Dr. Christopher Bell, MD

Bio

Dr. Christopher Bell is a sports doctor practicing in Bountiful and Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Bell belongs to the Sports Medicine Specialty Group, a component of Intermountain Healthcare's Orthopedic Specialty Group.

Dr. Bell completed the Kaiser Permanente Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship in Fontana, California. Prior to that, he served in the McKay-Dee Family Medicine residency program in Ogden, Utah. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Bell is board certified in family medicine. He practiced primary care at the Intermountain Layton Clinic in Layton, Utah for three years before pursuing his sports medicine fellowship.

During those three years, he also worked part time providing seasonal medical coverage at the Snowbasin Ski Resort Medical Clinic in Huntsville. Dr. Bell has also supported the University of California, the University of La Verne, Rancho Cucamonga High School and Weber State University as a team physician.

Dr. Bell provides medical care at a variety of athletic events; he has supported the LA Triathlon, San Bernardino Sherriff’s PRCA Rodeo, the Ogden Marathon, X-Terra Off-Road Triathlon and the Junior Olympic Boxing Tournament. Dr. Bell enjoys biking, running, swimming, skiing and triathlons.

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    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For people with poor circulation in their leg arteries, a medical procedure to restore blood flow may have greater benefits than exercise, preliminary research suggests.

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    THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even in cities with badly polluted air, the health benefits of walking or bicycling outweigh the risks of breathing dirty air, a new study contends.

    Researchers used computer simulations to compare the risks and benefits of walking or cycling in a...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You probably already know that strength training, such as lifting weights or doing pushups, is good for you, but now new research suggests it may help you live longer, too.

    When people 65 and older did strength training twice a week, they lowere...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One of America's favorite dog breeds, the Labrador retriever, has a genetic variant that seems to make them more likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.

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    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players are more likely to suffer more symptoms after a concussion, and to need more recovery time than their college counterparts, a new study finds.

    But those who play in youth football leagues are the most likely to get back ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having more muscle and less fat reduces the risk of early death in people with heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Doctors should encourage patients to do resistance exercises as part of a healthy lifestyle, rather than emphasizing and monitor...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Couch potatoes, there are no more excuses.

    New research from Canada contends that just one minute of high-intensity exercise can boost your health as much as 45 minutes of a moderate workout. That means you can't claim that you don't have enou...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest.

    Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers whose mothers were overweight or obese before pregnancy may be more likely to be overweight, a new study suggests.

    The study also found that mothers who gain too much weight during pregnancy may be more prone to having overweight todd...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Skateboarding can be a fun and challenging activity, but it also comes with a significant risk of injury, researchers report.

    The researchers examined data spanning two decades and found that more than 64,500 U.S. children and teens were treated...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes may take longer to recover after a concussion if they had psychosomatic symptoms -- aches and pains caused by mental distress -- before their head injury, new research suggests.

    The study included 127 high school and college athletes ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sticking to a moderate or intense exercise regimen may improve a man's odds of surviving prostate cancer, a new study suggests.

    The American Cancer Society study included more than 10,000 men, aged 50 to 93, who were di...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The arrival of warm weather means millions of Americans will be heading out in their boats, so experts are offering a few safety reminders.

    Launch your watercraft in designated areas, travel only in areas open to your type of craft, operate it at...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A surgeon's skill level does not seem to have a big impact on long-term outcomes for weight-loss surgery patients, a new study suggests.

    However, one weight-loss surgeon disagreed with the study's conclusion.

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    WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung ultrasounds may offer a safer, yet equally effective, alternative to chest X-rays for diagnosing pneumonia in children, researchers report.

    "Ultrasound is portable, cost-saving and safer for children than an X-ray because it does not expo...Full Article