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!

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.


VP Joe Biden Visits With Healthcare Leaders in Utah

By Brad Gillman
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Utah opened its doors to Vice President, Joe Biden, as he visited Utah on February 26, 2016, and meet with state, church, and healthcare leaders with a focus on cancer.

The vice president heads up an initiative called “National Cancer Moonshot” dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. It a mission close to Biden’s heart due to his own personal journey. Beau Biden, the vice president’s son, passed away from brain cancer last year at the age of 46.

Providing High Quality Care at Lower Costs? The New York Times Highlights Intermountain Healthcare and SelectHealth

By Lance Madigan
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A major story in The New York Times addresses the benefits of Intermountain Healthcare’s new SelectHealth Share insurance plan — and Intermountain’s groundbreaking work to use population health to help people live the healthiest lives possible.