COVID Update November 4, 2020

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Corona Virus continues to circulate in Wayne and Garfield Counties and will likely be with us throughout the winter. While most who have contracted the virus have not had serious complications, there has been one hospitalization on Wayne County and 5 COVID deaths in Garfield County.  Even the young and healthy are at risk for […]

COVID 19 Update, October 17, 2020

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The past 10 days COVID 19 has found Wayne County. We have had 9 test confirmed cased and many currently isolating who have been exposed.  I’ll try to address some of the questions we’ve been receiving: Is COVID 19 in our schools? To date, we’ve had one teacher and no students tests positive for the […]

COVID 19 Update October 2, 2020

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It’s been near seven months since the COVID 19 pandemic created major changes in our lives. Our understanding of this virus and how best to respond continues to change over time.  Here’s an update on some of the latest information: COVID 19 is still a very real and dangerous threat: With only 2 diagnosed cases […]

COVID Update April 14, 2020

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Here’s some quick updates on the pandemic: As of today, there have been no reported COVID 19 cases in Wayne, Piute, Sevier and Sanpete Counties.Social distancing seems to be working. The percentage of those being tested in Utah who test positive for the virus has remained steady at about 5%. We have not seen an […]

Quick facts about the diagnosis and treatment of COVID 19:

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Dr. Chappell has created a list of things concerning COVID-19 as of April 7, 2019. Hopefully this list will answer many of your questions or concerns. The most common symptom is fever usually associated with a cough.  Stomach symptoms such as nausea and diarrhea can also be present.Regardless of age, any who develop these kinds […]

WCHC and COVID-19

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We at WCHC wish to make you aware that all of our offices continue to follow the prescribed protocols for reducing/eliminating the spread of infectious diseases. We emphasize hand washing, disinfecting work surface areas between patients and appropriate use of personal protective gear such as gloves, masks and other protective clothing.  In this time of […]

Summertime Tips

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Dust off your grill and grab your swimsuits, because the lazy days of summer are here! With the right tools and preparation, summertime can be a relaxing and safe time for you and your family. Here are a few ways to avoid seasonal mishaps: First, avoid being in the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., […]

Marijuana: Caution/Danger!

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“Doc, how about some of that medical marijuana!?” I’ve been getting that question quite a bit lately. Recent legalization of medical marijuana in Utah and legalized recreational use in surrounding states has created a lot of interest.  Unfortunately, good research on its medical use is still lacking.  Evidence does support its use in treating chronic […]

Easter: Candy Paradise or Dentist Harvest Time?

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As the spring blossoms appear, and warm sunny days begin to welcome the changing season, we can know one thing for certain; it’s time to buy Easter candy. Of course we know that most people are too concerned about their dental hygiene to buy treats [crickets softly chirping.] However, if one were to partake in […]

Blue Light

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There have been reports concerning the need to minimize blue light exposure.  The claims indicate that with the increasing prevalence of screen use like computers, tablets, and televisions, it escalates the risk of eye damage from blue light.   To follow along with this, drug manufacturers have started to market products specific to help protect the […]