Plan for a Healthy New Year

By Caroline Shugart
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As the end of 2015 approaches, it is only natural that we evaluate our successes and failures for the year, and consider how we might change our behaviors for 2016.  Nielsen, a global information and measurement company, listed these as the top five New Year’s resolutions for 2015:  staying fit and healthy, losing weight, enjoying life to the fullest, spending less (and saving more), and spending more time with family and friends.  Any of these sound familiar? 


Beating Fast Food

By Caroline Shugart
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What is “fast food”? What eateries do you think of when you hear the phrase, “fast food”? Here are six restaurants: McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Taco Time, Subway, Noodles and Company, and Einstein Bros. Bagels.  Are they purveyors of fast food?  And here are five foods: French fries, hamburgers, vanilla shakes, potato chips, and pepperoni pizza. Are these foods all examples of the dreaded fast food?

Core Leadership – a model for enhancing employee engagement

By Heather Brace
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Engaging front-line nursing has been a quest at Intermountain Healthcare for many years. We have tried many approaches and last year adopted a model that is proving very effective in improving staff engagement, enhancing communication and developing leadership skills in our five hospitals in the Salt Lake metro area.

Concussions: What You Need to Know

By Brad Gillman
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Concussions have been discussed on the news and in sports media heavily the last few years. Now Hollywood is bringing new attention with the feature film, “Concussion” starring Will Smith. The movie follows the true story of physician Bennett Omalo, played by Smith, who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) during the autopsy of Pittsburgh Steeler’s player Mike Webster. CTE is a brain deteriorating disease that affects athletes from repeated hits to the head.