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  • How Many Calories Do Americans Consume on Thanksgiving?

    November 19, 2014

    It's a staggering number, but here are a few tips to keep your waistline in check. ... Read more

  • Recipes for a Healthier Thanksgiving

    November 18, 2014

    Usually "healthy" and "Thanksgiving" don't go together, but with a few simple recipe modifications, you can enjoy traditional foods for a fraction of the calories and fat. Here, we give stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy a makeover. ... Read more

  • A Smoker's Road to Recovery

    November 18, 2014

    The American Cancer Society explains how your body repairs the damage cigarettes caused, beginning after your last puff: ... Read more

  • The Truth About Vitamins

    November 17, 2014

    Nearly half the U.S. population takes vitamins, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But do we really need to take vitamins, and are we taking the right ones? Hear from an expert.... Read more

  • Take the Sugar Challenge

    November 13, 2014

    Even if you're not downing doughnuts and drinking soda all day, you're probably consuming too much sugar. Commit to cutting back and download this form to help you keep track. ... Read more

  • Recipes: Slimming Soups

    November 06, 2014

    Store-bought and restaurant soups are high in calories, fat and sodium. These three healthier soups are full of flavor and much better for your waistline.... Read more

  • 4 Surprisingly Sugary Foods

    November 05, 2014

    It's no surprise that soft drinks, candy, cakes and cookies are loaded with sugar. But here are four foods that you might not expect to contain sugar but do. ... Read more

  • Your Checklist to Aging Well

    October 29, 2014

    Daylight saving time ends Nov. 2 this year, when we turn the clocks back an hour. Ever wish you could turn back time and slow the signs of aging? This checklist shows you how.... Read more

  • Physical Activity May Fight Depression

    October 27, 2014

    A 50-year study found that people who exercise regularly experience less depression than people who are not active.... Read more

  • Healthier Halloween Treats

    October 23, 2014

    Looking for fun Halloween treats that are low in fat and calories? These three recipes fit the bill and are hauntingly delicious. ... Read more

  • 5 Surprisingly Salty Foods

    October 23, 2014

    Most of the sodium in our diet comes from processed foods, not the salt shaker. Here are five foods you might not expect to contain sodium.... Read more

  • Did You Know That One Pint of Blood Can Save Three Lives?

    October 21, 2014

    Donating blood is safe and easy, yet fewer than 10% of Americans do it each year. Here's how you can help.... Read more

  • How to Banish Back Pain

    October 21, 2014

    Nearly 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. Download this checklist to learn how to protect yourself and avoid common culprits that may be causing you pain. ... Read more

  • 4 Joint-Friendly Exercises

    October 20, 2014

    Exercise may not sound appealing to people who suffer from chronic joint pain, but it is important to stay active. Here are four surprising activities that are easy on the joints. ... Read more

  • An Apple a Day May Keep the Pounds Away

    October 09, 2014

    Scientists compared the gut-busting properties of different types of apples and found that one variety was better than the rest.... Read more

  • Health Benefits of Massage

    October 01, 2014

    Sure, massage can help you relax. But it does much more than that. Here are some of the health benefits of massage.... Read more

  • Checklist: Senior Symptoms

    September 29, 2014

    You have been tired, your thinking and memory seem slow, and you fell while walking to the bathroom. This is aging, right? Not necessarily. Download this checklist and discuss the results with your doctor. ... Read more

  • Got Milk? It May Lower Your Blood Pressure

    September 29, 2014

    Most people know that drinking milk is good for your bones. New research finds it may be good for your heart, too.... Read more

  • A Healthier Way to Tailgate

    September 26, 2014

    University of Utah's homecoming game is this weekend. Here are some recipes for healthier versions of your favorite football foods. ... Read more

  • The Sounds of Fall: How Loud Is Too Loud?

    September 25, 2014

    Your eardrum can rupture when exposed to sounds measuring 150 decibels. And prolonged exposure to any noise above 90 can have harmful consequences. Here is how the sounds of the season measure up.... Read more

  • 4 Dairy-Free Sources of Calcium

    September 22, 2014

    Your body needs calcium - about 1,000 mg each day. For those who are lactose intolerant, vegan or just don't like dairy, never fear. Here are four nondairy sources for calcium... Read more

  • The Truth About Detox Diets

    September 11, 2014

    For decades, Americans have tried dieting by substituting liquid for food. From the Master Cleanse to the juice concoctions du jour, they're said to detoxify the body and help you lose weight fast. But do they work, and are they healthy for you? Rick Henriksen, M.D., a family physician at University of Utah Health Care explains.... Read more

  • You're Probably Still Eating Trans Fat

    September 08, 2014

    You may be shocked to learn that trans fat still lurks in U.S. food products, even those labeled "No trans fat."... Read more

  • How Does Fair Food Fare?

