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Why do movie villains always have bad skin?

Hannibal Lecter had alopecia areata, or hair loss; the Wicked Witch of the West, verruca vulgaris, more commonly known as warts.

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


3 reasons you should always wash your fruits and veggies (especially these ones)

We’ve all heard we should wash our produce before eating it but does it really matter? In short, yes. There are three good reasons you should start washing your fruit: dirt, microorganisms and human pathogens.

April 05, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Get inspired and revel in spring produce

Spring has sprung, and fresh, in-season produce can add a punch of flavor and nutrients to your plate. To keep things simple, try cutting up fresh fruit or veggies and make a platter of them for snacks or meals or eat them with a low-sugar yogurt or in a green salad.

April 05, 2017 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


3 ways to protect your family from dangerous products lurking in your home

Poisoning is currently the leading cause of accidental injury in the United States. While most poisonings are typically preventable, they still yield extremely dangerous and potentially deadly repercussions, if not properly attended to.

April 04, 2017 | Brook Spencer FamilyShare | Living well


Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: 10 symptoms to be on alert for

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma accounts for about four percent of all cancers in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. It is predicted that in 2017, 72,240 people will be diagnosed with this cancer and about 20,140 people will die from it.

April 03, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


Childhood depression is spotted by these 8 seemingly ordinary symptoms

Anyone who has been around a child longer than 10 minutes knows they are hurricanes of emotion. They can go from gleeful giggling to a flailing tantrum in seconds. Because of this, it can be difficult to identify what’s a normal emotional level in a child and what’s abnormal. If you’re not aware of the signs, you may miss the subtle clues your child has depression.

April 01, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


Why women should stop hating their bodies

Imagine what the world would be like if women stopped hating their bodies. What if women spent less time obsessing about food and body image and used that time and energy instead to solve the world’s problems? I literally get goose bumps every time I imagine a world full of women who love and appreciate their bodies. The way we feel about our bodies directly affects the way we take care of them, so it’s worth making an effort to cultivate self-love.

March 31, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Colon cancer rising among young adults, new study says

A recent American Cancer Society study has discovered the rates of colon cancer have dramatically risen in younger adults.

March 31, 2017 | Erin Goff KSL.com | Living well


The research that may compel you to give up the bedtime snack

Cows and horses graze constantly, with no apparent harm to their health. But the American habit of snacking from mid-morning until bedtime may be damaging our health, some researchers believe.

March 28, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why your next therapy session might include a horse

RICHMOND, Mass. — It’s so cold that pigeons have sought refuge in the barn; they flutter and coo in the rafters. Chunks of ice lie by a water trough with no hope of thawing. And in the center of the arena, six teens wearing thick winter coats jam gloved hands into jean pockets, trying to stay warm, but failing.

March 25, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


7 terrible mistakes you make in the shower (that you shouldn’t)

Shower time is a delightful, yet crucial moment of the day regarding your hygiene. But, regardless of how relaxing your shower time is, you may be making these seven mistakes without even realizing:

March 23, 2017 | Rachel De Castro FamilyShare | Living well


5 nasty reasons you should stop chewing gum (even if you love it)

Chewing gum has been around for ages and comes in any flavor you could want: mint, fruit, apple pie (seriously)— you name it. It’s the perfect thing to chew on before a job interview, when you’re tempted to eat a second brownie or when your mouth feels dry, right? Maybe not. While there are positive benefits of chewing gum, there are also downsides you shouldn’t ignore:

March 20, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Are apples causing your stomach problems?

An apple a day can cause gastric distress if you're one of the estimated 10 percent of Americans who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, commonly known as IBS. That's why apples are losing their shine among people who embrace an increasingly popular way of eating — called the low FODMAP diet — to improve their digestion and health.

March 20, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


How to shake your bad mood in a hurry

When something upsets you, it can be hard to not let it affect everything else you do. I find when I am angry or short tempered, everyone notices. I have less patience with my kids, I don’t feel like being nice and friendly with anyone and I definitely don’t have the energy to cook, clean or do other items on my to-do list. So it is key to be able to get over a bad mood quickly. Here are some ways to help you get back to being happy:

March 20, 2017 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | Living well


5 risks that increase your change of miscarriage (and 5 common causes you should know)

I know the feeling all too well. My husband and I tried for several months when that pink line finally appeared. To say we were excited would be an understatement, but those feelings didn’t last long. Shortly after, I miscarried.

March 18, 2017 | Courtnie Erickson FamilyShare | Living well


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The surprising cause of many seniors' health problems

At the retirement community where Helen Rollins lives, 10 residents were hospitalized last year for a problem that seems easily prevented.

April 09, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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