Mammograms Save Lives – If You’re 40 or Older You Should Be Screened Every Year

By Brett T. Parkinson, MD

In the United States, one in eight women will eventually develop the disease. 

Although thousands of women die each year of breast cancer, increasing numbers are surviving. 

This is due to both improved treatment and early detection.  Since 1990, the death rate from breast cancer has decreased by 35 percent. Much of this improvement is attributable to screening mammography. 

When did running stop being fun? Lessons learned from an elementary school fun run

By Steven Tew

Alta View Hospital helped out Edgemont Elementary and Willow Canyon Elementary Schools with their fun runs recently — and the runs were an absolute ball. Each school held an assembly, the police and fire departments came out, there were balloons and snacks, and the kids were pumped. Runs like this help the kids learn early how they can live the healthiest lives possible.

If you run, you’re at risk of dehydration; here’s what it is, how it can hurt you, and how you can prevent it

By Lindsay Park, RD, CD, CNSC

About this time every year, people throughout the U.S. contract marathon fever. It affects people old and young and even shuts down city centers for hours at a time. In some cases, a runner picks it up by simply coming into contact with the coveted finisher’s medal.