National Mammography Day

This October, Portneuf Medical Center is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We know that breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer and we are well aware that Idaho has one of the lowest mammography rates in the U.S. In conjunction with...

October 22nd, 2018

Portneuf Health Partners

3D Mammography

3D mammograms improve cancer detection and reduce recall rates for women of all ages and breast types, including the nearly 50 percent of women of breast cancer screening age who have dense breast tissue. When making the decision about breast health, it is good to know that technology is evolving. 3...

October 4th, 2018

Portneuf Health Partners

Meal Boxes: The Pros and Cons

  New companies are popping up every day for one of the newest trends, boxed meals!  Several companies now allow you to order a box full of pre-measured ingredients for you to cook your own meal and it is delivered right to your door.  These services allow you to sign up for a plan and choose...

September 21st, 2018

Eva Sorrentino, MS, RD, LD

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

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