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5 common medicines that could kill you (you have them in your house)

The idea of overdosing usually brings illegal drugs to mind, but that’s not always the case. The danger of overdosing on common medicines is all too real — and still comes with the same deadly side effects as illegal drugs do. If these medicines are lurking in your cabinet, make sure you are following the suggested dosages to avoid severe injury or even death.

March 15, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


6 ways stress affects women differently than men

We all have stress, but our gender plays a role in how we react and are affected by it. Women are not only more likely to suffer from chronic stress, but studies show that stress affects the female body much differently than a man’s. Here are a few ways that common enemy of us all — stress — affects women much differently than men:

March 15, 2017 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well


Why no one really knows how many abortions there are in America -- and how to fix the problem

With anti-abortion groups energized by the election of President Donald Trump, and abortion supporters worried about the president's pick for the Supreme Court, abortion rights are again at the forefront of the national conversation.

March 13, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


She "ruined" her body to save her life, and people's reactions are disturbing

Megan Jayne Crabbe haters told her she “ruined her body” because she looked healthier when she was suffering from an extreme case of anorexia. They told her she didn’t need to get "fat” in order to be happy.

March 10, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


You think health insurance protects you from crippling medical debt? Think again

Laurel Hurst had done everything right, at least that’s what she thought until she opened her mailbox to find a $20,000 bill for a surgery she assumed had been covered by her health insurance.

March 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What the Republican health plan might mean for your family

After months of behind-the-scenes wrangling, Republicans have released a health-care plan they believe is better than what Americans got when President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

March 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Your name actually affects what you will end up looking like, according to science

Have you ever been told you look like an Emily or a Michael? Or maybe you go by your middle name or a nickname because you just don't "look" like your first name. As weird as it sounds, there's a good chance that others can guess your name based on your appearance — Science has found your first name can change the way you look.

March 09, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


6 easy ways to get yourself drinking more water and the amazing health benefits that will happen

Drinking loads of water always feels like such an inconvenience; however, if you don’t do it, you will die. That sounds a little extreme, but it’s true! You should be drinking half your body weight in fluid ounces a day to receive proper hydration and see health benefits.

March 08, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


This is how much pee you’re actually swimming in (and it’s in your drinking water, too)

You pack your sunscreen, swimsuits and flip-flops and head off to your local pool for a day of family fun in the cool water....and urine? This new study says yes.

March 08, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How to pronounce 'telomere' — and why it should be in your vocabulary

In the future, people looking to find out how long they'll live may forgo the fortune teller and tarot-card reader and just have their telomeres measured.

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


7 things you didn’t know reduced your risk of breast cancer

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. You can lower your risk of being one of the 12 percent by doing these things:

March 03, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


10 easy tips to look amazing and feel confident in your swim suit

Are you ready to show your body at the beach this summer? Don’t panic, there is still plenty of time. The key to feeling and looking amazing is to be confident in your own skin.

March 03, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


5 reasons your meal plan is hurting you

Sure, it’s easier to be told what to eat. We’ve been conditioned to expect to be told what to do, or what to not do.

March 03, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


Woman wakes up right as the surgeon is about to cut into her; unable to move and breathe, she dies,

Donna Penner could still hear the usual banging sounds of the operating room when she woke up after surgery. She was completely relaxed — relieved it was over — when she heard two words that froze her heart.

March 02, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Jennifer Aniston shares her secrets of looking 20 years younger than she really is

I was shocked to hear how basic Jennifer Aniston’s weekly routines are that make her 48-year-old body look so much younger. Her unwavering commitment to standard healthy living can be intimidating until you realize just how simple it is - with no-frill dieting or extreme workouts. The down-to-earth celebrity is very open about her year-round, striving commitments to maintaining a happy and healthy life.

March 02, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


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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


When you don’t like hubby

Being married is an interesting experience. You're madly in love with this person you've chosen to spend the rest of your life with ...

June 06, 2017 | By Lindsey Millter Family Share | Living well


What a pornography addict wants to tell you about their addiction but can't

Pornography addiction is being studied now more than ever. More people are discussing the problem, and more professionals are uncovering its devastating effects.

June 06, 2017 | Denhi Chaney FamilyShare | Living well


4 habits you need to stop right now to get the best sleep of your life

People are willing to do almost anything to get a good night’s sleep. There are tips and tricks all over the internet, but did ...

June 06, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Little girl was having a hard time putting on her pajamas; the next morning she was rushed to the ho

Amanda and Lantz Lewis were putting their sweet 3-year-old to bed when they started to notice something was a little off. In a Facebook post ...

June 06, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


18 magical things you never knew you could use Vaseline for

You see those cheap tubs of petroleum jelly at every store you go to. You probably don’t think anything of them, but Vaseline is ...

June 04, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


10 simple ways to make your home healthier

We all want to protect our families and keep them healthy. These 10 simple steps can help create a healthier home without much trouble or ...

June 03, 2017 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


Your baby shouldn’t drink juice, what about others?

Babies younger than 1 shouldn't drink fruit juice, the nation's leading group of pediatricians said last week, revising an earlier policy that said ...

June 02, 2017 | Desert News | Living well


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