6 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

By Eric Lindley MD
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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.

Healthy Food Swaps: Eat This, Not That

By Jentry Larsen
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When it comes to eating a healthy, balanced diet, many may think they need to cut out their favorite foods. A complete diet makeover can be stressful and overwhelming.  Small changes can make eating healthy more manageable and sustainable over a long period of time.  Instead of drastically changing your whole diet overnight, try these 6 healthy food swaps to ease your body into a healthier lifestyle!

Intermountain Healthcare Chefs Don't Make "Hospital Food"

By Lance Madigan
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Hospital food. Maybe nutritious, but not generally thought of as fine dining.  That is, unless you have had a LiVe Well Healthy Plate from an Intermountain Healthcare hospital.

Eating right should be the goal of everyone. But sometimes delicious is more important to us. Intermountain Healthcare’s LiVe Well Plates are designed to address both.  And they must be popular, since over 150,000 plates were served last year.


What is Placental Encapsulation?

By Lance Madigan
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Have you heard of placental encapsulation?  The placenta (also known as afterbirth) is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, provide thermo-regulation to the fetus, waste elimination, and gas exchange via the mother's blood supply, fight against internal infection and produce hormones to support pregnancy. The placenta provides oxygen and nutrients to growing babies and removes waste products from the baby's blood. The placenta attaches to the wall of the uterus, and the baby's umbilical cord develops from the placenta. The umbilical cord is what connects the mother and the baby.