Why Research is Important to the Intermountain Healthcare Mission

By Larry Hancock
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We’re conducting approximately 600 research projects in the Urban Central Region of Intermountain Healthcare – Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, Alta View Hospital, Riverton Hospital and TOSH–The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital. There’s a simple reason why those projects are important to us: Because they’re important to the community. Research helps us improve the quality of the care we offer to the people who count on us for care.

Would You Recognize the Signs of Medical Identity Theft?

By Intermountain Healthcare
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What if your elderly aunt started receiving medical bills from a provider she’s never seen?  If you lost your wallet, would you think to call your insurance company to report your insurance cards as lost or stolen? What if you discovered a test result in your medical record that you never had done? Would you know what to do? Would you recognize the signs of medical identity theft?

Nutrition Tip: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables

By Kary Woodruff
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I am excited to be working with the 15 firefighters participating in the 2014 My Heart Challenge, sponsored by the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. But why should the firefighters be the only ones to benefit with nutrition tips? I'm planning to share a weekly nutrition tip throughout the Challenge, offering you a simple way to make those little changes in how and what you eat that will make a big difference in your heart health. 

Protect your family: Install carbon monoxide alarms

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Earlier this week, news organizations throughout Utah reported on the death of four family members at a home in Idaho from carbon monoxide. It’s a tragic story, and unfortunately it’s a headline we hear multiple times each year. Dr Lindell Weaver, Division Chief and Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at Intermountain Medical Center and LDS Hospital, offers insight into the silent killer and what to look for in a carbon monoxide alarm for your home and place of work. 

Ways to Compensate for Low Vision

By Michael Allred PT
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According to the National Health Interview Survey (2011), 21.2 million American adults age 18 and older report experiencing vision loss. The term vision loss refers to individuals who report that they have trouble seeing when wearing glasses or contact lenses or are blind or unable to see at all.