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How to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays Nov 20th, 2019

The holidays are coming, and with it the cold weather, seasonal indulgences, and lack of exercise can sabotage your health. Here’s what you can do to stay illness-free and healthy over the holiday season. A Healthy Holiday Season Practice Mindful Eating It’s easy to get carried away with holiday feasts...

How Is Diabetes Treated? (Diabetes Awareness Month) Nov 17th, 2019

Quick Summary: How Is Diabetes Diagnosed? How Is Diabetes Treated? November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Thank you to everyone who has spent time spreading awareness and educating others on diabetes treatment so far this month. In an effort to keep spreading awareness ourselves, this is a quick article that answers a common diabetes-related...

Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Oct 11th, 2019

Do you have a hard time getting a good night’s sleep? Adults should get between seven and nine hours of quality sleep each night, but more and more people are running on six hours (or fewer). When you’re sleep-deprived and feeling low on energy, you’re more likely to reach for...

5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight Oct 4th, 2019

Have you been eating healthy and dieting and still not losing weight? It can be frustrating when the numbers on the scale don’t move. But did you know there may be some unexpected factors that could be sabotaging your weight loss efforts? Here are five common reasons why you’re not...

The 6 Easiest Ways to Lower High Cholesterol Aug 13th, 2019

Lowering your cholesterol levels can seem overwhelming. Specifically, you want to address your LDL cholesterol levels, which can put you at high risk for heart disease. Even that distinction is complicated, but the solution doesn’t have to be. Here are six quick changes you can make right away, before you...

The New School Year is Coming—Are Your Kids Missing Vaccines? Aug 4th, 2019

Fall means new pencils, lunch boxes, and that perfect back-to-school outfit. It also means lots of infections. As kids gather in classrooms, they’ll be exposed to many viruses. That’s why now is a great time to make sure your children are caught up on their vaccines. Getting them vaccinated is...

What you should look for in a family doctor Jul 22nd, 2019

Picking a family doctor is no small matter. Ideally, the person you choose will be taking care of you and your family’s health needs for many years to come. That’s why it’s so important to have a great fit from the start. You want a physician you can feel confident...

7 Healthy After School Snacks that kids will actually eat Jul 3rd, 2019

Eating healthy is just as important for kids as it is for the rest of us. But it’s not always easy to get your children to chow down on greens and whole grains. There are a couple ways to help kids get excited about food that’s good for them. One...

The 3 Big “Don’ts” of Healthy Weight Loss Jun 11th, 2019

Losing weight is about more than cutting calories or eating enough fruits and veggies. It’s important to not only build healthy habits, but also to avoid common pitfalls. The following is a short list of some of the biggest mistakes you can make when attempting to lose weight. 1. Don’t...

What Causes Knee Pain? May 10th, 2019

The short answer: a lot of things can cause knee pain. It’s a common condition with a huge range of potential causes, from sports-related inflammation to autoimmune diseases. That’s why it’s so important to visit a specialist if you’re experiencing pain. They can help you diagnose your problem and prescribe...

7 Steps for Dealing with Diabetes May 1st, 2019

There’s no way around it. Getting a diabetes diagnosis is always a blow. You’ve learned news that will dramatically affect your life and the lives of your loved ones. You may feel guilt about past decisions or anxiety for the future. Perhaps the worst thing is the perceived loss of...

Tips for Choosing a Primary Care Doctor Apr 30th, 2019

Picking a family doctor is an important decision that should be well thought out. The physician that you choose will be taking care of you and your family’s health needs for many years to come. You want a physician you can feel confident in whenever you have a health issue...

Must-Do Hikes Near Salt Lake City Apr 16th, 2019

The Wasatch Front is home to hundreds of scenic hikes. Here are some of our personal favorites. Willow Lake If you’re looking for an easy hike with beautiful colors and scenic views, look no further than Willow Lake.  This 2-mile round trip hike takes you through aspen forest to a...

Do I Need an Antibiotic? Mar 20th, 2019

Antibiotics, while beneficial, should be taken with caution. Read on to learn more about what antibiotics are and which illnesses and infections they can treat. What are Antibiotics? Antibiotics are powerful medications that help our bodies fight off diseases caused by bacteria. When used appropriately, they quickly and effectively eliminate...

5 Ways to Beat Spring Allergies Mar 15th, 2019

Spring is officially here, which means April showers, May flowers, and dreaded seasonal allergies for millions of people. Fortunately, there are several ways you can make it through allergy season. By taking a few steps to prepare, you can enjoy the best of what spring has to offer. Your Spring...

