Your Life Your Health

Listen to Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols each week for important and timely health messages, sponsored by Intermountain Health. Lisa addresses topical medical news from technology to illness.  Listen here for her weekly insights and medical updates.   

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    May 14, 2024

    Jaundice Screening

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss the partnership between Intermountain Health and Picterus AS to estimate bilirubin levels in newborn babies when using a smartphone camera.

    Air date: May 14, 2024

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    May 7, 2024

    Mental Health Resources

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss the resources available to anyone needing help with mental health.

    Air date: May 7, 2024

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    April 30, 2024

    Weight Loss Drugs

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss the many factors in losing weight through prescription weight loss drugs.

    Air date: April 30, 2024

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    April 23, 2024

    Child Abuse Prevention

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss how parents-to-be can help develop a plan to manage stress and expectations.

    Air date: April 23, 2024

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    April 16, 2024

    Advance Directives

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss planning ahead to handle emergency medical care for you and your loved ones.

    Air date: April 16, 2024

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    April 9, 2024

    Decrease in Postpartum Visits

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss more about the postpartum recovery period that follows giving birth.

    Air date: April 9, 2024

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    April 2, 2024

    Transplants and "Donate Life Month"

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss more about the importance of registering to be an organ donor, and the need to help spread awareness.

    Air date: April 2, 2024

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    March 26, 2024

    Hospice Memorial Services

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss more about end-of-life care and the navigation of grief and accompanying emotions.

    Air date: March 26, 2024

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    March 19, 2024

    Weight Loss Drugs

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss more about prescription weight loss drugs--that there's no such thing as a "cure-all" solution, and what all you need to monitor in the process.

    Air date: March 19, 2024

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    March 12, 2024

    Kidney Risk Score

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss more about a disease that affects more than one in seven adults in the United States--kidney disease.

    Air date: March 12, 2024

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    March 5, 2024

    MS Awareness Month

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss more about National Multiple Sclerosis Month--a disease that affects more than one million Americans.

    Air date: March 5, 2024

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    February 27, 2024

    New Intermountain Transplant Clinic for Spanish-Speaking Patients

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss more about the first clinic of its kind in the Intermountain West that is designed specifically to support Spanish-speaking patients undergoing kidney transplantation.

    Air date: Feb. 27, 2024

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    February 20, 2024

    Intermountain Hospital at Home Program

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss more about the Hospital at Home Program.

    Air date: Feb. 20, 2024

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    February 13, 2024

    Megan Johnson New President of Intermountain Spanish Fork Hospital

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, there’s a new healthcare leader for Intermountain Health in Spanish Fork, Utah. Listen in as we tell you more about her.

    Air date: Feb. 13, 2024

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    February 6, 2024

    Heart Month – Know Your Numbers

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, February is American Heart Month, a time when people can focus on their heart health. Experts from the Intermountain Health Heart and Vascular Program are working to educate Utahns about ways to enhance their heart health. 

    Air date:  Feb. 6, 2024

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    January 30, 2024

    New Primary Children’s Hospital Opening in Lehi

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, the second campus of Intermountain Health’s Primary Children’s Hospital is getting ready to open in Lehi. Listen in to learn more about its opening day and when services will be made available to patients.

    Air date:  Jan. 30, 2024

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    January 29, 2024

    Anchor Box Mental Health Kits

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Lisa Nichols segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss how Intermountain Health caregivers and leaders recently helped assemble 350 Anchor Box Mental Health Kits that were delivered to schools, students, and facilities that help youth and young adults.

    Air date:  Jan. 23, 2024

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    January 16, 2024

    Genetic Test

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health we discuss Familial hypercholesteremia or FH.  FH is an inherited condition that affects about one in two hundred and fifty people, and often shows no signs until they have a heart attack. For individuals with FH, the lowering of “bad” cholesterol levels can’t be done by just dietary or behavioral changes. The problem is in their genes, and targeted medications therapy is needed.

    Air date:  Jan. 16, 2024

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    January 9, 2024

    Brain Shunt

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss how surgeons at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital are the first in the nation to successfully implant a new brain shunt accessory for young patients with hydrocephalus.  This neurological condition causes a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the deep cavities of the brain that often causes frequent hospitalizations.

    Air date:  Jan. 9, 2024

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    January 2, 2024

    First Responders

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss a unique process that integrates patients that are identified as having a heart attack with community first responders.  This process aims to ensure patients get the fastest life-saving treatment possible.   Intermountain Medical Center in Murray has the nation’s highest survival rate for heart attack patients, according to new data from the federal government.

    Air date:  Jan. 2, 2024

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    December 26, 2023

    Catheters

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss howDr. Payal Patel, a physician at Intermountain Health, is leading a national effort to reduce one of the most common types of infections that occur in hospital patients to improve care and reduce unnecessary costs. Dr. Patel is an infectious diseases physician at Intermountain Health and lead author of new national recommendations that address updated guidelines for the use of indwelling urinary catheters in hospital patients.

