3 Gadgets to Help You Live Well

By Intermountain Healthcare
IMG_1193

CES 2016 offers a wealth of health gadgets - some new entrants, and many established companies. It doesn't matter your activity of choice there is a performance activity monitor for you. This year we looked at gadgets to improve running form, cycling safety, and even windsurfing. We love to see this breadth of activities because we believe it doesn't matter how you're active as long as you're active.

10 New Year's Resolutions to Better Your Health

By Jentry Larsen
Man Stretching

Maintaining a New Year’s resolution is tough. Many set goals that are unrealistic or too vague. You can change your attitude, but changing your behavior can be difficult. Set manageable goals, and if you are committed, you can make these new habits or behaviors permanent. Here are 10 achievable resolutions to help kick start your year:


6 Ways to Increase Your Activity

By Brad Gillman
choosing_your_exercise

You made the resolution and this year is going to be the year of fit. The result can be defined as whatever you want. Lose weight, finish a major race, eat healthier, or all of them combined.

So you need to build that habit to start being active. Or you already are physically active and just want to kick it up a notch.

The recommendations say adults should get 150 minutes per week of moderate intensive activity - that can include anything from running to cleaning the house. Children and adolescents should be getting 60 minutes per day of vigorous activity.

Here are six ways to help kick start your active new year:



New Hospital Designs Provide Improvements for Patients and Caregivers

By Janet Frank
Utah Valley Hospital Hospital Replacement Project

When healthcare systems invest in improving the physical design of their clinical spaces, the results are improved health outcomes and patient satisfaction and a lower long-term cost. That’s exactly what Intermountain Healthcare hopes to see with its capital improvement projects across its 22-hospital system.

Family reunites with the medical team that saved young mom's life after a blood clot nearly killed her

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
patient_story_gregerson_family_holiday_reunion

“It was like a symphony — everybody played their role, and they played it perfectly…”

Arlee Gregerson delivered a beautiful baby girl via c-section in November, and two days later, she was doing great and feeling ready to return home when she lost consciousness in her husband’s arms.

Intermountain Healthcare Researchers Selected to Participate in the Vice President’s Clinical & Translational (VPCAT) Research Scholars Program

By Susan Gagnier
VPCAT-Scholars

As part of Intermountain Healthcare Senior Leadership’s efforts to invest in clinical investigation, the Intermountain Office of Research (OoR) has identified the training and mentoring of junior investigators as a high priority. These activities are imperative for advancing the standard of care for patients and align with Intermountain Healthcare’s vision of embedding research into the clinical care programs. The first step in this process had been to form a partnership with the University of Utah for the VPCAT Research Scholars Program. The VPCAT Research Scholars Program is designed to offer intensive mentorship and support to junior investigators committed to careers in clinical or translational research.