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‘It was a real miracle for us’: New technology at Intermountain Healthcare saves man’s life
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‘It was a real miracle for us’: New technology at Intermountain Healthcare saves man’s life

Intermountain Healthcare recently became the first in Utah to perform a new lifesaving and less invasive heart procedure, benefiting Antonio Gomez, right. (Nilsa Gomez) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutesSALT LAKE CITY — Intermountain Healthcare recently became the first in Utah to perform a new lifesaving and less invasive heart procedure."It was a real miracle for us, for our family," said Nilsa Gomez, whose husband received this new procedure.Antonio Gomez, 64, has lived a healthy and full life, filled with family.But one day, he randomly felt unbearable pain."Everything just kind of hit full force, I started to have some debilitating pain from the che...
Diet and exercise not working? Lose weight naturally with the help of this local professional
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Diet and exercise not working? Lose weight naturally with the help of this local professional

Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes"All you have to do is eat less and move more."Not only is this categorically wrong but it is extremely frustrating to hear—especially from your doctor. Unfortunately, your doctor is sharing very old concepts with you. It takes an estimated 17 years for discoveries from scientific research to reach your doctor and shift his or her medical advice. The talk show hosts and internet searches are also often teaching incorrect or outdated information.The problem is that even trusted sources such as medical journals are often propagating bad information. The New England Journal of Medicine reported that "false and scientifically unsupported beliefs about obesity are pervasive" in our medical journals.Ideally, you would fi...
How these organizations are merging art and technology to benefit Salt Lake City
Technology

How these organizations are merging art and technology to benefit Salt Lake City

Sonali Loomba, Kaladharaa Dance owner and Indian classical dancer, left, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and Srilatha Singh, Chitrakaavya Dance owner and Indian classical dancer and teacher, talk after a panel discussion about the future of art and technology on Thursday. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutesSALT LAKE CITY — Derek Dyer thinks people have two options when it comes to the augmented reality technology "that's coming our way whether we like it or not."Dyer, executive director for the Utah Arts Alliance, said people can either embrace augmented reality technology — making it a "cool, good thing" — or they can ...
What impact does race have on mental health? New U. hire to explore, address disparities
Health

What impact does race have on mental health? New U. hire to explore, address disparities

The Hunstman Mental Health Institute and the University of Utah education department have announced a new hire to explore racial disparities in mental health services as a part of a larger collaboration. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutesSALT LAKE CITY — The Hunstman Mental Health Institute and University of Utah education department have announced a new hire to explore racial disparities in mental health services as a part of a larger collaboration.Racial disparities in health services were illuminated during the COVID-19 pandemic — with minorities experiencing the highest rates of coronavirus deaths and case counts nationw...