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  • The Threat of Hepatitis C

    May 06, 2016

    Hepatitis C is a disease of the liver. It kills thousands of people each year. It doesn't have to. ... Read more

  • Zika Link to Birth Defects Confirmed: What's Next?

    April 14, 2016

    The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed the Zika virus can cause birth defects. ... Read more

  • Zika and Guillain-Barre

    March 02, 2016

    New research links Zika infection with Gullian-Barre syndrome. ... Read more

  • Zika Virus and Sexual Transmission: The Facts

    February 03, 2016

    More and more is coming to light about the Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have now confirmed that a case of Zika was sexually transmitted to a person in Texas. However, while this enhances what we know about transmission of the illness, it doesn’t change what we know about its severity. ... Read more

  • The Super Bowl and The Flu

    February 02, 2016

    The flu season is heating up just in time for the Super Bowl. That’s not good news for fans of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. A new study suggests there may be an increased risk of flu deaths for fans of teams that make it to the Super Bowl. ... Read more

  • The Real Risks of Zika Virus

    January 27, 2016

    Tiny mosquitoes are causing big problems -- and making big headlines -- in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. The Zika virus is causing panic due to a possible link to birth defects in the babies of mothers who contracted the illness during pregnancy. However, very little is yet known about it. ... Read more

  • Charlie Sheen Admits He is HIV Positive

    November 17, 2015

    Charlie Sheen is one of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States. ... Read more

  • The Threat of MRSA in Sports

    October 13, 2015

    NFL players know there is a possibility they can get hurt when they step on to the field. Giants player Daniel Fells learned there are dangers lurking in the locker room as well. ... Read more

  • The Facts About Anthrax

    May 27, 2015

    The mention of anthrax causes instant panic. Reports out this week that the U.S. military inadvertently sent samples of live anthrax out to nine locations around the globe has people asking if a global health crisis is looming. ... Read more

  • Gonorrhea Cases Surging in Utah

    April 21, 2015

    The sexually transmitted disease is skyrocketing in the state, particularly among women who may not show any symptoms.... Read more

  • Listeria Outbreak Raises Concerns

    January 05, 2015

    People wanting a sweet treat instead got a nasty food borne illness. More than 30 people in the U.S. have contracted listeriosis, believed to have come from caramel apples made by at least three different companies. ... Read more

  • West Nile is Back

    August 25, 2014

    West Nile is back in Utah. What you need to know. ... Read more

  • Could Ebola Go Global?

    August 01, 2014

    What will stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa? ... Read more

  • Essentials for Traveling Abroad

    June 24, 2014

    Planning a trip abroad? First plan a visit to University of Utah Health Care's International Travel Clinic. Sankar Swaminathan, M.D., explains when you need to get your immunizations and how to reduce your odds of getting sick during and after your trip.... Read more

  • Emerging Infections in Children

    May 05, 2014

    Emerging infections are inevitable, but will hospitals and health professionals be able to keep up and identify them before they harm our most vulnerable population?... Read more

  • Could the Ohio State Mumps Outbreak Happen in Utah?

    April 03, 2014

    Ohio health officials are still battling an outbreak of mumps, and the virus may be tied with two cases of deafness, according to news reports. ... Read more

  • Talk Show Stirs Up Fears of Cancer-Preventing Vaccine

    January 08, 2014

    Cindy Gellner, M.D., weighs in on the national conversation around the cancer preventing HPV vaccine. ... Read more

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