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  • Wellness Wednesday: It’s not too late to get your flu shot

    SALT LAKE CITY – Whether you’re ready or not flu season is here – so get your flu shot today! Intermountain Primary Children’s Flu Shot Spot Manager, Sharon Soutter, RN says now is the time to protect yourself, your family and others, because, “The more people get vaccinated, the flu is less likely to spread to others – especially to those who are most vulnerable.” Who should get vaccinated? All family members over 6 months old Especially people at high […]

  • Wellness Wednesday – How Certified Athletic Trainers keep teen athletes safe

    HEBER CITY, Utah –  As high school athletics have become faster and more competitive, the need for a certified athletic trainer (ATC) on staff has become a necessity and not just a luxury. Intermountain Healthcare partners with 41 high schools in Utah to offer full-time certified athletic trainers for all sports. “Certified athletic trainers are about a lot more than just taping ankles and ice bags,” said Lacee Brown, certified athletic trainer at Wasatch High School. “We use our medical […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: increasing the rate of mammogram screenings in Utah

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Intermountain Healthcare is making a new push to increase mammogram screenings across the state. Here are several ways Intermountain is working to increase screenings. Several screening clinics are expanding hours by opening on Saturdays to enhance access. Intermountain is also launching a new, advanced, mobile mammogram unit, which will add 20,000 screening appointments a year. Additionally, Intermountain is partnering with local businesses to do on-site mammography screening to increase convenience and increase screening […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Benefits of surgery and recovery close to home

    HEBER CITY, Utah – Americans are receiving total joint replacements at a record pace. More than a million people a year are estimated to receive joint replacement surgery every year and with an aging population that number is expected to grow to almost 2 million a year by 2030. Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which parts of a diseased, arthritic, or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a new joint made of metal, plastic or ceramic. […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: How to get your body ready to hit the slopes

    SALT LAKE CITY – Ski season is just around the corner, but is your body ready? Skiing is a fun winter activity, but it can also take a toll on muscles and joints. A pre-season ski conditioning routine can keep both skiers and boarders on the hill and out of the emergency room. “The demands of winter sports like skiing and snowboarding are different from those of summer sports, such as running, cycling, and golfing,” said physical therapy manager at […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Breast cancer reconstruction; what you need to know

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and like many Utahns you likely know someone battling this disease. Intermountain Healthcare knows that for breast cancer patients, the battle against the disease is not the only scary part. Recovery can also be daunting, and it is important to know what options patients have when it comes to reconstruction surgery. Before undergoing a mastectomy, patients should see the expertise of a plastic surgeon to help determine what type […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Oral health vital for overall wellness

    SALT LAKE CITY – Certain diseases and medications may affect dental health, and conversely, dental decay and infection and inflammation can adversely affect overall health. Recent recent research has found that poor oral health may be connected with several chronic illnesses and diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory disease, among others, according to Dr. Marc Collman, a dentist with Intermountain Healthcare. Globally, oral infections are among the most common causes of inflammation-induced diseases. A recent study of more than […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Growing your own garden for better health

    OREM, Utah – Changing your diet is a hard process that doesn’t happen overnight; However, growing your own produce may help increase your odds. Intermountain Healthcare LiVe Well Dietitian, Daniel Burgess says good nutrition is easier to manage if healthy foods are available. That’s exactly what gardeners at Intermountain Healthcare’s LiVe Well Garden at Intermountain Orem Community Hospital are finding as they reap the rewards of working in their community garden. What are some other benefits you can enjoy from […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: properly storing firearms can reduce suicide risk

    SALT LAKE CITY – Suicide is a topic that affects many of us, and it can be overwhelming to know what to do. For the 50-70% of Utahns who own firearms, it turns out there is a simple thing that can be done to dramatically reduce risk: storing firearms away from at-risk person because guns are fast and fatal. Nearly 85% of suicide attempts with a firearm are fatal, compared with 2% or lower for the two most widely used […]

  • Use Only as Directed partners with local communities to help end opioid epidemic

    PROVO, Utah – Each year 523 Utahns die as a result of a drug overdose, and everyone who uses an opioid for pain management is potentially at risk. To help combat the problem, Use Only as Directed has teamed up with communities throughout the state to bring awareness and offer support to those battling addiction and their loved ones. Saturday, September 7th, Utah County is hosting its 11th annual Recovery Day celebration with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Intermountain Healthcare to launch new Kidney Care program

    MURRAY, Utah – To help patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain Healthcare has created a new comprehensive kidney services program and clinic. Chronic kidney disease is a condition characterized by a gradual loss of kidney function over time. More than 37 million American adults have chronic kidney disease and millions of others are at increased risk. Chronic kidney disease includes conditions that damage your kidneys and decrease their ability to keep […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Back-to-school immunization guidelines for kids

    SALT LAKE CITY – Many parents don’t realize or forget their child will need immunizations before starting school; they may also need a sports physical to be able to play on a school team. In Utah, unless you have an exemption, immunizations are required before kids enter pre-school, kindergarten and seventh grade. Intermountain Healthcare’s Medical Director of Community Health and Prevention, Dr. Tamara Sheffield says a check-up at the beginning of the school year is a great idea to make […]

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