Healthy Families

Healthy Families


Easy Holiday Food Swaps

Easy Holiday Food Swaps

Megan Ostler MS, RDN, iFit Dietitian I love the holidays. Sweaters, snow, lights, family and especially the food! As a dietitian, I’m all about people eating healthily, but that isn’t the only aspect of food that’s important. Food is also an important part of...

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How Home Care Can Improve the Quality of Your Life

How Home Care Can Improve the Quality of Your Life

Bruce Lee, owner, ComForCare Home Care Home is where our comfy place is. When we think of our “golden years,” we don’t see ourselves in a nursing home or living outside our homes. So, what do we do when that becomes challenging? What are the options? When is it time...

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Attention Parents: An Important Word About Toys

Attention Parents: An Important Word About Toys

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family Eye Care Center Toys play a vital role in overall development, especially visual development. If children play too many computer games or watch too much TV or movies, they don’t get necessary opportunities to develop visual skills...

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A Case for Family Meals

A Case for Family Meals

David Watkins, Bear River Health Department Parents have many concerns for their teens: underage drinking, marijuana, opioid misuse, risky sexual behavior, internet safety, depression and suicide. The list goes on. It’s hard to stay informed on it all, so how can...

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Eight Ways to Reduce Risk of SIDS

Eight Ways to Reduce Risk of SIDS

Melanie Christensen, contributing writer Every year, approximately 3,500 infants die from sleep-related deaths in the United States, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Sleep-related deaths can include strangulation, suffocation or entrapment. If...

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Is There a Best Age to Get Pregnant?

Is There a Best Age to Get Pregnant?

Nathan Bertoldo, MD, MP, Cache Valley Hospital No matter how old you are, health and nutrition are the foundation of a healthy pregnancy. The healthier you are when you get pregnant, the more likely you will stay healthy during your pregnancy. If you have a health...

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Learning  from Loss: Teaching Children to Cope With Death

Learning  from Loss: Teaching Children to Cope With Death

Tara Bone, contributing writer When my oldest son was three, he begged to get a Betta fish. As parents, we felt this was doable — how hard could a fish be to care for? We brought the fish home and our son affectionately named him “Grape.” He loved Grape. He watched...

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Pump the Breaks on ADHD

Pump the Breaks on ADHD

From Murdock Family Chiropractic As the new school year begins, parents worry about giving their child every opportunity to succeed. Few parents know this feeling better than those with children with attention deficits. For them, every day can seem like a battle, and...

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Back to School Prep: Are You Missing Something?

Back to School Prep: Are You Missing Something?

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family EyeCare Center It’s hard to believe, but another school year is here. While children focus on clothes and supplies like iPads and laptops, it’s the parents’ job to ensure their child begins the school year with all their supplies....

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Kids Test Kitchen

Kids Test Kitchen

Cache Valley Family Magazine, Lee’s Marketplace and Citrus Pear Dinners have joined forces for a Kids Test Kitchen to inspire families and kids to eat more healthily by providing young kids the opportunity to cook, taste and teach their families about nutrient-dense...

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Early Sport Specialization: Is It Safe for Your Child?

Early Sport Specialization: Is It Safe for Your Child?

Samantha Winder, ATC, Cache Valley Hospital The topic of early sports specialization has received significant attention in the media and medical world over the past few years. More children are driven to choose one specific sport to play at an earlier age in hopes to...

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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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