Category Archives: Health

What to Expect as Allergy Season Begins

The start of spring brings warmer weather, blooming plants and – unfortunately for more than 50 million people in the United States who suffer from nasal allergies – it also signifies the start of allergy season. Allergies are the fifth-leading cause of chronic disease in the U.S. and cost the health care system an estimated […]

Simple Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Heart

American Heart Month: Tips for maintaining a healthy heart from Russell Davis, FNP at Stansbury Springs Health Center Americans are more informed than ever about the prevalence of heart disease in the United States. Claiming more than one million lives annually, heart disease, including stroke, heart attack and other types of cardiovascular disease, is the […]

Flu and Cold Season

With the Holiday here, we are reminded of another annual event: the beginning of cold and flu season. There may be a lot in life that we have limited control over, but we can control our immunity against influenza. The flu vaccine is an important vaccine for everyone who is eligible to receive it annually. It […]

Don’t Let Summer Heat Ruin Fall Marathon Prep

Runners training for fall marathons should recognize signs of heat-related illness and seek treatment immediately October is one of the most popular months for marathons with more than 120 scheduled in the U.S. this year alone, according to findmymarathon.com. And that means runners, novice and professionals alike, are training now when summer temperatures can reach […]

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

One of the best qualities about living in Stansbury is how active the community is. With an active community comes the risk for injuries.  One type of injury that needs attention is head injury, which can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI).  TBI can occur from a bump, blow or jolt to the brain […]

A.C.T. to Prevent Heat Related Car Deaths

Each year in the U.S., an average of 38 children and hundreds of dogs die from hyperthermia (heatstroke) in hot cars. While our first thought may be these are cases of blatant cruelty or negligence, the truth is many are due to tragic error on the part of otherwise loving, competent caregivers. The point is […]

Preparing for a Nasty Spring Allergy Season

From Catherine Carter, FNP, Urgent Care at Stansbury Springs Experts are advising 2016 could be an exceptionally bad spring allergy season and people who suffer from seasonal allergies need to be prepared. With the unusual up-and-down weather patterns across the country all winter, there is likely to be a ‘pollen superburst’ as temperatures start to […]

Oh, the Pressure!

By Catherine Carter, FNP at Urgent Care at Stansbury Springs Sinusitis; that dreaded pressure felt in the cheeks, above the eyes, or even causing the upper teeth to ache. If you’ve had sinusitis you know that feeling like your face is going to fall off when you lean forward, or there is a loss of […]

Influenza

By Catherine Carter, FNP at Urgent Care at Stansbury Springs Influenza (“flu”) goes with winter like peanut butter goes with jelly. Influenza is a virus that loves the winter months, when we are all inside with our houses closed up. It can be spread in the warmer months as well, just not spread as often. […]