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

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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

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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

A Woman’s Heart

A Woman’s Heart Benjamin Call, M.D. Increasingly, it is evident that women’s symptoms are not as predictable as men’s in matters of the heart. Each woman may present with different symptoms of heart disease, and their symptoms are often milder than those of a man. Because of these differences...

February 18th, 2019

Benjamin F Call, MD

Understanding the Impact of Cholesterol

Understanding the Impact of Cholesterol Good health starts at the cellular level. Your body needs cholesterol, a fat-like substance found in each cell. Your body’s liver makes cholesterol and the remainder of it sources from foods you may consume. While cholesterol helps keep your body healthy, ha...

February 6th, 2019

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What Causes High Blood Pressure

What Causes High Blood Pressure High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can lead to heart disease and stroke. It is known as the silent killer because most people with high blood pressure do not have any symptoms even if they have had high blood pressure for years. Your primary care provide...

February 1st, 2019

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Pocatello Free Clinic Relocating to City Center Campus in 2019

Pocatello Free Clinic relocating to City Center Campus in 2019 Pocatello, Idaho, (January 30, 2019) – The Pocatello Free Clinic (PFC) is excited to announce that in the Spring of 2019 they will be relocating to Portneuf Health Trust’s new facility the City Center Campus located at 1001 N. 7th Av...

January 31st, 2019

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Healthy Foods for the Big Game

Healthy Foods for the Big Game It's the ultimate time for a party! We typically think of game food as unhealthy; however, you can make a number of healthy choices so you don’t feel weighed down. Here are some healthy foods you can enjoy during the big game: Guacamole- avocados are full of healthy...

January 25th, 2019

Eva Sorrentino, MS, RD, LD

How to Be Active at Work

How to Be Active at Work Getting the recommended 10,000 steps a day can be a challenge for individuals who work in sedentary jobs. Research reveals that sitting for long periods can lead to health issues including obesity, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease...

January 25th, 2019

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Ways to Prevent Hypertension

Ways to Prevent Hypertension A healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk for developing hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. This is important to know as high blood pressure can lead to some serious medical conditions such as a heart attack, strokes, kidney disease and other illnesses. Are...

January 25th, 2019

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