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  • Get involved in the 100-day My Heart Challenge

    Bethany Weller is excited to be part of this year’s Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute’s My Heart Challenge: Nonprofit Edition. She has been working on improving her health for a while and is looking forward to improving her heart health during the 100-day competition. Follow the My Heart Challenge and find a few ways you can improve your own heart health.

  • Three Landscape Mistakes (you didn’t know you were making).

    The following is sponsored by Slow the Flow. Utah is a tricky place to garden. Our climate varies dramatically between the dry, red hills of Southern Utah, and the high, mountain valleys in the north; plants that thrive in St. George wouldn’t last 10 minutes in Logan. Despite the variances in regional climate, there are certain landscape mistakes common in all parts of Utah. To combat these challenges, landscape experts from around the state collaborated to create a new landscape […]

  • Sparta triumphs over AFC Apex in Utah Youth Soccer Association Game of the Week

    The following is sponsored by Utah Youth Soccer Association. The game of the week between Sparta and AFC Apex was an outstanding tactical display between two of the top teams and top coaches in the age group. The 2001 Sparta boys team, coached by Justus Koelliker, is one of the best teams in the state, if not the country. They have won five state championships in a row, 12 straight seasons finishing first in their age group, won the 2017 […]

  • 3 things every school lunch needs to be heart healthy… and tasty

    The following is sponsored by Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. Moving beyond a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for a school lunch can seem daunting. Kary Woodruff, a dietitian with Intermountain Healthcare, has gone through this challenge when packing her kids’ school lunches, and shares some real-world advice for packing healthy school lunches. It’s advice she offers to the participants in this years Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute’s My Heart Challenge: Nonprofit Edition. Read the article for a full list […]

  • One Good Choice: Save Time and Money on Your Healthcare

    The following is sponsored by SelectHealth  Making healthy choices goes beyond a good breakfast or a walk at lunch. Sometimes we need to see a doctor to get or stay healthy. From face-to-face visits to virtual care, how do you know which option is best for your injury or illness? First, it’s important to know what types of medical care are available on your health insurance plan. You’ll also want to consider the severity of your illness or injury, and—if […]

  • Grilled peaches and apple pizzas

    It seems like once Labor Day hits, all anyone can talk about is pumpkin spice, sweater weather, and comfort food, but it’s still over 90 degrees and peak harvest season here in Utah. By: Dietitian Ashley Quadros from Harmons Benefits to Eating Seasonally In season = fresh and especially delicious. Foods in season are more likely to be harvested at the proper time and spend less time in storage or transit after harvest.  Often, seasonal produce is also locally grown, […]

  • Three exercises to improve heart health

    The following is sponsored by Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. Exercise physiologist Jeffrey Beck of the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute shows three easy exercises that can help you improve your heart health as part of the 2017 My Heart Challenge featuring representatives from Utah non-profit organizations.

  • Lung Cancer—Should you receive a lung screening?

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States. Early detection and early treatment of lung cancer can greatly increase the chances of survival. Annual lung screenings are recommended for people 55 and older who are current or former smokers with at least a 30 pack per year history. This allows a physician to look for abnormal tissue or signs of lung cancer before a patient develops symptoms. Risk factors for […]

  • Medical vs. Surgical Treatment of Acid Reflux

    What is acid reflux (GERD)? Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a chronic digestive disease. When the ring of muscles, called the lower esophageal sphincter, weaken over time, the valve may not close all the way or open too frequently, allowing acid to reflux into the esophagus. Individuals can also develop hiatal hernias, which can cause chronic inflammation and pain in the esophagus. If left untreated, GERD could result in serious problems such as esophagitis, esophageal bleeding, ulcers, Barrett’s esophagus, […]

  • Lumbar Disk Disorders—Symptoms and treatment options

    Back pain is a very common health complaint. About 80% of people in the U.S. have experienced low back pain in their lifetime, and disk disorders are usually the cause. Lumbar disk disorders include degenerative disk disease, disk herniation, and infections. These disorders are caused by problems with the cushioning between the vertebrae in the lower back. Fortunately, many patients with low back pain can find relief if the problem is diagnosed. Risk factors of lumbar disk disorders Aging/natural wear […]

  • Utah Youth Soccer Association Game of the Week, September 10

    The following is sponsored by Utah Youth Soccer Association. Bonneville Jr High was the home to our Game of the Week as 16U Impact took on Utah Storm. In the highest scoring Game of the Week of the season, Utah Storm went home 4-2 winners. Utah Storm, formerly known as a Forza South team, has been in the State Cup finals or semifinals for the last 4 seasons as well as being regular participants in the Desert Premier League. The […]

  • Utah Youth Soccer Association Game of the Week, September 3

    The following is sponsored by Utah Youth Soccer Association. USA and La Roca 13U Boys played in a great matchup between two of the top teams in the age group, with the USA team starting the season as defending State Cup Champions. The USA team is full of talented players and has played in major regional and national tournaments this past year including the Mountain Pacific Championships and Surf Cup.  The team also features 5 players who were on the […]