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  • How Does Fair Food Fare?

    September 16, 2015

    With the Utah State Fair underway, 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

  • Spot the Signs of Heat Exhaustion

    July 10, 2015

    Summer is here, and with it record-breaking heat. Scott McIntosh, M.D., an emergency room physician at University of Utah Health Care, discusses symptoms and treatment for heat exhaustion.... Read more

  • Health Care at Your Doorstep

    July 10, 2015

    Being a parent is a full-time job. Even on the good days, it seems like you’re always two steps behind. Here at University of Utah Health Care’s South Jordan Health Center, we’re making it easier on you. Here’s how.... Read more

  • The Danger of Cutting Your Cuticles

    July 08, 2015

    When you get a manicure—or give yourself one—should you cut your cuticles? Erika Summers, M.D., a dermatologist at University of Utah Health Care, discusses the risks. ... Read more

  • Restaurant Lingo Decoded

    July 06, 2015

    You know fried foods are bad for you, but what about foods that are sautéed? Here we decode some common terms used at restaurants and how healthful foods are when prepared that way. ... Read more

  • Recipes: Smart Summer Snacks

    July 01, 2015

    When temperatures are soaring, nobody wants a hot or a heavy snack. These three cool and refreshing summer snacks are also light and healthful. ... Read more

  • Is It Safe to Drink from a Garden Hose?

    June 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

  • How to Prevent Dad Injuries

    June 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

  • Take Two Aspirin and Text Me in the Morning

    June 25, 2015

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

  • Recipes: Cold Soups for Warm Days

    June 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

  • Take a Road Trip to Wellness

    June 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

  • 4 Foods for Your Heart

    June 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

    June 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

  • Pedicure Precautions

    June 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

  • 4 Ways to Reduce Allergens at Home

    June 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

  • Recipes: Cool Dips for Warm Days

    June 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

  • Tricks to Eating Better When Eating Out

    June 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

  • 5 Smart Food Swaps That Save Calories

    May 19, 2015

    Looking to lose weight? Replace these high-calorie foods with lighter options and still satisfy your cravings:... Read more

  • Tricks to Make Healthier Food Choices

    May 07, 2015

    You’ve heard to never go to the grocery store hungry. But did you know it’s what you eat that truly matters?... Read more

  • Cinco de Mayo: Healthy Edition

    May 04, 2015

    Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, but you don’t have to ditch your diet to celebrate. These three flavorful recipes, loaded with veggies and low in fat, are sure to be crowd-pleasers at your fiesta.... Read more

  • Junk Food: A Not-So-Pretty Perspective

    April 30, 2015

    You sat down to eat a few bites of ice cream and before you knew it, the whole pint was gone. Do you think a little extra exercise will negate what you ate? Think again. ... Read more

  • Why do I bruise so easily?

    April 30, 2015

    Have you ever found a bruise on your body and wondered how it got there? Here, we share reasons some people may bruise more easily than others. ... Read more

  • Fast and Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipes

    April 24, 2015

    Planning an evening out? Need to feed your children before you go? Skip frozen pizzas and TV dinners and try one of these quick and easy recipes.... Read more

  • How Good Is Your Gym Hygiene?

    April 23, 2015

    While the gym is a great place to get fit and have fun, it can be a hotbed for disease and germs. Here's how to protect yourself.... Read more

  • 5 Tactics to Slim Down at Work

    April 08, 2015

    When sweets lurk in every corner of the break room and going out for lunch is the norm, it can be easy to pack on the pounds at the office. Here are five healthy habits to combat weight gain at work.... Read more

  • Gardening for Good Health

    April 03, 2015

    If you’re planning a garden this year, it’s time to start planting. Here are some tips to get the most health benefits out of your garden, plus a few precautions before you dig in.... Read more

  • 5 Reasons to Add Eggs to the Menu

    April 01, 2015

    Over the years, eggs have gotten a bad rap. Not anymore! Take a look at these health benefits of eggs. ... Read more

  • 3 Veggie Burger Recipes

    March 31, 2015

    Spring is a great time to dust off the grill and get creative with veggies. Here are three vegetarian recipes that your family is sure to love. They won’t even miss the meat.... Read more

  • 4 Fresh Greens to Enjoy This Spring

    March 26, 2015

    Spring has sprung! We can enjoy more daylight hours, higher temperatures and, best of all, fresh spring veggies. Here are four to not miss this spring.... Read more

