6 Health Myths That Just Won't Die

6 Health Myths That Just Won’t Die

  Everyone knows someone who buys into urban legends with the enthusiasm of a conspiracy theorist. Or maybe it’s something you read on the internet that stuck, despite your best ...

When to Call 911 Instead of Driving to the Emergency Room

Your loved one is walking up the stairs to your home when suddenly—OUCH!—she misses a step. Her ankle swells to three times its normal size. So what do you do—call ...

Mammogram at St. Mark's Hospital

Breast Caner Screening

Breast cancer screenings are tests used to look for cancer before a person has any symptoms. In many cases, cancer has already begun to spread when symptoms appear. Screenings allow ...

Getting more exercise from daily activity

Getting More Exercise Out of Daily Activities

Most people thing it is difficult to find time to exercise, but ...

Is Your Heart Working Too Hard?

Utahns take pride in living a healthy lifestyle. Compared to other states, ...

Healthy Eating Made Simple

For lunch one day my coworkers and I decided to hit a ...

Healthy Conversations

Embarrassing pregnancy symptoms you wish someone would have told you about

Embarrassing Pregnancy Symptoms You Wish You’d Been Warned About

You may think you know everything when it comes to bodily changes during pregnancy. After all, you’ve read the usual pregnancy books, discussed what to expect during pregnancy with your doctor ad nauseum and talked to all of your friends and family members about their experiences. Nothing will come as a surprise now—right? Wrong. Here [...]

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Pregnancy Childbirth Questions

Pregnancy, Childbirth and Your Questions

Pregnancy and questions go hand in hand, like peanut butter and jelly. Or peanut butter and chocolate. (Wow, lots of things go with peanut butter.) We’ve thought about some of the most frequent questions we get in our clinic and taken a moment to answer them here. What are my safe exercise options during pregnancy? [...]

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If your back pain lasts 3 days or more, call your doctor

The Emotional Ups & Downs of Back Pain: How to Help Your Partner Cope

When your husband or wife is experiencing chronic back pain, you don’t know what your spouse’s activity limitations will be on any given day.You may have to cancel a date night that was planned 2 weeks ago if your spouse couldn’t even walk as far as the mailbox that morning. This may be a bummer [...]

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Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?

  There has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the last 20 years. More than one third of Americans are now considered to be obese. Obesity is the second cause of preventable death and contributes to breast cancer, coronary heart disease, Type II diabetes, sleep apnea, gallbladder problems, osteoarthritis, colon cancer, hypertension and stroke. [...]

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About 9.7 million adult children, 50 year old and older, care for their elderly parents.

Caregiver Stress: Dealing With Criticism While Caring For Aging Parents

No matter what you do, your ailing parents complain. Tonight’s dinner was bland. You missed a spot when you cleaned mom’s room. And your ears are still ringing from their non-stop complaints about how you’re raising your children. Your once close relationship with your mom or dad has been diminished to a bunch of tasks [...]

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