Health

  • July 3, 2015

    A Healthy Dose of Back-to-School Anxiety

    By Brent Black, MS, AMFT As a family therapist I often meet with parents who want to know if their child has anxiety and my quick response is, “I hope so!” Today the mere mention of the word anxiety tends to induce stomach knots, racing hearts, and cold sweats. However,...

  • July 3, 2015

    Heart Disease Prevention

    By Dr. Jamison Jones Cardiology has made incredible advances in treating vascular disease over the past few decades. Many lives are saved or improved on a daily basis here in Southern Utah because of these advances. Yet many of us do not take the time to consider how to prevent...

  • July 3, 2015

    What’s New in Women’s Health?

    Dr. Greg Taylor Millions of women suffer from vaginal dryness, itching, burning, or painful intercourse. These are common symptoms that occur when estrogen levels decline after menopause. In 2014, this problem was given a fancy new name: genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).1 To match this fancy name, there is now...

  • July 2, 2015

    Glaucoma: What are you not seeing?

    By Dr. Eric Drake Helping people see with glasses and, in some cases, helping people preserve their vision is one of the most rewarding things about being an eye care provider. We often see people who are over 50 years old who haven’t had an eye exam for many years....

  • July 2, 2015

    Still Living with Back Pain? Time to Decompress!

    By Dr. Ward Wagner Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary new technology used primarily to treat disc injuries in the neck and in the low back. This treatment option is very safe and utilizes FDA cleared equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner....

  • July 2, 2015

    The Movement of Gracie Jiu Jitsu: How one studio is...

    By Alesha Sevy Kelley Fascinated and a little apprehensive, I watched the struggle. One woman and one man on the ground; eight intertwined limbs and soon, a choke hold. I felt my own breath catch in suspense before exhaling a huge sigh when Jake tapped out and was released. Jake...

  • July 1, 2015

    Hormones, Health & Happiness

    By Dr. Gayle Carter As summer months arrive, the warm days and vacation getaways bring with them a joyful excitement as we carry out our summer plans. However, all too often our energy levels don’t match our enthusiasm, and we are left feeling worn out and listless. Have you ever considered...

  • July 1, 2015

    Hearing Loss

    By Pam Montgomery-Earl, R.N. , Au.D. Hearing is a complex process involving integration of multiple parts of a system, working in harmony to take sound waves and process them into something meaningful by the brain. If any of these components aren’t working properly, the result could be hearing loss. For...

  • July 1, 2015

    Stoves and Smiles: Humanitarian Efforts in Guatemala

    By Dr. Phillip Hall, DDS Often people think of Guatemala as a land of volcanoes and ancient ruins. While this is true, there are other things to consider, like the quality of life of the people living there. Though some of the native Mayans speak Spanish, the majority speak K’iche’....

  • July 1, 2015

    Treating Vertebral Compression Fractures

    By Dr. Rick Obray A vertebral compression fracture is a condition in which the vertebral body in the spine collapses, leading to severe pain and deformity. Often times the pain is so severe that patients will have a difficult time standing, walking or even rolling over in bed. There are...

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