If you are having trouble grasping objects or pinching due to your thumb & have accompanying pain, swelling, stiffness or tenderness please contact your doctor about Basilar Joint Arthritis. Basilar Joint Arthritis also known as CMC Arthritis, is the most common arthritis of the hand. As with any arthritis the first sign that people notice […]

Although distancing is the right response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this can lead to some emotional and mental challenges including: loneliness, sadness, frustration, anxiety, and depression. So how can we help cultivate social well-being while avoiding infection? Here are some tips for staying mentally well: Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your […]

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 […]

Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), has entered our world and turned it upside down. Our day to day routines have been shaken to the core by a tiny little virus that began in a small market in Wuhan, China.  Suddenly, many of our nations’ people are out of work, our kids are at home, and there […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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