Do you know the warning signs of early-onset Alzheimer's disease? Plus, three simple ways to improve your cognitive ability

By Brady White
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Alzheimer’s disease involves changes in the brain that cause neurons to die. Early symptoms include short-term memory loss and difficulty with language, but it can eventually lead to complete loss of bodily function and death.

For patients over the age of 65, the decline typically is relatively slow — often taking a decade or more before death. Unfortunately for early-onset Alzheimer’s patients — who are under age 65 — the decline can be much more rapid, with death typically occurring less than five years after diagnosis.

Four ways you're sabotaging your salad and how to fix it

By Ali Spencer, RD
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One of the best ways to increase your health is to eat more vegetables — and one of the best ways to eat more vegetables is to eat more salads. While salads start with a good base of veggies, the things we add may move your salad into the danger zone. Many times when you go out to eat, a salad has more calories and fat than a hamburger and fries! Here are some solutions to common salad problems.

EMS and Intermountain Trauma Team Collaborate to Save Lives

By Kristen Gooch, RN, MPH

Intermountain Medical Center is implementing a new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) outreach program. Recently we had the opportunity to provide education to Medic Ambulance 73, located in West Valley City. They requested we present a case review on a patient for whom they performed a life-saving cricothyrotomy.

How Meditation Can Help You Better Manage Daily Stress

By Steven Tew
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You know those days when you feel you’re about to explode? Your boss gave you 10 more things to do, your car battery died at the worst time, you forgot to pick your kids up at school on time, and on top of it all, your crotchety neighbor from across the street gave you a few choice words for leaving your Christmas lights up too long.