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Tiny Battery Safety

These tiny batteries are everywhere — and they can look tasty to little ones, so handle with caution.
Dec 19th, 2022

How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays

The holidays are coming, and with it the cold weather, seasonal indulgences, and lack of exercise can sabotage your health. Here’s what you can do to stay illness-free and healthy over the holiday season. A Healthy Holiday Season Practice Mindful Eating...
Nov 20th, 2019

How Is Diabetes Treated? (Diabetes Awareness Month)

Quick Summary: How Is Diabetes Diagnosed?How Is Diabetes Treated? November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Thank you to everyone who has spent time spreading awareness and educating others on diabetes treatment so far this month.
Nov 17th, 2019

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Do you have a hard time getting a good night’s sleep? Adults should get between seven and nine hours of quality sleep each night, but more and more people are running on six hours (or fewer). When you’re sleep-deprived and feeling low...
Oct 11th, 2019

5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Have you been eating healthy and dieting and still not losing weight? It can be frustrating when the numbers on the scale don’t move. But did you know there may be some unexpected factors that could be sabotaging your weight loss efforts?
Oct 4th, 2019

The 6 Easiest Ways to Lower High Cholesterol

Lowering your cholesterol levels can seem overwhelming. Specifically, you want to address your LDL cholesterol levels, which can put you at high risk for heart disease. Even that distinction is complicated, but the solution doesn’t have to be. Here are...
Aug 13th, 2019

What you should look for in a family doctor

Picking a family doctor is no small matter. Ideally, the person you choose will be taking care of you and your family’s health needs for many years to come. That’s why it’s so important to have a great fit from the start. You want a physician you can...
Jul 22nd, 2019

7 Healthy After School Snacks that kids will actually eat

Eating healthy is just as important for kids as it is for the rest of us. But it’s not always easy to get your children to chow down on greens and whole grains. There are a couple ways to help kids get excited about food that’s good for them.
Jul 3rd, 2019

The 3 Big “Don’ts” of Healthy Weight Loss

Losing weight is about more than cutting calories or eating enough fruits and veggies. It’s important to not only build healthy habits, but also to avoid common pitfalls. The following is a short list of some of the biggest mistakes you can make when...
Jun 11th, 2019

What Causes Knee Pain?

The short answer: a lot of things can cause knee pain. It’s a common condition with a huge range of potential causes, from sports-related inflammation to autoimmune diseases. That’s why it’s so important to visit a specialist if you’re experiencing pain.
May 10th, 2019

7 Steps for Dealing with Diabetes

There’s no way around it. Getting a diabetes diagnosis is always a blow. You’ve learned news that will dramatically affect your life and the lives of your loved ones. You may feel guilt about past decisions or anxiety for the future.
May 1st, 2019

Tips for Choosing a Primary Care Doctor

Picking a family doctor is an important decision that should be well thought out. The physician that you choose will be taking care of you and your family’s health needs for many years to come.
Apr 30th, 2019

Must-Do Hikes Near Salt Lake City

The Wasatch Front is home to hundreds of scenic hikes. Here are some of our personal favorites. Willow Lake If you’re looking for an easy hike with beautiful colors and scenic views, look no further than Willow Lake.
Apr 16th, 2019

Do I Need an Antibiotic?

Antibiotics, while beneficial, should be taken with caution. Read on to learn more about what antibiotics are and which illnesses and infections they can treat. What are Antibiotics?
Mar 20th, 2019

5 Ways to Beat Spring Allergies

Spring is officially here, which means April showers, May flowers, and dreaded seasonal allergies for millions of people. Fortunately, there are several ways you can make it through allergy season. By taking a few steps to prepare, you can enjoy the...
Mar 15th, 2019

How to Protect Your Children During a Measles Outbreak

According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 159 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 10 states from January 1st, 2019 to February 21st, 2019. This recent outbreak of measles is concerning, particularly for parents and vaccinated...
Feb 15th, 2019

The Risks of Vaping

Are you trying to kick a smoking habit? You’re not alone. Over 70% of smokers say they want to quit to avoid heart disease, lung cancer, and other life-threatening diseases. , you may be tempted to turn to electronic cigarettes to ease the...
Feb 5th, 2019

The Dangers of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is generally agreed upon to be a bad thing. But why is that? Why are doctors so keen to help patients lower their blood pressure? What effects does high blood pressure have?
Jan 23rd, 2019

