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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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How does your Doctor Feel about Natural Child Birth?

Interested in a natural child birthing experience, but not sure if your doctor will be on board? Check out Dr. Jason Johnson’s interview with Good Things Utah below to get his thoughts on it. Natural child birth has become a trend not only in Utah, but nation-wide.  But many feel that doctors and hospitals will […]

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ABC’s to Heart Health

We’ve probably all had that one high school, drama-filled relationship.  You know the one, where the world stops turning if he doesn’t glance in your general direction.  Or maybe instead of the drama you had the teenage love affair.  You know the one where you swear you’ll get married one day, even though you’re only […]

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The Incredible Teen Hulk

Super Bowl Sunday is the one time of year that I can actually sit down and watch an entire football game.  Correction.  The background noise is actually the football game and when I say watch an entire game, I really mean glance at the tv every so often and shout an occasional “wahoo” or “bad […]

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Close Encounter with Stroke

Post contributed by Dr. Kathryn Allen of St. Mark’s Primary Care at West Valley He was on his way back from St. George to Salt Lake when he stopped at a gas station in Beaver and noticed a weakness and lack of control on his right side.  He had told his wife that he would […]

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