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Red Cross appeals for blood donations amidst Zika scares

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations, saying the nation's supply is critically low because of the July Fourth holiday and summer vacations. But there's another reason health officials are concerned: the possibility of the Zika virus being transmitted through blood donations.

July 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

10 unattractive things that instantly turn guys off

Disclaimer: All women everywhere are beautiful and no one is perfect. This article is not intended to body shame or degrade a female's physical appearance. Society already does enough of that, and it's grotesquely wrong in every way.

July 16, 2016 | Alex Phippen FamilyShare | Living well

Is an episiotomy assault and battery?

Is an unwanted episiotomy assault and battery? One California mother thinks so, and she is suing her former obstetrician for performing the procedure in 2013 even as she begged him to stop.

July 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

The skinny on how pasta affects your weight

Italian researchers say pasta eating is linked to a healthy body weight. Before you roll your eyes, know that an older study in the U.S. said much the same.

July 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Why and how pregnant women should work out

Pregnancy is not an excuse to skip your workout, a new study confirms.

July 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

3 reasons to get your children into rock climbing

Kids are natural climbers. They climb trees, fences and just about anything they can grab hold of.

July 15, 2016 | Jon Vickers | Living well

Arianne Brown: Athletic aptitude is as valuable as academic prowess

Recently, my 6-year-old daughter, Azure, was sitting at the computer when some instructions popped up that required some reading that she had difficulty doing herself. As she should do, Azure asked for some help.

July 14, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well

Why so many young adults still go to their childhood pediatrician

Young adults are staying on their parents' health-insurance plans longer, and they're seeing their childhood pediatricians even when they're old enough to have families of their own.

July 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Another reason not to eat raw cookie dough

Everyone knows they shouldn't eat cookie dough because of the risk of salmonella from raw eggs. (Not that this stops many of us from indulging.)

July 13, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Eating to boost energy

With modern life as fast-paced and busy as it is, many of us find ourselves exhausted not only by the end of the day, but throughout the day, too. Being tired makes anything and everything we do more difficult. Exhaustion can make it feel impossible to meet even the most basic human needs like exercise, movement, human connection and more.

July 13, 2016 | Paige Smathers | Living well

8 proven ways to help you lose baby weight

Living comfortably within your own skin is difficult when you have had to share it with a baby for nine months. Learning how to embrace your new mom-bod and finding confidence with your new look post-childbirth can be hard, but there are simple ways to help you shed some of your baby weight off.

July 07, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well

The reason you should make time to cook with your kids

For the first time, Americans are spending more money in restaurants than at grocery stores, a trend that worries health professionals.

July 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Health and wellness secrets of the Founding Fathers

If the Social Security Administration had been around in 1776, the Founding Fathers might have retired on disability instead of giving birth to a nation. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other leaders of the American Revolution suffered chronic effects of diseases like smallpox, tuberculosis and malaria, and were devastated by the deaths of their children.

July 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

Will shrinking portions cause Americans to expand?

From soft drinks to hummus, every kind of food and drink seems to have a fun-sized version these days as manufacturers take a cue from Hollywood and say, "Honey, I shrunk the portions."

July 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

6 easy parenting hacks to increase a child's vegetable intake

Should parents always tell their kids the truth?

July 04, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well

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What's the best look for your face shape?

Your eyes, lips, cheeks and eyebrows create a beautiful canvas ready for you to enhance with makeup. But to get the best look possible, you ...

October 10, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

5 misconceptions you've heard about working out while pregnant

Historically, women rested and hid their condition of being “in the family way” while they were pregnant. Doctors discouraged them from participating in too much ...

October 09, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well

10 tricks to improve memory

Whether it’s setting down something then not remembering where we put it or walking into a room and forgetting why we went there, we ...

October 09, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Living well

2 tools for understanding and overcoming emotional eating

If someone tells you they are not an emotional eater, you can assume they’re an emotional eater and a liar. We all eat emotionally ...

October 06, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck | Living well

Should you wash your face with hot or cold water?

There are plenty of opinions about whether it is best to wash your face with hot or cold water. Most people assume that everyone does ...

October 05, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well

The troubling reason you shouldn't take your baby's first picture in the first trimester

In a normal pregnancy, most women get an ultrasound once or twice so doctors can check the fetus for abnormalities and curious parents can learn ...

October 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well

7 ways Zika can spread

During the past year, we have been learning a lot about the Zika virus.

October 03, 2016 | Robert Lawrence | Living well

Improve your mental health with these 6 exercises

Exercise is not only great for your body, but it’s also an effective way to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a ...

October 02, 2016 | Benjamin Greene | Living well

Get the gold out of autumnal foods

American author Jim Bishop once penned, “autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons” and nutritionally speaking, he couldn’t be ...

October 02, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD | Living well

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