Unconventional Transplant May Be Answer to Chronic Intestinal Infection

By Cami Hill
Fecal transplant can be used to treat Clostridium difficil (C. diff) infections

Not to be graphic, but poop may have more uses than being deposited in a toilet. An unconventional therapy called fecal transplant uses feces from a healthy person to help treat a patient suffering from an infection known as C. diff. Sure, it sounds gross, but it can make a big difference in the lives of C. diff patients.

4 Ways to Keep Yourself and Family out of the ER on Memorial Day Weekend

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Memorial Day marks the official start of summer – meaning more people will hit the road, visit their neighborhood swimming pool, have a family BBQ, venture out to the backcountry or ride the trails on ATVs. Each of those popular summertime activities pose a risk of injury or death, leading to an unplanned visit to the ER.

How the Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

By Nicholas Dragon
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 deaths in the United States is attributed to heart disease. This makes it the most deadly disease in our country for both men and women. While family history and genetics play a major role in whether or not you will get heart disease, other manageable lifestyle factors should also be considered. If you are obese, have high cholesterol, or other underlying risk factors of heart disease, you should consider making some lifestyle changes starting with your diet. One of the most well-known diets for people at risk for heart disease is the Mediterranean diet.

Empowering Yourself Against Stroke: What You Need to Know

By Intermountain Healthcare

The fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., stroke claims an estimated 800,000 lives/year. Generally speaking, people are not as well informed about how to protect themselves against stroke as they are for, say, cancer or heart disease. Since May is Stroke Awareness Month, we’ve compiled helpful information about this dangerous medical emergency, including an overview of who is vulnerable, how to protect against it, and what to do if you or someone you are with has a stroke.