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DocTalk: Flu Facts

By Nathan Levanger, D.O. There are people who think influenza is a seasonal hype promoted by medical facilities. Some folks are allergic to the formulations. Others decline vaccination for a variety of reasons. We have to make choices every day about our health and...

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Doc Talk: Who needs a mammo?

By Kristen Coburn, FNP First, let’s acknowledge that men can get breast cancer. The risk for males is significantly lower than the risk for females, but that doesn’t matter if you’re the man who receives this diagnosis. For the sake of simplicity, the rest of this...

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TVHC recognized as trauma center

The Teton Valley Hospital is now recognized as one of just three Level IV Trauma centers in the state. “This means that the hospital has demonstrated an ability to provide advanced trauma life support,” Teton Valley Heatlh Care...

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A city slicker’s tale

He was big, bigger than the others hanging out around him, and ebony black. His eyes were a warm brown and I felt that he may have been a bit shy despite his bulk. He would occasionally look down at the ground and then lift his eyes to look around, as if he wanted to...

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Pain pills and heroin in Teton Valley

Nathan Levanger, D.O., Family Practice   Prescription drug abuse is a deadly national problem that has taken many lives, including the lives of well-known celebrities.  Two words in that sentence can buffer the significance of opioid addiction for Teton Valley...

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Venting about dryers

Snow on the mountains means winterizing in the valley. Teton Ace Hardware was the locals’ hot spot recently with people filling carts with insulating products, heat tape, gloves, and beefy Carhartt overalls. I picked up a new dryer venting tube and fastener, which was...

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Doc Talk: Got sunscreen?

By Kristen Coburn, C-FNP It’s shaping up to be another hot week here in the valley. Forecasters are predicting temperatures in the 80s and 90s and plenty of sunshine … what more could we ask for on a holiday weekend? If you plan on spending time outdoors enjoying the...

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