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  • Oct 27, 2016

    Conversion Disorder: Mind Over Matter

    For seemingly no physical reason, you find yourself paralyzed and can’t speak. It sounds like the plot of a horror movie you’d watch on Halloween night with the lights off, but such frightening symptoms can actually happen to people who have a rare condition called conversion disorder.

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  • Oct 24, 2016

    Safe Sleeping for Newborns

    The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending babies sleep in the same room as their parents for at least the first six months of life, and optimally up to a year, to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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  • Oct 24, 2016

    EpiPen sticker shock? No problem. We’ll make our own.

    Concerned about both safety and the skyrocketing costs of EpiPen, University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) nurses were already searching for solutions before the media storm hit.

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  • Is More, Better? Finding the Balance Between Nutritional Supplements and Eye Health

    In the past decade, ophthalmologists have been prescribing nutritional supplements to be taken daily to prevent or slow vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Now, using nutritional supplements for eye health has become more common. But does increasing the recommended dose increase your protection? A case report appearing online in JAMA Ophthalmology from the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah reveals what can happen when a patient takes more of a supplement than their body needs.

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  • Risk for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Increases in Winter

    Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning kills more than 400 people according to the CDC and is responsible for over 50,000 emergency department visits2 nationwide each year.

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  • UUHC named an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence

    The University of Utah Health Care Thrombosis Service has been named an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence after passing the Anticoagulation Forum’s assessment program.

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