Surprising Health Benefits of a Fiber-Rich Diet

By Intermountain Healthcare

Fiber: Does the word bring to mind cereal that tastes like cardboard, or unpleasant-to-watch commercials about constipation? Improving the, um, digestive process is the usual reason why people think they should eat more dietary fiber. It’s certainly good for that – and so much more!

Talking to Your Doctor: Precision Medicine

By Deb Christensen

Discussions about precision medicine with your doctor or healthcare provider don’t need to be difficult. In fact, by organizing important topics or questions you want answered, talking with with you doctor can be simplified. Here are some tips for getting started.

Identifying Congestive Heart Failure

By Tim Beery

It has been reported that former first lady Nancy Reagan died this week at the age of 94. Her stated cause of death was congestive heart failure, according to a spokeswoman with the Reagan Library.Read more for ways to identify congestive heart failure.

Teaching Kids to Be Smart about Social Media

By Erik Merkley MD

As parents, we are letting our kids jump into the deep end of social media and technology, and all too often they’re left to sink or swim. There are very real dangers associated with the technology our kids use, and as parents, we are the ones primarily responsible for teaching them the safety rules and providing electronic “life jackets.” 

6 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

By Eric Lindley MD

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States. More people die or are disabled by heart attacks and strokes than any other disease. Even if you don’t have many (or any) risk factors, you are still more likely to die from heart disease than anything else. So is there anything you can do about it? The answer is YES! Here are a few helpful tips to minimize your risk and improve your health.