4 Physical Side Effects Caused by a Desk Job

Roughly 86% of American workers sit all day at work. The stress, long hours, and inactivity of your desk job can shave years off your life. Here are the long-term physical side effects caused by a desk job. 1. Neck Pain When sitting at a...
Jan 16th, 2019

5 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

With the new year comes new goals and resolutions. But let’s face it – change can be difficult. So how do you ensure that your new year’s resolutions sticks throughout the entire year? Try the following five tips to help you create long-lasting change.
Jan 5th, 2019

How to Choose Safe Toys for Your Kids

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s prime-time for toy-buying. But how to do you know that the gifts you’re putting under the tree aren’t putting your children in danger? Before you run out of the door with your shopping list in...
Dec 13th, 2018

How Robots are Changing Health Care

Recent advances in technology can be felt ion almost every industry. Its impact can also clearly be felt in the health care industry. As part of the new era of technology, robots are becoming an innovative solution for health care professionals all...
Dec 13th, 2018

Simple Food Swaps for Healthy Holiday Eating

From irresistible dinner rolls to delicious desserts, the holiday dinner table is a smörgåsbord of seasonal indulgences. But are you wanting to indulge and not completely sabotage your healthy efforts? You’re not alone.
Nov 12th, 2018

The Secrets to Staying Healthy in the Office

The flu season is on the horizon, which means you’ll likely be surrounded by germs and under-the-weather co-workers. Fortunately, there are several ways you can protect yourself in and out of the office.
Nov 12th, 2018

Top Healthy Fall Activities

The hot summer days are officially behind us, and sweater weather is in full force. Head outside to exercise and enjoy the fall weather while it lasts. 1. Take a hike. Utah is known for some of the most beautiful hikes in the country. So grab your...
Oct 8th, 2018

5 Vaccination Myths Debunked

When it comes to health care and vaccinations, there’s a lot of dangerous misinformation. Here are 5 major vaccine myths that research has shown to be baseless. Vaccine Myths Debunked Myth #1: Vaccines Cause Autism. In 1997,...
Oct 8th, 2018

5 Surprising Heart Attack Risk Factors

You’re probably aware of the usual heart diseases causes, including poor diet, smoking, lack of exercise, etc. But there are other risk factors that may surprise you. In this article, we share the under-the-radar risks factors for heart attacks that you...
Sep 5th, 2018

Tips for a Healthy Summer Vacation

Summertime is in full effect, which means your mind has likely turned to planning a vacation. Whether you’re heading to the beach, a lake house, or tropical island, it’s important to keep your health and safety at the forefront.
Aug 6th, 2018

5 Depression Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

It’s common to feel down in the dumps from time to time. However, if these feelings intensify or persist over weeks or months, it’s likely you have depression. Unfortunately, many people suffering from depression aren’t aware that they have it.
Aug 5th, 2018

5 Surprising Ways to Prevent Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease accounts for one out of three deaths in the United States. The obvious culprits that fuel heart problems are high blood pressure, obesity, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, lack of exercise, and smoking.
Jul 7th, 2018

The Pros and Cons of the Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is quickly growing in popularity. So does it live up to the hype? Here are some pros and cons of the new diet craze. What is the Keto Diet? In simple terms, the keto diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet plan that claims to...
Jul 6th, 2018

Summer Health and Safety: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time for BBQs, pool parties, and vacations. However, it’s possible to get caught up in the fun and forget about potential health woes. Here are common mistakes to avoid to ensure you and...
Jun 7th, 2018

5 Reasons Why Gardening is Great For Your Mental Health

Spring is a welcome change to the long Winter blues. With new life springing up from the ground, it’s the perfect time to explore the positive effects that gardening has on our health. Not only does it improve our overall physical fitness...
Jun 7th, 2018

It’s Allergy Season! 5 Tips to Breath Easier

Spring is finally here, which means flowers and trees are in full bloom. While it’s a beautiful sight, it also means seasonal allergies for millions of people. Fortunately, there are several strategies you can take to make this allergy season bearable.
May 7th, 2018

Do I Have Pre-Diabetes?

