The Difference Between Anxiety and Panic Attacks

By Ted Wander, MD
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It’s normal to feel anxious when facing a challenging situation, such as a job interview, a tough exam, or a blind date, but when that anxiety becomes persistent, it may be something more serious.

Because anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions rather than a single disorder, they can look very different from person to person. However, there are two main types of anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder (panic attacks). 

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.

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.