Staying Healthy in Back to School Season

The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting cooler, and the streets are getting busier. It is back to school season. As the school year begins, health care providers and school teachers see an increase in pink eye diagnosis. Those who are at a particularly high risk for contracting pink eye...

September 26th, 2019

AHS Admin

What You Need to Know about Mucus Ahead of Flu Season

            When the fall season begins and the common cold is much more common, mucus is a hot topic. However, not many people understand that mucus production is normal and serves many purposes in your body. Mucus is a sticky substance, often described as gelatinous...

September 20th, 2019

AHS Admin

Abdominal Pain: When to See a Doctor

Stomach pain is not always easy to self-diagnose. The truth is —abdominal pain can be caused by many factors. Common mild abdominal pain is often associated with constipation, gas, overeating and stress. These pains usually go away as quickly as they come on. However, persistent abdominal pain tha...

September 10th, 2019

AHS Admin

3 Steps to Prevent Kidney Stones

Staying hydrated, finding the calcium sweet spot, and skipping the added salt may just sound like generalized healthy habits, but more than just healthy habits, these are the top measures in preventing kidney stones. Many people do not know that kidney stones can affect just about anyone, but not ev...

August 28th, 2019

AHS Admin

How You Can Boost Your Self-Esteem While Living with Psoriasis

The National Psoriasis Foundation reports that more than 8 million Americans have psoriasis and that 60% say their disease is be a large problem in their everyday lives. If you are struggling with your psoriasis, here are some things you can do to make your struggle more manageable. Join a Local Sup...

August 14th, 2019

AHS Admin

Breastfeeding Highs and Hurdles

Breastfeeding can be a great experience for both mom and baby, but it’s also a lot of hard work that comes with a set of big difficulties. Every mom is bombarded with articles that explain the benefits of breastfeeding and, while they are largely correct, it can put more pressure on a very persona...

July 29th, 2019

AHS Admin

Three Simple Ways You Can Incorporate SPF Into Your Skincare Routine

While many of us lather on sunscreen while heading to the beach or pool on a hot summer day, most of us don’t apply sunscreen as often as we should when we go about our daily lives. Approximately five million Americans are treated for skin cancer every year, making the need for SPF more important...

July 9th, 2019

Portneuf Health Partners

Berry Red, White and Blue

The fourth of July is right around the corner. As we celebrate with parades, fireworks, and backyard barbecues, try adding some healthful berries to your dishes like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Berries are full of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, nutrients, and fibe...

July 3rd, 2019

Jennifer Anthony, RD, LD

Preventing sports hernias

When you think about sports injuries, do hernias come to mind? A sports hernia is a strain or tear of any soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament) in the lower abdomen or groin area. Sports hernias are most common in activities that require repetitive or explosive motions. Twisting, bending, kicking a...

June 25th, 2019

Portneuf Health Partners

Do Skin, Hair and Nail Vitamins Really Work?

Most vitamins and supplements containing biotin, fish oil or vitamins A, C and E can help stimulate hair and nail growth. You can typically find specialized vitamins that have high concentrations of the vitamins and minerals below. Here are a few vitamins and minerals to keep in mind and how they fu...

May 10th, 2019

Portneuf Health Partners