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They expected to lose everything in the fire, but an unlikely hero stepped in

With the fires burning in California, we are hearing of many people losing everything. When Roland Hendel and his daughter drove away from their house, that is exactly what they were expecting. They could barely process what was happening to them. According to CBCRadio, the Hendels could hear metal twisting as they drove away and everything burned around them.

October 26, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well

100+ dead as black plague epidemic rips through Madagascar; here's everything you need to know

The Black Plague (Black Death) killed 20 million Europeans between 1347 and 1352. The same plague struck Africa with a deadly blow in late August of this year.

October 26, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well

8 kitchen hacks to make cooking easier

SALT LAKE CITY — A good friend of mine called me the other day saying: "OK, don't make fun of me, but is there a better way to grate cheese than grating my fingers along with it on this stupid cheese grater?"

October 26, 2017 | Paige Smathers | Living well

4 hazards to avoid in your children's Halloween costumes

While Halloween is not the holiday that sends the most children to the ER — that dishonor goes to Labor Day — it comes in fourth, trailing Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

October 26, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well

Take your own toy, and other ways to keep your family healthy in a waiting room

unny noses. Contaminated Teddy bears. Germs that somersault through the air toward unsuspecting nostrils. A doctor's waiting room can be a scary place, especially when you're not the person who is sick.

October 25, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well

Are you a competent eater? Here’s how to eat with confidence

It’s a common assumption that people choose nutritious foods because they know they should while people who don’t are being lazy or don’t care.

October 23, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck | Living well

Man hears himself flatlining during surgery, but the cause was something HE could have controlled

When Patrick Pecheco was 14 years old, his father passed away at the premature age of 42, due to a heart condition. This affected Pecheco his whole life — he was always reminded that life could be cut short.

October 23, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well

10 scientific ways to be happy

Have you ever had those days where you just don't want to do anything? For example, today I could not get out of bed. I just wasn’t feeling today. As I was dragging myself around the house, I asked myself if science could help me solve this problem. When I got to work I immediately started looking this up, because I know I can’t be the only one who has those days.

October 23, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well

How to break the caffeine addiction

Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, coffee, tea — you name it and you probably have a go-to drink. And that caffeine may give you a boost of energy, but it can also cause some health problems.

October 21, 2017 | Erin Goff | Living well

Is your headache just a headache? Or something more serious?

Many people get frequent headaches and usually don’t pay any attention to them. If you can take something over the counter to eliminate the pain, you may never bother speaking with your physician about it.

October 19, 2017 | Kevin Ippisch FamilyShare | Living well

Republicans, Democrats split over progress in gender equality

Who has it easier, men or women? How you answer that question may reveal the political party you favor.

October 19, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well

Recess should not be used as a privilege or punishment

Recently, a child of mine returned home from school upset. Apparently, the day before, the class had a substitute teacher. And, as often happens in these situations, not all children in the class acted very well. As a result, the sub wrote up a bad report to my child’s teacher, and punishment efforts naturally ensued.

October 19, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

3 surprising habits that can make you obese (and have nothing to do with diet)

Are you hitting roadblocks while trying to reach your weight loss goals? We’re told over and over again that the key to weight loss is a healthy diet and regular exercise, but that's not all there is to it. While those two habits are very much responsible for your overall weight, many people eat healthily and regularly exercise but still struggle to lose weight (which is both bewildering and frustrating). These three habits are surprisingly influential when it comes to weight loss, and might be the reason the scale refuses to budge:

October 18, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well

3 habits that can give you kidney stones and 3 ways to prevent it

Dr. Scott Miller isn’t the only person who pointed out that passing a kidney stone has been compared to the pain of childbirth. It’s a sharp, piercing pain that happens when the kidneys have a little bit of a problem balancing the water, salts and minerals (and other things) in the urine, according to WebMD. All these minerals and other materials stick together and form little pebbles that sometimes just hang out, but sometimes need to come out… which isn’t a pleasant experience.

October 18, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well

Here's the best drink for weight loss, according to researchers

Everyone seems to be looking for quick and easy ways to lose weight. Diet plans, weight loss pills, rigorous workout routines, and special weight loss foods and shakes seem to be everywhere.

October 18, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well

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Why despair is killing Americans and how people of faith can help

Steve Austin wasn’t supposed to be depressed.

March 09, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well

Florida tragedy raises questions about moral obligations of gun owners

With a six-minute video posted on Facebook, Scott Pappalardo became the face of the ethical gun owner to many Americans.

March 05, 2018 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well

The benefits and precautions of intermittent fasting

With four decades of soccer under his belt, Mark Torbett's always been in shape. But things started to change when he turned 40 and ...

March 04, 2018 | Aley Davis | Living well

5 common myths about eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious life-threatening mental illnesses.

February 24, 2018 | Emily Fonnesbeck | Living well


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