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You should learn about Zika if you're pregnant and live in these states

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring nearly 300 pregnant women in the U.S. and its territories who may be infected with the Zika virus. Most cases are in Puerto Rico, but pregnant women in high-risk states should take extra precautions as mosquito season approaches, health officials say.

May 25, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 real ways to help someone with depression

Chances are you know someone struggling with depression. It can be difficult to understand and to know how to support them. Here are six ways you can actually help:

May 25, 2016 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Living well


To B12 or not to B12

To B12 or not to B12, that is the question for people seeking to lose weight and restore flagging energy.

May 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 thoughts on being gluten free

It’s all the rage these days—being gluten free. It’s nearly as popular as bobby socks in the 50s, or as Taylor Swift at a middle school sleep over. And with all the hype, you’d think I’d be reveling in being part of the in-crowd. After all, I haven’t eaten gluten for over 2 years now. How hip is that?

May 24, 2016 | Rebecca Watson FamilyShare | Living well


How safe are carnival rides?

As summer approaches, throngs of thrill seekers will converge on state fairs and parking-lot carnivals. While the food is the primary attraction for most fair-goers, more than half will go on at least one ride, the industry estimates.

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


6 ways to get along with anyone

People are the worst.

May 23, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


How the heart attack you didn't know you had affects you

Nearly half of heart attacks go undetected, and these "silent" cardiac events can be as bad as those that are quickly diagnosed, a new study says.

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


5 reasons the Summer Olympics should be postponed or moved

Rio de Janeiro is at the heart of the Zika outbreak, not the edge, and to hold the Olympics there in August would be dangerous and reckless, an Ottawa professor argues in Harvard Public Health Review.

May 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


3 recent books offer tips for weight loss, wellness

These three recently released books offer tips and insights on weight loss, wellness and developing healthy habits.

May 19, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Living well


What you've always been told about breakfast may be wrong

Conventional wisdom says to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.

May 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The best time in life to think about bone health (it's not what you think)

The skeleton you’ll have in your 60s is the one you built in your teens — a disturbing idea to anyone who’s ever watched a 16-year-old boy eat.

May 19, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Arianne Brown: Let your children climb

Recently, while waiting to pick up my kindergartener from school, I watched my 2-year-old son, Axel, explore a small iron fence that boarded the playground area.

May 18, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Is your workplace harming your health?

Every day you make around 200 decisions about food, according to researcher Brian Wansink of Cornell University, and hundreds more about being physically active. It is no wonder that we suffer decision fatigue later in the day.

May 18, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Your role in combatting sexual assault? It's bigger than you think

If Kimberly Lonsway told her friends that her house was burglarized over the weekend, they might silently wonder if her door was unlocked, or if she left valuables in plain sight, but out loud they would say, “I’m so sorry, that’s terrible!”

May 17, 2016 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News | Living well


The 'health' food that's making us fat

The U.S. dietary guidelines urge us to eat yogurt, but not the kind with 30 grams of sugar and a topping made of candy pieces or cookie crumbs. That such a thing even exists explains a lot about the obesity epidemic and why it's so difficult for people to lose weight, according to the BBC, which says that dessert yogurts masquerading as health foods contribute to the "obesogenic" environments.

May 17, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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Eating to boost energy

With modern life as fast-paced and busy as it is, many of us find ourselves exhausted not only by the end of the day, but ...

July 13, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


8 proven ways to help you lose baby weight

Living comfortably within your own skin is difficult when you have had to share it with a baby for nine months. Learning how to embrace ...

July 07, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


The reason you should make time to cook with your kids

For the first time, Americans are spending more money in restaurants than at grocery stores, a trend that worries health professionals.

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


Health and wellness secrets of the Founding Fathers

If the Social Security Administration had been around in 1776, the Founding Fathers might have retired on disability instead of giving birth to a nation ...

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


Will shrinking portions cause Americans to expand?

From soft drinks to hummus, every kind of food and drink seems to have a fun-sized version these days as manufacturers take a cue from ...

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


6 easy parenting hacks to increase a child's vegetable intake

Should parents always tell their kids the truth?

July 04, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


6 health tips to get you through the holiday weekend

In addition to fireworks and cookouts, the long holiday weekend brings mosquitoes, sunburns and sweat. To help your family get through it, in its June ...

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


5 things good for your body and your wallet

We all know we should live a healthy lifestyle — but did you know that doing so is not just good for you, but also your ...

July 02, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Living well


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