Health

  • July 11, 2018

    Safe Ways to Stay Fit in the St. George Heat!

    By Terra Oliphant With the dry, scorching temperatures of St George, you can easily talk yourself out of tackling another workout. Exercising outside during the summer months can be unappealing, not to mention dangerous. Instead of using the heat as an excuse to skip your workout, maybe it’s time to...

  • July 11, 2018

    Transparency in Medicine: Know the Costs

    By J.R. Martin, Alive & Well Mobile Medicine The other day, a friend of mine—a middle-aged, working, middle-class American—smiled as he told me about an experience he had while purchasing his prescription. He told me that, for years, he had paid his customary $15 co-pay when picking up this prescription....

  • July 11, 2018

    Acne Vulgaris: Should I be treated?

    By Dr. Benjamin Carter In my practice I often see adolescent patients with acne. Most patients have mild to moderate acne and have little to no risk of scarring. Rarely, I will see scarring, even with mild to moderate acne. Frequently I will have a patient come in for acne...

  • July 11, 2018

    Wisdom Teeth

    By Dr. Jamison Metcalf What are they? Why Do We Have Them? Should they be removed? When is the best time to remove them? Have you ever wondered why we have a set of teeth often nicknamed wisdom teeth and why many people have them removed? Third molars, also known as wisdom teeth,...

  • July 11, 2018

    Stem Cells, Allograft Tissue and Platelet-Rich Plasma

    By Bryt Christensen, MD – Board Certified Physical Medicine and Interventional Pain Physician Most pain conditions involve injury, overuse, or typical wear and tear on the musculoskeletal system (i.e. the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and spine). Stem cell, tissue allograft, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies are all being used more frequently...

  • July 11, 2018

    Functional Fat Burning

    By Justin Lane, LAc, Functional Medicine Practitioner, East West Health We have all heard that watching caloric intake, exercising, and eating low-fat foods will help us get fit and healthy. Still, many Americans are fatter, sicker and more depressed than ever. If you have tried to get to your ideal...

  • July 11, 2018

    Hydration and the Human Body

    By Brad Stapley, PharmD Let’s play a game… 1. How much water do you drink daily? 2. How many days can you go without water? 3. What is the percentage of hydration that your cells need to function? 4. Does water help your body eliminate toxins? 5. What counts as...

  • July 10, 2018

    Getting to know Rocky Vista University

    By SGHW Staff An Interview with Dean David Park, DO Recently, we had the chance to get to know Dean David Park, DO and learn about Rocky Vista University’s Southern Utah campus. The Ivins, UT location is the second medical school and first osteopathic school in Utah. It is not...

  • July 10, 2018

    Shingles Pain: Promising Treatment for Postherpetic Neuralgia

    By Terrin Parker Before the development and use of the varicella vaccine, many of us remember being exposed to chicken pox as a child, sometimes intentionally, so as to contract the virus which, after running its course, provides immunity to further infection… in most folks. For some, the virus (which...

  • July 10, 2018

    It’s Time to do Something About This Painful Shoulder

    By Dr. Todd Parry Getting our hand where it needs to be, to reach, grab, hug and swing a club initiates at the shoulder. But, when it wears out, it doesn’t just keep you from throwing baseballs, it hurts. It will start to hurt to take off a shirt, hold...

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