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  • Wellness Wednesday – Preventing falls

    SALT LAKE CITY – The fear of falling and getting hurt can be a big concern, especially for older adults. Each year, millions of adults suffer falls that cause hip fractures or head trauma, both of which can increase the risk of early disability or death. 83-year-old Peter Wright and is 81-year-old wife Leda, are very well aware of the dangers and risk of falling. “At my age, the people that I know that have had falls have broken something, […]

  • Baby boomers embracing oxygen tanks – for scuba diving

    SALT LAKE CITY – Most mornings, Velma and Helen are here in their bathing suits for water volleyball. But today, they’re going bigger. While most seniors try to avoid being hooked up to an oxygen tank, these gals signed up for it.

  • Wellness Wednesday: Car seat safety

    SALT LAKE CITY – Is your child safe in the car? Most parents are surprised to find that their children are not safely secured in the car. Car seats can be confusing and complicated for any parent. That’s why Intermountain Healthcare offers a variety of resources to help parents and families understand and ensure that their car seats are installed properly. Car Seat Checkpoints: May is Trauma Awareness Month. To help educate our community and ensure the safety of your […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Steps to avoiding spring injuries

    SALT LAKE CITY — As spring weather arrives in Utah, doctors and physical therapists at Intermountain Healthcare are seeing a spike in spring injuries and warn everyone to start off slow.  Experts say injuries go up across the board this time of year, often because people go too hard too fast after a winter with less physical activity. Intermountain Healthcare physical therapist, Enoch Mills suggests easing into physical activity as the weather gets nicer. Something as simple as warming up […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: New guidelines for aspirin usage

    SALT LAKE CITY — New guidelines reverse long-standing recommendations for preventing a heart attack or stroke in high-risk patients. Judd Parr is a very obedient patient. “[I do] everything that the doctor tells me to do,” said Parr, a heart patient. In November 2017, when Judd was preparing for an operation, he followed the pre-op instructions but didn’t make it to surgery. He suffered a heart attack the day before his operation. “The cause of that was the instruction was […]

  • Wellness Wednesday – Babies and medicine: Getting the right doses

    SALT LAKE CITY – When your baby is sick, sometimes medicine can be the best thing for them. But how do you know you’re giving them the right dose? Pediatric pharmacist Bevan Jensen from Intermountain Healthcare explains. If you’ve ever given medicine to a baby or toddler, you know it’s not always a smooth process. But you can make it a little smoother — and keep your little one safer — by giving the right dosage every time. Getting the […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    SALT LAKE CITY – Jill Shupe is a busy mom and nurse, caring for others to the literal point of pain – wrist pain that became so powerful it was interrupting her professional and personal life. Dr. Dan Hammon an orthopedic surgeon at Intermountain Healthcare’s TOSH, says Shupe is a classic case of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes pain, numbness and tingling in the hand and arm when one of the major nerves to the hand called the […]

  • Wellness Wednesday: Rooming In

    SALT LAKE CITY – A growing trend among new mothers is “rooming in,” a technique Intermountain Medical Center not only offers but endorses. “Rooming-in means babies will stay in the room with their parents,” said Kristie Earnhart, RN, MSN, nurse manager in Maternity at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray. “The time together in the first days of the baby’s life increases bonding and newborn health, reduces crying, and establishes healthy routines. The nursery will be available for those with medical […]

  • Should I go to the E.R. or an urgent care facility? Here’s how to decide

    Whether it’s a cold, the flu, or a broken arm a lot of people are wondering: Where’s the best place to go to get the appropriate care I need? If you can’t get an appointment with your primary care physician, or if you don’t have one, it’s common to turn to the emergency room for help, but for many illnesses and injuries, patients can get the same care at a lower cost — and get it faster — by turning […]

  • Nominate a deserving person or family for a visit from the FOX 13 Dream Team!

    Mobile users, tap here to send in a nomination. What would make a difference in the life of someone you know? Tell us their story as it would be told on TV.

  • Wellness Wednesday: Cutting down on added sugars

    SALT LAKE CITY – A lot of us sip drinks we think are healthy – but sometimes one drink can give us over the recommended amount of added sugar we are supposed to have in an entire day. However, there are some ways we can cut back on sugar in a reasonable way. For more information, you can visit: intermountainhealthcare.org.

  • Wellness Wednesday: Talk to your pediatrician about your child’s mental health

    We’re really good at helping our kids when they’re hurt or not feeling well, but we need to be just as good at helping them when they hurt emotionally. When you go to the pediatrician, talk about your child’s mental health. It’s as important as physical health, and just as good of a reason to make an appointment with your pediatrician. It’s early intervention that can make a big difference down the road.

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