Four excuses Utah women use to avoid mammograms

October 6, 2011

When was the last time you put off a health screening? Do you remember why? "I only had time to take my kids to the doctor," or maybe, "Waiting a few extra months won't matter."

Oh, really? Here are four common excuses women use to avoid getting their mammograms -- and why they should stop "excusing" themselves from this lifesaving screening:

1. I'm too busy.

June is Men's Health Month

June 9, 2011

The purpose of Men's Health Month is to highlight men's health issues, raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases. Part of being aware is looking at the impact of lifestyle choices on health, such as dietary habits, smoking and alcohol use.

Measles in Utah - get informed to stay healthy

April 21, 2011

Recently a handful of isolated measles cases were confirmed in Salt Lake County. During these uncommon occurrences misinformation can get mixed in with solid, reliable facts. Please take a minute to look at the following regarding measles and what you need to know to stay healthy.

1) As of April 19, there are seven confirmed measles cases, all located within Salt Lake County. The first case was linked to a family with a history of travel to eastern Europe. The cases that followed were a result of exposure to the initial individual.

CHPS offers a class for diabetes health concerns

January 20, 2011

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or its onset can be delayed. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately 6 million Americans have diabetes. Studies show that risks can be decreased through a healthy diet and exercise.

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