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.

How to Control Your High Blood Pressure

By Intermountain Healthcare
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High blood pressure affects one in three adults. However, many don’t know they have it because symptoms usually don’t manifest until the condition becomes severe, giving high blood pressure the name “silent killer.”

 

Blood pressure is the force at which blood presses against artery walls, moving the blood through your body. High blood pressure is defined as being above 140/90, and it has negative health effects that can become serious. It damages artery walls by hardening and weakening them, encouraging plaque to build up. It can weaken and enlarge the heart by making it do more work. High blood pressure also puts people at serious risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and diabetes, contributing to almost 1,000 deaths each day.