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Archive By Section - Health News


5 things you don't understand about depression

The recent death of Robin Williams has brought a lot of attention to depression. It's tragic that a beautiful life of laughter such as Robin Williams' could be cut short without it being the result of an accident or chronic illness like cancer.

August 27, 2014 | By Aaron Anderson FamilyShare | Health News


Dangers to be aware of when contemplating a tattoo

There's no doubt body art has become increasingly popular over the years - but just because something is popular doesn't mean it's not dangerous. Within a few minutes you could become the proud owner of a great looking tattoo and a lifetime of health issues.

August 20, 2014 | Suzanne Carlile, KSL | Health News


Perfect parenting expectation affects mental health of parents

Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.

August 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Health News


Love more, fight less

While growing up, my parents never fought in front of us kids. If they were mad at each other, we usually didn't know it, it was something they discussed behind closed doors or not at all. While it was nice growing up without confrontation in our home, I learned that when I was upset about something it was better to not talk about it then it was to confront it head on. As an adult, I did anything I could to avoid confrontation. Sometimes that meant letting resentment build up and sometimes even losing friends. I thought I was ...

August 15, 2014 | Megan Shauri, FamilyShare | Health News


Ask a therapist: How do I get my child ready for school if he doesn't like it?

Dear Aaron,

August 14, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Health News


Could lead exposure increase likelihood of teen pregnancy?

Here's another possible reason to reduce exposure to toxic materials: While national experts hail better choices as a reason for lower teen pregnancy rates, some research indicates that efforts to reduce youthful exposure to lead may have helped, as well.

August 14, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Health News


With addiction, treatment is always possible despite the unknowns

On Monday, Robin Williams' sudden death, which has been linked to mental illness, brought attention to the struggle many Americans face with addiction. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his death may have been the final result of a thirty-year battle with cocaine and alcohol which first began in the 1980s.

August 13, 2014 | Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Health News


How to kick your social media habit

That little computer in your hand is so smart. With it you can tweet, post, Instagram, follow, pin, chat, text, email, edit and even - get this - make a phone call. With endless apps and options for communication and interaction, it's easy to get addicted, over-stimulated and too involved in the virtual world. If the only way you ever spend time with your friends is via an app, or if you're more adept at displaying your emotions with emoticons than with actual facial expressions, it's time to move away from the phone. Use these 6 smart tips for ...

August 08, 2014 | Amy Peterson, FamilyShare | Health News


A well-being question: Why you should never make your daughter diet

Girls who diet are more likely as adults to suffer certain health consequences, according to research introduced at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior in Seattle.

August 07, 2014 | Lois M. Collins, Deseret News | Health News


What is a hemangioma?

: A hemangioma, as defined by the Mayo Clinic, is "a birthmark that most commonly appears as a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin."

August 06, 2014 | Suzanne Carlile, KSL | Health News


Rejuvenate mom for the remainder of summer

With school just a few weeks away, Moms can make the most of the remaining summer with recharged energy and meaningful connection.

August 05, 2014 | Connie Sokol, KSL | Health News


14 potential signs of autism you may be overlooking

Autism spectrum disorder is surely prevalent in the United States. In fact, about one in 68 kids have autism in the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

July 31, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Health News


When moms exercise, kids are more active too

Moms have more influence on their young kids than they may realize. Mothers who exercise are more likely to have kids with high activity levels, too, according to a study from the UK.

July 28, 2014 | By Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Health News


Ask a Therapist: How to stop sibling rivalry

I have four kids ages 14, 12, 9 and 6. We're normally a pretty happy family that get along well together and do lots of fun things together. Like this summer we went to the Grand Canyon and had a great time - most of the time. But there are times when, even when we're having a lot of fun, the fun gets spoiled by the kids' fighting. It's nothing awful (i.e. there's no blood and nobody goes days without talking afterwards) but it's still really annoying and puts a dark cloud over whatever it ...

July 24, 2014 | Aaron Anderson, FamilyShare | Health News


10 ways to bring peace into your life

You're preoccupied with work, school, children and other responsibilities that you tend to forget what it means to enjoy your inner peace. Bringing peace into your life is easy. Some people make it difficult because they choose to overlook it or even live in anger. They complain, criticize and detest everything around them. Obviously, not everything goes as planned but instead of living in chaos and distress, stop what you are doing for a moment and think of the positive things in your life. Peace comes with positivity.

July 21, 2014 | Mayra Bitsko, FamilyShare | Health News


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4 unexpected health risks of smartphone use

Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data analysis from Nielsen.

November 24, 2014 | By Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


Dirty contacts linked to millions of eye infections

Cutting the corners on cleaning your contacts can lead to serious eye infections and, in extreme cases, even blindness, researchers said Thursday.

November 17, 2014 | By Natalie Crofts KSL | Health News


See what this cancer fighter did to inspire his daughter and others

Getting a diagnosis for cancer or some other potentially fatal disease can be devastating - not only for the person receiving the diagnosis, but also for close friends and family members.

November 12, 2014 | By Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Health News


Happy family dinners can keep your children in shape

Watch what you say at the dinner table because it may impact whether or not your children become overweight.

November 03, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Health News


Are three meals a day making America fat?

In the film "The Lord of the Rings," the diminutive Pippin is dismayed when he learns the journey to save Middle Earth might require him to miss one of the hobbit's customary seven meals.

October 28, 2014 | By Jennifer Graham Deseret News | Health News


Teacher sends hungry first graders home with backpacks of food

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - A teacher is helping students who don't have food to eat on the weekends when they are home from school.

October 08, 2014 | By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof | Health News


7 tips to make healthy eating more affordable for your family

It's difficult enough to get your family to eat healthier. It's even harder to do it on a budget. Believing that healthy eating is more expensive is the number one reason many moms give up on trying to make healthier decisions for their family. And I don't blame you; you still have to pay the bills. I'll share a few quick tips for eating healthier and even saving money in the process.

October 02, 2014 | Hope After Divorce FamilyShare | Health News


When running is easier than not running

"You're crazy!"

September 22, 2014 | By Arianne Brown KSL | Health News


De-stress your life by following these 5 simple principles

Too often my life feels out of control. My 4 children are involved in several activities, and we are on the move a lot of the time. When I feel stress, I am frazzled and impatient with people around me. Stress makes life feel overwhelming. Since my life isn't going to slow down for at least the next decade, I have to learn how to reduce stress and remove stressors from my life. I'm trying to adhere to these 5 simple stress-reducing principles.

September 12, 2014 | By Amy Peterson FamilyShare | Health News


Study: No link between wearing bras and breast cancer

Although past studies and literature have suggested otherwise, researchers are now saying there is not a link between bra wearing and breast cancer.

September 09, 2014 | By Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | Health News


You've Been Breathing all Wrong

Poor breathing practices affect nearly 90% of the world's population. You may be saying to yourself "Pshaw! This dimwit is talking through his diaphragm; everybody knows how to breathe, we started doing it the minute we were born." Yes, you started doing it as soon as the doctor gave you a whack on your tiny backside, and you're doing it even as you read this post, but you are probably doing it all wrong. Improper breathing leaves you starved for oxygen, promotes bad posture, and can even affect your love life. Read on, my respiring wannabes:

September 03, 2014 | By Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | Health News


Junk food addictive, stifles willingness to try new foods

Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.

August 31, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Health News


5 parenting lessons learned from movies

Popular opinion has it that there's a dearth of good parents in movies to promote values and provide strong examples for the rising generation.

August 31, 2014 | Kurt Hanson Deseret News | Health News


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