Stepping On: Building Confidence, Reducing Falls

By Intermountain Healthcare
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For Utahns aged 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations, deaths, and traumatic brain injuries. In 2013 alone, 3,200 Utahns aged 65 and older were hospitalized for fall-related injuries. Even without injuries, many seniors develop a fear of falling and, in turn, limit their daily activities. This can result in reduced mobility, decreased strength and balance, and increased risk of falling. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Intermountain Healthcare has partnered with the State Department of Health to provide free fall prevention classes.

Potty Talk: What is a Normal Bowel Movement – And Why Is This Important For Your Health?

By Jeremy Holt
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It’s embarrassing. Everyone around you can hear your abdomen making funny noises, and your face shows the pain of your intestines tying themselves into knots. You don’t know how to stop this cycle of (blush) irregular potty habits. Fortunately, health professionals have learned how to help.

The Three P’s That Can Help Your Breakfast Be Friendlier to Your Health

By Ashley Hagensick
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As a registered dietitian, I often hear people complain they don’t have time or the appetite for breakfast - or they say skipping breakfast is a good thing. In fact, a recent online story based on a limited study suggested that breakfast had little bearing on overall health. It went so far as to claim that people who skipped breakfast didn’t gain any more weight than those who ate a regular breakfast.