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  • Oct 09, 2015

    Rabid Sports Fandom Can Make You Healthier

    Do people tell you that you take your sports fandom too far? That it’s “only a game”? There may be more positive benefits to being a devoted sports fan than many people realize. Check out these reasons why your dedication to your team makes you healthier.

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  • Oct 08, 2015

    Death by Touchdown?

    For some, a suspenseful game can lead to heart attack.

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  • Oct 07, 2015

    Surviving GameDay

    It’s the early morning party that heralds the biggest match up of the week in college football – and this week ESPN’s College GameDay is taking place right here in Salt Lake City. Hundreds of Utes are expected to pack President’s Circle to see if Lee Corso puts on Swoop’s costume as his pick, or what sign wins the “sign up for game day” challenge. While lots of fun is sure to be had, there are some risks involved. Take care to avoid these five potential injuries.

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  • Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer

    A study led by the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah could explain why elephants rarely get cancer. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the results show that elephants have extra modified copies of a gene encoding a well known cancer inhibitor, p53. The elephants may also have a more robust mechanism for killing damaged cells that are at risk for becoming cancerous. The findings suggest extra p53 could explain elephants’ enhanced cancer resistance and lead to new strategies for treating cancer in people. Pediatric oncologist Joshua Schiffman, who led the study, describes the research and what it could mean for treating cancer in people.

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  • Charlton Park named UUHC’s new Chief Analytics Officer

    Charlton Park has been named Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) for University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, a newly created position.

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  • University of Utah Joins CDC in Effort to Stop Spread of Ebola, MRSA and Other Infectious Diseases in Health Care Settings

    In its effort to develop and implement strategies to stop the spread of infectious diseases, including Ebola, in health care settings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has chosen the University of Utah and five other institutions nationwide to partner with the agency to spur innovations that help control the transmission of such organisms.

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