Patients: The CDC has ranked Salt Lake County as COVID Community Level: Medium. Patients and visitors may choose to wear a facemask if you are at high risk for illness. You may bring one visitor age 16 or older to your appointment. No children are allowed at appointments. If you or anyone in direct contact have tested positive for COVID-19 or have fever, flu-like symptoms or respiratory illness, please call us to reschedule your appointment.

April & May Health Observance

As you know, March was Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, AKA the Blue Campaign. Granite Peaks Gastroenterology had a great campaign with several interviews on Channels 2, 4, and 5. Granite Peaks knows the importance of raising colon cancer awareness because a simple screening procedure could save your life, and the lives of those you love.

The following are some health observances in April and May:

  • April 1-30: Hepatitis Awareness Month- ‘The Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) provides information and educational material to providers and the public. The HFI is dedicated to promoting liver wellness and reducing the incidence of preventable, liver-related, chronic diseases and lifestyle choices that negatively impact the liver.
  • May 1-30: Employee Health & Fitness Month- Granite Peaks promotes a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and exercise. Several employees participate in half and full marathons, and others love hiking, bicycling, swimming, and participate in many activities. A healthy lifestyle can also translate into a healthy Gastrointestinal tract.
  • May 1-30: ‘Liver Awareness Month: Liver Awareness Month focuses attention on the need to maintain a healthy liver through a healthy lifestyle, the types of seriousness of liver disease, and the urgency to be tested for liver disease.’ Follow these links to learn more about Liver Health: www.liverfoundation.org, HepC123.liverfoundation.org 
  • May 11-17: Food Allergy Awareness Week: ‘In 1997, the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) created Food Allergy Awareness Week, including gluten allergy awareness, to educate others about food allergies, which include potentially life-threatening medical conditions affecting 15 million Americans.’ Food allergies can forever change one’s lifestyle. Whether it be a nut allergy, which is one of the most common food allergies, gluten, diary, etc. it’s very important to read food labels. For more information, select the following links: www.foodallergy.org; if you or someone you know feels they may have a gluten intolerance, call (801) 619-9000 to schedule an appointment, or click here to book an appointment.
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