How to Protect Your Children During a Measles Outbreak Feb 15th, 2019

According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 159 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 10 states from January 1st, 2019 to February 21st, 2019. This recent outbreak of measles is concerning, particularly for parents and vaccinated individuals. How does Measles Spread? The measles virus spreads easily through the air...

The Risks of Vaping Feb 5th, 2019

Are you trying to kick a smoking habit? You’re not alone. Over 70% of smokers say they want to quit to avoid heart disease, lung cancer, and other life-threatening diseases. , you may be tempted to turn to electronic cigarettes to ease the transition from traditional cigarettes to not smoking...

The Dangers of High Blood Pressure Jan 23rd, 2019

High blood pressure is generally agreed upon to be a bad thing. But why is that? Why are doctors so keen to help patients lower their blood pressure? What effects does high blood pressure have? Typically, we might associate high blood pressure with eventual heart problems, however, the truth is...

4 Physical Side Effects Caused by a Desk Job Jan 16th, 2019

Roughly 86% of American workers sit all day at work. The stress, long hours, and inactivity of your desk job can shave years off your life. Here are the long-term physical side effects caused by a desk job. 1. Neck Pain When sitting at a desk all day, it can...

5 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick Jan 5th, 2019

With the new year comes new goals and resolutions. But let’s face it – change can be difficult. So how do you ensure that your new year’s resolutions sticks throughout the entire year? Try the following five tips to help you create long-lasting change. How to Keep Your Healthy New...

How to Choose Safe Toys for Your Kids Dec 13th, 2018

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s prime-time for toy-buying. But how to do you know that the gifts you’re putting under the tree aren’t putting your children in danger? Before you run out of the door with your shopping list in hand, follow these tips to help you choose...

How Robots are Changing Health Care Dec 13th, 2018

Recent advances in technology can be felt ion almost every industry. Its impact can also clearly be felt in the health care industry. As part of the new era of technology, robots are becoming an innovative solution for health care professionals all around the globe. Benefits of Robots in Health...

Simple Food Swaps for Healthy Holiday Eating Nov 12th, 2018

From irresistible dinner rolls to delicious desserts, the holiday dinner table is a smörgåsbord of seasonal indulgences. But are you wanting to indulge and not completely sabotage your healthy efforts? You’re not alone. Fortunately, these simple and tasty food swaps will help you enjoy your holiday meal without the guilt....

The Secrets to Staying Healthy in the Office Nov 12th, 2018

The flu season is on the horizon, which means you’ll likely be surrounded by germs and under-the-weather co-workers. Fortunately, there are several ways you can protect yourself in and out of the office. How to Stay Healthy this Flu Season 1. Get a flu shot.The Center of Disease Control (CDC)...

Top Healthy Fall Activities Oct 8th, 2018

The hot summer days are officially behind us, and sweater weather is in full force. Head outside to exercise and enjoy the fall weather while it lasts. 1. Take a hike. Utah is known for some of the most beautiful hikes in the country. So grab your family and hit...

5 Vaccination Myths Debunked Oct 8th, 2018

When it comes to health care and vaccinations, there’s a lot of dangerous misinformation. Here are 5 major vaccine myths that research has shown to be baseless. Vaccine Myths Debunked Myth #1: Vaccines Cause Autism. In 1997, a study suggesting that vaccines were increasing autism in children was published. Ever...

5 Surprising Heart Attack Risk Factors Sep 5th, 2018

You’re probably aware of the usual heart diseases causes, including poor diet, smoking, lack of exercise, etc. But there are other risk factors that may surprise you. In this article, we share the under-the-radar risks factors for heart attacks that you need to know. Factors that Increase Your Risk of...

Tips for a Healthy Summer Vacation Aug 6th, 2018

Summertime is in full effect, which means your mind has likely turned to planning a vacation. Whether you’re heading to the beach, a lake house, or tropical island, it’s important to keep your health and safety at the forefront. Here are some top tips to help you stay healthy and...

5 Depression Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore Aug 5th, 2018

It’s common to feel down in the dumps from time to time. However, if these feelings intensify or persist over weeks or months, it’s likely you have depression. Unfortunately, many people suffering from depression aren’t aware that they have it. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can vary...

