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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 busy —summer months. Even when you’re on the go this time of year, you can still make healthy, wholesome eating happen. In general, healthy eating requires planning and thinking ahead to minimize eating out. While eating out is fun and delicious, indulging too often can lead to your body feeling sluggish and low on energy and can detract from fun experiences this time of year.

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


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


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Should women ever run alone?

Within hours of setting out for a run, two young women were murdered in recent weeks. Their deaths remind runners that, regardless of how fit ...

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


8 things every woman does could be making her infertile

Infertility is extremely complicated. Some women undergo years of trying to conceive, only to be met with one heartbreaking negative pregnancy test after another. There ...

August 11, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Arianne Brown: Winning isn't everything, except when you're always losing

As I stood at the awards ceremony for a recent soccer tournament, I watched as my 9-year-old son, Ace, and his team were presented with ...

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


Should you join the tribe of 10,000 steps?

In the 1960s, a Japanese watchmaker created a pedometer he called the "10,000 step meter" and told users they should take that many steps ...

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


15 incredibly easy tips to make you INSTANTLY more attractive

Did you know there are simple things you can do each day that are scientifically proven to make you look and act more appealing? These ...

August 10, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


How Zika gets into a baby's brain

Harry Truman was president when the virus named for the Ziika Forest in Uganda was discovered. But scientists are just now figuring out how Zika ...

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


The disease active families are more likely to get than Zika

Country singer Kris Kristofferson is one of 30,000 people who will be diagnosed with Lyme disease this year. He may be the only person ...

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


8 cancer symptoms you CANNOT ignore

Although some people recover gracefully, cancer has likely taken away at least one of your family members within the past five years. This is not ...

August 08, 2016 | Tana Bolinger FamilyShare | Living well


How extreme heat can kill you

With a heat dome hovering over much of the country, paramedics are treating heat stroke and other illnesses brought on by extreme temperatures. The victims ...

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


Ingredient in skin creams poses danger to children, pregnant women

Mercury poisoning is a risk for anyone who eats a lot of seafood; it's also a risk if anyone in your household uses a ...

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


Do you feel out of control around certain foods? Try this.

“I don’t trust myself around that food.”

August 04, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


10 ways to look and feel more attractive

Being -- and feeling -- attractive is so much more than having just another pretty face. Feeling desired and beautiful does not come from physical features, but ...

August 03, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Living well


15 healthy habits that will make you feel unstoppable

We all know those people who seem to have life all together. They radiate happiness and even when rough times come their way, they battle ...

August 03, 2016 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well


Want to know what REALLY happens when you swallow your gum?

Raise your hand if your mom (or dad) warned you about the perils of swallowing gum?

August 03, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Drowning in grief: How one mother learned to live with the pain after the loss of a child

It was the silence that gave Maria Kubitz the first shiver of dread. While cleaning the house, she suddenly realized that she hadn't seen ...

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


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