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Some ‘problems’ really aren’t big deals

I estimate that one-fourth of the questions parents ask me involve issues or behaviors that merit little - if any - concern. Some of the "problems" in question are normal to certain stages of development. Others are nothing more than little glitches that will resolve themselves in time (and might develop into real problems if people respond to them as such). And some are reflections of personality (or temperament), which is inborn and therefore fairly fixed, although not immutable. These include things like shyness, which most shy people figure out how to successfully compensate for by early adulthood. Here's a short ...

September 13, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Premiums for family health plans hit $15,745

WASHINGTON - It sounds like good news: Annual premiums for job-based family health plans went up only 4 percent this year.

September 12, 2012 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press | Living well


Study: Organic food isn’t that much better

WASHINGTON - Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me?

September 06, 2012 | Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press | Living well


Parents, stop doing your kids’ homework

With the advent of a new school year, it seems appropriate to tackle the issue of homework: more specifically, the question of how involved parents should be and how parents can limit their involvement to only what is necessary.

September 05, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Exercise for people with arthritis

Arthritis can make physical activity more difficult. In spite of that difficulty, exercise is an important part of staying healthy for men and women with arthritis. Even moderate physical activity can strengthen bones and muscles and increase joint flexibility, making it easier for arthritis sufferers to perform daily tasks.

August 30, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Be careful when giving kids clothing budget

Q: My two teenage daughters, 13 and 15, constantly are begging me to buy them clothes. It's become highly annoying. To stop the constant whining, I've decided to stop buying them any clothing and give them each an $800 annual clothing allowance. Should I give them the whole amount at once or give it to them on a monthly basis?

August 30, 2012 | John Rosemond Parenting columnist | Living well


Entomologist: West Nile threat real; rare

About 80 percent of the people who are bitten by mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus won't develop any symptoms, according to Maj. Mark Potter, entomologist with Winn Army Community Hospital's environmental health department.

August 30, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Living well


Are school meals becoming healthier

Grilled cheese on a pretzel bun; maple burst pancakes; cold nachos; breaded chicken nuggets - these are some of the lunch options in school cafeterias across the country. Following streamlined government regulations aimed to make school lunches healthier, some parents are left scratching their heads wondering if anything has changed.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Foot care essential to healthy living

Did you know that each of our amazing feet contain more than 26 bones, four arches and 33 joints? There are more than 250,000 sweat glands in the feet that produce about 500 milliliters of sweat per day. In an average lifetime, a person will walk a distance equivalent to more than three trips around the earth. On average, we walk 3,000 steps per day, so our feet take a lot of abuse. Those who run or walk as a form of exercise may take as many as 10,000 steps per day. So it seems our feet ...

August 29, 2012 | By Sandra M. Elliott Correspondent | Living well


Bookworm apple bark

Grab your books and this crunchy, sweet breakfast treat as you dash off to school.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Eating out doesn't have to be unhealthy

When it comes to families' routines, parents often may feel like they're performing a juggling act. With school, work, extracurricular activities, medical appointments, play dates and chores, schedules quickly become so jam-packed that cooking wholesome, healthy dinners takes a backseat. The daily grind makes it easy and convenient to deliver dinner from a bag.

August 29, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Get in shape with others in public

Here are some upcoming races that will help you get in shape, make friends and have fun:

August 29, 2012 | Staff report | Living well


Oral health important during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of major change for a woman's body. Many things influence the health of an unborn baby, and a lot of women don't realize their oral health can directly affect a little one in the developmental stages.

August 29, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Correspondent | Living well


Help children understand medicines

Kids are curious by nature, and few things parents do go unnoticed by their children.

August 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ

NEW YORK- Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests.

August 29, 2012 | Malcolm Ritter and Nick Perry The Associated Press | 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


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 ...

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


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