Men, Women & Matters of the Heart

By Intermountain Healthcare
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A quick look at statistics makes it seem as though heart disease (including coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke) is a far more serious problem for men than women. But that’s not quite true. Overall, men are more likely to get heart disease at a younger age and more men die of heart disease than women – but women with heart disease tend to be sicker. A woman’s unique vulnerability to heart disease is the focus of many new research studies.

What Your Baby's Skin Is Telling You

By Collin Searle
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Every new baby is unique and beautiful. Don’t be surprised, however, if your baby doesn’t look like the babies you see on television commercials or in magazine advertisements. Your baby may have lumps on his head, puffy or crossed eyes, a flat nose, a small chin, dry skin, or a rash.

Every baby is different in their own way, but what should you see in a normal newborn’s appearance, and what could cause you concern? Let’s take a look at what your baby’s skin might be telling you.

Kindergarten Registration Begins Soon, Are Your Kids Up-To-Date on Vaccinations?

By Tamara Sheffield, MD
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It may seem like fall is a long way off, but most Utah school districts start kindergarten registration in February. For parents, this means collecting birth certificates and other important information, including vaccination records.

In Utah, children are required by law to be protected against certain childhood illnesses through immunization.  This not only protects the child, but helps to create a “wall of immunity” among those that can’t be vaccinated. If there are enough people that are protected against a disease due to vaccination, it means that a disease has a very hard time getting a start in a community. It is kind of like keeping surfaces in your home clean – if there is nowhere for disease to grow and thrive, it will die off when it has no place to go.

5 Ways to Get More Sleep

By Brad Gillman
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Sleeping problems are frustrating and can have a negative effect on your mind and your body. Research shows that a lack of sleep can contribute to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and risk for strokes. It’s important to rest your body and mind. To see the daily recommendations or learn more about the importance of sleep, visit the Intermountain LiVe Well site.