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  • Wellness Wednesday: Tummy troubles? You may want to try the low FODMAP Diet

    SALT LAKE CITY – Do you or a loved one live with constant stomach pain? If you feel like you’ve tried everything, you may want to consider a low FODMAP diet. FODMAP has become a diet buzzword recently, and most people aren’t quite sure what it is.  Dietitians caution that the low FODMAP diet isn’t for everyone, but if done correctly it can potentially help with digestive problems. The low FODMAP diet should be started only with supervision from a […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Should you take Omega-3 supplements?

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Should you take omega-3 pills? Or try to have two to servings of omega-3 rich fish a week, as the American Heart Association recommends? It may seem a bit murky if you follow headlines about nutrition and health. That’s why researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute continue to research the potential benefits and risks of this popular supplement, especially when it comes to prostate cancer risk and heart health. The Intermountain Heart Institute research […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: How pets are helping patients heal

    MURRAY, Utah – Spending time in the hospital can be tough on a patient’s spirit. That is why Intermountain Healthcare is using the power of pups to cheer up patients and improve the healing process. When the dogs make their rounds through the hospital corridor, it’s hard not to perk up. “They smile, they like to see a dog. It just changes their whole attitude, their whole demeanor, everything,” said  18-year volunteer Susan Daynes. Daynes began volunteering as a way […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: The healing power of music

    MURRAY, Utah – There may be, “No Place Like Home,” but sometimes we may find a family member or loved one making the hospital home, at least temporarily. That is why Intermountain Medical Center has found ways to bring a feeling of home to our patients as well as those visiting – through the power of music. Earlier this year the hospital added a baby grand piano to the lobby, thanks to kind donations from volunteers. It’s also the volunteers […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Tips for coping with holiday stress

    SALT LAKE CITY – The holidays bring a lot of memories – family, parties, food, the gifts, and most likely some stress. While the hustle and bustle are a normal part of the holiday time routine – you still need to be cautious with keeping holiday stress in check, according to Dr. Travis Mickelson, associate medical director of mental health integration for Intermountain Healthcare. The holidays engage our senses – with the lights, warmth, good smells and music for example […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Feeling extra fatigued and depressed? You may need to get your thyroid checked

    SALT LAKE CITY – Did you know that hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid is as common in women as breast cancer? Many don’t realize they have the condition because the symptoms of hypothyroidism can be subtle or attributed to aging. But left untreated, hypothyroidism can be serious and lead to other health problems. Kelsey DeSalvo, MD an endocrinologist at Intermountain Salt Lake Clinic explains that, “The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the lower front of the neck. It’s job is […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Keeping skin healthy during winter

    SALT LAKE CITY – The falling temperatures may bring snow, but for many it also means dry, itchy, and cracked skin. Dermatologists with Intermountain Healthcare say there are easy ways to avoid these issues and keep your skin healthy this winter. One of the first ways doctors recommend protecting skin is to keep it covered up when you go outside. It’s hard for Jack Frost to nip at your nose when it’s covered up, so wear long sleeves, hats, and […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Treating Cancer Patients Who Are At Risk for Heart Problems

    Early cancer detection and improved treatments have allowed many patients with cancer to live longer. However, some patients may be at an increased risk for cardiovascular complications and other medical issues, due to certain cancer treatments. That’s why Intermountain Healthcare has developed a new Cardio-Oncology program. The Intermountain Cardio-Oncology program at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray and LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City was developed to help people who undergo cancer treatment who are at increased risk to develop heart problems. Some cancer treatments, including […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: How to have a healthier Thanksgiving

    SALT LAKE CITY – Thanksgiving usually includes all of our favorite comfort foods and desserts. Although the holidays can be very exciting and joyous times, they can also be filled with busy schedules and stress. We see treats, sweets, and special foods and drinks around every corner. Becky Cannon, a registered dietitian at Intermountain Park City Hospital, says the key to navigating the holiday season of social events, parties, and Thanksgiving is to “plan ahead” to make sure you maintain […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Wearable fitness trackers provide doctors with vital patient data

    SALT LAKE CITY – Determining how far patients with pulmonary disease can walk in six minutes has long been an effective clinical tool to help physicians determine their exercise capacity, as well as to aid in predicting health outcomes and mortality. Now, in a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare found that steps measured through a step tracker worn on the wrist can be used to estimate exercise capacity and determine the health status of patients, rather than the standardized […]

  • 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 […]

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