Archive | July, 2014

EIRMC’s New Cath Lab: Only the Best for Your Heart

Did you know our first heart cells begin to beat as early as 4 weeks gestation? Or, that our human heart beats over 100,000 times a day? Did you also know that heart disease is the leading health threat—beating out breast cancer for women and prostate cancer for men? In short, our hearts are important, […]

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Why Women Don’t Go to the Doctor and How It’s Affecting Women’s Health

Here’s a surprise: Women are not going to the doctor as often as men—even when they need to. It’s not because they don’t want to. It’s because they can’t. Why is this the case? Most people think it’s the men who have to bribed to see a physician. Aren’t women supposed to be the primary […]

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Common Fireworks Injuries and How to Prevent Them

The 4th of July is supposed to be a celebration, but instead thousands of people are finding themselves nursing injuries. It may seem harmless to buy a few sparklers, some roman candles and a rocket or two to celebrate the holiday, but it’s important to handle fireworks safely. If you’re planning to skip the public […]

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Tips from a Trauma Nurse: Staying Safe on your ATV

Melonie Frasure, RN, is the Trauma Coordinator at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. She’s seen plenty of injuries from ATV and off-road vehicle riding. In this video, Melonie shares her advice for avoiding the Emergency Room this summer.   Select the Correct ATV Every ATV has a rider age minimum and a weight recommendation. Ride […]

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Gestational Diabetes: What Every Woman Needs to Know

What is Gestation diabetes? Gestational diabetes is one of the most common medical complications, occurring in nearly 200,000 US pregnancies each year. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) refers to diabetes that develops during pregnancy. The pregnant woman’s body is unable to properly use her insulin which results in high blood sugars. Why did I not have […]

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