What is Placental Encapsulation?

By Lance Madigan
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Have you heard of placental encapsulation?  The placenta (also known as afterbirth) is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, provide thermo-regulation to the fetus, waste elimination, and gas exchange via the mother's blood supply, fight against internal infection and produce hormones to support pregnancy. The placenta provides oxygen and nutrients to growing babies and removes waste products from the baby's blood. The placenta attaches to the wall of the uterus, and the baby's umbilical cord develops from the placenta. The umbilical cord is what connects the mother and the baby.


The power of attitude

By Lisa Graydon
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I think I was a bear in another life. Every winter I tell myself I’m not going to let the short days and cold weather get to me. But when the days get short, my energy level drops and I start eating like I’m preparing for hibernation. Mentally, I know what I need to do. Emotionally and physically, though, I fall into the same trap every year. I gain weight. I don’t exercise. I feel lethargic. I’m not a good example of living the healthiest life possible.

Providing High Quality Care at Lower Costs? The New York Times Highlights Intermountain Healthcare and SelectHealth

By Lance Madigan
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A major story in The New York Times addresses the benefits of Intermountain Healthcare’s new SelectHealth Share insurance plan — and Intermountain’s groundbreaking work to use population health to help people live the healthiest lives possible.