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Sleepwalking and night terrors are genetic, study says

A new study shows the unconscious habit of sleepwalking may actually be tied to genetics, may be passed from parent to child, and when both parents have a history of it, the probability of it happening with children increases.

May 08, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Living well


Never satisfied? Late-night snacking might be your brain’s fault

Do you ever wonder why you can’t sleep until you’ve had that second helping of dinner or bowl (or two) of ice cream?

May 07, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Living well


Area's air among cleanest in country

A new report shows some improvements in ozone levels in metro Atlanta and in Macon, though both areas still have significant air-quality problems.

May 06, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Living well


Sugar reduces stress, but there are healthier ways to feel better

Satisfying your sweet tooth can reduce stress, but that doesn't mean you should indulge often, according to new research.

May 05, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Annoying tips for handling weighty issues

Is it just me, or is it getting harder to lose weight? In my younger years, dropping a few pounds simply meant drinking more water and running an extra 10 minutes each day for a couple of weeks. Now that I am older, my efforts often bring about disappointing results.

May 05, 2015 | Amy Osmond Cook FamilyShare | Living well


Pleurisy: the lung condition that mimics a heart attack

Pleurisy is inflammation of the membrane between your lungs and ribs, or pleura. The condition, which makes breathing both difficult and painful, often mimics the symptoms of a heart attack.

May 05, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Living well


A different view of the parable of the talents

Many people have heard of the New Testament parable of the talents found in Matthew 25. A guy heads out of town and leaves some of his cash with three employees. To one he gives five talents, to another he leaves two talents, and he bestows on the last of the trio a single talent.

April 30, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Living well


As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages

A year after Ebola devastated swaths of Sierra Leone, killing more than 10,000 people in the region, life in the West African nation is slowly returning to normal. While the deadly pathogen has not been completely eradicated, the number of new cases has slowed to a trickle, and when the country's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, visited Washington this week, he said it was time to turn the focus beyond Ebola.

April 29, 2015 | Kimberly Curtis Deseret News | Living well


Abuse of ADHD drugs expands beyond campuses

A recent report from The New York Times revealed an unsettling development in America's relationship to ADHD drugs: Stimulant abuse has arrived in the world of business.

April 28, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


How one community is changing the discussion on campus sexual assault

Carrie Hull became a police officer because she wanted to help people.

April 24, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


Making college safer: how to protect students from sexual assault

When Constance and Howard Clery picked Lehigh University for their youngest — and only — daughter to attend, it was partly because the school seemed safe. The Pennsylvania campus was serene, beautiful and less than two hours from home.

April 23, 2015 | Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News | Living well


How (and why) to teach your kids to love nature

It's National Park Week from April 18 to 26 and Earth Day on the 22nd, but that's not why Chris Fiscus is taking his kids hiking this weekend. They go regularly because it's good for them, and because Chris likes to see Cole, 13, without a computer in his lap and Brady, 9, hold a water bottle instead of a video game controller.

April 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


5 ways to embrace pre-menopause

Each year millions of women in their late 40s and early 50s experience the dreaded time in life that we euphemistically refer to as “the change,” including peri-menopause (or pre-menopause) and menopause. For many of us, peri-menopause comes out of left field, stealing any and all prior sense of stability and normalcy and leaving a wake of escalating and plummeting hormones that send us spiraling out of control. At 52 years of age, I was astounded when a nurse practitioner diagnosed my depression as being due to peri-menopause. In the last eight months since that diagnosis, I have at times ...

April 22, 2015 | Debbie Merrill FamilyShare | Living well


Having a high IQ might make you depressed, research shows

Brainiacs, beware. Having the kind of active brain associated with high intelligence may also lead to stress and anxiety, according to recent research.

April 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Tomatoes on attack against cancer

In 1978, the low-budget science-fiction film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was a hit among young moviegoers. The film was a spoof on the horror and sci-fi genre movies of that time and featured monstrous tomatoes revolting against humans, killing them off one by one.

April 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Living well


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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


Five simple things to do to help speed up your phone

There's nothing like opening up the box containing your brand-new phone. There are no smudges or scratches, and it is just so shiny.

July 28, 2017 | By Amy Iverson Deseret News | Living well


Boy rushed to the hospital after eating chicken; his mom is now warning others after the x-ray revea

Summer time is the best, especially when it’s full of family, fun and barbecues. This family dinner, however, turned into a nightmare for Jenna ...

July 27, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Should boys and girls compete against each other in organized team sports?

During a recent soccer tournament, I watched as my 9-year-old son and his team meticulously moved the ball up and down the field in what ...

July 27, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Experiment reveals which mosquito repellants actually work and which are useless

Of course you want to avoid mosquito bites — they’re itchy and irritating, not to mention dangerous. Little kids especially are prone to itching these ...

July 26, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Is postnatal depletion a thing, or is Gwyneth Paltrow just trying to sell vitamins?

The term "postnatal depletion" is popping up on mom blogs lately because of an interview with an Australian physician published on Goop, a popular wellness ...

July 26, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


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