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Insulin’s Role in Your Body

Insulin’s Role in Your Body

Your pancreas produces insulin, which carries out important jobs around your body. But many people don’t understand exactly what this amazing hormone does. Keep reading to learn more about the role it plays in your body. 
Jan 12th, 2024
How to Keep Your Child's Flu Symptoms from Worsening

How to Keep Your Child's Flu Symptoms from Worsening

Are you worried about your child’s flu symptoms getting worse? No parent likes to see their child sick, and there are ways to best care for your child when they fall ill with the flu. Take a moment to find out more about helping your sick child.
Dec 5th, 2023
4 Reasons to Schedule a Physical Exam

4 Reasons to Schedule a Physical Exam

You understand scheduling a doctor’s visit when you’re unwell or injured. But you may wonder why you need a physical exam when you’re feeling fine. Keep reading to learn the top reasons for making this important appointment.   
Dec 1st, 2023
How to Plan Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Meals

How to Plan Diabetes-Friendly Holiday Meals

Worried about navigating holiday meals with diabetes? It’s possible to be both festive and health-conscious! Keep reading to learn practical tips for balancing indulgence with diabetes care to stay healthy this holiday season.
Nov 2nd, 2023
How to Lower Your Cholesterol Without Medication

How to Lower Your Cholesterol Without Medication

Do you have high cholesterol and feel curious about lowering it without the pills? We've got some natural strategies that might be just what you’re looking for. Read on to discover your medication-free path to heart wellness.
Nov 2nd, 2023
Understanding Preventive Care Screenings Covered by Medicare

Understanding Preventive Care Screenings Covered by Medicare

Medicare covers many preventive screenings and tests to keep you healthy as you age, but sometimes trying to determine what’s covered can be confusing. Keep reading to discover our helpful guide on Medicare and what you need to know about services.
Oct 10th, 2023
Is it Normal to Have a Body Temperature Below 98.6?

Is it Normal to Have a Body Temperature Below 98.6?

Ever wondered why your thermometer sometimes shows a reading below 98.6°F? Understanding your body's temperature variations is important. Read on to learn about lower than “normal” body temperature and when it's cause for concern. 
Oct 9th, 2023
How Does Stress Affect Asthma?

How Does Stress Affect Asthma?

If you have asthma and are feeling stressed, you may have noticed your breathing symptoms getting worse. Keep reading to understand the link between stress and asthma and the treatments that can help.
Sep 7th, 2023
Signs Your Child Has Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Signs Your Child Has Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Is your little one struggling with a runny nose or persistent cough that just won’t quit? They might not have a common cold. Keep reading to learn about the warning signs of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and what to do if your child has them.
Sep 1st, 2023
How to Stay on Top of Your Child’s Immunizations

How to Stay on Top of Your Child’s Immunizations

Feeling overwhelmed with the task of staying on top of your child’s immunizations? Keep reading as we guide you on how to navigate vaccine schedules and share tips for staying organized with these key protective health measures.
Aug 6th, 2023
5 Ways to Prevent Common Diabetes Complications

5 Ways to Prevent Common Diabetes Complications

If you have diabetes, your risk of health complications increases. Fortunately, there are ways you can take control of your condition and lead a healthier life. Learn our top five tips for stopping diabetes-related complications before they start.
Aug 1st, 2023
5 Common Signs of a Vitamin or Mineral Deficiency

5 Common Signs of a Vitamin or Mineral Deficiency

Even if you pay careful attention to your health, living in the modern world means chances are good you’re deficient in one or more essential vitamins or minerals. Keep reading to learn why and the signs that indicate you could be deficient.
Jul 2nd, 2023
Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Prevent Hypertension

Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Prevent Hypertension

If you’re worried about chronic high blood pressure, or hypertension, you have good reason: Millions of Americans struggle with this disease, nicknamed a “silent killer.” Here’s a look at changes you can make to prevent it.
May 14th, 2023

When to See a Doctor About Your Child’s Fever

If your child is running a fever this spring, it may be hard to know when to seek medical help. The good news is that many fevers can be treated at home. Some might need medical care, however, so read on to learn when it’s time to see a doctor.
May 2nd, 2023
5 Tips for Planning Diabetes-Friendly Meals

5 Tips for Planning Diabetes-Friendly Meals

If you’re among the millions of Americans with diabetes, mealtime can be a challenge. We’ve got you covered with our top five tips for making sure your meals are diabetes-friendly. Here’s what you need to know.
Apr 10th, 2023

How to Sleep Your Way to Better Heart Health

Heart disease may be the leading cause of death in America, but there’s good news: You can take steps to improve your heart health by improving your sleep. Here’s what you need to know about sleep and a healthy heart.
Apr 5th, 2023
What Your Blood Pressure Measurements Actually Mean

What Your Blood Pressure Measurements Actually Mean

You know your blood pressure is important, and having high blood pressure can spell trouble for your health. But what, exactly, do those blood pressure numbers mean? Keep reading to learn what you need to know.
Mar 13th, 2023
5 Practical Ways to Boost Your Longevity

5 Practical Ways to Boost Your Longevity

There’s no way to stop the hands of time. But you can boost your longevity and enjoy optimal health into your golden years by taking practical steps to improve your health. Here’s what you need to know.
Mar 1st, 2023
Why is Belly Fat so Difficult to Lose?

