Preventing Kidney Disease

Preventing Kidney Disease According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in three Americans is at risk for developing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Patients do not realize that they are having kidney issues and many are unaware of the symptoms. If you are experiencing conditions such as high blood...

March 28th, 2019

Portneuf Health Partners

Preventing Kidney Stones through What You Eat

Preventing Kidney Stones through What You Eat If you have ever experienced a kidney stone, you will do whatever it takes to prevent them from forming again. Kidneys act like the filtration system of the body, they process 190 quarts of blood per day and eliminate excess water. “When we have too hi...

March 28th, 2019

Portneuf Health Partners

Should Cell Phones Be a Part of Your Nightly Routine?

Should Cell Phones Be a Part of Your Nightly Routine? How often is your cell phone out of reach? Cell phones have become a huge part of our everyday lives. This digital device has become a source of information, internet access and communication. While it often makes our lives easier, it has the pot...

March 13th, 2019

Portneuf Health Partners

The Mental Effects of Daylight Savings and Circadian Rhythm

The Mental Effects of Daylight Savings and Circadian Rhythm Each spring, we move our clocks forward an hour, the change is known to cause disruptions to the body’s internal clock, also known as your circadian rhythm. Your circadian rhythm is what makes you feel tired and helps you wake up naturall...

March 11th, 2019

Portneuf Health Partners

How Bad Are Diet Sodas Really?

How Bad Are Diet Sodas Really? By: Eva Sorrentino, MS, RD, LD The short answer: everything in moderation. Diet sodas are not the most recommended beverage if you ask any dietitian but they are not all bad. Diet sodas are sweetened with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, asesulfame-p...

March 1st, 2019

Portneuf Health Partners

Recognizing Eating Disorders

Recognizing Eating Disorders This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  An eating disorder in general is any disturbance in an eating pattern or eating behavior that is intended to control body weight, and impairs physical or mental health. Typically an eating disorder presents with abnormal ea...

February 27th, 2019

Eva Sorrentino

Obesity and Menopause: A Growing Concern

Obesity and Menopause: A Growing Concern In the US over 2 million women a year enter menopause, that’s 6000 women per day! While each woman experiences menopause differently, there are a few classic symptoms. One in particular is the tendency to gain a little weight. During the menopause transitio...

February 27th, 2019

Cheryl M Callaghan, MD

Foods to Avoid to Prevent Heart Disease

Foods to Avoid to Prevent Heart Disease How often do you consume processed foods? Are you taking frozen meals to work or grabbing fast food? Choosing these options frequently can increase your risk of high cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and insulin levels, all which can lead to life-threat...

February 24th, 2019

Portneuf Health Partners

How Aspirin Can Reduce Risks of a Heart Attack

How Aspirin Can Reduce Risks of a Heart Attack Is aspirin therapy for everyone? Patients at high risk for heart disease can benefit from taking low-dose aspirin. The American Heart Association recommends people at high risk of heart attack should take a daily low-dose of aspirin and heart attack su...

February 23rd, 2019

Portneuf Health Partners

E-cigarettes a Better Option than Nicotine Therapy?

Nicotine Therapy a Better Option than E-cigarettes? Peter Fort, MD As most people are well aware by now cigarette, smoking is a high-risk addiction.  Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, COPD, asthma, dia...

February 22nd, 2019

Peter L Fort, MD

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