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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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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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Text Neck and iPosture: Are Your Gadgets Hurting Your Back?

Mobile devices might as well be extra limbs. That’s how attached we are to our gadgets. Technology companies picked up on this and have made a mobile device for almost every type of posture: We use laptops when we’re sitting. We pull out our smartphone when we’re standing or walking. Then, tablets came along for [...]

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More Than a Workout: 3 Surprising Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

You probably already know that exercise can keep you looking good and stave off heart disease. But did you know that it’s good for your mind, too? From helping to overcome insomnia to improving your memory, here are 3 mental benefits of exercise that you may not have known about: 1) Exercise Can Help You [...]

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