Avoid Kidney Stones: Eat and Drink Right

By Intermountain Healthcare

Passing a kidney stone is one of the most painful experiences possible. Unfortunately, once you’ve had a kidney stone, your risk of having a second one is 30 percent within 5 years and 50 percent within 10 years. If you’ve had gastric bypass surgery, chronic diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, or metabolic syndrome, your risk may be even higher.

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.

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 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.