Summer Sleep Tips

By Nathan Sato
Lady sleeping

Summer is a great time of year.  It’s hot, the days are long, and everyone wants to get out and play.  While our summer activities keep us busy, it’s not always the best time of year for sleeping.  The reasons for poor summer sleep are sometimes the same reasons that make summer great, it’s hot, the days are long and all we want to do is play. 

Smart Use of Your Smart Phone in Labor and Birth

By Shauna Cheshire

Technology affords us some amazing benefits. However, technology can have downsides, especially surrounding the birth of a baby. Digital photography and phones/devices allow us to share and consume information virtually anywhere, it’s amazing! There are times, however, when we feel we can’t disconnect from what is keeping us all connected and this can be a problem.

Catching ‘em All: “Pokéxercise” Gets People Going

By Lance Frazier

If you think you’ve noticed an increase in people walking around with their eyes glued to their phones in the past week or so, you’re not wrong. Thousands of people are using their smartphones to play Pokémon Go, the new location-based, augmented-reality mobile game, in which they seek out and capture Pokémon characters. The game was released July 6, and quickly became the most downloaded smartphone app in the United States.

Video Game Addiction a Growing Health Problem for Men

By Intermountain Healthcare
Video Game Addiction a Growing Health Problem for Men

Video games are everywhere it seems, from apps on our phone to huge movie releases like this summer’s Warcraft. Gamers are everywhere too, and they’re not just stereotypical adolescent boys. As gaming becomes more prevalent, more and more adult men are becoming addicted to the rush of playing video games.

xMatters Innovation

By Dr Bob Hoesch

Information Systems teams play an important role in improving clinical care through TeleHealth technology and other processes. Recently, a partner company, xMatters, highlighted the work our I.S. teams did with their paging technology to improve the Transfer Center’s ability to the notification process when a patient needs a stroke evaluation via TeleHealth.

Survive the Summer AND Still Like Your Kids

By Brooke Heath
Tips for Keeping Your Cool with Your Kids This Summer

Summer is about half over, but if you’re like many moms, you may already be counting down the days until your kids are back in the classroom – and out of the house! Here are four tips to not only get you through the remaining weeks of summer with your sanity intact, but help you to still want to be around your kids by the time school starts!

Utah Family Gets Heart Healthy, Despite Life's Challenges

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
Pitcher_Family-Bell Canyon-My Heart Challenge

Living a heart healthy lifestyle is tough. Trying to live heart healthy when you have a child in the hospital can be a challenge. Taylor and Shasta, competitors in this year's Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute's My Heart Challenge: Family Edition, explain their journey to better health and the challenges their family faced.