Heart-healthy Recipe: Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

By Kary Woodruff

Today is National Donut Day, so I thought it would be appropriate to share a great recipe for a heart-healthy sweet treat with the moms competing in the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute's My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition. At first thought, black beans and brownies aren't quite the combination you may have had in mind, but it's a recipe I think you'll be delighted with... just don't let your kids know there are beans in the brownies.

Helping New Graduates Stay Safe – And Their Parents Stay Sane – This Graduation Season

By Laura Klarman

For high school graduation, both parents and their newly “adult” children are at a crossroads. Parents are worried about their kids driving around at all hours of the night, not knowing where they are or what they’re doing.  Graduates are worried about their future – losing touch with friends and entering the “real world.”

White House Forum Highlights Intermountain’s Support for National Effort to Address Drug-resistant Bacteria Through Integration and Transparency

By Jason M Carlton

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that drug-resistant bacteria cause two million infections and 23,000 deaths annually. It is a serious problem that impacts every community across the globe, and if left un-checked, it will eliminate doctors’ ability to treat illnesses with antibiotics. 

How to Get Started with Your Own Exercise Plan

By Meagan Kline

One of the most frequent questions I get asked when as I work with patients to set up an exercise plan is "How do I get started?" Here are some helpful tips I've given to the 15 Utah moms competing in the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute's My Heart Challenge: Moms Edition that will help you get FITT!

Understanding Thyroid Cancer in the Old and Young

By Jason M Carlton

Elder L. Tom Perry, a top-ranking leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away from thyroid cancer on Saturday, May 30, less than two months after he was diagnosed with the disease. While thyroid cancer is a relatively common type of cancer, it is usually highly curable. However, the type of thyroid cancer Perry had is rare, and it has a nearly zero percent cure rate.