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Aug 10, 2020

Answering COVID-19 Questions: Returning to School

As healthcare professionals continue to learn about the virus that causes COVID-19, many parents are tasked with the decision of sending their child to school. Adam Hersh, MD, is a professor of pediatric infectious diseases specializing in epidemiology at University of Utah Health. He answered questions about COVID-19 and returning back to school.

Aug 03, 2020

How to Avoid Eye Strain Caused by Increased Screen Time Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kids and adults are spending more screen time at home as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into the new school year. One of the side-effects may be eye strain in the form of blurry vision, dry eyes, or even headaches. Griffin Jardine, MD, an ophthalmologist at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, offers tips for avoiding the strain.

Jul 27, 2020

Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Pineapple salsa is a fun, colorful way to add variety to a chips-and-salsa snack or to a fish-taco meal. This salsa is a great source of Vitamin C, fiber and beneficial phytochemicals and antioxidants because of the variety of colorful fruits and vegetables.

Jul 17, 2020

Answering COVID-19 Questions

The number of coronaviruses cases in Utah continue to rise, and hospitals are on the verge of ICU capacity. Doctors at University of Utah Health say there are two things we can all easily do to stop the spread of COVID-19: physical distance and wear a mask. Russell Vinik, MD, chief medical operations officer at U of U Health answered questions about COVID-19 and shared the latest information about the virus.

Jul 16, 2020

Should You Be Wearing Goggles With Your Face Mask to Prevent Catching COVID-19?

While the mouth and nose are thought to be the main entry points for catching the coronavirus, there’s also concern about the risk of contracting COVID-19 through the eyes. Experts at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah offer tips about when and where you should consider wearing goggles or wrap-around safety glasses for protection.

Jul 16, 2020

Tips for Mountain Bike Safety

Mountain biking is an amazing sport and Utah is truly a world renown mecca for the sport. Mountain biking is a great way to get out into the mountains, improve fitness, enhance a feeling of well-being, and build confidence. However, mountain biking is not without risk. It’s an activity that requires specialized equipment and sometimes takes place on difficult terrain. Learn how you can best protect yourself while biking.

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The Scope

Staying Safe at Home with Kids in School During COVID-19

Aug 7, 2020

With many children going back to in-person classes as the school year approaches, there's a worry about bringing COVID-19 into the home, especially if the child is asymptomatic. Pediatric infectious disease expert and epidemiologist Dr. Adam Hersh talks about how to keep the family safe from coronavirus if a child in the household has in-person classes.

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Looking at How Other Countries Have Handled Going Back to School

Aug 7, 2020

One of the ways experts determine how to best reopen schools during the COVID-19 pandemic is to look to other countries around the world. Pediatric infectious disease expert and epidemiologist Dr. Adam Hersh talks about how other countries have handled reopening schools, their results, and what it means for the United States.

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How to Decide Between In-person or Online School for Your Child

Jul 31, 2020

Your child's school has asked you to decide between in-person or online classes. What are the important considerations? Pediatric infectious disease expert and epidemiologist Dr. Adam Hersh talks about the factors you should be thinking about when making your decision between in-person or online classes for your child during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Can Stress Really Turn Your Hair Gray?

Jul 30, 2020

Seeing your hair turn shades of gray can be shooking, especially if you're not yet at the age when gray hair would normally start appearing. Why and how does hair turn gray, and why do some people "turn gray" earlier than others? Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about the science and medical research behind the old wives' tale that acute or chronic stress can turn you gray.

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