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

“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

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