Beauty Tip: Biting your nails has serious health effects

Nail biters have more at risk than having short, stubby and unattractive nails.

TMH Living Well: When to take your child to TMH’s walk-in clinic

It’s 5:30 p.m. on a Tuesday and you just picked up your toddler from day care. She’s fussing and tugging at her ear and she feels hot. What do you do? You have two options — either call her primary care physician’s after-hours line, or take her to the walk-in clinic at The Memorial Hospital’s Walk-in Clinic.

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Winter can bring joint pain

Dr. Kevin Borchard stressed the importance of physical activity in maintaining joint strength. He mentioned swimming, cycling, skiing and walking as helpful exercises — and he said running can also be beneficial.

Health Briefs: Grief support groups held in Hayden, Craig

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

Superfood Tip: Beans are economical, full of fiber

Beans are a tasty, nutritious and economically efficient way to meet nutrition needs year-round.

Beauty Tip: Does Aztec clay really help your skin?

Aztec Healing Clay has become a huge beauty product for deep pore face cleansing. According to an Allure magazine article, it does help users deep clean their face. The product’s ingredient is bentonite clay, “which you mix with either water or apple-cider vinegar to make a paste,” the article states.

Fitness Tip: How long until I see results from my workouts?

A week of a good workout, whether it is muscle strengthening or cardiovascular, will have effects on your body.

Healthy eating: Curried carrot soup

Curried carrot soup

TMH Living Well: Why prenatal tests are important

While considering the possibility that something could be wrong with you or your developing baby during pregnancy is not pleasant, it’s good to know. Prenatal tests not only check for genetic defects but also find conditions, like anemia, that once treated help you have a healthy pregnancy.

Thinking About Health: Future of Social Security tied to affordability

When the presidential race begins to focus seriously on issues, you’re likely to hear a lot about Social Security and to some extent Medicare. The nub of debate will center on two questions: Should we cut Social Security or expand it? Should Medicare beneficiaries assume more of the cost of their healthcare and reduce the government’s obligation over time? The questions are connected.

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Local experts advocate well-rounded approach to health

Even people who aren’t diagnosed with a condition such as Seasonal Affective Disorder can feel down in the midst of coldness, darkness and restricted mobility. “That’s when your diet and nutrition and regular exercise are extra important,” said Physical Therapist Danika Friedley. “Those factors are the most natural ways to get endorphins and (improve) the healthy function of your body.”

Superfood Tip: Eating hot peppers for health

People often spice up their foods and favorite dishes with hot peppers, but did you know that such foods offer a health boost too?

Beauty Tip: Combating puffy eyes and dark circles

Have you ever woken up, looked in the mirror and wondered how on earth your eyes got so puffy? And what about those dark circles that often appear under your eyes — how do you get rid of them?

Fitness Tip: Jumping jacks burn calories

Many excuses exist for not working out, and a common reason is it's too expensive to pay for a gym membership. Yet, there are tons of exercises people can do that don't cost a dime, such as jumping jacks.

Healthy eating: Vegetable chicken lasagna

Vegetable chicken lasagna, a healthier option to traditional lasagna, takes a bit of effort but feeds a crowd and freezes well.