    September 02, 2014

    With the Utah State Fair just around the corner, you may have visions of funnel cake dancing in your head. Push pause on that fantasy right now. Here is a break down of calories and fat in fair foods.... Read more

  • 4 Easy Ways to Lose a Pound This Week

    August 28, 2014

    Losing weight isn't rocket science. It's pretty simple math. You need to eliminate 3,500 calories to lose a pound. You can cut back on food or increase exercise or both. Just a few small changes throughout the week can add up big. Here's how.... Read more

  • Recipes: 3 Low-Cal Frozen Treats

    August 21, 2014

    Who doesn't love a frozen treat on a hot summer day? But don't let the jingle of the ice cream truck lure you or the kiddos into consuming half a day's worth of calories. These summertime favorites will cool you down in 100 calories or less.... Read more

  • Did You Know 80% of Sleep Apnea Cases Go Undiagnosed?

    August 18, 2014

    Learn the symptoms, risk factors and treatment options for sleep apnea. ... Read more

  • 3 Worst Meals in America

    August 08, 2014

    Burger lovers, beware. You may be shocked by the calories and fat in your favorite meal. ... Read more

  • Dirty Money: Researchers Find Bacteria Living on Cash

    July 28, 2014

    Germaphobes, beware. The money you're carrying in your wallet is covered in thousands of types of bacteria. Can it make you sick?... Read more

  • Recipes: DIY Trail Snacks

    July 22, 2014

    Headed to the mountains in search of cool weather and shady trails? Don't forget to pack some energy with you. Store-bought granola bars and trail mix often contain additives, which can send a healthy snack south. Instead, try one of these smart options. ... Read more

  • Did You Know 27% of Men Will Not Visit a Doctor This Year?

    July 16, 2014

    Lean why preventive screenings are important and what they can do for you.... Read more

  • Loosen Up! Reduce Stress Now Before It Affects Your Health

    July 11, 2014

    If you're one of the 115 million Americans who are stressed out, follow these tips to bring yourself some relief.... Read more

  • Healthy Alternatives to French Fries

    July 10, 2014

    July 13 is National French Fries Day. Before you run to the nearest fast-food chain, take note: A small serving of fries contains 230 calories and 11 grams of fat! Celebrate the day by making one of these healthier alternatives that your family will love:... Read more

  • Organic or Not?

    July 08, 2014

    Organic foods cost more, but are they any better for you than non-organic? Rachel Jones, M.P.H., a registered dietitian at University of Utah Health Care, sheds some light on this issue. ... Read more

  • 4 Ways to Sneak More Water into Your Diet

    June 23, 2014

    As the temperature rises outside, so does your risk for dehydration. A good rule of thumb is to consume about eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day - more if it's hot outside or if you're active. Here are four ways to sneak more water into your diet.... Read more

  • Could it be Alzheimer's?

    June 17, 2014

    Alzheimer's is on the rise here in Utah, and women are especially at risk. Richard King, M.D., Ph.D., explains how to tell if it's just "normal" memory loss or a sign of something more serious. He also explains how to get help.... Read more

  • How Mommy Food Cheats Add Up

    June 09, 2014

    You exercise and make healthy food choices, but your jeans are still getting tighter. After a careful review of your caloric intake, you realize what you haven't been counting: the little bites you take when you feed your kids. But that hardly amounts to anything--or does it? ... Read more

  • How to Protect Your Meds from Overheating this Summer

    June 02, 2014

    Heat and humidity can do a number on your hair, but did you know that weather could affect your medicine? Learn how to protect yourself and your meds this summer.... Read more

  • How to Make Grilled Foods Safer

    May 20, 2014

    Cooking meats at high temperatures creates chemicals that increase cancer risk in animals and possibly in humans. Rather than hanging up your briquettes, here is how to grill in good health.... Read more

  • How to Build a Healthier Burger

    May 19, 2014

    One poorly planned cookout can equal a full day's worth of calories. Here's how to transform a diet-busting burger into a delicious and healthier option that will please your taste buds - and waistline. ... Read more

  • How Much Sugar Do You Drink?

