Healthy Families

Healthy Families


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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Healthy Sleep Habits for Your Baby

Healthy Sleep Habits for Your Baby

by Barrett Labrum, DO, pediatrician, Primary Care Pediatrics  Sleep. We crave it. We do not function well without it. When our kids don’t sleep, we become obsessed with it. Sleep for infants and children can be a very controversial subject as there are many opinions....

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Prenatal Care: Conditions and Treatments

Prenatal Care: Conditions and Treatments

by Denise Sanchez, RN, Cache Valley Hospital  For many women, pregnancy is one of life’s greatest adventures. Many joyful and memorable milestones happen between a positive pregnancy test and a baby’s birth. While counting the weeks until they first hold their...

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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

by Emily Buckley, editor-in-chief  Take a guess at which number is higher: the number of people who have a stroke, the number of people who sprain an ankle or the number of women who experience postpartum depression each year. You may be surprised that the answer is...

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Healthy Eating Resolutions for a Healthier You

Healthy Eating Resolutions for a Healthier You

by Brian Anderson, owner, Complete Nutrition  Why not attack the age-old “lose weight” and “eat healthier” resolutions from a different perspective and cut them into more manageable pieces? It could actually work! Here are four do-able New Year’s resolutions for a...

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Five Cold Remedies for Kids

Five Cold Remedies for Kids

by Cody Wilson, DO, Primary Care Pediatrics It’s no secret that kids have a difficult time sharing, but what they don’t have any problem sharing are infections. The most common infections you will see this time of year cause upper respiratory infections or “colds.”...

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Avoid the Blues this Holiday Season

Avoid the Blues this Holiday Season

by James Mathews, DO, Providence Family Medicine ‘Tis the season! The holidays can create an atmosphere of family bonding, good will, cheer and excitement. They can also usher in disappointment, stress and depression. How can one create a balance, and not let the...

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Improve Your Game: Supplements For Student Athletes

Improve Your Game: Supplements For Student Athletes

by Brian Anderson, owner, Complete Nutrition As a student participating in sports, you have a strict regimen of daily training sessions several months at a time. With so many other activities going on, plus schoolwork, it can be easy to choose vending machine snacks...

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