Helping New Graduates Stay Safe – And Their Parents Stay Sane – This Graduation Season

By Laura Klarman
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For high school graduation, both parents and their newly “adult” children are at a crossroads. Parents are worried about their kids driving around at all hours of the night, not knowing where they are or what they’re doing.  Graduates are worried about their future – losing touch with friends and entering the “real world.”

White House Forum Highlights Intermountain’s Support for National Effort to Address Drug-resistant Bacteria Through Integration and Transparency

By Jason M Carlton
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that drug-resistant bacteria cause two million infections and 23,000 deaths annually. It is a serious problem that impacts every community across the globe, and if left un-checked, it will eliminate doctors’ ability to treat illnesses with antibiotics. 

How to Get Started with Your Own Exercise Plan

By Meagan Kline
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One of the most frequent questions I get asked when as I work with patients to set up an exercise plan is "How do I get started?" Here are some helpful tips I've given to the 15 Utah moms competing in the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute's My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition that will help you get FITT!

Understanding Thyroid Cancer in the Old and Young

By Jason M Carlton
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Elder L. Tom Perry, a top-ranking leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away from thyroid cancer on Saturday, May 30, less than two months after he was diagnosed with the disease. While thyroid cancer is a relatively common type of cancer, it is usually highly curable. However, the type of thyroid cancer Perry had is rare, and it has a nearly zero percent cure rate. 

Avoid Falling for Grocery Store Food Traps

By Ali Spencer, RD
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We’re all trying to be healthier and most of us seek out healthier foods in the grocery stores. Unfortunately, marketers hone in on key ingredients to maketheir products sound healthier, and more alluring at our expense. Watch out for these traps when you’re shopping and read your food labels to ensure you are getting what you think you are.