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Oct 04, 2022

Know the Signs and Risks of Anal Dysplasia

Being mindful about any changes in your body includes attention to your anus, rectum, colon, and bowel functions—uncomfortable but important topics to discuss with your health care provider. Early detection of anal dysplasia—a precancerous change to the cells of the anus—may prevent the transformation of normal cells to cancerous cells.

Oct 03, 2022

El devastador impacto de no tratar la depresión posparto

Dar a luz es una experiencia poderosa que cambia la vida, y puede producir muchas emociones diferentes en los padres, a menudo todas a la vez. Puede sentir felicidad, emoción, nerviosismo y, a veces, depresión y ansiedad. Estas palabras pueden asustar, sobre todo cuando se trata de un hijo nuevo, pero no es raro sentirse deprimida o ansiosa en los días, semanas y meses posteriores al nacimiento.

Oct 03, 2022

The Devastating Impact of Untreated Postpartum Depression

Giving birth is a powerful, life-changing experience, and it can produce many different emotions in a parent—often all at once. You might feel happiness, excitement, nervousness, and, at times, depression and anxiety. Those can be scary words, especially when you connect them to a new child, but it’s not uncommon to feel depressed or anxious in the days, weeks, and months following birth.

Sep 30, 2022

Un cambio en el olfato después de la infección por COVID-19: Lo que necesita saber

Ser capaz de saborear y oler son partes esenciales para disfrutar de la vida cotidiana. Pero para algunos con COVID-19 de larga duración, estos sentidos pueden llegar a ser extremadamente desagradables. Algunas personas experimentan un cambio en su gusto y olfato tras la infección por COVID-19, también conocido como parosmia.

Sep 30, 2022

A Change in Smell After COVID-19 Infection: What You Need to Know

Being able to taste and smell are essential parts of enjoying everyday life. But for some COVID-19 long haulers, these senses can become extremely unpleasant. Some people experience a change to their taste and smell following COVID-19 infection, also known as parosmia.

Sep 29, 2022

Robotic Surgeries: Changing the Game for Kidney Transplants

Due to surgical risks, people with a BMI of 35 or higher haven’t been eligible for a kidney transplant or to be a living kidney donor. However, a robot can now be used to perform this surgery.

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How to Choose a Lung Transplant Program

Sep 28, 2022

Deciding where to have a lung transplant procedure for lung disease is can have a big impact on the transplant outcome. Matthew Morrell, MD, medical director of the lung transplant program at University of Utah Health, discusses what to look for in a lung transplant center to improve the chance of a match, minimize the possibility of rejection, and maximize your life expectancy and quality.

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S5 Extra: The Cold Opens

Sep 27, 2022

Cold opens are a technique commonly used in television storytelling to grab the audience’s attention and keep them from channel surfing. BUNDLE OF HERS uses cold opens as well—the random bit before the intro music starts. During the early episodes, in an effort to have more comfortable conversations, our producer gave us talking points before each episode. From how our days went, to our worst phobias. Five seasons in, we've gradually gotten accustomed to cold opens and start each episode with the most random discussions that sometimes have absolutely nothing to do with the episodes' topics. Twenty-five episodes in season five mean 25 cold opens—all together in one place—these are the conversations before the conversation.

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115: What the Heck is Ketosis?

Sep 27, 2022

If the ads are to be believed, it seems like everyone is doing some sort of low-carb or "keto" diet. Is it just a fad diet of the moment or does ketosis actually promote weight loss? Nutritionist Thunder Jalili, PhD, joins the guys to discuss the science behind ketosis, whether he would recommend it, and the potential dangers and benefits of a strict no carb diet.

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The Wellness Bus Offers Free Nutrition Counseling Sessions in Utah

Sep 21, 2022

Eating a diet with good nutrition can be challenging. Luckily, experts can help us to eat healthier. The Wellness Bus travels around Utah offering free health screenings and education to members of the community. Clinical dietitian Alex Marie Hernandez works on the bus, and she shares her tips on eating healthier, avoiding common nutrition misconceptions, and improving your health with free nutrition counseling.

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