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What Dove's latest body image campaign gets right — and wrong — about boosting self-esteem

Dove's latest attempt to raise the self-esteem of women worldwide comes in the form of a pair of doors.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Make it a Mother's Day all year

Mother's Day is full of flowers, chocolates and with any luck, breakfast in bed. But alas Mother's Day only comes once a year. So here are five simple ways to give yourself the love all year round, one week at a time.

May 08, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL | Living well


Sleepwalking and night terrors are genetic, study says

A new study shows the unconscious habit of sleepwalking may actually be tied to genetics, may be passed from parent to child, and when both parents have a history of it, the probability of it happening with children increases.

May 08, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Living well


Never satisfied? Late-night snacking might be your brain’s fault

Do you ever wonder why you can’t sleep until you’ve had that second helping of dinner or bowl (or two) of ice cream?

May 07, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


Area's air among cleanest in country

A new report shows some improvements in ozone levels in metro Atlanta and in Macon, though both areas still have significant air-quality problems.

May 06, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Living well


Sugar reduces stress, but there are healthier ways to feel better

Satisfying your sweet tooth can reduce stress, but that doesn't mean you should indulge often, according to new research.

May 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Annoying tips for handling weighty issues

Is it just me, or is it getting harder to lose weight? In my younger years, dropping a few pounds simply meant drinking more water and running an extra 10 minutes each day for a couple of weeks. Now that I am older, my efforts often bring about disappointing results.

May 05, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Living well


Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack

Pleurisy is inflammation of the membrane between your lungs and ribs, or pleura. The condition, which makes breathing both difficult and painful, often mimics the symptoms of a heart attack.

May 05, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


A different view of the parable of the talents

Many people have heard of the New Testament parable of the talents found in Matthew 25. A guy heads out of town and leaves some of his cash with three employees. To one he gives five talents, to another he leaves two talents, and he bestows on the last of the trio a single talent.

April 30, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Living well


As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages

A year after Ebola devastated swaths of Sierra Leone, killing more than 10,000 people in the region, life in the West African nation is slowly returning to normal. While the deadly pathogen has not been completely eradicated, the number of new cases has slowed to a trickle, and when the country's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, visited Washington this week, he said it was time to turn the focus beyond Ebola.

April 29, 2015 | Kimberly Curtis Deseret News | Living well


Abuse of ADHD drugs expands beyond campuses

A recent report from The New York Times revealed an unsettling development in America's relationship to ADHD drugs: Stimulant abuse has arrived in the world of business.

April 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How one community is changing the discussion on campus sexual assault

Carrie Hull became a police officer because she wanted to help people.

April 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest — and only — daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylvania campus was serene, beautiful and less than two hours from home.

April 23, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


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


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Do you have a food allergy? You may have outgrown it — take this test to find out

It seems that almost anyone you talk to nowadays has a food allergy or knows someone who does. For some, it's more of a ...

November 30, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


7 haircuts that will flatter anyone with thick hair

Let’s talk about hair for a minute. Anyone with thick hair knows the struggle of going to the stylist and wondering whether or not ...

November 30, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Arianne Brown: My new approach to post-baby recovery

On Nov. 2, I gave birth to my eighth child, a very healthy and handsome baby boy. And just like every other pregnancy, after one ...

November 30, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Genius woman explains how the uterus contracts to give birth with just a balloon and a ping pong bal

Childbirth educator and mother of four, Liz Chambers, just blew our minds with and incredible visual representation of *drumroll please* BIRTH.

November 28, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


Genius woman explains how the uterus contracts to give birth with just a balloon and a ping pong bal

Childbirth educator and mother of four, Liz Chambers, just blew our minds with and incredible visual representation of *drumroll please* BIRTH.

November 28, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


As the weather changes one mom is begging people to stop doing this

We want our kids to be healthy. When a disease threatens our kids, we go into full momma bear mode. We wash their all their ...

November 28, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


4-year-olds are spending two hours a day In front of screens, study finds

In today’s society, it’s common for people to hand kids tablets or smartphones to keep them occupied. Some manufacturers even make kid-friendly versions ...

November 27, 2017 | Kayla Matthews FamilyShare | Living well


This is how to make your skin look flawless (even without makeup)

When I was in junior high and high school, my skin was practically flawless. It was soft, smooth and pimple-free. Whenever my skin would “break ...

November 27, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


14 brilliant ways to hide your dirty hair and look fabulous

Let’s get real here for a second. You’re busy, you have responsibilities and sometimes, you don’t have one ounce of energy or ...

November 27, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Are screens the enemy? A battle over what's best for teens

A new study has found links between screen time and depressive symptoms and thoughts of suicide in adolescents — but it's not time to throw ...

November 25, 2017 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Nutrition and infertility: 5 dietitian-approved resources to help

Infertility affects 12 percent of individuals of reproductive age in the United States, which is about 7.3 million women and their partners. And contrary ...

November 23, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


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