Healthy Families

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Urgent Care or Emergency Room

Urgent Care or Emergency Room

courtesy of Sterling Urgent Care All too often, illness or injury appears suddenly: You wake up with intense abdominal pain, you slip on the ice and can no longer put weight on your swollen ankle, or your infant spikes a high fever over the weekend. When situations...

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What You Need to Know About HPV and the HPV Vaccine

What You Need to Know About HPV and the HPV Vaccine

written by Emily Buckley, editor in chief WHAT IS HPV AND IS THE HPV VACCINE SAFE? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States and is so prevalent that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Developing Mindfulness

Developing Mindfulness

written by Frank Schofield, superintendent, Logan City School District We live in a world that grows increasingly busier with each passing day. School, work, extracurricular activities, chores, and nonstop access to various forms of technology are often part of a...

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Kids Test Kitchen

Kids Test Kitchen

If you're looking for a fun way to include your kids in the kitchen, look no further than a family pizza night. Most kids (and grown-ups) love pizza, and making pizza from scratch at home is much easier than you might think. Kids will love rolling the dough before...

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Five Ways to Prepare for an Allergy Emergency

Five Ways to Prepare for an Allergy Emergency

courtesy of Cache Valley Hospital The best thing you can do for your child during a serious allergic reaction is take quick action. To help you do that, it's smart to occasionally review the instructions your doctor gave you and run through the steps you would take in...

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Patience Takes Practice

Patience Takes Practice

written by Rory Anderson, Foster Division vice president, LiFT Consulting A few weeks ago, my teenage daughter and I were standing in a fast food line when a dad and his son scooted in behind us. The cute dark, curly-headed boy, who I’m guessing was around 10 years...

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Does Your Family Have “Bad Teeth?”

Does Your Family Have “Bad Teeth?”

written by Taton Allen, DDS, ABC Pediatric Dentistry Do your children seem to have cavities every time they visit the dentist? Have you ever wondered why? Dentists often hear parents say that their family just has “bad teeth.” Examples are given like: grandpa had all...

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Local Educator Teaches Kids to Be Kitchen Whizzes

Local Educator Teaches Kids to Be Kitchen Whizzes

  written by Emily Buckley, editor in chief   For over a decade, Cache Valley elementary school teacher and self-proclaimed lover of food, Suzie Marciss, has partnered with restauranteur Justin Hamilton, owner of Café Sabor, Off-Premise Catering, and...

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Almond Butter Muffins

These muffins are flour-free, making them a wonderful option for a variety of diet restrictions! So try these muffins—they make a yummy breakfast or snack! Makes: 12 Servings | Serving Size: 2 Mini Muffins Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Total Time: 20 min...

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Beef Vegetable Stir Fry

Full of fresh vegetables and protein, this stir fry comes together in less than 30 minutes for a quick weeknight meal. Makes: 6 Servings | Serving Size: 2/3 Cup Prep Time: 1o min | Cook Time: 20 min | Total Time: 30 min Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup orange juice 1⁄4 cup...

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Easy Honey Soy Chicken

This sweet, Asian chicken is a favorite the whole family will enjoy. To make this dish a more complete meal, pair this tasty chicken with brown rice and veggies Makes: 4 Servings | Serving Size: 2 Tenders Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 40 min | Total Time: 45 min...

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Thin Mint Protein Shake

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with this lucky mint shake! It taste just like the box of girl scout cookies you’ve been craving, but can actually count as a sensible snack. Makes 1 Serving | Serving Size: about 1 Serving Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 0 min | Total Time: 5...

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Ranch Rubbed Chicken

This simple recipe is quick and delicious! Ranch from the store is often high in fat, sodium, and other ingredients that should be low in your diet. Our healthier ranch rub still gives you that drool-worthy ranch flavor. Makes: 4 Servings | Serving Size: 1 chicken...

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Peanut Chicken Salad

Savor the amazing peanut flavor in this large, protein-packed salad. With ginger, garlic, and peanut butter, you’ll to have a burst of flavor in every bite. Loaded with vegetables, it’s high in fiber, helping you stay full.   Makes: 1 Serving | Serving Size: 1...

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Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Curry

Sweet and with just a hint of spice, this is a great introduction recipe for a curry novice. The pineapple pairs incredibly well with the curry flavors, along with creamy, sweet coconut milk and savory onions and peppers. Makes: 10 Servings | Serving Size: 1 cup rice,...

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Spicy White Vegan Chili

There’s nothing better on a cold day than a bowl of chili. This particular recipe is bold and full of flavor, and topping each bowl with creamy avocado is a must. Makes: 6 Servings | Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 30 min | Total Time: 40 min...

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Whole Wheat Crust Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza? Oftentimes, pizza gets a bad rap as a junk food, because it’s is often made of refined flour and loaded with cheese, greasy sauces, and fatty meats. However, pizza can be a healthy and delicious option, too! I love to load mine with vegetables...

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