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What to do first when you're both overweight and depressed

Losing weight is hard enough when you're happy, but it's even harder when you're depressed, as many Americans well know.

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


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


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11 of the weirdest at-home skin treatments that work wonders (for any skin type)

We’re always on the lookout for easy, cheap skin treatments that actually work. It’s not always easy (or affordable) to take a spa ...

June 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Every parent needs to know the seemingly harmless act that caused this child to break out in an 8 mo

Right after her second birthday, Sienna Duffield started to develop a strange rash on her face, but it wasn’t just like any other rash ...

June 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


What nutrition experts wished you knew about dieting

Dieting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. For most people, strict rules about what to eat actually perpetuate the very issues they ...

June 09, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


5 terrifying things that "harmless" diet soda is doing to your body

I love diet soda. I went through a time where I could drink it all day, every day (I didn’t of course, but I ...

June 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Media-obsessed parents may neglect families

As his nieces and nephews played in the surf during a beach vacation in Southern California, David Maxfield waded into the water with his camera ...

June 08, 2017 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Living well


How an electric car is making more men care about their health

A Florida urologist says taking a yearly road trip across America in a trendy electric car made him a better doctor. But more importantly, he ...

June 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 symptoms that happen during your most fertile period

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or trying to avoid it, Knowing when you're most fertile is vital information.

June 07, 2017 | Stael F. Pedrosa Metzger FamilyShare | Living well


7 remedies for headaches you'll wish you'd known earlier

An achy, throbbing headache can ruin your whole day. When pain pills and massages fail to work, it’s easy to get hopeless about finding ...

June 07, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Best therapy may be parents

Q: Our 4-year-old prefers solitary play over play with other children. It's been this way from early on when I began arranging play dates ...

June 07, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Living well


When you don’t like hubby

Being married is an interesting experience. You're madly in love with this person you've chosen to spend the rest of your life with ...

June 06, 2017 | By Lindsey Millter Family Share | Living well


What a pornography addict wants to tell you about their addiction but can't

Pornography addiction is being studied now more than ever. More people are discussing the problem, and more professionals are uncovering its devastating effects.

June 06, 2017 | Denhi Chaney FamilyShare | Living well


4 habits you need to stop right now to get the best sleep of your life

People are willing to do almost anything to get a good night’s sleep. There are tips and tricks all over the internet, but did ...

June 06, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Little girl was having a hard time putting on her pajamas; the next morning she was rushed to the ho

Amanda and Lantz Lewis were putting their sweet 3-year-old to bed when they started to notice something was a little off. In a Facebook post ...

June 06, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


18 magical things you never knew you could use Vaseline for

You see those cheap tubs of petroleum jelly at every store you go to. You probably don’t think anything of them, but Vaseline is ...

June 04, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


10 simple ways to make your home healthier

We all want to protect our families and keep them healthy. These 10 simple steps can help create a healthier home without much trouble or ...

June 03, 2017 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


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