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  • 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 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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