How to Have Healthy, Happy Eyes

By Intermountain Healthcare
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If your eyesight is good, you may not see the point of focusing on vision health – but perhaps you should. The average American worker now spends more than seven hours/day looking at a screen, and many are feeling the effects in their eyes, experiencing headaches and discomfort around the eyes, blurred vision and eye fatigue. Medically speaking these symptoms get lumped together under the diagnosis of asthenopia, but your doctor may also call it digital-related eyestrain or computer vision syndrome. Related symptoms include back, neck and shoulder pain.

Natural Foods Can Be Naturally Confusing

By Christie Benton
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Natural: existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.

The term “au naturel” brings up a very different, but specific meaning, and for that matter, image. But when speaking of foods, the term “natural” can be confusing, misleading, even open to interpretation.

An Innovative Heart Procedure for Linda

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Intermountain specialists have pioneered leading-edge heart advances for decades, benefitting patients like Linda Smith, one of the first recipients of a new-generation aortic valve replacement.

Linda says she is amazed with the technology and the specialists in place that made this procedure possible, and she credits them with giving her a “new life.”

Hospital Training Goes Beyond National Standards

By Jentry Larsen
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Utah Valley Hospital, with Intermountain Healthcare, increases it's training of neonatal resuscitation with amazing outcomes for patients and staff. In a year, Utah Valley Hospital has seen an 80%  reduction in errors and reduced catastrophic outcomes by 100%. Because of it's success, this program is planned to go to every single hospital in the Intermountain system.

Summer Sleep Tips

By Nathan Sato
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Summer is a great time of year.  It’s hot, the days are long, and everyone wants to get out and play.  While our summer activities keep us busy, it’s not always the best time of year for sleeping.  The reasons for poor summer sleep are sometimes the same reasons that make summer great, it’s hot, the days are long and all we want to do is play.