A Study for the Ages: Intermountain Healthcare’s ambitious HerediGene

Intermountain Healthcare’s ambitious HerediGene: Population Study will yield information to bless generations of researchers, doctors and patients My great-grandpa died in 1942 from kidney disease. His daughter (my grandmother) passed away in 1984 from cancer. In 2020, I followed in my ancestors’ footsteps and had my own unexpected diagnosis: Thyroid cancer. I am now cancer-free, […]

Intermountain Healthcare reveals rendering of Spanish Fork Hospital

Intermountain Healthcare released a rendering of the Spanish Fork Hospital on Monday morning. The Spanish Fork Hospital, which has an anticipated completion date near the end of 2020, will sit on approximately 45 acres east of I-15 and north of U.S. Highway 6, near the Walmart Supercenter. Estimated at approximately $150 million, the new hospital will focus […]

A run for their money: AF Canyon Run raises heart rates and funds

The AF Canyon Run Against Cancer brings together runners and a good cause. The annual race raises money to help local cancer patients. A committee from Intermountain Healthcare comes together every year to put on the race down American Fork Canyon. “Intermountain wanted to find a way to connect with the community and help benefit […]

Intermountain North Canyon Clinic & Intermountain Provo Dermatology

[pullquote]North Canyon Clinic 3200 N. Canyon Road, #D, Provo (801) 373-3300 intermountainhealthcare.org[/pullquote] Medical Profile  In 1978, Dr. Robert Taylor opened a family practice on Canyon Road in Provo. He took care of every member of the family and was on-call to come into the office 365 days a year. “Back then, we didn’t have InstaCares […]

40 under 40: Kevin Brooks

Intermountain Healthcare, Provo AGE: 38 BORN: Stavanger, Norway TITLE: Administrator at Utah Valley Hospital Kevin Brooks is totally sick, as the kids say these days. He is an administrator, a philanthropist, and a powerful voice in Utah’s healthcare industry. What’s more, Brooks runs a hospital where patient satisfaction scores are in the 80th percentile nationally and […]

10 tips for eating healthier during the holidays

Sponsored Story As the holiday season rolls in, food takes center stage at family and friend gatherings. People salivate over the Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas cookies, but dread the New Years resolutions. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Mindy Probst, the outpatient dietitian at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, says it is possible […]

Intermountain Healthcare says making time for a mammogram could save your life

Even though one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, Utah ranks among the lowest states in the nation for the number of women who get screening mammograms. It is recommended that women 40 and older have a yearly mammogram because when it comes to breast cancer, early detection can save a life. Wendy Brunson […]

Intermountain Healthcare healthy school lunch giveaways

Sponsored Story When it’s time for lunch, what are your kids eating? It can be hard to establish healthy lunch habits for kids at school, but Intermountain Healthcare is making it easier for parents with lunch ideas, recipes and planners available at bit.ly/uvhealthylunches. These tools will help parents find foods to appeal to even the pickiest of eaters. Also […]

UVRMC’s $430M expansion: new patient tower, gardens, outpatient building

For about a decade, Intermountain Healthcare has been buying properties on the south side of the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center campus in Provo. Now that the homes have been demolished and IHC has purchased 940 North street from the city, it’s ready to start work on a huge hospital expansion project that will mean […]

Valiant in the valley: Climbing to the rescue

This is a one of three stories about unsung heroes, with ‘lyrics’ focused on airplane crashes, heart attacks and house fires. We’re also singing the tune of heroes in their own lives. Finally, this hero playlist rounds out with hero sandwich recommendations and a list of do-gooders drawn from the Red Cross. During his junior year […]

Spring is the time to hike for your health

Sponsored Story Spring has finally arrived. The snow is melting and the valley is beautiful — warm sunshine, flowers in bloom and lots of fresh air. It’s time to get moving, time to go hiking. Though Utah Valley is surrounded by majestic mountains, many residents have not really explored the beauty and scenery only a […]

UV Health: InstaCare-ful Treatment

Intermountain urgent care clinics play a valuable (and less expensive) role in a family’s overall medical treatment with efficient after-hours service It seems to be scientifically impossible for ear infections to develop during the regular office hours of any pediatrician. In addition, bones only seem to break after 5 p.m. And fevers seem to heat […]

Top Ten: Charitable Events in Utah County

1. In Her Shoes Gala United Way of Utah County and Women in Philanthropy Every November nearly 200 guests put their best feet forward at the “In Her Shoes” gala. In 2009 the event walked all over previous records and raised $68,200 for women and children in Utah County. With catering by Culinary Crafts and the […]