5 Ways to Build a Support System Among Family Members

By Carrie Duford
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Building and maintaining a familial support system is important for your family's health, and the 2016 My Heart Challenge: Family edition participants are learning how a familial support system can make or break the success of their efforts to become more heart healthy. 

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

By Ali Spencer, RD
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Experience a little fall right now and fall in love with this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe. Adding pureed pumpkin to your smoothie is not only easy; it’s nutritious! Pumpkin’s bright orange color results from the high levels of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene, an antioxidant, reduces your risk for many cancers, heart disease and macular degeneration.

10 Common Signs of Menopause

By Lupe Cruz
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Menopause is a natural decline of hormones and reproductive hormones in women. It is defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period and marks the end of menstrual cycles. Most women begin to experience symptoms of menopause when they are between 40 and 50 years old, with the average age in the United States being 51 years old. Only about one percent of women start going through menopause before the age of 40.

Research Summit 2016: What happens at a meeting of the minds in healthcare research?

By Susan Gagnier
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Intermountain Healthcare is a learning organization, which, in a nutshell, means we’re constantly and continually improving, based on scientific evidence. We get that evidence from research conducted all over the world, even within our own organization.

That drive – to learn how to provide the highest quality care at sustainable costs – is the foundation of clinical research at Intermountain, and the theme behind the 13th Annual Intermountain Healthcare Research Summit, which convened in mid-April. More than 200 researchers and research support staff joined Raj Srivastava, MD, MPH, Assistant Vice President of Research, to discuss Intermountain’s vision for research: To conduct studies that will have a rapid impact on care delivery performance, focused on achieving the best medical result at the lowest necessary cost.

Picking the Freshest Fruit and Vegetables

By Mary Brown
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Most fruits and vegetables are not grown all year round. They are grown in their most fruitful season then frozen, stored and sold as needed. This can cause a lowering of freshness and flavor, especially when the season of freshest produce has been a while. For example have you ever bought a tomato in the spring time, only to bite into it and taste a watery, grainy tomato? Tomatoes are freshest in the summertime, usually late summer.