August 16, 2022

Shock wave therapy for plantar fasciitis helps patient dance again

“I could not believe it,” said Shannon Ansley, 65, an environmental scientist from Pocatello. “I thought it would be a long time before I danced...

Eric Eborn and wife enjoy a fitness walk in the hills.

January 21, 2022

Patient thanks Heart & Vascular Institute for life-changing information

The Eborn family has a history of heart disease. Both Eric (51) and his mother have high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease, and...

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19

November 15, 2021

FAQs about COVID-19

We recently sat down with Dr. Daniel Snell, chief medical officer of Portneuf Medical Center, to ask him the most common questions about COVID-19 and...

November 11, 2021

Recommit to a healthy lifestyle on World Diabetes Day

Held annually on November 14, World Diabetes Day celebrates the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best...

October 25, 2021

Empowered by Bariatrics Program, Patient Feels Hope for a Better Life

For Amanda Sears, managing her weight didn’t seem to be a problem. Always the “fit, skinny girl” involved with sports, she could eat anything she...

Heart Health

September 28, 2021

How Can You Prioritize Your Heart Health?

According to the World Heart Federation, cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes 18.6 million deaths per year and is considered the world’s number one...

June 21, 2021

Hip and Knee Pain: Advice from Portneuf Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon, Richard Wathne, M.D.

Pain in the knees and hips is very common, especially as we age. The reasons for pain are varied and may require different treatments to find relief...

June 16, 2021

Back to hitting the slopes and reaching new heights following orthopedic surgery at Portneuf

 “I was in intense pain, irritable, and had high expectations for the surgery that would let me ski again,” said Bill Gibson, an orthopedic patient...

June 14, 2021

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Health

If it was cancer, would they tell you to get over it? “I saw that on a billboard in the 1990’s, and it continues to be a question that is worth...

Stay current on your preventive screenings, especially colonoscopies.

June 2, 2021

You're Not Getting Older; Colonoscopies are Getting Younger

Preventive health is like preventive maintenance on a car: you don’t wait for the check engine light to take care of it. Just as you should take your...