Become a Cholesterol Know-It-All

You know what cholesterol is right? Well, atleast you know high cholesterol levels isn’t good for you. But what is cholesterol, actually? The truth is, cholesterol is something we all ...

What You Need to Know About Enterovirus or EV-D68

You may be aware that an increasing number of children in several U.S. states have been diagnosed with Enterovirus D68.  Following are some facts and information that can help you ...

8 Ways to Protect Kids from Accidental Poisoning

It’s Baby Safety Month and a great time to focus on accidental poisoning in baby’s and toddlers. Across the United States, around 800,000 kids are rushed to the emergency room ...


Five Diet Myths Exposed

From detoxing to gluten free, there are a lot of diets out ...

How to Prepare for Ski Season

This is a guest blogger post by Erin Kimball, PA-C from South ...

The New Patient Portal & MyChart

MountainStar Medical Group is pleased to offer a new online service to ...

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Dealing with Digit Injuries

Broken fingers may be common orthopedic injuries, but they can actually be pretty serious. While many broken fingers can be treated using a simple taping method, some injuries may require medical attention. Here is what you need to do if you happen to come across a finger injury over the long weekend. How to determine [...]

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Send Your Kids Back to School with Their Vaccines Up to Date

Back-to-school season is here. Time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your kids are up-to-date on their vaccines. Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by CDC’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children’s health—and [...]

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Stopping Smoking: How to Improve your Odds

Though the number of smokers has decreased over the years, smoking still represents the number one cause of preventable mortality in America. So why is it so difficult for many smokers to kick the habit? Turns out that 70 percent of smokers say they want to quit. More than 40 percent actually try to quite each [...]

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Looking cool can hurt. How to help your kids avoid backpack pain

Back to school shopping can be a pain. But as your kids look for that perfect school bag, make sure it won’t lead to their own back pain down the road. Compared to messenger bags, totes and purses, backpacks are the best alternative for carrying books and papers home from school. They also take advantage [...]

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Debunking Myths About Eye Health

We all may be guilty of telling are kids not to sit too close to the television, eat your carrots and don’t cross your eyes because they may stick that way.  But according to, none of these tell the whole story.  Sitting close to the television or computer has shown no evidence of harming eyesight, [...]

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