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Florida will host competition to kill invasive lionfish

FLORIDA — The State of Florida is no stranger to invasive species. And because many of these uninvited animals are wreaking havoc on the local ecology, conservation officers in Florida arrange annual events like the Python Challenge to encourage people to get involved in the eradication efforts.

April 28, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Healthy Living

What the Boston Marathon has done for me


April 19, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living

Toddlers and teens are most at-risk children for medicine poisonings

TOPEKA – Last year 60 percent, more than 12,000, of the calls to the Kansas Poison Control Center involved medications, or pharmaceuticals. The Kansas Poison Control Center and Safe Kids Kansas want to remind all adults to keep medications (both prescription and over-the-counter) locked up, out of sight and out of reach of children. Parents should also talk to their teens about the importance of following directions on dosing for all medications.

April 13, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Healthy Living

Hope of spring spreads to running

You can have your wild parties and your beautiful beaches. When spring rolls around, all I want are garbage bags, Windex, and a good duster.

April 05, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living

Viral video shows hilarious, high-speed ostrich chase

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE, South Africa — Competitive cyclists are accustomed to racing one another. But a popular YouTube video shows just how strange a race can get when an ostrich decides to join.

March 23, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Healthy Living

How to stay motivated with your fitness routine

When the alarm goes off at 4:30 a.m., contrary to popular belief, I do not jump out of bed shouting, “Hooray! It’s time to run! Wahoo!” There is no pep in my step. I'm neither bright-eyed nor bushy-tailed. My husband knows better than to talk to me for at least a good 30 minutes after I’m up. I’ve mastered the art of dressing with my eyes closed, as if this counts as extra sleep.

March 22, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living

Product review: Good snowshoes for children

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — For parents with small children, it can be difficult to find a good snowshoe option for their little ones.

March 12, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Healthy Living

Do your genetics make you more likely to become an addict?

If someone in your family is suffering from addiction, you may be wondering if there is a link between addiction and genetics. This is a valid question -- one often asked in the world of addiction and recovery services. If you think a family member is using drugs, you may want to know if others in your family may also be susceptible to addiction.

March 10, 2016 | Amy Rothermel FamilyShare | Healthy Living

Underwater video shows aggressive speckled trout feeding at night

TAMPA BAY, Florida — Anglers often wonder what’s going on in the water beneath them. While fish finders show a distorted view of the action, the true underwater feeding tendencies of fish are often hidden from view.

March 10, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Healthy Living

7 tips for recovering from a workout

I was a diligent pregnant woman, researching every aspect of the experience to make sure I was taking care of myself and my unborn daughter. I meticulously studied every birthing method to ensure I made the right choice for me. I went to classes and read almost every book Barnes and Noble had in stock.

March 08, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Healthy Living

Review: 3 outdoors products for warmer weather

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Many Americans would define the word “inversion” as a change in the position or relationship of things so that they are the opposite of what they had been. But for those of us living along the Wasatch Front, it means disgusting air and smoggy skies.

March 01, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Healthy Living

Product review: New Smith goggles feature ChromaPop lens

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Smith Optics has received great customer feedback for their ChromaPop lenses, which optimize natural colors and provide improved clarity.

February 25, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Healthy Living

The sad realities of prescription drug abuse

Prescription medications are part of millions of Americans’ daily existence — at least 60 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. While medications can be helpful and even life-saving, some are addictive and have a high abuse potential.

February 21, 2016 | Amy Rothermel Deseret News | Healthy Living

Have You Seen This? Zion National Park gets gorgeous time-lapse treatment

ZION NATIONAL PARK — A video that took three crew members 24 days to film and is made up of 35,000+ collective videos and photographs is a stunning testament to the beauty Zion National Park has to offer.

February 18, 2016 | Angie Treasure | Healthy Living

How to make weight loss work for you

It’s February now, 30+ days into 2016. How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions or your health and fitness goals?

February 08, 2016 | Rebecca Clyde | Healthy Living

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Product review: 7 jackets for fall and winter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With temperatures dropping and snow more common in the higher elevations, it’s time to think about busting out your favorite jacket ...

October 14, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Healthy Living


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