Archive for HEALTH

  • January 14, 2020

    Project 20/20: See Clearly

    By Nicholas Behunin, MD   What does seeing 20/20 mean? In the eye clinic, 20/20 vision refers to normal vision while standing twenty feet from the eye chart. If someone has 20/100 vision, he or she must stand twenty feet from the chart to see what a person with normal...

  • January 14, 2020

    The Healthcare Crisis

    By JR Martin   According to a recent Gallup poll, medical costs are still among the top worries that we experience as Americans. It seems we fear the costs associated with accidents and disease as much as the problems themselves.  Healthcare costs are a hot topic. Democrats and Republicans alike...

  • January 14, 2020

    Are You Considering a Knee Replacement Surgery?

    By Dr. Gregory J. Hicken If you have severe osteoarthritis in your knee, no doubt you are considering full or partial knee replacement surgery (also known as an arthroplasty) in which your joint is restored by resurfacing the bones and installing an artificial knee implant. Knee Replacement, Then and Now...

  • January 14, 2020

    Ask Stapley Pharmacy: All of your pharmacy questions answered

    Dear Stapley, What is sterile compounding? Dear Seeking Understanding in Washington, Compounding is the combination of two or more traditional medications which are not being tolerated well in the traditional oral manner. Sterile compounding involves creating a pharmaceutical medication in an environment free from viruses, bacteria, or any other potentially infectious microorganisms. This type of compounding is used...

  • January 14, 2020

    Keeping Local Healthcare Affordable

    By Amey Vance   Rising healthcare costs continue to make headlines across the nation. Yet, in southwest Utah at Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center, strategies to keep healthcare affordable—while still delivering the best possible outcomes for patients—are helping keep costs lower.   “We are very fortunate to have Dixie Regional...

  • January 14, 2020

    With Cytokines, You Can Play Pickleball like a Boss Again

    By East West Health Team   Yes, cytokines do sound like something from a Star Trek movie that one would want to avoid: “Spock, look out! There are too many Cytokines. We must abandon ship.” The truth is that cytokines are actually extremely important to our health. Cytokines are small,...

  • January 14, 2020

    Nutritional 20/20 Vision

    By Bentley Murdock Let’s learn from all relational influence of 2019 and create more nutritional intentionality for 2020.   We’re all surrounded by people who love and care for us and who show that love in many different ways—especially around holidays, celebrations, parties, and get-togethers. Our friends and family members...

  • November 12, 2019

    New NAVIO Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery Comes to St. George

    By Michael W. Manning, DO  When it comes to joint replacement surgery, patients want a surgeon who can work with a higher level of accuracy. Advancements in medical technologies are rapidly evolving. Examples of these include assisted surgical devices, minimally invasive procedures for knee and hip replacements, rapid recovery protocols,...

  • November 12, 2019

    The Healing Power of Gratitude

    By Dr. David Roos, Dean of Students, Rocky Vista University, Southern Utah   What do you have in common with every other person reading this article? Other than the ability to read, another thing you have in common with everyone else is your desire to be happy. Very few of us...

  • November 12, 2019

    Skin Cancer, the Ugly Duckling

    By Riverside Medical Arts   A few years ago, I came across an old Disney cartoon entitled The Ugly Duckling. I recognized it as one I had seen as a child. As the story goes, a mother duck has many beautiful ducklings, but one does not look like the others....

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