Here are today's top stories on the wellness beat, compiled with the health and safety of your family in mind.

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Physical health

How antibiotics can have lasting effects on kids, Time

Study: Fireworks cause a toxic brew of unhealthy air, USA Today

How many rest days do you really need?, Greatist

Mental well-being

Hope for Alzheimer's treatment as researchers find licensed drugs halt brain degeneration, The Guardian

Police shootings: Distraught people, deadly results, The Washington Post

Distracted drivers just lucky they haven't killed someone, advocate says, Deseret News National

Spiritual wholeness

California governor signs vaccine bill that bans personal, religious exemptions, CNN

4 life lessons a doctor has learned from his patients, Time

Growing herbs for a healthy body, mind and spirit, Los Angeles Times

Email: kdallas@deseretnews.com Twitter: @kelsey_dallas