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Archive By Section - 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


Measles 101: Signs, symptoms and prevention

With recent news of the measles outbreak in California, I thought it might be a good idea to review information about measles.

February 03, 2015 | Suzanne Carlile KSL | Health News


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3 reasons running makes you better than her

It's too time-consuming. It's an exercise fad. I'm too old to start. My family will feel neglected. It's too cold; it's too hot. I'm slower than my toddler taking his first steps.

May 27, 2015 | Becky Squire FamilyShare | Health News


Cancer charities fraud highlights need for donors to ask questions

Charges were filed this week against four cancer charities who allegedly misused millions of dollars of donations. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the suit represents one of the largest legal actions against charity fraud to date.

May 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


How do high schoolers get their morals?

Kendall Coffey is a good person, at least according to her mom.

May 27, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


Is that soda in that sippy cup? It might as well be

Whether it’s organic, local, 100 percent fruit or fresh pressed, the cup of juice clutched in your toddler’s hands might as well be soda. When it comes to sugar levels – in the form of fructose - there isn’t much difference between the two.

May 26, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Health News


The science of late-night snacking — and how to resist

When Darya Rose was dieting, a day spent avoiding sweets and eating fruits and vegetables would often end with her hand in a bag of trail mix.

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


4 ways to keep preschoolers active

A new study holds troubling news for the parents of young children: preschools might not be serving students' physical health needs.

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


Financial incentives motivate people to take up healthy habits, study shows

A new study on the best way to motivate people to quit smoking revisited a perennial theme in behavioral science: the power of financial incentives.

May 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

If you think skipping lunch will get your body beach ready for summertime, think again.

May 22, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | Health News


Stressed when you use Google to diagnose illness? Government says it has the cure

In the Internet age, health information is only a click (or Google search) away. This ease of access to research studies, medical websites and health articles has both negative and positive consequences, bringing answers as well as anxiety.

May 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


Need a doctor? You can bring one to your doorstep with this health care app

Need a doctor? There's an app for that.

May 16, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


Homeopathic medicine in spotlight as FDA revisits regulation

Shopping for natural treatments for everyday ailments could soon become more complicated. The Food and Drug Administration held two days of hearings last week to reconsider whether nontraditional medical remedies should be subject to stricter regulations.

May 15, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


The pros and cons of a selfie-obsessed culture

Kim Kardashian West became a published author this week. But instead of being filled with her thoughts on fashion or life in Hollywood, her book, "Selfish," is composed of more than 400 photos of her face.

May 14, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


Reducing carbon emissions could save lives, prevent heart attacks, new research shows

Cutting power plant carbon emissions saves lives, according to new research on the way pollution affects public health. The study (paywall), published this week, will become a key talking point for supporters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's latest proposal for carbon pollution standards.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


What Dove's latest body image campaign gets right — and wrong — about boosting self-esteem

Dove's latest attempt to raise the self-esteem of women worldwide comes in the form of a pair of doors.

May 11, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Health News


Make it a Mother's Day all year

Mother’s Day is full of flowers, chocolates and with any luck, breakfast in bed. But alas Mother’s Day only comes once a year. So here are five simple ways to give yourself the love all year round, one week at a time.

May 08, 2015 | Jessie Shepherd, MA, AMCHC KSL | Health News


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