Why is Belly Fat so Difficult to Lose?

If you’re carrying extra weight around your waistline, you’re one of the millions of Americans struggling with the battle of the bulge. So why is belly fat so difficult to shed? Keep reading to learn what you need to know.
Feb 2nd, 2023
5 Medical Conditions That Fuel Weight Gain

5 Medical Conditions That Fuel Weight Gain

With over three-quarters of US adults being overweight or obese, more Americans are at an unhealthy weight than a healthy one. Diet and exercise play a role, but some underlying health conditions can fuel weight gain. Here’s what you need to know.
Feb 1st, 2023
When to See a Doctor for Your Child's Fever

When to See a Doctor for Your Child's Fever

It’s never fun when your child is sick, and if they have a fever it can be downright scary. But not all fevers are cause for alarm. Keep reading to learn more about childhood fevers and when it’s time to call your pediatric provider.
Jan 19th, 2023
4 Common Symptoms of Asthma

4 Common Symptoms of Asthma

Asthma is a serious breathing disorder that can trigger different symptoms. Here’s a look at four of the most common signs of this condition and the ways we can help ease your breathing troubles.
Jan 18th, 2023
5 Topics to Bring Up at Your Next Physical

5 Topics to Bring Up at Your Next Physical

There are many reasons to make sure you get a physical annually. This is a chance for you to bring up any questions or concerns with your doctor. Here are five topics you should bring up.
Dec 12th, 2022
When is an Earache Serious?

When is an Earache Serious?

Both children and adults get earaches, or pain in one or both ears. While often associated with ear infections, earaches have many causes. So how can you tell when it’s serious enough to warrant a trip to the doctor? Keep reading to find out.
Dec 1st, 2022
Why You Shouldn't "Grin and Bear" Frequent Headaches

Why You Shouldn't "Grin and Bear" Frequent Headaches

Headaches are never fun. While everyone gets a headache now and again, frequent headaches are never normal and shouldn’t be ignored. Take a moment to learn what might be causing your head pain and how we can help.
Nov 1st, 2022
5 Common Signs of Type 2 Diabetes

5 Common Signs of Type 2 Diabetes

Over 95% of people in the US who have diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, which starts all at once, symptoms of type 2 diabetes often start gradually and can be easy to miss. Here’s a look at the signs of this disease.
Oct 11th, 2022
How to Ease Your Child's Flu Symptoms

How to Ease Your Child's Flu Symptoms

Caring for a sick child can be overwhelming — especially when they’re ill with the flu. Here’s a look at the best ways to help your child through the flu, along with how to know when it’s time to bring them to the doctor for medical attention.
Oct 5th, 2022
When to See Your Doctor About Wheezing

When to See Your Doctor About Wheezing

Hearing a whistling noise when you breathe? This sound, called wheezing, is a common indicator of a breathing problem. Here’s a closer look at the causes of wheezing and when it’s time to seek medical help.
Sep 12th, 2022
Common Preventive Health Screenings Covered by Medicare

Common Preventive Health Screenings Covered by Medicare

If you have Medicare, many preventive screenings and tests are covered to keep you healthy well into your golden years. To help you understand which services are covered, we’ve created this helpful guide. Here’s what you need to know.
Aug 9th, 2022
When to See a Doctor About Body Aches and Pains

When to See a Doctor About Body Aches and Pains

Almost everyone gets aches and pains from time to time. But when your whole body hurts and you don’t know why, it’s natural to worry. Here’s what you need to know to determine if it's time to call your doctor.
Aug 9th, 2022
Common Immunizations for Kids and Teens

Common Immunizations for Kids and Teens

Summer is a great time to bring your child in for their back-to-school physical and to get caught up with any immunizations they need. Here’s a look at some of the most common vaccinations for kids and teens.
Jul 12th, 2022
What to Bring Up During Your Annual Physical

What to Bring Up During Your Annual Physical

Your annual physical offers time to see your provider, review and assess your health, and address any questions or concerns you have. To help you get the most from your appointment, here are some key topics to bring up at your exam.
Jun 4th, 2022
How Often Should I Have My Cholesterol Checked?

