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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 his condition, I found that while he may not be up to dealing with hundreds of middle school P.E. students, he could easily deal with two small children for a couple of hours while I took advantage of his day off to go for a long run.

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? When your eyesight isn’t what it should be, you notice.

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 home.

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 trial set to begin April 11 in St. Louis comes on the heels of a $72 million award to the family of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer at age 62 after using the powder every day since she was a teen.

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 from the wrecked car's hood, you must decide in a second or two whether to keep going or pull over and help.

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


Do the dying live longer at home or in hospitals?

Most Americans would rather die at home than in a hospital, and new research suggests that the terminally ill are not only more comfortable in familiar surroundings but also live longer.

April 06, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


People on both sides of abortion debate recoil at Trump's 'punishment' remark

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump stumbled into political quicksand last week, alienating people on both sides of the abortion debate by saying women who obtain abortions should be punished.

April 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


When drugs collide: Seniors at risk for dangerous interactions with supplements, prescription drugs

America’s medicine cabinets are bulging with over-the-counter pain relievers, prescription drugs, and vitamins and supplements that promise to improve health. But pills can collide to disastrous effect, and 1 in 6 American seniors risk life-threatening conditions from interactions between drugs and supplements, a new report says.

April 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This 9-year-old girl totally crushed an obstacle course race designed by a Navy Seal

BattleFrog, a 24 hour extreme race designed by a Navy seal, consists of a 5-mile-run with 25 obstacles, and a swimming portion that’s around 30 miles long. This is meant to test the limits of even the fittest adults.

April 04, 2016 | Tamsyn Valentine FamilyShare | Living well


What you need to know about apple-cider vinegar

Apple-cider vinegar is touted as a miraculous elixir that can cure indigestion, remove toxins and help you lose weight. A skeptical nutritionist decided to investigate the hype and was surprised to learn some of the claims are true — in particular, vinegar's beneficial effect on digestion and blood sugar.

April 03, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is your child's music destroying his hearing?

The lead singer of the Australian band AC/DC says it’s auto racing, not rock music that has brought him to the brink of deafness. But Brian Johnson’s recent withdrawal from a North American tour provides a cautionary tale for anyone who likes their music loud, hearing specialists say.

March 31, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The best way to quit any bad habit

A new study about the best way to quit smoking has implications for anyone trying to break a bad habit. Whether you're trying to quit cigarettes or sugar, don't try to wean yourself off it gradually — just stop.

March 30, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why body positivity is crucial for health

The way we feel about our bodies matters. In fact, feeling content in our own skin might actually be a more important indicator for overall health than the number on the scale. Don’t misunderstand: Obesity is undoubtedly linked to a wide array of health issues. But how we think about and perceive our bodies is another important factor to consider as we make efforts to improve our overall health.

March 30, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Is your child's music destroying his hearing?

The lead singer of the Australian band AC/DC says it’s auto racing, not rock music that has brought him to the brink of deafness. But Brian Johnson’s recent withdrawal from a North American tour provides a cautionary tale for anyone who likes their music loud, hearing specialists say.

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


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These videos will make you want to work out

Exercise should be a get-to, not a have-to, but sometimes we all need a little kick to get going because of Newton's First Law ...

May 11, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Why are American girls so anxious?

They were just 150 girls out of 10 million, but their deaths were still shocking to federal health officials. That’s because the girls, all ...

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


How to have more empathy (but not too much)

Empathy is a powerful emotion, improving people's worst days and encouraging cooperation within diverse communities. But some people aren't very good at it.

May 10, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well


What sitting at a computer all day does to your eyes

Sitting at a computer all day isn't good for your health, and not just because you're still when your body would rather move ...

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


How runners and cyclists use new apps to create art in motion

Runners and cyclists are creating art while in motion, etching faces, animals and Games of Thrones characters with the routes that they take. To get ...

May 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


The 4-point blueprint for a healthy house

When choosing where to live, most people think about the schools, the commute and what they can afford. But the blueprint for the perfect home ...

May 09, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Medical mistakes kill more Americans than strokes, Alzheimer's

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say human error, not chronic lower respiratory disease, is the third leading cause of the death in the U.S ...

May 08, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


'Biggest Losers' show why we regain lost weight

The first woman to win "The Biggest Loser" recently admitted to Oprah Winfrey that she has regained much of the weight she lost on the ...

May 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Your triplets just got even more special

Having triplets is special, and it’s becoming even more so.

May 05, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Eat more, not less

In a society rampant with “you shouldn’t eat that” messaging, figuring out what to eat can be a trip down negativity lane.

May 05, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Do we really need milk?

Once considered "nature's perfect food," milk is falling out of favor with consumers — unless it's made from almonds or cashews.

May 04, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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