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June 2015

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  • Bandaging Basics

    Jun 30, 2015

    Children are prone to tumbles, cuts and scrapes, especially during the summer. Here is a step-by-step guide to properly bandage a minor wound.... Read more

  • Utah's Only Practicing Oral Pathologist

    Jun 30, 2015

    Bryan Trump, D.D.S., M.S., is one of a kind in Utah. He is the only practicing board certified oral & maxillofacial pathologist in the state. ... Read more

  • Is It Safe to Drink from a Garden Hose?

    Jun 29, 2015

    When kids are playing outside or you’re working in the yard this summer, it might be tempting to sneak a sip of water from the garden hose. But here's what you might be drinking.... Read more

  • This Is Why You Gain Weight After Having Kids

    Jun 29, 2015

    You’re probably not getting enough sleep, for starters. But that may not be the only factor behind your weight gain.... Read more

  • Your Kids May Not Be Drinking Enough Water

    Jun 26, 2015

    Most American kids and teens don’t drink enough water, which is leaving them mildly dehydrated.... Read more

  • How to Prevent Dad Injuries

    Jun 26, 2015

    There are more than 70 million fathers in the U.S. And on average, each of them suffers about 22 injuries every year related to the kids. Here are the most common injuries and how to prevent them: ... Read more

  • 5 Ways to Rock a Healthy Dad Bod

    Jun 26, 2015

    Summer time can bring us face to face with some bare facts about ourselves. But you don’t have to go to extremes to rock the perfect bare bod. Check out these five tips to rock a healthy dad bod.... Read more

  • Take Two Aspirin and Text Me in the Morning

    Jun 25, 2015

    Text messaging may change the way you interact with your doctor’s office.... Read more

  • Recipes: Cold Soups for Warm Days

    Jun 25, 2015

    When it’s warm outside, soup might be the last dish on your mind—unless it’s a refreshing chilled soup. Here are three cool recipes to try. ... Read more

  • To Binge or Not to Binge

    Jun 24, 2015

    Which is worse moderate drinking throughout the week or binge drinking on the weekend? ... Read more

  • Don't Fall in the Summer

    Jun 24, 2015

    When thinking of falls, many of us tend to think of slipping or falling on the ice or snow. Well, that is not entirely true. Last year, the University of Utah Health Care Trauma Services treated more than 300 patients that fell at home during the months of May through September. Many of the documented falls occurred while doing some form of activity such as walking or hiking. ... Read more

  • How to Stay Safe at Pools This Summer

    Jun 24, 2015

    Cryptosporidium is the leading cause of waterborne disease in people in the U.S. It is resistant to chlorine, but you can take these steps to protect your family at pools this summer.... Read more

  • Think Before You Ink: Tattoos May Cause Adverse Skin Reactions

    Jun 24, 2015

    Tattoos can cause a spectrum of reactions, from swelling at the injection site to an effect that can spread over the body.... Read more

  • Take a Road Trip to Wellness

    Jun 23, 2015

    Are you taking a family road trip this summer? Here are six ways to make this year’s trip healthier than the last. ... Read more

  • Can Your Eyes Get Sunburned?

    Jun 22, 2015

    We all know the sun can do a real number on unprotected skin. UV radiation can cause sunburns that actually change our DNA and put us at risk for skin cancer. But did you know that your eyes can get sunburned, too? The fact is, they are every bit as vulnerable as skin. ... Read more

  • 4 Foods for Your Heart

    Jun 19, 2015

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. Here, we share some foods that may improve your heart’s health: ... Read more

  • Recipes: Skinny Smoothies

    Jun 18, 2015

    Just because it’s a smoothie, doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Here's what to watch out for and three healthy recipes to try.... Read more

  • Eye on Sports Injuries

    Jun 18, 2015

    According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), every 13 minutes an ER in the United States treats a sports-related eye injury—caused by everything from elbow jabs in basketball games to baseball and paintball games gone wrong. ... Read more

  • Pedicure Precautions

    Jun 17, 2015

    Pedicures can treat foot problems, promote circulation and relax the entire body—but they can also cause harm. Here's how to reduce your risk of contracting infections at salons.... Read more

  • How Safe is DEET?

