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What you need to know about apple-cider vinegar

Apple-cider vinegar is touted as a miraculous elixir that can cure indigestion, remove toxins and help you lose weight. A skeptical nutritionist decided to investigate the hype and was surprised to learn some of the claims are true — in particular, vinegar's beneficial effect on digestion and blood sugar.

April 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is your child's music destroying his hearing?

The lead singer of the Australian band AC/DC says it’s auto racing, not rock music that has brought him to the brink of deafness. But Brian Johnson’s recent withdrawal from a North American tour provides a cautionary tale for anyone who likes their music loud, hearing specialists say.

March 31, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The best way to quit any bad habit

A new study about the best way to quit smoking has implications for anyone trying to break a bad habit. Whether you're trying to quit cigarettes or sugar, don't try to wean yourself off it gradually — just stop.

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


Why body positivity is crucial for health

The way we feel about our bodies matters. In fact, feeling content in our own skin might actually be a more important indicator for overall health than the number on the scale. Don’t misunderstand: Obesity is undoubtedly linked to a wide array of health issues. But how we think about and perceive our bodies is another important factor to consider as we make efforts to improve our overall health.

March 30, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Is your child's music destroying his hearing?

The lead singer of the Australian band AC/DC says it’s auto racing, not rock music that has brought him to the brink of deafness. But Brian Johnson’s recent withdrawal from a North American tour provides a cautionary tale for anyone who likes their music loud, hearing specialists say.

March 29, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 tips for identifying a fad diet

Doesn’t it seem like a new fad diet appears on a daily basis?

March 29, 2016 | Stephanie Roque, MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Where there's smoke, there's cancer

Where there's smoke, there's cancer, even if it isn't inhaled.

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


Does God want you to have a nose job?

Doctors can't cure the common cold yet, but they can give you a wrinkle-free face and a Hollywood body if you've got the money and don't mind needles.

March 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is dyeing Easter eggs harmful to your health?

Amid the marshmallow Peeps, chocolate rabbits and jelly beans, there’s finally something healthy in your Easter basket again: eggs.

March 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Nutrition noise: what should you trust?

Clamorous [klam-er-uh s]: noisily inconsistent vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction; vigorous demands or complaints.

March 24, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


6 reasons to register for a 5K right now (even if you're not a runner)

Spring is here, and runners everywhere are gearing up for road races, which are open to anyone willing to pay the entry fee.

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


An innovative project on the Mexican border helps people with disabilities and restores dignity

NOGALES, MEXICO — In a makeshift audiology center on the southern end of this border town, 6-year-old Jesus Lopez sits in a sound booth wearing headphones and a look of wonderment as a technician checks his hearing acuity.

March 21, 2016 | Lourdes Medrano Deseret News | Living well


The best way to quit any bad habit

A new study about the best way to quit smoking has implications for anyone trying to break a bad habit. Whether you're trying to quit cigarettes or sugar, don't try to wean yourself off it gradually — just stop.

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


Here's another reason to have more than one child

Here’s another reason to grow your family: Children with younger siblings are less likely to be obese, researchers at the University of Michigan said.

March 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Breakfast in a box: The debate over cereal's health benefits

Nine out of 10 Americans stock cereal in their pantries, and the breakfast staple invented by Seventh-day Adventists was designed to create a wholesome alternative to meat. Many of today's varieties are made with whole grains, contain nuts and seeds, and are fortified with vitamins, minerals and fiber.

March 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


The troubling reason girls drop out of sports

Girls' participation in sports declines sharply after puberty, and a new study from the United Kingdom suggests it's because they're uncomfortable with their ...

May 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Will the last family doctor in America please turn out the lights?

If you don't already have a family doctor, don't count on seeing one in the next two months. That's the average wait ...

May 12, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The day I stopped stigmatizing cheerleading

Every year around the first part of May, my children’s elementary school sends out fliers for a junior cheerleading camp and tryouts sponsored by ...

May 11, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


12 beautiful breakfast bowls you’ll be dying to try this month

Do you love cereal?

May 11, 2016 | Alexandra Crafton FamilyShare | Living well


These videos will make you want to work out

Exercise should be a get-to, not a have-to, but sometimes we all need a little kick to get going because of Newton's First Law ...

May 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why are American girls so anxious?

They were just 150 girls out of 10 million, but their deaths were still shocking to federal health officials. That’s because the girls, all ...

May 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How to have more empathy (but not too much)

Empathy is a powerful emotion, improving people's worst days and encouraging cooperation within diverse communities. But some people aren't very good at it.

May 10, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What sitting at a computer all day does to your eyes

Sitting at a computer all day isn't good for your health, and not just because you're still when your body would rather move ...

May 10, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How runners and cyclists use new apps to create art in motion

Runners and cyclists are creating art while in motion, etching faces, animals and Games of Thrones characters with the routes that they take. To get ...

May 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The 4-point blueprint for a healthy house

When choosing where to live, most people think about the schools, the commute and what they can afford. But the blueprint for the perfect home ...

May 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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