When Should Bug Bites Send You to the ER?

People aren’t the only ones who ramp up their outdoor activities as the weather warms up. Insects do, too—especially in many of the areas that make Utah so special, such ...

3 Ways to Prepare for a Natural Labor and Delivery

You won’t be alone in the delivery room, but how you want to give birth is a very personal decision between you, your partner and your obstetrician. Some women just ...

Why the Kids Menu Isn’t Cutting It

When it comes to kids and restaurant eating habits, there’s good news and bad news. First, the good news: Parents are taking their kids out to eat less. About 21 ...


Simple Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six ...

Five Important Things to Know About Mammograms

It’s estimated that for every 100,000 women in Utah, 108 will be ...

The “Scariest” Parts of Colonoscopies Explained

The word “colonoscopy” can, understandably, make people cringe (and sit a little ...

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How Stress And Heart Disease Are Linked

We often hear about the importance of reducing stress because of its ill effects. Stress can shorten your memory and accelerate the aging process. It also increases the likelihood of a life-threatening condition, including heart disease. So how can stress bring about heart disease? A May 2013 study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & [...]

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Diabetes: Type 1 Vs. Type 2

Chances are you know someone with diabetes—either Type 1 or Type 2. But do you know the difference between the two? The biggest difference between the two types of diabetes is that you’re born with Type 1 or develop it at a very early age. Type 2 develops primarily from an unhealthy diet and a [...]

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Put a Ring on It? Health Risks and Benefits of Being Single

Believe it or not, a person’s marital status can affect more than just her Facebook status.  It can actually have serious long-lasting effects on her health. But what kind of effects? When it comes to the health benefits of being single, do the pros outweigh the cons? Here’s what we know about the health effects [...]

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How to Handle Mean Moms

The mean mom. With a look of pity—or arrogance—she says things like, “Oh, she’s not crawling?” sending you back to junior high with her judgmental comments about your baby’s development and how you’re choosing to raise your child. To be on the receiving end of those comments is tough—especially for new, first-time moms. Here are [...]

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7 Weight Loss Quotes to Motivate You

Some people can wake up every morning, jump out of bed at sunrise and go for a jog like it’s nothing. Then, they gulp down a seaweed wheat bran protein drink as if it actually tastes good.  The rest of us, on the other hand, hit the snooze button a couple times and have to [...]

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