Pain Relieve Through Spinal Stimulation

What is Spinal Stimulation? Spinal Stimulation is a method for relieving pain by sending low level electrical impulses through the spinal cord area via a very small electrical wire. How are the electrical impulses administered? Through a specialized device called a spinal cord stimulator (SCS), the electrical impulses are administered. The impulses travel down a … Continued

Sunburns

Summertime in Wyoming is spent outdoors enjoying the wilderness, lakes, and mountains. And the sun shines down through it all. Despite information about continued sun exposure without protective sunblocks or clothing; many of us are at risk for sunburn and skin damage. A Sunburn is easily diagnosed and treated with simple over the counter treatments, … Continued

Mosquitos

Wyoming has reported an early case of West Nile virus in Campbell County. In past years such cases didn’t manifest until late July or August, but that doesn’t mean that Wyoming is in for a tough season. But it does suggest being prepared for summer activities in mosquito areas. Mosquitos aren’t just a summer nuisance … Continued

Ticks and tick bites

As summer warms up, so does the activity of outdoor pests. Ticks can be an unwelcome visitor to anyone enjoying the wooded and brushy areas with high grass and leaf litter. The most common tick in Wyoming is the Rocky Mountain Wood tick. Provided below are some identification and tips for staying tick free this … Continued

Stomach Flu

The stomach flu is a name given to a condition known as gastroenteritis. Stomach flu can cause cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It spreads easily from person to person through contact with unwashed hands, food, or contaminated surfaces. Rotavirus can also cause gastroenteritis, which is one of the most common causes of diarrhea in children. … Continued

What is a hospitalist?

Hospitalist noun hos·​pi·​tal·​ist /ˈhäspədələst/ an Internal Medicine specialist, Family Medicine specialist, or Pediatrician whose sole focus is to care for hospitalized patients.   With the goal of providing continuity of care for patients, the hospitalist’s role includes the following duties: Provide care for patients who do not have a primary care physician. Support and care … Continued

Shingles

Shingles (herpes zoster) is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox (varicella), and anyone that has had chickenpox as a child is at risk for developing shingles in adulthood. Vaccination can minimize your risk of developing shingles. Check with your doctor to see if a shingles vaccine is appropriate for you; even if you’ve … Continued

Allergies are nothing to sneeze at

Spring in Wyoming means two things; snow melts and the whole state begins to bloom. While this time of year is a welcome one; the pollen, dust, and snow mold aren’t. Most allergies can be minor but some suffer from symptoms and asthma that make the summer miserable. Seasonal allergies caused by exposure to plant … Continued

Coughs

Coughs do serve a purpose other than annoying our loved ones that are trying to sleep. Coughs are important in removing irritants, improperly swallowed food and aspirated liquids. Yet there are times when a cough can be a sign of something more pressing about your health. Viruses like Colds and the Flu are some of … Continued