Four Ways to Keep Your Children's Brains Active During the Summer

By Brad Gillman

School is out for summer. Kids have spent the last nine months cramming as much knowledge as they can into their developing brains. Yet they can lose a lot of those new skills during the lull of the summertime.

“There are all sorts of studies that talk about kids losing skills over the summer if they don’t continue to practice what they learned from the previous year,” said Jody Triptow, education specialist at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Reading fluency and comprehension as well as math literacy and skills are some areas that can slip during this time. Here are four ways to keep your children intellectually active.

My Heart Challenge Contestant Update

By Jason M. Carlton, APR

Eight families are fighting to be more heart healthy. They are overcoming challenge and achieving success. But what changes have they seen in themselves as they approach the final few weeks of the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute's My Heart Challenge: Family Edition?

3 Practical Steps to Conquer Your Dad Bod

By Ethan Shumway
Three Practical Steps to Conquer Your 'Dad Bod' - It's not as hard as you might think

OK, dads, it’s time to face the facts. You’ve got a lot on your plate, and if you’re like a lot of guys these days, you’re finding the look-down view to your shoes is getting some interference by a growing waist line. You’ve relaxed a little too much on the types of food you eat. You don’t exercise as much as you should or would like. One thing is clear: You don’t have the body you had 10 years ago. But there is hope! With three changes to your regular routine, you can begin to see changes that will ultimately lead to better health and a body you can be more comfortable with.