Alternative Communication Ideas for Individuals With Autism

By Jonel Condra
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Many individuals on the autism spectrum do not even have the use of basic gestures to help them get their needs across. They may rely on more primitive gestures such as grabbing, pulling and reaching toward wanted items. This puts a lot of pressure on the communication partner to come up with what the individual is trying to communicate, so learn some alternative ways in which you can do so.

Protect your family: Install carbon monoxide alarms

By Jason M Carlton
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Earlier this week, news organizations throughout Utah reported on the death of four family members at a home in Idaho from carbon monoxide. It’s a tragic story, and unfortunately it’s a headline we hear multiple times each year. Dr Lindell Weaver, Division Chief and Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at Intermountain Medical Center and LDS Hospital, offers insight into the silent killer and what to look for in a carbon monoxide alarm for your home and place of work. 

Three tips to prevent or reverse atrial fibrillation

By John D Day MD
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We are truly witnessing an epidemic in atrial fibrillation (“A-fib”).  In fact, one in four adults in the U.S. now will experience at least one episode of A-fib in their lifetime. Here are three tips I often share with my patients to help prevent or reverse A-fib.​

Nutrition Tip: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables

By Kary Woodruff
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I am excited to be working with the 15 firefighters participating in the 2014 My Heart Challenge, sponsored by the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. But why should the firefighters be the only ones to benefit with nutrition tips? I'm planning to share a weekly nutrition tip throughout the Challenge, offering you a simple way to make those little changes in how and what you eat that will make a big difference in your heart health.