5 Surprising Ways to Prevent Heart Disease Jul 7th, 2018

Cardiovascular disease accounts for one out of three deaths in the United States. The obvious culprits that fuel heart problems are high blood pressure, obesity, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, lack of exercise, and smoking. Fortunately, small lifestyle changes can help reduce your chances of heart disease while improving your overall health. Reducing...

The Pros and Cons of the Ketogenic Diet Jul 6th, 2018

The ketogenic diet is quickly growing in popularity. So does it live up to the hype? Here are some pros and cons of the new diet craze. What is the Keto Diet? In simple terms, the keto diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet plan that claims to make body’s their...

Summer Health and Safety: 5 Mistakes to Avoid Jun 7th, 2018

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time for BBQs, pool parties, and vacations. However, it’s possible to get caught up in the fun and forget about potential health woes. Here are common mistakes to avoid to ensure you and your family enjoy a healthy summer. Common Summer...

5 Reasons Why Gardening is Great For Your Mental Health Jun 7th, 2018

Spring is a welcome change to the long Winter blues. With new life springing up from the ground, it’s the perfect time to explore the positive effects that gardening has on our health. Not only does it improve our overall physical fitness, but it can also reduce mental health problems,...

It’s Allergy Season! 5 Tips to Breath Easier May 7th, 2018

Spring is finally here, which means flowers and trees are in full bloom. While it’s a beautiful sight, it also means seasonal allergies for millions of people. Fortunately, there are several strategies you can take to make this allergy season bearable. How to Survive Allergy Season Clear the air You...

Do I Have Pre-Diabetes? May 7th, 2018

As the American population continues to become overweight or obese, diabetes is becoming increasingly prevalent. If the chronic disease runs in your family, you may have wondered if you’re next. To help you understand pre-diabetes and how to prevent type 2 diabetes, here are some basic facts. What is pre-diabetes?...

10 Must-Know Facts about Obesity Apr 6th, 2018

Being overweight or obese leads to a wide range of negative health consequences. Unfortunately, obesity rates have significantly increased over recent decades. To help you stay educated on the epidemic, here are 10 need-to-know facts about obesity. Obesity Facts 1. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines obesity as a BMI of...

5 Healthy Habits to Help Beat Postpartum Depression Apr 6th, 2018

Having a baby is a fun and exciting time for mothers. However, it can also be quite stressful due to sleep deprivation and hormone changes, so it’s no surprise that many women experience “baby blues” after giving birth. In fact, 80% of new mothers suffer postpartum depression (PPD) in the first year....

Health Effects of Poor Air Quality Mar 6th, 2018

Poor air quality suffered by Utahns has become a critical public health issue. In fact, Salt Lake City and Provo registered the 6th most unhealthy air days from 2012-2014 due to our bowl-shaped mountain basins that trap emissions and pollution. At Lakeview Family Medicine, we warn our patients that going outside on...

5 Tips for a Healthy and Active Spring Mar 6th, 2018

The cold weather and lack of sunlight can take a toll on our bodies. With Spring right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to shed the winter blues and spring clean your health habits. Here are 5 tips to nourish and support your body this spring. Spring Health Tips...

February is American Heart Month Feb 5th, 2018

As the leading cause of death for Americans, heart disease claims approximately 1 million lives a year. Fortunately, heart disease can be preventable by making heart-healthy choices. As an effort to bring awareness to heart disease, February has been named American Heart Month, a federally-designated event that reminds Americans to...

Optimize Your Chances of Getting Pregnant Feb 5th, 2018

Planning and preparing for a family is a process that requires several lifestyle changes. 10 percent of women in the United States struggle to get pregnant or stay pregnant. Here are some tips for optimizing your chances of getting pregnant naturally and how to prepare your body for the process....

Breakthrough Technologies that Will Transform Healthcare in 2018 Jan 7th, 2018

With state-of-the-art technologies developing at a fast pace, 2018 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years for healthcare innovations in medical devices, treatments, and medicines. Here’s a glimpse of healthcare’s breakthrough technology in 2018. Medical Technology Innovations in 2018 Mobile & Wearables Mobile devices and health applications...

4 Easy New Year’s Resolutions for Better Health Jan 7th, 2018

New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for those who would like to improve their health and happiness. Unfortunately, just 40 percent of resolution makers have stayed on track after six months. The key to achieving resolutions is picking specific, realistic, and achievable goals. Here are 4 New Year’s resolutions...

Managing Holiday Stress and Depression Dec 5th, 2017

The holidays are meant to be the happiest time of the year, offering a chance to reconnect with friends and family. However, this time of year can also feel stressful and overwhelming. Whether you’re worried about money, feeling pressure to give gifts, or throwing extravagant holiday parties, use the following...

