Annual Report: Georgia's Story

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Being a toddler battling leukemia isn’t easy. Primary Children’s Hospital is working closely with physicians in communities throughout our service area to help children receive optimal care — close to their homes when possible.

3D Printed Kidney Saves Patient's Organ

By Donovan C. Baltich
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Doctors at Intermountain Medical Center printed and use a 3D kidney to help save a patient's organ during a complicated tumor-removal procedure.

The 3D-printed model allowed doctors to study the patient’s kidney in 3D to determine how to best remove the tumor as it was located in a precarious location adjacent to vital arteries and veins. Thanks to the 3D-printed model of the organ, doctors were able to maneuver around those sensitive areas and successfully remove the tumor and ultimately save the patient’s kidney.

Increased Newborn Resuscitation Training Keeps Babies Safer

By Cami Hill
Increased Newborn Resuscitation Training Keeps Babies Safer

A newborn resuscitation training program has led to improved resuscitation efforts, which means better care for babies who struggle with breathing after birth. This training program helps caregivers be prepared and confident whenever newborn resuscitation is needed.

Four Ways to Keep Your Children's Brains Active During the Summer

By Brad Gillman
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School is out for summer. Kids have spent the last nine months cramming as much knowledge as they can into their developing brains. Yet they can lose a lot of those new skills during the lull of the summertime.

“There are all sorts of studies that talk about kids losing skills over the summer if they don’t continue to practice what they learned from the previous year,” said Jody Triptow, education specialist at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Reading fluency and comprehension as well as math literacy and skills are some areas that can slip during this time. Here are four ways to keep your children intellectually active.

My Heart Challenge Contestant Update

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Eight families are fighting to be more heart healthy. They are overcoming challenge and achieving success. But what changes have they seen in themselves as they approach the final few weeks of the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute's My Heart Challenge: Family Edition?

3 Practical Steps to Conquer Your Dad Bod

By Ethan Shumway
Three Practical Steps to Conquer Your 'Dad Bod' - It's not as hard as you might think

OK, dads, it’s time to face the facts. You’ve got a lot on your plate, and if you’re like a lot of guys these days, you’re finding the look-down view to your shoes is getting some interference by a growing waist line. You’ve relaxed a little too much on the types of food you eat. You don’t exercise as much as you should or would like. One thing is clear: You don’t have the body you had 10 years ago. But there is hope! With three changes to your regular routine, you can begin to see changes that will ultimately lead to better health and a body you can be more comfortable with.