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15-Year Study Finds Treatment Gaps Exist for Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease; More Consistent Use of Life-Saving Medications Recommended

A new 15-year study by researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that patients with peripheral arterial disease may not be prescribed life-saving medications at the same rate as for other heart conditions.
14-Nov-2019 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Omega-3 Continues to Show Protection Against Heart Disease-Related Death, Without Prostate Cancer Risk

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...
14-Nov-2019 6:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Discover New Mutations in Gene Associated with Disease That Causes Weakening of the Heart

Researchers from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified new mutations in a gene commonly associated with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDC), a disease that weakens the heart muscle, making it more...
14-Nov-2019 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Intermittent Fasting Increases Longevity in Cardiac Catheterization Patients

In a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have found that cardiac catheterization patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting lived longer than patients who don’t.
12-Nov-2019 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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“Nudging” Heart Patients to Take Their Statins Leads to Better Medication Adherence and Better Patient Outcomes

In a new study presented to heart specialists from around the world, researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that simple “nudges” in the form of texts, emails and phone calls, not only help patients...
12-Nov-2019 1:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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AI System Accurately Detects Key Findings in Chest X-Rays of Pneumonia Patients Within 10 Seconds: Study Finds Promise of Faster Treatment

From 20 minutes or more to 10 seconds. Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford University say 10 seconds is about how quickly a new system they studied that utilizes artificial intelligence took to accurately identify key findings in...
30-Sep-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wrist-Worn Step Trackers are as Accurate in Predicting Patient Health as Standardized Clinical Walking Tests, Researchers Find

In a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City 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...
25-Sep-2019 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Intermountain Healthcare Is Making Care More Affordable

"We have a crisis in American healthcare right now," Dr. Harrison said. "Healthcare is unaffordable. The existing healthcare system is oriented toward driving volume. As an industry we do too many things to too many people that they really don't...
18-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Intermountain Healthcare Receives Top Research Accreditation for Commitment to Patient Safety in Clinical Research Studies

Intermountain Healthcare has earned top accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) for ensuring the highest protections for participants in Intermountain clinical research studies.
2-Jul-2019 7:05 AM EDT

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