Entries by Liberty Best

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Does someone in your family have type 2 diabetes? In the Uintah Basin, 11.1% of our community has diabetes. Many more are at high risk of developing diabetes, a diagnosis of prediabetes. Our families are affected, from our roots to our branches. https://ibis.health.utah.gov/ibisph-view/indicator/view/DiabPrev.LHD.html   Type 2 diabetes has a strong link to family history and lineage, […]

Reporting Smoking Vehicles

We are now at that time of year that air quality worsens. We have already seen some high ozone days. Many of us believe that our vehicles do not need to meet an emissions standard. Mostly because we don’t have to get our vehicles emissions tested.  It is illegal to alter the emissions on our […]

Everything in Moderation

Many of those resolutions include resolutions for improved health. Why? Holiday weight gain is a well-studied phenomenon, and researchers have found that people gain about a pound from November to January. That might not sound like much, and it certainly is less than people think they gain (about 5 pounds). But that extra pound lingers. In the same study, […]

Breathe safe and healthy

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide. • CO alarms should be installed in a central location […]