Archive for HEALTH

  • May 12, 2018

    SUMMER STRONG: 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...

  • May 12, 2018

    Medications and Sun Sensitivities

    By Brad Stapley, PharmD Living in the desert we are faced with sun exposure every day and often times, extended exposure. There are dozens of medications and over-the-counter drugs that can cause sun sensitivity even in the shortest of exposure. Two of the most common sun sensitivities are: Photo-allergy; This...

  • May 12, 2018

    Southern Utah’s First Medical School

    RVUCOM- SU: Southern Utah’s First Medical School by: Julie Rosenthal, MS; Executive Director of Enrollment Management & External Relations Driving down E Center Street by 200E, in Ivins, a new two-story, modern 104,000 square foot building comes into view. Sitting at the base of the Big Red Mountain, this building...

  • May 12, 2018

    Hip pain killing you? There’s a better way.

    By Dr. Michael W. Manning, DO – Novatio   If you or somebody you know has been living with hip pain, you understand how difficult or even seemingly impossible it can be trying to do even regular everyday things. It’s hard to imagine being able to enjoy walking, hiking, gardening...

  • May 5, 2018

    Shoulder Injuries and Chiropractic Care

    By Dr. Ward Wagner, DO   Rotary cup? Rotor cuff? Most folks aren’t quite sure what it’s called—or what it does. They only know that when it’s “bad” … life ain’t good.   The rotator cuff is actually a group of muscles in your shoulder, four to be exact, that...

  • May 5, 2018

    Low Back Pain That May Not Be Coming From Your...

    By Spencer Wells Not all “back pain” originates from the lumbar spine. A common pain generator is the joint between the tailbone (sacrum) and the hip bones (iliac bones) on either side of the tailbone. This joint is called the sacroiliac joint and, if thrown off kilter or irritated, is...

  • May 5, 2018

    How to Care for a Sprained Ankle

    By Dr. Aaron O’Brien   Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There is a good chance that you have experienced the feeling of your ankle rolling inward after stepping awkwardly on an uneven surface. Over 25,000 people do this every day. This is one of the more common injuries I...

  • May 5, 2018

    Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

    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, are the last teeth to develop and erupt into our mouths and do so at the very back of our upper...

  • May 5, 2018

    Preston’s Medical Waste Disposal

    Unless you work in the health or medical industries, medical waste probably isn’t something you think about. However, improper medical waste disposal can pose potential risks to everyone. Pathogens and toxic pollutants can indirectly be released and spread into the surrounding environments, possibly leading to the contamination of drinking, surface,...

  • March 12, 2018

    Cutting the Chain: Alternative Affordable Healthcare

    A new alternative to affordable healthcare, in the home By J.R. Martin, PA-C Many things have helped form me into who I am today. One is the Iron Man Triathlon. I am not a great athlete, but I was intrigued by the event. It seems crazy. A 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile...

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