5 Signs You’re Too Sick for Work Dec 5th, 2017

Cold and flu season is in full swing, and chances are, you may be reluctant to stay home from work if you’re sick. We understand that calling your boss for a sick day can be stressful. However, heading into the office when you’re sick can expose your coworkers to a...

Common Flu Season Myths Nov 7th, 2017

Flu season is in full swing, which mean fevers, aches, coughing and nausea. Along with symptoms, you can expect a lot of unreliable and incorrect information regarding the flu. Fortunately, we’re here to separate flu season fact from fiction.Flu Season Myths Myth #1: You don’t need a flu shot if...

How to Stay Healthy and Fit This Thanksgiving Nov 7th, 2017

Thanksgiving is a time to indulge in your favorite fall foods. With that being said, the average person consumes 3,000 calories at their Thanksgiving meal. Although eating tends to take center stage during the holidays, it’s important to take care of your health. Here’s how you can enjoy the holiday...

How to Have a Safe and Spooky Halloween Oct 11th, 2017

It’s officially October, which means you and your family are gearing up for Halloween. From decorating your home, choosing costumes, and making plans to trick-or-treat, preparations tend to start early for parents. Although this spooky holiday is meant for fun and frights, it’s important to take precautions in order to...

7 Superfoods to Stock Up On This Fall Oct 4th, 2017

The days are shorter and the air is crisp, which means Autumn has arrived. Although the weather is getting colder, your produce choices are just starting to heat up. Kick your meal up a notch while embracing fall with these flavorful super foods. Healthy Fall Foods Apples Number one on...

Preventing Childhood Obesity Sep 15th, 2017

The number of overweight and obese children in the United States is on the rise. To help prevent childhood obesity, parents and caregivers must encourage their children to make healthy lifestyle choices. The Health Risks of Childhood Obesity Children who are overweight can experience a wide range of risks, including...

5 Tips to Sleep Better at Night Sep 6th, 2017

When it comes to your health, a good night’s sleep is just as important as having a regular exercise routine and healthy diet. In fact, research shows that sleeping well directly impacts your mental and physical health. Here are a variety of practices and behaviors, known as “sleep hygiene,” that...

Back-to-School Health Tips Aug 8th, 2017

After a long summer break, it’s finally time to help your children transition back to school and start focusing on classes, sports, and after school activities. But before you get into the swing of things, it’s important to consider these tips for a healthy and safe school year. Get Vaccinated...

4 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally Aug 8th, 2017

Is your cholesterol creeping upward? High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Although it’s possible to lower cholesterol with medications, we recommend making lifestyle changes to improve your overall health and wellness. Here are 4 ways to lower your cholesterol the healthy and natural way....

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month Jul 18th, 2017

With July being National Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to show our support for the more than 300,000 U.S. children suffering from the disease. Contrary to popular belief, arthritis affects more than just “old” people. Kids get arthritis too. Childhood arthritis can be overwhelming and isolating for the...

Why Medical Weight Loss Programs Work Jul 4th, 2017

If you’re looking to lose weight, we understand how difficult it can be to find a weight loss program that works for you. With so many diet and workout fads, it may be overwhelming and stressful. Many individuals attempt to lose weight with little to no results. However, with the...

How to Keep Young Athletes Healthy Jun 15th, 2017

If your child is involved in sports, you understand the importance of proper nutrition and body-conditioning needed for children to stay healthy on and off the field. Highly competitive sports follow rigorous training schedules that can lead to injuries if the body isn’t prepared and protected. Here are a few...

Top Tips for Pain Free Gardening Jun 15th, 2017

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time to begin digging, planting, and weeding to get your garden ready for the season. Although gardening is good for the soul, it can take a toll on the body. But that doesn’t mean you need to give up home-grown...

National Arthritis Awareness Month May 23rd, 2017

Each year, May is recognized as National Arthritis Awareness Month. As a national event organized by the Arthritis Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s designed to raise awareness about arthritis and its negative impacts. At Lake View Family Medicine, we proudly promote National Arthritis Awareness Month...

Coping with Depression: The Power of Creative Therapy May 22nd, 2017

Depression has far reaching impacts. If left untreated, it can wreak havoc on our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Depression treatment can involve a variety of approaches depending on the unique needs of the patient. However, there are several self-help techniques to complement or enhance professional treatment,...

