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There's More Than One Way to Quit – It Doesn't Have to Be Cold Turkey

LogoIf the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has taught individuals anything, it is a better understanding of how the air breathed in and out of our lungs can affect us and those around us. Masking, social distancing, and quarantining -- all to keep a tiny virus out of lungs. Experts remind us that lungs can be vulnerable and need to be kept healthy so they can keep us healthy. One of the best ways to keep lungs healthy is to never smoke or vape. And if individuals do smoke or vape already, the best thing to do is to quit.

Advanced Directives Give Important Instructions for Loved Ones in Time of Crisis

LogoAn advance directive is a set of instructions someone prepares in advance of ill health or accident that determines their healthcare wishes regarding medical treatment and who should act as their agent to carry out those wishes should the person be unable to communicate them to a medical provider.

Festival of Trees Live Broadcast Adds Former Primary Children's Patient as Third Host

LogoA 10-year-old Salt Lake City area cancer survivor and former patient at Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital has been selected to serve as a third co-host of the first-ever Festival of Trees live broadcast, it was announced Monday.

Parents Cautioned by Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital Doctors After 12-Year-Old Patient Nearly Dies from COVID-19 Complications

LogoIntermountain Primary Children's Hospital doctors are seeing an alarming number of young patients experiencing COVID-19 complications.

Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital Adds Pediatric Gynecological Services to Bolster Care

LogoIntermountain Primary Children's Hospital is the first in Utah to add pediatric gynecology to its medical services. This is a relatively new specialty that is only available in a few regions around the country. Doctors note that children have issues that arise that require a specialist in pediatrics.

Groundbreaking of Second Intermountain Healthcare Primary Children's Hospital in Lehi, Utah

LogoIntermountain Healthcare leaders, community representatives, and patients broke ground virtually on a second Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital campus in Lehi, Utah -- the first step to bringing much-needed pediatric healthcare services closer to the area.

Leaders Join Together from Utah Organizations to Address Skyrocketing COVID-19 Cases

LogoTop community leaders Gail Miller from the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, Ryan Smith from Qualtrics, Dr. Marc Harrison from Intermountain Healthcare, and Keith McMullin from Deseret Management Corporation – along with their respective organizations – are joining together to address the skyrocketing cases of COVID-19 in Utah and subsequent hospitalizations that are overwhelming hospitals and health systems.

Singer Alex Boyé, Former Primary Children's Patient Cami Carver to Co-Host 2020 Festival of Trees Broadcast; Interactive Website Features Activities, Shops

LogoInternationally-acclaimed singer and actor Alex Boyé, and Cami Carver, a former patient at Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital who has launched an acting career, will co-host the first-ever live broadcast of this year's Festival of Trees, festival organizers announced Wednesday.

NewYork-Presbyterian Nurses Welcomed to Help Frontline Caregivers at Intermountain Healthcare

LogoAs Utah struggles with rapidly rising cases of COVID-19 in the community, hospitalizations, and deaths, Intermountain Healthcare, Utah's largest health system, continues to work to add resources to support frontline caregivers to ensure high quality care is available to all patients.

Utah Researchers Find No Benefit in Treating COVID-19 Patients with Hydroxychloroquine

LogoAt the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists raced to find potential treatments for the deadly virus. One possible candidate: hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug.