Chronic Shoulder Instability

Some of the most versatile parts of the body are also some of the most susceptible to injuries, and the shoulder joint is a great example. You may not know this, but the shoulder is the most moveable joint in the entire human body—it has an even greater range of...

Strabismus: Crossed Eyes

Many medical conditions develop at young ages or are present at birth, and several of these are related to the eyes. As one of the most complex parts of the body, the eyes are susceptible to several conditions that can impact vision. One of these conditions is called...

How to Maintain Healthy Kidney Function

The kidneys are vital to your body’s ability to process and remove waste, and keeping them healthy is important for your body’s long term health as well. Complications in the kidneys can affect other organs or tissues, and in some severe cases, they can be fatal....

Recovery After Knee Surgery

For people dealing with severe knee pain, knee replacement surgery can be a good option. During a knee replacement surgery, your surgeon will attach an artificial joint to the knee to replace the damaged section of a joint. Knee replacement surgeries are generally for...

What You Need to Know About Miscarriages

A miscarriage refers to any time a fetus is lost before the 20th week of pregnancy, and it’s relatively common—up to half of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage. Many of these cases are pregnancies that end before a woman even knows she is pregnant, or before she...

Arthritis Prevention

Several parts of the body naturally wear down as we age, especially the joints that help connect our bones. When these joints become inflamed or damaged over time, this is called arthritis. Arthritis is a progressive condition that tends to get worse over time, and is...

Abdominal Pain: Gallstones

Gallstones are pieces of solid material that form in the body from special digestive fluids. They affect a small but important area of the body—the gallbladder. The gallbladder’s primary purpose is to store bile—a fluid that aids in the digestion process. Gallstones...

Chronic Dry Eyes: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Many people think of shedding tears as a way to express emotion, but tears play a large role in eye health. In fact, tears help keep the eyes lubricated and free of major dryness. They also provide nutrients that help keep the front of the eye healthy and vision...

What is Lupus Nephritis?

There are two primary types of kidney disease: acute kidney injury (single instances of lost kidney function) and chronic kidney disease (consistent loss of kidney function over three months or longer). There are a number of diseases that can lead to chronic kidney...

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...

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,...

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...

Abdominal Pain: IBS

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...

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...

The Importance of Your Child’s Diet

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...

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