Healthy Families

Healthy Families


CHEESY MUSHROOM SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Looking for a delicious way to get in your vegetables? Strands of tender spaghetti squash mixed with cheese and mushrooms make for a delicious meal with fewer calories than its pasta-based counterpart. Makes 3 Servings | Serving Size: 2 cup Total Time: 1hr 25 min...

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Whole Grain Sugar Cookies

Whole Grain Sugar Cookies

This is one of my favorite sugar cookie recipes. By using Kodiak Cake Flapjack Mix, which is made with whole wheat flour and whole grain oat flour, you can get lots of extra vitamins and minerals. Makes 32 servings | Serving size: 1 cookie TOTAL TIME: 30 min...

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Five Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Five Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity

Brett Murdock, DC, Murdock Family Chiropractic Winter provides ideal conditions for sickness to spread. It is a time when we are less active, more stressed, and healthy foods are pushed to the side to make room for sugar cookies. There is no need to spend this holiday...

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Eight FAQs for the Gynecologist

Eight FAQs for the Gynecologist

Emily Buckley, editor in chief Visiting the gynecologist for an annual health exam can be anxiety-inducing for many women. This may prevent some women from asking important questions about their health. With this in mind, we sat down with Ken Wade, PAC, at the Cache...

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Holidays – Pure Stress or Pure Joy?

Holidays – Pure Stress or Pure Joy?

Chelsea Petersen, LMFT, Cache Valley Counseling It's no lie that the holidays can be some of the most joyous times of our lives AND some of the most stress-filled times. Many people experience the post-holiday blues, but many people also become so stressed during the...

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Managing Social Media with Children

Managing Social Media with Children

Frank Schofield, superintendent, Logan City School District The use of technology in our professional and private lives is continually increasing. Various devices, including tablets, smartphones, and desktop or laptop computers are used by adults, teenagers, and young...

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Raising a Selfless Child in a Selfie Generation

Raising a Selfless Child in a Selfie Generation

Rory Anderson, Foster Division vice president,  LiFT Consulting The word "selfie" was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2013, validating what parents were already very aware of: Our kids are growing up in a time when words like “altruistic” and “charitable” are...

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Are Video Games Ruining Our Children’s Brains?

Are Video Games Ruining Our Children’s Brains?

Bruce O’Very, M.D., Treehouse Pediatrics Are video games ruining our children’s brains? Well, yes. Yes, they are, except when they’re not. I know it’s trite, but such a question is like asking if fire is dangerous. The answer, of course, is yes, but fire is beyond...

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Five Tips for a Healthier Holiday

Five Tips for a Healthier Holiday

Courtesy of Spence's Pharmacy,  Chestnuts roasting by an open fire, jack frost nipping at your nose. . . Everyone knows how the song goes, but there is not one mention of the stress the holiday season can bring. How can you maintain your balance through it all, let...

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Enjoy the Holidays Without Guilt, Regret, or Overdoing It

Enjoy the Holidays Without Guilt, Regret, or Overdoing It

Megan Ostler MS, RDN, iFit dietitian, ICON It's that time of year again: friends, family, and traditions, many of which include food. As a dietitian, I often hear clients dreading the holidays because they worry about “temptations” that could lead to weight gain. Some...

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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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