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When you need antibiotics — and when you don't

Jacque Wilson, CNN  |  Posted  May 27th - 12:32pm

You're sick. You're not sure what it is, but you know you would really love for this achy feeling, stuffed-up head or painful cough to go away. So you go to the doctor and demand drugs.

Americans are fatter than ever, CDC finds

Carina Storrs, CNN  |  Posted  May 27th - 6:45am

The results are in from the one of the largest surveys of health in the U.S. Although many of the findings are encouraging, the gains were overshadowed by rising rates of obesity and diabetes.

Diets don't work, but here's what does

Rebecca Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  May 26th - 8:31pm

A recent study shows that rapid weight loss diets mess with your metabolism. Instead of seeking out rapid weight loss methods, follow simple lifestyle changes to experience lasting changes and lasting good health.

8 tips on how to successfully train for a marathon

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted  May 25th - 7:24pm

With marathon season upon us, here are eight tips on how to successfully train for a marathon brought to you by the experts.

3 local food trucks cooking up an unforgettable summer

Tara Bench, Contributor  |  Posted  May 25th - 10:47am

Trending all over the country, food trucks are a great way to get out in the nice weather, try new cuisines and get the entire family involved. Among many others in Utah, give these three a try.

9 simple tips to make meal planning easier

Paige Smathers, Contributor  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:29pm

The monotony and tedium of meal planning can lead to eating out too often and health suffering. Find out how we can successfully plan our meals to make healthy eating realistic and sustainable.

Massachusetts man runs for 10,000 consecutive days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 23rd - 7:02pm

A Massachusetts man who made a resolution on Jan. 1, 1989, to run every day is still going strong — 27 years later.

Teach children life isn’t fair

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  May 23rd - 6:58am

"Our adult daughter claims we have done more for our son than we have done for her. This is really hurtful to us." In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim give tips for teaching children to be grateful and stop expecting life to be fair.

12 baby names you're likely to find on the west coast

Laura Woods, Graphiq  |  Posted  May 21st - 11:34am

Defined by varied landscapes and a laid-back culture, living on the West Coast is like no other. Here are some unique names to the region.

100-pound weight loss helps 'broken' man rebuild

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted  May 20th - 8:31pm

For most of his life, Matt Harmon couldn't find a reason powerful enough to make him care about his health. It wasn't until his life fell apart that he realized he was "broken" and needed to rebuild from the ground up.

Moderation: Making you sicker and fatter, or keeping you sane?

Shannon Adair, Contributor  |  Posted  May 19th - 7:36pm

“Everything in moderation.” While this dieter’s mantra defines success for some, it spells disaster for many and gives rise to several questions: What does moderation really mean? Why does it work for some people and not others?

Many sunscreens contain lower SPF than labels claim, study finds

Carina Storrs, CNN  |  Posted  May 19th - 4:14pm

Nearly half of sunscreen products in the United States do not live up to the SPF claim on their bottles, according to a new study.

Recipe video: Simple gluten, dairy-free cookies a great alternative

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  May 19th - 9:32am

This simple Banana and Oatmeal Cookies recipe is advertised as a “healthy” cookie with no “butter, sugar, flour or dairy.” In its simplest form, this three-ingredient recipe is perfect.

Pesto, presto! 15 ways to use summer's savory herb sauce

Tara Bench, Contributor  |  Posted  May 18th - 11:17am

Pesto isn't just for pasta. Try all the different uses for this delicious herb sauce and you'll have fresh and fun meals all summer.

Is your workplace harming your health?

Erica Hansen, Contributor  |  Posted  May 17th - 8:32pm

Every day you make around 200 decisions about food and hundreds more about physical activity. Many of these choices are influenced by your environments. How can you improve your workplace environment to maximize health returns?

Going to church could help you live longer, study says

Carina Storrs, CNN  |  Posted  May 16th - 2:32pm

Many Americans say they attend church because it helps them stay grounded and gives them spiritual guidance. A new study suggests that regular attendance may also help increase their lifespan.

Is it time to change how we label 'healthy' food?

Carina Storrs, CNN  |  Posted  May 16th - 10:47am

Ever find yourself zipping through the aisles of a grocery store, crunched for time, and grabbing whatever highlights itself as "healthy", "nutritious" or "wholesome"? Your strategy could be flawed.

SLC man hikes 19K miles after retirement

John Hollenhorst  |  Posted  May 16th - 8:15am

When most people hit retirement age, they tend to slow down a bit. But a Salt Lake man seems to have kicked it up a notch. Dub Bludworth has walked the equivalent of about four-fifths the distance around the earth.

Don’t give your children too much advice

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted  May 16th - 6:59am

"Our adult child has the worst time making decisions and he hates change. He is always calling us or his siblings for advice on every little decision he has to make." In this edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares some tips on empowering children to make good decisions on their own.

Fast food capitals of 12 Western states

Kelsey Warner, Graphiq  |  Posted  May 15th - 11:40am

The data scientists at FindTheHome, part of the Graphiq network, identified places that have the highest density of fast food restaurants in each state.