Are Heavy Backpacks Damaging Your Child’s Spine?

Schools today have kids doing a lot more than they used to—and carrying a lot more than they used to. Heavy textbooks, athletic equipment, musical instruments. We’re ensuring our kids ...

Cyberbullies: 8 Ways To Protect Your Child

Bullying is not just taking place in school hallways and playgrounds anymore. Mobile technology and social media sites have brought bullying to the digital world as cyberbullying. Cyberbullies use cell ...

Knee and Hip Joint Surgeries: Why People Delay Them And Why They Shouldn’t

You may hear how common hip or knee replacements are, but that doesn’t make them any less frightening if you need one yourself.               ...


The “Scariest” Parts of Colonoscopies Explained

The word “colonoscopy” can, understandably, make people cringe (and sit a little ...

Staying Smart about Prostate Cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and our team at Timpanogos Regional ...

Finding a New Doctor: Must-Ask Questions for Your New Physician

These days, it’s not uncommon for people to switch doctors. Whether you’ve ...

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5 Encouraging Facts About Premature Birth And Development

From the moment you found out you were pregnant, you’ve likely tracked each pregnancy milestone as your precious baby develops inside your womb. With your due date marked on the calendar, your family and friends celebrate and prepare for her arrival. Suddenly, you go into labor—early. Nothing prepares you for the fact that your little [...]

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Fireworks Safety By The Numbers

If a fireworks show is in your plans this Pioneer Day (July 24), make sure safety is on the radar as well. These dazzling displays may be fun to watch, but they can also lead to serious injuries—or even death—if you’re not handling them properly. Here’s a snapshot of how fun fireworks can turn into [...]

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Health Tips For Men’s Health Month To Keep You Out Of The Hospital

If men had it their way, they would probably never set foot in a hospital or any other medical setting. In fact, they come up with tons of excuses not to even visit the doctor’s office, says the American Heart Association. Unfortunately, their bodies have other ideas. Hospitals are practically unavoidable—for men or anyone else. [...]

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6 Food Safety Tips For Summer Picnics And Backyard Barbecues

The sun is shining, temperatures are rising, and it’s time to head to a fun summer picnic or backyard barbecue with friends. But before you dig into that potato salad, consider these few things so that you do not end up a victim of foodborne illnesses like E. coli. Bacteria in improperly handled food cause [...]

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Severe Back Pain: 4 Scary Surgery Myths

People are terrified of back surgery. They’ve heard countless horror stories of people still agonizing in pain after several operations. So, they already have their minds made up about the procedure. Randi Hollis, MSN, CRNP, Comprehensive Spine Center Nurse Practitioner Specialist at Timpanogos Regional Medical Center, suggests a better approach. “Try just getting the facts. [...]

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