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  • Teacher of the Month: Lincoln Elementary

    Every month Cyprus Credit Union celebrates one of the amazing teachers in our state. This month we join Cyprus Credit Union in surprising a deserving fourth-grade teacher, Mrs. Christensen. If you know a deserving teacher who goes above and beyond, help us recognize them as Cyprus Credit Union’s “Teacher of the Month”.  Go to fox13now.com and click on “contests”.  There you nominate a teacher to win prizes up to $1,000 from Cyrpus Credit Union.  Complete the nomination form and tell us […]

  • Harmons weekend party recipes

    Harmons Chef Lesli Sommerdorf stopped by before the Big Game to share some fun, easy party food ideas that will take your Super Bowl feast to the next level! Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Difficulty: 2 Total Time: :30 Serves 8 Ingredients:  4 Tbsp olive oil, divided 1 stalk celery, minced 1 carrot, minced 1/2 yellow onion, minced 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 Tbsp mustard 1 Tbsp minced fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 lb ground chicken 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 tsp salt 1/2 […]

  • Potential problems with air bags and what you need to know

    Airbags are in place in our vehicles to protect us, though sometimes they don’t. Craig Swapp took us through potential dangers we face with our airbags and how we can protect ourselves for the future. Airbags inflate immediately as the vehicle senses at impact from an accident and begin to deflate as soon as the driver or a passenger’s head or body makes contact with them. This design allows airbags to use the energy from a car accident to protect […]

  • UCAIR: Clear the air challenge

    Have you signed up to compete in this year`s Clear The Air Challenge? It isn’t too late. The month-long challenge, which starts Feb. 1, is about helping to make a big difference in improving Utah`s air by The Clear the Air Challenge is a competition to improve air quality in Utah by driving less and driving smarter. To eliminate trips we can all: Carpool more and re-connect with friends and co-workers Take public transit one day week rather than driving […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: How to prevent the impacts of bad air days

    SALT LAKE CITY – For people with underlying health conditions like asthma, lung disease, heart disease, and stroke, the bad air quality in Utah can worsen these issues. Even those who don’t suffer from these conditions should limit their exposure when air quality is poor. Air pollution can actually cause childhood asthma, and in combination with common viral infections may lead to hospitalizations in children. Pregnant moms should take caution as well, as exposure to air pollution has been associated […]

  • Nominate a deserving person or family for a visit from the FOX 13 Dream Team!

    Mobile users, tap here to send in a nomination. What would make a difference in the life of someone you know? Tell us their story as it would be told on TV.

  • Wellness Wednesday: Tummy troubles? You may want to try the low FODMAP Diet

    SALT LAKE CITY – Do you or a loved one live with constant stomach pain? If you feel like you’ve tried everything, you may want to consider a low FODMAP diet. FODMAP has become a diet buzzword recently, and most people aren’t quite sure what it is.  Dietitians caution that the low FODMAP diet isn’t for everyone, but if done correctly it can potentially help with digestive problems. The low FODMAP diet should be started only with supervision from a […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Should you take Omega-3 supplements?

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Should you take omega-3 pills? Or try to have two to servings of omega-3 rich fish a week, as the American Heart Association recommends? It may seem a bit murky if you follow headlines about nutrition and health. That’s why researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute continue to research the potential benefits and risks of this popular supplement, especially when it comes to prostate cancer risk and heart health. The Intermountain Heart Institute research […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: How pets are helping patients heal

    MURRAY, Utah – Spending time in the hospital can be tough on a patient’s spirit. That is why Intermountain Healthcare is using the power of pups to cheer up patients and improve the healing process. When the dogs make their rounds through the hospital corridor, it’s hard not to perk up. “They smile, they like to see a dog. It just changes their whole attitude, their whole demeanor, everything,” said  18-year volunteer Susan Daynes. Daynes began volunteering as a way […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: The healing power of music

    MURRAY, Utah – There may be, “No Place Like Home,” but sometimes we may find a family member or loved one making the hospital home, at least temporarily. That is why Intermountain Medical Center has found ways to bring a feeling of home to our patients as well as those visiting – through the power of music. Earlier this year the hospital added a baby grand piano to the lobby, thanks to kind donations from volunteers. It’s also the volunteers […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Tips for coping with holiday stress

    SALT LAKE CITY – The holidays bring a lot of memories – family, parties, food, the gifts, and most likely some stress. While the hustle and bustle are a normal part of the holiday time routine – you still need to be cautious with keeping holiday stress in check, according to Dr. Travis Mickelson, associate medical director of mental health integration for Intermountain Healthcare. The holidays engage our senses – with the lights, warmth, good smells and music for example […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Feeling extra fatigued and depressed? You may need to get your thyroid checked

    SALT LAKE CITY – Did you know that hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid is as common in women as breast cancer? Many don’t realize they have the condition because the symptoms of hypothyroidism can be subtle or attributed to aging. But left untreated, hypothyroidism can be serious and lead to other health problems. Kelsey DeSalvo, MD an endocrinologist at Intermountain Salt Lake Clinic explains that, “The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the lower front of the neck. It’s job is […]

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