MRH Blog

National Nutrition Month: Fuel for the Future

by Janel Arbon, RDN March is National Nutrition month! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics invites everyone to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits.    How should you build a healthy meal and fuel your body? We read a million things online about what is healthy and…

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Grief & The Holidays

Grief & The Holidays

Written by Antje Rath, CMHC Why is this time of year so difficult for me? Grief is a difficult thing to experience at any time of year. The holidays, however, can compound that grief in profound ways. While there is no cure for grief, there are some things that can be done to help ease your pain,…

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Welcome Dr. Deidre Flanagan

Moab Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Deidre Flanagan, a board-certified general surgeon, to our community. Dr. Flanagan joins a skilled and experienced surgical team in offering great care, right here in Moab. Small, rural, critical access hospitals, like Moab Regional Hospital, are an excellent choice for many common surgical procedures (i.e. appendectomy, broken…

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My Survivor Story

By Tami Edwards In my pre-cancerous life, I was a very healthy and active individual. I had done everything right, according to everything I read after my first diagnosis. Yet, cancer still found me. In 2007, at 33, I found a small bump in my left breast, in the upper, inner quadrant. At first, I…

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Lauren Prest, DO

Be Aware of the Dangers of Alcohol Use

By Dr. Lauren Prest It’s Alcohol Awareness Month and in Moab, alcohol is abundant. It is a big part of our tourism industry, in particular, which is a positive source of income for many. Alcohol is often seen as helping life feel more fun, relaxing, or pleasurable. On the other hand, alcohol use presents challenges…

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Harm Reduction: An Effective Framework for Treating High-Risk Behaviors

By Dr. Lauren Prest, Director of Mental Health and Recovery Services at Moab Regional Hospital Harm reduction has entered the Zeitgeist! Even though this term has been around since the 1980s, it is finally becoming a concept more and more people are familiar with. Those involved in caring for and treating people who engage in…

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5 Essential Exercises for Seniors to Improve Balance

One of the most serious dangers brought on by advancing years is the risk of slipping and falling. Falls can result in broken bones and other severe injuries. Besides being painful, difficult trials on their own, these injuries can easily precipitate a rapid physical decline. Luckily, seniors do not have to passively accept worsening balance…

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It Was Just Another Day

By Dalena Terwilleger I’m writing this in hopes of helping others. You tell yourself, “this will never happen to me”, but it can, and it will.  Three things could have changed our lives on April 19th, 2020. Testing Strips, Narcan, and the knowledge of The Good Samaritan Law. It’s interesting, because in the few days…

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“45 is the New 50” for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, with almost 52,000 deaths in 2019.  In general, however, it is a slow growing cancer that is treatable if caught early enough, and in fact it can actually be prevented. That’s where screening comes in. In the past, screening was advised…

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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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