Alternative Communication Ideas for Individuals With Autism

By Jonel Condra
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Many individuals on the autism spectrum do not even have the use of basic gestures to help them get their needs across. They may rely on more primitive gestures such as grabbing, pulling and reaching toward wanted items. This puts a lot of pressure on the communication partner to come up with what the individual is trying to communicate, so learn some alternative ways in which you can do so.

Why Research is Important to the Intermountain Healthcare Mission

By Larry Hancock
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We’re conducting approximately 600 research projects in the Urban Central Region of Intermountain Healthcare – Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, Alta View Hospital, Riverton Hospital and TOSH–The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital. There’s a simple reason why those projects are important to us: Because they’re important to the community. Research helps us improve the quality of the care we offer to the people who count on us for care.

How can I eat healthier at home?

By Kary Woodruff
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As a dietitian I get asked a lot of questions about what people should eat or not eat. I often get asked about certain fad diets to know if they really work. With National Eating Healthy Day tomorrow (Nov. 5, 2014), I wanted to take a few minutes and provide answers to the five most common questions I get asked by patients, friends and family. 

Ideas to help you eat more green at St. Patrick's Day (and throughout the year)

By Ali Spencer, RD
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As the color green takes center stage in mid-March for St. Patrick’s Day, consider yourself lucky if you like vegetables, particularly the emerald variety. Nutrition science is increasingly demonstrating the benefits of eating green veggies.