    May 08, 2014

    About half of people in the U.S. age 2 and older consume sugar drinks daily, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Find out how much sugar lurks in your favorite drinks.... Read more

  • A Better View

    May 06, 2014

    Digital mammograms may give women an increased chance of beating breast cancer. ... Read more

  • You Can Be a Heart Hero

    April 27, 2014

    Learn the signs of cardiac arrest and how to perform CPR. ... Read more

  • High-Heel Hazards

    April 24, 2014

    Your 4-inch stilettos look great, but are they hazardous to your health? One-third of women who wear high heels have fallen while wearing them, but the danger doesn't stop there. ... Read more

  • What's Your Path?

    April 21, 2014

    Over the years, healthy lifestyle choices have declined and prescription drug consumption has increased. It's time to take stock and change course. ... Read more

  • Love the Skin You're In

    April 10, 2014

    For people with chronic eczema, dealing with the dry, itchy patches of skin can be difficult and embarrassing. But relief is on the way.... Read more

  • 5 Ways to Fight Bloat

    April 07, 2014

    You know that uncomfortable feeling that your stomach is full and larger than usual? Here are five ways to fight the battle of bloat.... Read more

  • Health at Home: Choose This Snack, Not That

    April 07, 2014

    Here are some healthy alternatives to vending machine snacks.... Read more

  • Health at Home: Get Up and Move

    April 02, 2014

    How can parents help get kids involved in physical activities?... Read more

  • 5 Steps to Better Sleep

    March 31, 2014

    Not getting enough ZZZs? Here are five easy things you can do today to ensure you get more sleep tonight.... Read more

  • Health at Home: Choose This Drink, Not That

    March 31, 2014

    Dr. Rick Henriksen shows a healthy alternative to the sugary smoothies we all like to drink. ... Read more

  • Could Lack of Sleep Cause Migraines?

    March 26, 2014

    Do you suffer from migraines? Learn what may be causing them and ways to reduce migraine frequency and intensity.... Read more

  • 10 Easy Pieces: Family Health Strategies

    March 21, 2014

    10 easy strategies a family can implement right now to be healthier.... Read more

  • Give Your Office a Healthy Makeover

    March 17, 2014

    Skiing, riding bikes and climbing the Wasatch mountains are hard on your body. But so is sitting at your desk. Here's how to create an ergonomic office.... Read more

  • Ask the Expert: Men's Health

    March 14, 2014

    Dr. Rick Henriksen reviews what men should do in their 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond to stay healthy.... Read more

  • Bully, Be Gone!

    March 11, 2014

    There's no magic bullet for warding off bullies. But thanks to a newfound sense of awareness and concern, families are taking a stand and working together to end bullying. Ready to join the movement?... Read more

  • Kitchen Culprits: Prevent Food-Borne Illness

    March 06, 2014

    You wouldn't chop your veggies in a bathroom, but your kitchen cutting board may host 200 times more bacteria than your toilet seat. Here are seven tips for cooking with confidence.... Read more

  • Through Rose-Colored Lenses: Easing Migraine Pain

    March 06, 2014

    Until recent years, migraine sufferers have been forced to seek relief in the dark, but thanks to researchers at the Moran Eye Center, they now may be able to face the light of day. ... Read more

  • Your Road Map for Healthier Skin

    March 03, 2014

    When it comes to skin cancer, your first line of defense is early detection. Keeping track of changes in your skin with your own eyes can be difficult, so University of Utah Health Care's Huntsman Cancer Institute offers mole mapping. ... Read more

  • Foil Your Inner Glutton: How to Keep That Resolution

    January 07, 2014

    Looking to revamp your diet this year? Make your resolution stick with these tips ... Read more

  • Winter-Proof Your Skin

    January 03, 2014

    Cold, brisk winter air can invigorate, and a toasty home makes you feel cozy. But combined, they do a number on your skin. Here are four major causes of dry winter skin, and ways to keep it sleek and healthy until spring. ... Read more

  • Fight the Sniffles

    December 06, 2013

    Here are three ways to prevent getting and spreading a cold.... Read more

  • Recipes: Tailgate Makeover

    October 24, 2013

    Score a healthy touchdown this football season with these crowd-pleasing swaps for high-calorie recipes.... Read more

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