Healthy Families

Healthy Families


Why Sun Safety is Important

Why Sun Safety is Important

Mimi Taylor, M.S., public information officer, Eastern Idaho Public Health  With summer practically here, more people will venture outside to work and play. Activities like swimming, hiking, biking, yard work and backyard barbecues will expose our bodies to the...

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Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

Thomas Baker, DMD, Baker Pediatric Dentistry Parents often spend time looking for a pediatric doctor, learning what to expect during their child’s first year, and how to potty train their child. They receive pamphlets in the mail about formula, diapers and the...

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Safe Food Preparation for Picnics and Barbecues

Safe Food Preparation for Picnics and Barbecues

Courtesy of Southeastern Idaho Public Health  To decrease the risk of foodborne illnesses during the upcoming summer months, Southeastern Idaho Public Health would like to remind the public to take the following precautions when enjoying a picnic or barbecue with...

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Seven Ways to Adapt to a Healthier Lifestyle

Seven Ways to Adapt to a Healthier Lifestyle

Kara Campbell, contributing writer  The fire is burning! You sign a two-year gym contract, download a meal plan that cuts all carbs and buy two cartloads of veggies, Slimfast and prepackaged “lean” meals, and five days later you are hiding in the storage room crying...

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Do You Know Your Risk of Developing Cancer?

Do You Know Your Risk of Developing Cancer?

Mimi Taylor, M.S., Eastern Idaho Public Health I have worked as a Cancer Prevention Specialist for many years. So, imagine my surprise when I asked my husband a few simple questions about cancer risk and he didn’t know the correct answers. I went online to see how...

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Eat More Fruits and Veggies — Because More Matters!

Eat More Fruits and Veggies — Because More Matters!

Courtesy of Southeastern Idaho Public Health Are you having a hard time eating your fruits and vegetables? The majority of Americans don’t get enough fruits and vegetables. According to the 2013 Idaho Behavioral Risk Surveillance System Survey, only 17 percent of...

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Five Ways to Maintain Your Weight During the Holidays

Five Ways to Maintain Your Weight During the Holidays

Dana Rigby, NASM, Fitness Research Lab program director, Icon Health & Fitness The holiday season has arrived! For most people, this means eating — lots of eating. With family obligations, traveling, parties and delicious meals, it’s no surprise that belt lines...

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10 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

10 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Matthew S. Payne, DO, East Falls Primary Clinic The holidays are an exciting time of year filled with family traditions, festivities and plenty of delicious foods. With it being a busy time of year, sometimes we put our own health on the back burner and forget to take...

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Does My Child Need Braces?

Does My Child Need Braces?

Thomas C. Baker, D.M.D, Baker Pediatric Dentistry This is one of the most common questions I hear from parents. I typically try to explain to parents that most patients never actually need braces as it is mainly an elective procedure, but for aesthetic reasons, braces...

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Fight the Flu this Holiday Season

Fight the Flu this Holiday Season

Eastern Idaho Public Health Department  With the holidays quickly approaching, you don’t want your time with family and friends marred with being sick. Learn how to protect yourself and your family from the devastating effects of influenza. Influenza, or more commonly...

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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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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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Sun Hazards in Your Car

Block UV Rays While Driving To Protect Your Family's Skin by Lane Jones, Logan Glass For the first time ever the US Surgeon General came out with a warning to the public about ultraviolet (UV) radiation. With melanoma cases almost tripling over the last 30 years, it...

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Mother Earth’s Medicine Cabinet

by Tara Bone, contributing writer For centuries humans have used plants to treat illness and soothe the body.  Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine used herbs to treat patients, and perhaps your grandmother used herbal remedies. Of course we know Peter Rabbit’s...

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