    Air date:  Dec. 26, 2023

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    December 19, 2023

    Second Recognition

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss that for the second consecutive year, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives – known as CHIME– has awarded Intermountain Health's hospitals and clinics in Utah with its highest designation as part of the organization’s Digital Health Most Wired survey for 2023. 

    Air date:  Dec. 19, 2023

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    December 12, 2023

    Youth Suicide

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss Utah State University’s workshop held last month regarding the panel discussion to bring the message of suicide prevention to student athletes at the university. This workshop was held in conjunction with The Defensive Line. Intermountain Health has identified suicide prevention as one of its community health priorities in recent years – and has partnered with The Defensive Line in Nevada and Utah since 2021.

    Air date: Dec. 12, 2023

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    December 5, 2023

    Heart Attack Survival

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health segment with Dr. Tamara Sheffield from Intermountain Health, we look at how Intermountain Medical Center in Murray has the highest 30-day survival rate for heart attack patients. Data shows that patients who are treated at Intermountain Medical Center have the highest percent of surviving after a heart attack compared to all other hospitals in the United States. This is attributed to a multi-disciplinary approach and rapid treatment protocol. 

    Air date:  Dec. 5, 2023

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    November 28, 2023

    Festival of Trees

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health segment with Dr. Tamara Sheffield from Intermountain Health segment, we examine how the 53rdannual Festival of Trees will ring in the holiday season with hundreds of holiday items made to benefit children in need at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital and beyond. Festival of Trees is 53-year-old Utah holiday tradition. The Festival of Trees is presented by Intermountain Foundation and serviced by a volunteer board and thousands of volunteers. 

    Air date:  Nov. 28, 2023

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    November 21, 2023

    Open Enrollment

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health segment with Dr. Tamara Sheffield,  from Intermountain Health, we discuss how life is full of uncertainties and your health is no exception. When someone is not covered by an insurance plan, the fear of unexpected accidents or even routine medical care can loom over their heads. Open enrollment season is around the corner, and now is the time to consider health insurance options. Finding the plan that works for you helps tackle health concerns head on without the constant worry of financial strain.

    Air date:  Nov. 21, 2023

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    November 14, 2023

    Maternity 5-Star

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health segment with Dr. Tamara Sheffield from Intermountain Health, we discuss how all 21 Intermountain Health hospitals in Utah with labor and delivery departments have received a 5-star rating for being breast-feeding friendly facilities from the Utah Department of Health and Human Services by completing all 10-steps in the Departments Stepping Up for Utah’s Babies Program. This program is evidence-based, maternity care practices that demonstrate optimal support of breast feeding. Best practices are discussed, and information is provided for mom’s seeking additional support and information. 

    Air date:  Nov. 14, 2023

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    November 7, 2023

    Diabetes

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health segment with Dr. Tamara Sheffield from Intermountain Health, Dr. Sheffield explains how diabetes is a life-long condition that affects how your body moves sugar into the cells for energy. With diabetes your body does not produce insulin well and can’t keep blood sugar at normal levels.  Dr. Sheffield discusses the different levels of diabetes, prevention and screening strategies and tactics, and where to get more information and help.  

    Air date:  Nov. 7, 2023

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    October 31, 2023

    PCH Magnet

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health segment with Dr. Tamara Sheffield from Intermountain Health, Dr. Sheffield explains how Intermountain Primary Children’s s Hospital has been named a magnet facility by the American Nursing Credentials Center. This is the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence and recognizes its outstanding and innovative care for children. Fewer than 10% of the nation’s hospital have achieved this recognition. 

    Air date: Oct. 25, 2023

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    October 24, 2023

    Swallowing Procedure

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss a new less-invasive procedure to help treat patients who have a disorder of the esophagus that makes it difficult to swallow food and beverages.

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    October 17, 2023

    Lantern Award

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, the emergency department at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray is receiving national recognition from the Emergency Nurses Association for outstanding patient care and innovation. We’ll tell you why.

     

    Air date:  Oct. 17, 2023

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    October 10, 2023

    School-based Telehealth

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss how School Based Telehealth, a community service from Intermountain Health, provides acute medical care for students during school hours.

     

    Air date:  Oct. 10, 2023

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    October 3, 2023

    Breast Cancer Awareness

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, Intermountain Health’s Breast Care Center in Murray, is opening appointments for mammogram screenings every Saturday in October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

     

    Air date:  Oct. 3, 2023

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    September 26, 2023

    Suicide Prevention

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, September is National Suicide Prevention Month and it’s important to know that there are expanding resources to help you or your loved ones.

     

    Air date:  9/26/2023

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    September 19, 2023

    A.I. and Machine Learning in Medicine

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, researchers from Intermountain Health are helping lead a national consortium of healthcare systems and hospitals in a new federally-funded initiative that will use advanced technologies – including AI and machine learning.

