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How researchers in the U.S. are trying to stop the spread of Zika through a simple, cost-effective t

PHOENIX — Amid escalating anxiety over the fast-spreading Zika virus, a team of scientists that includes Arizona researchers has developed an inexpensive test that can detect the disease even in regions with limited medical resources.

June 08, 2016 | Lourdes Medrano Deseret News | Living well


The 3 reasons more Americans are dying in greater numbers

For more than a decade, the death rate in America has been falling, in part because of fewer deaths from cancer and heart disease. Now, it may be rising again because of Alzheimer's disease, drug overdoses and suicide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

June 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Turtles, frogs and other pets your family probably shouldn't own

If you cultivate free-range kids, one is likely to bring home a turtle or a frog from the woods one day — maybe even a salamander from a creek.

June 07, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Are your children's cellphones giving them cancer?

New federal research suggests that cellphone radiation can cause two types of cancer in laboratory rats. This makes it clear that rats shouldn’t use cellphones, but what about the humans in your family?

June 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How lab-grown burgers change the conversation about meat

Five summers from now, the hamburgers you grill in the backyard may come from a Petri dish, not a pasture, and the steaks sizzling in restaurants may come with a seemingly fantastical disclaimer: No animal was harmed in the making of this meal.

June 02, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 signs that bad habit has become an addiction

If you find yourself dedicating more and more of your life to your bad habit, take notice. Your indulgence may have become an addiction. Here are five clues:

June 02, 2016 | Georgia Lee FamilyShare | Living well


6 ways you know you're a soccer mom

This week, my kids officially completed their soccer season, which if you are a soccer mom, you know exactly what that means: more soccer.

June 02, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


How the union of two controversial companies could affect your family's grocery bill

American families are increasingly choosing to buy food from local farms, but the companies that sell seeds and pesticides are consolidating and getting bigger.

June 01, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


If cells could talk, married couples would be finishing each others sentences

When you and your spouse promised "for better or for worse," your bodies were paying attention. Research shows that married couples are so in sync with each other that they grow more alike on a cellular level as they age.

June 01, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 breakfast foods that are terrible for diabetics

We constantly hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but this is especially true for diabetics. For type 2 diabetics, it's crucial that you enjoy an excellent filling breakfast, but eating the wrong thing could be worse than skipping breakfast altogether. Because you've been asleep for the past 8 hours your blood sugar levels could be doing crazy things, which make eating breakfast even more important.

May 31, 2016 | Paul Moyer FamilyShare | Living well


How not to spend Memorial Day at the ER

Each year in May, the National Safety Council makes a grim prediction: how many of us will die in traffic accidents over the Memorial Day weekend.

May 30, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


12 easy health habits to start now

Whip up a morning smoothie

May 30, 2016 | Jana Parkin FamilyShare | Living well


8 tips on how to successfully train for a marathon

Running a marathon is something that many runners aspire to do. Some might even call it the epitome of running success to have completed the 26.2-mile challenge.

May 30, 2016 | Arianne Brown KSL.com | Living well


How you can simplify your meal planning process

I remember my mom constantly asking my sister and me what we wanted to eat for dinner. We thought we were being considerate by telling her we didn’t care what she cooked and that we loved everything she made. She would always mention how the hardest part about cooking was to come up with what to eat, and I always thought she was a little crazy for it.

May 26, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


What sibling bullying is doing to your children's health

The bully on the playground can cause lasting harm, both physical and psychological, to your children. But even more dangerous is the bully in the backyard, the one who shares your child’s DNA.

May 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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Articles by Section - Living well


Is gluten making you sick?

Staring into a high-powered microscope during a laboratory job shadow rotation, high school senior Lindsey Pickett watched her own blood cells come into focus on ...

June 30, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


On VapoRub and the wisdom of mothers

Most of us get medical advice from doctors and other health professionals when we're sick, but what Dr. Mom says matters, too.

June 28, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Are you exhausted 24/7? One of these factors might be the culprit

Tiredness never was happiness. Do you get a decent amount of sleep every night? Can you not function without napping during the day? Are you ...

June 27, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


Will tax on sugary drinks make us healthier or just poorer?

If the beverage tastes sweet and comes in a can or a bottle, it will cost more in Philadelphia come January when a new tax ...

June 23, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The smoothie craze explored

It's no secret that smoothies and protein drinks are a hot topic right now and have been for quite some time; just search #smoothie ...

June 23, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


To get your kids to wash their hands, gross them out

Want your kids to wash their hands? Gross them out, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

June 22, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The real cost of cancer treatment

Chemotherapy, the most common treatment for cancer, has famously unpleasant side effects, including nausea, fatigue and hair loss. Less known is how much all that ...

June 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Could your child return home from summer camp with Zika?

No mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus have been found in the U.S. yet, but with children descending on summer camps across the country, there ...

June 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


I am strong because I have children, not despite the fact

Each time I sprint to a personal best time, max on a particular weight lift or rep, or fit into the pair of jeans that ...

June 16, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


The easy test you should do before diving into a public pool

For many families, summer means water — in pools, water parks and maybe even a hotel hot tub. But before you dive in, consider the many ...

June 15, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


10 little ways to get your life in order

Unless you are fine with feeling that your entire life is slipping out from under you, keep reading. These little tips will help you get ...

June 15, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


How moms can help solve America's obesity epidemic

Despite the billion-dollar ministrations of the weight-loss industry, American adults are still gaining weight. Thirty-five percent of men and 40 percent of women are now ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


What to know before putting your child on an antidepressant

Only 1 out of 14 commonly prescribed antidepressants is effective in children and teens, and at least one is associated with an increased risk of ...

June 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 common myths about drug addiction

There are many misconceptions about drug addiction today that affect addicts and how people in society perceive them.

June 13, 2016 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Healthy eating on the go for summer

It’s summer time. Between barbecues, hanging out poolside, hikes and family trips, your healthy eating efforts may take a backseat during these fun — but ...

June 09, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


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