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  • Wellness Wednesday: Growing your own garden for better health

    OREM, Utah – Changing your diet is a hard process that doesn’t happen overnight; However, growing your own produce may help increase your odds. Intermountain Healthcare LiVe Well Dietitian, Daniel Burgess says good nutrition is easier to manage if healthy foods are available. That’s exactly what gardeners at Intermountain Healthcare’s LiVe Well Garden at Intermountain Orem Community Hospital are finding as they reap the rewards of working in their community garden. What are some other benefits you can enjoy from […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: properly storing firearms can reduce suicide risk

    SALT LAKE CITY – Suicide is a topic that affects many of us, and it can be overwhelming to know what to do. For the 50-70% of Utahns who own firearms, it turns out there is a simple thing that can be done to dramatically reduce risk: storing firearms away from at-risk person because guns are fast and fatal. Nearly 85% of suicide attempts with a firearm are fatal, compared with 2% or lower for the two most widely used […]

  • Use Only as Directed partners with local communities to help end opioid epidemic

    PROVO, Utah – Each year 523 Utahns die as a result of a drug overdose, and everyone who uses an opioid for pain management is potentially at risk. To help combat the problem, Use Only as Directed has teamed up with communities throughout the state to bring awareness and offer support to those battling addiction and their loved ones. Saturday, September 7th, Utah County is hosting its 11th annual Recovery Day celebration with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Intermountain Healthcare to launch new Kidney Care program

    MURRAY, Utah – To help patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain Healthcare has created a new comprehensive kidney services program and clinic. Chronic kidney disease is a condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time. More than 37 million American adults have chronic kidney disease and millions of others are at increased risk. Chronic kidney disease includes conditions that damage your kidneys and decrease their ability to keep […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Back-to-school immunization guidelines for kids

    SALT LAKE CITY – Many parents don’t realize or forget their child will need immunizations before starting school; they may also need a sports physical to be able to play on a school team. In Utah, unless you have an exemption, immunizations are required before kids enter pre-school, kindergarten and seventh grade. Intermountain Healthcare’s Medical Director of Community Health and Prevention, Dr. Tamara Sheffield says a check-up at the beginning of the school year is a great idea to make […]

  • Start Your Saturday right at the Be Well Utah Walk, Run & Family Health Fair

    SALT LAKE CITY – If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, join FOX 13 at the Be Well Utah 5K Walk & Run and Family Health Fair Saturday, August 24th at Rice Eccles Stadium. The Walk & Run begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by free health screenings, food and family fun at Be Well Utah’s finale event – the annual Family Health Fair from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Preventing concussions in kids

    SALT LAKE CITY –  As students begin heading back to school and taking part in sports, doctors are warning about the dangers of concussions. Dr. Anne Russo of the TOSH Sport Concussion Clinic wants parents and athletes to know the signs of concussion, and how to properly treat them. “Fall is the start of many concussion prone sports such as cheerleading, soccer, and football,” said Dr. Russo. “Many physical activities have a risk of concussion not just sports.” According to […]

  • Display at South Ogden park raises awareness of opioid addiction

    OGDEN, Utah — A park in South Ogden City now has educational information about opioid addiction on display. The “Use Only as Directed” display at Friendship Park is part of an ongoing campaign to encourage members of the public to “have the opioid talk” with their doctors and seek alternatives to opioids for pain management. Other installations can also be found at Nature Park and 40th Street Park, Rohmer Park, Uintah City Park, South Ogden Junior High, T.H. Bell Junior […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Back to school means back to sleep for kids

    SALT LAKE CITY – The new backpack is packed, the new clothes are laid out, and the pencils are sharpened. But if you want a successful school year, make sure you’ve also adjusted your child’s sleep schedule. Sleep at night impacts what happens during the day in the classroom. Dr. Kevin Walker, a sleep medicine specialist at Intermountain Healthcare says when you’re sleeping is when your body and mind have a chance to recover. Even just 25 minutes less sleep per […]

  • Be Well Utah gearing up for Sugarhouse Farmers Market

    SALT LAKE CITY – Getting healthy often begins with your diet. Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield has teamed up with University of Utah Health for their annual celebration of wellness, Be Well Utah. The festivities kick off on Sunday, August 11th with some delicious recipes featuring fresh, local produce at the Sugar House Farmer’s Market. There will be cooking demos, free health screenings, music, kids activities, and more! And if you’re looking for a delicious snack, try this recipe for […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Managing high blood pressure

    SALT LAKE CITY – High blood pressure is very common, but many do not take it seriously. In fact, 1 in 3 U.S. adults – that’s nearly 68 million, have high blood pressure. That’s why this potentially life-threatening disease is often referred to as the “silent stalker.” High blood pressure is dangerous if left untreated. In fact, high blood pressure is one of the most important risk factors for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and diabetes complications – contributing to […]

  • Regence and U of U Health kick off annual Be Well Utah partnership

    SALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah Health is teaming up again with Regence BlueCross BlueShield to help Utah’s stay health through their annual celebration of wellness – Be Well Utah. Throughout the month of August Utahns have the opportunity to participate in various activities including a Farmer’s Market on August 11th, Family Night on August 19th, and a 5K Walk and Run and Family Health Fair on August 24th. All of the activities are geared toward keeping families happy […]

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