Can We Eat Meat? The Answer May Surprise You.

By Brady White
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Last month the federal government released updated Dietary Guidelines designed to give Americans guidance on what constitutes a healthy diet. The nutritional advice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services is designed to reduce rates of obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.

The signs and causes of prescription drug abuse

By Nicholas Dragon
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You wake up with a pounding headache and you stagger to the medicine cabinet. That bottle of pills the doctor gave you after your surgery seems to contain the only thing that makes you feel good these days. Fortunately, there’s one pill left in the bottle, and you swallow it quickly. "Just hang on, the headache and nausea will be gone in a few minutes," you tell yourself.

Then you think: "I love these little pills; they make me feel so relaxed and happy."

The Difference in Heart Attacks Between Men and Women

By Brad Gillman
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When it comes to heart attacks, there is not just one symptom. It could be the well-known chest pain, a throbbing arm, or could even just be a toothache.

Heart attack signs are not stereotypical. There certainly can be the visual signs of the grabbing chest or arm that we know. Yet those are not the only things to keep your eye on. Not every heart attack patient is the same and it can differ based on if it is a man or woman.

French Health System Delegation Visits Intermountain Healthcare

By Brad Gillman
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Intermountain Healthcare hosted a delegation of French Health officials this past week.

The relationship is part of a collaboration between the French healthcare system and Intermountain’s Institute for Healthcare Leadership. The focus is to study best practices in France, create a version of the Advanced Training Program (ATP) overseas, and to engage in joint learning opportunities.

Importance of Consulting a Certified Lymphedema Specialist

By Intermountain Healthcare
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There are many conditions that cause edema (swelling) in our bodies, and some are more serious than others. In general, swelling is caused by:

  • Trauma
  • Surgical intervention such as the removal of lymph nodes and vessels during cancer surgery
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Prolonged sitting or standing
  • Reactions to medications that cause inflammation in the tissues in and beneath the skin