Traveling Long Distances Increases Your Risk of Developing a Deadly Blood Clot

By Jason M Carlton

More people die from blood clots in the lungs than from breast cancer, prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS, and motor vehicle accidents combined. If you plan to travel long distances this summer, either by plane, train or car, you may be at increased risk to develop a deadly blood clot.

Would You Recognize the Signs of Medical Identity Theft?

By Intermountain Healthcare

What if your elderly aunt started receiving medical bills from a provider she’s never seen?  If you lost your wallet, would you think to call your insurance company to report your insurance cards as lost or stolen? What if you discovered a test result in your medical record that you never had done? Would you know what to do? Would you recognize the signs of medical identity theft?

How can I eat healthier at home?

By Kary Woodruff

As a dietitian I get asked a lot of questions about what people should eat or not eat. I often get asked about certain fad diets to know if they really work. With National Eating Healthy Day tomorrow (Nov. 5, 2014), I wanted to take a few minutes and provide answers to the five most common questions I get asked by patients, friends and family. 

Alternative Communication Ideas for Individuals With Autism

By Jonel Condra

Many individuals on the autism spectrum do not even have the use of basic gestures to help them get their needs across. They may rely on more primitive gestures such as grabbing, pulling and reaching toward wanted items. This puts a lot of pressure on the communication partner to come up with what the individual is trying to communicate, so learn some alternative ways in which you can do so.