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5 common medicines that could kill you (you have them in your house)

The idea of overdosing usually brings illegal drugs to mind, but that’s not always the case. The danger of overdosing on common medicines is all too real — and still comes with the same deadly side effects as illegal drugs do. If these medicines are lurking in your cabinet, make sure you are following the suggested dosages to avoid severe injury or even death.

March 15, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


6 ways stress affects women differently than men

We all have stress, but our gender plays a role in how we react and are affected by it. Women are not only more likely to suffer from chronic stress, but studies show that stress affects the female body much differently than a man’s. Here are a few ways that common enemy of us all — stress — affects women much differently than men:

March 15, 2017 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well


Why no one really knows how many abortions there are in America -- and how to fix the problem

With anti-abortion groups energized by the election of President Donald Trump, and abortion supporters worried about the president's pick for the Supreme Court, abortion rights are again at the forefront of the national conversation.

March 13, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


She "ruined" her body to save her life, and people's reactions are disturbing

Megan Jayne Crabbe haters told her she “ruined her body” because she looked healthier when she was suffering from an extreme case of anorexia. They told her she didn’t need to get "fat” in order to be happy.

March 10, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


You think health insurance protects you from crippling medical debt? Think again

Laurel Hurst had done everything right, at least that’s what she thought until she opened her mailbox to find a $20,000 bill for a surgery she assumed had been covered by her health insurance.

March 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What the Republican health plan might mean for your family

After months of behind-the-scenes wrangling, Republicans have released a health-care plan they believe is better than what Americans got when President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

March 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Your name actually affects what you will end up looking like, according to science

Have you ever been told you look like an Emily or a Michael? Or maybe you go by your middle name or a nickname because you just don't "look" like your first name. As weird as it sounds, there's a good chance that others can guess your name based on your appearance — Science has found your first name can change the way you look.

March 09, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


6 easy ways to get yourself drinking more water and the amazing health benefits that will happen

Drinking loads of water always feels like such an inconvenience; however, if you don’t do it, you will die. That sounds a little extreme, but it’s true! You should be drinking half your body weight in fluid ounces a day to receive proper hydration and see health benefits.

March 08, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


This is how much pee you’re actually swimming in (and it’s in your drinking water, too)

You pack your sunscreen, swimsuits and flip-flops and head off to your local pool for a day of family fun in the cool water....and urine? This new study says yes.

March 08, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How to pronounce 'telomere' — and why it should be in your vocabulary

In the future, people looking to find out how long they'll live may forgo the fortune teller and tarot-card reader and just have their telomeres measured.

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


7 things you didn’t know reduced your risk of breast cancer

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. You can lower your risk of being one of the 12 percent by doing these things:

March 03, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


10 easy tips to look amazing and feel confident in your swim suit

Are you ready to show your body at the beach this summer? Don’t panic, there is still plenty of time. The key to feeling and looking amazing is to be confident in your own skin.

March 03, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


5 reasons your meal plan is hurting you

Sure, it’s easier to be told what to eat. We’ve been conditioned to expect to be told what to do, or what to not do.

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


Woman wakes up right as the surgeon is about to cut into her; unable to move and breathe, she dies,

Donna Penner could still hear the usual banging sounds of the operating room when she woke up after surgery. She was completely relaxed — relieved it was over — when she heard two words that froze her heart.

March 02, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Jennifer Aniston shares her secrets of looking 20 years younger than she really is

I was shocked to hear how basic Jennifer Aniston’s weekly routines are that make her 48-year-old body look so much younger. Her unwavering commitment to standard healthy living can be intimidating until you realize just how simple it is - with no-frill dieting or extreme workouts. The down-to-earth celebrity is very open about her year-round, striving commitments to maintaining a happy and healthy life.

March 02, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

April 04, 2017 | Brook Spencer FamilyShare | Living well


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