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President of MountainStar receives award for leadership excellence amid pandemic

President of MountainStar receives award for leadership excellence amid pandemic

Allison Bell  |  Posted Feb. 19 - 3:09 p.m.

To be recognized for outstanding leadership is an honor at any time—but to have it happen in the midst of a global pandemic is a true accomplishment.
Need some expert health guidance? Talk to a nurse for free with this new MountainStar program

Need some expert health guidance? Talk to a nurse for free with this new MountainStar program

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Jan. 29 - 3:00 p.m.

Call and speak with a nurse at anytime for free—even if you're not a MountainStar patient.
Why health experts say some things should scare you more than coronavirus

Why health experts say some things should scare you more than coronavirus

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted May 16 - 3:00 p.m.

Doctors are urging patients not to put off necessary medical care.
How MountainStar Healthcare is supporting staff as they support our communities in the face of COVID-19

How MountainStar Healthcare is supporting staff as they support our communities in the face of COVID-19

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted April 6 - 9:00 p.m.

MountainStar Healthcare, in collaboration with HCA Healthcare, continues to monitor conditions around COVID-19 and will adjust accordingly.One thing that will never be adjusted is the organization’s dedication to the care and improvement of human life, both for patients and staff.
As school from home starts, ponder these perks

As school from home starts, ponder these perks

Jessica Poe for MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted April 6 - 8:00 a.m.

With public education facilities closed due to COVID-19, many parents find themselves in a new role – classroom manager. Fortunately, schooling from home can be incredibly rewarding.
Let’s take a deep breath: Helping kids cope emotionally with COVID-19 restrictions

Let’s take a deep breath: Helping kids cope emotionally with COVID-19 restrictions

Jessica Poe for MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted April 3 - 8:00 a.m.

Even as adults, managing the new normal that is life can be emotionally challenging. Here's how to talk to your kids about it.
Creating an at-home school schedule – where to start

Creating an at-home school schedule – where to start

Jessica Poe for MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted April 1 - 8:00 a.m.

Implementing a schedule for schooling in the home is – and should be – different than a traditional classroom schedule.
Working from home with kids – staying sane and productive

Working from home with kids – staying sane and productive

Jessica Poe for MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted March 27 - 8:00 a.m.

With many parents facing the unique challenge of working from home and juggling children, one mom's tips may be the lifeline you need.
Pregnancy visits from the safety and comfort of home

Pregnancy visits from the safety and comfort of home

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted March 19 - 9:00 p.m.

Women who live far away from their OB could benefit from virtual visits.
4 signs you need knee or hip replacement

4 signs you need knee or hip replacement

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted March 9 - 3:00 p.m.

When deciding whether a patient should consider hip or knee replacement, a surgeon looks for specific signs or symptoms. Here are some of the common signs.
What I wish my husband knew about being pregnant (and each trimester)

What I wish my husband knew about being pregnant (and each trimester)

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Jan. 16 - 3:00 p.m.

Each month, week and even day brings something new.
Pregnancy visits from the safety and comfort of home

Pregnancy visits from the safety and comfort of home

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Dec. 19 - 8:00 a.m.

Pregnant women practicing social distancing could benefit from remote OBGYN visits.
Do you know the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Do you know the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Dec. 16 - 3:00 p.m.

Recovery from today's carpal tunnel treatments is fast and easy.
TV photo director and 500,000 others get help from MountainStar hospitals

TV photo director and 500,000 others get help from MountainStar hospitals

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Dec. 6 - 10:37 a.m.

Healthcare should be personal, which is why HCA Mountain Division and every MountainStar Hospital focuses on helping patients heal, contributing to communities and providing jobs.
6 ways you can spend your FSA money before the end of the year

6 ways you can spend your FSA money before the end of the year

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Nov. 11 - 3:00 p.m.

Don't let that hard-earned money disappear. If you have funds that need to be spent before the end of the year, here are some options.
What I wish my husband knew about losing baby weight

What I wish my husband knew about losing baby weight

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Nov. 7 - 9:00 p.m.

It won't simply melt away after giving birth.
These 4 mistakes can keep you from your daily run

These 4 mistakes can keep you from your daily run

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Oct. 23 - 3:00 p.m.

Making these simple, yet avoidable, mistakes can keep you from your running routine.
What I wish my husband knew about my breasts

What I wish my husband knew about my breasts

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Oct. 15 - 3:00 p.m.

From their health to their function, women want their partners to know more about their breasts.
What I wish my husband knew about his health

What I wish my husband knew about his health

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Sept. 9 - 3:00 p.m.

Men should know these things about their health and lifestyles.
What I wish my husband knew about my mood swings

What I wish my husband knew about my mood swings

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 3:00 p.m.

Mood swings are a normal part of life for women, but that doesn't mean it's a pleasant experience. This is what women wish their husbands knew about mood swings.
Children and serious sports injuries: What parents need to know

Children and serious sports injuries: What parents need to know

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Aug. 1 - 8:00 a.m.

On any given Saturday, many parents across the globe spend their mornings sitting on the sidelines while their children play sports. But if something goes wrong, parents need to know how to treat and respond to a child's injury.
7 reasons summer physicals are essential

7 reasons summer physicals are essential

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted July 11 - 9:00 p.m.

