MRH Blog

Healthcare Planning and End-Of-Life Wishes

As you get older, it is important that you talk to your loved ones about healthcare planning and end-of-life wishes. Though you may want to just enjoy any time that you get to spend together, the truth is that you need to discuss certain things that may be uncomfortable to talk about. You don’t want…

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Raising Awareness of Fentanyl

Written by Dr. Lauren Prest Medical Director of Mental Health & Recovery Services at Moab Regional Hospital Substance use is a part of our lives as human beings. Drugs and alcohol are used in ceremonies, religion and family gatherings. They can be used for medical purposes or purely for their intoxicating effects. Some people are…

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Desiree’s View – Choosing Love over Fear

01.21.21 The View – Moab Sun News Desiree Westfall, PA-C, MPH Guest Columnist When I was pregnant with my son, my mother began sending me books on vaccine safety—or rather her belief in the lack thereof and the importance of not following the Centers for Disease Control’s regular vaccine schedule. I’ll be honest, her feelings…

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The Benefits of Vaccinations

Written by Dr. Bartczak Facing challenges repeatedly, you grow stronger and eventually overcome them. If you know your enemy and train for battle, you are on the path to success. We see this in sports, we’ve heard in schools and houses of worship, and we encounter it at the doctor’s office. It’s the concept behind…

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Post-Breast Cancer, What You Should Know as a Survivor

The period following breast cancer treatment can be a time of excitement or relief, but also a time of worry and concern. You may have questions regarding follow-up, the likelihood of recurrence, and prevention, we are answering a few of these common questions here: What does follow-up care look like? Depending on your specific situation…

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Breast Cancer Care Available at Moab Regional Hospital

We all know someone who has been impacted with cancer, and with about 1 in 8 women developing invasive breast cancer in the US, it’s important to understand the resources available to you. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re sharing the breast cancer care resources that are available to our community, right…

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Understanding a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

There are several types of breast cancer, and they are broken into two main categories: invasive and noninvasive, otherwise known as “in situ”. While invasive cancer has spread from the breast ducts or glands to other parts of the breast, noninvasive cancer has not spread from the original tissues. Some of the most common types…

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Early Signs of Breast Cancer

Did you know that death rates of those affected by breast cancer have decreased from 2013-2017? This is believed to be caused by catching the early signs of breast cancer through proper screening and improved treatments. Although a lump in the breast is typically an early indicator of breast cancer, much of the time these…

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Breast Cancer Prevention

While some risk factors for breast cancer cannot be controlled, such as family history and aging, there are some lifestyle modifications that you can make now to decrease your risk for breast cancer. A risk factor is anything that increases your risk of getting a disease. However, having a risk factor for cancer, or even…

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Resiliency by Dr. Prest

Most of you don’t know me yet, I haven’t been in town very long. But, in the short time since I moved to Moab in August 2019 to become the Addiction Psychiatrist at Moab Regional I have been inspired by the warmth and proactivity of this community. As a psychiatrist I often care for people…

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