Tele-Critical Care Saving Lives and Lowering Costs

By Brad Gillman
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Can wiring two groups of doctors hundreds of miles away work to save lives? mHealth Intelligence, an online mobile health news provider, looked at how Intermountain embraced telehealth to link rural communities to better care. The article features William Beninati, MD, Intermountain’s medical director for Critical Care Telehealth.

Eat This Over That – A Better Way to Satisfy Summer Cravings

By Ethan Shumway
Eat this over that – A better way to satisfy summer cravings

Summer. It’s filled with fun activities in the sun, fireworks and, you guessed it, food. But, left unchecked, you can walk away from that neighborhood pool party with a little more in the belly and on the hips than you care to sport in a bathing suit. A few simple changes to your favorite summertime foods can help you enjoy more and eat better.

Swimming and Ear Tubes

By Breklyn Morgan
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When your child gets ear tubes put in, you expect relief – no more ear infections, drainage or pain. “Ear tubes are designed to equalize ear pressure, prevent fluid from accumulating in the ears, and likely reduce or eliminate ear infections,” states Salt Lake Clinic Otolaryngologist Dr. Todd Child. However, in some cases children experience pain during swimming and pressure changes even after having tubes. “Issues post-ear tubes seem to be more common with older kids rather than toddlers,” he adds.

3 Easy Hikes to Help You Get Moving This Summer

By Jentry Larsen
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Summer is a great time to get out and get moving. Hiking is a healthy and fun way to spend some time in the beautiful outdoors. Besides being a great hobby, hiking has some serious health benefits:

-        Improves heart, lung and blood vessel fitness

-        Improves muscle fitness

-        Lowers risk of high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes

-        Reduces depression and improves sleep quality

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