Topic: Health

One small miracle in the healthcare crisis

In the service industry, even a broken arm might mean you can’t go to work. For injured or ill baristas, bartenders, servers, hosts and cooks this may mean weeks, even months of un …

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Its time to get this off my chest

My explant story I never really wanted implants. A fan of mother nature, I was a bit of a hippy really, and felt that her creations were better than any surgeon could fabricate. Al …

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The air knows no boundaries

Prevailing winds carry ozone to Utah from upwind states as well as across the Pacific This time of year there is a lot of buzz about ozone air pollution. Ozone plagues areas of Uta …

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Good news: Utah’s air quality is improving!

Caveat: It’s an ongoing process In 2006, the EPA tightened the health standard for PM2.5 pollution—the fine particulate matter pollution that builds during winter inversions and ca …

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Meet the dust doctor

Atmospheric scientist Kevin Perry knows what blows from the Great Salt Lake Last year I wrote about dust that often blows in from the southwest, plaguing areas of the Wasatch Front …

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Spring sleep: tips for better snoozing this season

The pillow’s low, the quilt is warm, the body smooth and peaceful. Sun shines on the room’s door, the curtain not yet open. In the air, the youthful taste of spring comes to you ev …

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You can legislate the air!

Air quality-related proposals for Utah’s 2019 legislative session Tier 3 gasoline has made many headlines in the past year and is touted as one of the most crucial strategies for c …

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Free fare days

A great idea whose time (we hope) has come This legislative session may be a banner year for air quality! The Governor’s unprecedented request for $100 million of the budget surplu …

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That S.A.D. lingering feeling

For mild to moderate symptoms, try these Even though spring is just around the corner, for some, the last months of winter seem unbearable. They’ve had enough of the frigid cold, s …

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Clean Air Solutions Fair January 19, 2019

Your opportunity to help clean up our air is coming up soon. It’s getting real out there. In October, the United Nations declared that it’s time to take “unprecedented” actions to …

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Respiratory remedies to the rescue

Don’t just protest… Protect! Indoor air quality can be two to five times more toxic than the outdoor air, according to the EPA. Cleaning products, mold, cookware, synthetic air f …

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What’s your air quality IQ?

Love your lungs, but don’t stop there! Love your family’s and neighbors’ lungs too Wintertime inversion season is upon us. The most important thing you can do to protect yourself t …

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Contours

See Alice heal (with pencil and paper) In mid 2017, artist and sculptor Alice Toler was bewildered to find herself fat, sick, and on a rack of pharmaceuticals. All of it had to go. …

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Mobility, agility and power: Yoga practice and strength training

Studies show that resistance training builds strength and muscle mass, increases bone density and reduces the signs and symptoms of chronic disease. I first came to Utah in 1982, p …

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Utahns are turning the key: Eleven years in, the Idle Free campaign has caught hold

Do you ever find yourself sitting in your car with the engine running? Sure, we are probably all guilty of idling from time to time. Idling, however, is one of the easiest behavior …

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