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

“Greek Out” for Heart Health and Disease Prevention

Following a Mediterranean diet may help to reduce your risk of heart disease or help manage it as well as reduce your risk for cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The Mediterranean diet comes from countries that border the Mediterranean Sea including Greece and France and some studies...

May 25th, 2018

Jennifer Anthony, RD, LD

Meet our Robot and learn about Hernias

More than 600,000 hernia repairs are performed in the US every year, making it one of the more common general surgical procedures performed. Hernia symptoms can range from a painless lump to a severely painful, tender, swollen protrusion. Although abdominal hernias can be present at birth, hernias o...

May 20th, 2018

Portneuf Health Partners

Speech and Hearing Month: Free Screenings On May 18th

Communication and hearing disorders are among the most common disabilities in children nationwide. According to the American–Speech-Language-Hearing Association 1 in 12 children ages 3-17 have a disorder related to voice, speech and language or swallowing. Additionally, 15% of children between the...

May 16th, 2018

Makenzi Gwinn, Au.D, CCC-A, F-AAA

Caring Is Our Calling

  National Hospital Week on May 6-12, 2018, the nation's largest health care event, is a celebration of the history, technology and dedicated professionals that make our facilities beacons of confidence and care. On behalf of Portneuf Medical Center, I am honored and humbled to celebrate and th...

May 4th, 2018

Dan Ordyna, CEO, Portneuf Medical Center

What’s Age Got To Do With It?

The need for physical intimacy doesn’t just go away as we age. In fact, there are some surprising health benefits to a strong relationship. Intimacy can help ease stress, keep the immune system humming, improve heart health, increase bladder control and, perhaps lesson pain. While some women may f...

April 30th, 2018

Portneuf Health Partners

Organically Grown and Trained

  Health enthusiasts are strong proponents of buying local. Food from the area you live is beneficial and more likely to include properties that are best for your body. There is a strong focus on quality and value when items are developed for friends and family. The same is true in healthcare...

April 24th, 2018

Portneuf Health Partners

Healthy Choices for Traveling

  Whether we are traveling by air or road there are often many opportunities to get those, not-so-healthy snacks. While these options can be quick and delicious, most of the foods purchased at airports or gas stations are low in healthy nutrients and high in sugar and fat. However, we can avoid...

April 20th, 2018

Portneuf Health Partners

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