Empowering Yourself Against Stroke: What You Need to Know

By Intermountain Healthcare

The fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., stroke claims an estimated 800,000 lives/year. Generally speaking, people are not as well informed about how to protect themselves against stroke as they are for, say, cancer or heart disease. Since May is Stroke Awareness Month, we’ve compiled helpful information about this dangerous medical emergency, including an overview of who is vulnerable, how to protect against it, and what to do if you or someone you are with has a stroke.


A Healthy Recipe for your Heart: Baked Mac and Cheese

By Kary Woodruff
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Kids LOVE mac and cheese. But rather than whipping up what you find in a pre-packaged box, the following heart-healthy recipe will provide the taste of mac and cheese that kids enjoy, while providing the entire family with a hearty and heart healthy dinner.

The Past, Present, and Future of Population Health Research

By Susan Gagnier
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At the recent Intermountain Annual Research Summit, Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA, Intermountain’s Assistant Vice President of Delivery System Science, discussed the importance of Population Health research. Population Health research focuses on the study of effective health promotion, prevention, and self-management to improve health and wellness. Dr. Savitz explained how a Population Health management model can improve patient care while reducing costs for patients, healthcare providers, and payers.

Why Women Get More Arthritis Than Men

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Most women are well acquainted with the particular health concerns that come with being female – including all the gynecological and breast care advice, along with the hormonal changes that bring migraines, mood and appetite symptoms. Thanks to the hard work of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, more women are now also aware of their unique cardiovascular disease risk factors and symptoms, too.