Traveling Long Distances Increases Your Risk of Developing a Deadly Blood Clot

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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More people die from blood clots in the lungs than from breast cancer, prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS, and motor vehicle accidents combined. If you plan to travel long distances this summer, either by plane, train or car, you may be at increased risk to develop a deadly blood clot.

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?

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. 

How can I eat healthier at home?

By Kary Woodruff
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As a dietitian I get asked a lot of questions about what people should eat or not eat. I often get asked about certain fad diets to know if they really work. With National Eating Healthy Day tomorrow (Nov. 5, 2014), I wanted to take a few minutes and provide answers to the five most common questions I get asked by patients, friends and family.