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Focusing on weight could be bad for your health

These days, it’s easy to believe that weight determines health.

April 21, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


11 health problems you can detect by looking at your nails

We don’t think too much about our nails unless we’re coating them with a fresh layer of paint, but this small part of our body is actually pretty fascinating. Paying attention to changes or abnormalities in your nails can warn you of a number of health problems. Here are 11 messages your nails are trying to tell you about your health:

April 20, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


This research might turn the spouse on the couch into a dance partner

Dancing burns calories, but it may also help bolster an aging brain, particularly if you have to learn complex steps, a new study suggests.

April 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Woman permanently loses her eyesight by putting in contacts in a way ANY OF US could do

Irenie Ekkeshi was 12 when she switched from glasses to contacts. It was a decision that, combined with bad luck and lack of information, eventually made her lose sight in her right eye years later.

April 19, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


The smart couple's guide to staying faithful

Editor’s note: This article is part of the Deseret News’ annual Ten Today series, which explores the relevance of the Ten Commandments in modern life.

April 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Are you tired or could your fatigue mean something more? Woman’s story reveals the scary cause of he

You lie in bed in the morning, dreading your first step out of your warm, comfortable bed. Your eyelids feel heavy and you’re too tired to move.

April 17, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 everyday things you think are harmless that are destroying your health

There are some things you do every day that you believe are harmless. However, eating certain foods and doing certain activities can be harmful to your health, even if they don't seem hazardous. Unless you are aware of the danger, you have no reason to break these unhealthy habits.

April 14, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


5 ways to check if you are emotionally healthy

How are you feeling today?

April 13, 2017 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


5 important eating lessons we can learn from kids

When I was a new mom, I gave my young daughter her very first chocolate chip cookie. These particular cookies are my absolute favorite sweet treat, and I was ecstatic about the idea of watching my little one enjoy something so delicious.

April 12, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Could this be the troubling reason you've been unable to conceive?

New research is revealing a puzzling change in men that could contribute to fertility problems in America's families — and some of the conveniences of modern life could be to blame.

April 12, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The surprising cause of many seniors' health problems

At the retirement community where Helen Rollins lives, 10 residents were hospitalized last year for a problem that seems easily prevented.

April 09, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why do movie villains always have bad skin?

Hannibal Lecter had alopecia areata, or hair loss; the Wicked Witch of the West, verruca vulgaris, more commonly known as warts.

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


3 reasons you should always wash your fruits and veggies (especially these ones)

We’ve all heard we should wash our produce before eating it but does it really matter? In short, yes. There are three good reasons you should start washing your fruit: dirt, microorganisms and human pathogens.

April 05, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Get inspired and revel in spring produce

Spring has sprung, and fresh, in-season produce can add a punch of flavor and nutrients to your plate. To keep things simple, try cutting up fresh fruit or veggies and make a platter of them for snacks or meals or eat them with a low-sugar yogurt or in a green salad.

April 05, 2017 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


3 ways to protect your family from dangerous products lurking in your home

Poisoning is currently the leading cause of accidental injury in the United States. While most poisonings are typically preventable, they still yield extremely dangerous and potentially deadly repercussions, if not properly attended to.

April 04, 2017 | Brook Spencer FamilyShare | Living well


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Articles by Section - Living well


The dangers of being a star athlete

As I stood on the sideline of a recent State Cup soccer game for my oldest son, Anderson, I watched as he stole the ball ...

June 02, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Husband keeps his breast cancer a secret, but after he tells his wife, they find out more bad news

When we hear "breast cancer" we most often think of this as a disease women deal with. However, it also affects men.

June 02, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


14-year-old girl calls 911 on her mom when she starts acting very strange; what they discover leaves

Katie Murphy, a 14-year-old from Wisconsin, was going about her day when she started noticing her mom acting a bit strange.

June 01, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


14-year-old girl calls 911 on her mom when she starts acting very strange; what they discover leaves

Katie Murphy, a 14-year-old from Wisconsin, was going about her day when she started noticing her mom acting a bit strange.

June 01, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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