Foods to Fuel You Before and After a Workout

By Janet Frank
Foods to Fuel You Before and After a Workout

There are countless recommendations on what to consume before and after a workout to maximize your results. Unfortunately, many popular opinions are myths that will actually hinder your progress! Intermountain Healthcare Registered Dietitian Michelle Francis weighed in on the matter to set the record straight on what you should – and shouldn’t – consume before and after a workout.

Mammograms Save Lives – If You’re 40 or Older You Should Be Screened Every Year

By Brett T. Parkinson, MD

In the United States, one in eight women will eventually develop the disease. 

Although thousands of women die each year of breast cancer, increasing numbers are surviving. 

This is due to both improved treatment and early detection.  Since 1990, the death rate from breast cancer has decreased by 35 percent. Much of this improvement is attributable to screening mammography. 

When did running stop being fun? Lessons learned from an elementary school fun run

By Steven Tew

Alta View Hospital helped out Edgemont Elementary and Willow Canyon Elementary Schools with their fun runs recently — and the runs were an absolute ball. Each school held an assembly, the police and fire departments came out, there were balloons and snacks, and the kids were pumped. Runs like this help the kids learn early how they can live the healthiest lives possible.

New Guidelines Improve Safety and Effectiveness of IVs for Hospital Patients

By Jason M Carlton

More than a billion times a year, doctors and nurses insert tiny tubes into the veins of American hospital patients so they can deliver lifesaving medicine, give fluids and nutrition, monitor key vital signs, and help patients with conditions ranging from cancer and pain to kidney failure and serious infections.

But these tiny tubes carry risks, as well as benefits. They reach deep into the bloodstream, t providing a gateway for microbes and a place for life-threatening blood clots to form. Despite their widespread use, no clear guidelines exist to help clinicians know the best device for each individual patient’s needs, or devices to avoid at all costs. 

Until now.