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New mothers are eating their placentas — here's why doctors say they should stop

Some new moms are coming home from the hospital with more than a baby. They're also bringing the placenta that nourished the child for nine months, planning to eat the organ like many animals do.

October 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


3 natural products to give your skin an amazing glow

Don’t you just love the fall? The leaves start to turn, and the temperatures drop just enough to finally slip into your favorite cozy knits and lightweight jackets. Alas, this seasonal change also comes knocking with bitter, chilly gusts and dry air, climate elements that inevitably irritate your delicate skin and ruin that golden sun-kissed glow you worked so hard to achieve all summer.

October 17, 2017 | Lisa Smith FamilyShare | Living well


5 ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season

With fall here already and temperatures beginning to change, cold and flu season is upon us — and just about everyone is vulnerable. Kids are going back to school where they’ll be exposed to germs, and a co-worker with a sore throat can ignite an officewide flu pandemic. Follow these tips for staying healthy, avoiding the sniffles and taking care of yourself if you’re under the weather.

October 16, 2017 | Sage Singleton KSL.com | Living well


Lady Gaga reveals why she's cancelling her tour and it's unexpectedly heartbreaking

With some illnesses, it's obvious the person is suffering. But with others, the way a person looks on the outside can deceive the eyes into thinking everything is fine.

October 16, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 answers to the questions you still have about sex

Learning about sex is a process. You start learning when you’re pretty young, but only the basics. Then, depending on how your parents talked about the touchy subject, what knowledge your friends shared with you or your own experiences later in life, you probably got a good idea about what ‘sex’ means.

October 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Three siblings lose eyesight and start having seizures; they die within three days of each other

Les and Celeste Chappell were parents of a happy, large family of nine children when their three youngest children started having trouble with their eyesight. Soon after, the children started having seizures, and the parents knew that there was something horribly wrong.

October 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Rethinking nutrition education for kids

Parents, teachers and community members can all agree — we want healthy, happy kids. Teachers have endless requirements and curriculum standards to meet, one of which is teaching students some of the basics of nutrition. But nutrition isn't always as straightforward as one might think, especially with kids.

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


Woman rushes to the hospital when she doesn’t feel her baby kick all day; doctors find that her plac

Being pregnant and feeling your baby kick for the first time is one of the most magical feelings in the world. Knowing there’s a tiny human inside you is a beautiful thing, and it actually feels real once you feel that first little movement or kick.

October 11, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Burn 1,000 calories just by cleaning

We all love a clean house … but who knew it had such health benefits? There are a bunch of sneaky ways to burn calories and lose weight the easy way, but this health hack may be the sneakiest and most rewarding — some household chores burn serious calories, meaning you’ll end up with a sparking clean bathroom and a trimmer waistline. Check each one of these chores off your to-do list and burn over 1,000 calories:

October 11, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


7 little known signs of breast cancer (and how you can catch it early)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so it’s a perfect time to talk about the early warning signs, how to prevent it and how to catch it early. A lump in your breast is an obvious sign, but do you know the others?

October 11, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


3 ways to respond to someone thinking about suicide

There are so many people suffering in silence and feel that their only way out is to take their own life. They want the pain they are feeling to stop — they're blind to how many people actually love and care for them.

October 10, 2017 | Christa Cutler FamilyShare | Living well


10 reasons your hair is shedding and how to make it stop

If you’re a woman with hair, you’ve probably experienced your hair shedding at one point or another. Sometimes it’s not a big deal, but other times your hair sheds so much it might freak you out a little bit.

October 10, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Can being 12 pounds overweight make you more likely to get cancer?

Being overweight doesn't mean you'll get cancer.

October 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


5 misunderstood truths about weight that prevent you from slimming down

It’s shocking that 75 million Americans spend a whopping $60 BILLION a year trying to lose weight, making an average of four attempts per year. While these diet program work for some, most fail as a long-term solution. So, why all the failure?

October 10, 2017 | Gina Van Luven FamilyShare | Living well


Target recalls thousands of $118 dressers after they tipped over on children

Parents are always concerned with their child's safety, which is why watching for recalls is so important. Recalls are issued when there is a risk for injury or death to consumers who use certain products.

October 09, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


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Reading fiction flexes the brain, study says

We know physical workouts keep our muscles healthy, but mental fitness is just as important.

November 21, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


How to still have a merry Christmas if you're struggling with credit-card debt

It's almost Black Friday. Do you know where your credit cards are?

November 21, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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