  • Recipes: Desserts for People with Diabetes

    March 19, 2015

    If you have diabetes, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo dessert for the rest of your life. But you do need to be smart about what you eat—and how much. ... Read more

  • Track Your Sleep for Better ZZZs

    March 17, 2015

    Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Does sleep affect your mood? Use this tracker to monitor your sleep. Discuss the results with your doctor. ... Read more

  • 4 Superfoods for People with Diabetes

    March 16, 2015

    When you have diabetes, it seems like everyone tells you what foods to avoid. But what about foods you should eat? For starters, try these four superfoods.... Read more

  • Recipes: Irish Food Makeover

    March 12, 2015

    St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Ditch the green food coloring this year and opt for healthier versions of traditional Irish fare. Try these three easy recipes. ... Read more

  • Recipes: Winter Root Vegetables

    February 24, 2015

    If you’re trying to eat seasonal and local foods, winter might be a drag. But try these three recipes featuring less common winter root vegetables and you won’t be so quick to say goodbye to the season.... Read more

  • How a Common Drug Could Harm You

    February 23, 2015

    Acetaminophen is the most common drug in America, found in 600-plus medications. If taken correctly, it’s generally safe and effective. But people mistakenly overdose on the product, which can lead to liver failure.... Read more

  • Do You Have the Winter Blues?

    February 16, 2015

    Seasonal affective disorder affects more than 500,000 Americans, including many Utahns. Learns the symptoms and possible treatment options. ... Read more

  • Valentine’s Day Dessert Makeover

    February 12, 2015

    You don’t have to throw in the towel on your health goals for the sake of Valentine’s Day. And you don’t have to miss out on dessert either. These three desserts got a heart-healthy makeover. ... Read more

  • 4 Active Dates for Valentine’s Day

    February 11, 2015

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Instead of doing the predictable dinner and a movie, opt for an active date that will really get your heart pumping and blood flowing.... Read more

  • 4 Red Foods for Your Health

    February 06, 2015

    Red fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants, and some may have a role in lowering risk for heart disease and cancer. Here are four red foods that you should incorporate into your diet—and why.... Read more

  • How to Track Your Calories and Lose Weight

    February 03, 2015

    Has winter not been so nice to your midsection? Do you want to drop a few pounds before spring? Here’s how to calculate the numbers to achieve your goals. ... Read more

  • Spinach Three Ways

    January 21, 2015

    Low in calories and high in fiber, spinach is a dieter’s dream veggie. If you want to get more spinach into your diet, try these three recipes. ... Read more

  • Recipes: Comfort Food Makeover

    January 20, 2015

    Here are lighter versions of three favorite comfort foods: mac and cheese, chicken potpie, and meatloaf. ... Read more

  • 3 Easy Recipes for Light Salad Dressing

    January 12, 2015

    Salad may seem like a healthy option, but loaded with some varieties of dressing, it's a diet disaster. Try one of these three lighter options instead. ... Read more

  • Track Your Way to Fitness

    January 12, 2015

    Regular physical activity will not only help you get into shape. It also reduces your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and stroke. This form makes it easy to track your way to getting fit. ... Read more

  • 4 Sunless Sources for Vitamin D

    December 18, 2014

    Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps your body absorb calcium and strengthen your bones. Here's a list of four sources (not including the sun) that provide vitamin D. ... Read more

  • Tips to Navigate the Holiday Buffet

    December 17, 2014

    From creamy appetizers to gooey desserts, holiday parties can be a nightmare for your waistline. Here are some tips to enjoy the buffet without gaining weight.... Read more

  • 3 Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes

    December 17, 2014

    Whether you have an intolerance or a sensitivity, or just choose to eliminate gluten from your diet, here are gluten-free versions of three favorite holiday cookies.... Read more

  • Coming Up on a Milestone Birthday? Get Ready to Take a Risk

    December 11, 2014

    Turning an age that ends in 9, such as 29 or 39, prompts people to reflect and often engage in these daring behaviors. ... Read more

  • Recipes: Beyond the Turkey Sandwich

    November 27, 2014

    Your refrigerator may be packed with Thanksgiving leftovers, but that doesn't mean you're stuck with turkey sandwiches for the next few days. Here are three low-calorie recipes that transform your leftover turkey.... Read more

  • 4 Tricks to a Thinner Thanksgiving

    November 24, 2014

    For most, Thanksgiving is a day of overindulgence. But here are some tricks that will help you enjoy the day without gaining weight.... Read more

  • 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

  • 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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