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Five Questions to Ask If You Have Stomach Pain

Five Questions to Ask If You Have Stomach Pain

Contributed by Cache Valley Hospital Whether you call it a stomach or tummy ache, or the more medical “abdominal pain,” we’ve all experienced stomach pain. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons people go to the Emergency Room (ER). It also has one of the most...

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Five Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Five Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Brett Murdock, DC, Murdock Family Chiropractic Winter provides ideal conditions for sickness to spread. It is a time when we are less active, more stressed, and healthy foods are pushed to the side to make room for sugar cookies. There is no need to spend this holiday...

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Polarized Protection for Your Family’s Eyes

Polarized Protection for Your Family’s Eyes

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family Eye Care Center Last year, Cache Valley had the amazing opportunity to experience a near-total solar eclipse. Residents of our area experienced this celestial phenomenon without leaving home. This event brought an important topic to...

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Before the Home Search

Before the Home Search

Emily Merkley, association executive, Cache Valley Association of Realtors The time has finally come! You've saved up a nice down payment and you've been smart about your credit and consumer debt. You scoured the local listings from your REALTOR® and found your dream...

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Safe Travels for the Holidays

Safe Travels for the Holidays

Courtesy of Discount Tire Thanksgiving is the kick-off to the holiday season. As families travel to visit loved ones, harsh weather conditions are often met. Whether across town or across the country, it's important to make sure your car is tuned up and your tires are...

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Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and New Moms

Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and New Moms

Emily Buckley, editor in chief Do you have a baby, toddler, or a parent-to-be on your holiday shopping list this season? The experts at Stork Landing in Downtown Logan have curated a list of the best gifts out. Stop in and shop local; with free gift wrapping and an...

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Are Video Games Ruining Our Children’s Brains?

Are Video Games Ruining Our Children’s Brains?

Bruce O’Very, M.D., Treehouse Pediatrics Are video games ruining our children’s brains? Well, yes. Yes, they are, except when they’re not. I know it’s trite, but such a question is like asking if fire is dangerous. The answer, of course, is yes, but fire is beyond...

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What to Wear In Family Pictures

What to Wear In Family Pictures

Heather Palmer, contributing writer, Heather Palmer Photography To me the worst part of getting our family pictures, by far, is choosing what we are going to wear.  I can never decide. I know I’m not alone in this! It has taken me a long time to figure out some...

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Car Seat Safety Tips

Car Seat Safety Tips

Courtesy of Safe Kids Worldwide The best way to keep your child safe in the car is to use the right car seat in the right way. Here are some car seat safety tips to protect your most precious cargo. Hard facts about safety in cars Road injuries are the leading cause...

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Vitamins for Anti-Aging

Vitamins for Anti-Aging

Contributed by Spence's Pharmacy Small decisions we make each day can impact our quality of our life for years to come. We often fail to reflect on how these decisions will impact that life when we are 80 years old. People plan for a wide-range of life occurrences,...

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A Parent’s Guide to Sports Concussions

A Parent’s Guide to Sports Concussions

Cache Valley Hospital, www.cachevalleyhospital.com Over the past decade, there has been lots of discussion — and controversy — about the dangers of concussions in football players. But concussions don’t just happen in football, they can occur in almost any sport, and...

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Create a Pet Emergency Kit

Create a Pet Emergency Kit

Chris Kolste, DVM, Heritage Animal Hospital As I sat on my desk one evening in August contemplating what would be valuable information for the pet-owning families of Cache Valley, I could barely see the lights of Logan through the thick smoke. My eyes watered and my...

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Fireproof Your Family

Fireproof Your Family

Shay Smith, contributing writer Only half of all parents believe their kids would know what to do in case of a fire — and even fewer have ever practiced an escape plan, according to the United States Fire Administration (USFA). Here are three tips from the USFA that...

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12 Steps to Family & Community Preparedness

12 Steps to Family & Community Preparedness

Courtesy of the Division of Homeland Security 1. Have an emergency plan. Develop, maintain and practice a written, comprehensive plan detailing how an emergency will be handled, prepared for, responded to and recovered from. Ask yourself the question: “What would we...

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Creating a Family Emergency Plan

Creating a Family Emergency Plan

Emily Pugsley, health educator, Bear River Health Department Being informed is the first step to preparing for an emergency. When families know what they might face and how to survive safely, they can start planning specifics to meet their needs. The Emergency Guide,...

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Four Tips To Teach Your Kids About Emergencies

Four Tips To Teach Your Kids About Emergencies

Emily Buckley, editor-in-chief Have you ever wondered how your children would cope if there was an accident in your home and you weren’t present or able to walk them through the response? I have thought about this often, and wondered how I can effectively prepare my...

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Five Steps Toward National Emergency Preparedness

Five Steps Toward National Emergency Preparedness

by Erin Griffeth, community services coordinator, Cache County Sheriff’s Office In the news lately there has been a lot of encouragement for Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and communities. National Preparedness Month is a part...

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