High blood pressure is very common. According to the Centers for Disease Control about half of Americans have high blood pressure. And many of them may not know it. That’s why it’s known as the silent killer. If you’re pregnant and have high blood pressure, you need to know you have it, so you can take steps to manage it.
Someone asked me the other day how things have changed since more and more people are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The truth is, it’s night and day different. As the medical director of Infectious Diseases TeleHealth at Intermountain Healthcare, I’ve had a front-row seat to the devastation caused by the virus. In the past couple of months, we’ve seen fewer cases of serious illness and death. Our ICUs and other hospital units are feeling less stress.
Intermountain Spanish Fork Hospital is a 33-bed community hospital conveniently located east of I-15 and north U.S. Highway 6 in Spanish Fork, Utah. The highly skilled team of caregivers at Spanish Fork are committed to providing excellent care close to home for the residents of south Utah County and central Utah.
America started to breathe a little easier once the first COVID-19 vaccines were rolled out. But experts warn that we still have a few more laps to run to beat the virus because of new variants entering the race. The Centers for Disease Control says that variants pose a threat that could reverse the improvements we’re seeing nationwide in new cases and hospitalizations.
Spanish Fork and many other communities in south Utah County have seen tremendous growth over the past few years and top-quality medical services are vital for a growing population. This is also a great time of year to open a new hospital. Spring is a time for new starts, new beginnings and new hope.
The Sanfords started The Forever Bear Foundation in 2006 in honor of their daughter Elizabeth, who died at birth in 1996. The foundation donates bears to be given to the siblings of babies who pass away at birth, with the hope that the stuffed animal will be a source of comfort to each child who receives one.