Health

  • November 1, 2015

    Are Your Ears Causing Your Brain to Shrink?

      By Pam Montgomery-Earl   As you age, your body changes – including your brain. It’s normal for your brain to shrink a tiny bit. It’s not normal for your brain to shrink so much that you suffer from dementia. Dementia is more than just forgetting someone’s name. It’s forgetting so...

  • November 1, 2015

    Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

      By Randy Clark, MD   Many patients present to our office in need of knee surgery. They are often surprised to learn that they are candidates for a partial (rather than complete) knee replacement. It has been our experience that many of our patients are not aware of this...

  • November 1, 2015

    How Do You Fill?

    By Allie Blazzard   Have you ever looked in a mirror at the aging person staring back at you and thought, When did I get old? Your shoulders slump a bit, and you wonder why your youthful soul doesn’t reflect in your reflection. The paradox of living in sunny St....

  • October 30, 2015

    Creating a Culture of Wellness

    By Mary Brown, MS, RDN, CDE What does it mean to create a culture of wellness?  Culture is defined as the behaviors and beliefs of a particular social, ethnic, or age group.  Each family has behaviors and beliefs surrounding food at home, at social events, and during the holidays. What...

  • September 1, 2015

    Hooray for Eyes!

    By Jason Hendrix   One of my favorite books is actually a children’s book written by Dr. Seuss.  It is titled “The Eye Book” and tells the story of a boy and a rabbit as they discover their eyes and the wonderful power they possess.   From the sun and the...

  • September 1, 2015

    Brain Training: Aging Does Not Need to Equal Cognitive Decline

    By Kelli Charlton, B.S., MLE, Educator For many years, the medical field believed that the human brain had its greatest growth spurt between birth and three years, with the number of synapses for each neuron in the cerebral cortex increasing from around 2,500 to 15,000 during that incredibly short period...

  • September 1, 2015

    Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

    By J. Jared Speakman, MD One year ago, around this time, I had a patient I will call “Sarah” that walked into my office considering weight loss surgery. Sarah was more than 100 pounds overweight with a BMI of 40, and was suffering from other aliments including sleep apnea, depression,...

  • September 1, 2015

    Shingles: Treating Pain from Acute Herpes Zoster

    By Stacie Oliver Acute herpes zoster, better known as shingles, is a common disease that may be trivialized as merely a self-limiting skin rash.  In reality, shingles represents an extremely painful viral infection of the nervous system which can evolve into a miserable chronic pain condition.  In fact, the pain...

  • September 1, 2015

    Osteoarthritis Doesn’t have to Stop You!

    By Darin Allred, D.O.   Here in Southern Utah, we’re fortunate to live in a community that encourages and supports active lifestyles well into our senior years. Unfortunately, half of all U.S. adults age 65 or older reported an arthritic diagnosis in 2007-2009, according to The Center for Disease Control...

  • September 1, 2015

    Unexpected Muscle Spasm Relief

    By Dr. Ward W. Wagner As we have shown in previous issues, the Calmare MC-5A device is very effective in getting rid of peripheral neuropathy symptoms.  This time, I wanted to give you an example of what types of cases we see at Pain Relief Centers of Utah. Case History:...

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