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Why are the Holidays So Hazardous to Our Health?

Why are the Holidays So Hazardous to Our Health?

Physician Shares Tips for Giving Your Body What It Needs to Fight Illness It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health. “There’s a spike in heart attacks and other cardiac issues,” says Dr. John Young, a physician specializing in the treatment […]


The Holiday Blues

The Holiday Blues

While holidays represent wonderful times, they can also be a time of high stress and exhaustion. Too many activities, not enough time, financial demands, and family pressures can overload anyone’s circuits. For many, Christmas is not a time of joy and cheer, but of depression, loneliness, anxiety, and self-doubt. These days of personal crisis, unemployment, […]


Hepatitis C Reaches Historic Highs Among Burgeoning Baby Boomer Generation

Hepatitis C Reaches Historic Highs Among Burgeoning Baby Boomer Generation

More Than 75% of Infected are Baby Boomers; Spending on HCV Treatment Predicted to Surge More Than 200% by 2015 Reasoning’s, resolutions and frightening factoids about the escalating incidence of Hepatitis C, including populations most at risk; what is perpetuating the epidemic; devastating personal health and socioeconomic impacts; the ease, importance and availability of testing; […]


Physician Advises: Skip the Grains But Not the Treats This Holiday Season

Physician Advises: Skip the Grains But Not the Treats This Holiday Season

Cardiologist, Best-Selling Author Shares 2 Grain-Free Recipes At a time when we most want to look and feel our best, we seem to do everything possible to ensure we don’t, says cardiologist Dr. William Davis. “The weather starts to change and we reach for the pumpkin-spice cookies, cider doughnuts and beer, which launches us into […]


What Makes Depression So Deadly?

What Makes Depression So Deadly?

Eight Reasons Why It’s So Hard to Climb Out of the Darkness When Graeme Cowan attempted suicide for the fourth time, he had tried a wide variety of treatments, including 23 different medications. None had worked.  Here, the depression survivor turned author explains what it is that  makes depression so debilitating—and often, so deadly. “My […]


Think you’re too busy to be healthy?

Think you're too busy to be healthy?

Dr. Peter Edelstein, M.D., says, “”No matter where you live, how much money you make, or how busy your day is, there are simple things everyone can do each day to boost their immune systems.”” So, if you could do just five things every day to keep yourself healthy, what should they be? What Are […]


How to Cope with Depression from Disease

How to Cope with Depression from Disease

Illness Often Comes with Deeply Felt Stress; Fibromyalgia Sufferer Offers Tips for Emotional Wellness Sometimes, not knowing the truth about something of immediate importance can create some of the most intense stress, says former chronic pain sufferer Janet Komanchuk. “The families of victims who’ve been missing for years or decades—identifying the body of their loved […]


Free Carotid Artery Screenings

Free Carotid Artery Screenings

Free Carotid Artery Screenings Now at Pioneer Valley Hospital, Jordan Valley Medical Center, and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center In support of coronary artery health and National Stroke Awareness Month, Pioneer Valley Hospital, Jordan Valley Medical Center, and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center are offering free carotid artery screenings in May. The screenings capture an […]


IASIS HEALTHCARE UTAH SPONSORS 2014 SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE

IASIS HEALTHCARE UTAH SPONSORS 2014 SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE

IASIS medical staff will be onsite throughout race day to answer questions about women’s healthcare and provide medical assistance to participants IASIS Healthcare Utah, which includes Davis Hospital and Medical Center, Jordan Valley Medical Center, Pioneer Valley Hospital, and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, is a sponsor of the 18th annual Susan G. Komen Race for […]


Physician Shares Tips for Surviving the ‘Easy Life’

Physician Shares Tips for Surviving  the ‘Easy Life’

Study Shows Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Trigger Improvements at the Cellular Level Dr. James L. Hardeman has seen firsthand the consequences of unhealthy habits during his 30 years as a practicing physician, and he says they’re just not worth it. “There are very clear, biological reasons why we are compelled to eat sugary, fatty foods; […]


When Getting Your Flu Shot, Don’t Forget Shingles

When Getting Your Flu Shot, Don’t Forget Shingles

Thought you were through with chicken pox? Maybe not. According to medicinenet.com, over 1,000,000 Americans get shingles every year, most of them over 60. Shingles is a skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox and lies dormant in your body. Shingles can be brought on by stress or immune deficiencies. We’ve all […]


Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Social Engagement Program

Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Social Engagement Program

The Alzheimer’s Association® is launching a new resource across the country to help people living in the early-stage of Alzheimer’s remain mentally and socially active post diagnosis. After a pilot funded by MetLife foundation in select markets nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Social Engagement Program is now being offered in Salt Lake County. Traditionally, people have been diagnosed later in […]


