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How only 15 minutes saves lives

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:00pm

Coronary calcium scans take about 15 minutes to perform and immediately provide easy-to-understand results.

The A-Z guide for first-time dads

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 3:00pm

Parenthood is wonderful and rewarding, but it can also be confusing and overwhelming for first-timers. This A-Z guide for dads will help you navigate the new, weird and surprising things in store for you, your partner and your baby.

Taking the pain away: prevention and recovery tips

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:00am

Although spring is a great time to get back into a regular workout routine, it is also a season of increased injury rates and opioid use. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent injuries and alternatives to managing pain. Here are some pain-free tips.

From heartache to heart health: Taking control of AFib

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted   Feb 9th - 8:00am

February is Heart Health Month. If you have AFib, there’s no better time to get your heart beat back to normal. Did you know that advanced treatment options that offer hope and relief are available right here in Utah?

Guys, don't punt on doctor visits: Essential health tests for men at any age

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted   Jan 26th - 8:03am

Men are notorious for not wanting to see the doctor. But as you age, the man or woman in the white coat can become your greatest ally. Preventive care is important for aging gracefully. Here are the most crucial health screenings for men.

Slips and falls: How to protect yourself on ice

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Jan 13th - 3:17pm

Slips, trips and falls are responsible for around 1 million injuries each year. With winter in full swing, learn how you can reduce the risk of slips and falls on ice and prevent greater injury if an accident does occur.

Why heart attacks are more prevalent in the winter (and how to prevent them)

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Dec 29th - 8:03am

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but amidst all the trimmings and trappings of winter lies a more depressing trend: heart attacks. Learn why the winter season is so dangerous and how you can take measures to protect your heart and your health this year.

What are varicose veins and how do you fix them?

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Dec 15th - 9:03pm

Varicose veins are not only unsightly, but they also can cause real pain and more severe medical conditions down the road. If you're suffering from varicose veins, be sure to consult your doctor and consider the following treatment options.

5 best post-Thanksgiving eating and workout plans

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Nov 30th - 9:03pm

The holidays are a time of celebration, but too often our waistlines have little to be happy about when the new year comes around. Keep off the pounds and stay healthy this season with these simple and effective eating and exercise tips.

Worried about the flu shot? Here’s why you shouldn’t be

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Oct 13th - 9:03am

Flu season is approaching and it's time to start getting vaccinated. But many people neglect their annual flu shots out of fear or misunderstanding. Learn why the flu shot is your best defense against illness this season.

Mammogram screening: 4 common excuses women use to skip it

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:33pm

Utah ranks 7th lowest in the country for mammogram screenings. Here are 4 common excuses—er, reasons—why women put off mammograms—and why they shouldn’t.

Virtual doctor visits make life easier for moms

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Mar 3rd - 2:03pm

The role of telemedicine is expanding in Utah. One doctor explains virtual doctor visits and how they can help busy moms.

Am I having a boy or girl? 6 myths about your baby's gender

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 10:03am

Is there really any way to choose or predict your baby's gender before that 20-week ultrasound?

Zika virus: 4 questions pregnant women are asking

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Feb 4th - 10:03am

On February 1, the World Health Organization escalated concern by declaring the Zika virus a "public health emergency." The virus has no vaccine and no treatment, and it is hard to detect. What does it mean for pregnant women here?

Hoverboard accidents: Should you laugh or head to the ER?

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted   Jan 21st - 2:05pm

Yes, hoverboards look cool ... but take a closer look before you get on.

Santa Claus: harmless tradition or harmful lie?

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Dec 21st - 10:37am

Ho, ho, ho or no, no, no? The great Santa question can be a tough one for parents to tackle.

Tips for protecting your back this winter

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Dec 17th - 10:07am

With winter blowing in, it's time to make sure your back isn't bearing the brunt of the challenging weather.

Monarch butterflies inspire women to fight cancer

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Dec 10th - 10:59am

"Women who have cancer are very much like a butterfly; they start out vulnerable and worried about whether they are going to survive the journey."

Majority of babies are conceived this time of year—learn the latest birthing trends

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Dec 9th - 10:18am

Did you know that more babies are born in the United States during the month of August than any other month? That means (subtract nine months) November is the most popular month for conception.

It's time for homemade cookies, pies, fudge and… a heart attack?

Mountainstar Healthcare  |  Posted   Dec 3rd - 10:46am

What's that clenching in your chest, or that pain in your arm and jaw? Could it be a heart attack?