Isolation, quarantine, and other confusing terms….

There are a lot of terms floating around right now that are not usually included in our day to day life or vocabulary. In order to help us decipher the news, we hope to provide simple definitions for these terms and in doing so answer questions such as “What’s the difference between isolation and quarantine?” Active … Continued

What are the benefits of Crossfit?

Crossfit is now a noun in the dictionary and is defined as, “a high-intensity fitness program incorporating elements from several sports and types of exercise”.  As humans, we are generally competitive and innately want to push ourselves to be faster or stronger especially when there is someone right next to us either slightly ahead or … Continued

Mindfulness

Depression, stress, anger, disappointment, sadness, fear, emotional pain are a part of life but hopefully not a daily constant. There are times when these feelings distract us to the point where we have trouble coping with our routine. A tool for combating these is mindfulness; reflexive meditation that places you in control of your emotions. … Continued

Do You Have the Flu?

Flu Signs & Symptoms What are the signs, symptoms and common treatments for influenza (flu)?  Star Valley Health and its satellite clinics have confirmed laboratory cases of influenza A and B strains. Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, usually comes on suddenly and is different from the common cold. Dr. Clayton Brown, a … Continued

Flu Shots October 2019

Fall weather means that we’re headed into flu season. The CDC recommends everyone (6 months of age and older) should receive a seasonal influenza vaccination. Flu caused the deaths of nearly 80,000 people in 2017 in the US alone. Vaccination to prevent flu is particularly important for people who are at high risk of developing … Continued

Sore Throats

Kids throughout the valley are back to school and given a few weeks the usual sore throats will occur. Sore throats are common with most illnesses, luckily most resolve on their own within a few days. A few environmental causes are allergies, dryness (especially in heated homes during the winter), acid reflux, irritants (e.g. pollution … Continued

Sprained Ankle Recovery

Symptoms of an Ankle Sprain Swelling Bruising Inability to Bear Weight Treatment – Guided By Grade of Ankle Sprain Most Cases Will Include: RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) Anti-inflammatory Medication Therapy for restoring range of motion and strength Gradual return to normal activities General Timing for Treatment First Three Days – RICE Up to 4-6 … Continued

Cardiac Rehabilitation

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation? Cardiac Rehabilitation is an exercise, education, and counseling program supervised by a medical professional that is designed to improve your cardiovascular health. Why Would Someone Need It? Those individuals that have suffered a heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty or heart surgery can benefit from a cardiac rehab program. What are the … Continued

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