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May 13, 2021

Eye Whitening Drops: What You Need to Know

John A. Moran Eye Center ophthalmologist, Amy Lin, MD, doesn’t think whitening drops are such a great thing, at least not all the time.

May 12, 2021

Vacunas COVID-19 y niños

Los niños de 12 a 15 años ahora pueden recibir la vacuna Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 luego de la Autorización de uso de emergencia de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos. Los resultados de un ensayo clínico de Fase 3 de la vacuna COVID-19 en este grupo de edad sugieren que es muy eficaz para protegerlos de enfermedades.

May 11, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and Children

Children age 12- to 15- years old can now get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine following Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration. Results from a Phase 3 clinical trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine in this age group suggest it is highly effective at protecting them from disease.

May 10, 2021

El beneficio de reanudar el uso de la vacuna J&J COVID-19

Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) recomendaron reanudar el uso de la vacuna de Johnson & Johnson el 23 de abril de 2021, tras una interrupción temporal.

May 07, 2021

The Benefit of Resuming Use of the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC and the FDA recommended restarting use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on April 23, 2021, after a temporary pause. After carefully reviewing the data, the CDC and FDA determined that the benefits of getting the J&J vaccine far outweigh potential risks.

May 07, 2021

¿Le conviene la atención virtual o presencial?

La pandemia de COVID-19 ha creado mucha incertidumbre sobre el bienestar y la seguridad de nuestras comunidades. University of Utah Health anima a los pacientes que debido a los riesgos del COVID-19 están ansiosos por buscar atención médica para no retrasar su visita al doctor, lo que podría empeorar las cosas en el futuro. En U of U Health, los pacientes tienen la opción de ser atendidos por un médico en persona o virtualmente.

The Scope

Can Mindfulness Practices Improve Physical Health?

May 14, 2021

Mindfulness practices can help with stress, depression, and anxiety—but research has shown that they can also help with physical conditions. Trinh Mai with University of Utah Health's Resiliency Center explores the treatment of chronic stress through mindfulness practices and how it can help manage health conditions like chronic pain, blood pressure, and heart disease.

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Breast Augmentation After Weight Loss

May 14, 2021

Women who have undergone a significant weight loss may also experience a loss in breast size or change in shape. After achieving your weight goal, you may no longer be filling your bra the way you’d like. Dr. Kirtly Jones speaks with Dr. Cori Agarwal, a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon at U of U Health, to discuss what can happen to breast structure during significant weight loss and what options are available to get the body you want after losing fat.

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Are Dangerous Apps on Your Child’s Phone?

May 14, 2021

With so many apps, it can be hard as a parent to keep track of all of them. If your child has a smartphone, it may be tricky to decipher what each app does. Dr. Cindy Gellner discusses the programs that may look harmless but are definitely not for children. Learn how to spot these dangerous apps and keep your kids safe.

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How Much Elbow Pain Is OK for Baseball Pitchers?

May 14, 2021

For baseball pitchers, a little bit of elbow soreness is normal—after all, there's no crying in baseball. But for pitchers experiencing frequent moderate pain after six innings, it may be time to see a professional. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Peter Chalmers explains what to look for and why it’s important to get that pitcher’s elbow looked at so you don’t miss a season.

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