Monthly Archives: February 2017

How Kidney Disease Affects Pregnancy

Several factors can influence the health of both a mother and her child during pregnancy, such as blood pressure, age or serious health conditions. One condition that can affect a healthy pregnancy is kidney disease, or renal disease. Because kidney disease affects pregnancy, women who have had kidney problems should speak with their doctor prior... Read more »

How Inversion Affects Your Health

If you’ve lived in the Salt Lake Valley or surrounding areas for any period of time, chances are you’re very well aware of inversion. Especially during the cold months, big pockets of trapped air can linger over large sections of Utah for days or weeks at a time, often affecting air quality. For many people,... Read more »

Lifestyle Choices That Can Prevent Diabetes

Lifestyle choices can heavily impact our risk of developing certain diseases. Diabetes, for example, is one such condition that can be prevented by choices we make every day. Roughly 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes, and nearly a quarter aren’t aware they have it. Most cases of diabetes are classified as Type 2, which... Read more »

Abdominal Pain: IBS

Celiac Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, and very bothersome, gastrointestinal condition. It usually causes abdominal pain, bloating and alteration in bowel habits, although nearly any GI symptom can be associated with IBS. IBS is a chronic condition, and symptoms can vary in severity and type throughout life. The exact cause of IBS is unknown.... Read more »

Conjunctivitis: Pink Eye

Practicing good hygiene is important in maintaining physical health, and there are several diseases and conditions that can be caused in part by bad hygiene. One such disease is called conjunctivitis. Commonly referred to as pink eye, conjunctivitis is any inflammation or infection of the membrane that covers the eyeball. This membrane is called the... Read more »

The Importance of Your Child’s Diet

Nutrition for Children Diet and nutrition are key factors in the health and growth of a child. Children require lots of nutrients to help their bodies develop all the necessary functions and tissues they need, and the quality (or lack thereof) of these nutrients can have a big impact on health. Everything from basic brain function to behavioral... Read more »

Social Wellness

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I Think I Have the Flu: When Should I See a Doctor?

The flu, or influenza, can affect people of all ages, and tends to be more common during cold, winter months. Many cases of flu are mild and don’t require a doctor’s visit, but some symptoms can become serious enough that you’ll need medical attention. Here are the basic causes and symptoms of influenza and how... Read more »

What is Renal Hypertension?

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) affects 75 percent of American adults. Hypertension can be caused and affected by several diseases and conditions throughout the body, including kidney disease, pregnancy and tumors. One condition, for example, is called renal hypertension, or renovascular hypertension. This refers to high blood pressure caused by kidney disease or kidney... Read more »

Emotional Wellness

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