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Cold play: The benefits (and risks) of cryotherapy

It was 31 degrees in Dallas on Monday, but that wasn’t cold enough for Brittany Justice. So the 22-year-old stripped down to her underwear, put on gloves and socks, and entered a cylinder where the temperature plunged to negative 211 degrees Fahrenheit.

January 12, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The health hazards of wood smoke

Behold the wood-burning fireplace — while you can. What was once the source of warmth and ambience, the fireplace is being rebranded as an oversized cigarette, spewing potentially deadly chemicals into the lungs gathered round it.

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


Cancer outcomes improve but only in wealthy countries

Fewer people are dying from cancer in wealthy countries, while mortality rates are on the rise in lower-income countries, a new study says, providing fresh evidence that lifestyle weighs heavily in cancer rates, as does access to quality medical care.

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


Focus on now in the new year

On a recent snowy run, I stopped for a second to tie my shoe. As I was doing so, some movement caught my eye, and I looked up to see a rather large jack rabbit that was quickly moving along the hillside above me — then he stopped. For what was only a few seconds, I stood still and watched the rabbit as he sat in the snow, scanning the landscape ahead of him.

December 31, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


Reaching New Year'ss fitness goals not as hard as you might think

For anyone whose New Year resolution is to become faster, fitter and stronger, there’s growing evidence that improvements to health might not take up as much time as you think.

December 30, 2015 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Light therapy may help banish winter blues

The January blahs may have nothing to do with the three pounds you gained in December or the Christmas thank-you notes that remain unwritten. They may signify you’re not getting enough sun, and the solution may be as easy as turning on a light.

December 29, 2015 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


10 simple ways to make your hair grow faster

Full disclaimer, ladies: there is nothing you can do that will make your hair magically grow a foot overnight. Hair only grows about 6 inches a year, according to Live Science. This varies depending on a lot of different factors including, fascinatingly, your race. (Asian hair grows the fastest!)

December 28, 2015 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


3 secrets to becoming a healthier, happier you in 2016

Are your pants feeling tight, but you’re too tired to care? Most people could benefit from making healthier choices. From the way we look to how we feel, deciding to live a healthier lifestyle brings about numerous benefits. Diets tend to feel restrictive and are difficult to maintain for long periods of time. Food should not be something we dread or regret but should be something enjoyable and energizing. Instead of trying a radical diet that leaves you hungry all day, why not make good nutrition a part of your daily life?

December 23, 2015 | Stephanie Niccoli FamilyShare | Living well


Our bravest are scared of getting help; here are 6 things they should know

The people who help us in our greatest time of need are suffering. There is an epidemic of public servants like firefighters and police officers staying silent while enduring mental pain. They are not seeking help for anxiety, depression, sleep issues, post traumatic stress or suicidal thoughts. Instead they are negatively coping, which results in marital issues, severe agitation and substance abuse or even death. It is time they felt comfortable finding help. Here are some things they should know.

December 22, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL.com | Living well


4 ways to keep your weight loss goal going for longer than a month

January 1st brings the promise of a new year and a new you. The first week of January gyms are packed with people, weight-loss ads flood the media, and desserts are avoided like the plague. But when the calendar flips to February, old habits can start to creep in and before you know it you are off track.

December 21, 2015 | Sarah Shepherd FamilyShare | Living well


6 important signs you need to be selfish

It’s all too easy to get caught up in everyone else. You get lost in the mix when all you do is focus on others at work, make sure your kids have anything and everything they could possibly need, and ensuring your husband doesn’t have to worry about things you should be able to care of.

December 17, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


Arianne Brown: Body image is not just a girl thing

When I hear the term “body image,” my thoughts most often go to young girls. I think of these girls wanting to attain what they believe is the “perfect” body, and I have done my best to teach my own daughters the importance of having a healthy body image.

December 17, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


4 ways to minimize the stress of sending Christmas cards

Andrew Leigh's Christmas card photo went viral earlier this month, as people commiserated with the Australian politician's 'Grinchy' son. The 3-year-old is shown sitting apart from his two brothers and parents, appearing pouty and enraged.

December 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Heartbreaking commercial highlights the pain of loneliness

Each year, hundreds of thousands of elderly adults spend the holidays alone, perhaps because they've lost touch with friends or have family members who won't or can't drop by and visit.

December 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


Swaziland leading the battle against malaria in Africa

The small southern African Kingdom of Swaziland is leading the way in the global fight against malaria.

December 07, 2015 | Daniel Lombardi Deseret News | 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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