Experience the Thrill of Downhill Mountain Biking at Deer Valley

 Article Mimi Darley Dutton  Deer Valley offers nearly 70 miles of mountain biking trails designated easy, moderate, difficult and expert only, some with freestyle features such as ramps and bridges. Three chairlifts can be used, and they offer full-suspension bikes for rent that are tuned and ready to go. Helmets are required at Deer Valley and are also available to…

Utah Facial Plastics

A common threat of living in mountainous regions is skin cancer. Reconstructing facial changes following removal of skin cancers can be challenging, but it's a service that Utah Facial Plastics physicians specialize in and greatly enjoy helping patients get back to feeling confident and whole again.


We don’t grow when things are easy. We grow when we have to overcome challenges. This alone is reason enough to exercise. Forget about the crop tops and short shorts. Most of us have moved past the “bikini as my goal” motivation, thank goodness. By all means, rock it if you got it, but also, show off that incredible resting heart…

Holiday S.O.S.

We all know there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ holiday season, but too often that’s where we put our focus and energy. And why shouldn’t we? That’s the message that resonates in the commercials, TV shows, and movies that influence us from October through December. Below are three fairly simple tips to not only survive, but thrive, this month. Happy Holidays!

5 Back-to-School Health Tips for Moms

It’s time for our kids to head back to school, which can be harder for some kids than others—and hard for many parents. In order for everyone to adjust to the first month or two of school, it's a good idea to consider some ways to make the back-to-school transition smooth, and to set your kids (and you) up for…

A Day at the Spa

I am in the throes of back to school chaos and have a migraine by the time my kids and I have crossed the last item off our back to school shopping list. It’s probably due to the brain energy required to figure out the complicated problem of how to split glue stick packs up in the fairest way for…

Find Your Orangetheory

I was diagnosed 13 years ago this month with Type 1 Diabetes. When I was diagnosed I went through a deep depression and basically gave up on life, even though I had also just found out I was pregnant with my second baby. Over the years I was in deep denial about the disease and didn't take try good care…

Smiles Beyond the Rest

When Dr. Michael Cook was in dental school, he purchased a very important website domain name: OrthoFamily.com. He’d observed many orthodontic practices turning into investor-owned corporate offices, losing their ability to extend a personal touch. Although Dr. Cook was only partway through his advanced education, he dreamed of someday providing ultra-personalized orthodontic care—he’d treat his patients like family.

A one-stop shop for beauty and health

As a lifelong oil painter, Kelly Lance paints portraits that capture her subject’s natural beauty. So it was no surprise that she brought that artistic perspective to her work as well. Lance is the owner of La Belle Vie Medical Care and Aesthetics practice in Draper that offers a unique, personalized approach to beauty and healthcare. “My philosophy is that…

Holiday Health

MaryLynn Thomas has been a group fitness instructor for 10 years both here in Utah and in New York City. Her certifications include TRX, Kickboxing, PiYo, Power Spin, and others. She loves spending time with her three children and husband and loves to do anything outdoors. She currently teaches at Treehouse Athletic Club in Draper.

Sun Safety for Summer—and Beyond

You’re soaking up the last drops of summer while writing your back-to-school shopping list. In a matter of weeks, you’ll store away the swimsuits and bring out the backpacks. But don’t put away your sunscreen just yet.

Safe, Strong, Balanced

The springtime weather has us ready to enjoy outdoor recreation activities. Many look forward to walking, hiking, horseback riding and biking on the bountiful trails Draper has to offer.  However you choose to enjoy the trails, consider doing a little preparation before you head out.