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New system helping Intermountain Health monitor energy usage

Intermountain Health has a new Remote Operations Center that tracks and monitors energy use at 18 of its facilities in Utah and Idaho. The system uses billions of data points that keep track of energy use and spots inefficiencies in systems that work poorly. One example provided by the company ...

Suffering from a cold or allergies? This time of year, it can be hard to tell

Ah, spring. A time of reawakening and rebirth. The sun stays out longer, the trees and flowers start to bloom, and those outside projects you’ve been looking forward to get you out into the elements after a long, cold winter. Spring also brings pollen swirling through the air, and for people ...

Ogden hospitals on list of nation’s top spots for cardiovascular care

Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital and Ogden Regional Medical Center have been named among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in America for 2024. Fortune Magazine and Pinc AI named the top 50 last week. Intermountain Medical Center in Murray also was on the list. Fortune Magazine and Pinc AI ...

Utah health group launches study to identify, manage growing medical costs

SALT LAKE CITY — As rising health care costs further pinch Utah families, a nonprofit group announced Thursday the first statewide study of ways to control factors driving those increases. Jaime Wissler, executive director of One Utah Health Collaborative, said in an interview that insurance ...

Doctors probing mystery of Utah’s high prevalence of multiple sclerosis

Utah has one of the highest incidence rates of multiple sclerosis in the nation, and Intermountain Health physicians are trying to figure out why that’s the case. The neurological autoimmune disease affects more than 1 million Americans and is three times more likely to strike women, ...

WSU researchers investigating impact of gaming on the body

OGDEN — Weber State University's Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences has begun working with the school's rising esports program to study the effects on the body of playing video games. The project, launched by Bryan Dowdell, assistant professor of exercise and sport science ...