While summer heats up, millions of people across the nation are simmering down from school-year schedules and demands. This season of downtime is a great time to schedule your family's annual physical exams.
What I wish my husband knew about breastfeeding

What I wish my husband knew about breastfeeding

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted July 8 - 3:00 p.m.

Having a baby is a crucial turning point in a woman's life. Breastfeeding is a whole new experience for mom and baby, and while her husband can't do breastfeed for her, there are some things he should know about it.
What I wish my husband knew about being a new mom

What I wish my husband knew about being a new mom

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted June 3 - 3:00 p.m.

Whether you’re a first-time mom or an experienced mother, you’re bound to go through some significant changes when the new baby arrives. A new mom needs to communicate clearly with her husband so he understands how to best take care of her.
What I wish my husband knew when intimacy is painful

What I wish my husband knew when intimacy is painful

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted May 6 - 8:40 a.m.

While intercourse between husband and wife is supposed to be a special, important part of a relationship, sometimes a medical issue occurs that makes it painful for the wife.
Why neck and back problems are so common and when to seek help

Why neck and back problems are so common and when to seek help

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted April 22 - 3:00 p.m.

Neck and back pain strikes men and women of all ages regardless of ethnicity, employment or medical history. Chronic back pain is so common it has been identified as the leading cause of disability worldwide.
New high-tech disc replacement surgery can save you from chronic pain

New high-tech disc replacement surgery can save you from chronic pain

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted April 19 - 9:31 a.m.

There are many ways to reduce chronic pain, but a new surgery exclusively at St. Mark's Hospital is changing the game.
What I wish my husband knew about menopause

What I wish my husband knew about menopause

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted April 8 - 8:00 a.m.

When that childbearing capacity takes a turn into menopause territory, suddenly, both husband and wife are likely on strange and unfamiliar new ground. Here are some things to know.
Why are my kids still sick?

Why are my kids still sick?

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted March 18 - 3:00 p.m.

When you have young children, it can feel like someone is always sick. As a result, parents might wonder whether their children are sick too often and whether certain symptoms could indicate something more serious.
What I wish my husband knew about PAP tests

What I wish my husband knew about PAP tests

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted March 4 - 8:00 a.m.

Whether you are a woman needing a resource to help you discuss PAP tests with your husband, or you are a husband wanting to know what to expect when your wife gets a PAP test, the following information is a crash course on this important exam.
Top health issues impacting Utah women (some might surprise you)

Top health issues impacting Utah women (some might surprise you)

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Feb. 22 - 9:00 p.m.

Approximately 3.1 million people live in Utah, and about half of them are women. Health issues affecting them affect the state, significantly. The following facts and stats offer an at-a-glance perspective on women’s health in Utah.
What I wish my husband knew about my monthly cycle

What I wish my husband knew about my monthly cycle

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Feb. 4 - 3:00 p.m.

Women's bodies all go through the menstrual cycle every month for about 30-40 years. Here are some things women would like the men in their lives to understand about this natural but often hush-hush process.
Mexico surgery complications highlight benefits of quality local care

Mexico surgery complications highlight benefits of quality local care

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Jan. 28 - 3:21 p.m.

A potentially deadly superbug has infected at least a dozen people in several states after they had surgery in Mexico. Patients seeking discounted procedures sometimes find themselves facing severe complications.
Obesity is a problem among Utah children: What we can do

Obesity is a problem among Utah children: What we can do

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Jan. 7 - 3:00 p.m.

Almost 1 in 5 American children is obese, according to the CDC. While childhood obesity rates in Utah have gone down, they are still too high.
Holiday binge eating increases health risks

Holiday binge eating increases health risks

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 3:00 p.m.

Feeling bloated and overindulged can put a serious damper on your holiday spirit, so how do you break the cycle? Here are six tips to help you enjoy the end of this year without any regrets.
6 hidden dangers from untreated varicose veins

6 hidden dangers from untreated varicose veins

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 8:00 a.m.

Varicose veins are not only painful; they can be dangerous. Here are five dangers of letting your varicose veins go untreated.
5 secrets to avoid choosing the wrong health insurance plan

5 secrets to avoid choosing the wrong health insurance plan

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Oct. 29 - 9:12 a.m.

When choosing a health insurance plan, don't assume the cheapest option will be the most affordable. Here are some things to keep in mind before making your decision.
4 tips for using your fitness tracker to maximize health benefits

4 tips for using your fitness tracker to maximize health benefits

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Oct. 17 - 3:00 p.m.

If you're hoping your Fitbit will improve your health and fitness, you'll need to "step" it up.
How a $69, 15-minute scan can save your life

How a $69, 15-minute scan can save your life

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Sept. 20 - 3:00 p.m.

Take advantage of all that modern-day technology has to give. Take 15 minutes and $69, and stop guessing at how healthy your heart is — you deserve to know.
Severe stomach pain: life-threatening or just annoying?

Severe stomach pain: life-threatening or just annoying?

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Aug. 20 - 3:00 p.m.

