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Did the Episcopal and Methodist churches come out against the Republican health plan?

House Republicans made good on their promise to replace the Affordable Care Act, despite impassioned opposition from some of the nation's religious leaders.

May 07, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Our bodies teach us how to treat them

I remember the day I brought my daughter home from the hospital. I was ecstatic to be a mom but also scared out of my mind about the enormous responsibility. She was a little bit of a finicky baby and a terrible sleeper, so caring for her needs was at times rather tricky.

May 03, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Doctor says every adult should do this one simple exercise to check for thyroid cancer (it only take

We all know we can do self-examinations for breast and skin cancer as well as some other conditions. Early detection is often the key not only discovering a possible disease, but also treat the condition as early as possible — hopefully reducing your risk of more severe treatment or even death.

May 03, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


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


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Articles by Section - Living well


This is the easiest way to remove warts

It’s true that everyone can get warts at some point in their lives, but there’s no reason to keep them on our body ...

June 15, 2017 | Emma E. Sánchez FamilyShare | Living well


Every single day, dozens of children go to the hospital from parents using cotton swabs in their ear

It turns out that the warning on a package of cotton swabs — you know the part that says "do not insert swab into ear canal ...

June 15, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 simple ways to lose that last bit of baby weight (when you don't have time for the gym)

Being a new mom is exhausting, isn’t it? With all the new responsibilities you’ve got, the idea of getting back to your pre-baby ...

June 15, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Now I know what it's like to race a mile

In recent months, my 10-year-old son Ace has started a fun adventure in track and field, finding that he quite likes the 1,500 meter ...

June 14, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


11 symptoms of cancer that people ignore

The "c" word. Cancer. It seems like everyday we hear of another friend or family member is facing their own battle. While every patient's ...

June 14, 2017 | Erika Otero Romero FamilyShare | Living well


14 weird ways to lose weight without exercising that actually work

We’ve all looked in the mirror and didn’t love what we saw. Sometimes it seems like no matter what we do, those last ...

June 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


11 of the weirdest at-home skin treatments that work wonders (for any skin type)

We’re always on the lookout for easy, cheap skin treatments that actually work. It’s not always easy (or affordable) to take a spa ...

June 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Every parent needs to know the seemingly harmless act that caused this child to break out in an 8 mo

Right after her second birthday, Sienna Duffield started to develop a strange rash on her face, but it wasn’t just like any other rash ...

June 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


What nutrition experts wished you knew about dieting

Dieting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. For most people, strict rules about what to eat actually perpetuate the very issues they ...

June 09, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


5 terrifying things that "harmless" diet soda is doing to your body

I love diet soda. I went through a time where I could drink it all day, every day (I didn’t of course, but I ...

June 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Media-obsessed parents may neglect families

As his nieces and nephews played in the surf during a beach vacation in Southern California, David Maxfield waded into the water with his camera ...

June 08, 2017 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Living well


How an electric car is making more men care about their health

A Florida urologist says taking a yearly road trip across America in a trendy electric car made him a better doctor. But more importantly, he ...

June 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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