How to Survive Allergy Season Apr 24th, 2017

Spring tends to be the cruelest time of year for people who suffer from allergies. During the high season, pollen begins moving through the air and entering our nose, throat, and eyes. This can trigger symptoms that include sneezing, itchy eyes, congestion, and headaches. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure your allergies don’t...

Best Foods for Arthritis Pain Relief Apr 24th, 2017

Arthritis is a painful condition that prevents people from leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Affecting approximately 50 million Americans, arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the United States. Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are certain foods that can reduce symptoms and boost your immune...

When to See a Doctor for Your Joint Pain Mar 13th, 2017

Joint pain is a common issue that affect millions of Americans. Several different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, bursitis, strains, and more. It can dramatically affect quality of life, and ignoring it will only make things worse. If you’re suffering from joint pain and...

5 Ways to Control High Blood Pressure Mar 13th, 2017

High blood pressure can wreak havoc on your health. It puts you at risk for more serious medical complications, including heart attack, stroke, aneurysm, heart failure, weakened eyes and kidneys, and metabolic syndrome. Although high blood pressure can’t be cured, it’s possible to keep it under control thanks to the following...

How to Manage Chronic Pain Feb 26th, 2017

Chronic pain is a ailment that affects millions and millions of Americans. It can severely interfere with its victims quality of life, and it leaves more people disabled than heart disease or cancer. Chronic pain is different from acute pain, which comes on suddenly, and will disappear once the problem...

6 Unexpectedly Common Allergens Feb 6th, 2017

Finding weird rashes or bumps? Can’t stop sneezing, even though “allergy season” is long gone? The truth is, there are a lot of things that the body can react poorly to. You could have an allergy you may not have even realized existed. There’s far more beyond pollen and peanut...

Why staying hydrated is so important Jan 22nd, 2017

In the health industry, there’s frequent talk of miracle cures. Just take this one pill, or try this one herb, and it will solve all your health problems! The funny thing is, in many ways, there’s already a real “miracle cure” out there: water. Few substances can so dramatically improve...

6 realistic exercise goals for the New Year Jan 8th, 2017

You want to exercise this year. But exercising is one of those things where you feel great afterwards… and where you’re completely unmotivated to start. To help you feel motivated, we’ve put together a list of six realistic goals. None of them are too daunting, but when implemented, they can go a...

The best healthy foods to supplement your holiday excesses Dec 7th, 2016

The holidays are here: a time for bright lights, meaningful gifts, and poor decision making. After all, who can say no to a fourth helping of Grandma’s famous sugar cookies? Luckily, not every food floating around the Christmas table is terrible for you. In fact, a few are quite healthy....

The dangers of self-diagnosis Nov 27th, 2016

With the prevalence of the internet, the temptation to self-diagnose is almost irresistible. Just a few typed keywords and a quick couple clicks can give you access to unfathomable amounts of medical information. In fact, the temptation is so strong that the Pew Research center estimates nearly 80% of US...

Why your knee pain gets worse in the winter Nov 5th, 2016

In the summer, your joint pain might be manageable. You can take long walks without hurting, play tennis under the sun, and climb a few flight of stairs without hearing any odd creaks or scrapes. However, as the winter begins, you might notice a turn for worse. What seemed livable...

Why you should get a flu shot this winter Oct 28th, 2016

The flu isn’t something to be treated lightly. You may consider yourself too tough, too healthy, or too busy to get the flu shot, but science isn’t exactly on your side on this one. In fact, there are numerous benefits to getting the flu shot, and very few potential downsides. How...

Why you are more susceptible to depression in the winter Oct 15th, 2016

Ever notice you feel down in the winter, but you’re not sure why? There seems to be a cloud over you as the months get colder. You’re less energetic, less motivated, and more prone to gloomy spells. You dismiss thoughts of depression, since your mood clears up as soon as...

Why winter hygiene is so important Oct 4th, 2016

Winter’s cold temperatures are often blamed for the bouts of illness that come with the season. In fact, a problem far bigger than the actual temperature is the situations it creates. Cold temperatures force us into confined spaces—from packed subway trains to busy offices. These confined spaces make it easier...

5 Allergy symptoms that might surprise you Jul 5th, 2016

When you think of allergies, a bright red rash, or a slew of sneezes might pop into your mind first. However, there are many allergy symptoms that fly under the radar. Certain irritations may cause you to think you have one medical condition, when the real culprit is allergies. Read...