Thomas J. Boud

September 05, 2016 01:05 PM MDT
In "Sir Galahad" by Alfred, Lordr Tennyson, the title character says, “My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.”
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November 20, 2012 05:05 AM MST
Fatigue can tax just about every aspect of our lives. Short-term tiredness usually has a readily identifiable cause, and simple steps can be taken to correct this. But for some people, every day is like climbing another mountain. Finding the cause of chronic exhaustion is much like doing detective work. I like to break the potential causes down into three general categories: lifestyle, physical, and emotional.
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September 18, 2012 04:05 AM MDT
"You belong to a church that teaches the importance of education,” President Hinckley taught when he explained his admonition to Be Smart. “You have a mandate from the Lord to educate your minds and your hearts and your hands.” The development and health of our minds will help us be more proficient in our chosen fields of service, and recent science suggests that exercise is crucial in maintaining a healthy mind. In a nutshell, it’s smart to exercise, and in return, exercise can make you smarter.
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July 25, 2012 01:43 AM MDT
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major factor that determines how long a person will live. Blood pressure is simply a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. If your blood pressure is too high, it injures your arteries and causes them to harden. The heart has to then work harder to keep the blood flowing. It compensates by the heart muscle growing larger, but that makes it less efficient. The walls of the arteries also become weak and can even break or burst. If you also have high cholesterol, the high blood pressure causes fat to build up inside the wall of the arteries and restricts the blood flow. If your arteries are clogged, you can’t get proper nourishment to your organs and muscles, and they won’t get enough oxygen. You feel weak and fatigued and can’t function properly.
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April 03, 2012 04:05 AM MDT
Patients come to see me in our medical clinic with one universal theme: they want to live long and healthy lives. The goal then is to not just extend life but to do so gracefully. Genetics play a major role in determining your longevity, but there are many things we can do to improve our chances. Here are my best recommendations.
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January 17, 2012 05:05 AM MST
A recent Gallup Poll showed Hawaii is America’s happiest state. It is also the most southern state and has the most consistent sunshine based on its latitude. This isn’t a coincidence.
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November 01, 2011 04:06 AM MDT
The following are some guidelines we use in helping us determine which body system is most likely the cause of your chest pain and how to best treat you. However, please remember, if you have undiagnosed chest pain, go and get it checked out!
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August 09, 2011 04:05 AM MDT
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May 10, 2011 04:02 AM MDT
Emotional eating is a very serious condition frequently seen by physicians but not often discussed publicly. It may not get the research dollars like those spent on cancer, nor does it get the attention of heart disease, but it is every bit as serious.
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March 22, 2011 04:08 AM MDT
Patients often ask me how they can lose weight. As we discuss the balance between their caloric expenditure versus their caloric intake, the subject of beverages inevitably arises.
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January 04, 2011 05:06 AM MST
How to know if you're at risk
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