Stomach pain is the No. 1 reason people go to the emergency room in Utah. Here is when you should and when you shouldn't.
7 questions new moms are too embarrassed to ask

7 questions new moms are too embarrassed to ask

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted July 31 - 3:10 p.m.

Whether you're a new mom or a soon-to-be mother, there are lots of questions that come to mind. Some questions might not be easy to ask, but there's no judgement when you consult your professional health care provider.
Millennials are getting colon cancer. Why?

Millennials are getting colon cancer. Why?

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted July 9 - 3:00 p.m.

If you’re a millennial, new guidelines now recommend getting screened earlier for colorectal cancer — when you turn 45, not 50.
Critical warning signs of atrial fibrillation and stroke

Critical warning signs of atrial fibrillation and stroke

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted June 15 - 3:00 p.m.

Stroke and heart attacks are common problems in the United States, but a particular heart condition can increase your risk by five times; it's called atrial fibrillation, and here are the signs.
Back pain? 5 signs it could be serious

Back pain? 5 signs it could be serious

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted May 29 - 8:00 a.m.

Got back pain? If so, you aren’t alone: 31 million Americans experience low-back pain. Back pain causes and intensities are all across the board, but some symptoms should not be ignored. Watch out for these five signs your situation is serious.
7 ways to keep kids safe in the summer heat

7 ways to keep kids safe in the summer heat

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted May 18 - 8:00 a.m.

Summer means fun, swimming and lots of outdoor activities. It can also mean sunburn and heat-related illnesses. Here are seven preventive steps to keep your children happy and healthy during the summer break.
7 tips to make allergy season more bearable

7 tips to make allergy season more bearable

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted April 25 - 8:00 a.m.

Instead of wishing for winter to return, take advantage of these tips to transition into the warmer months with fewer allergy symptoms.
5 reasons everyone needs annual physicals, even if they are healthy

5 reasons everyone needs annual physicals, even if they are healthy

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted April 16 - 2:59 p.m.

Ninety-two percent of Americans accept the importance of an annual physical, but only 62 percent receive one. Why the discrepancy between belief and action?
See a doctor today: Same-day online scheduling is here

See a doctor today: Same-day online scheduling is here

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted March 21 - 8:00 a.m.

Scheduling an appointment with your doctor should be a piece of cake. If you don't want to or can't wait for a future appointment, make sure to check out online, same-day scheduling.
3 ways minimally invasive spine surgery can make your life better

3 ways minimally invasive spine surgery can make your life better

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted March 8 - 8:00 a.m.

Minimally invasive spinal surgery offers many health benefits. Here are three ways surgery can make your life better.
3 essential ways to keep your heart healthy

3 essential ways to keep your heart healthy

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Feb. 21 - 8:00 a.m.

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Luckily, there are plenty of steps you can take to improve your health and reduce your chances of heart disease. Follow these essential tips for a healthier, happier heart today.
10 amazing facts about your heart

10 amazing facts about your heart

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Feb. 7 - 8:03 a.m.

Learn more about your body's most important muscle.
6 tips to relieve your back pain

6 tips to relieve your back pain

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 3:00 p.m.

The spine is one of the most significant structures in your body. It possesses incredible strength and flexibility, but is also susceptible to injury and pain. Start these six prevention strategies to be armed and ready to combat your back pain.
12 (more) achievable resolutions for your health in 2018

12 (more) achievable resolutions for your health in 2018

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Jan. 17 - 8:00 a.m.

This year, get healthier and feel better about yourself by trying one or several of these achievable resolutions.
13 achievable resolutions for your health in 2018

13 achievable resolutions for your health in 2018

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 3:00 p.m.

The beginning of another new year can bring excitement and anticipation, or it can be a reminder of previous years of failed resolutions. This year, try one or many of these achievable resolutions.
6 tips for bringing more of the Danish hygge into your life

6 tips for bringing more of the Danish hygge into your life

Minky Couture  |  Posted Jan. 11 - 8:00 a.m.

Experience cozy contentment by embracing the Danish concept of hygge. These six tips can help you stay present, relaxed and cozy this year.
6 Ways to protect children from flu this season

6 Ways to protect children from flu this season

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Dec. 21 - 8:00 a.m.

In order to protect those who are most vulnerable from the flu this season, it's important to understand how it's spread and the necessary precautions. Here are six ways to help protect your children from flu.
Robotic device helps local hospital perfect back surgeries

Robotic device helps local hospital perfect back surgeries

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Dec. 12 - 10:31 a.m.

A one-of-a-kind surgical robot offers the promise of pain relief and productivity for back injury patients at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability throughout the world.
7 heart-healthy holiday habits

7 heart-healthy holiday habits

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Dec. 1 - 9:00 p.m.

Trying to keep from gaining the traditional holiday pounds this year? Here are some healthy habits to start cultivating now.
How a robotic “assistant” perfects spinal fusions

How a robotic “assistant” perfects spinal fusions

MountainStar Healthcare  |  Posted Nov. 10 - 8:00 a.m.

Combining real-time 3D imaging to enhance navigation and robotic guidance for bone screw placements, a cutting-edge robot guarantees accuracy with every procedure.