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Sep 26, 2020

Tip #8: Be Well, Clean Up Your Sleep Hygiene

Is your phone keeping you up at night? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #8: Clean up your sleep hygiene. With a few tweaks to your tech habits, you can wake up more refreshed and ready to face the day.

Sep 25, 2020

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

Nothing beats the mix of dark chocolate and peanut butter…except maybe adding a hint of coconut. You get it all in this delicious snack. Feel free to get the kiddos involved in the action for this easy hands-on recipe. This snack has it all with a great balance of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrate to keep you moving. They may be small, but don’t let the size fool you, these little morsels are packed with flavor and much needed energy to get you to your next meal or help you recover after a workout. Pop these in the fridge for an easy snack you and your family can enjoy for the entire week!

Sep 23, 2020

Tip #7: Move More, 25 Ways to Get Moving at Home

Did you know that getting the recommended amounts of physical activity weekly (150 minutes of moderate activity) is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, and improved mental health and mood? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #7: 25 Ways to Get Moving at Home. Try these fun and creative activities to get your family moving!

Sep 19, 2020

Tip #6: Add Color, The Seasons of Eating

Did you know that fresh foods are often less expensive during their harvest season? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #6: Seasons of Eating. Each seasons brings a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables to incorporate into your diet.

Sep 18, 2020

Exercise & Prevention: Keys to Maintaining Healthy Vision

You know regular exercise benefits your heart, lungs, energy level, and waistline. But did you know it can also help preserve your vision? From the minute you wake up until you go to sleep, your eyes work to bring you the world, delivering 80 percent of the information you take in every day. Fortunately, vision is the one sense you can deliberately protect and monitor.

Sep 16, 2020

Tip #5: Eat Smart, Sip Smarter by Limiting Sugary Drinks

Most Americans consume nearly 20 teaspoons of added sugars each day. That’s more than TRIPLE the recommended daily limit for women and DOUBLE for men. Check out Healthy for Good's tip #5: Sip Smarter. Try these tips to quench your thirst with less added sugar.

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The Scope

Four Quick Questions to Determine if You May Be Drinking Too Much

Oct 22, 2020

Like most things, alcohol is best consumed in moderation. But there is a fine line between a couple of drinks to blow off steam and a potential alcohol abuse problem. How can you tell if your alcohol consumption is a problem? Dr. Troy Madsen shares the research-backed method that physicians use to quickly and accurately assess if a patient is experiencing an alcohol misuse disorder. Learn about the CAGE questionnaire and how four questions and 30 seconds may help provide insight into your drinking habits.

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Breast Cancer in Men

Oct 15, 2020

Men make up one percent of all breast cancer cases in the United States. When it comes to breast cancer, the signs, symptoms, and treatments of the condition are the same for men as they are for women. So should men be getting tested for breast cancer as well? Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explores breast cancer in men and what can be done to make sure it is detected and treated early. 

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What Makes a Genius? A Conversation with MacArthur Fellow, Nels Elde

Oct 5, 2020

MacArthur Fellows, recipients of the highly-regarded “genius grants”, are chosen for their extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits. So, what makes someone a “genius”? In a conversation with 2020 fellow and U of U Health evolutionary geneticist Nels Elde, PhD, he explains his scientific research and how it unleashes his creativity.

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Is Trick-or-Treating Safe During COVID-19?

Oct 5, 2020

Deciding how you and your family are going to celebrate Halloween during a global health pandemic depends on your specific situation and how risk-tolerant you are. Infectious disease physician Dr. Hannah Imlay talks about the three things to take into consideration when determining the risk level of an activity during COVID-19.

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