Category Archives: Utah Health

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 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 […]


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. […]

When is a Sore Throat JUST a Sore Throat and Not Strep?

By Catherine Carter, FNP at Urgent Care at Stansbury Springs That can be a tricky question to answer. It really has to do with what the accompanying symptoms are with the sore throat. Strep throat is caused by the bacteria group A Streptococcus and typical symptoms include significant redness and swelling of the tonsils and […]

Talking about the Weather and Toes

“Don’t knock the weather.  If it didn’t change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn’t start a conversation.”  ~Kin Hubbard One thing about Utah is that the weather is crazy.  It’s unpredictable.  It’s interesting.  It can go from 60 degrees and sunny to 30 degrees and snowy in less than 24 hours. […]

Summer Footwear Guide: Flip-Flops and Sandals

By Dr. Jeffrey Carlson When the weather gets warm, both men and women ditch their more constrictive footwear in favor of the foot-freeing flip-flop. Flip-flops offer some protection for your feet, and thus they are better than walking around barefoot. They are fine to wear at the beach and public pools, as they can protect […]