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Feb 26, 2021

Has sido vacunado, ¿ahora que?

Vacunarse contra el COVID-19 es la mejor forma de protegerse a sí mismo, a su familia y amigos, del virus que causa esta enfermedad potencialmente mortal. Pero, además que la vacuna funciona, aún tenemos un largo camino por recorrer antes de que podamos comprar, socializar y viajar, sin usar mascarillas faciales y practicar el distanciamiento social. Aquí compartimos algunas razones.

Feb 26, 2021

Should You Take Pain Relievers Before Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Many people are gearing up to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s one of the most important ways we can protect ourselves and help get our communities back to normal. Concerned about minor side effects of the vaccine, some people are taking pain relievers before getting vaccinated.

Feb 25, 2021

COVID-19 and Mammogram Breast Cancer Screening: What You Should Know

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is a big step toward protecting yourself, your family, and your friends from the virus that causes this potentially deadly disease. But as well as the vaccine works, we still have a long way to go before we can shop, socialize, and travel without using face masks and practicing social distancing. Here are a few reasons why.

Feb 23, 2021

You’ve Been Vaccinated, Now What?

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is a big step toward protecting yourself, your family, and your friends from the virus that causes this potentially deadly disease. But as well as the vaccine works, we still have a long way to go before we can shop, socialize, and travel without using face masks and practicing social distancing. Here are a few reasons why.

Feb 19, 2021

¿Es hora de usar doble mascarilla?

La discusión sobre el uso de la doble mascarilla empezó con el descubrimiento de las variantes del virus COVID-19. Los científicos creen que es posible que algunas de estas nuevas variantes se puedan propagar más fácil y rápidamente que la original. Si bien el doble enmascaramiento podría ayudar a proteger mejor a algunas personas del COVID-19, ahora más que nunca, es importante seguir usando una mascarilla en público, distanciarse físicamente, lavarse las manos regularmente y quedarse en casa cuando esté enfermo.

Feb 17, 2021

I've Already Had COVID-19, Do I Need the Vaccine?

Folks who've gotten through a COVID-19 infection might naturally question whether they need to get a coronavirus vaccination when their turn comes. Experts say they really need the shot anyway, because even after having COVID they might be vulnerable to reinfection.

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Should I Talk to My Teen if I’m Worried That They’re Depressed?

Mar 5, 2021

If you suspect that your teenager may be suffering from depression, could talking to them about it make them feel worse? According to Dr. Thomas Conover, as a parent of a teen, communication is key and you should be able to ask your child about how they’re feeling. He explains strategies to talk to your teen about their mental health and how to identify when you should seek professional help.

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Seemingly Minor Sports Injuries You Should Have Examined

Mar 5, 2021

For many athletes, a little pain comes with the territory. But sometimes, that seemingly minor injury could actually be a sign of something significantly more serious. Athletic trainer Travis Nolan explains what types of injuries you can ice and rest, and which should be seen by a professional.

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Does Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction Work?

Mar 5, 2021

Wave therapy is a non-invasive procedure that has been shown to improve certain types of erectile dysfunction. However, not all wave therapy machines are equal. Dr. John Smith explains how the use of waves can help stimulate tissue and shares the questions you should ask to ensure that you are getting the very best treatment.

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Pioneering the Future: Inspired by Nature

Mar 3, 2021

Inspiration can come from many places—and that’s certainly true for U of U Health scientists following nature’s lead as they create new ways to treat and prevent disease. Seeking better medicines, they look to exotic marine animals, infectious pathogens, and our own immune systems. With chemical precision, they can improve the compounds they find in nature or design better ones, optimizing their function as potential drugs. Their creativity and persistence are not only uncovering prospective therapies for cancer and infectious disease—they are also expanding the ways scientists think about discovering and developing new drugs.

In this episode, host Kyle Wheeler interviews Margo Haygood, PhD and Eric Schmidt, PhD.

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