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Your baby can now have 3 people's DNA

What if you could guarantee your baby wouldn’t be born with a disease that would eventually kill him or her? Most parents would go to great lengths to have that promise - but at what cost?

December 18, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


How to break the silence and talk about suicide

Talking about suicide is hard.

December 15, 2016 | Lauren Fields Deseret News | Living well


9 health problems your period could be trying to tell you

Let’s face it, that special gift Mother Nature sends you every month is never one you want to open. Periods are never to be trifled with. Apart from the cramps and icky feelings it brings, your period can reveal a lot about the state of things not only in your reproductive system, but in other areas of your body as well.

December 14, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Living well


How to trust yourself with food

Our minds have evolved to a place where they naturally and biologically seek to judge, assess and compare. That’s all right and good, and serves a really important purpose for keeping us safe and aware. However, not all thoughts we have are truth, but it’s easy for us to accept them as such. In fact, some thoughts can keep us stuck and afraid, which is often what I find when working with individuals who are hoping to overcome eating challenges.

December 14, 2016 | Emily Fonnesbeck KSL.com | Living well


First, medical marijuana, then medical Ecstasy? The movement to prescribe party drugs

Medical marijuana is just the beginning.

December 13, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


5 tips to help refrain from overeating this holiday season

It's the most wonderful time of the year, in every way but one. The overabundance of junk food! This time of year is magical aside from the plates of treats left on your porch, in the break room, at the ugly Christmas sweater party and in your pantry. So why do we overeat during the holidays? For starters, many people around us are doing it. Second, food is easily accessible. Third, it's how we socialize. And last, we think it helps us when we're stressed and stress is inevitable during the holidays.

December 09, 2016 | Candace Johnson FamilyShare | Living well


Navigating sweets and treats during the holiday season

It's the most wonderful time of the year … right?

December 07, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


From fluoride to lead, how to know what's in your family's water

You don't have to live in Flint, Michigan, to worry about your family's water supply. Concern about Flint's continuing battle with lead contamination has people across the country paying closer attention to what is flowing out of their taps.

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


5 surprise health benefits of crying you've never heard of

Sometimes we all need a good cry. We may not want to, because it makes us look vulnerable, but that doesn’t mean it’s not necessary. Crying comes from the deepest and most vulnerable parts of ourselves and may make us look weak, but afterwards, we come out the other end much stronger. Crying is proven to be beneficial for both emotional and physical health.

December 06, 2016 | Callie Hansen FamilyShare | Living well


4 harmful habits that can cause back pain and how to avoid them

Pain in any form is bad for our daily functionality, as it reduces our ability to concentrate fully. The burning sensation that results from it creates too much tug on our brains. Our bodies, no matter how hard and sturdy they seem, are quite fragile towards succumbing to our bad habits.

December 06, 2016 | Zyana Morris FamilyShare | Living well


You might have HIV without knowing it; here are the 3 signs

About 36.7 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV, and 1.8 million of those infected are children who contracted the disease from their mothers according to AIDS.gov. A shocking one in eight people who have AIDS do not even know they have it yet - are you one of them?

December 05, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


The 12 dangers of Christmas for families

Your house may be child-proofed, but has it been child-proofed for Christmas?

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


Why we need a little Christmas

Ignore all the moaning about weight gain, shopping and stress. Christmas is good for you — even more so if you profess a strong faith in God.

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


I wish my kids had real PE

Upon returning home from school, my son Ace, who is in the fourth grade, excitedly announced that the next day his class would be running the mile in PE.

November 30, 2016 | Arianne Brown Deseret News | Living well


7 health risks that can be detected from your baby's poop

We all poop and babies poop more frequently than adults, which is a pain when it comes to changing diapers, but is a blessing when it comes to making sure you have a happy and healthy baby. Baby poop changes color and consistency often as they grow from newborns to toddlers (and depending on what they eat). Newborns living off of breast milk will have runny light-colored poop, but as you introduce solid foods that will slowly change. Most of the time there is no cause for concern when the color or texture of your baby’s poop changes, but ...

November 29, 2016 | Kelsey Robertson FamilyShare | Living well


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5 things you shouldn't say to someone with high-functioning anxiety and what to say instead

You see her in the office, at school, at the gym or at the grocery store. She has a smile on her face and manages ...

May 09, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Living well


These 6 things are why you’re tired all the time, according to science

If you find yourself feeling groggy in the morning, it’s time to change your sleeping habits. Recent studies show the things you do before ...

May 08, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller FamilyShare | Living well


4 'best by' dates you should NEVER ignore and 4 that don't matter (for the sake of your health)

Did you know that most products you use don’t even have to have an expiration, best by or sell by date, according to WebMD ...

May 08, 2017 | Amberlee Lovell FamilyShare | Living well


8 things women wish men knew about periods

We’d like to have a chat about that feminine experience many men shy away from at the slightest mention — periods. We don’t want ...

May 07, 2017 | McKenna Park FamilyShare | Living well


Did the Episcopal and Methodist churches come out against the Republican health plan?

House Republicans made good on their promise to replace the Affordable Care Act, despite impassioned opposition from some of the nation's religious leaders.

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


Our bodies teach us how to treat them

I remember the day I brought my daughter home from the hospital. I was ecstatic to be a mom but also scared out of my ...

May 03, 2017 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Living well


Doctor says every adult should do this one simple exercise to check for thyroid cancer (it only take

We all know we can do self-examinations for breast and skin cancer as well as some other conditions. Early detection is often the key not ...

May 03, 2017 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Living well


The future of vaping under the Trump administration

Proponents of electronic cigarettes applauded the recent dismissal of former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and hope his replacement will be more accepting of the tobacco-alternative ...

May 03, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Here’s what’s been hiding under your fingernails

Whether you bite your nails when you’re nervous, or it’s a habit you’ve had for years, it's not something you should ...

May 03, 2017 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Living well


9 things you need to know to find the best birth control for you

You are unique and so is your body. Every woman’s birth control needs are different. The important thing is to find a method that ...

May 01, 2017 | Kristina Tieken FamilyShare | Living well


Will you get diabetes from a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino?

Last week, Starbucks made a splash with a limited-availability drink. It jumped on the unicorn-themed bandwagon with a hot pink and blue Unicorn Frappuccino. Released ...

May 01, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde KSL.com | Living well


Can your child wait until college to get the HPV vaccine?

With more than 40 percent of American adults infected with some strain of HPV, a virus that can cause genital warts and increase the risk ...

May 01, 2017 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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