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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


Woman wakes up in excruciating pain and a hole in her face; she finds the cause in her hand and real

A nightmare came to life for Meghan Linsey, a singer songwriters and runner up on the eight season of NBC's The Voice, when she woke up with a dead spider on her hand and a swollen, stinging face.

April 24, 2017 | Stacie Simpson FamilyShare | Living well


There’s a new outbreak of a dangerous disease that attacks children — do you know the symptoms?

Despite our great efforts as parents to care for our children’s health, it's nearly impossible to prevent them from ever getting sick.

April 24, 2017 | Adriana Acosta Bujan FamilyShare | Living well


This woman’s first date was going great until her date died in front of her eyes

Everyone loves to share their worst date stories or their best date stories, but 45-year-old Janie Hall will be sharing her scariest date story for the rest of her life.

April 23, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


These are the things that ACTUALLY give you cancer

Cancer is a complex, varied and partly unknown group of diseases. However, we do know that lifestyle, along with genetics, are huge factors when it comes to your likelihood of a diagnosis. There no way you can live a life that can be guarenteed as completely cancer free, but you can reduce your risk. To do just that, keep these known carcinogens out of your life:

April 23, 2017 | Sana AFREEN FamilyShare | Living well


Focusing on weight could be bad for your health

These days, it’s easy to believe that weight determines health.

April 21, 2017 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


11 health problems you can detect by looking at your nails

We don’t think too much about our nails unless we’re coating them with a fresh layer of paint, but this small part of our body is actually pretty fascinating. Paying attention to changes or abnormalities in your nails can warn you of a number of health problems. Here are 11 messages your nails are trying to tell you about your health:

April 20, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


This research might turn the spouse on the couch into a dance partner

Dancing burns calories, but it may also help bolster an aging brain, particularly if you have to learn complex steps, a new study suggests.

April 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Woman permanently loses her eyesight by putting in contacts in a way ANY OF US could do

Irenie Ekkeshi was 12 when she switched from glasses to contacts. It was a decision that, combined with bad luck and lack of information, eventually made her lose sight in her right eye years later.

April 19, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


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This kills 1 in 5 women — most who die never show symptoms. Here's how to protect yourself

In the United States alone, heart disease kills 22 percent of women according to this report from the Centers for Disease Control. What's even ...

July 10, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


This teenager forgot to do something very important at night and 10 hours later, she was losing her

Molly Pawlett, a 14-year-old teenager, was about to die.

July 10, 2017 | Deseret Connect FamilyShare | Living well


Sleep Your Way to a Healthier You: 5 Highly Effective Sleep Habits

Sleep is hard to come by these days.

July 10, 2017 | Parinaz Samimi FamilyShare | Living well


Days before starting chemotherapy, doctors realized they misdiagnosed this little girl — the real re

Cara Greene was a happy, seemingly healthy two-year-old girl when her parents, Kristen and Clayton, noticed her eyes were moving rapidly and she was becoming ...

July 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Why you should think twice before exercising in extreme heat

John McMordie was 23 years old. Kelly Watt was 18. Both were athletes in exceptionally good health, and both died after suffering a heat stroke ...

July 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Should parents worry about lead in baby food?

Your baby's first food may have included a serving of lead, according to a recent analysis of data collected by the U.S. Food ...

July 07, 2017 | By Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This seemingly “healthy” eating habit is actually a dangerous disorder, and no one’s talking about i

“I shouldn’t eat that,” “I need a guilty treat today” and “I can’t have that, I’m trying to eat clean” are phrases ...

July 05, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Feeling pain during sex? Here are 5 causes that can be fixed

The way intimacy is portrayed in the media isn’t real, as much as we wish it was. In fact, many women experience discomfort, pressure ...

July 04, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5 important hydration tips to stay safe in the heat

Summer has just begun, and already places across the country have seen temperatures in the mid- to high-90s and low 100s.

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


One in 5 jars of baby food has lead in it, should parents be worried?

Your baby's first food may have included a serving of lead, according to a recent analysis of data collected by the U.S. Food ...

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


If you’re taking this type of birth control, you’re actually at risk for getting pregnant

Oh, birth control. Maybe you love that it prevents you from getting pregnant, but everything else about it is pretty much the worst. From remembering ...

June 30, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How to protect your family from four common ailments of swimming

Swimming is one of the best things you can do for your body. It's a high-octane calorie burner, easy on the joints, and exercises ...

June 30, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


When emotional eating is A-OK

Emotional eating gets vilified a lot. We often spend so much time worrying about what goes into our mouths at the expense of worrying about ...

June 30, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Things your preschooler doesn’t need

Young children are 24-hour need machines. They need attention, affection, constant supervision and lots of love. But many of them have a whole lot of ...

June 30, 2017 | By Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


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