3 Stretches to Prevent Shoulder Pain and Injury

By Jillesa Anderson

The shoulders are used for many basic movements you likely perform throughout the day. The shoulder joint is formed where your humorous (upper arm bone) connects to your scapula (shoulder blade) giving it a wide range of motion. Because of this, the shoulders are at an increased risk for tissue damage, pain, and degenerative diseases like arthritis. If your shoulder joints aren’t properly maintained, basic everyday movements may cause you pain and injury.

Men’s Health Month: What Health Issues to Be Aware Of

By Kayla Adams
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Held by a congressional health education program, Men’s Health Month is celebrated and recognized across the country in the month of June.  Using health screenings, health education, fairs, and community outreach, Intermountain Healthcare is working to encourage men of all ages to live the healthiest life possible.  However, many may be unsure what that means; what threatens men’s health from ages 20 to 70?

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

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.