Atrial Fibrillation and the Link to Dementia

By Susan Gagnier
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There is strong evidence that people with atrial fibrillation are also at a risk of developing dementia, Alzheimer’s, and vice versa according to Intermountain Healthcare researchers.

Jared Bunch, MD, Medical Director of Heart Rhythm Services for Intermountain Healthcare and the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute recently presented at the Intermountain Research Colloquia last March. Dr. Bunch presented research findings on the association between atrial fibrillation (AFib) and dementia and the therapeutic approaches. AFib in multiple cohorts of study has been also shown to be associated with Alzheimer’s, senile, and vascular dementia.

Spring into Action for Better Health

By Terri Flint
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Use the Season as a Springboard to Better Health & Greater Happiness

Most people (half of all Americans, in fact) consider January 1 to be the time to get focused on getting healthier and happier – but research shows fewer than one-third last even a couple of months.

Older Men Who Have Heart Disease May Benefit From Testosterone Therapy

By Donovan C. Baltich
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Testosterone supplementation may not be as bad for your health as previously thought — in fact, in older men with coronary artery disease and low levels of testosterone, researcher have found that it may reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke.

Skin Cancer: Preventative Steps You Can Take

By Lance Madigan
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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., with more than a million new cases of skin cancer occurring each year, resulting in more than 10,000 deaths primarily from melanoma. And in Utah, your risk of getting skin cancer is even greater – the incident rate of melanoma of the skin (the most dangerous form of skin cancer) is the highest in the country. The rates of dying from melanoma (the total number of deaths compared to population) is also highest in Utah*.