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Archive By Section - Health News


Calorie counts coming soon to a theater near you

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced finalized rules on Tuesday regarding calorie information in chain restaurants and other retail food establishments. Calorie counts will now be required to appear at movie theaters, gas stations and fresh food bars at grocery stores, among other venues serving food.

December 02, 2014 | By Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


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


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


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Infertility: navigating your 'disenchanted' grief

Infertility is complex, not just the medical side of treating infertility, but the emotional side of treating it. Essentially, infertility, whether it's the inability to conceive, frequent miscarriages or otherwise, is loss. Many couples are surprised by the intensity of their feelings related to infertility.

February 27, 2015 | Whitney Barrell KSL | Health News


Health professionals call for action to address gun violence

Leaders from the nation's top health professional organizations have issued a call to action on gun violence, co-signing an article published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

February 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' campaign turns 5, spurring videos, tweets, praise and criticism

February 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative. The First Lady got her husband, President Barack Obama, in on the celebration this week, with a video of the pair asking Americans to share their favorite five ways to stay fit.

February 26, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


15 signs that you're addicted to your Fitbit

Look around the room these days and you'll spot someone with a plastic bracelet tracking their steps, miles, etc. No, this isn't some kind of punishment or parole tracker. Most likely they opened a Fitbit on Christmas morning, Hanukkah or New Year's.

February 24, 2015 | Michelle Lehnardt Deseret News | Health News


3 reasons why drinking too much water is bad for you

Most people have heard you should drink eight glasses of water a day. In fact, hydration is a basic component to healthy living. However multiple studies have found the contrary suggesting your body can’t handle excessive amounts of water.

February 24, 2015 | Paige Cook FamilyShare | Health News


'Too much of a good thing': When empathy is overwhelming

A long-held truth among psychologists that stress and sadness are contagious has been confirmed in a recent study from the Pew Research Center. The study brought research into the digital age, where people often read about friends' stressors on Facebook or Twitter, finding that struggles experienced by one person can be felt by others.

February 24, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


As heroin use rises, treatment experts reflect on their efforts

This is the third in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction." Read part two: "How families can work together to fight heroin addiction."

February 22, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Health News


Meditation is on the rise among stressed-out Americans

In the midst of their busy lives, Americans are learning how to keep calm and say "Ommmm." Meditation, alongside yoga and other mind and body practices, is becoming more popular as people link its practice to happier and healthier lives.

February 20, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


How families can work together to fight heroin addiction

This is the second in a three-part series. Read part one: "The new face of heroin addiction."

February 19, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Health News


Columnist discovers that old people have lightning bolts in their eyes

When you get old, lightning bolts go around your eyes. They don’t shoot out at people; that would be cool. They just start flashing around in your eyeball like you are suddenly discovering that you are actually some sort of android that’s starting to short circuit in its old age.

February 19, 2015 | Steve Eaton Deseret News | Health News


The new face of heroin addiction: How America's most dangerous drug made its way to the suburbs

They lived in tattered boxes, abandoned cars and the backyards of dilapidated houses.

February 19, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Health News


How to be heart happy

February denotes a month of romance, chocolate, and, of course, all things heart shaped. However, let’s not forget the most important heart shape, the muscular organ inside us all.

February 12, 2015 | Taylor Hoyt FamilyShare | Health News


Over the mountains and to the store

On a recent drive home from a family trip, my husband (as he often does) pointed out the window and said, “If only there was a road that went straight through those mountains, we’d be home so much faster."

February 11, 2015 | Arianne Brown Deseret Media Companies | Health News


Ridiculous sleep apnea machine alienates wife, brings peace

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and discovering someone has attached a leaf blower to your face and left it on. Now imagine being grateful they did.

February 05, 2015 | Steve Eaton Deseret Media Companies | Health News


How understanding the germs inside us can unlock the secrets to good health

For centuries, germs have gotten a bad rap. Generally vilified as carriers and causes of disease, these microscopic organisms are on the verge of a complete image makeover.

February 04, 2015 | Jody Berger Deseret News | Health News


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