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Sharing the struggle of mental illness

BOISE, Idaho — Teenager Eric Walton says his battle with mental illness short-changed his childhood. Now at 17 years old, he's speaking out about the experience and his hope to change the future for others.

February 25, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


Is it your period or are you pregnant? Here's how to tell the difference.

If you’re trying to get pregnant, you might feel excitement and anxiety when that time of the month rolls around. You’ve researched early pregnancy symptoms and at-home pregnancy tests that will give you the earliest results. But, be careful about getting ahead of yourself.

February 25, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


3 strange things that are actually normal during menstruation and 5 that indicate something’s wrong

Do you remember your first period? Even if you’d already been warned it was coming, it was still kind of crazy that it's normal to let yourself bleed for a few days.

February 24, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Are you mistaking a sign of cancer for a spider bite? Studies show this is a serious problem

When it's cold outside, you may find your house turning into a spider habitat. These cold-blooded, eight-legged creatures move to warmer spaces (like your closets) to find relief from the cold.

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


8 weight loss benefits of eating oatmeal you don't know about

Growing up, I always thought oatmeal was disgusting. Every time my mom made it for breakfast, I would hardly touch it. I’d much rather eat Pop-tarts or even bland cereal than oatmeal. It wasn't until adulthood when I realized how much it can help with weight loss.

February 23, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


A dietitian's advice on how to love, savor and enjoy food without guilt

In honor of February and Valentine’s Day, I’m writing to encourage you to love food. That might sound crazy, especially if you feel like you love food too much. In fact, I hear that a lot; “my problem is that I just love food too much!” I would disagree.

February 22, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


How orange juice fell from grace

When a mother came to Dr. Robert Lustig hoping he could help her obese 6-year-old, the Seattle doctor quickly discovered part of the problem — and it wasn’t ice cream or cookies.

February 21, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Pain during menstruation: 7 signs something is wrong

From the moment she gets that very first drop of menstrual blood, a woman learns that 25 percent of being female means pretending everything is fine when really you’d rather just be curled up in bed with your warm rice bag.

February 18, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


10 ways to trick yourself into liking exercise

If you don’t like to workout, here are some things that might give you enough motivation to get going:

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


7 everyday activities that actually help you lose weight

According to experts, you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound. This number might look daunting, but calories lost add quickly when you consider everything you accomplish during the day.

February 16, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Take pleasure rather than punishment with exercise

For anyone who is familiar with the non-dieting approach to health and wellness, you've likely asked yourself how exercise fits into the equation of connection with your body and overall self-love and acceptance. How can you exercise in a way that supports all the hard work you've done to reject the dieting mentality and make peace with food?

February 15, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Why you need a microscope in your kitchen

When a Colorado Springs mom examined her breast milk under a microscope, she was so enthralled by what she saw that she posted it to Facebook, and the internet went wild with excitement.

February 15, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


12 creative ways to exercise in your own home (without spending a fortune)

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to get your daily workout. Try these simple (and affordable) ways to exercise at home:

February 14, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


12 things you've always worried aren't normal about your body (but are actually common)

I know I’m not the only one of my friends who has instantly assumed I was dying of a rare disease anytime I found something “unusual” with my body. And I’m certainly not the only one who slyly shaves my big toe to pretend hair doesn’t grow on it.

February 14, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Therapy is for everyone; here are 5 reasons why

Close your eyes and think of the word "therapy". What comes to your mind? For me the first image is a person laid back on a couch talking about all his or her problems to a person with a clipboard and no facial expressions. Maybe you have a similar image. Well, it’s now time to cast that stereotype out of your mind and create a new one.

February 13, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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