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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


5 tips for identifying a fad diet

Doesn’t it seem like a new fad diet appears on a daily basis?

March 29, 2016 | Stephanie Roque, MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


Where there's smoke, there's cancer

Where there's smoke, there's cancer, even if it isn't inhaled.

March 28, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Does God want you to have a nose job?

Doctors can't cure the common cold yet, but they can give you a wrinkle-free face and a Hollywood body if you've got the money and don't mind needles.

March 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Is dyeing Easter eggs harmful to your health?

Amid the marshmallow Peeps, chocolate rabbits and jelly beans, there’s finally something healthy in your Easter basket again: eggs.

March 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


Nutrition noise: what should you trust?

Clamorous [klam-er-uh s]: noisily inconsistent vehement expression of desire or dissatisfaction; vigorous demands or complaints.

March 24, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well


6 reasons to register for a 5K right now (even if you're not a runner)

Spring is here, and runners everywhere are gearing up for road races, which are open to anyone willing to pay the entry fee.

March 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Living well


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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