9 Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer

By Tawnya Bowles MD
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I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on ABC4's 4pm news talking about skin cancer prevention and treatment. Since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to share nine tips that will help you reduce your risk of developing skin cancer - after all, Utah has one of the highest rate of skin cancer cases in the nation. Yikes!

Common Shoulder Injuries From Overuse or Improper Lifting

By Travis M Hendry MD
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Overuse injuries to the shoulder often include bursitis, tendonitis, and strains/sprains. In order to help prevent this type of injury, it is important to understand how they are different. There are also a few tips and tricks you can follow during your workout to help prevent shoulder overuse injuries.

Jumping rope is a heart-healthy activity

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When Nikki Ward, principal of St John the Baptist Elementary in Draper, signed on to the My Heart Challenge, she knew she needed to find additional ways to be active. What better way than jumping feet first into her school's jump rope team practice. Watch Nikki as she takes to the jump rope with the Skaggs Skippers to show how fun jumping rope can be.​​​​

Getting Vitamin D during the dead of winter

By John D Day MD
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The noon-day sun is the number one source of our vitamin D. But in the dead of winter it's too cold to go outside, the sun is too low in the sky, and these inversions block out the sun's rays. As a heart rhythm specialist at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, here's why vitamin D matters, and how you can get it during the winter season.​​​​