Healthy Families

Healthy Families


Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Contributed by Sherelle Christensen, sherellechristensen.typepad.com Fall weather means one thing: SOUP WEATHER! I enjoy a good pot of soup, and as soon as the weather cools off a bit, I'm ready to put soups back on the menu. This delicious soup is made in the slow...

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Plan a Month of Meals that Your Family Will Eat

Plan a Month of Meals that Your Family Will Eat

Pam Molnar, contributing writer Fall gives moms a chance to hit the reset button. For me, it is the time of year that I tell myself that I will make time to plan out our dinners in advance, shop for everything at one time, and serve a healthy meal every night. That...

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Why Do Baby Teeth Matter?

Why Do Baby Teeth Matter?

Brandon Nakken, DDS, ABC Pediatric Dentistry One of the concerns we dentists address with parents of young children is, “Why do baby teeth matter? Aren’t they just going to fall out?” While cavities in baby teeth don’t always require fillings, especially when the...

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InfantSEE: Healthy Infants, Eyes, & Futures

InfantSEE: Healthy Infants, Eyes, & Futures

Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family Eye Care Center When should I have my child’s eyes checked? How will I know if something is wrong? Won’t my child tell me if they don’t see well? The unfortunate answer is that there may not be any noticeable symptoms at all to alert...

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Kids Test Kitchen: Fancy Toast

Kids Test Kitchen: Fancy Toast

With a little instruction and supervision, kids of all ages can help in the kitchen. This not only provides them with lifelong skills, but also gives them opportunity to contribute to the family, learn about healthy living, gain confidence, and have fun! Cache Valley...

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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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Grilled Peach Sundae

Grilled Peach Sundae

This is one of my favorite, healthy, summertime desserts. By grilling the peach, you caramelize some of the natural sugars, making it extra yummy. Top that with a little Greek yogurt and honey, and you have an amazing dessert! It comes together in minutes with 7 grams...

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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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