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What families should know about organ donation

When the surgeon took her only daughter's heart out, Lacey Erickson was lying in her bed at home, four blocks away.

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


14 things hardly any woman knows about her period

Being a woman doesn’t make you an expert on your body, but the more you know, the better you can control it. After all, knowledge is power. As uncomfortable as you may feel discussing your Aunt Flo’s monthly visit, here are a few fascinating facts that will hopefully put you at ease and make talking about this (completely natural) topic less taboo.

November 29, 2016 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Does working in a cubicle make you unhealthy?

Sitting in an office chair and staring at a screen all day is hard on the body in many ways. The lack of physical activity can be directly related to back pain, eye pain, stress and all forms of grumpiness. Not to worry though, a few determined changes to a daily routine can drastically improve health and mood throughout the day. Get ready to get moving.

November 27, 2016 | Brandon Doyle FamilyShare | Living well


How to deal with a food craving

It’s 9 p.m. You finally have the chance to sit on the couch and relax from a long day; it’s time for a little me time. You turn on Netflix and start scrolling to find something to watch. All of a sudden, you can’t stop thinking about how much you want some ice cream. You want some and you want it now!

November 24, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


5 benefits of using a menstrual cup

Being a woman can be inconvenient. More worryingly, at times, it can be downright dangerous. Every month, women all over the world deal with their period, and considering what a universal experience that is, our options are still pretty limited. It’s surprising that one of the most versatile and healthy forms of sanitary protection is also one of the least common.

November 22, 2016 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Living well


10 sure-fire ways to make time for fitness

Losing weight is hard enough as it is, and finding time to exercise is even harder. There are so many ways to lose weight through different diets and simple lifestyle changes, but if you really want to lose weight, you’ve got to exercise.

November 21, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


Advances in technology may just change the way you think about hearing aids

After a little nudging from his wife, 59-year-old Mike Stocking found himself at the audiologist office.

November 21, 2016 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


17 detox ingredients your skin needs right now

Is cleansing your skin with a simple face wash or soap paying off? Most formulas only provide just a mild cleanse of the skin. Our skin needs more than just a regular wash to get rid of all the pollutants, dirt and makeup hiding in the pores. A proper detox formula can remove impurities, restore your skin and prevent blemishes.

November 20, 2016 | Charushila Biswas FamilyShare | Living well


Cultivating gratitude for your body

We live in a weight- and body-shape-obsessed society, and it’s easy (and normal) to develop body dissatisfaction. I recently heard the term “normative discontent,” coined in the 1980s by researchers who found widespread negative body image, particularly among women, in the United States. I really love it, I think it describes the issue perfectly, and also makes it so obvious how easily we fall prey to cultural norms, even if they make us miserable.

November 17, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


8 tips to overcoming anxiety about going to the dentist

Dentists are around to take care of your teeth. Although you might take your teeth for granted, they’re pretty important. You use them when you speak, smile and when you eat. It’s safe to say these are all pretty pleasant activities.

November 17, 2016 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Living well


Teach your children that play is exercise

Upon returning home from school recently, my 7-year-old daughter, Azure, came running in the house, proclaiming, “Mom, I want to go exercise!”

November 17, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Why I said “no” when a child gave me a cookie

I was visiting with family one weekend when my niece offered me a chocolate chip cookie. In the past, I would have not only eaten that cookie, but just about every other one in the house. Cookies (especially chocolate chip) were one of my weaknesses. In fact, all things sugary were, and it wasn’t great for my health. Over time, I was able to get to a place where I could turn down that cookie without exerting a ton of willpower. Here’s what went into creating that moment:

November 14, 2016 | Kevin Jones FamilyShare | Living well


10 quick ways to relieve stress

Life can be full of stressful moments. Sometimes it may seem that we are tense and stressed all day long. If you find yourself in this situation you may need to take a 30 minute de-stress break. Don't think you have the time? Think again. Here are 10 ideas that take less than 30 minutes to do, but can give you a much-needed break from your stress:

November 13, 2016 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


I sent my sister's uterus a 'get well soon' card while she was on her period. Here's why.

I am not female. So as such, I can only infer what it's really like to have -- be on? Go through? -- your period each month. I don't envy you and the pain you go through. And as if physical pain weren't enough, there's also a grueling social stigma that walks hand in hand with that time of the month. It's that pain I want to address.

November 11, 2016 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


5 reasons to never ever go to bed with makeup on

Dealing with makeup is tricky. You have to find what works for your skin, how to wear it and deal with lipsticks that smudge. But when it comes washing off your makeup, there is no gray area. The skin on your face is one of the most sensitive areas on your body and you need to take care of it. That means washing off all makeup before bed, no questions asked.

November 11, 2016 | Liset Rivet FamilyShare | Living well


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What the Republican health plan might mean for your family

After months of behind-the-scenes wrangling, Republicans have released a health-care plan they believe is better than what Americans got when President Barack Obama signed the ...

March 10, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Your name actually affects what you will end up looking like, according to science

Have you ever been told you look like an Emily or a Michael? Or maybe you go by your middle name or a nickname because ...

March 09, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


6 easy ways to get yourself drinking more water and the amazing health benefits that will happen

Drinking loads of water always feels like such an inconvenience; however, if you don’t do it, you will die. That sounds a little extreme ...

March 08, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


This is how much pee you’re actually swimming in (and it’s in your drinking water, too)

You pack your sunscreen, swimsuits and flip-flops and head off to your local pool for a day of family fun in the cool water....and ...

March 08, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


How to pronounce 'telomere' — and why it should be in your vocabulary

In the future, people looking to find out how long they'll live may forgo the fortune teller and tarot-card reader and just have their ...

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


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