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Jan 22, 2020

Glaucoma Symptoms & Treatment

Early diagnosis matters when it comes to glaucoma, known as the silent thief of sight. Learn about glaucoma risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options from the experts at the Moran Eye Center.

Jan 21, 2020

Male Infertility – Get Tested, Get Treated

Fifteen percent of couples struggle with infertility, an often frustrating problem that affects both men and women equally. Learn more about how men's health providers at U of U Health can help you find treatments to combat male infertility.

Jan 21, 2020

Face Masks: Are They Safe for Everyone?

Face masks are commonly used for skin care treatment, claiming to fight acne, soothe skin, and provide a glow. Many face masks also claim to contain natural ingredients—but does that mean they’re safe to use? And what if they cause your face to tingle?

Jan 20, 2020

What Is Snow Blindness & How Can You Prevent It?

There’s a reason you squint in bright sunlight. In situations where the sun’s rays intensify as they reflect off of snow, water, or sand, and you forget your UV-blocking sunglasses or goggles your eyes can get sunburned.

Jan 15, 2020

One Question for Your Pharmacist

A trip to the pharmacy should be simple. Pick up your medications and be on your way, right. But what about your medication’s potential side effects or interactions with other drugs? Or what about less-expensive generic options? The questions you could ask about your medications could fill an entire article.

Jan 15, 2020

The ABC's of RSV: Signs & Symptoms

Pediatricians across the US are seeing an increased number of cases of RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, a common respiratory virus that causes infection in the lungs and breathing passages. But Utah is currently seeing moderate activity, with RSV most active in the winter and early spring months between January and March.

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New Postpartum Pelvic Floor Clinic Offers Treatment and Hope to Mothers

Jan 9, 2020

Incontinence. Prolapse. Tearing. Postpartum pelvic floor disorders affect many women after childbirth, but are rarely discussed ahead of time. Luckily, treatments at U of U Health are available. Dr. Kirtly Jones talks with Dr. Audra Jo Hill about the new Postpartum Pelvic Floor Clinic and the hope it gives those suffering from pelvic symptoms post-delivery.

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Are You at Risk for Pelvic Floor Issues After Childbirth?

Jan 9, 2020

A typical vaginal birth can be a joyful experience for a new mother. But most women will say that nothing is really quite the same down there after birth. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones speaks with pelvic floor disorder specialist Dr. Audra Jo Hill about the risk factors women should be aware of and the different issues that can happen postpartum.

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Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack

Dec 17, 2019

There are many potential health benefits associated with taking Omega-3 supplements, and there may be a new one to add to that list. New research found that fish oil supplements lead to a significant reduction in stroke and heart attack risk. Dr. Tom Miller explains the study and why you should ask your doctor if Omega-3’s are right for you.

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How Can I Talk About Health with My Teenager?

Nov 25, 2019

Are you the parent of a teenager? Then you know how hard it can be to talk to them about, well, anything. This is especially true when trying to talk about their health. Dr. Cindy Gellner recommends a few tips on how to broach sensitive health-related topics with your teenager—and actually get a positive response.

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