Health

  • 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...

  • May 13, 2015

    The Truth About Imbalanced Scoliosis

    by Chad Cole, MD Most adults have experienced multiple episodes of lower back pain. For the most part, such events are short-lived and secondary to physical activity that strains the muscles within the lower back. Usually, a few doses of ibuprofen and rest from extreme activities tends to make the experience...

  • May 13, 2015

    Why Do I Have Pain Down My Leg?

    By Dr. Court Empey Everyday I have new patients come to me with symptoms of pain in their hips and legs. Commonly, these patients have been to orthopedic surgeons or other specialists thinking the pain is stemming from their hip or knee when the problem is really coming from the...

  • May 5, 2015

    Where Heart Meets Horse

    by Alexa V. Morgan Few who pass by Kayenta Korrals in Ivins would guess that the rustic locale is home to a herd of mustangs, the wild horse of the American West. Windhorse Relations, a nonprofit organization created by Mary Lee Brighton and Marcia Thayne, offer a variety of M.E.E.T....

  • May 1, 2015

    Healthcare in America – Part III: Towards Integrated, Collaborative Care

    By Jared DuPree, PhD, MBA Note: This is the third article in a six-part series over 2015 addressing healthcare in America. If you didn’t have a chance to read the first two article of this series, Click here to read Healthcare in America (Part I): A New Way of Thinking where I discussed...

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