Before the Change

Every woman travels a unique road to menopause. This journey often leaves women uncertain of the physical and emotional changes that occur, why these changes take place, what they can do about them, and where to get questions answered. Through the three stages of menopause, fluctuating hormones can...

September 18th, 2016

Melissa R Kjos, MD

In Remembrance and the Effects of Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often the result of being exposed to a psychologically distressing event, one that typically extends beyond that of normal everyday experiences. It may be the tragic loss of someone; domestic violence or childhood abuse; a medical event or hospitalization; assault o...

September 11th, 2016

Kathleen A Erwin, MD

The Sport of Staying Injury Free

Fall sports season is an exciting time for participants and spectators. It too is a busy time for sports injury physicians and trainers. While all sports come with a risk for injury, the more contact in a sport (like football, soccer and basketball), the greater the risk of a traumatic injury. As ma...

September 4th, 2016

Benjamin J Allen, MD


Sepsis kills more than 258,000 American each year and leaves thousands of survivors often with life altering changes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 1 million cases of sepsis each year, and it is the ninth leading cause of disease-related deaths. Sepsis is...

August 28th, 2016

David L Francis, MD

Health Benefits of Regular Exercise

Thirty minutes of moderate physical activity each day yields long and short term health rewards. When you lead an active lifestyle, the benefits extend far beyond weight management. Regular physical activity promotes strong muscles and bones, decreases blood pressure, helps improve brain function, r...

August 21st, 2016

Matthew D Andres, DO

Caring for out tiniest patients

One of the most exciting family events is the birth of a newborn. A lot of preparation takes place in the months leading up to the big day. In the vast majority of cases, mothers deliver at term and mom and baby are home in one to three days. However, despite meticulous planning, unexpected issues m...

August 7th, 2016

Elizabeth C O’Donnell, MD

Community Wellness Program

By: Shaun Menchaca Published 08/07/16 Everyone is invited to help launch a new community wellness program. Our kick-off for this fun, free and family friendly wellness program is August 11, 2016 beginning at 5:30pm and continuing until 8pm. The event will be held at the Portneuf Wellness Complex...

August 7th, 2016

Mary Keating

Are your feet ready to step into summer?

In the spring, many people turn to flip-flops for their everyday footwear. While thin, flat, rubber shoes are inexpensive and convenient; they can be painfully bad for your feet and legs. When the weather gets warmer, we commonly see an increase in tendinitis, stress fractures, and other injuries...

July 17th, 2016

Brandon D Wilde, DPM

Cutting Edge Urology

The worst pain of your life is a fair assessment of how many people would describe passing a kidney stone. In fact, some say it is more painful than giving birth. Kidney stones often come on abruptly, without warning, and bring with them excruciating pain. It has been estimated that 15 percent of Am...

July 10th, 2016

Peter J Jones, MD

Celebrating America 4th of July

Floats, marching bands, clowns, fire trucks, sirens, horses, bicycles, costumes, entertainment, scouts, community spirit, veterans and plenty of flags will come together during the Fourth of July community parade. This year the parade will fill the streets with additional entries, new floats and an...

July 3rd, 2016

Todd Blackinton