Healthy Families

Healthy Families


How Do I Know If I’m Dehydrated?

How Do I Know If I’m Dehydrated?

Courtesy of Cache Valley Hospital The weather is warm and it is time to be outside. It is now the season to play with our kids, grandchildren, garden, and take the dog for a walk.  During this time, especially if there is a heat wave, we must be careful not to become...

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Joint Pain Relief Options

Joint Pain Relief Options

from Spence’s Pharmacy Summer time is here and that brings more people outdoors doing fun activities. However, movement is impaired for many of us due to joint pain. Whether it’s either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, both can be debilitating, as the joints...

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Rabies Prevention Tips

Rabies Prevention Tips

Courtesy of Bear River Health Department Bats are an important part of our ecosystem. They are very active in the summer in Cache Valley, and the Bear River Health Department has seen an increase in the number of bat and human contacts in the past couple of years....

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Contact Lenses and Children: Everything You Need to Know

Contact Lenses and Children: Everything You Need to Know

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family EyeCare Center Contact lenses provide distinct advantages when worn by children. Often, we see children peering over glasses rather than through them. Frequently, they forget to wear them altogether. Glasses break when children play...

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Kids Test Kitchen: Healthy Summer Snacks

Kids Test Kitchen: Healthy Summer Snacks

Summer in Cache Valley means spending time outdoors with your kids. Whether you’re at the park, beach, or on a road trip, it’s important to keep those tummies full of nutritious foods. Most kids enjoy spending time in the kitchen, and research shows that involving and...

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Why Does My Child’s Vision Keep Getting Worse?

Why Does My Child’s Vision Keep Getting Worse?

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family EyeCare Center The myopia (nearsightedness) epidemic is increasing across the world at a rapid pace. In a recent study of first-year college students, researchers saw a rise in myopia from 23.4 percent of students in 2002 to 41.3...

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Kids Test Kitchen: Healthy Snacks

Kids Test Kitchen: Healthy Snacks

Are your kids always ready for a snack? Why not teach them how to choose and prepare healthy choices? Most kids enjoy spending time in the kitchen, and research shows that involving and teaching them while they are young will put them on the course for a lifetime of...

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Cycling for Weight Loss

Cycling for Weight Loss

Troy Oldham, race director, Cache Gran Fondo While some cyclists train to race, most get into cycling to stay fit, maintain or lose weight, and have fun riding with friends. Unfortunately, it takes more than just riding a bike a few days each week to shed unwanted...

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Helping Children Build Positive Relationships

Helping Children Build Positive Relationships

Frank Schofield, superintendent, Logan City School District Much of our happiness and success in life is influenced by the quality of our relationships with others. A child’s ability to build positive relationships affects their happiness at home, their success in...

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Improve Your Child’s Sleep

Improve Your Child’s Sleep

Blake Cameron, DDS, FAGD, Aspen Dental of Cache Valley Fellow Academy of Laser Dentistry Have you ever passed by your child’s bedroom before going to bed and thought you heard a razorback hog in there with him or her? If that kind of noise comes from your child’s...

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Kids Test Kitchen: Tomato Basil Soup

Kids Test Kitchen: Tomato Basil Soup

Most kids think cooking is fun. Parents who take advantage of this interest at an early age have the opportunity to help their kids become interested in trying healthy foods, according to the American Dietetic Association. That’s why Cache Valley Family Magazine has...

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Your Guide to a Pain-Free Pregnancy

Your Guide to a Pain-Free Pregnancy

Brett Murdock, DC, Murdock Family Chiropractic For many women, back and hip pain are an inevitable part of pregnancy. While it is common, it doesn’t mean you always have to deal with it for nine months. As a family care chiropractor, I deal with these concerns from...

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Brush Up on the Basics of Dental Care

Brush Up on the Basics of Dental Care

Blake Cameron, DDS, Aspen Dental of Cache Valley  When was the last time you heard someone say, “I can’t wait to go get my cavity filled!”? My guess is never. If you’re like most people, you would rather have your dental visits end with a congratulations from the...

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Depression After the Birth of Baby

Depression After the Birth of Baby

Emily Buckley, editor in chief  Having a new baby is supposed to be one of the happiest times in a woman’s life, but after giving birth, many women (up to 85 percent) experience up to two weeks of “baby blues.” This period is marked with moodiness, anxiety, sadness,...

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Smart in Everything but Reading

Smart in Everything but Reading

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family EyeCare Center When you have a bright child, who doesn’t achieve to 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 able to slide...

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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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Kids Test Kitchen: Healthy Holiday French Toast

Kids Test Kitchen: Healthy Holiday French Toast

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 healthily by providing young kids the opportunity to cook, taste and then teach their families about nutrient-dense...

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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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