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Join Us for da Vinci Xi Surgical System Open House on May 17

May 14, 2018

Salt Lake Regional staff, physicians and the greater community are invited to an Open House at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center on Thursday, May 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the main entrance lobby. Physicians will introduce the new da Vinci Xi Surgical System from Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery.

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American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® Movement Celebrates 15 Years of Saving Women’s Lives in Utah

January 25, 2018

Hundreds of women and men will wear red and a number of local buildings and establishments will “go red” to unite in the fight against heart disease and support the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.

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American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® Movement Celebrates 15 Years of Saving Women’s Lives in Utah

January 25, 2018

Hundreds of women and men will wear red and a number of local buildings and establishments will “go red” to unite in the fight against heart disease and support the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. Go Red For Women educates women to lead by example and make the time to “Know Their Numbers” – total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index ...

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Sports Med Utah Goes to the Winter Olympics

January 25, 2018

Dr. Andrew Cooper with Sports Med Utah and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is traveling to PyeongChang, South Korea, for the 2018 Winter Olympics as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team.

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Steward Health Completes Acquisition of Iasis Healthcare

September 29, 2017

With 36 Hospitals Nationally Including Five in Utah, Steward Becomes the Largest Private Hospital Operator in the U.S.

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Is Your Knee Pain Due to Iliotibial Band Syndrome?

August 24, 2017

If you have knee pain, you might assume that you have a muscle or ligament-related injury. In some cases, however, your pain may be the result of a condition known as iliotibial band syndrome. Also known as IT band syndrome or ITBS, this condition involves the band of fibrous tissue that runs along the outside of the thigh. The iliotibial band helps stabilize the knee and prevent dislocation. When...

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SI Joint Pain: Challenges & Treatments

August 24, 2017

The sacroiliac or SI joint, located in the low back on either side of the spine, is a common source of back pain. However, despite its role in spine-related problems, few patients are familiar with the SI joint. Because sacroiliac joint pain can present with symptoms that resemble a variety of other spine and back problems, it is a source of confusion for many patients and a potential diagnostic c...

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Sports Injuries: What Are the Risks of Steroid Injections?

August 24, 2017

Sports injuries can result in chronic pain that affects athletic performance. Although many athletes try to play through pain, many eventually are forced to seek treatment if the discomfort limits their ability to perform. Traditionally, steroid injections were used for this purpose. In fact, corticosteroid treatments remain one of the most popular types of minimally invasive treatments for sports...

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Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation for Chronic Back Pain

August 24, 2017

Radiofrequency nerve ablation (RFA) can provide highly effective, long-lasting relief for chronic back pain. Also known as radiofrequency neurotomy or lesioning, this technique uses heat generated by RF energy to interrupt specific pain impulses in the spine. This minimally invasive technique can provide a safe and effective alternative for patients battling chronic pain in the lumbar or cervical ...

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Treating Arthritis of the Knee with Viscosupplementation

August 24, 2017

Viscosupplementation is an encouraging option for relieving pain associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and restoring patient mobility and improving quality of life. The Arthritis Foundation reports that 14 million Americans live with symptomatic knee arthritis, the risk of which increases significantly with each decade of life. Left untreated, more than half of these arthritis patients will exp...

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Nonsurgical Rotator Cuff Treatment with Platelet-Rich Plasma

August 24, 2017

Rotator cuff injuries have historically required invasive, surgical techniques for repair. Without surgery, patients were forced to live with pain, weakness and significantly reduced mobility. Today, regenerative medicine treatments offer an exceptional alternative. Specifically, minimally invasive platelet-rich plasma injections may provide pain relief and restore strength while helping many pati...

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3 Common Sports Injuries that Benefit from PRP Treatment

August 24, 2017

Many sports injuries improve with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Both professional athletes and weekend warriors can become sidelined by injury. Athletes were traditionally given the choice of either sitting out for weeks (or months) to heal or undergoing major surgery — neither of which is particularly desirable. PRP injections offer a radical third alternative. Minimally invasive, safe a...

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Spondylolisthesis

August 24, 2017

Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one of the vertebrae in the spine slips out of place, shifting over the bone below. In most cases, this condition affects the lumbar or lower spine. Patients with spondylolisthesis do not always have symptoms. But because the joints and nerves can be pinched when a vertebra is not in the proper position, some patients suffer low back pain, muscle tightness...

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Facet Joint Syndrome

August 24, 2017

Facet joint syndrome is a condition that causes pain, inflammation and stiffness in the facet joints of the spine. Also called the zygapophyseal or z-joints, these structures allow the vertebrae of the spine to bend and move. Patients affected by facet disease often walk hunched over, as damage or degeneration in these joints can make it difficult to stand up straight. Many patients also have trou...

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Non-operative treatment guide for osteoarthritis

August 23, 2017

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common forms of arthritis. The joint pain and stiffness caused by OA can make it difficult to work, play sports and perform daily activities. Osteoarthritis is a condition of the bone or joint in which there is loss of cartilage (soft, spongy tissue covering the bone for protection) resulting in the release of inflammatory products causing irritation of the j...

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RSL’s Ricardo Velazco Ankle Surgery at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

July 14, 2017

Real Salt Lake forward Ricardo Velazco will miss the rest of the MLS regular season as the most recent RSL player to undergo surgery. The 24-year-old homegrown player underwent successful surgery Thursday to repair a high right ankle sprain suffered in training on Tuesday. Team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Cooper performed the operation at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. “Ricardo’s surgery we...

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For National Nutrition Month, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Says “Put Your Best Fork Forward” When Dining Out

March 1, 2017

For National Nutrition Month, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Says “Put Your Best Fork Forward” When Dining Out February 8, 2017 CHICAGO – At the office or a restaurant, eating away from home doesn’t have to undermine your healthful habits. To help find your healthy eating style during National Nutrition Month®, celebrated each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyon...

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3 diseases that stem from obesity and what you can do about it

February 3, 2017

diseases that stem from obesity and what you can do about it Previously posted on KSL.com. Click here to view original article and take a quiz.  Over two-thirds of adults are considered overweight or obese according to the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Consequently, this may be the first generation in modern history where the younger generation has a shorter l...

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How Your Metabolism Changes as You Age

January 20, 2017

How Your Metabolism Changes as You Age Previously posted on KSL.com. Click here to view original article and take a quiz.  According to the Mayo Clinic, your metabolism is nothing more and nothing less than “the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy.” This isn’t just the energy for movement. In fact, your basal metabolic rate burns as much as 70 percent of all the ...

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Considering medical weight loss? Here’s how bariatrics have changed over the years.

January 6, 2017

Considering medical weight loss? Here’s how bariatrics have changed over the years. Previously posted on KSL.com. Click here to view original article and take a quiz. In recent decades, medical professionals have created much-needed advancements in bariatrics, the field dedicated to the study and treatment of obesity, because of the increasing rate of weight gain in the United States. A 2005 artic...