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

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

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

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

“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

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

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