    Air date:  Sept. 19, 2023

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    September 12, 2023

    Staying Healthy

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, doctors say one of the easiest ways for men to start focusing on their health, is to make an appointment for their annual physical to be screened for routine and preventive issues. 

    Air date:  Sept. 12, 2023

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    September 5, 2023

    Heart Transplant Program

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, the Intermountain Health Heart Transplant Program has achieved a major medical milestone. We discuss that today.

    Air date:  Sept. 5, 2023

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    August 29, 2023

    Fall Sports

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we remind athletes and their parents how to stay safe and avoid injuries as they prepare for the upcoming season.

    Air date:  Aug. 29, 2023

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    August 22, 2023

    Boating Safety

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, physicians have seen too many carbon monoxide poisonings from boating, many involving young children. 

    Air date:  Aug. 22, 2023

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    August 15, 2023

    Back to School

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, back-to-school time is a great time for parents to be thinking about back-to-school immunizations and well-visit check-ups for their children.  

    Air date:  Aug. 15, 2023

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    August 8, 2023

    Mental Health Crisis

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss answers to the mental health crisis in the U.S.

    Air date:  Aug. 8, 2023

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    August 1, 2023

    Melanoma

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, did you know that one in five people will get skin cancer in their lifetime? We discuss melanoma and skin cancer.

    Air date:  Aug. 1, 2023

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    July 25, 2023

    Health Checklist

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, SelectHealthrecommends you take these three steps to use your health plan wisely for the remainder of the year.

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    July 18, 2023

    Jubilee of Trees

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, the Jubilee of Trees is calling all designers, community groups, businesses, and individuals to volunteer for its 40th anniversary holiday event to benefit patient care at Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital.

    Air date:  July 18, 2023

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    July 11, 2023

    Helmet Safety

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, safety and trauma teams are reminding bicycle riders of the importance of wearing a helmet and following safe riding practices.

    Air date:  July 11, 2023

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    July 4, 2023

    School-based Clinics

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss Intermountain Health school-based clinics and how they remain open for families and communities all year long to help meet the health needs of residents living in underserved areas.

    Air date:  July 4, 2023

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    June 27, 2023

    Window Safety

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, pediatric safety experts are offering child safety tips, and a free visual reminder for home windows.

    Air date:  June 27, 2023

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    June 20, 2023

    Stereotactic Radiotherapy

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, cardiologists and radiation specialists successfully performed this Utah medical first using stereotactic radiotherapy – an outpatient procedure typically performed on cancer patients.

    Air date:  June 20, 2023

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    June 13, 2023

    Angel Eye

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss our expansion of the use of AngelEye cameras to four neonatal intensive care units throughout Utah. The camera system allows parents and families to see their babies even when they’re not at the hospital.

    Air date:  June 13, 2023

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    June 6, 2023

    Spot the Tot

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital is urging motorists to “Spot the Tot” to prevent accidental injuries to kids this summer.

    Air date:  June 6, 2023

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    May 30, 2023

    IMC in the Top 50

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, for the third consecutive year, Intermountain Medical Center in Murray has been named one of the nation’s top 50 cardiovascular hospitals for providing excellent heart care by a national healthcare quality firm, which publishes an annual ranking of America’s best heart hospitals.

    Air date:  May 30, 2023

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    May 23, 2023

    Trauma Awareness

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss the importance of staying safe when recreating outdoors. May is National Trauma Awareness Month and Intermountain Health’s emergency and trauma teams have five safety reminders to help avoid a trip to the emergency room.

    Air date:  May 23, 2023

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    May 16, 2023

    Stroke Awareness Month

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health , May is Stroke Awareness Month. Doctors at Intermountain Health want people to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke so they can know what to do if someone around them is experiencing symptoms. 

    Air date:  May 16, 2023

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    May 9, 2023

    Skin cancer prevention

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, Utah has the unfortunate distinction of having the highest rate of melanoma in the nation. We discuss the importance of skin cancer prevention as it warms up.

    Air date:  May 9, 2023

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    May 2, 2023

    Extending doctor expertise in NICU neurology

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital is extending the expertise of doctors in its NICU neurology program to help babies in other Intermountain Health hospitals, thanks to a new telehealth service that is the first of its kind in Utah.

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    April 28, 2023

    April is National Donate Life Month and here's how you can get involved

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss April being National Donate Life Month. Now is a good reminder to share with your family your decision to be a donor.

    Air Date: 04/18/2023

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    April 28, 2023

    The keys to a successful knee replacement surgery rehab

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, research found that when clinicians follow standardized care guidelines, outcomes are maximized for patients rehabbing from total knee replacement surgery.

    Air Date: 04/25/2023

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    April 28, 2023

    Why it's so important to make an advance directive for future health decisions

    In this week’s Your Life Your Health with Dr. Tamara Sheffield segment sponsored by Intermountain Health, we discuss the importance of making an advance directive.

    Air Date: 04/11/2023

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