age, I was astounded when a nurse practitioner diagnosed my depression as being due to peri-menopause. In the last eight months since that diagnosis, I have at times ...

April 22, 2015 | Debbie Merrill FamilyShare | Living well


Having a high IQ might make you depressed, research shows

Brainiacs, beware. Having the kind of active brain associated with high intelligence may also lead to stress and anxiety, according to recent research.

April 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

April 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Keep a fresh perspective on your eyes

In many households, women tend to actively be on the lookout for their family's overall health and well-being. While selflessly putting the needs of loved ones before their own, women can often overlook health problems of their own that could lead to major health-care costs down the road. This is especially true when it comes to vision.

April 19, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Special to the Courier | Living well


Study links Facebook to depression

The social-media site Facebook can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook may inevitably begin comparing what's happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends.

April 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Personality as plain to others as the (altered) nose on your face

Going under the knife for a younger-looking face does more than alter a person's own body image, according to a new study published this week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. It also changes how an individual's personality is perceived by others.

April 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Springtime weather might make it easier for you to fall in love

In the springtime, as temperatures rise and flower buds peek out of the soil to greet the sun, the body begins making adjustments of its own.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Retelling your life story in a positive way may be good for your mental health

People looking to boost their mental health should be strategic about the way they retell important life events, according to recent research on the way life stories impact well-being.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Digital technology helps insurers simplify health care system

A popular new commercial that shows a couple video-conferencing with a doctor after ill-timed dance moves sent them crashing into their dining room table illustrates a rising trend among health insurers: the use of innovative technologies to simplify the health care system.

April 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


For those with autoimmune disorders, pills and radiation aren't the only answer

The symptoms started for Amy Myers during her second year of medical school. Initially, doctors dismissed the panic attacks, unexplained weight loss, and extreme muscular weakness. They said it was stress, that’s all.

April 14, 2015 | Jody Berger Deseret News | Living well


How your weight loss habits are making your kids fat

Like many parents, you’ve considered the importance of setting a good example for your kids in many areas of your life, but are your dieting habits detrimental to your children’s health and well-being? Current diet culture promotes unhealthy extremes and poor body image, polarizing food as “good” or “bad" — and this is incredibly damaging to a child’s ability to develop a healthy or normal relationship with food. The Framingham Children's Study showed that children whose parents showed the highest levels of restrictive dieting followed by post-diet overeating were most likely to be overweight compared to children ...

April 08, 2015 | Ashley Palmer FamilyShare | Living well


For millennials making sexual health decisions, there is no black and white

When it comes to the morality of sexual behaviors, millennials have more questions than answers.

April 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Before adding 'running' to your resume, consider these words of advice

If you're thinking of adding running to your resume, consider these three tips before you hit the ground running. Considered one of the most accessible activities, running is also considered one of the best activities you can do for your heart.

April 05, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson KSL | Living well


Not all fitness apps are created equal, health experts say

People wear it on tank top straps, tuck it in a pocket or fasten it to their wrist. They bring it up at work meetings, give it to others as a gift and monitor the measurements it records at the end of each day.

April 03, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


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The science of late-night snacking — and how to resist

When Darya Rose was dieting, a day spent avoiding sweets and eating fruits and vegetables would often end with her hand in a bag of trail mix.

July 14, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Making the dialysis decision: What you need to know

Hundreds of thousands of Americans with kidney failure undergo dialysis treatments to keep them alive. While their reasons for needing the treatment can vary widely, many patients with kidney failure ultimately face the same dialysis decision.

July 13, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


Strong to the finish

Maybe Popeye had it right the whole time.

July 12, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


Intersection of nerves, muscles may be key in treating Pompe disease

Walking and breathing without mechanical assistance typically become a struggle for patients who have Pompe disease because of weakened, damaged muscles as they age. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have identified how prior to these devastating effects, hidden physiological changes occur in the body's neuromuscular junction, the part of the body where the nervous system connects to the musculoskeletal system.

July 12, 2015 | By April Frawley Birdwell University of Florida Health | Living well


Grill your way to perfect summer meals

Summer is full of warm, lazy days perfect for outdoor cookouts, grilled food, refreshing drinks and summer activities made to enjoy with friends and family.

July 12, 2015 | By BistroMD Special to the Courier | Living well


Health group reinvents famous Coke commercial with new lyrics

One health advocacy organization has a musical message for fans of sugary drinks: the time to buy the world a Coke is over.

July 09, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Forgetting something? The Internet could be to blame

According to the Pew Research Center, 84 percent of American adults now use the Internet, up from 52 percent in 2000. The popularity of the web has changed the way people live and, as new research highlights, the information they remember.

July 09, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How to feel confident in a swimsuit this summer (without changing your body)

Body image is a difficult topic for women, especially in the summer months when the sweaters and jackets are replaced with shorts, t-shirts, and, most uncomfortable for some, the swimsuit. In a 2006 survey, over 30 percent of women polled stated that they feel uncomfortable wearing a swimsuit. While that discomfort is certainly understandable, it is not enjoyable. Wouldn’t you rather be spending time playing in the pool with the kids, sliding down slides at the water park, and enjoying the sunshine, than watching from the sidelines in a bulky t-shirt?

July 08, 2015 | Ashley Palmer FamilyShare | Living well


Come on get happy: 6 lessons from the 2015 World Happiness Report

Happiness is having a moment. Long the focus of inspirational life advice like "Don't worry, be happy," it is now the subject of serious research and even government policies, as researchers noted in the 2015 World Happiness Report.

July 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


When parents become personal trainers: How to help a young child lose weight

Breanna Bond lost weight the old-fashioned way. She ate better food, took walks after dinner and turned down snacks offered during visits to friends' houses.

July 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Dance can give children much-needed confidence

On a recent Saturday afternoon, we had just finished a day of soccer games and had to hurry to get our oldest daughter ready for a dance recital where she would perform a tumbling routine.

July 08, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


168 chemicals you unknowingly smeared on your face this morning

The makeup counter can be daunting; hundreds of brands and products can make picking out a new tube of mascara quite the task. Here’s a quick solution to the struggle: Knowing exactly what’s in that mascara -- and other products -- can make your decision easier.

July 07, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


9 health foods that have an ugly hidden secret

Your friendly, neighborhood juice bar

July 07, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


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