BINGHAM HEALTH FOCUS

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


Use Your Head, Protect Your Noggin - March 18, 2015 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 500,000 emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) each year are made by children under the age of 14. And each year, emergency rooms nationwide treat nearly 175,000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries among children under the age of 19. Read more


4 Things You Should Know about Kidney Disease - March, 11, 2015 - March is National Kidney Month—a great opportunity to learn about what the kidneys do, facts about kidney disease and steps to prevent kidney failure. Read more


It's National Nutrition Month! - March 4, 2015 - For National Nutrition Month, we’d like to highlight the importance of making informed food choices and encouraging better exercise habits. We’ve compiled a few fun facts about how eating fruits and vegetables can be life-changing. Read more