Health News

Safe Summer Fun in the Sun - July 8, 2015 - One of the best aspects of summer—especially in eastern Idaho—is the warm weather and abundant sunshine that helps us forget about the long winters we endure. Read more

Colorrectal Cancer - June 24, 2015 - What if you knew that one of the leading causes of death was also one of the most preventable? Among cancers that have an equal lifetime risk for both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Read more

Bingham Memorial Women’s Center - May 20, 2015 - Last week, Mother’s Day kicked off National Women’s Health Week—a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health. We recognize that women’s health is far from a one-size-fits-all, which is why we created Bingham Memorial Women’s Center. Read more

Happy National Hospital Week - May 14, 2015 - We join with thousands of hospitals around the country to celebrate National Hospital Week. This year’s theme is: “Where Miracles Happen Every Day,” which is fitting because that’s what happens every day in our corner of the healthcare world. This week gives hospital employees the opportunity to reflect upon the privilege it is to be a part of daily miracles. Read more

What You Should Know About Osteoporosis - May 6, 2015 - Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. Not too long ago, osteoporosis was considered a natural part of aging among women. Today, we realize the disease can affect people at any age—both men and women. Read more

National Volunteer Appreciation Week - April 15, 2015 - Bingham Memorial Hospital has been very blessed over the years to have a strong team of volunteers who play such a vital role in keeping our hospital running smoothly. In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, I would like to personally thank the many volunteers who give freely of their time to make the patients, residents, and visitors to Bingham Memorial feel welcomed. Read more

Welcoming Dr. Douglas H. Jones - Alergy Specialist - April 14, 2015 - Thanks to the mild winter we just experienced, we’re seeing an earlier spring than usual. For thousands of eastern Idahoans, though, this also means allergy season is striking earlier. While allergy symptoms vary depending on specific allergies, if you’re experiencing symptoms such as coughing, itching, congestion, swelling, hives and inflammation of the eyes, nose or throat—you’re not alone. Read more

Esophageal Cancer Awareness - April 1, 2015 - Every day, as many as 15 million Americans experience heartburn or chronic acid reflux, but don’t consider how dangerous this condition could potentially become. Chronic acid reflux can lead to a condition called Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition that increases one’s risk to develop cancer of the esophagus. About three million Americans currently have Barrett’s esophagus. Read more

In Recognition of National Doctors’ Day—Thank You! - March 25, 2015 - We would like to encourage all citizens of eastern Idaho to recognize the commitment, sacrifice, and hard work of their physicians on National Doctors’ Day. This national day of celebration each year falls on March 30th, and that’s why next Monday we’ll celebrate the essential role that our physicians serve in our community, reflect on the tremendous impact they have on our lives, and thank them for their contributions to our public health. Read more