Utah Family Gets Heart Healthy, Despite Life's Challenges

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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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. 

A Quick Snip: Is A Vasectomy The Right Option For You?

By Chantelle Turner

If you and your partner are considering permanent birth control options, then it’s likely you’ll have a discussion about the pros and cons of tubal ligation (getting a woman’s tubes tied) versus a vasectomy. Both procedures result in permanent sterilization. But the procedure time, length of recovery and cost vary. It’s important to understand both options so you can ultimately decide on the option that is right for your situation.

Raj Srivastava MD, MPH, AVP Research, Intermountain Healthcare was Recently Honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Utah’s School of Medicine

By Susan Gagnier
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At a recent Award Ceremony at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Raj Srivastava received the coveted Excellence in Teaching award. Dr. Srivastava was chosen as a recipient by the residency house staff in the Department of Pediatrics.

Treating Back Pain

By Lance Madigan
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Back pain is the second most common reason people visit their doctor. Actually, over eighty percent of people will suffer from this condition at some point in their lives.  The good news is that most back pain is temporary and rarely caused by damage to your spine or another serious condition.  In most cases, individuals recover quickly on their own – at least to the point they can return to normal daily activities.