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Archive By Section - Health News


Can you be both fit and fat?

Mirna Valerio, a Georgia teacher and coach, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs — to the best of her knowledge — between 245-250 pounds.

April 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


Suicide rates spike in adolescent girls, women

Suicide is on the rise in America, and two groups in particular show a significant spike: middle-aged whites and adolescent girls.

April 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


Why we should have quit sugar 40 years ago

Processed sugar, research increasingly suggests, makes us prematurely old, wrinkly and obese. But its position as Public Health Enemy No. 1 is relatively new, despite the warnings of a British scientist a half-century ago.

April 26, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


Eat like a queen and live longer

When Queen Elizabeth was born in 1926, the average British woman could expect to live about 70 years. The British monarch turned 90 last Thursday, however, and her expected successor, Prince Charles, continues to await his turn on the throne.

April 25, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


Twins used their ADHD to become millionaires

Twin brothers Mark and Mike Patey, both dyslexic, both diagnosed with ADHD and both inclined to get into trouble at school, were determined to prove they could offer the world something great.

April 23, 2016 | Becky Griffin KSL.com | Health News


15 power foods to eat while pregnant

Do you wish the old wives’ tale of eating for two while pregnant was actually true? Why is it that you feel famished so often while pregnant? It's because you have a growing baby who is demanding more nourishment from you.

April 20, 2016 | Lacey Pappas FamilyShare | Health News


Is artificial turf giving athletes cancer?

It looks beautiful even in winter, repels insects and never needs mowing, but artificial turf used on sports fields is beginning to raise questions about potential health hazards for young athletes.

April 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


How to recognize hunger and fullness

Sitting in a reclined adirondack chair, facing west, I found myself taking deeper-than-normal breaths, breathing in the salty, humid air. My skin was warm from a long day enjoying the Hawaiian sun, my stomach content with a delicious meal just before. I didn’t really have a care in the world because I was on vacation, afterall. I watched the sun as it set on the horizon and noticed the perfect colors of orange, pink, purple and blue fade into blue, then into dark blue, then night.

April 18, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Health News


How meditation improves health

To be healthier, you can exercise vigorously for an hour five times a week, banish sugar from the pantry and consume alarming quantities of kale. Or you can sit quietly for 20 minutes a day, meditation proponents say.

April 18, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


Diabetes on 'relentless march' across world

Recent news that obesity is now a bigger problem than malnutrition has a troubling corollary: Diabetes is surging dangerously, too.

April 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


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 | Health News


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 | Health News


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 | Health News


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 | Health News


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 | Health News


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Articles by Section - Health News


7 symptoms of skin cancer you NEVER can ignore

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, it is estimated 76,380 new cases of severe melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year- ...

July 27, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Health News


How to vanquish the dreaded 'Dad Bod'

It's not just women who retain weight after childbirth. Fathers, too, can put on pounds, particularly around the stomach and abdomen, and the "Dad ...

July 27, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


8 characteristics all attractive women have in common

Attraction is a funny thing. It’s the invisible pull that brings two people together.

July 25, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Health News


The 5 best exercises for lower back pain

Back pain is a very common ailment. So it’s no surprise that, as chiropractors, we’re often asked, "What can I do to relieve ...

July 25, 2016 | Eric Brown FamilyShare | Health News


The Hamilton-inspired reason you need to take a vacation

More than 40 percent of Americans don't take the vacation days they've accrued. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton was among them, with catastrophic consequences ...

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


Why American children can't pay attention

The growth of ADHD diagnoses and drugs in America raises a question: Is anyone out there paying attention?

July 24, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


11 signs you’re pregnant and don’t even know it

I know you want to ask the big question, “How can a woman not know she is pregnant?” They must know or they must be ...

July 23, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Health News


How to successfully transition from rigid dieting to eating intuitively

It's no secret that fad diets don't work; at least not in the long-term. Dieting is actually a consistent predictor of weight gain ...

July 23, 2016 | Paige Smathers KSL.com | Health News


Signs of infertility you should NEVER ignore

There is nothing the world loves more than a baby announcement. People fawn over gender reveals and throw parties to celebrate the arrival of their ...

July 23, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Health News


What artificial sweeteners do to your brain

Artificial sweeteners found in diet sodas and other low-calorie products can make people feel hungry, leading them to eat more and gain even more weight ...

July 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


11 ways you’re making your period worse

It’s that time of the month again. Aunt Flo is paying her monthly visit and you are dreading every second of it.

July 21, 2016 | Hannah Rose FamilyShare | Health News


What parents need to know about gummy vitamins

The vitamin aisle at your local drugstore is under assault. Call it the attack of the gummy bears.

July 21, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


Red Cross appeals for blood donations amidst Zika scares

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations, saying the nation's supply is critically low because of the July Fourth ...

July 20, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


10 unattractive things that instantly turn guys off

Disclaimer: All women everywhere are beautiful and no one is perfect. This article is not intended to body shame or degrade a female's physical ...

July 16, 2016 | Alex Phippen FamilyShare | Health News


Is an episiotomy assault and battery?

Is an unwanted episiotomy assault and battery? One California mother thinks so, and she is suing her former obstetrician for performing the procedure in 2013 ...

July 16, 2016 | Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


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