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Do your genetics make you more likely to become an addict?

If someone in your family is suffering from addiction, you may be wondering if there is a link between addiction and genetics. This is a valid question -- one often asked in the world of addiction and recovery services. If you think a family member is using drugs, you may want to know if others in your family may also be susceptible to addiction.

March 10, 2016 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Living well


Yearning for the good old days — 3 weeks ago

I want to be as happy and carefree as the people on the evening news.

March 08, 2016 | Steve Eaton Deseret News | Living well


Boomers and millennials face off in the debate over who is the laziest generation

It's 7 a.m. Do you know what your millennial child is eating?

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


The best thing you can do for your health may also be the easiest

Want to look better, live longer and think more clearly?

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


Did you know this one thing you do is actually benefiting your health?

From PTA meetings to soccer games and homework, having children completely changes your life. While you might want to pull out your hair most days, there are some health benefits to having children that most parents don't know.

March 07, 2016 | Paul Moyer FamilyShare | Living well


5 no-diet tips for weight loss

Diets don’t work. The diet and supplement industry is a $30 billion industry, yet almost two-thirds of the U.S. population is overweight or obese. When you’re depriving yourself and anxiously awaiting the end of your diet, you’re not setting yourself up for long-term healthy habits. All most people end up with frustration, guilt, shame, weight gain and other negative emotions. Maybe your diet failed you, not the other way around.

March 05, 2016 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


How to lose weight without dieting

Advice about what to eat, what to avoid eating and how to lose weight are all around us. Magazines, billboards, commercials and social media posts often promise quick and easy weight loss solutions. Friends, neighbors, coworkers and family members often obsess about the latest plan they’re on to lose weight. Do you ever feel tempted to try their diet, too? Or maybe you’ve already tried diet after diet and you’re feeling lost. If either of those scenarios applies to you, read on.

March 02, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


5 nasty lies depression wants you to believe

Depression is the ultimate villain. It brainwashes you, hoping you will succumb to its darkness, apathy and despair. But you must fight back. You must never surrender. And in order to conquer the enemy, you must understand its tactics.

March 01, 2016 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Living well


The water is even worse for Native Americans

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is increasingly becoming a central focus in the 2016 presidential election, especially now that Democratic candidates are preparing for a debate there next month, but maybe the candidates should be debating somewhere in the Navajo Nation instead. This week, Native Americans have been pointing out that they’ve faced even worse water contamination for years and received far less media attention.

March 01, 2016 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | Living well


Weight bias: What is it and what can we do about it?

There is an issue that has been flying under the radar for far too long. It is an issue that has become a socially acceptable form of discrimination and is prevalent in every state throughout our great nation: Weight bias. The unfortunate reality is that 69 percent of adults in the United States are overweight and 35 percent are obese. To compound on this highly complex threat to our nation’s health and well-being, how the general population perceives those who are overweight or obese is debatably an even more powerful societal issue.

February 27, 2016 | Stephanie Roque, MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Structured sports are not for everyone

My 6-year-old daughter, Azure, is a natural athlete just like her older siblings. She can jump and flip like the rest of them and has even already taught herself to successfully land a back handspring.

February 25, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Would the U.S. Army reject you?

For the first time, the U.S. Army will funnel soldiers into jobs based on their levels of fitness, military officials said last week. Four new tests will measure how far recruits can jump or throw a ball, how fast they can run and how much weight they can lift, the Associated Press reported.

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


Eat together and thrive together

In the opening scene of Dreamworks animated movie "The Croods," Grug, the burley caveman dad, hollers “breakfast formation” and in response, each family member from grandma to baby hustles in place for an all-in, epically choreographed hunt, ending in a shared meal back at the cave.

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


Digesting the new dietary guidelines

If “what’s for dinner?” is the most common question in your home, the U.S. government thinks it has the answer.

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


Why you need to know these symptoms of this aggressive form of cancer

Anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) is the least common, but most deadly, of the four types of thyroid cancer. ATC is very aggressive; it only accounts for less than 2 percent of all thyroid cancer cases in the United States, but it is responsible for 40 percent of deaths caused by the disease. This alarming number is partly caused by late anaplastic thyroid cancer detection. Because ATC has a rapid course and spreads quite early, the disease is typically discovered after it has already spread to other body parts such as the brain, bones, or lungs -- at which point, unfortunately, there ...

February 23, 2016 | John Newman FamilyShare | Living well


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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


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