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Tell us what position you sleep in and we'll tell you how healthy you are

While you can’t control outside forces on your health, one thing you can influence is how you situate yourself for bed. Choose your preferred sleeping position below, and we’ll tell you a few things about your overall health.

June 20, 2017 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Living well


What every mom-to-be should know about water births

Health officials have issued new guidelines for water births after two babies born at home in Arizona contracted Legionnaire's disease. The infants recovered, but obstetricians who discourage underwater birth say the cases highlight the risks of this type of delivery. Those risks include drowning, infection and cord rupture.

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


This popular child activity has some nasty side effects, and here’s everything you need to know

With summer in full swing, your child is probably running around during field days, laughing at birthday parties and enjoying fun-filled days in the sunshine.

June 19, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


6 menstrual cramp remedies you'll wish you'd known sooner.

I once heard a friend joke that the her favorite mythical creatures are happy women in tampon commercials. While every lady’s cycle differs, most women can attest from personal experience that menstrual cramps can make you want to curl up with a hot pad and movie to distract from the pain.

June 17, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


The case for strict bedtimes, even when school's out

When school lets out for the summer, even the strictest parents can get a little lax about enforcing bedtimes, especially if it's still light outside when it's time to start putting younger children to bed.

June 17, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


6 things your kids use everyday that are filthier than a toilet seat

No matter where your children go, they’re sure to encounter millions of germs. While you shouldn't be too nervous about the germs (your kids are pretty good at fighting them off) there are some objects you should definitely be aware of.

June 15, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


This is the easiest way to remove warts

It’s true that everyone can get warts at some point in their lives, but there’s no reason to keep them on our body. And removing them isn’t as difficult as you might imagine — in fact, it will surprise you how easy it can be to make them disappear.

June 15, 2017 | Emma E. Sánchez FamilyShare | Living well


Every single day, dozens of children go to the hospital from parents using cotton swabs in their ear

It turns out that the warning on a package of cotton swabs — you know the part that says "do not insert swab into ear canal" — is actually there for a good reason.

June 15, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


8 simple ways to lose that last bit of baby weight (when you don't have time for the gym)

Being a new mom is exhausting, isn’t it? With all the new responsibilities you’ve got, the idea of getting back to your pre-baby body goes on the backburner. You hardly have any time to yourself anymore, anyway, let alone time to work out at the gym.

June 15, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Living well


Now I know what it's like to race a mile

In recent months, my 10-year-old son Ace has started a fun adventure in track and field, finding that he quite likes the 1,500 meter run.

June 14, 2017 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


11 symptoms of cancer that people ignore

The "c" word. Cancer. It seems like everyday we hear of another friend or family member is facing their own battle. While every patient's experience with cancer is different, early diagnosis and treatment is often a lifesaver.

June 14, 2017 | Erika Otero Romero FamilyShare | Living well


14 weird ways to lose weight without exercising that actually work

We’ve all looked in the mirror and didn’t love what we saw. Sometimes it seems like no matter what we do, those last five pounds just won’t come off. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best, easiest and most unusual tips for losing weight without diet or exercise.

June 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


11 of the weirdest at-home skin treatments that work wonders (for any skin type)

We’re always on the lookout for easy, cheap skin treatments that actually work. It’s not always easy (or affordable) to take a spa day, so we’ve compiled a list of the cheapest, quickest treatments that will leave your skin feeling and looking incredible.

June 13, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Every parent needs to know the seemingly harmless act that caused this child to break out in an 8 mo

Right after her second birthday, Sienna Duffield started to develop a strange rash on her face, but it wasn’t just like any other rash. The infection on Sienna’s face was enough to make any parent go into panic mode.

June 12, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


What nutrition experts wished you knew about dieting

Dieting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. For most people, strict rules about what to eat actually perpetuate the very issues they claim to solve.

June 09, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


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4 stretches every woman should be doing daily (you can do them in your bed)

When you’re young and nimble, it seems like you can do just about anything without stretching. There was no need to stretch out your ...

July 12, 2017 | Gina Van Luven FamilyShare | Living well


The older you get, the harder it is to lose weight - here's how to fight it

As the years go by, you’ll start looking back on your early twenties and think, "I had it so easy back then". You could ...

July 11, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Little girl calls her mom ‘fat';’ her mom’s response sparks a heated controversy

Allison Kimmey is an inspiring role model for all women looking to love their bodies. With over 130,000 Instagram followers, she’s changing the ...

July 10, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


5-year-old boy saves his little brother from choking to death

If someone was choking on a piece of food or another object, would you know what to do? Would your child know what to do?

July 10, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


This kills 1 in 5 women — most who die never show symptoms. Here's how to protect yourself

In the United States alone, heart disease kills 22 percent of women according to this report from the Centers for Disease Control. What's even ...

July 10, 2017 | David Snell FamilyShare | Living well


This teenager forgot to do something very important at night and 10 hours later, she was losing her

Molly Pawlett, a 14-year-old teenager, was about to die.

July 10, 2017 | Deseret Connect FamilyShare | Living well


Sleep Your Way to a Healthier You: 5 Highly Effective Sleep Habits

Sleep is hard to come by these days.

July 10, 2017 | Parinaz Samimi FamilyShare | Living well


Days before starting chemotherapy, doctors realized they misdiagnosed this little girl — the real re

Cara Greene was a happy, seemingly healthy two-year-old girl when her parents, Kristen and Clayton, noticed her eyes were moving rapidly and she was becoming ...

July 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Why you should think twice before exercising in extreme heat

John McMordie was 23 years old. Kelly Watt was 18. Both were athletes in exceptionally good health, and both died after suffering a heat stroke ...

July 08, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News special workflow | Living well


Should parents worry about lead in baby food?

Your baby's first food may have included a serving of lead, according to a recent analysis of data collected by the U.S. Food ...

July 07, 2017 | By Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


This seemingly “healthy” eating habit is actually a dangerous disorder, and no one’s talking about i

“I shouldn’t eat that,” “I need a guilty treat today” and “I can’t have that, I’m trying to eat clean” are phrases ...

July 05, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


Feeling pain during sex? Here are 5 causes that can be fixed

The way intimacy is portrayed in the media isn’t real, as much as we wish it was. In fact, many women experience discomfort, pressure ...

July 04, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


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