How Often Should I Have My Cholesterol Checked?

Did you know that your cholesterol reveals many key factors when it comes to your heart health? Keep reading to learn how cholesterol is measured, what the numbers mean, and how often you should have it checked.
Jun 1st, 2022
5 Summertime Asthma Tips

5 Summertime Asthma Tips

Summer can be a challenge if you have asthma. Fortunately, you can stay ahead of asthma attacks and keep symptoms under control by taking a few key steps. Keep reading for our top summertime tips!
May 4th, 2022
How to Prevent Diabetes Complications

How to Prevent Diabetes Complications

Are you one of the millions of Americans with prediabetes or diabetes? If so, you’re at risk for serious health complications. Keep reading to learn about how you can prevent these problems from developing.
May 1st, 2022
When to See a Doctor About Your Child's Cough

When to See a Doctor About Your Child's Cough

Children get coughs for many reasons, and most don’t require treatment. A cough can also signal a serious medical condition. Here’s how to know when it’s time to see your provider.
Apr 1st, 2022
What Causes a Fever?

What Causes a Fever?

A fever is usually a sign that your body is fighting an infection or illness. But knowing when to care for a fever at home and when to seek medical help isn’t always easy. Here’s what you need to know.
Mar 7th, 2022
Do Annual Physicals Make a Difference?

Do Annual Physicals Make a Difference?

If you’re like many people, you’re probably wondering if having an annual physical really makes a difference to your health. Keep reading to learn how these routine exams not only keep you healthy but also could save your life.
Feb 3rd, 2022
5 Nutrition Habits That Boost Overall Health

5 Nutrition Habits That Boost Overall Health

With so much information circulating about nutrition and health, it’s easy to get confused about what’s hype and what’s healthful. Keep reading to learn about the nutrition habits that can boost your well-being and keep you healthier longer.
Feb 2nd, 2022
Can You Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Can You Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

About 1 in 3 American adults has been diagnosed with prediabetes, and every year, 1.5 million more are diagnosed with diabetes. If you’re wondering whether you can prevent Type 2 diabetes, keep reading to learn what you need to know.
Jan 6th, 2022
3 Breathing Problems You Shouldn't Ignore

3 Breathing Problems You Shouldn't Ignore

If breathing isn’t as effortless as it once was, asthma could be to blame. This condition often worsens in winter and comes with signs that can be easy to misinterpret. Here’s a look at some of the breathing problems you shouldn’t ignore.
Jan 6th, 2022
How to Prepare for Your Medicare Exam

How to Prepare for Your Medicare Exam

The end of the year is almost here, and if you’re getting ready for your Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) through Medicare it’s best to be prepared. Keep reading to learn how to do just that and what you can expect at your AWV.
Nov 23rd, 2021
Why Can't I Shed Fat in my Belly Area?

Why Can't I Shed Fat in my Belly Area?

If you’re at a healthy weight and have tried diet and exercise to slim down but still have stubborn pockets of belly fat, you’re probably wondering why you can’t get it to budge. Learn why this fat is hard to shed and how we can help.
Nov 10th, 2021
How Do Cold, Dry Months Affect Asthma?

How Do Cold, Dry Months Affect Asthma?

If you’ve noticed a difference in your asthma symptoms during the fall and winter and wondered why, we’ve got you covered! Learn why asthma can be worse in colder, drier months and what you can do to alleviate your symptoms.
Nov 1st, 2021
What to do About a Child's Fever

What to do About a Child's Fever

Whenever your child has a fever, it’s natural to worry — especially since a fever is a signal there’s something wrong. But a fever doesn’t always mean a serious health problem. Keep reading to learn what to do when your child’s temperature rises.
Oct 25th, 2021
5 Significant Benefits of Routine Physicals

5 Significant Benefits of Routine Physicals

Scheduling a routine physical is probably not high on your to-do list. However, there are significant health benefits to scheduling one every year. We share 5 reasons why you shouldn’t put it off.
Sep 13th, 2021
5 Benefits of Primary Care

5 Benefits of Primary Care

Should you see a primary care doctor? You bet! Learn the many health benefits of being part of a primary care practice.
Aug 10th, 2021

Can Diabetes be Prevented?

Over 34 million Americans have diabetes, and 88 million have prediabetes. Learn how you can reduce your risk of developing this widespread and chronic disease.
Jul 25th, 2021

What's Triggering Your Asthma?

