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The Scope

Improving our Nation’s Heart Health: A Conversation with NHLBI Director, Gary Gibbons

Jan 22, 2019

Despite major advances in treating and preventing heart disease, the condition is still a leading cause of death in the U.S. At the Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium, Dr. Gary Gibbons, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, outlined the institute’s strategic vision for improving the health of Americans in a conversation with Dr. Stavros Drakos, a cardiologist and professor of Internal Medicine at University of Utah Health.
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How to Let-Down and Strategies for New Mothers to Breast Pump at Work

Jan 22, 2019

The let-down reflex allows a new mother’s body to produce breastmilk for her child directly or to allow breast pumping. Unfortunately, letting down can sometimes be hard, especially for women returning to the workplace. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones explains how to let-down and offer strategies for women to be able to more easily pump breast milk at work.

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You Are More Likely to Die from an Opioid Overdose than a Car Crash

Jan 17, 2019

It may shock you, but recent studies show you are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than automobile accidents, falls or even a firearm assault. Pediatric emergency medicine physician Dr. Jennifer Plumb talks about the extreme dangers of opioids, and how changing our way of thinking can make ourselves safer and smarter around the drugs.

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Top 5 Children's Health Topics (According to a Pediatrician)

Jan 15, 2019

Parents worry, naturally. "Is my child developing normally?" "Why isn't my child eating?" "Will eating carrots improve my child's eyesight?" As The Healthy Kids Zone celebrates five years, Dr. Cindy Gellner goes through her list of top five children's health topics that parents should know about before bringing their child in to see the pediatrician.

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