3 Things Every Patient Should Know When Dealing with the Health-Care System

3 Things Every Patient Should Know When  Dealing with the Health-Care System

Experienced Caregiver Warns Those New to Insurance Coverage: Speak Up With 11,000 people becoming eligible for Medicare every day and an estimated 25 million Americans expected to gain health insurance through Obamacare on Jan. 1, access to doctors and hospitals will skyrocket. And while that’s a positive, patient advocate Ruth Fenner Barash warns that the U.S. health […]


Cups for a Cause

Cups for a Cause

SECOND ANNUAL ‘CUPS FOR A CAUSE’ 5K RUN KICKS OFF OCTOBER 5 SUPPORTING  BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WHAT: The Breast Care Center at Jordan Valley Medical Center is hosting the ‘Cups for a Cause’ 5K run/walk in support of breast cancer awareness. The 5K is geared toward encouraging women to take proactive steps toward early detection […]


5 Grocery Staples for Youth & Vitality

5 Grocery Staples for Youth & Vitality

Next Time You Stop at the Store, Pick Up These Tasty, Nutrition-packed Foods, Physician Advises It’s the question we ask ourselves almost every day: What’s for dinner? Entwined in this daily dialogue is wondering whether we’ll need to dash into the grocery store on the way home from work. The next time we make one of […]


MS Run the US Puts Out Call to Endurance Athletes to Be Part of First-of-Its Kind Fundraiser

MS Run the US Puts Out Call to Endurance Athletes to Be Part of First-of-Its Kind Fundraiser

Only 10 Coveted Spots Available in Distance-Running Relay Adventure to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis Brookfield, Wis. – January 2013 – The estimated 70,000 individuals who are distance runners or athletes involved with the MS cause, are invited to take part in an upcoming adventure relay race. The MS Run the US 2013 Relay, which is slated […]


Tinnitus—Ease the Suffering

Tinnitus—Ease the Suffering

An estimated 50 million Americans are affected with tinnitus. Are you one of them? What you need to know if you suffer from a highly annoying ringing or buzzing in your ears. If you have ever experienced a ringing, buzzing or even roaring in your ears, even when there is nothing around you actually creating […]


Hurricane Sandy hinders blood and platelet donations

Hurricane Sandy hinders blood and platelet donations

Red Cross urges blood donations in unaffected areas  Salt Lake City, UT, Oct. 29, 2012 — Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of more than 100 American Red Cross blood drives in 11 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of more than 3,000 blood and platelet donations already. All eligible donors in unaffected […]


‘Hercules’ Star, Stroke Survivor Kevin Sorbo Urges Stroke Awareness

'Hercules' Star, Stroke Survivor Kevin Sorbo Urges Stroke Awareness

His Message on World Stroke Day, Oct. 29: Stroke is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable DALLAS, Oct. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kevin Sorbo, star of the television series “Hercules,” was only 38 when he suffered three strokes. That was how he learned anyone can have a stroke. On World Stroke Day, Oct. 29, he’s joining […]


Low Calorie Cranberry Juice Lowers Blood Pressure in Healthy Adults

Low Calorie Cranberry Juice Lowers Blood Pressure in Healthy Adults

American Heart Association News Tip – Abstract 299 WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Regularly drinking low-calorie cranberry juice may help get your blood pressure under control, according to new findings presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions. In a study that measured the effects of drinking low-calorie cranberry juice, participants drank […]


Pets Prove Positive Health Benefits for Boomers

Pets Prove Positive Health Benefits for Boomers

Adopt-a-Pet.com is North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption web service, is striving to spread the word about the health benefits of pet ownership. Dogs may be man’s best friend, but did you know that pets can also be a baby boomer’s best medicine? Check out some of these amazing facts that prove how pet ownership can boost […]


Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Help Reduce High Blood Pressure

Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Help Reduce High Blood Pressure

Study Highlights: Non-alcoholic red wine was more effective at lowering blood pressure than traditional red wine or gin. Red wine’s polyphenols uninhibited by alcohol seem to be the blood pressure reducing element. DALLAS, Sept. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Men with high risk for heart disease had lower blood pressure after drinking non-alcoholic red wine […]


Blood Type May Influence Heart Disease Risk



Blood Type May Influence Heart Disease Risk



Study Highlights: — Having blood type A, B, or AB was associated with a higher risk for
coronary heart disease when compared to those who had blood type O. — Genetics determine blood type, but a healthy lifestyle may help protect
those with types A, B or AB. — The findings were based on two large studies […]


IBM Study Identifies New Generation of Connected Health Devices

IBM Study Identifies New Generation of Connected Health Devices

Smaller than a cellphone, futuristic systems will serve as digital coaches and guardians ARMONK, New York, May 9, 2011 – Consumers have a growing appetite for health and wellness devices and this represents a burgeoning market opportunity for device manufacturers that has barely been tapped, according to a study from IBM. The company also unveiled […]