Protect Your Infant from Secondhand Smoke

By Brad Gillman
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Smoking is not just a hazard to the smoker. It has been shown that secondhand smoke is dangerous for others. Some can simply leave the room or the area of the smoker. Yet newborns are stuck breathing in secondhand smoke. Parents need to know the effects that the smoke has on babies and be vigilant to protect them.

Extending Timely Stroke Treatment Using TeleHealth Technology

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At Intermountain, we’re known for both our world-class healthcare specialists and the personalized care we deliver in communities large and small across Utah and Idaho. Hospitals all across the system are teaming up with neurologists at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray to care for stroke patients and keep them close to home when possible.

Patients and Researchers can Count on Support from Intermountain Healthcare Research Leaders

By Jill Quam
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At the recent Intermountain Healthcare Annual Research Summit, a panel of research leaders including Raj Srivastava, MD, MPH, Assistant Vice President of Research, participated in a discussion with attendees. The discussion centered around the link between research and delivering high-value patient care, and how Intermountain can best support both patients and clinical researchers in the clinical trials process.

Writing Down a Goal Increases Chances of Success

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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People who don’t take the time to write down their goals are less likely to achieve them. Odds are, people have goals floating around in their minds and expect that to carry them through to completion. But taking that extra step to write down the goal – either on a piece of paper you post on the fridge, a post-it you stick to the bathroom mirror, or a weekly calendar event in your phone – will increases the odds of success.

5 Myths About Midwives You May Not Know

By Jacqueline Lagana
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Certified Nurse Midwives are dedicated to not only providing assistance with childbirth, but also prenatal and follow-up care.  We also offer a variety of healthcare services to women of all ages, such as contraceptive services, screenings, and menopause counseling. Just like a doctor, we are committed to providing the highest quality care within our scope of practice, and working with the entire healthcare team to ensure you have the best experience possible in your pregnancy.  At Intermountain Healthcare, Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) work in collaboration with our covering physicians to provide holistic health care to women from adolescence through menopause.


Weight-Loss Surgery Is a Lifestyle Change, Not a Quick Fix

By Cami Hill

Obesity is a chronic disease with complex causes and no quick-fix solutions. Surgical weight loss is proven to help the obese shed weight quickly, but, unless patients are committed to making significant lifestyle changes, it may not be a long-term solution.