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Pumpkin spice with a side of anxiety? How autumn affects mental health

Therese Borchard welcomes autumn with a sense of dread.

October 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


17 things you need to stop worrying about right now

Work, kids, family, finances, relationships, debts, diets, the future … life brings a whole host of things to constantly worry and fuss about. But the thing about worry is that it doesn’t fix anything; it’s a useless emotion. Worrying consumes your time and thoughts, distracting you from enjoying what’s happening right now. The minute you stop borrowing troubles from tomorrow, your life will be simpler, more full and happier. Test it out by not worrying anymore about these 17 things:

October 08, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Identity for many Alzheimer’s patients can be found in moral traits

When her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's around 1995, Joan Wright tried to prepare for the heartbreak the disease leaves in its wake. She'd always had a strained relationship with her mom and expected dementia to lead to more tears and frustration.

October 07, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Employer health insurance will soon be taxed, many want to repeal it

The IRS has excluded employer-offered health insurance from taxation for the last 60 years. That's about to change.

October 07, 2015 | Daniel Bendtsen Deseret News | Living well


How to identify stress in your children's lives and help them cope

We often think of children as carefree and innocent, but the anxieties they face can weigh them down every day. Sometimes we can see the effects it may have on their moods and overall behavior, while other times recognizing and identifying stressors might not be so obvious.

October 07, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


Maintaining a healthy self-image—when you don’t love your body.

Like most people, I have struggled with loving my body over the years. When I was young, I was too thin. After kids, I was too fat. As I grow older, my laugh lines have started to leak together, and the bags under my eyes look like I’m packing for a long trip. My knees have arthritis, and I haven’t had a thigh-gap since the Dukes of Hazzard were on TV.

October 06, 2015 | M. Elizabeth Wilson FamilyShare | Living well


How to prevent anxiety disorders in healthy kids

The key to helping kids at risk for anxiety disorders is to take action sooner rather than later, according to a new study, published this month in The American Journal of Psychiatry (paywall).

October 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Increasing empathy: can journalism help people relate to distant problems?

Since joining the New York Times in 1984, Nicholas Kristof has had a simple, but important, mission: bring attention to some of the world's most vexing problems.

October 05, 2015 | Jesse Hyde Deseret News | Living well


Postpartum depression: How to cope and help

The birth of a baby is supposed to be a joyful time of love and caregiving, but for many women and men who experience postpartum depression, it can be a time of darkness.

October 05, 2015 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL.com | Living well


'Our chairs are killing us', experts say

You might have heard this phrase before: "Sitting is the new smoking." But have you ever taken the time to realize just how much you’re not moving?

September 30, 2015 | Jenniffer Michaelson News Division | Living well


51 ways to reduce stress before it even happens

There’s no such thing as a stress-free life. Stress is your body's natural response in certain situations. So it’s important to learn how to deal with stress when it does happen; but it's also important to stop stress from happening in the first place. Because even if you can’t remove all stress, there’s no reason to add unnecessary stress. The following are ways you can reduce the amount of stress in your life.

September 29, 2015 | Mindy Raye Friedman FamilyShare | Living well


To vent or not to vent: How to know when to complain about work

Leighann Lord loves to text her best friends on difficult work days. They may not be able to solve her crises, but it feels good to have an audience for her complaints.

September 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Should we use standing desks in elementary schools? Experts weigh in

In recent years, more and more people are saying they can't stand sitting.

September 28, 2015 | Nathan Sorensen Deseret News | Living well


6 steps to battling your insecurities

Insecurity comes in many forms. It can be small, causing a feeling of discomfort or uneasiness, or so big and pervasive it keeps us from healthy relationships, opportunities or adventures. When insecurity is at its worst, it can rob us of success, confidence and joy.

September 26, 2015 | M. Elizabeth Wilson FamilyShare | Living well


7 indicators you might need therapy

Most people will not admit to seeing a mental health therapist for various reasons. Whether you tell people or not, it is important to know when it is a good idea to go in. If you are experiencing any of the following conditions, you may want to consider seeing a therapist.

September 26, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC FamilyShare | Living well


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The sport with the most concussions (hint: it's not football)

Although football gets all the bad press, it's not the cause of most concussions in the United States. Horseback riding is.

April 14, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How a day off of school earned me a new running partner

On a recent morning, my husband woke up feeling a little under the weather and decided to take a sick day. After an assessment of ...

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


Are you talking yourself out of a healthy lifestyle?

While driving to an unfamiliar place, have you ever found yourself squinting to read road signs as you search for the next place to turn ...

April 11, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Are you an apple or a pear? Your shape may determine your health

Dr. J. Brent Muhlestein, a cardiologist and expert heart researcher, didn't expect a recent study that he helped author to hit so close to ...

April 11, 2016 | Daphne Chen News Division | Living well


Should you stop using baby powder?

A thousand women are suing Johnson & Johnson, saying the company knew its iconic Johnson's Baby Powder caused cancer yet covered up the risk. A ...

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


The bystander's dilemma: How society can help Bad Samaritans become good

It’s raining, you’re late, and a car ahead of you just spun off the road and slammed into a tree. As steam hisses ...

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


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