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Jul 16, 2020

Tips for Mountain Bike Safety

Mountain biking is an amazing sport and Utah is truly a world renown mecca for the sport. Mountain biking is a great way to get out into the mountains, improve fitness, enhance a feeling of well-being, and build confidence. However, mountain biking is not without risk. It’s an activity that requires specialized equipment and sometimes takes place on difficult terrain. Learn how you can best protect yourself while biking.

Jan 10, 2020

Why Do My Joints Hurt in the Winter?

The cold weather can make your joints feel frozen.

Jan 06, 2020

How to Get Ready for Ski Season - Ski Exercises

Ready to hit the slopes? Check out these ski exercises that you can do to prepare for the ski season. Prevent ski injuries by being prepared.

Dec 17, 2019

Can You Go Skiing After a Knee Replacement?

The only restrictions that doctors place on physical activity usually involve prolonged running, but other activities, including skiing, waterskiing, and racquetball, are okay.

Nov 19, 2019

What Is Turf Toe?

Turf toe is an injury common among football players.

Feb 13, 2019

Join the Resistance (Bands)!

Strength training is a great way to get into shape and reduce stress, but using weights requires either a trip to the gym or investing several hundred dollars. A popular alternative is resistance bands, long elastic bands, typically with handles on either end that can provide the muscles the same workout as a set of weights.

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The Scope

Detecting Hearing Loss in Newborns

Sep 28, 2020

Hearing loss is the second most common birth defect in newborns—1 in 500 is born without the ability to hear. All 50 states in the United States mandates Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, which detects hearing loss in all newborns born in hospitals. Dr. John Carey talks about when and how the screening occurs.

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Treating Erectile Dysfunction without Surgery

Sep 16, 2020

Erectile dysfunction can cause stress, self-confidence, and relationship problems. It's no wonder men are embarrassed to talk about it and often seek solutions on their own. Urologist Dr. John Smith says a majority of the patients he sees are for ED, so there is no need to be ashamed. Dr. Smith talks about how he diagnoses the possible causes, the first-line treatment options he recommends and assures men a doctor can find the best solution regardless of the cause.

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How to Get Your Child Off the Pacifier

Aug 27, 2020

For many parents, the pacifier was a godsend in helping soothe their infant—especially for those fussy late nights. But prolonged use of the binky may lead to dental problems and orthodontic work, and in some cases, even hinder speech development. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains when and why your child should stop using a pacifier and shares her strategies for getting your child off the binky for good.

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The Importance of Exercise for Aging Women

Aug 27, 2020

For women over 50, it’s “move it or lose it,” says women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones. Weak bones from osteoporosis or creaky joints from arthritis are more likely to develop with age. The best way to prevent these conditions is exercise. Dr. Jones highlights the importance of exercise in aging women and offer some easy ways to keep yourself moving.

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