Healthy Families

Healthy Families


Four Signs You Need a Doctor

Four Signs You Need a Doctor

Kimberly Jones, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer, Cache Valley Hospital  Let’s face it, stuff happens. You take a tumble on the bike and hit your head. The neighbor’s normally friendly cat bites your child. You suddenly feel a heavy pain in your chest. Often it can be...

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Mother Nurture

Mother Nurture

Jenny Mathews, contributing writer  I remember when I quit working outside the home to be a full-time mom to my oldest son. We were going to finger paint, take nature walks and I was going to teach him to read before preschool. Sure, money would be tight, but we would...

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Mind, Body, Spirit: Being Healed While Healing Others

Mind, Body, Spirit: Being Healed While Healing Others

Brett Horsley, OB/GYN, Intermountain Healthcare I graduated as a physician from a university whose mission statement includes the statement, “[You are] part of a distinguished heritage of humanistic health care based upon an integrated approach that includes the Body,...

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Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Barrett Labrum, DO, pediatrician, Primary Care Pediatrics Many of us have children that have experienced leg pain at night. They wake up complaining of pain in both legs in the calf or thigh. They are crying and hard to comfort. Being parents, we worry and bring them...

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Choose the Best Sunscreen

Choose the Best Sunscreen

Robert Young, MD, Rocky Mountain Dermatology Summer is the best time of the year for families to spend time outside. It’s also the time of year I get asked the same question every single day: What is your favorite sunscreen? My response is really quite simple, yet it...

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Protect Your Children’s Eyes During the Summer

Protect Your Children’s Eyes During the Summer

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family Eye Care Center When children spend more time outdoors, it's important to ensure they are getting proper UV protection, not just for their skin, but for their eyes, too. Children are even more vulnerable to UV-related harm than...

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Get Outside: It’s Good for Your Brain

Get Outside: It’s Good for Your Brain

Emily Buckley, editor-in-chief  In the early 1980s, Harvard University biologist Edward O. Wilson claimed people are instinctively drawn toward their natural surroundings. The concern surrounding kids spending too much time indoors has become so extreme that the...

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Seven Ways to Help a Colicky Baby

Seven Ways to Help a Colicky Baby

Brett Murdock, DC, Murdock Family Chiropractic Caring for a child with colic can be frustrating since nobody is sure what causes it. Although treating colic can be tough, there are some ways to get relief. Here are a few ideas that may help your baby get a better...

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Five Tips for Making Good Choices at the Grocery Store

Five Tips for Making Good Choices at the Grocery Store

Emily Hoffman, MS, RDN, Logan Regional Hospital The grocery store can be a hazardous place for anyone trying to eat healthy. There are thousands of unhealthy food products lurking at every turn. New products — both healthy and unhealthy — enter stores each year. Here...

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Vision Problems Can Look Like Learning Difficulties

Vision Problems Can Look Like Learning Difficulties

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family EyeCare Center When children continue to struggle with reading and learning despite all best efforts to help them, it can be very difficult to figure out what is needed. Is it a learning disability? Attention disorder? Or is it a...

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Childhood Obesity: Causes and Prevention

Childhood Obesity: Causes and Prevention

Nina Jorgensen, MD, Primary Care Pediatrics Everything we consume needs to be broken down and digested to provide energy, and help our bodies develop, heal and function properly. In the 1900s large amounts of food were produced using new techniques that allowed for...

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Farsightedness: What Does It Mean?

Farsightedness: What Does It Mean?

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family Eyecare Center “My child is farsighted. So, they can’t see up close? Or far away? Which one is it?” I hear this a lot from parents in our office, and it’s not as simple of an explanation as you might think. Nearsightedness, or...

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Cut the Germs in Your Home

Cut the Germs in Your Home

Erin Peterson, owner, Erin’s True Grit Cleaning The dreaded cold and flu season is here. You can fight back by doing a few simple things. Get your favorite all-purpose cleaner and a warm washcloth. Go around and clean all your doorknobs, light switches, cabinet knobs...

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Five Ways to Prevent Illness

Five Ways to Prevent Illness

Barrett Labrum, DO, Primary Care Pediatrics With winter weather comes the opportunity to share good tidings of joy and love. Along with all the hugs and kisses, comes the sharing of infectious diseases. A common question pediatricians hear is, “How do we prevent our...

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An Important Step to Solving Reading Difficulties

An Important Step to Solving Reading Difficulties

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family Eyecare Center It is important for parents to know what to do as preliminary steps if they find their child has difficulty reading. Parents may discover their child has eye coordination and eye tracking problems interfering with...

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What is Lazy Eye? And What Can Parents Do About It?

What is Lazy Eye? And What Can Parents Do About It?

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family EyeCare Center It is easy to see when a child has a "boo-boo," or if they aren’t feeling well. But how do you know if your child is seeing OK? Most parents assume that because their child can see things far away that both eyes must...

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Family Mealtime: Tips for Success

Family Mealtime: Tips for Success

McKenzie Rockwood, RD, Citrus Pear Family life seems to be packed with activities and responsibilities. As parents, our days are overflowing with desires to participate in games and activities, congregate with friends and family, rejuvenate ourselves with physical...

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Let’s Stay Healthy: Tips for Keeping Your Family Well

Let’s Stay Healthy: Tips for Keeping Your Family Well

Stacie Mecham, MSN, CPNP, Primary Care Pediatrics Buses are rolling, bells are ringing, and kids are bustling. Along with sharing summertime memories comes sharing colds and illnesses. Children normally get eight to 12 colds a year, and with each cold lasting up to...

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Poor Academic Performance? It Could Be a Vision Problem

Poor Academic Performance? It Could Be a Vision Problem

by Michael Cole, OD, optometrist, Child and Family EyeCare Center When you have a bright child who doesn’t achieve his or her potential, we often affectionately call them “underachievers” because we know they are capable of achieving so much more. While they may be...

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