VP Joe Biden Visits With Healthcare Leaders in Utah

By Brad Gillman
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Utah opened its doors to Vice President, Joe Biden, as he visited Utah on February 26, 2016, and meet with state, church, and healthcare leaders with a focus on cancer.

The vice president heads up an initiative called “National Cancer Moonshot” dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. It a mission close to Biden’s heart due to his own personal journey. Beau Biden, the vice president’s son, passed away from brain cancer last year at the age of 46.

What is Placental Encapsulation?

By Lance Madigan
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Have you heard of placental encapsulation?  The placenta (also known as afterbirth) is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, provide thermo-regulation to the fetus, waste elimination, and gas exchange via the mother's blood supply, fight against internal infection and produce hormones to support pregnancy. The placenta provides oxygen and nutrients to growing babies and removes waste products from the baby's blood. The placenta attaches to the wall of the uterus, and the baby's umbilical cord develops from the placenta. The umbilical cord is what connects the mother and the baby.


The power of attitude

By Lisa Graydon
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I think I was a bear in another life. Every winter I tell myself I’m not going to let the short days and cold weather get to me. But when the days get short, my energy level drops and I start eating like I’m preparing for hibernation. Mentally, I know what I need to do. Emotionally and physically, though, I fall into the same trap every year. I gain weight. I don’t exercise. I feel lethargic. I’m not a good example of living the healthiest life possible.

Providing High Quality Care at Lower Costs? The New York Times Highlights Intermountain Healthcare and SelectHealth

By Lance Madigan
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A major story in The New York Times addresses the benefits of Intermountain Healthcare’s new SelectHealth Share insurance plan — and Intermountain’s groundbreaking work to use population health to help people live the healthiest lives possible.

White House Invites Intermountain Healthcare to Precision Medicine Summit

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Intermountain Leaders to Meet with President Obama in Washington D.C. on Thursday and Vice President Biden on Friday in Salt Lake City for Cancer Discussions

Intermountain Healthcare has been invited this Thursday, February 25, to the White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit. The event, which includes an address by President Barack Obama, will bring together a small group of leaders from the federal government, private sector, academia, research organizations, and health provider organizations such as Intermountain.  The initiative’s goal is to transform the way health is improved and disease is treated.

Precision medicine is an innovative approach that takes individual differences in genetics, environments, and lifestyles and gives medical professionals the resources to specifically identify treatments and target illnesses of each patient.

Intermountain will be represented at the White House Summit by Lincoln Nadauld, MD, PhD, executive director of Intermountain Precision Genomics, which focuses on the treatment of cancer.

The summit will be webcast live at www.whitehouse.gov/live.