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Apr 14, 2021

Face Masks: An Essential Tool to Ending the Pandemic

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC recognized face masks, physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and staying home when sick as important tools in helping reduce the spread of Sars-CoV-2. Combined with COVID-19 vaccines, these practices will help reach herd immunity and eventually get us back to “normal.” But it’s too early to relax now.

Apr 13, 2021

Vacunas COVID-19 y niños

Los resultados preliminares de un ensayo clínico de fase 3 que prueba la vacuna Covid-19 en niños de 12 a 15 años sugieren que es muy eficaz para proteger a este grupo de edad de la enfermedad. Si bien los hallazgos son prometedores, no se consideran concluyentes ya que no han sido revisados por pares.

Apr 13, 2021

El embarazo durante una pandemia

El embarazo tiene sus propios y únicos desafíos. Agregue una pandemia de Covid-19 y la situación se vuelve aún más complicada. Con poca información disponible sobre cómo el coronavirus afecta a las mujeres embarazadas y lactantes, es importante contar con el asesoramiento de los profesionales de la salud.

Apr 12, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and Children

Preliminary results from a Phase 3 clinical trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds suggest it is highly effective at protecting this age group from disease. The research highlights the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine for children.

Apr 09, 2021

Waiting for Herd Immunity

Vaccinations for COVID-19 are becoming widely available with the goal of achieving “herd immunity”—a point at which enough people are immune to COVID-19 that the virus can no longer spread. As immunity continues to build at different rates in different places, what do we need to know as we wait for the nation and the world to reach full herd immunity?

Apr 06, 2021

Women’s Eye Health: What You Need to Know About Higher Risks

April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month. Why devote extra attention to the issue?

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How to Lose Weight When Diet and Exercise Isn’t Working

Apr 7, 2021

If you’ve tried diet and exercise and still can’t seem to lose the excess fat, you’re not alone. Obesity is a complicated condition that involves more factors than just activity and nutrition. Dr. Jennwood Chen explains how genetics and other health conditions may impact your weight as well as what options are available to help improve your health.

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Exercise Bands and Eye Injuries

Apr 5, 2021

Resistance bands are a great exercise and physical therapy tool—but can sometimes be dangerous. Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about the types of eye injuries caused by exercise bands and how to protect yourself.

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Does Late Night Eating Lead to Weight Gain?

Apr 5, 2021

It's 9 p.m. and you're craving a snack. If you give in, will it lead to additional pounds around the middle? Listen to what nutritionist Thunder Jalili has to say about this common belief in this edition of Truth or Thunderdebunked.

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4 Research Supported Steps to Begin Your Weight Loss Journey

Mar 26, 2021

Whether you’re trying to lose weight to improve appearance or your health, getting started can be quite the challenge. Dr. Jennwood Chen from the University of Utah Health Weight Management Program shares four research supported strategies to help you find the inspiration, motivation, and knowledge to help achieve your weight loss goals.

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