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Oct 14, 2020

Halloween Contact Lenses: Beware!

Love the look but aren't sure if it's good for you? Don’t let a bad Halloween costume decision haunt you for life.

Oct 14, 2020

Gum Disease Associated to COVID-19 and Other Medical Conditions

As we learn more about COVID-19, the virus is being associated to several medical conditions and complications in patients that have been infected. A recent study found gum disease can be associated with severe COVID-19 outcomes and other medical conditions.

Oct 10, 2020

Tip #12: Be Well, Willpower Up!

Have you struggled with willpower when it comes to enforcing positive habits? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #12: Willpower up! Arrange your environment, boost willpower in the moment, strengthen ongoing willpower & excuse setbacks.

Oct 07, 2020

Tip #11: Move More, Choose Your Own Workout

Did you know that adequate physical activity can lead to improved length and quality of life? Check out Healthy for Good's tip #11: Choose your own workout. Getting recommended amounts of physical activity weekly (150 minutes of moderate activity) is linked to lower risk of diseases, stronger bones and muscles, and improved mental health and mood.

Oct 07, 2020

How to Deal With Erectile Dysfunction in a Relationship

ED can be embarrassing to talk about. However, if it is affecting your relationship, you need to discuss it. Find tips for talking to your partner and getting successful treatment.

Oct 06, 2020

Mediterranean Watermelon Salad Recipe

Today we’re taking you step-by-step through how to make a delicious Mediterranean watermelon salad. We already know that watermelon is the perfect summer food, but what makes this recipe so great is the combination of sweet & salty ingredients tied together with fresh herbs and a satisfying honey vinaigrette. This salad is refreshing, easy to make, and full of nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin C and the antioxidant, lycopene. In this food demonstration, you’ll also learn tips and tricks on how to pick out the perfect watermelon. This is a beautiful summer salad with a lot of color and absolutely perfect for any occasion!

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The Scope

Breast Cancer in Men

Oct 15, 2020

Men make up one percent of all breast cancer cases in the United States. When it comes to breast cancer, the signs, symptoms, and treatments of the condition are the same for men as they are for women. So should men be getting tested for breast cancer as well? Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explores breast cancer in men and what can be done to make sure it is detected and treated early. 

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What Makes a Genius? A Conversation with MacArthur Fellow, Nels Elde

Oct 5, 2020

MacArthur Fellows, recipients of the highly-regarded “genius grants”, are chosen for their extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits. So, what makes someone a “genius”? In a conversation with 2020 fellow and U of U Health evolutionary geneticist Nels Elde, PhD, he explains his scientific research and how it unleashes his creativity.

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Is Trick-or-Treating Safe During COVID-19?

Oct 5, 2020

Deciding how you and your family are going to celebrate Halloween during a global health pandemic depends on your specific situation and how risk-tolerant you are. Infectious disease physician Dr. Hannah Imlay talks about the three things to take into consideration when determining the risk level of an activity during COVID-19.

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Detecting Hearing Loss in Newborns

Sep 28, 2020

Hearing loss is the second most common birth defect in newborns—1 in 500 is born without the ability to hear. All 50 states in the United States mandates Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, which detects hearing loss in all newborns born in hospitals. Dr. John Carey talks about when and how the screening occurs.

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