Check-In for Check-Ups: Why Regular Visits Are Worth It

By Intermountain Healthcare

Seeing the doctor always involves one question: “Is it worth it?” Every time one of my kids comes down with a cold, I think, “Will I be wasting my money? Does he really need that test?”

Today’s economic climate makes this internal financial debate even more complicated. High deductible health insurance plans, ever-changing coverage limitations, and rising visit and lab costs have decreased our access to healthcare. Perhaps we should be asking a different set of questions, though: “What are my healthcare goals? Overall, am I happy with my health?”

If you answered yes, great! If there’s some room to improve, here are a few suggestions for navigating the world of primary care.


LiVe Well Dietitian, Mary Brown on Eating More Fruits & Veggies

By Mary Brown

Let’s face it. We all need to eat more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber necessary for healthy nutrition. 90% of American adults and children do not consume enough fruit and vegetables. The My Plate nutrition guidelines suggest filling half of each plate with fruit or vegetables at every meal. Everyone can benefit from eating one more serving of fruits or veggies each day.

8 Ways to Grow Your Child's Love of Reading

By Intermountain Healthcare

To help children develop a lifelong love of reading, start reading to them at infancy. You’ll help them build skills that last a lifetime, cultivating their expressive language, literacy, and social abilities. By making reading a fun family activity, you’ll also help them develop a genuine love of the written word.

8 Steps to Healthy Aging


It has been predicted that the “new” mid-life will be age 74 in the not-so-distant future. People are working and living longer these days. There are many advantages to age, such as you can reinvent yourself all over again.