As the American population continues to become overweight or obese, diabetes is becoming increasingly prevalent. If the chronic disease runs in your family, you may have wondered if you’re next.
May 7th, 2018

10 Must-Know Facts about Obesity

Being overweight or obese leads to a wide range of negative health consequences. Unfortunately, obesity rates have significantly increased over recent decades. To help you stay educated on the epidemic, here are 10 need-to-know facts about obesity.
Apr 6th, 2018

5 Healthy Habits to Help Beat Postpartum Depression

Having a baby is a fun and exciting time for mothers. However, it can also be quite stressful due to sleep deprivation and hormone changes, so it’s no surprise that many women experience “baby blues” after giving birth.
Apr 6th, 2018

Health Effects of Poor Air Quality

Poor air quality suffered by Utahns has become a critical public health issue. In fact, Salt Lake City and Provo registered the 6th most unhealthy air days from 2012-2014 due to our bowl-shaped mountain basins that trap emissions and pollution.
Mar 6th, 2018

5 Tips for a Healthy and Active Spring

The cold weather and lack of sunlight can take a toll on our bodies. With Spring right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to shed the winter blues and spring clean your health habits. Here are 5 tips to nourish and support your body this spring.
Mar 6th, 2018

February is American Heart Month

As the leading cause of death for Americans, heart disease claims approximately 1 million lives a year. Fortunately, heart disease can be preventable by making heart-healthy choices. As an effort to bring awareness to heart disease,...
Feb 5th, 2018

Optimize Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Planning and preparing for a family is a process that requires several lifestyle changes. 10 percent of women in the United States struggle to get pregnant or stay pregnant. Here are some tips for optimizing your chances of getting pregnant...
Feb 5th, 2018

Breakthrough Technologies that Will Transform Healthcare in 2018

With state-of-the-art technologies developing at a fast pace, 2018 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years for healthcare innovations in medical devices, treatments, and medicines. Here’s a glimpse of healthcare’s breakthrough technology in 2018.
Jan 7th, 2018

4 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health

New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for those who would like to improve their health and happiness. Unfortunately, just 40 percent of resolution makers have stayed on track after six months. The key to achieving resolutions...
Jan 7th, 2018

Managing Holiday Stress and Depression

The holidays are meant to be the happiest time of the year, offering a chance to reconnect with friends and family. However, this time of year can also feel stressful and overwhelming. Whether you’re worried about money, feeling pressure to give...
Dec 5th, 2017

5 Signs You’re Too Sick for Work

Cold and flu season is in full swing, and chances are, you may be reluctant to stay home from work if you’re sick. We understand that calling your boss for a sick day can be stressful. However, heading into the office when you’re sick can expose...
Dec 5th, 2017

Common Flu Season Myths

Flu season is in full swing, which mean fevers, aches, coughing and nausea. Along with symptoms, you can expect a lot of unreliable and incorrect information regarding the flu. Fortunately, we’re here to separate flu season fact from fiction.
Nov 7th, 2017

How to Stay Healthy and Fit This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to indulge in your favorite fall foods. With that being said, the average person consumes 3,000 calories at their Thanksgiving meal. Although eating tends to take center stage during the holidays, it’s important to take care of...
Nov 7th, 2017

How to Have a Safe and Spooky Halloween

It’s officially October, which means you and your family are gearing up for Halloween. From decorating your home, choosing costumes, and making plans to trick-or-treat, preparations tend to start early for parents.
Oct 11th, 2017

7 Superfoods to Stock Up On This Fall

The days are shorter and the air is crisp, which means Autumn has arrived. Although the weather is getting colder, your produce choices are just starting to heat up. Kick your meal up a notch while embracing fall with these flavorful super foods.
Oct 4th, 2017

Preventing Childhood Obesity

The number of overweight and obese children in the United States is on the rise. To help prevent childhood obesity, parents and caregivers must encourage their children to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Sep 15th, 2017

5 Tips to Sleep Better at Night

When it comes to your health, a good night’s sleep is just as important as having a regular exercise routine and healthy diet. In fact, research shows that sleeping well directly impacts your mental and physical health. Here are a variety of practices...
Sep 6th, 2017

Back-to-School Health Tips

After a long summer break, it’s finally time to help your children transition back to school and start focusing on classes, sports, and after school activities. But before you get into the swing of things, it’s important to consider these tips for a...
Aug 8th, 2017

4 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

Is your cholesterol creeping upward? High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Although it’s possible to lower cholesterol with medications, we recommend making lifestyle changes to improve your overall...
Aug 8th, 2017

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

With July being National Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to show our support for the more than 300,000 U.S. children suffering from the disease. Contrary to popular belief, arthritis affects more than just “old” people.
Jul 18th, 2017

Why Medical Weight Loss Programs Work

If you’re looking to lose weight, we understand how difficult it can be to find a weight loss program that works for you. With so many diet and workout fads, it may be overwhelming and stressful. Many individuals attempt to lose weight...
Jul 4th, 2017

