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  • Jul 28, 2015

    Pedestrian Injuries Are More Common Than You Think

    According to the NTHSA, on average, a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes in traffic crashes.

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  • Jul 27, 2015

    How to Boat (and Float) Safely

    Boating is a great way to cool down, but use caution. "Every summer, we see many boating injuries that could have been avoided," says Scott Youngquist, M.D., an emergency physician at University of Utah Health Care. He recommends these four ways to stay safe.

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  • Jul 27, 2015

    Kids’ Eyeglasses: Fit is Everything

    The stakes are incredibly high in the world of kids’ vision. Whether they have special needs or simply require a slight correction, their vision is constantly developing, so the wrong prescription or “slightly off” fit can actually cause further complications.

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  • Stem Cell Delivery Method Shows Promise for Treating End Stage Heart Failure

    A new clinical trial to test how a high dose of stem cells delivered via a method called “retrograde coronary sinus infusion” affects end stage heart failure patients is showing promising results. The trial, conducted by an international team led by researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT appears in the current issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine.

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  • Poor Survival in Multiple Myeloma Patients Linked to Genetic Variation

    Researchers have found that multiple myeloma patients with a genetic variation in the gene FOPNL die on average 1-3 years sooner than patients without it. The finding was identified with a genetic mapping technique, genome wide association studies (GWAS), and verified in patient populations from North America and Europe. Published in Nature Communications, this was the first study to survey the entire human genome for genetic variation influencing survival, and is a first step toward applying precision medicine to multiple myeloma.

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  • University of Utah Named Number One Health Care System in Utah

    University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) tied for the No. 1 health care system in Utah, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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