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Is it a good idea to get your eyes examined over the internet?

If a clerk at the Department of Motor Vehicles is the only person who has checked your vision since grade school, you’re likely due for an eye exam with a health-care professional.

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


5 things you shouldn't say to someone with high-functioning anxiety and what to say instead

You see her in the office, at school, at the gym or at the grocery store. She has a smile on her face and manages to get everything done on her mile-long to-do list. She seems to have it all together. You envy her way of balancing her life, relationships and other responsibilities. She looks like the person you strive to be.

May 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


These 6 things are why you’re tired all the time, according to science

If you find yourself feeling groggy in the morning, it’s time to change your sleeping habits. Recent studies show the things you do before bed could be costing you precious sleep.

May 08, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


4 'best by' dates you should NEVER ignore and 4 that don't matter (for the sake of your health)

Did you know that most products you use don’t even have to have an expiration, best by or sell by date, according to WebMD? By law only certain foods (like baby formula) have to have an expiration date. This means that a lot of those dates can be ignored, which is great news to all of us who hate throwing food out.

May 08, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


8 things women wish men knew about periods

We’d like to have a chat about that feminine experience many men shy away from at the slightest mention — periods. We don’t want to stay silent about what we go through every month. Since half the people you live on this world with experience it, (including your wife, girlfriend, sisters, mom and daughters), we thought a little menstruation education couldn’t hurt. In fact, hopefully it can make both of our lives better during that time of the month.

May 07, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Did the Episcopal and Methodist churches come out against the Republican health plan?

House Republicans made good on their promise to replace the Affordable Care Act, despite impassioned opposition from some of the nation's religious leaders.

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


Our bodies teach us how to treat them

I remember the day I brought my daughter home from the hospital. I was ecstatic to be a mom but also scared out of my mind about the enormous responsibility. She was a little bit of a finicky baby and a terrible sleeper, so caring for her needs was at times rather tricky.

May 03, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Doctor says every adult should do this one simple exercise to check for thyroid cancer (it only take

We all know we can do self-examinations for breast and skin cancer as well as some other conditions. Early detection is often the key not only discovering a possible disease, but also treat the condition as early as possible — hopefully reducing your risk of more severe treatment or even death.

May 03, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


The future of vaping under the Trump administration

Proponents of electronic cigarettes applauded the recent dismissal of former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and hope his replacement will be more accepting of the tobacco-alternative practice called vaping.

May 03, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Here’s what’s been hiding under your fingernails

Whether you bite your nails when you’re nervous, or it’s a habit you’ve had for years, it's not something you should keep up. Hordes of bacteria are specially adapted to live under your nails, and the moment you start to chew off the corner of your thumb, those colonies jump ship and land in your mouth. Gross.

May 03, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


9 things you need to know to find the best birth control for you

You are unique and so is your body. Every woman’s birth control needs are different. The important thing is to find a method that fits you. Here are eight things you should know before picking out your birth control:

May 01, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Will you get diabetes from a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino?

Last week, Starbucks made a splash with a limited-availability drink. It jumped on the unicorn-themed bandwagon with a hot pink and blue Unicorn Frappuccino. Released for five days, the brightly colored drink was all over social media, and stores sold out the first day.

May 01, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


Can your child wait until college to get the HPV vaccine?

With more than 40 percent of American adults infected with some strain of HPV, a virus that can cause genital warts and increase the risk of some types of cancer, health officials continue urging parents to have their children vaccinated at age 11 or 12.

May 01, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


9 places you hardly ever clean (but need to for your health's sake)

What if you found out the place you are preparing your food is about two times dirtier than your toilet seat? Gross, right? But unfortunately it's true.

April 30, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


What the addict in your life needs from you

Picking up trash with a recovering drug addict on a New Hampshire beach, Charles “Chuck” Rosa knows what some passers-by are thinking about his companion.

April 28, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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This is when you should actually throw away your sponge (plus 3 ways to keep it super clean)

Go take a look at your sink. How are your sponges looking? If they're anything like mine, they're a bit crusty. We use ...

August 07, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


Some essential oils are POISON if swallowed; Never put these commonly consumed oils in your body

Essential oils have become overwhelmingly popular. Everyone knows someone who either sells them or uses them, and most have probably at least tried an oil ...

August 05, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


Remember these 10 things if you love someone with anxiety

I’ve always had anxiety, but it started to get especially bad during high school. I was constantly worried about hurting people’s feelings, I ...

August 05, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


4 horrifying things that artificial sweeteners do to your body

Diet drinks, diet foods and sugar free edibles are everywhere. Most people have probably consumed at least one of these at some time in their ...

August 05, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


Should swimmers fear flesh-eating bacteria?

Sharks are so yesterday. The ocean creatures terrorizing the internet this week are flesh-eating bacteria, which a North Carolina woman says are responsible for a ...

August 05, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


4 foods to keep you cool this summer

Do you find yourself saying I want to drink more water, or I don't drink nearly enough water ... or I just don't like ...

August 03, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


7 subtle signs your child is suffering from anxiety

Anxiety is something a lot of adults struggle with, but as adults, we're able to talk about those struggles and recognize when we need ...

August 02, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


All the secrets you need to eliminate the double chin once and for all

The sagging skin right below the chin, popularly known as double chin is one feature that can distort your beauty or hinder your self-confidence. No ...

July 31, 2017 | Sana AFREEN FamilyShare | Living well


What does the word healthy actually mean?

The term "healthy" in the nutrition world has, in many cases, come to be a euphemism for morality with food. You're "good" if you ...

July 31, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


What rights do parents have when they disagree with doctors?

When a child is sick, parents go to doctors looking for a diagnosis, prescription or treatment plan. Sometimes they find conflict.

July 30, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Ingredients every woman needs to get the hair of her dreams (for EVERY hair type)

No matter your hair type, you always believe the grass is greener on the other side. If you have thin, fine hair, you dream of ...

July 30, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


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