Blog Archive

How to Stay Active with Asthma Dec 1st, 2019

Not only does asthma affect over 25 million Americans, the number of cases has been growing since the 1980s. Swollen airways overproduce mucus, making it hard to breathe, which can be a serious complication if you’re trying to stay active or participate in sports. Yet, staying active can help reduce...

Holiday Tips for Healthy Eating Dec 1st, 2019

The holidays are a time for family gatherings, reunions with old friends, and plenty of food to go around. Traveling and attending holiday parties can make your commitment to eating a healthy diet fly right out the window, but the busy holiday season doesn’t have to mean gaining extra pounds. ...

6 Amazing Benefits of SculpSure Nov 1st, 2019

Achieving the perfect body takes time and effort. But, even if you eat well and exercise, that doesn’t mean you’ll get the slim physique you desire. Fat, unfortunately, can be stubborn. Love handles, belly fat, and double chins seem to stick around no matter what you do to get rid...

Why Do Children Get so Many Ear Infections? Nov 1st, 2019

About five of every six children suffer at least one ear infection by the time they’re 3 years old, so if it seems that ear drops are a regular item on your pharmacy shopping list, you’re not alone. While many childhood earaches might be common, and since many clear up...

The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes Sep 1st, 2019

Over 30 million Americans have diabetes, and about 1.5 million new cases are diagnosed annually, contributing to over a quarter-million deaths each year. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body still manufactures insulin, but becomes resistant to its effects. About 80% of those with Type 2 diabetes are obese, so...

Most Common Medical Issues for Babies and Toddlers Aug 14th, 2019

If it seems like your infant or toddler is constantly coming down with something, you’re probably not imagining it. There are many mild illnesses that affect the under-five set, and some are even regarded as rites of passage. Yet, even though there are plenty of other things to worry about...

How to Prevent Prediabetes From Turning Into Full-Blown Diabetes Jul 19th, 2019

Prediabetes, or elevated blood sugar, significantly increases your risk of developing full-fledged Type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes also increases your risk for heart disease and stroke, so it’s important that you take measures to keep it under control.  An estimated 84 million Americans have prediabetes, and about 90 percent of those...

Finish Off Your Weight Loss Journey by Eliminating Stubborn Fat Rolls With SculpSure®️ Jun 14th, 2019

Hate it, embrace it it, don’t care about it… everyone’s relationship to body fat differs, and while we encourage self-acceptance, we know that stubborn body fat can be seriously frustrating. That’s why we offer SculpSure®️ at Wasatch Peak Family Practice & Oceans Contours. We think everyone deserves an easy, noninvasive...

What Every Parent Should Know About the HPV Vaccine May 14th, 2019

HPV infections are extremely common; in fact, the CDC says about 80 million Americans are infected with some form of the virus, and many don’t know it. While most of those infections are caused by strains of the virus that tend to clear up on their own thanks to the body’s...

Could You Be Among The Millions Of Americans Who Have Hypertensions Apr 16th, 2019

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, doesn’t have visible symptoms. In fact, many people who have prehypertension, or even full-on hypertension, are unaware of their condition until it’s detected during a medical exam. That’s why this life-threatening cardiovascular condition is called “the silent killer.” Blood pressure 101 The force...

The Best New Way to Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin Mar 1st, 2019

A double chin, or submental fat, occurs when you have excess fat that forms beneath your chin. While most people associate double chins with weight problems, even the slimmest and healthiest person can have one. Dr. Jeffery DeGrauw and our team at Wasatch Peak Family Practice understand the role your...

Why Asthma Can Be Worse In Winter And Steps To Manage Attacks Feb 13th, 2019

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects nearly 25 million people in America. It’s a respiratory disease that makes breathing difficult and often comes with lung spasms, wheezing, and chest tightness. Your lungs are made of bronchi that transport air to and from your lungs. If you have asthma, your...

Live In the Body You Want This Year With SculpSure Jan 14th, 2019

Everyone has those stubborn fatty areas where endless crunches fail. So, you try various forms of exercise and diet to wage war on stubborn fat. In fact, 45% of people in 2018 made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. We at Wasatch Peak Family Practice offer a straightforward and...

The Importance of an Annual Physical — Even If You Feel Fine Dec 7th, 2018

Some people go to the doctor on a regular basis while others don’t. You don’t have to wait until you’re sick to schedule an appointment with your doctor. There’s more than a few reasons why, including some that only indirectly affect your health. Create a strong bond with your doctor...

5 Essential Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Nov 19th, 2018

Diabetes affects over 30 million people every year. Some have type 1, or juvenile diabetes. But many develop type 2 diabetes as adults. The disease itself can cause dizziness and irritability. But it also affects your long-term health. It can lead to blood clots and other circulatory issues. Some of...

How to Lose That Double Chin Without Weight Loss or Surgery Oct 18th, 2018

You run miles every day. You’ve lifted the equivalent of an elephant in the weight room. You’ve spent enough time in downward dog to qualify as a yogi. And yet...you can’t get rid of that stubborn double chin. Double chins have lots of causes. In some cases, genetics can play...

Back to School Tips for Kids With Asthma Sep 27th, 2018

The back to school period is already stressful enough for most parents, but if your son or daughter has asthma this period can be extra nerve-racking. Did you know that the first weeks of the school term often see a spike in asthma attacks? The change of environment, allergens, back...

10 Great Reasons to Consider SculpSure® Body Contouring Aug 31st, 2018

You’ve done the work and you’re at, or near, your target weight, only to find that stubborn pockets of fat still cling to you in the most inopportune areas, despite all of your best efforts.Your options to bridge that final gap to your ideal body shape have largely been in...