Wake Up! Get your midday pick-me-up without the caffeine.

By Jentry Larsen
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It’s mid-afternoon on a Monday and you’re starting to feel your energy drop. Your productiveness starts to slow and the day feels like it is dragging on. Time to get a coffee or reach for that Red Bull. But wait, do you really need that caffeine fix this late in the day? That afternoon cup of joe may be affecting your sleep more than you think, leaving you in the same slump the next day. Try some of these tricks to wake up from your mid-day slump.

Goodbye Bacon? Red Meat, Processed Meat, and Cancer Risk

By Jennifer Abernathy
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Bacon-lovers across the world likely cried tears of sadness last week with the release of the controversial report from the World Health Organization regarding red meat, processed meat, and cancer risk. Story after story was released from major news outlets, with headlines such as “Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes.” Many worry that this means the end of American classics such as burgers and hot dogs. Is it true?

Keeping Halloween Spooky and Fun

By Bonnie Midget
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Halloween is filled with costumes, treats and parties -- and many potential dangers. In fact, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Here are a few tips to keep your child’s Halloween from becoming tragic.

Food Insecurity: How Hunger Affects Your Health — And What You Can Do to Help Fight This Growing Problem

By Jeremy Holt
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We’ve all been there — it's 3 o’clock on any given afternoon. Lunch was hours ago. Things slow down and your body says, “Hey, can’t we eat something? I need a pick-me-up. I can’t make it till dinner.” This happens so regularly, my office has coined the term “treat-o’clock.”

But this kind of lackadaisical hunger is different from the growing concern of food insecurity. That's the hunger we refer to when we say one in five children in the state of Utah doesn't know where their next meal will come from, or one in six Utah households face constant, gnawing hunger.