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Reading food labels is good, but understanding important elements of the label can lead to better food choices. The Rule of 3 can help. Look for products with:
• < 3g fat
• ≥ 3g fiber
• < 3g sugar

* The rule of 3s is per serving.

#foodlabels   #healthyeating  
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Believe it or not, 60% of Americans admit to drowsy driving. And 37% admit to falling asleep while driving. Yikes!

Drowsy driving is pretty common. So what's the best way to handle it? These tips might help: http://bit.ly/PN30yU

How do you keep awake when you get sleepy behind the wheel?
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It's National Healthcare Volunteers Week, and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all our volunteers for their great work!
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1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes. This puts them at risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Are you at risk? Take the free Diabetes Risk Test → http://bit.ly/NP53B7
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Our Emergency Room treated 47,182 patients in 2013 and almost 5,500 of those came by ambulance. 

We love working with the dedicated crews from many EMS agencies from across Utah County and throughout central Utah. 

Their skill and expertise are vital to a successful outcome for our patients who need emergency transport. Thank you for partnering with us to provide excellent care to our community.
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Fad diets often sound too good to be true. That's because they usually are. Sustainable weight loss may take longer, but the health benefits can last a lifetime. 
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Our amazing volunteers play such an important role at our hospital. We love them and the great service they do for our patients! 

And while this "by the numbers" is interesting, there's no number we can put on their dedication. #nationalvolunteerweek  
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10 to 15% of high school athletes will receive a concussion each season. Concussions aren't something to just shake off; they can lead to bigger problems if not properly treated.

Have you ever had a concussion?
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What do you do when three of your six children are born with hearing disorders? 

Most families don’t have to cope with that issue, but for one Pleasant Grove family, its reality and something that threatened the normal development of their kids.

The Lawyer family’s journey began in 1997 when their first son, Daniel, was an infant. He had difficulty reacting to noises or babbling like most newborns. He received analog hearing aids at age 1, but saw great improvement when he upgraded to digital hearing aids.

“After my son received digital hearing aids, we left the hospital and he said, ‘Is that noise, the wind?’” recalled Kim, Daniel's mother. “I choked up and told him, ‘Yes! It’s the wind blowing through the trees.’ It was a wonderful experience to see him hear that for the first time.”

Our Audiology Department helped the Lawyers with Daniel’s hearing aids. The family soon became familiar faces at the hospital as their daughter, Jane, and youngest son, Josh, were treated with digital hearing aids at age 3.

In 2006, Daniel and Jane both became candidates for the newest hearing aid therapy – cochlear implants. Receiving a cochlear implant is a permanent procedure that requires surgically inserting the device into the ear and a substantial amount of therapy to re-train the brain for hearing.

“It’s definitely unusual to see circumstances like these in just one family,” said Todd Huffman, one of our audiologists. “Children whose hearing loss is identified by six months of age typically show better language development than children who are identified after that age. We often fit hearing aids when the baby is only about four weeks old. The Lawyers are an amazing family and it’s wonderful to see the progress each child has made.”

Daniel and Jane received cochlear implants in 2006 and today, they have normal hearing. Josh wore digital hearing aids for about one year and received his own cochlear implants last year. “They hear whispers from around the room. It’s wonderful,” said Kim.
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Our Life Flight crew took advantage of the recent spring weather to wash and polish up their new Augusta SP Grand helicopter that’s stationed at the hospital. 

The ship travels fast – up to 180 miles an hour or 3 miles per minute. That’s important when the crew’s primary role is to transport critically ill or injured patients to hospitals that can treat their conditions. 

Intermountain Life Flight now has 4 of the SP Grand ships and plans to purchase another one this year in an effort to replace the older Bell helicopters in the fleet.
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Located in Provo, Utah, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center is committed to providing your family with the highest quality, most compassionate care. One of 22 hospitals with Intermountain Healthcare, Utah Valley Regional is a level II trauma center with programs of excellence in Heart & Vascular Services, Newborn ICU, Cancer Services and Maternity Services. Share stories and experiences with us!