Topic: Health

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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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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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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“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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Love Your Lungs: Masks

You may travel by mass transport, bike or on foot. You may have solar panels on your home and the highest-rated water heater. Your life may even be 100% carbon neutral. Too bad: Yo …

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Love Your Lungs: Healthy House Check-up

Radon “Radon is a radioactive colorless, odorless, gas that can cause lung cancer,” says Dr. Akerley of Huntsman Cancer Institute. Radon typically enters a household via cracks in …

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Love Your Lungs: Undo Dirty Air with Yoga!

The Romans had detox in mind when they added February to their calendar in about 700 BCE. The Latin februum means “purification.” February is named after the Roman purification rit …

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Love Your Lungs: I’d Rather Be Reducing My Carbon Footprint

The most important thing to remember about our inversions is that the air is dangerous to breathe. And not just a little dangerous, as if the damage you do to your lungs will heal …

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Love Your Lungs: Air Cleaning Gizmos

Negative ion generators Negative ion generators work basically by creating an electric charge on plates that attract pollutants out of the air. There is good research backing up th …

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Love Your Lungs!

You breathe, on average, 26,000 times a day. Besides powering you through the day, breathing can be a calming meditation or a dangerous practice, depending on the Air Quality Index …

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Health Notes: January 2017

I cherish the occasional crisp, bright blue and chilly days of January, between weeks of smog and inversion. These days are my beacon of hope for successful New Year’s Resolutions, …

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Psychedelic Microdosing for Health

A good acquaintance of mine—his name’s not Matt, but he’s asked that his real name be withheld, so let’s call him Matt— was having a generally hard time with the pressures of moder …

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Health Notes: November 2016

Fall is the dusk of the seasons, and, oh boy, is our sky alight with beautiful sunsets! Now is a time for drawing in, resting, storing the energy of those sunlit summer days in you …

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Health Notes: How to Stay Healthy this Autumn

Is it just me or are the transition seasons easier for instilling new and releasing old habits? It is of essence this month to consciously take the season change in stride and crea …

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A Doctor with the Time to Listen: A different approach to wellness through naturopathy

“If you want to practice medicine, you better find something else,” an allopathic doctor once adviseded a sincere young pre-med student. Babbie Lester heeded that doctor’s words an …

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