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Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin Cancer Prevention

1st August, 2022 | Published by Saltzer Health

Idaho has the 6th highest rate of skin cancer in the United States, with 28.1 new cases per 100,000 people. That’s why it is important to know when to see a doctor and how to prevent it. Cancer is when healthy cells in the body change and grow in an uncontrolled way. Many times, this change grows into a mass of changed cells, called a tumor. A tumor can be cancer, or it can be benign, which means that it...

Saltzer Health earns ACR Ultrasound Accreditation

Saltzer Health earns ACR Ultrasound Accreditation

29th July, 2022 | Published by Saltzer Health

Saltzer Health has earned accredidation in ultrasound at Saltzer’s Medical Campus at Ten Mile and I-84 in Meridian. This accreditation is the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury, or other medical problems. The facility offers convenient, low cost, patient-centered care by providing CT, X-ray, MRI, Ultrasound and DEXA services.  Referrals are...

Understand the impacts of e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury (EVALI)

Understand the impacts of e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury (EVALI)

27th July, 2022 | Published by Saltzer Health

The immediate impacts of e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI) are well known – patients may have trouble breathing, chest pain, nausea, fever, and chills – but new research from Intermountain Healthcare is shedding more light on these injuries, finding that many patients can experience significant chronic issues that persist for a year or more. Findings from the new Intermountain research, published in the professional journal, Annals of the American Thoracic Society, found that patients who suffered from EVALI had...

Tips for Riding ATVs Safely

Tips for Riding ATVs Safely

22nd July, 2022 | Published by Saltzer Health

The Intermountain West has the fourth-highest traumatic brain injury hospitalization rate in the country for children ages five to 14. Almost seven percent of those injuries involve motor vehicles, including ATVs. Plus, a child’s risk of being hospitalized from riding an off-highway vehicle is a thousand times greater than riding in a car. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics made the following statement regarding motorized vehicles for children: “Off-road vehicles are particularly dangerous for children younger than 16 years...