Heart-healthy recipe: Peanut butter banana roll

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Parents are often looking for simple snacks for their kids. Here's a recipe and video that shows you just how simple a heart-healthy snack can be to prepare - and how quickly the snack can be devoured. 

Providing Help – and HOPE – for Teens At Risk for Suicide

By Molly Araktingi
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Did you know that Utah has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the United States?

It’s true. Did you also know that suicide is the second leading cause of death for all teens and accounts for 6,000 adolescent deaths in America each year?

Every year the number of self inflicted deaths in America climbs. Every ninety minutes, another adolescent in the United States ends their life. Even these high statistics exclude the many suicides that are hidden, or reported as accidents, due to shame or fear.

Suicide is heartbreaking, serious, and a preventable public health crisis.


Six Ways to Eat Superfoods

By Brad Gillman
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We see dietary tips about utilizing superfoods on the news, blogs, yet, what exactly constitutes a “superfood”?

“Superfoods are foods that have more concentrated amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals than other comparable whole foods,” said Caitlin Boyer, registered dietitian with Intermountain Medical Center. 

Trials and Tender Mercies: Meet Dean Austin

By Bonnie Char Hallman

Meet Dean Austin.  After battling cancer in various parts of his body, including rare and highly aggressive Merkel Cell Carcinoma, countless rounds of chemotherapy and radiation - genetic profiling and new treatment options are helping Austin.  His story and mix of medicine and faith. He calls his story “Trials and Tender Mercies”.  Dean Austin submitted this blog post from his personal history. We are honored to share it here. From the Intermountain Precision Genomics Team, we honor you, Dean Austin! Thank you for sharing your story!