Archive for HEALTH

  • September 7, 2018

    Volunteer and Improve Your Health!

    By Dr. David Roos, Dean of Students, RVUCOM-SU We all have a “bucket list” or a list of big ideas we want to pursue in life. My list included running the St. George Marathon. I’ll never forget my sense of accomplishment as I finally crossed the finish line after being...

  • September 6, 2018

    5 Ways to Improve Your Cholesterol Ratio

    By Hurricane Family Pharmacy   When most people hear the word cholesterol, they think of negative things like heart disease or giving up good foods like eggs and meat. However, cholesterol is a good thing. In fact, we cannot live without it! Like most everything in life though, too much...

  • September 6, 2018

    Laser Therapy: A Conservative and Effective Approach to Shoulder Pain

    By Dr. Ward Wagner   You don’t realize how much you raise your arms throughout the course of your day until it hurts to do so. Oftentimes. what begins as a “catch” or soreness in the shoulder progresses into severe pain and dysfunction. Getting dressed or groomed in the morning...

  • September 6, 2018

    Desert Pain and Spine Welcomes Dr. Rachel Allen

    Hi! My name is Rachel Allen. I recently moved here from Salt Lake City to help serve the southern Utah community in the treatment of chronic pain and back pain. Let me start from the beginning. I am a native Utahn, born in Salt Lake City. I fondly remember growing...

  • September 6, 2018

    Goldilocks and Exercise

    By Darrin Marchant   It’s probably wise to be moderate in all things. We should be like Goldilocks. She avoided the extremes one way or the other in order to find that sweet spot where things were just right. What about things that seem good for us. Can we have...

  • September 6, 2018

    Hip Replacement Surgery: Then and Now

    By Michael Anderson, M. D., Revere Health, Coral Desert Orthopedics If you have been experiencing the pain of arthritis in one or both hips, be glad that you live now and not 30 years ago. Much has changed in virtually all aspects of hip replacement surgery. In this short article. I’m...

  • 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,...

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