Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

According to a report produced by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americans of all ages do not       consume adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables each day. The report states that only 1 out of 10 American adults consume the recommended amount of vegetables each day, while only 2% o...

September 14th, 2018

Stephanie Fisher, RDN, LD

Red Hot Mamas & Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease in which the cartilage in the joint wear down over time, is the most common joint disorder in the US. It affects around 10 percent of men and 13 percent of women aged 60 years or better. With this disease, there can be a host of contributing factors inclu...

September 4th, 2018

Portneuf Health Partners

Why Choose Micro-invasive Carpal Tunnel Surgery Instead of Traditional

For over 20 years, Julie Malloy dealt with carpal tunnel pain so severe that it would keep her awake 2-3 hours each night. She was no longer able to ride her bike for lengthy periods of time or enjoy the simple tasks of gardening. Daily living was a struggle and her quality and enjoyment of life wa...

August 29th, 2018

Portneuf Health Partners

Caring for High School Athletes

The fall season, rich with fall sports, is an exciting time for everyone, including players, spectators, and coaches. While fandom reign, this season also comes with overuse injuries, bumps, bruises and concussion concerns. It too can involve more serious injuries and illnesses. As a general rule of...

August 27th, 2018

Portneuf Sports Medicine Institute

Annual Joint Jaunt

Waking is the ultimate easy-to-do, good-for-you-exercise. Best of all, walking can be done by most anyone at any time anywhere. While the cardiovascular benefits of walking are widely known, don’t underestimate the beneficial effects of walking for healthy joints and increased muscle tone. Our mus...

August 3rd, 2018

Portneuf Health Partners

Kidneys Don’t Complain

According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in 3 Americans are at risk for CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease).  Unfortunately, some patients don’t even realize they’re having kidney problems; this is because, typically, kidneys don’t complain.  With Chronic Kidney Disease, most people don’t e...

July 30th, 2018

Richard Cline, M.D.

Heart Rhythm Awareness

Heart rhythm abnormalities are very common and can range in severity. Odds are, you, a friend or family member may suffer from a heart rhythm abnormality during your lifetime. An abnormal heartbeat or rhythm is referred to as an arrhythmia and shows something problematic with the heart’s electrica...

July 23rd, 2018

Janet Lynn Otto, MD

The Scoop on Chia Seeds

The word “chia” may trigger a certain image in your mind such as planted pots or creatures sprouting green “hair”. Though chia seeds are a great craft project, they can also provide us with many health benefits when added to your favorite foods! What are Chia Seeds? Chia is an annual plant t...

July 11th, 2018

Alyssa Lynott, RDN, LD

Kidney Stone Prevention Guide

1 in 11 adults in the U.S. will have a kidney stone. This means tens of millions of people going for ER visits, getting CT scans, taking painkillers, and waiting in misery to pass the stone or go to surgery. Here is a brief guide to help you prevent kidney stones. Drink Water Drinking plenty of wate...

July 5th, 2018

Jason A Orien, MD

Healthy Alternatives to Sugary Drinks

Did you know that what you drink every day can cause you to gain weight? According to eatright.org, people are drinking more soft drinks, juices, and other beverages that are high in sugar and calories without balancing their caloric intake from food. Over time, this can lead to weight gain and othe...

June 1st, 2018

Jennifer Hill, ISU Dietetic Intern

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