Nov 16 2010

EYE-YI-YI! 3-D brings more pain than pleasure to many

Ouch Brain!

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, November 16, 2010

Entertainment has entered the third dimension, and not everyone is feeling great about it.

Headaches, dry eyes, and motion sickness are the most common complaints from those who become uncomfortable while watching 3-D movies and television.

Nov 11 2010

Give me five: C’mon, Superwoman, take a break

Don't be super!

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, Hers, November 11, 2010

For the woman of the house, the holidays may not actually be the most wonderful time of the year. Superwoman may try to take over your body and life. This year, let your mild-mannered side delegate some of the work.

Oct 11 2010

Heroes vs. villains: Our bodies need antioxidants to fight free radicals

Heroes vs. villains

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, October 11, 2010

There’s a battle going on in your cells.

If you lose, you could end up with diabetes, heart disease or cancer — but local experts say you have a powerful ally if you are eating enough fruits and vegetables.

Aug 10 2010

Are you prepared for another pregnancy?

Are you ready to have another baby?

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, Hers, August 10, 2010

According to the Utah Department of Health, experts recommend waiting at least 18 to 24 months before becoming pregnant again.

That’s because your body needs to renew itself so it can provide the proper nourishment for another pregnancy.

Jul 26 2010

What’s your mooood?

Chocolate milk V. Gatorade

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, July 26, 2010

Researchers have been releasing information the last six years that explores whether chocolate milk is better than a sports drink at the end of a workout.

Jul 13 2010

Oh, those pesky plateaus

jumping off

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, Hers, July 13, 2010

“The reason you plateau with diets is that your body becomes smaller and burns fewer calories. Your metabolism goes down a bit. You don’t have as much mass to burn,”

May 31 2010

Road trip: Ideas for the road


Illustration for Standard-Examiner, May 31, 2010

“Are we there yet?” may never turn into “We’re there already?” — but locals say that, with a little planning, the family road trip can be a rewarding experience.

Apr 26 2010

Food storage

Long-term storage

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, April 26, 2010

There’s no time like the present to store food for the future.

Mar 22 2010

Insufficient D

Insufficient D

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, March 22, 2010

For years, we’ve dutifully obeyed doctors’ orders to stay out of the sun. We’ve lived almost like vampires, venturing outdoors only in the early morning or evening hours to avoid dangerous rays. When sunlight couldn’t be avoided, we’ve slathered our skin with sunscreen — the higher the sun protection factor, the better.

Doctors say efforts to reduce our risk of skin cancer are well worth it.

However, there is a not-so-little problem. The human body needs vitamin D, which it produces when skin is exposed to sunlight.

Mar 8 2010

Hey, sleepyhead, get some shuteye

Hey, sleepyhead, get some shuteye

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, Monday, March 8, 2010

According to a large new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, only 8 percent of high school students get enough sleep on an average school night, which leads to depression, headaches, poor school performance and daytime drowsiness.