    Jun 16, 2015

    DEET, the active ingredient in many insect repellents, works effectively to ward off pesky mosquitoes and problematic ticks. But many are wary of this chemical’s effect on people. Here, learn the pros, cons and risks of DEET.... Read more

  • Don't Spend Your Vacation in the Bathroom

    Jun 16, 2015

    Being sick is awful. Being sick on vacation is even worse. No matter where you travel in the world, there are health risks involved in travel, and precautions you should take to avoid them. ... Read more

  • Simple, Low-Cost Activities to Keep Kids Active

    Jun 15, 2015

    School is out! A lack of mandatory outdoor recess, more time to watch TV, and fewer organized sports activities mean many kids might gain weight during the summer months. ... Read more

  • 5 Factors That Affect Fertility

    Jun 15, 2015

    Are you and your partner trying to conceive? Here are some factors that affect fertility and how to improve your odds. ... Read more

  • Top 5 Reasons to See a Sexual Dysfunction Specialist

    Jun 15, 2015

    Men are often private about issues that affect their sex lives – and therefore may not realize how common they are. About 50 percent of men over the age of 50 have lost some sexual function, whether mild or profound. ... Read more

  • Melanoma: Keep Your Enemy Close

    Jun 12, 2015

    Melissa was just 29 when she faced a diagnosis that would change her life. ... Read more

  • Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

    Jun 08, 2015

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in America, with more than 5 million people treated each year. Take these steps to help prevent it:... Read more

  • Body Shaming Post Pregnancy: What You Should Focus On

    Jun 08, 2015

    Pregnancy and birth are a life changing gift, so what's with post-pregnancy body shaming? Here are the things you should focus on post-pregnancy.... Read more

  • How Dangerous Are Drones?

    Jun 08, 2015

    Should we be preparing for the attack of the drones? As the small aircrafts are becoming more commonplace, reports of injuries caused by them are popping up. ... Read more

  • Many Adults Don’t Take Proper Care of Their Teeth

    Jun 05, 2015

    More than 90% of Americans between ages 20 and 64 have had cavities and 27% had untreated tooth decay.... Read more

  • 4 Ways to Reduce Allergens at Home

    Jun 05, 2015

    Spring is in the air, but for many seasonal allergy sufferers, budding flowers and trees are not welcome sights. Here are four ways to reduce allergens at home. ... Read more

  • Who’s Your Sasquatch? Nominate Your Hairy Daddy for a Laser Hair Removal Package

    Jun 04, 2015

    Taking a shirt off to go swimming at the pool or beach can be embarrassing for some Dads because of the hair on their backs or chests. They may have tried waxing, or shaving or plucking, but the hair always grows back. Does this sound like a man in your life? Then enter them to win a free laser hair removal package for their chest, back, abdomen, shoulders, face or neck (above the waist only). ... Read more

  • Recipes: Cool Dips for Warm Days

    Jun 04, 2015

    Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or have been asked to bring an appetizer to share, these three dips are sure to be crowd pleasers. ... Read more

  • 4 Body Pains Women Shouldn’t Ignore

    Jun 04, 2015

    Many women have so much on their plate they tend to put their own health care on the back burner. And sometimes, that can be dangerous. Learn four body pains women shouldn't ignore.... Read more

  • Could Gel Manicures Increase Your Risk for Skin Cancer?

    Jun 04, 2015

    Using ultraviolet light to cure gel manicures is a risk factor for skin cancer. But you may still be able to get a gel manicure with less risk.... Read more

  • Is It a Cold … or Allergies?

    Jun 03, 2015

    You’re coughing and sneezing and your nose is runny. Should you reach for cold medicine or could it be allergies? Here are symptoms of each, so you can help tell them apart.... Read more

  • Overdose Deaths From Prescription Painkillers Skyrocket

    Jun 03, 2015

    Every day in the United States, 44 people die from overdoses of prescription opioids such as OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet.... Read more

  • Tricks to Eating Better When Eating Out

    Jun 01, 2015

    If you aren’t careful, dining out can wreck your waistline. Here are some tips and tricks to eating better when dining out. ... Read more

  • Are You Sun Safe When You Exercise?

    Jun 01, 2015

    Endurance athletes can often overlook the heightened risk prolonged sun exposure can have on the skin. Even if they’ve listened to their parents and put sunscreen on before heading out it doesn’t always protect them for as long as they think. So what do you get when you mix an endurance athlete with a dermatologist? Some rock solid advise on how to protect yourself. ... Read more