Utah #7 in America's Health Rankings for 2015

By Brad Gillman
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Utah was rated as the seventh healthiest state in America’s Health Rankings. Utah dropped two spots from last year when the state ranked fifth on the list. The rankings are produced from a partnership by the United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association as well as the Partnership for Prevention.


5 Things You Should Do Before Delivery

By Collin Searle
PregnancyPrep

When you first get pregnant, it seems like 9 months is FOREVER. Sharing in the love of a new little bundle of joy is exciting and all you can think about is holding that baby in your arms. But before you know it, you have your baby showers behind you and just a big belly in the front, with your due date around the corner. Check out our list of To Do’s that you’ll want to do BEFORE that new baby enters the world.

Treating Eating Disorders with Multidisciplinary Team Care

By Intermountain Healthcare
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February 21 – 27 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  Up to 10 million females and 1 million males suffer from anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa in the United States, and many more struggle with binge eating disorder.  Given the secretive nature and denial surrounding eating disorders, these numbers likely under-represent the total number affected in the United States. 


Men, Women & Matters of the Heart

By Intermountain Healthcare
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A quick look at statistics makes it seem as though heart disease (including coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke) is a far more serious problem for men than women. But that’s not quite true. Overall, men are more likely to get heart disease at a younger age and more men die of heart disease than women – but women with heart disease tend to be sicker. A woman’s unique vulnerability to heart disease is the focus of many new research studies.

Kindergarten Registration Begins Soon, Are Your Kids Up-To-Date on Vaccinations?

By Tamara Sheffield, MD
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It may seem like fall is a long way off, but most Utah school districts start kindergarten registration in February. For parents, this means collecting birth certificates and other important information, including vaccination records.

In Utah, children are required by law to be protected against certain childhood illnesses through immunization.  This not only protects the child, but helps to create a “wall of immunity” among those that can’t be vaccinated. If there are enough people that are protected against a disease due to vaccination, it means that a disease has a very hard time getting a start in a community. It is kind of like keeping surfaces in your home clean – if there is nowhere for disease to grow and thrive, it will die off when it has no place to go.