Archive | August, 2011

Could a colonoscopy really save your life?

You ask the questions, our docs answer them. One reader asked, “I turned 50 this year. I know it’s recommended, but so far I’ve skipped having a colonoscopy. Do I really need to have this procedure?” To make sure I was conveying the most accurate information I met up with one of our general surgeons […]

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5 quick tips to happier, healthier lifestyle

What do you do when someone asks you the question, “Well don’t you want to be healthier?”   If you’re like me, your mouth says “yes” but your brain is saying “Seriously?  Having a healthier lifestyle requires so much time and can cost so much money and don’t even get me started on the effort!” […]

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From race car driver to amputee to world record holder

Mike Roman visits the Salt Flats for one thing, and one thing only and it isn’t for the beautiful scenery.  Mike doesn’t just have a need for speed, he desires; it stating that it is therapeutic.  He is a six time world record holder and an amputee. When Mike was 29 he contracted a debilitating staph […]

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It’s Your Body, Treat it Right

Now more than ever, Americans are taking control of their lives and moving towards a fit nation. Healthy and active lifestyles and losing weight are common themes seen on TV, the internet and billboards throughout the community. It’s no wonder why; according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, obesity-related diseases were the […]

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