It’s Not Normal to Be Coughing

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During the winter cold and flu season, most people know that it’s not normal to be coughing.  And, when we hear or see someone cough, we tend to want to “stay away” from the person who is sick.  But for some reason, when the weather gets sunny and warm, many of us forget that it’s not normal to be coughing.

Heart Experts Travel to Chicago to Present Innovative Research to Enhance Patient Care

By Jeffrey L. Anderson, M.D.
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Thousands of heart researchers from around the nation will be gathering in Chicago for the 2014 American Heart Association Scientific Session conference. It’s an opportunity for heart experts and researchers to share and exchange information that will improve patient outcomes. Members of the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute team are making final preparations to present some of the research we have been working on, some for several years.

5 things you should do when there's poor air quality

By Denitza Blagev MD
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According to a recent study, when air pollution levels are high, people are more likely to have a heart attack.  This study adds to many others already showing that during periods of air pollution people with chronic lung and heart disease, such as asthma, COPD, or heart failure, are especially at high risk for an exacerbation, or worsening, of their disease.  Long term, poor air quality affects us all.  It increases our risk of developing certain kind of cancer, asthma, and even death.​