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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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Jun 2nd, 2021

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