Top 5 in 2015

By Intermountain Healthcare
top 5 blog posts

2015 is coming to an end, but boy were there some good times. In case you were too wrapped up with posting pics to Instagram, the wearable device explosion, or Taylor Swift taking over the internet, here are the most viewed Intermountain blog posts in 2015, geared towards helping you own your day.

Say Goodbye to Glasses: Improve Your Vision Overnight

By Cheryl Torghele, OD

Improving your vision while you sleep might sound too good to be true, but it’s not. Orthokeratology, also called Ortho-K or Corneal Reshaping Technique (CRT), is a non-surgical therapy that temporarily reduces nearsightedness and astigmatism. Using special contact lenses worn at night, Orthokeratology changes the shape and curvature of the cornea and eliminates the need for glasses the next day.

What is Targeted Therapy?

By Bonnie Char Hallman
FB Cancer Pathway-4

Personalized medicine is helping people reap the benefits of targeted cancer therapies. A targeted therapy is a medication that can affect cells that no longer function properly (mutated). Healthy cells die when their work in the body is finished. Cancer cells have mutations that block the death signal and allow uncontrolled growth. Researchers are developing new targeted treatments to stop growth in mutated cancer cells. 

Air Quality and Exercise: Tips for Staying Active When The Air Quality is Poor

By Jeremy Holt
Utah Air Pollution

It’s that time of year again. We’re starting to hear about bad air on the news, then we’ll see it driving into town and finally we’ll taste it in the air.

On the worst days it doesn’t even feel healthy to breathe, let alone go for a run or walk. And while getting plenty of exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health, exercising outdoors when the air quality is poor can be unhealthy.