Topic: Heal

Breathe: What Lies Ahead

What you should know—and can do—about summertime air pollution. Spring is here, and mild temperatures and frequent rain showers keep the air along the Wasatch Front relatively clea …

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The Healing Power of Story

A conversation with Kevin Kling. Kevin Kling grew up in rural Minnesota with “a lot of elbow room.” He was surrounded by wide open wild spaces and stories, so very many stories. In …

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New research: Certain lung cancers love sugar

Recent research at the University of Texas at Dallas, with an American Lung Association grant, reveals that squamous cell carcinoma is uniquely addicted to sugar. It’s a sweet deal …

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It’s time to nix tampons, invest in menstrual cups

Ingredients used to make tampons are not regulated by the FDA. The cotton is typically bleached and not organic. This means you are inserting lists of unknown chemicals and toxins …

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Refinery Row

Though unattractive, the century-old refineries to the north of Salt Lake are more than pulling their weight regarding air quality improvements and emissions reductions. When it co …

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Breathing Stories: Utah voices for clean air

In the 2017 State of the Air report, the American Lung Association ranked Salt Lake City’s air quality as the sixth worst in the nation, giving Utah as a whole an “F” for ozone and …

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A Sifu’s Story

Standing on sacred ground. Toni Lock started practicing tai chi 20 years ago after a dear friend and “soul sister” said she should try it. She had been teaching aerobics at the tim …

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Love Your Lungs: Get Proactive!

Here are some simple daily choices that can make a difference in your personal health and for the community. Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and …

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Cold and Flu? Here’s What To Do

How to prevent (or cope with) a cold or the flu. I used to think it was inevitable that I would fall ill when my daughter caught cold or flu—not because I catch bacteria or viruses …

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Pets & Fireworks

Apocolypse? Your dogs may think so; here are ways to calm their anxiety. If you have a sound-sensitive beast, Fourth of July—heck, pretty much all of July—is a nighttime trial. Sal …

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The Yin and Yang of Summer

Feng shui for your body, house and mind. On June 21 we enter the season of summer, the most yang or active time of the year. With the sun being at its northernmost point in relatio …

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New chiropractor

Dr. Scott Graziosa has always had a love for the mountains, which led him to Salt Lake City after high school. He held his professional electrician license in the state of Utah bef …

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Kratom and the DEA: so far, so good (and a reason to thank Sen. Hatch)

Startled by the immediate and widespread opposition to their proposed emergency ban of kratom in the fall of last year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) backtracked o …

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PTSD trials approved for MDMA

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) sponsored six Phase 2 studies of MDMA, treating a total of 130 PTSD patients. Phase 3 research will include at leas …

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“Greener” Grass for SLC’s Parks?

The Healthy Babies Bright Futures project catalyzes a plan to reduce landscape toxins. Most people these days would agree that chemical exposure is generally bad for our bodies, bu …

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