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How to avoid injuries as you head outside in the warmer weather

How to avoid injuries as you head outside in the warmer weather

8th July, 2022 | Published by Saltzer Health

Summer is here, and that means heading outside for activities. Outside recreation can also bring risk of possible injuries, which doctors say are common this time of year. Aaron Newton, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon for Saltzer Health, which is an Intermountain Healthcare company, says winter and summer activities often work muscle groups in different ways. In many cases, as people transition to outdoor activities, the injuries come from overestimating one’s fitness level. “Even if you partake in winter sports, it...

Summertime Water Safety Tips

Summertime Water Safety Tips

5th July, 2022 | Published by Saltzer Health

With summer here, we all like to cool off in the water. Idaho has an abundance of lakes and rivers that offer great opportunities to recreate. But the water can be dangerous, and tragedies happen in a blink of an eye. Drowning is the second leading cause of death among children under the age of 14. Water accidents are also a major cause of life-altering brain injuries every year. There's simply no substitute for 100% supervision. Always watch your children...

Saltzer Health is celebrating Independence Day, July 4, 2022

Saltzer Health is celebrating Independence Day, July 4, 2022

30th June, 2022 | Published by Saltzer Health

Our urgent cares are open for July 4 At Saltzer Health, we understand that illnesses and injuries can happen to anyone at any time. That’s why our urgent care centers are here for you on July 4. No appointment needed; just walk in and our warm, welcoming medical team will be ready to provide you and your family with the healthcare you need. Ten Mile Urgent Care, 867 S. Vanguard Way — open 24 hours, 365 days a week South Meridian...

Lack of sleep can impact your child’s overall development.

Lack of sleep can impact your child’s overall development.

6th June, 2022 | Published by Saltzer Health

Sleep deprivation is the buildup of sleep debt. Through the course of a week, it adds up. “In children sleep deprivation can cause problems with attention, focus and concentration,” said Dr. Mark Rasmus, sleep medicine provider at the Saltzer Health sleep clinic in Boise. There are some things you can do to ensure that you and your child get a good night's rest. First, Dr. Rasmus recommends having a consistent wake time, limiting daytime napping, and minimizing blue-wave light exposure...