Archive | October, 2013

Simple Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six Americans suffer from high cholesterol.  This disease can affect any age group or gender and can dramatically increase the risk of heart problems. But don’t worry, it’s not all bad news; there are several efficient ways to be smart about your cholesterol levels. […]

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Better Prepared for a Visit to the ER

For many of us, a trip to the Emergency Room can be stressful, whether we are the ones needing care, or if we are accompanying a loved one. At Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center we’re here to help you feel better prepared in such tense situations. Assess the situation Knowing when to call 911, when […]

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Breast Reconstruction After Cancer: Is It Right For You?

By Brian Bruggeman, M.D. There are a lot of options these days for breast reconstruction after cancer. Many choices can be a good thing. However, this also can make for a difficult time immediately after having been diagnosed with cancer. Losing a breast to cancer is always hard. Making difficult decision about reconstruction doesn’t have […]

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Easy Steps to Bone and Joint Health

Nearly 50% of Americans over the age of 18 are affected by musculoskeletal (bone and joint) conditions, including back pain, arthritis, traumatic injuries, osteoporosis and childhood conditions. These conditions can prevent you from doing activities you love, and while they can lead to severe long-term pain and physical disability, when possible, changes in lifestyle can […]

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Gestational Diabetes: Your Risk and Prevention

Perinatologists (Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist) specialize in caring from moms and babies during a high-risk pregnancy. One condition that can require specialized care is gestational diabetes, a condition that occurs in pregnancy that affects the body’s ability to use sugars properly. Gestational diabetes resembles other forms of diabetes. It results from hormonal changes that occur during […]

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