How to Keep Young Athletes Healthy

If your child is involved in sports, you understand the importance of proper nutrition and body-conditioning needed for children to stay healthy on and off the field. Highly competitive sports follow rigorous training schedules that can lead to injuries...
Jun 15th, 2017

Top Tips for Pain Free Gardening

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time to begin digging, planting, and weeding to get your garden ready for the season. Although gardening is good for the soul, it can take a toll on the body.
Jun 15th, 2017

National Arthritis Awareness Month

Each year, May is recognized as National Arthritis Awareness Month. As a national event organized by the Arthritis Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s designed to raise awareness about arthritis and its negative impacts.
May 23rd, 2017

Coping with Depression: The Power of Creative Therapy

Depression has far reaching impacts. If left untreated, it can wreak havoc on our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Depression treatment can involve a variety of approaches depending on the unique needs of the patient. However, there are...
May 22nd, 2017

How to Survive Allergy Season

Spring tends to be the cruelest time of year for people who suffer from allergies. During the high season, pollen begins moving through the air and entering our nose, throat, and eyes. This can trigger symptoms that include sneezing, itchy eyes...
Apr 24th, 2017

Best Foods for Arthritis Pain Relief

Arthritis is a painful condition that prevents people from leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Affecting approximately 50 million Americans, arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the United States. Although there is no cure for...
Apr 24th, 2017

When to See a Doctor for Your Joint Pain

Joint pain is a common issue that affect millions of Americans. Several different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, bursitis, strains, and more. It can dramatically affect quality of life,...
Mar 13th, 2017

5 Ways to Control High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can wreak havoc on your health. It puts you at risk for more serious medical complications, including heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, heart failure, weakened eyes and kidneys, and metabolic syndrome. Although high blood...
Mar 13th, 2017

How to Manage Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a ailment that affects millions and millions of Americans. It can severely interfere with its victims quality of life, and it leaves more people disabled than heart disease or cancer. Chronic pain is different from acute pain...
Feb 26th, 2017

6 Unexpectedly Common Allergens

Finding weird rashes or bumps? Can’t stop sneezing, even though “allergy season” is long gone? The truth is, there are a lot of things that the body can react poorly to. You could have an allergy you may not have even realized existed.
Feb 6th, 2017

Why staying hydrated is so important

In the health industry, there’s frequent talk of miracle cures. Just take this one pill, or try this one herb, and it will solve all your health problems! The funny thing is, in many ways, there’s already a real “miracle cure” out there: water.
Jan 22nd, 2017

6 realistic exercise goals for the New Year

You want to exercise this year. But exercising is one of those things where you feel great afterwards… and where you’re completely unmotivated to start. To help you feel motivated, we’ve put together a list of six realistic goals.
Jan 8th, 2017

The best healthy foods to supplement your holiday excesses

The holidays are here: a time for bright lights, meaningful gifts, and poor decision making. After all, who can say no to a fourth helping of Grandma’s famous sugar cookies? Luckily, not every food floating around the Christmas table is...
Dec 7th, 2016

The dangers of self-diagnosis

With the prevalence of the internet, the temptation to self-diagnose is almost irresistible. Just a few typed keywords and a quick couple clicks can give you access to unfathomable amounts of medical information.
Nov 27th, 2016

Why your knee pain gets worse in the winter

In the summer, your joint pain might be manageable. You can take long walks without hurting, play tennis under the sun, and climb a few flight of stairs without hearing any odd creaks or scrapes. However, as the winter begins,...
Nov 5th, 2016

Why you should get a flu shot this winter

The flu isn’t something to be treated lightly. You may consider yourself too tough, too healthy, or too busy to get the flu shot, but science isn’t exactly on your side on this one. In fact, there are numerous benefits to getting the flu shot, and very...
Oct 28th, 2016

Why you are more susceptible to depression in the winter

Ever notice you feel down in the winter, but you’re not sure why? There seems to be a cloud over you as the months get colder. You’re less energetic, less motivated, and more prone to gloomy spells. You dismiss thoughts of depression, since your...
Oct 15th, 2016

Why winter hygiene is so important

Winter’s cold temperatures are often blamed for the bouts of illness that come with the season. In fact, a problem far bigger than the actual temperature is the situations it creates. Cold temperatures force us into confined spaces—from packed...
Oct 4th, 2016

5 Allergy symptoms that might surprise you

When you think of allergies, a bright red rash, or a slew of sneezes might pop into your mind first. However, there are many allergy symptoms that fly under the radar. Certain irritations may cause you to think you have one medical condition,...
Jul 5th, 2016