Asthma attacks can derail you. Learn common asthma triggers and how best to avoid them while managing your asthma.
Jun 9th, 2021

Preventive Care Services Included in Medicare

Preventive care services can help you reduce your risk for illness, health issues, and many diseases. Learn which preventative services are included in your annual Medicare Wellness visit that will help you live a long and healthy life.
May 10th, 2021

4 Ways Diabetes Affects Your Eyes

If you have diabetes, your risk of developing certain vision-threatening eye diseases is higher than it is among people without diabetes. Learn how diabetes affects your eyes, and how you can protect your vision.
Feb 2nd, 2021

5 Common Inhaler Mistakes to Avoid

Asthma is a common disease that has no cure. Fortunately, you can effectively manage your asthma with an inhaler. Learn the 5 most common inhaler mistakes and how you can avoid them and breathe easier.
Oct 15th, 2020

Why You Don't Want to Skip Your Annual Physical

You may have a dozen excuses for not scheduling your physical exam this year. The team at Wasatch Peak Family Medicine shares five strong reasons why you shouldn’t skip this important appointment.
Aug 13th, 2020

5 Meal-Planning Tips for Diabetics

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you need to give up sugar, carbs, or flavor in your meals. These five easy-to-follow meal-planning tips will help you eat well and manage your blood sugar levels.
Aug 13th, 2020

How Stress Impacts Asthma

Stress can affect many things in your life. One of those things is your breathing. Find out how stress can trigger an asthma attack and how you can minimize your risk.
Jul 15th, 2020

How Often Do My Children Need to See a Doctor?

You probably take your child to the doctor when they’re very sick. But how often should you take them otherwise? Do they need shots every year? Find out when and how often you should take your child to see a doctor.
Jun 15th, 2020

How to Help Prevent Prediabetes from Turning into Diabetes

Prediabetes is no joke. More than 1 in 3 Americans has prediabetes, and the majority of people with prediabetes will go on to develop full-blown diabetes, a serious chronic disease. Learn how you can prevent prediabetes from turning into diabetes.
Apr 24th, 2020
It's okay if your cholesterol goes down before you do.

Healthy Tips to Lower Cholesterol

The higher your “bad” cholesterol, the more likely you’ll face heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Learn how to lower the “bad” while increasing the “good.”
Mar 9th, 2020

5 Ways Your Life Changes After a Diabetes Diagnosis

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? There are over 100 million new cases each year. Learning you have diabetes can be life-changing, it’s not the end of the world. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect.
Jan 1st, 2020

How to Stay Active with Asthma

If you have asthma, you know it’s hard to breathe and catch your breath, so you may be avoiding exercise and overexertion. But many people with asthma find that increasing their exercise actually decreases their symptoms. Find out why.
Dec 1st, 2019

Holiday Tips for Healthy Eating

Does the thought of pumpkin pie make your mouth water? The holidays are filled with delicious treats that are all too often loaded with calories. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the foods you love. Get tips for healthy holiday eating here.
Dec 1st, 2019

Why Do Children Get so Many Ear Infections?

While childhood ear infections are common and usually clear up with time, there are times when problems persist or infection spreads. Understanding why your child is prone to ear infections will help you seek the appropriate treatment.
Nov 1st, 2019

The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes

The connection between obesity and Type 2 diabetes has always been something of a mystery, but recent research established new and surprising connections that help doctors understand the disease better, and may lead to new treatments.
Sep 1st, 2019

Most Common Medical Issues for Babies and Toddlers

Kids and illness seem to connect all too frequently. Not only that, but babies and toddlers get some illnesses more often than older children. Here are some of the most common illnesses you can expect to see in kids under age five.
Aug 14th, 2019
What Every Parent Should Know About the HPV Vaccine, what is HPV, How does the HPV vaccine work?

What Every Parent Should Know About the HPV Vaccine

HPV is a large family of common viruses, some of which can cause genital warts and cancers in both women and men. Here's how the vaccine works and how it can help your child lead a healthier life throughout their entire adult years.
May 14th, 2019
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Live In the Body You Want This Year With SculpSure

45% of people made a New Year resolution to lose weight in 2018, but stubborn fat can persist despite diet and exercise. That’s where SculpSure steps in to help you achieve your resolutions.
Jan 14th, 2019

5 Essential Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes affects 1 in 4 people over the age of 65. And 90-95% of those people have Type 2 diabetes. This disease can cause blindness, kidney problems, high blood pressure and heart disease. But there are ways to prevent type 2 diabetes.
Nov 19th, 2018

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024

Back to School Tips for Kids With Asthma

The likelihood of an asthma attack among children is much higher during the back to school period. Here are 5 tips to make sure you’re fully prepared!
Sep 27th, 2018