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  • When Celebrations Can Be Dangerous

    Jun 29, 2012

    July 4th is a time for backyard barbeques, hometown parades, and fireworks. While fireworks can be fun, they can also be incredibly dangerous.... Read more

  • Summer's deadliest skin disease

    Jun 20, 2012

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting more than two million Americans each year. ... Read more

  • Surviving a Snake Bite

    Jun 19, 2012

    "Ryan, don't move." It's one of my most poignant memories as a child: my younger brother, Ryan, crouched at the side of a trail, picking berries, with a coiled rattlesnake looking him in the face. ... Read more

  • Get Off the Couch This Father's Day

    Jun 16, 2012

    It wasn't that long ago that being fit and making time to exercise wasn't a priority for me. My childhood was full of team sports, hiking and camping with my family, but as an adult, school and work took over and exercise got sidelined. I was a bit over-weight and tired easily. ... Read more

  • An Injection of Success for Med Students Learning to Place IV's

    Jun 13, 2012

    Occasionally a simple solution can fix a big problem. That's what two creative medical school professors discovered when they set out to address a long-standing observation from nurses regarding medical students, ability to place intravenous (IV) lines. ... Read more

  • Anesthesiologist and Family Ready to Board Mercy Ship for Two-Year Adventure

    Jun 12, 2012

    Dr. Sean T. Runnels and his family is preparing for an adventure of a lifetime as they prepare to spend two years on board the humanitarian ship Africa Mercy. ... Read more

  • What I Learned From My PA - A Medical Student Perspective

    Jun 09, 2012

    Paula Porter, a second-year medical student at the University of Utah, shares her experience working with a physician assistant during a rotation in a primary care clinic. Her post at the Primary Care Progress web site demonstrates the importance inter-professional training and learning. ... Read more

  • Congratulations to the Medical School Class of 2012

    Jun 04, 2012

    On a recent gorgeous Saturday afternoon, I was honored to participate in the 68th commencement of the School of Medicine. We were there to celebrate the impressive academic achievements of the students in the Class of 2012, who had just completed some of the toughest, most intensive, and best programs the University has to offer. Collectively, they earned 50 Ph.D.s, 100 M.D.s, 121 master's degrees, and 26 bachelor's degrees.... Read more