Are You a Moderator or Abstainer?

By Brad Gillman
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We are not built from the same mold. What success one person has, in regards to healthy habits, does not mean those are the steps for you. We all have our own unique set of characteristics and we have to find what works for us as individuals in order to establish a healthy habit.

It’s the advice that Michelle Best, LiVe Well manager for Utah Valley Hospital, has been giving people for their healthy goals based on the advice from the book Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin.

Here are four areas that can help you decide how to achieve the healthy habit you want.


Surprising Health Benefits of a Fiber-Rich Diet

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Fiber: Does the word bring to mind cereal that tastes like cardboard, or unpleasant-to-watch commercials about constipation? Improving the, um, digestive process is the usual reason why people think they should eat more dietary fiber. It’s certainly good for that – and so much more!

Talking to Your Doctor: Precision Medicine

By Deb Christensen
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Discussions about precision medicine with your doctor or healthcare provider don’t need to be difficult. In fact, by organizing important topics or questions you want answered, talking with with you doctor can be simplified. Here are some tips for getting started.


Identifying Congestive Heart Failure

By Tim Beery
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It has been reported that former first lady Nancy Reagan died this week at the age of 94. Her stated cause of death was congestive heart failure, according to a spokeswoman with the Reagan Library.Read more for ways to identify congestive heart failure.

Teaching Kids to Be Smart about Social Media

By Erik Merkley MD
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As parents, we are letting our kids jump into the deep end of social media and technology, and all too often they’re left to sink or swim. There are very real dangers associated with the technology our kids use, and as parents, we are the ones primarily responsible for teaching them the safety rules and providing electronic “life jackets.”