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February 2015

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  • Want to Live Long and Prosper? Stop Smoking

    Feb 27, 2015

    “Star Trek” legend Leonard Nimoy once described himself as an “Olympic championship smoker.” When he was diagnosed with Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease last year it had been 30 years since his last cigarette, but the damage had already been done. ... Read more

  • Expired Mascara Could Harm You

    Feb 26, 2015

    How long have you been using your mascara? Do you even remember when you bought it? If used for too long, mascara could give you more than clumpy lashes. ... Read more

  • Red Lights Are Air Pollution Hot Spots

    Feb 24, 2015

    Salt Lake drivers concerned about air quality will want to roll up their windows after reading this.... Read more

  • Recipes: Winter Root Vegetables

    Feb 24, 2015

    If you’re trying to eat seasonal and local foods, winter might be a drag. But try these three recipes featuring less common winter root vegetables and you won’t be so quick to say goodbye to the season.... Read more

  • How a Common Drug Could Harm You

    Feb 23, 2015

    Acetaminophen is the most common drug in America, found in 600-plus medications. If taken correctly, it’s generally safe and effective. But people mistakenly overdose on the product, which can lead to liver failure.... Read more

  • Midvalley Clinic Now Open

    Feb 23, 2015

    Take a look at the construction of the building that now houses our Midvalley Dermatology Clinic and Moran Eye Center.... Read more

  • Love Your Body Week

    Feb 23, 2015

    Eating disorders often start with the best of intentions — a quest to be fit and healthy— but when health goals morph into obsession, entire lives can spiral out of control. It’s one of the messages organizers of the University of Utah’s Love Your Body Week, Feb. 23-28, plan to share during five days of on- and off-campus activities. ... Read more

  • Concerns About ERCP Scopes

    Feb 21, 2015

    The FDA released a warning this week about possible contamination risks involved with specialized endoscopes after seven people became infected with an antibiotic resistant bacteria after undergoing procedures at a California hospital. ... Read more

  • Julianne Moore’s Performance in ‘Still Alice’ Brings Attention to Alzheimer’s Disease

    Feb 20, 2015

    Alzheimer’s is most common in people over 65, but Julianne Moore’s character develops an early-onset form at age 50.... Read more

  • 4 Home Remedies to Soothe a Sore Throat

    Feb 19, 2015

    If you wake up with scratchy, dry and irritated throat, here are four things you can try to help it feel better. ... Read more

  • Home Remedies for Head Lice Are Dangerous and Ineffective

    Feb 18, 2015

    A 1-year-old girl suffocated when relatives tried to treat her head lice with mayonnaise. ... Read more

  • Sorry, Peppers Aren’t a Miracle Cure for Obesity

    Feb 18, 2015

    Chili peppers are a hot new diet trend, according to some news stories. But a doctor explains why more research is needed. ... Read more

  • Healthy Utah and its Impact on UUHC

    Feb 18, 2015

    As the state of Utah considers whether to adopt Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah Plan, it is important to understand the impact of expansion on University of Utah Health Care. Here you will find more information about this complex, but important, issue.... Read more

  • Improving Patient Care

    Feb 18, 2015

    University of Utah Health Care is on a journey to improve patient care. One of our first steps involved posting physician reviews online, so patients could be better informed when choosing a medical provider. ... Read more

  • Heart Health = Eye Health

    Feb 17, 2015

    You’ve probably heard a lot of news about eating right for a healthy heart—focusing on a diet low in fat and abundant in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. But did you know that the same nutrients are also good for your eyes? ... Read more

  • Do You Have the Winter Blues?

    Feb 16, 2015

    Seasonal affective disorder affects more than 500,000 Americans, including many Utahns. Learns the symptoms and possible treatment options. ... Read more

  • Valentine’s Day Dessert Makeover

    Feb 12, 2015

    You don’t have to throw in the towel on your health goals for the sake of Valentine’s Day. And you don’t have to miss out on dessert either. These three desserts got a heart-healthy makeover. ... Read more

  • 4 Active Dates for Valentine’s Day

    Feb 11, 2015

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Instead of doing the predictable dinner and a movie, opt for an active date that will really get your heart pumping and blood flowing.... Read more

  • Shopping for Supplements? The Label May Be Misleading

    Feb 11, 2015

    Those herbal pills you’re taking may not contain what you think they do, according to tests run on supplements sold at four popular stores.... Read more

  • Mommy Makeover

    Feb 11, 2015

    Having a baby is one of life’s greatest joys, but it can do a number on your body. Here, we explain surgical options that can help get you back to your pre-baby body.... Read more

  • Make It Yourself: the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Dinner

    Feb 10, 2015

    Instead of going out for dinner this Valentine’s Day, make this delicious four-course meal at home. Each course has surprising health benefits. ... Read more

  • Turn Back Time

    Feb 10, 2015

    You don’t have to look your age. Restore your youthful glow through facial rejuvenation. Here, we review the most common surgical and nonsurgical options.... Read more

  • Sweet Nothings: Added Sugar Is a Top Driver of Diabetes

    Feb 10, 2015

    Scientists recommend cutting back on processed foods, which contain added sugars that are a key driver of type 2 diabetes. ... Read more

  • 4 Red Foods for Your Health

    Feb 06, 2015

    Red fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants, and some may have a role in lowering risk for heart disease and cancer. Here are four red foods that you should incorporate into your diet—and why.... Read more

  • Induced Labor Does Not Increase the Odds of Autism Spectrum Disorder, According to Study

    Feb 05, 2015

    A new study out of Utah recommends physicians continue to induce labor for mothers who are under medical duress. Despite previous claims that inducing labor might increase the likelihood of a child being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), researchers and physicians from University of Utah Health Sciences and Intermountain Healthcare have found no association between the two. ... Read more

  • Measles and the Vaccination Debate

    Feb 04, 2015

    There is an outbreak of measles in the United States, and along with it, a renewed debate over mandatory vaccines for preventable diseases. President Obama, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and too many pundits to list have all weighed in. All claim they are simply trying to protect children, and support the parents who love them. What is just rhetoric though, and what are the facts? ... Read more

  • Measles Infects More Than 100 People, Including Some in Utah

    Feb 03, 2015

    An ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland has infected at least three people in Utah, and health officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated.... Read more

  • How to Track Your Calories and Lose Weight

    Feb 03, 2015

    Has winter not been so nice to your midsection? Do you want to drop a few pounds before spring? Here’s how to calculate the numbers to achieve your goals. ... Read more

  • Electronic Cigarettes Release Cancer-Causing Chemical

    Feb 03, 2015

    When operated at high voltage, electronic cigarettes release formaldehyde, a substance that can increase the risk of cancer.... Read more

  • Are Adults Protected From Measles?

    Feb 03, 2015

    Measles is back in the United States. More than one hundred cases of the illness are now confirmed, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they are “very concerned” about the possibility of a large scale outbreak. ... Read more

  • 5 Germy Items You Probably Don’t Clean

    Feb 02, 2015

    When you think of areas at home that harbor germs, the bathroom might be top of mind. But here are five items at home that have more germs than your average toilet. ... Read more

  • Pharmacy professor talks lethal injections at Hinckley Institute of Politics

    Jan 01, 2014

    Lethal injection: It’s a hot-button issue with strong opinions on both sides. University of Utah College of Pharmacy professor Jim Ruble, PharmD, J.D., provided a pharmacist’s perspective Wednesday in a presentation at the Hinckley Institute of Politics.... Read more